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The Unstarving Musician

By Roberto R Hernandez

Features conversations for musicians of all types and genres, a curation of expertise intended to help all musicians be better at marketing, business, the creative process and all the other things that empower us to do more of what we love–make music.

  1. 1.
    Living And Writing About Life–Garret Laver (Ep 184)11/19/2020
    51:40
  2. 2.
    Loss, Songwriting and the Blues–Brian Young (Ep 183)11/13/2020
    46:57
  3. 3.
    Keeping Your Side of the Street Clean–Ezra Vancil (Ep 182)11/06/2020
    1:04:20
  4. 4.
    The Art of Collaboration–Otto (Ep 181)10/30/2020
    52:12
  5. 5.
    The PR and Artist Working Relationship–Zoë Sonnenberg (Ep 180)10/23/2020
    48:02
  6. 6.
    The Importance Of Streaming And The Related Scams To Avoid–Michael Sloan, Streaming Promotions (Ep 179)10/16/2020
    23:53
  7. 7.
    Mike Dawson on Gigging, Studio Gear, Music Ed, Early Music Influences, Marketing, and YouTube (Ep 178, Repost)10/03/2020
    1:07:24
  8. 8.
    A Musician with Over 800 Collaborations on Kompoz–Peter Rand (Ep 177)09/25/2020
    45:10
  1. 9.
    Record Anywhere With Great Results–Markus K (Ep 176)09/18/2020
    38:11
  2. 10.
    Music Collaboration App Trackd Changed Her Life – Rachel Hearnden (Ep 175)09/11/2020
    34:58
  3. 11.
    Emerging Collaboration Tools Could Bring Life to New Music Genres – Grant Tilbury, Trackd (Ep 174)09/06/2020
    37:07
  4. 12.
    Online Collaboration And The Always-On Music Industry–SoundStorming (Ep 173)08/28/2020
    32:14
  5. 13.
    A Debut Album, Self-Doubt and Preserving Tenderness Within–Evangeline Gentle (Ep 172)08/21/2020
    55:06
  6. 14.
    The Evolution of Music Collaboration–Raf Fiol of Kompoz (Ep 171)08/19/2020
    32:15
  7. 15.
    Supercharging The Musician Fan Base–Michael Walker (Ep 170)08/14/2020
    46:25
  8. 16.
    The Problem With Music Distribution–Patrick Jaht & Agam Jamwal, Rewave (Ep 169)08/05/2020
    49:09
  9. 17.
    Building Community–Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill (Ep 168)07/24/2020
    1:13:43
  10. 18.
    Doing It All As An Artist—Caleb Lovely (Ep 167)07/17/2020
    1:04:08
  11. 19.
    Today’s Indie Musician—Lara Price (Ep 166)07/10/2020
    48:20
  12. 20.
    Today’s Indie Musician—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165)07/03/2020
    32:18
  13. 21.
    Today’s Indie Musician—Ariane Cap (Ep 164)06/26/2020
    32:01
  14. 22.
    Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 9 (Ep 163)06/19/2020
    21:13
  15. 23.
    Re-Entering Live Music—Neil Schnell Part 2 (Ep 162)06/17/2020
    1:05:49
  16. 24.
    Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 8 (Ep 161)06/12/2020
    26:49
  17. 25.
    A True Rock Band—Matt James (Ep 160)06/10/2020
    51:43
  18. 26.
    Navigating Grief Through Music—Kate Schutt (Ep 159)06/05/2020
    1:08:13
  19. 27.
    Creating a Thriving Patreon Community—Rebecca Loebe (Ep 158)06/03/2020
    52:32
  20. 28.
    Distinguishing Your Band To Venues—David De Carion (Ep 157)05/29/2020
    53:19
  21. 29.
    Live Streamed Shows In Isolation —Dean Johanesen Part 2 (Ep 156)05/27/2020
    1:01:19
  22. 30.
    Help is Not on the Way—Juno (Ep 155)05/22/2020
    58:11
  23. 31.
    Release Strategy, Online Distribution and a Famous Duet—Kendal Conrad (Ep 154)05/20/2020
    1:00:02
  24. 32.
    Disrupting The Music Industry—Alicia Rius (Ep 153)05/15/2020
    56:02
  25. 33.
    The Good That Can Come From Hard Times—Judy Rodman Part 3 (Ep 152)05/13/2020
    51:11
  26. 34.
    Teaching Music Production Online—Liz Cirelli Part 2 (Ep 151)05/08/2020
    1:07:01
  27. 35.
