Marc Scibilia is an American singer-songwriter. He has had great success by having his music licensed on various television shows and commercials. In 2012 his song “How Bad We Need Each Other“ shot up to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer-Songerwriter charts. Marc has toured with James Bay, Gavin James, Butch Walker, and Zac Brown Band amongst others. If you are an artist listen to this episode to hear some good words of wisdom!
Nicholas Shelestak is a musician who plays guitars, synths and samplers for Phantogram. Recorded live at Coachella, Nicholas talks about his musical journey, what life is like on the road, photography and gives artists some encouraging words on how to keep going.
Dick Valentine is the lead vocalist and co-founder of the the Detroit based rock band Electric Six. Founded in 1996, Electric Six has 12 full-length albums and a new one coming out later this year. We discuss tour, Dick’s musical journey and lay to rest the Jack White, “Danger! (High Voltage)” rumor.
Pete Davis works at Bunim-Murray Productions as a music supervisor. Bunim-Murray produces shows like The Real World, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bad Girls Club and Born This Way. If you are interested in becoming a music supervisor or an artist wanting to know more about music licensing this episode is for you.
After quitting his job in A&R at Drive-Thru Records, Peter Verdell formed his project Act As If. Since 2010 Act As If has released multiple albums and has been featured on ABC, MTV, Apple.com and LA’s very own KROQ-Locals Only. Peter shares his journey in the music industry.
Ian Imhof has worked in the music industry in various rolls from marketing, tour and artist management to now being a Senior Publicist. We discuss his journey and fun stories from visiting Abbey Road to getting to work day-to-day with The Lumineers. If you are an artist and want to know more about the PR world be sure to listen.
Fred Thomas is a musician and multi-instrumentalist that started out in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti, Michigan noise scene in the early 90’s. His new album Changer has just been released on Polyvinyl Records. We discuss his new album and musical journey from the various bands he has been in to tour.
Kevin Bronson is a music journalist. He has freelanced for The Times, LA Weekly, SPIN.com and SXSWorld magazine. Since 2002 he has covered the Los Angeles music scene and in 2008 launched his own digital blog Buzzbands LA. Kevin has a history of tipping readers to many unsigned artists such as Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids and the Airborne Toxic Event. He is an avid concertgoer and some of his press badges include Coachella, Lollapalooza, FYF and SXSW.
Shiragirl shares her story on how she crashed Warped Tour back in 2004 with her Shiragirl Stage. She is a leader that has paved the way and given many female fronted bands an opportunity to break into a male dominated industry. Shiragirl has supported Rancid, NOFX, Juliette Lewis and Joan Jett. We talk about how she broke into the boys club and made punk rock history.
Michael Kaminsky is a founder of KMGMT, which is a full service management company. Some of the artists he manages include 3OH!3, Archis, As It Is, Tonight Alive and The Summer Set. We discuss music, community, his journey and has some good words of wisdom for artists.
Kevin Lyman is the founder of the Vans Warped Tour which has helped launch the careers of Eminem, Katy Perry, No Doubt, Echosmith, and Paramore. Kevin discusses event production, the difficulty coming off of tour and business side of the industry.
Cleto & the Cletones are the house band for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Cleto grew up as a neighbor of host Jimmy Kimmel in Las Vegas. The band shares their unique bond of working with each other throughout the years. The band includes Cleto Escobedo III, Cleto Escobedo, Jr, Jeff Babko,Toshi Yanagi, Jimmy Earl, and Jonathan Dresel.