Music Saved Me

Music Saved Me

This is Music Saved Me and I’m your host, Danny Clayton. I'm proud as punch to be working on a show like this; a show about what happens when life gives you lemons, and you decide to make music with them. We are talking to different artists to see how music has shaped and changed their lives.

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December 7, 2020 3 min
Want to find out more about the magic of MMAD? Dominic Brook, Founder of MMAD, talks about MMAD's mentoring programs, how they work, what MMAD aims to achieve through these programs and how you can be involved.
This special episode of Music Saved Me is created in partnership with Macquarie University Media Mentorship.
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Join us for one of the final episodes of this season of Music Saved Me as Danny Clayton sits down with the one and only, Illy. These two friends chat about all the highs and lows of music, diving into how Illy got his start in music and personal challenges this brought on.
Music Saved Me is proudly supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and Sony Foundation.
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December 4, 2020 17 min
Paul Dempsey, solo artist and front man for Something for Kate is one of Australia's most iconic lyricists and songwriters, often drawing from a variety of personal experiences. Listen as Danny Clayton sits down and with Paul Dempsey for a honest chat about growing up, evolving and changing.
This episode of Music Saved Me by MMAD is proudly supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and Universal Music Australia.
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December 2, 2020 17 min
Through MMAD Alumni Brayden's darkest times with mental health struggles, music has helped him. Listen to one of the rawest episodes of Music Saved Me as our host Danny Clayton and Brayden dive into some of the dark times in his life and how he found Musicians Making A Difference.
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November 25, 2020 18 min
L-Fresh the Lion's journey with music started as one of self discovery and understanding his identity. Through music he's discovered more about himself as well as how to tell his own story through his acclaimed lyrics. Listen to this icon of the Sydney Hip Hop scene talk about what drove him in the early days of his career.
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November 25, 2020 18 min
Listen to how MMAD Alumni Jaz found a love of writing music to overcome her social anxiety and how writing and performing gave her the confidence to keep growing and ultimately change her life.Join our host Danny Clayton as he chats with Jaz about how she got her confidence back.
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November 18, 2020 18 min
Many people use music as a temporary escape from their thoughts but for singer-songwriter and MMAD graduate Lillith, her responsibility as a musician is to face that inner negativity and use it to create permanent memories with music. Join our host Danny Clayton in this masterclass from Lillith on tackling emotion head-on through songwriting.
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November 18, 2020 21 min
Having ditched the safety of his corporate 9 to 5, Mike Waters has risen to prominence as both a solo artist and prolific musical collaborator but it might come as a shock to find that even in a new dream job, Mike isn't always doing fine. In this episode, Mike talks with our host Danny Clayton about how he channeled his experience with depression and anxiety into the creation of his hit single "I'm Doing Fine".
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November 11, 2020 16 min
MMAD Ambassador and former Australia's Got Talent finalist D Minor has channeled his lived experience with homelessness into not only a positive and uplifting message, but his music career - which has taken him around the world and inspired countless others. Through D Minor's story, our host Danny Clayton gets a crash course on how to turn life's lemons into personal change and powerful lyrics.
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November 11, 2020 20 min
Moving to the other side of the planet to make music sounds like a dream come true. But for globe-trotting Aussie singer Eves Karydas, isolation and loneliness made it one of the most challenging times of her life. Tune in as our host Danny Clayton learns how she bounced back to make inspiring music out of a complicated situation.
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November 4, 2020 18 min
When you’re as open about your personal struggles in your music as award winning singer/songwriter Conrad Sewell, music really is a form of therapy: “Some of my best music has come because I've had to turn to a pad and a pen to write about it... It sounds cliché but it really is a form of therapy." But staying true to yourself in an industry that thrives on the approval of others is a non-stop challenge. In this episode, Da...
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November 4, 2020 20 min
Fire Fight benefit concert will go down as one of those historic moments in Australian music, but the memory holds much more meaning for Gamilaraay singer-songwriter Mitch Tambo, who sees music and performance not just as a passion, but as a link to his cultural identity. Our host Danny Clayton gets an insight into Mitch’s drive to bring unity to the world through music, and how Mitch finds a different kind of strength through cult...
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November 4, 2020 16 min
Although her unexpected rise in the music industry has brought her great gains, platinum-selling artist GRAACE is no stranger to the pitfalls of loss. For the first time speaking on the topic, GRAACE digs deep with our host Danny Clayton to show us how she was able to keep going when she lost the person who inspired her most, and how she grew the tools to speak to other people’s grief through music.
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November 4, 2020 17 min
Not all heroes wear capes, but Paz, co-founder of Sleazy Thieves clothing, has the swag and personal stories to pull it off; from youth homelessness and addiction, to comedy and streetwear entrepreneurialism, Paz will make you want to cry and laugh at the same time. But as our host Danny Clayton finds out, even if you’re not a musician, music is one of the best sidekicks when you’re trying to save yourself.
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November 3, 2020 54 sec
This is Music Saved Me and I’m your host, Danny Clayton. I'm proud as punch to be working on a show like this; a show about what happens when life gives you lemons, and you decide to make music with them.
Music Saved Me is proudly supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, with weekly episodes supported by Sony Foundation, Verizon Media and Universal Music Australia. More about Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD): ...
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