    Making It Happen For Yourself—Camellia Akhamie Kies (Ep 150)05/06/2020
    1:00:54
  28. 36.
    How Creators Can Become Owners—Zack O’Malley Greenburg (Ep 149)05/01/2020
    43:29
  29. 37.
    Being a Performing Artist Amidst a Pandemic—Chloe Collins (Ep 148)04/29/2020
    59:47
  30. 38.
    Confronting Limitations, Competition and Creating Opportunities —Danielle Eva Schwob (Ep 147)04/24/2020
    52:05
  31. 39.
    Using “No” as Rocket Fuel—Tara Simon (Ep 146)04/17/2020
    51:13
  32. 40.
    Unlocking The Voice Within—Kelly Atkins (Ep 145)04/10/2020
    1:00:05
  33. 41.
    Finding Your Brand Identity—Kendall Rucks (Ep 144)04/03/2020
    36:44
  34. 42.
    Unapologetic Dreams and Free of Fear—Alonzo (Ep 143)03/27/2020
    53:05
  35. 43.
    Options for Musicians Amidst Uncertain Times – Ep 142 Dave Cool03/21/2020
    58:09
  36. 44.
    Online Courses, Self-Publishing and Consistent Content—Ariane Cap (Ep 141)03/20/2020
    1:06:16
  37. 45.
    Barn Raising—Megan Leigh (Ep 140)03/13/2020
    53:34
  38. 46.
    The Power of Facebook Communities (Ep 139)03/06/2020
    30:53
  39. 47.
    Listening for That Phrase—Johnny Burgin Part 2 (Ep 138)02/28/2020
    43:12
  40. 48.
    Walking the Path—Ron Klimek (Ep 137)02/21/2020
    57:53
  41. 49.
    Licensing Music, Building an Audience and Embracing Streaming—Angela Predhomme (Ep 136)01/31/2020
    46:30
  42. 50.
    Self-Care for a Strong Career—Eli Lev (Ep 135)01/17/2020
    43:51
  43. 51.
    Building An Intentional Music Career—Joshua Van Ness (Ep 134)01/03/2020
    48:31
  44. 52.
    Creating Emotion-Rich Vocals—Judy Rodman (Ep 133)12/20/2019
    1:01:19
  45. 53.
    Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe (Ep 132)12/06/2019
    54:23
  46. 54.
    Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131)11/22/2019
    52:02
  47. 55.
    Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 7 (Ep 130)11/15/2019
    21:54
  48. 56.
    Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla (Ep 129)11/01/2019
    37:53
  49. 57.
    Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles (Ep 128)10/25/2019
    45:33
  50. 58.
    Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye (Ep 127)10/18/2019
    42:31
  51. 59.
    The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff (Ep 126)10/11/2019
    48:25
  52. 60.
    Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians - Bruce Wawrzyniak (EP 125)10/04/2019
    53:06
  53. 61.
    Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Presents Listening Room Event (Ep 124)10/03/2019
    25:00
  54. 62.
    The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco (Ep 123)09/27/2019
    39:56
  55. 63.
    Branding Your Music with Greg Wilnau (Ep 122)09/20/2019
    42:52
  56. 64.
    Rock Star Advocate Suz Paulinski on Musician Mindset (Ep 121)09/13/2019
    51:31
  57. 65.
    Igniting Creativity and Restarting a Music Career–Glasys (Ep 120)09/06/2019
    48:43
  58. 66.
    Giving Back to Austin's Youth - Brian Wolff (Ep 119)08/30/2019
    54:48
  59. 67.
    Aki Kumar Signs with Sony India (Ep 118)08/28/2019
    24:35
  60. 68.
    A New Single and a Horror Film–My Name is Chapel (Ep 117)08/23/2019
    55:09
  61. 69.
    Music Career Growth, Podcasting and Activism–Simon Tam (Ep 116)08/16/2019
    52:00
  62. 70.
    Kofy Brown on Being In-Demand and Creating a Joyful Music Career (Ep 115)08/09/2019
    51:22
  63. 71.
    Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs–Chapters 5 & 6 (Ep 114)08/02/2019
    27:38
  64. 72.
    Bollywood Blues Man Aki Kumar on Gratitude, Humility, and Band Dynamics (Ep 113)07/26/2019
    56:27
  65. 73.
    Arlene Paculan – Community and the Power of Connection (Ep 112)07/19/2019
    1:07:48
  66. 74.
    Chris Avetta – Managing Stage Fright with Perspective (Ep 111)07/12/2019
    1:03:09
  67. 75.
