Mentoring for the Modern Musician

The podcast often featuring interviews with music industry insiders who would never take your call!

#67 The Having it All Illusion

December 7th, 2018

This week on Mentoring for the Modern Musician Adam and Michael pull no punches as they attempt to dispel the enormous societal myth that “You can have it all!”

Most people, especially those in the arts, won’t broach this subject... It’s major taboo!!! There’s a palpable reticence to discuss the reality that sacrifice is necessary for a successful career. The boys decided that it’s time to tackle the subject head on in this episode of the M3 show. No sugar coating it for the Scharffs! So, take a few deep breaths and prepare yourself for some actual real talk about the requirements of the life decisions working musicians make for the sake of their art!

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#66 Success: The Importance of Structure and Preparation

November 30th, 2018

In this episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the Brothers break ground on the untouched subject of daily structure and its consequential significance in a successful career! Feeling overwhelmed? Uninspired? Unmotivated? There are so many tasks to attend to, but you can’t figure out what to tackle first. Should you just give up? NO! Get thee to a calendar and get after it ONE TASK AT A TIME! Hang out for a bit and listen in while Adam and Michael talk you down and fill you in on another crucial survival skill!

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#65 First Annual M3 Artist Christmas Show!

November 23rd, 2018

Happy Holidays! This first annual extravaganza is all about Christmas music!

The boys discuss the continuous annual value associated with being the writer of an even moderately successful Christmas song! It’s never too early or too late to pen a song celebrating the season! So grab some Nog and snuggle up by the Yuletide fire while Adam and Michael break down some classic examples of these festive favorites!

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#64 Choose Your Friends Wisely!

November 16th, 2018

In the episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the boys dissect the concept of the old adage, “You are a reflection of the 5 people you spend the most time with!” Their conclusion? Choose your friends wisely!!! Come hang out with Adam and Michael while they discuss the consequences of your “crew” on your life and career. Is the result positive or negative? Listen in on how to CHOOSE WISELY!

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Remember, you got this, we got you back!

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#63 W Geoff Harrison of Scary Monsters Management

November 2nd, 2018

In this episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the boys enjoy a very cool in-depth industry chat with Manager extraordinaire Geoff Harrison from Scary Monsters Management. How did he get into the business? What has changed in the industry over the last decade? Do you want or need a major label deal? What does a manager actually do? What does a manager look for in a potential artist partnership? Come hang out with the Scharff Brothers as they get Geoff to dive headlong into these and many other topics!

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#62 Inspiration -vs- Influence

October 26th, 2018

This week on Mentoring for the Modern Musician the Scharff Brothers discuss the difference between musical/artistic influences and inspiration. While the two concepts may often overlap, most often they tickle the creative senses in very distinctive ways. Neither is more or less important, and both serve a crucial part of an artists’ developmental process! This is some heady stuff, but Adam and Michael had loads of fun pulling some big-time knowledge kernels out of the weeds for this one!

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#61 Success and the Myth of Cruise Control

October 19th, 2018

In this episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the boys break down the importance of continued focus and attention to detail required for a successful career in the modern music industry. There is no “cruise control” button for your career! There will always be a task at hand that needs to be attended to - by YOU! Even when you land a big-time manager, booking agent or industry lawyer, you will be responsible for a myriad of aspects on the daily in your career! So, Adam and Michael encourage and implore you to stay on track! Listen in while they illuminate a few of the crucial areas of a musician’s life that will always be better when you are ALL IN!

As promised in this episode here is a link to Emmaline Campbell's insatgram account so you can see how it's done :)

https://www.instagram.com/emmalineofficial/

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#60 Following a Growth Mindset & the Impact of Good Mentors

October 12th, 2018

In this episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician Adam and Michael reflect on the importance of good mentoring relationships when solid career advice is needed! It’s important to have people around you who won’t just agree. Looking for advisors who see a bigger picture than you are able to and can guide you to a positive growth mindset will always be important in whatever stage your career is at... and can be downright crucial early on! So, press play and listen in as the boys chat about what that looks like!!!

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#59 w Brian Penick CBD for Soundstr

October 5th, 2018

In this episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the Scharff brothers talk with Brian Penick, Chief of Business Development for Soundstr! The aim of this innovative company is to revolutionize the way General Licensing and royalty fees are paid out to PRO’s (Performance Right Organizations) and the artists/songwriters they represent. The boys really dive into the weeds with this one. So grab a beverage, maybe a healthy snack, and follow along as Michael and Adam trek through the undergrowth of the industry with Brian Penick!

Links to soundstr:

https://www.soundstr.com/

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#58 w VNUE CEO Zach Bair on how to make more money from your LIVE shows!

September 28th, 2018

On this week’s episode of Mentoring for the Modern Musician the boys chat it up with CEO of VNUE,Inc Zach Bair!

Zach and his companies have been on the technological cutting edge in the music industry since way back in the early 2000s. Vnue is the parent company of Set.fm and Disclive , two user friendly methods designed to help artists record and instantly sell their live performances! Mr. Bair is also incredibly excited to talk to Michael and Adam about the company’s latest acquisition, Soundstr. A tech breakthrough meant to tackle that complicated, constant and elusive pursuit of finding the best way to get musicians accurately paid for the commercial use of their music! So, strap in and turn it up!

Check out these VNUE, Inc links for more great information!

https://set.fm/

http://www.disclivenetwork.com/

http://www.vnue.com/

https://www.soundstr.com/

As always, reach out to us with suggestions for show topics, comments, questions, or just to say hello! Head over to:

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