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The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson

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The Modern Music Show is where musicians can find tips, tricks, tactics and strategies to help them lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in today's modern music industry. Daily interviews with inspirational and intelligent guest bring musicians into the modern world quickly, and show them what it takes, and how they can accomplish the same thing in their careers.

The Modern Music Show is where musicians can find tips, tricks, tactics and strategies to help them lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in today's modern music industry. Daily interviews with inspirational and intelligent guest bring musicians into the modern world quickly, and show them what it takes, and how they can accomplish the same thing in their careers.
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Los Angeles, CA

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The Modern Music Show is where musicians can find tips, tricks, tactics and strategies to help them lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in today's modern music industry. Daily interviews with inspirational and intelligent guest bring musicians into the modern world quickly, and show them what it takes, and how they can accomplish the same thing in their careers.

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where the heck have i been?

3/29/2017
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quick update here. sorry I haven't posted in like.... over a year. whoops. please checkout my youtube channel and subscribe over there: https://www.youtube.com/colinpthomson and follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/colinthomson oh heck, fine, here are all my socials in one place: https://snapchat.com/add/colinpthomson https://www.instagram.com/colinpthomson/ https://www.youtube.com/user/colinpthomson https://twitter.com/colinthomson ✌️

Duration: 00:13:12


066: Learning on the Job, and Music as an Agent for Good with Mateo Messina

11/16/2015
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If you enjoy the show, please leave me a Rating and Review in iTunes! Click Here to leave the review! Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony. His signature sound can be found on many of today's Oscar winning movies & independent film hits. Since the age of 23, Mateo has written, produced, and premiered 18 symphonies. Each premiere has been a benefit concert for families at Seattle Children's Hospital. To date, he and his team have...

Duration: 00:41:55


065: How Unscalable Fan Interaction Can Skyrocket Growth with Aaron Mojica

11/2/2015
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Aaron Mojica is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Mic Check (www.miccheck.co), an online recording equipment rental service that ships gear straight to your door. Prior to co-founding Mic Check Aaron also co-founded Prosource (www.prosourcehub.com), an audio, lighting, staging, and video rental and event production business based out of Chicago, and Creators League (www.creatorsleague.com), an online community for individuals with a profession in the creative industries. Prior to his...

Duration: 00:38:13


064: Solo Saturday: Master the Morning to Skyrocket Your Creativity and Productivity

10/24/2015
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If you enjoy the show, please leave me a Rating and Review in iTunes! Click Here to leave the review! Key Take Aways: The Modern Musician Show is all about “hacks” for leading a better career as a musician A good morning is one of the best productivity and creativity hack out there When you win the morning, you win the day. So when you win every morning, consistently, you win every day Most importantly: Get up at least an hour before you have to do anything. Be the master of your morning....

Duration: 00:15:21


063: Jingles, Persistence and Constant Availability with Chaz Langely

10/21/2015
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Charles “Chaz” Langley was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. Chaz began honing his talent for singing at the Governor’s Magnet School for the Arts in Virginia! Since then he has begun his journey into the world of Live Stage, Background vocals, demos, jingles and eventually performing all over the world. He’s had the opportunity to entertain in various styles of music from Musical theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical as well. It was the natural progression of...

Duration: 00:43:45


061: Bryan Callen on What it Takes to "Make It" as an Entertainer Today

10/16/2015
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Born in the Phillipines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to highschool in Massachusettes and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C.He's playednumerous roles on the small and big screen including, “Old School” “Bad Santa”, “Sex and the City”, “Entourage,” “Californication,” “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las...

Duration: 00:55:34


060: The Varied Live of the Freelane Musician with Jazz Violinist Christian Howes

10/12/2015
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Christian Howes grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where he studied violin through the Suzuki method fromthe age of five, performed as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at age 16, and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. During his teen years he began playing guitar and bass in rock, blues, and fusion bands. At age 20, he began playing violin in gospel church settings. These experiences ultimately led him to pursue a singular goal to become...

Duration: 00:40:21


059: Solo Saturday: Emails Are Your Most Valued Possession

10/10/2015
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Key Take Aways: Emails are your most treasured possession With algorithm changes in FaceBook, and the constant possibility of the same happening with other social networks, your email list is the only thing that you can confidently call your own If you don’t have an opt-in offer currently running on your site, your wasting traffic Opt-in: Something of realvalue that you give away in exchange for an email Creativity is super important when choosing an opt-in DO NOT: Just give away a track....

Duration: 00:14:55


058: The BulletProof Musician with Dr. Noa Kageyama

10/9/2015
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Dr. Noa Kageyama began his musical journey at the age of 2 when he was given his first violin - a Cracker-Jack box with a ruler taped to it.Midway through kindergarten, he gave his first performance with orchestra as a student of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (founder of the Suzuki Method) in Matsumoto, Japan, and shortly thereafter, made hisTV debut on WBNS-TV’s Front Page Saturday Night. His second year at Juilliard, he signed up for a course titled “Performance Enhancement for Musicians” taught...