    Kid Andersen On TrueFire TV and His Forthcoming Album (Ep 110)07/04/2019
    1:01:38
  68. 76.
    Musicians Supporting One Another with Community and Collaboration–Lindsay White (Ep 109)06/27/2019
    58:44
  69. 77.
    Staying Creative and Nurturing a Music Community–Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant (Ep 108)06/22/2019
    1:02:15
  70. 78.
    Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny (Ep 107)06/17/2019
    1:01:03
  71. 79.
    One of the Best Ways to Get Good Musician Gigs – Unstarving Musician’s Guide Chapters 3-4 (Ep 106)06/10/2019
    24:31
  72. 80.
    Chapters 1-2 of The Unstarving Musician's Guide (Ep 105)06/02/2019
    42:05
  73. 81.
    Helping Music Artists Realize Their Dreams–Jason Davis (Ep 104)05/24/2019
    40:54
  74. 82.
    Finding Mentors and Community in the Music Industry – Glass Hamlet (Ep 103)05/19/2019
    1:00:59
  75. 83.
    Album Release Strategy–Daniel Stidham of Raid the Quarry (Ep 102)05/09/2019
    52:34
  76. 84.
    From Collaborator to Solo Artist – Singer Songwriter Notelle (Ep 101)05/03/2019
    50:43
  77. 85.
    Best of the Unstarving Musician Podcast (Ep 100)04/27/2019
    1:14:55
  78. 86.
    Why DIY Recording is a Great Idea–Music Producer Mark Addison (Ep 99)04/19/2019
    50:33
  79. 87.
    Profitable Musician Summit 2019–Bree Noble (Ep 98)04/12/2019
    53:01
  80. 88.
    Secrets of Creativity–Chris Taylor (Ep97)04/05/2019
    1:08:17
  81. 89.
    UM 96: Making the Arts Accessible to All–Benoit Glazer of The Timucua Arts Foundation03/29/2019
    1:00:54
  82. 90.
    Episode 95: International Women's Day Supernova – Tess Posner03/22/2019
    48:00
  83. 91.
    Episode 94: Overcoming Creative Block and Getting Out of Our Own Heads03/18/2019
    15:18
  84. 92.
    Kickstarter, PR, and Making Good Music – Jenna and Daniel Watters03/08/2019
    59:16
  85. 93.
    At the Intersection of Hard Work and Opportunity – Wendy Colonna03/04/2019
    1:00:40
  86. 94.
    Whimsy On Stage and In the Studio – Louisa Hall02/22/2019
    1:00:37
  87. 95.
    Quintessential DIY Musician Justin Trawick02/15/2019
    1:10:14
  88. 96.
    Inspiration, Kickstarter and Trust – Jana Pochop02/08/2019
    1:05:38
  89. 97.
    Blues Funk Guitarist Emmanuel Tomes02/01/2019
    54:47
  90. 98.
    Cutting Out the Music Business Middleman–Bradford & Kimberly Loomis01/25/2019
    1:09:00
  91. 99.
    Sound Design, Friction, and Songwriting–Cam Gillette01/18/2019
    52:20
  92. 100.
    Blues, Folk and Change–Tony Harrah01/11/2019
    1:00:57
  93. 101.
    Producer, Musician, and Songwriter – Jamie Hill01/04/2019
    1:08:03
  94. 102.
    Holiday Cheer 2018 – Robonzo12/28/2018
    11:36
  95. 103.
    Balancing Music, Visual Art and Fatherhood – Eric Bolander12/21/2018
    51:38
  96. 104.
    San Antonio Singer Songwriter – Laura Marie12/14/2018
    58:19
  97. 105.
    From Writing Her First Song to Going Pro – Sylvia Rose Novak12/07/2018
    50:15
  98. 106.
    Music Performance Coach Vicki Ambinder11/30/2018
    36:52
  99. 107.
    Happy Holidays from Robonzo11/23/2018
    1:35
  100. 108.
    Writing, Recording, and Finding Balance – Ian Salazar11/16/2018
    49:06
  101. 109.
    Gritty, Sassy, Rock and Blues Goodness – Ginger Leigh11/12/2018
    52:57
  102. 110.
    House Concert Tours & Community – Shannon Curtis11/09/2018
    49:17
  103. 111.
    Rolling with the Indie Musician Life – Lannie Flowers10/26/2018
    51:59
  104. 112.
    Happiness in a Home Studio – Lance Harvill10/19/2018
    58:08
  105. 113.
    Making Music with an Open Heart and Mind – Jon Christopher Davis10/12/2018
    1:01:00
  106. 114.
