Do you have an interest in music production? Have you wondered how people get started in this world, what are the challenges they must overcame, how is it like? Well, the full interview I had with Tony Bean, the founder and CEO of 5AM records, who has worked with big names like Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s child, Usher, Christina Aguilera, and more, is now available in all podcast streaming platforms, ready to answer all those questions!
Sammy Stein is an award-winning author, writer, journalist, and curator with a deep interest in the situation and role of female musicians on the industry. She reached out to me for one of her latest books, “In Their Own Words, Interviews With Women In Jazz” to have a conversation about my experience as a professional musician, both in terms of my music production and my community projects involving women in music.
Tomorrow, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the Budget speech for MPs in the House of Commons. We are on the last leg of the race to make our concerns heard and push for the government to back up musicians during the COVID crisis and beyond. Find out here what you can do to help.
The second and final part of my interview with Tony Bean, the founder and CEO of 5am Records, is online! Picking up from where we left off in the first episode, Tony talks about some of his career highs & lows; dealing with personalities in the studio, home and work balance and his 5 tips to help you become a music producer.
There is an opportunity to speak up for musicians, but we must hurry: each year, the chancellor of the exchequer – the government’s chief finance minister – makes a Budget statement to MPs in the House of Commons. On 2021, the speech will be delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak this Wednesday 3rd March. Mr. Sunak’s choices are going to shape the finances of the country for the upcoming year, and it is essential that he knows about our struggles.
The radio station AffinityXtra was a wonderful home for the first season of my podcast Success Beyond The Score, and they will continue offering a space for the second season, on the same time slot: Tuesdays and Sundays at 12pm (noon) UK time, every other week. This means you can tune in to episode 1 in just half an hour by going to http://www.affinityxtra.com!
The day has come and my podcast Success Beyond The Score is back for season 2! This time, besides appearing in all the usual podcast platforms, there’s also a visual format available on YouTube.
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran celebrates long-lasting love, the kind that thrives like a little plant on the kitchen window when is watered with care. It is a good song to celebrate your significant other during Valentine’s Day, but also in any other occasion. My sax cover of the song is included in my album “Reflective Notes”.
Valentine’s Day is approaching and I find myself remembering some of the songs I have devoted to the theme of love.