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Musicians vs the World

84 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 23 ratings

Join professional musician, Christine Smith, as she discusses topics that face the day-to-day lives of those responsible for making the music we all love. Together, with experts and fellow musicians, Christine dives into everything from the business to the personal and even the social/political side of being a musician. It is a refreshing and honest look into the lives of those responsible for performing and creating the music in our lives.

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Do You Need a Publicist? With Kate Twilley, Publicity Coordinator at Impact24 Public Relations

May 28, 2023 01:08 - 27 minutes - 24.8 MB

Today we continue our series of episodes on building your music career. What do you know about publicists? When do you need one? What can they do for you? Here to teach us about this topic is Kate Twilley, Publicity Coordinator at Impact24 Public Relations. Hopefully, this episode can give you some clarity on what publicists do, and can help you in your decision on whether or not you need a publicist at this point in your career. Topics Include: What does a publicist do, and who needs ...

Why Your Website Isn't Working For You: With Taylor Rossi

May 14, 2023 02:02 - 33 minutes - 30.2 MB

In this episode we are continuing our look into taking charge of our music careers. We’re focusing on website design with Taylor Rossi. Taylor is a Boston-based flutist and the website designer for Nicole Riccardo Media which offers conversion-based web design for classical musicians. As you listen to Taylor discuss this topic, you will be amazed at how many mistakes we as musicians are making on our websites. Topics Include: -What is a conversion-based website? -What are common mistakes ...

Cultivating Your Portfolio Career with Jennet Ingle

April 29, 2023 21:19 - 34 minutes - 32 MB

In this first episode in our series of “How You Can Take Control of Your Music Career,” we are exploring the idea of the Portfolio Career, and how musicians can make choices to take control of their lives artistically and financially. Here to guide us on this first crucial step is Musician/Entrepreneur/Teacher/Writer/Coach Jennet Ingle, who is an expert in the field of “being your own CEO” in order to become "The Happiest Musician. " Topics include: - What is a Portfolio Career? - Finding th...

Finding Your Own Eclectic Voice with Sandro Morales-Santoro

April 16, 2023 00:34 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

"Work towards discovering what makes you unique...what makes you, you. That's what's going to set you apart from the rest." Award-winning Venezuelan composer Sandro Morales-Santoro joins us today to talk about his career in Los Angeles, where he composes music for film and television, as well as interactive and new media. We also discuss the importance of collaboration and experimentation in his work on National Geographic's "Restaurants at the End of the World," as well as the eclectic influ...

Music Licensing 101: With Eric Copeland

April 01, 2023 13:49 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

What is licensing? How can it be a source of income for musicians? In this episode we're talking to Composer Eric Copeland from "Make Music Income" as he gives us an introduction into the world of music licensing and how it can be a part of a musician's income stream. Specifically, we’re going to look into sync licensing and stock music licensing. Both of these options can be a source of income that maybe you haven’t thought about if you’ve mostly been performing or teaching during your car...

Beauty Does Not Know Geographic Boundaries

March 18, 2023 21:27 - 35 minutes - 48.2 MB

Music has long been known as a method of communication and bonding. It has the ability to synchronize our bodies and stimulate neuro-chemicals in the brain that help us feel connected to each other. But can this creation of unity and good happen on a large scale, maybe even an international scale? Can music actually be used to decrease tensions between nations and bring in diplomacy? This question was put to the test in 2008, when the New York Philharmonic gave an unprecedented concert in Py...

Ten Female Composers to Listen to in 2023: With Jenny Boster

March 05, 2023 07:06 - 32 minutes - 29.6 MB

Female composer representation in music world has come a long way since our first chat with Jenny Boster three years ago. Jenny Boster, NCTM, is the owner of The Playful Piano, and author of the Shades of Sound Music History series. To celebrate Women's History Month, Jenny has returned to teach us about 10 more female composers we need to listen to in 2023....okay, there's a chance we talk about more than ten....but who's really counting? Topics include: *Updates in the world of female compo...

