Ep. 25: Finding What Makes You Unique with Sara Leib

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Sara Leib is a tour de force of talent, as a singer, vocal coach and innovator. She has studied at New England Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music and USC, she has performed on stages worldwide, has served on the faculty at prominent music schools, runs her own teaching studio (Voice Studio LA) and has launched a vocal warm-up app called Voxercise. In this episode, Sara shares her educational and career trajectory, vocal training tools and techniques, as well as her foray into tech, disruption and innovation with the development of her app Voxercise. She shares her approaches to singing, what it takes to be a vocal coach and educator, and how to maximize your voice as an instrument and the tool that defines you as the unique artist you are meant to be.

Ep. 24: Music Licensing as a Growth Area with Diana LaPointe

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Diana LaPointe, Senior Director, Music Licensing at Sony Music Entertainment, knows a thing or two about content. She’s watched the explosive growth of content platforms like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu from the front row, and how the need for music (and music licensing) has transformed the music industry landscape into a growth area. Diana shares her journey from Berklee School of Music to her careers at Warner Music and Sony Music Entertainment, why this is an exciting time to work in the industry, and how she manages the constant demand for music with Sony’s incredible catalog of artists, both established and emerging.

Ep. 23: Learn by Doing with Adam Lewis

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Fellow Bostonian Adam Lewis started out with his own record label, running it from his college dorm room while also running his college radio station. So it’s safe to say Adam’s career in music promotion was off to an early and successful start. Adam takes us through his career trajectory on the east coast, from tour manager and promoter to co-founding Planetary Group, a premiere artist development agency serving Boston and Los Angeles for over two decades. Planetary Group has worked with everyone from Portugal the Man and Katy Perry to the Buzzcocks, Merle Haggard and everyone in between. Adam discusses music promotion from past to present, how to start a career in the business, how to hit the ground running and how to learn by doing.