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
Hey everyone, here’s a super quickie special from yours truly, in which I share some tools and resources (a lot of them free!) that I’ve picked up along the way during my journey as an indie artist/DIY singer/songwriter/producer. Need more inspiration for getting that music job? Find out where you can take free online classes on almost any topic for 30 days, where you can learn all about creating a successful YouTube channel, how to take the next steps in marketing and selling your product (that’s you!), helpful classes, books, videos and more. Oh and Happy Halloween!!!
**Please note: I did not receive any sort of endorsement or sponsorship for any of these products/tools mentioned, nor is this any formal endorsement or guarantee – this is just my opinion and suggestions!**
Larissa Lam is a twenty-year veteran of the music industry and is a successful singer and songwriter of dance pop music. Her latest single, “I Feel Alive,” won the Hollywood in Media Award and the Akademia Music Award for best song. Her fourth solo album “Love and Discovery” is now a movement for empowerment and mental health, starting the #IFeelAlive campaign with PSA’s for Suicide Prevention Month, sharing mental health resources and more. She’s performed across the country, has had songs placed in TV, movies and video games, and has also released a documentary with her husband, Finding Cleveland, about Chinese immigrants during Mississippi’s segregation and Chinese Exclusion Act era. Larissa shares her unique experience as an Asian American in the music business and best practices of how to get a head start in high school, college and more – all the steps needed to get that music job.