Forging Your Own Path: with Composer Adrian Dunn

February 19, 2023 01:05 - 35 minutes - 48.4 MB

Adrian Dunn is a prolific composer, conductor, and performer, who has paved a new path in 21st century concert music by honoring and preserving the legacy of Black music in America. After a long weekend of performing, Adrian sat down with Christine to discuss his career, his music, and his passion for promoting and supporting Black music and musicians, and acknowledging their important role in the history and future of American art music. Topics include: *Emancipation: Act 2 and Preserving t...

Illness, Injury, and the Musician: The Inspiring Story of Trombonist Bradley White

February 05, 2023 01:50 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

We’ve all heard the advice (even in this very podcast!): take care of yourself and you can prevent injuries! But what happens when a sudden medical issue arises and threatens to derail your musical career? It’s the stuff of nightmares, so we musicians try not to talk about it. But not talking about it can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness for musicians dealing with these challenges. Fortunately, there are musicians like trombonist Bradley White, who are willing to tell their story ...

Accommodating Learning Differences in the Private Music Studio: With Dr. Shannon McDonald

January 21, 2023 20:17 - 40 minutes - 37.3 MB

When should a learning difference prevent a person from being successful in music lessons? Short answer? Never. Many times, small adjustments and accommodations can be made by music teachers to make lessons accessible for their neurodivergent students. Dr. Shannon McDonald is an educator, advocate, and avid researcher in the field of clarinet pedagogy. In today's episode, she shares her pedagogical guide on learning differences in the private music studio, in hopes of helping music teachers g...

Taking Charge Of Your Career In 2023: With Nicole Riccardo

January 08, 2023 04:49 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

Forget what the stories say, there is nothing romantic about being a starving artist! As the vast majority of professional musicians are self-employed or free-lancers, being able to make enough income to survive is always on the mind. This is especially true at the beginning of a new year, when many people take stock of their lives and make goals for the future. In today’s episode, Nicole Riccardo (musician, marketing strategist, and business coach) makes the case for looking outside the box ...

2022 in Review: Reflections and Updates!

December 23, 2022 19:26 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

As we at the Musicians vs the World Podcast say goodbye to 2022, Christine takes a moment to look back to the amazing guests and conversations we’ve hosted over the past 12 months. She also takes a few minutes to give some interesting updates to a few of our previous conversations! Guests Featured in this episode: Dr. Renee-Paule Gauthier Dr. Kensley Behel Sam Rothstein Joel Dallow ht...

In the Mix: The Music of "Dexter: New Blood" with Producer Patrick Derivaz

December 11, 2022 02:52 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Patrick Derivaz is a Producer, Engineer, Composer, and Musician who has worked with artists such as Philip Glass, Erika Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Jeff Buckley, Charles Mingus Band among many others. Most recently, he collaborated with our previous guest, Pat Irwin, on the creation of the score for the hit series, Dexter: New Blood. In part 2 of our “Behind the Score” series, Christine and Patrick discuss the artistry behind mixing, and how it enhances musical compositions and projects. Top...

Behind the Score of "Dexter: New Blood" With Composer Pat Irwin

November 27, 2022 02:26 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

It is no secret that the score to "Dexter: New Blood" was essential to the world-building and emotional arc of the popular Showtime series. How did it get that way? What makes composing for film and television such a collaborative process? Does that collaboration help or hinder a composer’s creativity? Award-winning composer and musician, Pat Irwin, has much to say about this. And we should listen to him. Pat been a part of influential musical projects his entire career. From his early days i...

Beyond Bossa Nova: Celebrating Brazilian Classical Composers with Guilherme Andreas

November 13, 2022 01:54 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

"Music is a language, and we all express ourselves through it. Their struggles are being told through their music. And as we listen to their music, we become...more connected and more human." Flutist Guilherme Andreas celebrates underrepresented Brazilian composers in his new album, "Beyond Bossa Nova." In today's episode, he shares not only his own story, but the fascinating stories of many overlooked Brazilian composers featured on his album. Composers discussed in today's episode: Leopol...

Reading Music: Strategies & Sequencing for Different Reading Styles

October 30, 2022 04:07 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

Are you an over-reader, or an over-skimmer? Is there something that is getting in the way of improving your sight-reading skills? Our guest today is Dr. Malena McLaren, and in today’s episode, she and Christine talk about different types of note-readers, and some very specific strategies for sequencing and scaffolding to improve music reading. This is a great episode for teachers, students, or professionals that feel they’ve hit a wall with their reading, or may want some very practical steps...

