The Musician's Map Podcast
Summary: Interviews and discussions with musicians and music industry professionals - it's all about positive progress and sharing knowledge for musicians, artists and anyone in the music industry.
We talk about Girls Rock Camp, equal opportunities, touring with Carb On Carb, DIY, networking and PR.
He talks about the formation and early years of Holy Roar, what he looks for in bands and how he discovers them, what Holy Roar does for it’s artists, and how to get noticed by record labels. We also discuss physical vs digital sales, whether digital albums becoming redundant, and the future of Holy Roar and indie labels.
We talk about forming a band, balancing music with your job, being self managed, working with PR, signing to Holy Roar Records, vocal technique and spreadsheets. Brady discusses his strict approach to Conjurer, the years of hard work that slowly produces huge rewards….and The Darkness. You know, the glam metal band from the early 2000’s.
We talk about the misuse of the word ‘talent’, prioritising gear over skill, learning how to sight read, finding inspiration, staying motivated to practice, and speaking the language of music.
Parabola West talks about her successful crowdfunding campaign and shares everything you need to know about the process. How it works, what you need before you start, how long it takes and everything in between!
We discuss music publishing, music licensing and how her company Songbroker works for musicians. She also talks about her new album, her songwriting process and defining success.
Riccardo talks about what it takes to get airplay on commercial radio: the first steps, Identifying a good song, making a digital imprint, and the role of a radio plugger.
Mary talks about warm-ups, technique, the different types of screaming, going from clean to scream, and whether anyone can learn to sound brutal! We also discuss where to start, how to prepare your voice, injuries, and the science of screaming.
It’s the third instalment of Our Worst gigs - where previous guests of the podcast recount their most terrible, disheartening, frustrating and hilarious gig stories. This time we’ve got Thai terrorist cells, disgruntled fans, sexual predators, sexual assault, technical difficulties, wardrobe malfunctions, projectile beer, noise restrictions, long drives to empty venues, and a man covered in marmite. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s light-hearted and it’s serious. It’s our worst gigs.
Joe talks about early influences, concept albums, art, crowdfunding and music videos. We also discuss record labels, endorsements, and early plans for the next Poly-Math album.
Henry talks about the formation of Alien Weaponry, how they got their break, management, festivals, and signing with Napalm Records. We also discuss authenticity, pre-production, endorsements, and the future of the band.
Lani talks about the early years and formation of Elemeno P, major labels, songwriting, royalty shares, and fame. We also discuss music as a career, scenes, and Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa.
This week we're talking about alcohol in music. Its role, Its influence, and its consequences.
Sam talks about the formation of Skinny Hobos and the reasons behind their success. We discuss recording, touring, radio, getting support slots, and lots more!
Tragedy has struck and I talk briefly about many aspects of organising and going on tour