The Musician's Podcast
By The Music Pod
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Are you a musician, a band, recording artist? Maybe you love music and want to know how everything works. Well, the good news is that this podcast is for exactly that! Listen as I talk to recording artists, DJs, musicians, producers, venue promoters, bands, A&R, record labels and any other musical type, about the reality of what it takes to make music in modern times. I talk to others about mental health in the music industry, dealing with negativity while staying productive, getting screwed over, how to successfully build relationships with the right music personalities, making a record on a shoestring. The Musician's Podcast is a place for musical enthusiasts to learn exactly what musicians have to go through to 'live the dream'.
||Explicit044 - Ethan/Smudge - Fossette||Is the industry set up wrong and should you steal your sister's guitar lessons? This week I talk with Smudge from Fossette, we discuss the industry, Diet (you know, for singing and that) writing, name changes and finding a new way to focus so you can ma||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit043 - I Lost Everything...||This is not a drill! You never think it will happen to you... until it does. My hard drive on my mac and my external back both collapsed in on themselve last week, leaving me without any files for my past and future episodes! To say I'm distraught would||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit042 - Is it OK to leave right after your set? - Opinion||It's something that has always bugged me and I wanted to try something a little different. Some people hate bands that leave after they play and some people don't mind one way or the other. I wanted to discuss or just give my 2 cents on the subject, thr||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit041 - Soham De - Solo Artist||Mindset, work ethic and gigging. This week I talk to Soham De about the drive needed to enable yourself to improve your live performance. We talked for a long time about all sorts, but what really struck me was how sure and strong-minded Soham is when i||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit040 - Josh Gallop - Phoxjaw||Recording, Control and being self-sufficient. This week I talk music and production with Josh from Phoxjaw. Josh is a poducer, recording other artists as well as taking the production helm for his band too. We talk about the difference between being a b||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit039 - 5 ways to record better demos||This week I bring you tips on how to get more out of your home recordings! It's a short episode but packed with some of my own personal tips and tricks on how be get better demos. It can be really difficult to know what to do when you start recording at||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit038 - Laura Kidd - She Makes War||Crowdfunding, organizing ideas, and being an independent artist. Laura (She Makes War) is not only a joy to work with but also has a wealth of experience. From playing session for the likes of Tricky (Massive Attack), playing for artists on TV and final||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit037 - Kier Kemp - Inklings||Working a day job, anxiety and ego. This week I chat with Kier Kemp (ex Fearless Vampire Killers) from Inklings. I've never met Kier before, we actually found out about each other through this podcast! We had an amazing and open chat about mental healt||19 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit036 - Kieran Ball - Diving Bell||Band Relationships, discover, and not settling for the 'norm'. This week I talk to Kieran Ball, bassist of Diving Bell. Kieran and I have known eachother for a while and always kind of clicked, in a dry and awkward way, but we love it and it works. It w||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit035 - How to be a Better Live Act||Live performance can be challenging, from fighting nerves to playing high pressure gigs - it's easy to feel like you're not ready or that you're not good enough. That's where this episode comes in! asked the musicians of reddit what tips and technique||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit034 - Crayg Williams - Player One||Being 'kicked out' of a band you started. It seems harsh right? well, that's because it is! Me and Crayg talk about exactly that along with the fear of playing live after taking 2 years out from music. Crayg, also known as Player One (Plyr1) is a synth||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit033 - Lauren Aquilina - Songwriter||Leaving the spotlight to pursue songwriting. This weekI'm chatting with Lauren Aquilina about her decision to move away from centre stage and continue a career as a songwriter. She has written with the best songwriters in the world and has made huge suc||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit032 - Martin Luke Brown - Solo Artist||Identity, process and not being able to separate yourself when using your real name as a 'stage name'. This episode is exciting! I got to talk to one of THE BEST up and coming artists, Martin Luke Brown. He is an artist, a songwriter, and collaborator.