Musicians and ADHD

October 16, 2022 04:33 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

“Remember that ADHD is a superpower!” Christine is joined by Dr. Kensley Behel, Dr. Joy Hoffman, and Ms. Sarah Dotterweich in a round-table discussion about being a musician with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Drawing on their research and own personal experiences, the panelists offer a candid and honest picture of how ADHD affects them personally and professionally. From performance anxiety and executive functioning difficulties, to perfectionism and masking, our guests offer the ...

Competition in Music with Dr. Brandon Bascom

October 02, 2022 05:09 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

Composer Bela Bartok famously said “Competitions are for horses, not for artists.” And yet, competition can be a fierce and constant presence for those pursuing a life in music. Why do we have competition in music? Is it a necessary evil? Does it create exciting opportunities and open professional doors? Or is it something toxic we should just get rid of altogether? That's the topic of conversation with special guest, pianist and arranger, Dr. Brandon Bascom. Together, Dr. Bascom and Christin...

Teaching More Than Notes: Choral Teachers are Awesome Part 2

September 18, 2022 01:50 - 18 minutes - 16.8 MB

Sometimes there are just too many great stories to fit into one episode! Today is part 2 of our look into Choral Education and its impact that reaches much farther than learning music. In our last episode, we learned a bit about Bill’s background, and how he worked with school administration to create incredible opportunities for his choral students. In today’s episode, we take a minute to talk about expectations, how to set them, and how to motivate students to reach them. Through even more ...

Choral Teachers are Awesome

September 03, 2022 23:50 - 28 minutes - 26.4 MB

Today, as students across the US prepare to go back to school, we at Musicians vs the World want to take a couple of episodes to dive into the career of a school educator. These unsung heroes often give students their first taste of music making or ensemble work, and help to create memorable experiences that can shape the trajectory of a child’s life. In the next two episodes we’ll take a look into the life of high school choral director William C Davis, whose teaching took him up and down th...

Composing and Publishing in a Digital World: With Piano Pronto's Jennifer Eklund

August 20, 2022 21:11 - 36 minutes - 33.1 MB

As the world becomes more and more digital, musicians need to adapt in order to survive. This fact is perhaps most evident in the world of composing and publishing. In today's episode, our host Christine Smith chats with Jennifer Eklund, composer, arranger, and founder of Piano Pronto Publishing. Through innovation, flexibility, and determination, Jennifer Eklund has established herself as a leader in digital publishing, and her brand as a favorite among music teachers and students alike. Tod...

Don't Be a Lone Wolf: Collaboration for Musicians with Amy VanderLugt, NCTM

August 06, 2022 19:11 - 27 minutes - 25 MB

As of 2017, an estimated 194,000 musicians are in the US labor force. Approximately one-third of those musicians identify themselves as self-employed. How do these “lone wolf” musicians find the support and resources they need to survive their careers? In today’s episode, Amy VanderLugt, NCTM, President of the North Fulton Music Teachers Association, joins Christine to talk about the importance of networking and professional collaboration. Drawing on her experiences from over thirty years as ...

What Can Musicians Learn from Athletes? with Dr. Kensley Behel

July 24, 2022 03:00 - 37 minutes - 34.1 MB

What do professional musicians and professional athletes have in common? What can musicians learn from Olympic Gymnasts, or from the developments in American Football safety equipment? Dr. Kensley Behel is on a mission to raise a health aware mindset to reduce injuries in musicians. Learning from her own experiences with injury, experiences as a journalist covering professional gymnastics, and research in the field of Performing Arts Health, Dr. Behel is dedicated to improving physical and me...

50th Episode Celebration! Learn from Experience

July 10, 2022 01:00 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

To celebrate their 50th episode of Musicians vs the World, the team wanted to make this special episode focusing on their listeners! After gathering questions from aspiring musicians and fans of the show, host Christine and producer Russ sought out answers from experts and fellow musicians. From college courses and career opportunities to preparing for competitions and dealing with performance anxiety, Christine and Russ share the advice from experienced experts, and discuss some of their own...