    Songwriting, Side Hustles and Gratitude – Lindsay White10/05/2018
    58:29
  107. 115.
    Setting the Intention to Make Music Full Time – Eli Lev09/28/2018
    1:00:06
  108. 116.
    Balancing Authenticity, Appearances, and Fun – Lee Coulter09/21/2018
    56:42
  109. 117.
    An Album of Passion and Persistence – Danny Wilkerson09/14/2018
    56:22
  110. 118.
    Beauty in Music and Art – Abe Partridge09/07/2018
    59:44
  111. 119.
    Indie Label to Indie Mindset – Lisa Sanders08/31/2018
    1:05:55
  112. 120.
    Creating Music to Discover Who He Is – Chris Taylor08/24/2018
    1:09:05
  113. 121.
    Crossing Paths with Jace Everett08/17/2018
    56:56
  114. 122.
    Invested in Music Marketing – Mike Osborn08/10/2018
    51:44
  115. 123.
    Tapping into the House Concert Scene–Robonzo08/03/2018
    33:34
  116. 124.
    Circus Swing and the Transformation of Dean Johanesen07/27/2018
    50:09
  117. 125.
    House Concert Host Amy Killingsworth07/20/2018
    44:38
  118. 126.
    Life and Songwriting on the Road–Crystal & Pete Damore07/11/2018
    44:50
  119. 127.
    The Austin Based Soul of Mingo Fishtrap–Roger Blevins Jr07/06/2018
    48:32
  120. 128.
    Rediscovering Me – Singer Songwriter Jennifer Vazquez06/29/2018
    55:13
  121. 129.
    Synesthesia and the Evolution of SHAPESCENES–Chase Anderson06/22/2018
    38:54
  122. 130.
    Touring, Podcasting and Rocking with Fair City Fire–Brian Wolff06/15/2018
    43:55
  123. 131.
    House Concerts Ambassador Tom Meny06/08/2018
    55:29
  124. 132.
    Musician Insights from Chris Raspante, Paul Kent, Bill Lonero and Robert Berry06/01/2018
    25:36
  125. 133.
    Why musician Ray Prim has a day job, and loves it!05/25/2018
    56:30
  126. 134.
    Songwriting and the Truth About Saying Yes–Hannah Holbrook05/18/2018
    46:07
  127. 135.
    Crushing it on Instagram–Drummer Mike Dawson05/11/2018
    57:19
  128. 136.
    Songwriting with a Deadline–Lynz Crichton05/04/2018
    52:02
  129. 137.
    A Profitable Musician Summit–Bree Noble04/27/2018
    44:54
  130. 138.
    Starting Over in Austin–Lara Price04/20/2018
    47:55
  131. 139.
    Crazy Cat Lady, Lover of Llamas, Queen of Periscope–Mira Goto04/13/2018
    51:26
  132. 140.
    SoFar Sounds Kansas City–Tony Di Silvestro04/06/2018
    40:02
  133. 141.
    Professional Super Fan & Musician Educator–Carlos Castillo03/30/2018
    50:04
  134. 142.
    From Piano Lessons to Rap Rock Fusion–Krosst Out03/23/2018
    47:26
  135. 143.
    A Hidden Album Collection Discovery–Ezra Vancil03/16/2018
    57:54
  136. 144.
    Reverb and Whiskey (or Iced Tea)–Singer Songwriter Joe George03/09/2018
    43:04
  137. 145.
    Rolling with Music Industry Changes Via Kickstarter–Tom Irwin03/02/2018
    52:12
  138. 146.
    You Have to Want to Sing Even if it Doesn’t Pay – Judy Rodman02/23/2018
    45:23
  139. 147.
    Where Financial Fear, Elusive Fame, and Abundance Collide – Liz Cirelli02/16/2018
    1:01:21
  140. 148.
    The Music Industry is About Money, Not Talent – Rock Talk Podcast Host Sommer Sharon02/09/2018
    49:19
  141. 149.
    Finding Happiness in the Blues and Howlin' at Greaseland – Stephanie Tice02/02/2018
    40:12
  142. 150.
    Listen to Jeff Beck and That’s All the Education You Need – Greg Marra01/26/2018
    54:26
  143. 151.
    Mike Osborn & Robonzo on Tribute Bands, Jam Etiquette, Backing Tracks, and Reaching Festival Organizers01/19/2018
    42:03
  144. 152.
    Lisa Leuschner Andersen Has Been Gigging Since Age 7 and Has Opinions About Being a Full Time Career Musician01/11/2018
    42:05
  145. 153.