||16 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit031 - Best Albums of 2017 & My 'Sound of 2018'||2017 gave us so many incredible artists and albums, I wanted to put together a List of my top albums of last year along with who I'm most looking forward to in 2018. That's right, 10 great albums, and 10 great new artists! I hope you enjoy the episode a||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit030 - 5 Ways to Beat Writer's Block||It happens to everyone. Even if you're not a musician, when you're creating something, at some point it feels like your brain has given up. It Hitting a block on the road can be frustrating and often, the more you try to get through it, the more difficu||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit029 - Interview with the host ft. Nick Allam||Personal issues and giving up on 'the dream'. This weak my friend Nick interviews ME! It's not as bad as it sounds though! we talk about what it means to accept change and how it's not always a bad/negative thing. I've received a lot of emails asking||19 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit028 - Laura Bridget KIdd & Pete Essex - Elter||How to navigate music as a new artist. This week I talk to Elter about music and how to know what you should and shouldn't be doing when it comes to live performance, getting paid and perceptions of the industry. It was a really great chat and a little||14 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit027 - Dan Broadley & Kate McGill - Meadowlark||Criticism, storytelling and finding your sound, this week I talk with Meadowlark about being a musician and the challenges it entails from making choices about music videos, to production choices. Daniel James Broadley and Kate McGill are more than hap||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit026 - Ethan Proctor - Bridges||How to be an artist and being your own band. Ethan has spent his life making music and is a booking agent at Midnight Mango. We discuss music and how to navigate the set-backs all artists face in their careers, why being comfortable with yourself and th||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit025 - Tom Ogden - Deaf Havana||The truth about touring, good and bad and pay-to-play. I talk with Deaf Havana about being on the road at the start of their tour, supported by Black Foxxes and Decade. Tom and I talk about music, live sound, travelling city to city across the globe and||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024 - Rory O'Gorman - The Bronze Medal||Building on what was there before and doing things for the right reason. Rory and I go back a way, around 7 or 8 years actually. He is an incredibly talented drummer, drumming in The Bronze Medal and The Ishmal Ensemble, his style is considered and impr||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023 - Luke Potter - Solo Artist||Co-writing, confidence and being creative. Luke is from a different world to me and travels the world writing with other artists and producers. We talk about expectations from the industry, how to collaborate successfully and how supportive roles in mus||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022 - Robin Adams - Teller||Experience and confidence, me and Robin talk about how he fell in love with music production and how went about learning how to play and record songs. It's a fantastic talk and I'm thrilled to have him on the show, I hope you enjoy the episode as much||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021 - Lee Newell - Brother / Viva Brother||Discovery, identity and the music press. Me and Lee talk about becoming the character that's presented to you, how that can be destructive both perosnally and professionally and why a change in motivation has led Viva Brother to release their second alb||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020 - Joseph Talbot - IDLES||Loss, Life and humanity. I talk to Joe from IDLES about what it means to be honest and have a human connection with his audience and how to stay in a place of raw honesty when writing. Joe is not afraid to say what he thinks and while he has insecuritie||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019 - Rhys Friery - Sleeptalking||Finding your niche, changing things up and being invited to play Glastonbury Festival at the request of Michael Eavis. Me and Rhys go way back and we talk a lot about playing in a band together (Pylo), what we've learned from past experiences and how to||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018 - Ben Street - Coasts||Identity, control and confidence in yourself. Me and Ben covered pretty much everything in this talk and honestly, it's my favourite yet! I've known of Coasts for a long time from playing in the same 'scene' around Bath and Bristol but I've never had th||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017 - Banfi - Tour catchup||Touring, promoters and a summer of festivals. I got to catch up with the wonderful Banfi while they were playing a sold out show in Bristol at the Lousiana. It was a great chat and although short, lovely to see and talk to the guys about the tour so far||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016 - Sarah Howells - Bryde||Business Vs Artistry, writing and choosing music over university. I speak with Sarah aka Bryde, an incredible singer songwriter with a world of musical talent and accomplishment under her belt. We discuss measuring success and how to not let wanting to||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015 - Morgan Taylor - Gustafer Yellowgold||Balancing family life, illustration and making music. I talk with Morgan Taylor, about his Grammy nominated creation, Gustafer Yellowgold. It was probably one of the more weird and wonderful talks I didn't expect to have but probably one of my favourite||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014 - Emily Underhill - Tusks||Production, live and touring in the US. This conversation is with the wonderful Emily (Tusks) and it was a conversation I loved having. Although