Music For Social Change: Dr. Nkeiru Okoye Part 2

June 26, 2022 06:00 - 24 minutes - 22.1 MB

Dr. Nkeiru Okoye is committed to creating music that engages communities and affects social change. In part two of their conversation, Christine and Dr. Okoye explore what it takes to engage communities through new music, and the impact that music makes on people and society at large. It's a genuine inside look into the mind, heart, and compositional process of a modern composer.

"My Name is Nkeiru Okoye": A conversation with composer Dr. Nkeiru Okoye

June 12, 2022 01:00 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

Composer Dr. Nkeiru Okoye's music defies categorization. She is an expert at fuzing different musical styles and genres into her music, and injecting humanity into difficult subjects. Her mission is to create music that engages communities and affects social change. In part 1 of this 2-part episode, Dr. Okoye takes time out of her busy schedule to talk with Christine about her inspiring life story. From a shy little girl whose teacher tells her she'd never have a life in music, to becoming 20...

The Emotions Of Music

May 29, 2022 05:15 - 11 minutes - 10.6 MB

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." What happens to our bodies when we are deeply moved by music? Why do some people weep at a beautiful melody? Perhaps most concerning to the host of this show, why doesn't Christine, a life-long music lover and musician, shed tears over music? Is she a heartless robot? It turns out the answer to that question is as complicated and fascinating as music itself. Join Christine as she explores the research on t...

Mindfulness For Musicians with Dr. Renee-Paule Gauthier

May 15, 2022 01:37 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

Many musicians have found that adjusting back to normal life after the pandemic has been difficult in surprising ways. The stress from the transition back to the hustle of musician life has effected musicians on the stage, in the practice room, and in life balance. In today’s episode, Christine speaks with Dr. Renee-Paule Gauthier, from “Mind Over Finger,” on how practicing mindfulness can increase quality of practice, quality of musicianship, and quality of life for all musicians. Dr. Gauthi...

Mindfulness For Musicians with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

May 15, 2022 01:37 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

Many musicians have found that adjusting back to normal life after the pandemic has been difficult in surprising ways. The stress from the transition back to the hustle of musician life has effected musicians on the stage, in the practice room, and in life balance. In today’s episode, Christine speaks with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, from “Mind Over Finger,” on how practicing mindfulness can increase quality of practice, quality of musicianship, and quality of life for all musicians. Dr. Gauthi...

When Music and Politics Meet: with Jonathan Rosenberg

May 01, 2022 05:42 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

Is Russian music “canceled?” What sort of responsibility do musicians have to make their political and moral views known? What relationship do music and politics have with one another? Can they truly be separated? In this episode, Christine speaks about this timely topic with Jonathan Rosenberg, Julliard-trained musician and Harvard-trained historian. Using lessons learned while researching his book, "Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War," Jon...

Female Composers One Year Later - with Jenny Boster, NCTM

April 17, 2022 05:46 - 37 minutes - 34.3 MB

Teacher and clinician Jenny Boster, NCTM, is back with more resources and information about female composers! In the year since Jenny’s last visit, much has changed in the music world. From music publishers and symphony schedules to awards shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars, female composers are beginning to receive well-deserved attention. In this episode, Jenny and Christine talk about the progress being made, future goals, resources for teachers, and highlight some of their new favor...

Performing For "Others" - David Troy Francis, Concert Pianist, Composer, and Arranger

April 03, 2022 07:29 - 49 minutes - 44.9 MB

How does a young boy from a working class family practicing on a cardboard piano in Memphis grow up to compose a smash-hit stage musical, collaborate with Academy Award-winning sound engineers, discuss domestic arguments with Pulitzer-prize winning composers, and help a police force deal with grief? Concert pianist, composer, and arranger David Troy Francis grew up thinking of himself as “the other.” Music was a welcome escape from difficult situations that arose from feeling different and un...

The President's Own Marine Band with Christina Hughes and Tanner Antonetti

March 20, 2022 02:44 - 41 minutes - 38.4 MB

On the eve of their new adventure in Washington DC, Flutist Christina Hughes and Trombonist Tanner Antonetti spare a moment to speak with Christine about their careers, mental preparation for auditions, and balancing career and marriage between two successful musicians.

