I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by the vivacious Sara Troy (she makes me sound smarter than I am). Please support her. She does amazing work! In this episode of the Self-Discovery Wisdom Podcast, you will discover:

  • The moments that inspired me to get into music
  • My early influences, including the Carpenters, Chicago, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and 80s glam metal
  • Why passion (and suffering) is part and parcel of the artistic life
  • What I learned from my friend and collaborator Patrick Zelinski
  • Why I got into the music business and my desire to help artists
  • How I ended up investing in a music business startup and what happened to it
  • How networking benefited my career BIG TIME
  • Why and how to plant seeds on social media to grow your artistic career
  • How to navigate hardships and disappointment
  • What being a musician coach means to me
  • Why SMART goals aren’t that smart
  • When to press into fear and when to stick to your guns
  • When and when not to explore new musical genres
  • Why even if you do manage to land a record contract, you’re not guaranteed success
  • What successful artists have in common
  • How being pragmatic has served me throughout my career