a shorter talk than you're used to, we covered a lot of ground, from performing live, to production and reco||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013 - Alex McMain/Nic Matthews - Misery Kids||Aesthetic, lyrics, in-ear monitors and writing authentically. This week I'm talking Alex and Nic from Misery Kids! It was a great conversation and more in-depth than I ever expected. I got more out of this conversation than I thought and I think you wil||5 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012 - George Glew - Solo artist||Self-produced, restricted and dealing with frustration George Glew wrote for a year and a half without being able to perform live. This was a huge frustration to him however it actually paid off in the end. George is a singer songwriter from Wales, now||29 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011 - Max Blunos - Swimming Girls||Bad stage sound, past mistakes and not feeling like you're doing 'enough', my chat with drummer Max Blunos from Swimming Girls is in-depth, entertaining, funny while touching on some serious topics. We talk about the value of Spotify playlists, discover||22 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010 - Joe Banfi - Banfi||Self-confidence, not feeling good enough, following your gut, connecting with the song. Joe Banfi has been through hs fair share of dark days and in this episode we talk candidly about mental health, dealing with rejection and feeling like music may not||15 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009 - Tom Ogden - Deaf Havana||Still getting nervous despite his success, Tom Ogden from Deaf Havana openly admits he still struggles with managing his nerves. Talking to Tom was great fun, we've known eachother for nearly 10 years and toured together before Deaf Havana became the ba||8 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008 - Callum Moloney - Bare Knuckle Parade||DIY music is a core value, along with staying authentic to the music he's making. Me and Callum Moloney talk a lot about being genuine, working on a budget, and looking after your physical health. I like Callum's outlook, while he remains open to the id||1 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007 - Newton Faulkner - Singer/songwriter||Two No.1 Alblum's and 4 top ten records, we discuss the The love of performing live, the dangers of collabrative writing and the freedom of self-releasing your music. Newton Faulkner is a wildly accomplished musician with a wealth of experience, and wit||25 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 - Robert L. Smith - Producer (Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Keith Richards)||Oscar winning producer Robert L. Smith (he won an emmy too). Rob has worked with every single 'great' on the planet. He's worked on music with Keith Richards, Lady Gaga, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Aerosmith, Fall out Boy, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, U2, Cy||18 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - Matt and Billy - Talking about the Journey (Part 2)||We discuss our musical journeys and how we coped with failing projects and dealing with change. It was a great conversation and Bill is extremely interesting with a very clear view on his own experiences. We discuss touring DIY, touch on mental health a||11 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - Matt and Billy - Talking about the Journey (Part 1)||How to cope with failing projects and dealing with change. This is the first of a two part episode where I talk to Bllly Smith. It was a great conversation and Bill is extremely interesting with a very clear view on his own experiences. We discuss touri||11 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 - Jack Bennett - Grumble Bee||Networking using social media more effectively. Staying positive while writing and realising songs. I speak to Jack Bennett from Grumble Bee about music! Jack is fascinating and has a great outlook on music and the industry especially when it comes stay||4 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 - Richard Gully - Decembre||Glasto and why our band failed, despite its success. My oldest friend and bassist for Decembre Richard Gully joins me in this episode. We played music together in a number of bands, our most successful being Pylo. Royalty free music from Bensound.||27 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 - Five Mistakes You Could Be Making||Avoid Common mistakes. I've seen so many from artists and myself (in the past), it can ultimately kill your band, these are 5 tips and mistakes to avoid if you're starting out or have just begun your journey. Hopefully you find it useful! Royalty free m||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 - Ben Lumber - Acres||Ben talks about Bad management and learning how to balance being a dad with life on the road. Ben's story is as interesting as it is entertaining, we go back a long way and it was great to get a glimpse inside his life as a musician, warts and all. Ro||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great 3rd episode
Just listened to the 3rd episode as a new subscriber - great discussion about being in / leaving bands.
The measure of a good podcast is its ability to deliver insightful conversation on its subject matter.
The measure of a great podcast is one that makes it's subject matter interesting to people who have no huge interest in the subject.
So far I have found the Musicians podcast to be a must listen to. Excellent guests and the pace is relaxed and enjoyable. Delightful find.
Such a good show! Insightful and entertaining!