Duration: 00:39:33


057: The Successful Musician's Work Ethic with Sam Matla

10/7/2015
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Sam Matla is the founder of EDMProd, a blog and resource website that teaches electronic music producers how to make better music and overcome creative problems. He published The Producer's Guide to Workflow & Creativity after running EDMProd for two years, which has received an immense amount of positive feedback and helped musicians and producers across the world. Key Take Aways: With any project, you have to be able to come to the point where you say it's "good enough" The multitude of...

Duration: 00:44:55


056: "Firefly" Composer Greg Edmonson on Composing for Media Today

10/5/2015
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Conceiving music that can range from acoustically intimate or ethnically eccentric to a grand, adventurous orchestral excursion able to traverse the globe, Tulsa-born composer Greg Edmonson is a unique musical voice in Hollywood, one that has experienced widespread acclaim in the diverse worlds of film, television and video games. Greg's talent on the guitar first brought him to Los Angeles, where his work as a session player led to composing as the next step in his musical journey....

Duration: 00:44:23


055: Solo Saturday: Twitter for Musicians

10/3/2015
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Key Take Aways: Twitter is one of the older social networks Twitter is often used by more “academic” types - writers and such Twitter requires a different strategy than Instagram. The noise level is far higher The higher noise-level has to do with the relative ease of putting together a post on Twitter, versus other platforms To cut through the noise, you gotta be tweeting all the time! Twitter is one of the best places to connect with high-profile people. Try it! Tweet at some people for...

Duration: 00:19:21


054: The SoundCloud Bible with Budi Voogt

10/2/2015
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Key Take Aways: Artistic development should be an integral part of management There is still a lot of value in a label, provided the label is aligned correctly with you, believes in your vision, and will work hard for you. Distribution is not part of that Your project has to be 100% of the way there before pitching it to a label. Demos don't count Spend plenty of time in research to make sure you are reaching out to the right person When a label is looking at you, they are going to make...

Duration: 00:43:39


053: Bringing Out the Best in Artists with Andy Freeman

9/30/2015
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Key Take Aways: Active listening is something you can instill in your children early on, and how knows, maybe they'll become a producer someday! Understanding what makes a song tick is the most essential ability in a producer There's a lot of chance involved with meeting the right people. There's only so much you can do As a producer, a lot of times friends and your networks are the best way to discover artists Never become too jaded to listen to new music you're given It's important to...

Duration: 00:39:53


052: The Drive to Continually Create with Nathan Kelly

9/28/2015
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Nathan Kelly is an American composer in Los Angeles, best known for working as an arranger for recording artists such as Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Dionne Warwick, The Tony Awards, and film scores. Kelly studied music composition at the University of Texas, film scoring at the University of Southern California, and took further education at the Juilliard School of Music, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, Aspen Music School, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bowdoin, Maine, and the Pacific Northwest...

Duration: 00:53:33


051: Solo Saturday: The Productive Artist

9/26/2015
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Key Take Aways: Is artistry and productivity an oxymoron? No great work of art or creativity was ever achieved by accident Some of the most successful people you know, that you may envy because you don’t think they’re as talented as you or others, simply worked harder than anyone else to get what they wanted What are you spending your time on? Examine everything you do, and ask if it is part of the 80% that get’s you 20% results, or if it is part of the 20% that gets you 80% Seize the...

Duration: 00:16:33


050: Scams, Pitfalls, and Best Practices for Artists with Producer Sahpreem King

9/25/2015
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Sahpreem King is a multi-platinum music producer, music business educator, academic lecturer, music consultant, and music business book author and music industry writer. He has written several music industry books, as well as worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop. He has an extensive background in music production, music marketing, business, and education design and technology. Key Take Aways: A lot of times listeners can't hear the difference between well-produced music, and...

Duration: 01:04:01


049: How to Be a YouTube Star with Landon Austin

9/23/2015
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Key Take Aways: Don't hesitate to reach out to people who can help you, and be respectfully consistent in your outreach strategy If you want to work with someone who has a lot of opportunities, you need to make it easy for them Quality is important On YouTube, song selection will have a huge effect on how well you can grow If you have artistic integrity in everything you do, you will be able to transition into different types of work, and your audience will appreciate what you are doing If...

Duration: 00:36:13


048: Teaching Improv and How to Play "Cool" Music with Jerald Simon of Music Motivation

9/21/2015
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First and foremost, Jerald is a husband to his beautifulwife, Zanny, and a father to his wonderful children. Jerald Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation® (musicmotivation.com). He is a composer, author, poet, and Music Mentor™/piano teacher (primarily focusing his piano teaching on music theory, improvisation, composition, and arranging). Jerald loves music, teaching, speaking, performing, playing sports, exercising, reading, writing poetry and self help books, and spending...

Duration: 00:49:51


047: Solo Saturday: How to Get Popular Without Selling Out

9/19/2015
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Key Take Aways: There is no o secret sauce or formula In everything that you do -infuse your personal “brand”or whatever makes you really unique, into it If you can find an area of focus thatalreadyhas interest and a lot of attention, you canpiggy-back off that momentum But the key is to find a way to do it in a way that is still very much your brand, andvery much you This is the difference between selling out, andmaking good careers decisionswith your music. Theselloutwill follow any trend...

Duration: 00:16:32

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