In this special episode of “Hey, How’d You Get That Music Job???”, L.Ariel kicks off a brand new segment, “Hey, How Do You Do That Creative Job???”. She shares about what it’s like to be a musician in Los Angeles, her experience of finding work to support your creative career, networking, industry jobs, booking gigs at venues and the pitfalls of pay-to-play, and more.
This new segment will be featured from time to time on this podcast, as L.Ariel talks with creatives of all stripes about their experiences of trying to pursue/support their artistic endeavors and what they’ve learned along the way.
Do YOU have a story to share about how you do your creative job? Let us know! Email L.Ariel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Beinhorn, Grammy award-winning writer and producer (Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”), as well as a Grammy nom for Producer of the Year (Hole, “Celebrity Skin”, Marilyn Manson, “Mechanical Animals”), is responsible for wrangling and producing the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first two breakthrough albums, producing and collaborating on seminal albums by Soundgarden, Social Distortion, Korn, and many more, and most recently collaborating on Weezer’s brand-new album “The Black Album.” He has an exquisite knowledge of, and endless passion for, the creation of music. During this phenomenal music careers episode, we go back to dirty, crime-infested New York City, where incredible art, music and new sound were beginning to develop and coalesce, to the creative process that led him to Herbie Hancock’s Rockit, to working with the Chili Peppers, to looking at the future of music in terms of streaming and AI, and tons more.
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.
Graham Cochrane is a singer/songwriter musician, a mixing and recording engineer, and the Founder/CEO of The Recording Revolution. With a simple blog that started back in the late 2000’s, Graham has produced hundreds of tutorials, products and online courses with one goal – to make producing, mixing and recording accessible to everyone. His business and YouTube channel have grown exponentially, as well as his grateful fan base, with a simple, cost-effective approach to producing the best sound and quality for your music. Graham shares his music career journey and all the entrepreneurial and marketing insights he has gained along the way.
We’re ending 2017 with a terrific guest, Chase Bradley – a.k.a. Chase Flow. Chase is a rap artist who has toured around the US and beyond with other high-profile artists and groups. Never one to rest on his laurels, he’s also a songwriter, beats maker, producer and film composer, up-ing his music career making music on everything from longtime soap The Young and The Restless to hit movie Ride Along starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Chase talks about his career trajectory from Philly to Los Angeles, building relationships and actively seeking next-level opportunities all along the way.
Rich Renken is a Product Manager for Gibson and a Recording and Mixing Engineer, and that’s just a drop in the bucket for a guy who has spent a lifetime in music. Starting out at a young age playing bass and mixing live sound (self taught), he played in several bands before coming out to LA to be discovered. After enrolling in Dick Grove School of Music for bass and engineering, he worked as a luthier, building bespoke electric guitars with the renowned James Tyler for rock stars around town. He worked on mixing and recording projects with everyone from Def Leppard to James Brown, formed close bonds with producer/engineers like Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, Offspring) and was asked to join Line 6 as a Product Manager/Artist Relations, helping to create and promote some of their best selling products. He’s learned a lot over his career in the music industry, and believes that everything leads to something – and with relationships in music, things come around full circle.
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.