After meeting at the CD Baby DIY musician conference in Austin recently and hearing how great her voice is, I just had to get Latoya on the podcast. Not only is her music eclectic stylistically which is right up my alley, but she just happens to run Music Meets the Boardroom, an organization that provides training for musicians and other creatives, helping them gain skills to manage the business side of their music career. As well as sitting down together to talk about music and business, Latoya graciously shares her struggles with depression, her journey from singing as a child, gaining four (yes 4) degrees including an MBA, feeling unfulfilled in her otherwise successful data analysis career, to now gearing up to pursue music full time and become an advocate for legislation for musicians’ rights in association with the Recording Academy/Grammys. Phew! This one’s a doozie!Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 23 – Latoya Cooper, The Songstress!
This episode I talk to Jade Alex, a photographer from the Dallas/Fort Worth area that is finding success shooting bands and going on tour. We also talk about the local music scene and her experiences in her own bands.
This episode is the start of a series with my own band Creatures & Chemicals, as we experiment with social media, merch and other promotional ideas to see what sticks and what doesn’t. We sit down in a random parking lot after practice and shoot the sh*t to get to know each other, which hopefully gives the series a good context for where we’re all coming from.Continue reading Episode 11 – Creatures & Chemicals
In this episode I talk to Justin Corley, owner of The Skinny Armadillo Print Company.