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!
In this episode I talk to Mark Summerlin from the amazing Arkansas based country/rock band Honeyjack. He shares his experiences growing up in a musical family, his time as Seal’s musical director and touring with some of the Disney singers, along with balancing a music career with a successful real estate career and building both local communities simultaneously.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 22 – Mark Summerlin/Honeyjack
This episode I talk to Giovanni and Valentina (Guitarist and Social Media Promoter respectively) from the Italian jazz/world beat group Cau Porta. We discuss the challenges of writing music remotely, the importance of keeping art central to your focus, and ways to promote a niche in today’s crowded landscape of art and music.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 21 – Cau Porta
This time I talk to singer and Berklee graduate, Oriana Setz about her journey from growing up in Ecuador, moving to Boston to study music and finally settling in LA after graduating.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 19 – Oriana Setz
In this episode I talk to Nile Rivers, a hip hop artist based just outside of LA about his background, music, acting, stand-up comedy and more.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 18 – Nile Rivers
This episode we talk social media strategies with Azalee Maslow, a social media marketing coach. Azalee shares her background with TuneGo, and setting up her own online training with Babble Boutique. We also discuss some of the problems many artists face today, and what they can do to get their name noticed more.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 17 – Azalee Maslow