Joshua W. Turner is the epitome of a hard-working, dedicated musician. After discovering his passion for music at 15, he got accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After two years of study he made the jump to the west coast and Musicians Institute, catching the eye of prominent industry types and eventually being offered a multi-year contract. However, Joshua chose to go in another direction, one that allows him to maintain his creative independence and instead invest his talent in the new music industry landscape with sync licensing, teaching online courses and more. Hear all about his inspiring and empowering music career journey and how he’s able to support himself and his family while staying open to new and exciting opportunities.
Scott Hawksworth has always loved music, but he made the “practical” choice to get a business degree in college. After working at several businesses, he realized he missed his creative calling; utilizing all of his business experience, he decided to pursue a music career by creating an online business for producers and musicians. AudioSkills.com is now a burgeoning community with a popular podcast, YouTube channel and robust membership offering courses, tools, resources and more to producers, podcasters, and musicians who want to learn more about mixing, mastering and recording. Scott shares how each career choice he made has only helped to serve his online music business and to create a prosperous, forward-thinking and evolving enterprise.
Alejandro Cohen is a well-known creative force in LA’s music and arts community, with several music jobs under his belt as a musician, composer, DJ and Executive Director at dublab.com. Dublab began its start in the heart of Los Angeles, as one of the first online stations in 1999 and a fierce supporter of LA arts, music and culture. In addition, Alejandro worked on many bands and projects based in Los Angeles, including Languis, Pharaohs and Psychic Powers. His film music will be featured in the film “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo,” about countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta, premiering next month on PBS. Ale talks about his personal music journey and the expansion of dublab to affiliate stations around the globe, as well as to terrestrial radio, on the FM dial at 99.1.
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Colin Wolfe, known by those who are “in the know”, began his career as an essential collaborator to The Chronic, Dr. Dre’s iconic album that changed the landscape for gangsta rap and hit music as we know it today. As a prime time player in the industry, working with everyone from Michael Jackson to George Clinton to Bjork, Colin takes us through his musical journey from The Chronic to Atlanta to the state of the business today, dropping essential knowledge and phenomenal advice for those who want a sustainable music career or to just start off on the right track.
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Marvin V. Acuna is a veteran film producer, an experiential marketer, a content creator for TV, film and publications – and he’s just getting started. As co-creator and Executive Producer of Platinum Hit on Bravo, a reality songwriting competition series featuring Jewel and hitmaker Kara DioGuardi, he is no stranger to the music industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and insight about artist management and promotion, and how to build a successful music career. Currently Partner and Manager of Chloe Temtchine Entertainment, Marvin shares his journey from marketing to music and explains innovative methods and practices to getting your music and brand the attention it deserves.