Finding Strength In Vulnerability with Clarinetist Sam Rothstein

March 06, 2022 06:13 - 41 minutes - 38.4 MB

Mental Health is a difficult topic to discuss for musicians. However, Sam Rothstein, acting principal clarinetist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and host of "The Candid Clarinetist," has made a name for himself by tackling difficult topics through honest conversations. In this episode, Christine and Sam discuss mental health, perfectionism, supporting fellow musicians, and how the concept of Ikigai can help a musician create a balanced and meaningful life.

A Look Into Streaming Revenue - Do Streaming Services Rip Off Artists?

February 20, 2022 06:04 - 12 minutes - 11.3 MB

Music streaming services have found themselves back in the news lately, as famous musicians are again bemoaning the music industry (and streaming services in particular), trying to show everyone how predatory the system is, and how it’s impossible for musicians to earn a living in the current digital streaming climate. So how does streaming revenue actually work? How do musicians actually get paid when they release music onto music streaming services? In this episode, Christine takes a look i...

Win Your Job, Know Your Job: With Cellist Joel Dallow

February 06, 2022 05:50 - 45 minutes - 41.2 MB

As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Joel Dallow is living the dream of many aspiring cellists. As host of “The Cello Sherpa Podcast,” he shares his expertise with those aspiring musicians to help them along their way. As Christine’s guest today, he shares an insiders’ look into winning an orchestral audition, and knowing your instrument’s role once you get the job. Along the way he shares memorable and unexpected moments from his life in the Cello Section, as well as his must-liste...

Musicians From the Gilded Age of China

January 23, 2022 02:38 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

Why are so many American Conservatories and University Music programs recruiting students and musicians from China? What is happening in Chinese pre-collegiate music schools that produces such successful musicians? Dr. Beibei Lin from Valdosta State University set out to research that question, and came back with a completely unexpected answer that goes far beyond the practice room. Join Christine as she and Dr. Lin explore her findings, and discuss motivation, teaching tips, and honoring the...

A Confluence of Musical Worlds - With Composer Christopher Norton

January 09, 2022 04:04 - 44 minutes - 40.9 MB

"It's a weird confluence of musical worlds....which happens to be me." Composer Christopher Norton has had a prolific career spanning three decades. His music, where Classical meets Popular music, has sold over 1 million copies, and continues to be loved by musicians, students, and music teachers around the world. In this episode of Musicians vs the World, Christine sits down with Christopher as he talks about his career, from his early days in New Zealand, to his current projects in 2022. A...

2021 In Review: Saving Classical Music One Teacher At A Time

December 12, 2021 05:11 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

2021 was a year full of change for the world of Classical Music. In this episode, Christine reviews the inspirational interviews and guests from the past 12 months. As she looks back, she finds a surprising theme that weaves itself through many of the interviews. Christine discusses what she's learned from her guests, and how music teachers will "save" Classical Music in the years to come.

Why Do Musicians Look Down on Well-Paying Gigs? With Dr. Christina Scharff

November 28, 2021 07:33 - 37 minutes - 34.6 MB

Why do musicians look down on well-paying gigs? Why do some musicians have difficulties with self-promotion? What does small-talk have to do with being a successful classical musician? The Classical Musical world is working diligently to make Classical Music more inclusive and diverse. But any working musician will tell you that the real world of musicians, based on working gigs and networking, does not always match the ideals we’re aiming for. But why? For the past decade, Dr. Christina Scha...

Why Do Musicians Look Down on Well-Paying Gigs?

November 28, 2021 07:33 - 37 minutes - 34.6 MB

Why do musicians look down on well-paying gigs? Why do some musicians have difficulties with self-promotion? What does small-talk have to do with being a successful classical musician? The Classical Musical world is working diligently to make Classical Music more inclusive and diverse. But any working musician will tell you that the real world of musicians, based on working gigs and networking, does not always match the ideals we’re aiming for. But why? For the past decade, Dr. Christina Scha...

