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!
Helping me celebrate 1 year, since the first episodes of the podcast were published, is my bud Bruce of Killbot Zero! After several years of trying to get him on some sort of podcast, I coerced him into a conversation about his history, his current projects and a couple of other subjects to boot.Continue reading Music On Your Own Terms Episode 20 – Bruce Vermett & 1 Year Anniversary
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 we catch up with my band Creatures & Chemicals, as we talk about some of the issues surrounding getting the word out about shows and what we are doing to spread the word.Continue reading Episode 13 – Creatures & Chemicals 2
In this episode I talk to Justin Corley, owner of The Skinny Armadillo Print Company.