    Find Someone Who Believes In Your Music and Get a Good Lawyer – Rex Brown01/05/2018
    40:28
  146. 154.
    Why Musicians Shouldn’t Have a Cell Phone on Stage – Johnny Burgin12/29/2017
    40:55
  147. 155.
    Mark Wenner on The Nighthawks, Performing, Recording, and Rock & Roll12/22/2017
    57:00
  148. 156.
    David De Silva of Archer Nation on Music Theory, Fan Appreciation, Endorsements and Record Labels12/15/2017
    45:48
  149. 157.
    David Barrett, Passionate Music Educator and Blues Harmonica Master12/08/2017
    55:18
  150. 158.
    Lannie Flowers on Being a Career Musician, Songwriting, Studio Work, and Awards12/01/2017
    47:18
  151. 159.
    Terry LaPorta On Being Parent and Manager of Teen Pop Star & Disney Radio Artist Samantha LaPorta11/24/2017
    41:18
  152. 160.
    Mike Dawson's Home Studio and Social Media Strategy11/17/2017
    49:45
  153. 161.
    Disney Radio Artist Samantha LaPorta on Performing, Songwriting, Recording and Giving Back11/10/2017
    43:35
  154. 162.
    Aki Kumar on Chicago Blues, Bollywood Blues, Harmonica, and Performing11/03/2017
    42:10
  155. 163.
    George Brandau on Connecting People, Organizing and Promoting Benefit Shows, and Chrome Deluxe10/27/2017
    45:07
  156. 164.
    Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower On Being and Shooting the Greatest10/20/2017
    53:27
  157. 165.
    Ep 20 Michelle Lockey on Music Licensing and Songwriting for TV & Film10/13/2017
    57:04
  158. 166.
    Ep 19 Robert Berry on Greg Kihn, Jason Bonham, Session Work, the Business and Serving Others10/06/2017
    55:22
  159. 167.
    Ep 18 Alyssa Trahan on Recording, Sponsorships, Merchandising, Marketing, and Getting to Nashville09/29/2017
    50:07
  160. 168.
    Ep 17 Bree Noble on Women of Substance Radio, Going Pro and Making Money09/22/2017
    50:56
  161. 169.
    Ep 16 Bill Lonero on The Defiant Machine, History, Music Licensing, Songwriting, and Sleeping 8 Hours09/15/2017
    52:49
  162. 170.
    Ep 15 Lee Oskar on The Lowrider Band, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jimi Hendrix, and Lee Oskar Harmonicas09/08/2017
    49:32
  163. 171.
    Ep 14 Lynz Crichton on Building a Clan, Learning the Business, Songwriting, and Recording09/01/2017
    42:33
  164. 172.
    Ep 13 Dave Hamilton on Music Theory, Home Recording, The Business of Music, and Divas08/25/2017
    56:39
  165. 173.
    Ep 12 Mira Goto, Country Singer Songwriter, A Journey in Nashville08/18/2017
    47:47
  166. 174.
    Ep 11 Networking and Helping Others (Solo Show #1)08/11/2017
    17:11
  167. 175.
    Ep 10 John "Kiko" Carney, Versatile Panama-Based Guitarist, Original Artist08/04/2017
    54:31
  168. 176.
    Ep 9 Paul Kent on The Gig Gab Podcast and His 11-Headed Monster The Houserockers07/28/2017
    54:51
  169. 177.
    Ep 8 Neil Schnell on Carefully Selecting Collaborators and How Musical Self Indulgence Has Been Good for His Career07/21/2017
    51:33
  170. 178.
    Ep 7 Jim Kisselburg Talks Video Demos, One Sheets, Singing as a Guitarist, and Favorite Music Apps07/17/2017
    54:31
  171. 179.
    Ep 6 John Wolff On The Boquete Jazz & Blues Fest and Gaining Access to the World Festival Circuit07/17/2017
    49:10
  172. 180.
    Ep 5 D Grant Smith Talks The Appetizer Radio Show, The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook, and Chris Cornell07/17/2017
    53:35
  173. 181.
    Ep 4 Lara Price on the San Jose Music Scene, Running Jam Bands, Tips for Jammers and I Mean Business07/17/2017
    51:58
  174. 182.
    Ep 3 Kid Andersen on Greaseland Studios, Playing The Blues, Musicianship and Music Ed07/17/2017
    1:01:30
  175. 183.
    Ep 2 Chris Raspante on Serendipity, Networking, Reputation, Nashville, and The Wonders of Today’s Talent07/17/2017
    1:05:54

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