African Pianism And Beyond with Dr. William Chapman Nyaho

November 13, 2021 05:18 - 21 minutes - 19.9 MB

This episode is part 2 of Christine's conversation with William Chapman Nyaho, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Music Teachers National Association. Together, they discuss traits and characteristics of African pianism, as well as the future of Classical Music. Along the way, Dr. Chapman Nyaho shares tips and resources for teachers on helping students to connect with unfamiliar music, as well as a list of worthy composers that deserve the attention of teachers and per...

Music for All with Dr. William Chapman Nyaho

October 31, 2021 05:34 - 25 minutes - 23.8 MB

As the newly-appointed Music Teachers National Association's Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. William Chapman Nyaho has a firm belief that classical music is meant for all. In his new position, he has the objective of helping music teachers create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for students of all nationalities and backgrounds, as well as bringing classical music to under-served communities. In this part one of two episodes with Dr. Chapman Nyaho, he talks with Chr...

Musicians and the Media with Doug Wilks, Executive Editor of Deseret News

October 17, 2021 08:23 - 33 minutes - 46.6 MB

As musicians' livelihoods depend on audiences hearing their music, and as media continues to be a major gateway to reaching those audiences, it’s important that we understand how to navigate the relationship between musicians and the media. Executive Editor Doug Wilks from Deseret News, one of the strongest multi-platform newsrooms in the country, guides us through the complex world of media. He gives insights on how to catch the attention of national news sources, how to build credibility, a...

Surprise! Bet You Didn't Expect That!

October 03, 2021 05:03 - 13 minutes - 12.1 MB

In 2021, a group of researchers at Dartmouth College set out to study "The Mozart Effect," and why listening to Mozart seems to help patients with Epilepsy. In the same year in Dublin, researchers tried to figure out what happens to our brains when the music goes....silent. But why talk about them in the same episode? Today, Christine discusses the surprising findings, how they're related, and the possibilities they bring for both music makers and music listeners in the future.

Injury and Identity with Colin Williams

September 19, 2021 01:05 - 45 minutes - 62.7 MB

Colin Williams, Associate Principal Trombonist for the New York Philharmonic, is a passionate performer, engaging educator, and advocate for musician wellness. In this important episode for all musicians, he shares his experience with a potentially career-ending injury. He discusses the physical, mental, and emotional hurdles in his journey back to the orchestra, bringing awareness to a serious issue that isn’t talked about enough in the musician world.

Bypassing the Gatekeepers: Gigging Secrets with Jared Judge

September 04, 2021 21:42 - 33 minutes - 31 MB

In music school, we're sold on the dream of traveling the world, performing in elite ensembles, and "making it big." In reality, musicians often have to forge their own path, bypassing the auditions and "gatekeepers" to a fulfilling and lucrative career. In this episode, Christine has a candid conversation with Jared Judge, host of The Gigging Musicians Podcast, founder of BookLive, and author of "Gigging Secrets: The Underground Playbook to Making a Living Performing." Jared draws on his ow...

One Musician's Influence: with Keith Bradshaw

August 21, 2021 22:02 - 25 minutes - 23.2 MB

A small town. A young college professor. A non-existent music program. Join Christine as she talks with Dr. Keith Bradshaw on how he built a legacy and influenced lives through his development of the music program at Southern Virginia University.

Are NFTs the Future of Music?

August 08, 2021 00:30 - 11 minutes - 10.8 MB

What is it with NFTs that is making musicians so excited? It seems like every week there's a news story about a musician jumping on the NFT bandwagon in some way. They're either minting and selling NFTs, or investing in companies involved with them. But what are NFTs anyway? Is it just a side-hustle famous musicians are doing while they wait for concerts to start up again? Or is it a long-term, sustainable income stream for musicians and other artists? In this episode, Christine takes a look ...

The World of Video Game Music With Composer Matt Kenyon

July 24, 2021 13:04 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

In 2020, the Video Gaming Industry was estimated to be worth $159.3 Billion. Video Games are a huge part of our global culture, and music and sound design are a huge part of the gaming experience. In this episode, Christine talks with Matt Kenyon, composer, arranger, and host of Composer Code Podcast. Matt and Christine wade into the world of Video Game Music, and discuss how composers and musicians can find a place in and navigate their way around this growing industry.