The Career Musician

The Career Musician

Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

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November 22, 2021 68 min

Chris Thigpen is a bassist, drummer, producer, and musical director. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he has worked professionally for over 10 years with various artists, Broadway productions, Disneyland, and cruise ships. His work ethic and wide range of musical experience make him an uncommonly versatile leader in today’s performing and recording industry. Credits include: Meghan Trainor, The Isley Brothers, RZA, Kat Graha...

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Scott Frankfurt Studio is a state-of-the-art recording studio with an innovative workflow and instantly welcoming atmosphere. Located in the Los Angeles community of Woodland Hills, SFS has provided world-class, full-service recording, mixing, mastering and sound design services to top-notch artists for over 25 years.


Owner and founder Scott Frankfurt has enjoyed a diversified career as drummer, songwriter, synthesist, producer and ...

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November 8, 2021 52 min

Ivana Cespedes, professionally known as “Vi”, is a studio vocalist with expertise performing as a soloist and group singer in jazz, classical and gospel genres. She is also an accomplished session pianist, teacher and accompanist. She performed the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Santa Clarita Philharmonic as the featured soloist at just nineteen years old. She has appeared on Disney Channel (Bizzardvark), The Goldbergs A...

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Over the course of seventeen years Joel has helped make CD Baby the largest music-employer in Oregon and one of the leading on-line distributors of independent music. The company hosts more than 650,000 artists, is available to over 100 digital platforms around the world, and represents 1/5th of the music at Spotify.


Joel was a working musician when he began opening mail on weekends for CD Baby. He has since become a spokesman for t...

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Nathan Furst is a television and film composer. Furst's first major film was the 1998 movie A Moment of Confusion. He then went on to compose music for other films such as the Bionicle trilogy (Bionicle: Mask of Light, Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui and Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows), Dust to Glory, Lake Placid 2, Lake Placid 3 and Act of Valor. Some of the television shows for which he has composed are The Real World and Max St...

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Tony Morra, drummer extraordinaire, has worked with the likes of Phil Ramone, Diane Warren, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Paul Taylor, Discrete Drums Loop Series, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Toby Mac, Keith Thomas, Kip Winger, Bruce Springsteen, Fabrizio Grossi, Many Albums for “Frontier Records”, Cindy Bradley, Jay Soto, Stephanie Smith, Ayeisha Woods, Rebecca Saint James, Britt Nicole, Mich...

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Eclectic composer bassist Viktor Krauss has been a presence in Nashville Tennessee since 1992 with nearly 500 album credits as either a bassist, composer/songwriter or producer. On tour, Viktor has been Lyle Lovett’s primary bassist since 1994. Other artists have included jazz great Bill Frisell, James Taylor. Sheryl Crow, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller. Tom Jones, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and Jerry Douglas. Chet Atkins...

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Eric's recording credits read like a “who’s who” including Taylor Swift, BonJovi, Jewel, James Bay, Maren Morris, Bob Seger, Carrie Underwood, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and new artists Carly Pearce and Moon Taxi. He has traveled around the world with artists such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Take 6 and Bob Seger. He currently tours with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band and frequently performs live with Mac M...

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Scott is a composer, guitarist and music editor for film and television. He has worked closely with many composers including Christophe Beck, Patrice Rushen, Joseph LoDuca, Michael Penn, Matthew Margeson, and Charles Sydnor. His compositions have appeared in numerous short films, advertisements, music libraries, and network television shows including Wrecked, Girls, The Librarians, Malcolm In The Middle, Help Me Help You, and Lever...

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Ashley Jarmack is a New York born, Los Angeles based woodwind specialist with a passion for ethnic winds. In the summer of 2006, Ashley was hired to perform with Disney’s All American College Band. After completing her studies at University of Arizona with Kelland Thomas and Grammy winner, Timothy McAllister, she moved to Pasadena with little more than her instruments and a dream: to be an LA musician. Not one to stick to one genre...

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Whether scoring projects for film and television or performing and improvising before rapt audiences on stages around the world, Jordan Seigel approaches every pursuit with the same mission in mind: to create music that truly moves people. He has worked on Ant-Man and the Wasp, The LEGO Movie 2, Trolls, and Empire. He has also crafted arrangements for the National Symphony Orchestra’s concerts at the Kennedy Center with superstars ...

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Jeremy Levy is a Grammy-nominated Composer, Arranger, and Orchestrator who has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles for over 10 years. He was recently recognized by the Recording Academy with a Grammy nomination for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella for his track “Uranus: The Magician” off his album “The Planets: Reimagined,” a modern big band jazz reinterpretation of the famous classical suite by Gustav Holst. It...

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Joseph Wooten, keyboardist, writer, arranger, producer, educator, motivational speaker, and author, is a 3-time Grammy Award nominated artist, and since 1993 is the keyboardist/vocalist for The Steve Miller Band. Joseph is the 2nd youngest of the 5 Wooten Brothers, all musicians: 5-time Grammy Award Winning bassist, Victor Wooten; 5-time Grammy Award Winner and drummer/inventor Roy "Futureman” Wooten; guitarist Elijah "Regi...

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Gorden Campbell, drummer to the stars, has worked with a wide variety of artist including, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Duke, Neyo, American Idol Tour, Daughtry, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Simpson, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Whitney Houston, Gerald Albright, Eric Benet, Brandy, Rahsaan Patterson, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway & God’s Property to name a few…. He can also be heard on movie soundtracks such as: ...

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Andy Wood is currently touring as a solo guitarist and mandolinist along with working on a host of additional musical projects, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the double album which showcases his vast musical influences and abilities.


Andy has toured professionally with a wide range of acts, including most recently Gary Allan, LOCASH, Rascal Flatts, Scott Stapp, and Sebas...

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Tony Shepperd, CEO of Breath of Life Records, is a legendary producer, engineer, and mixer who's credits are through the roof! He's worked on countless records for Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Disney, Take 6, Shelea, Maysa, Mandy Moore, Yolanda Adams, Kamasi Washington, Michelle Williams, and The Manhattan Transfer just to name a few. Additionally, he current...

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Carlos Rafael Rivera is a world-class award-winning film composer and guitarist, who just recently scored and was EMMY-nominated for the incredible Netflix Series, The Queen's Gambit! His music has been acclaimed by the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Examiner, and the LA Times, helping establish him as a composer with the unique ability of incorporating a large diversity of musical influences into his captivating compositions,...

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Founded in 2018 by music manager Christine Hufenbecher and sound engineer Kenny Moran, Los Angeles based Mobile Sessions is a unique remote audio recording and production studio, built into a custom-designed 30ft RV. The idea was inspired by our every-day experience with the music creative community and the world of live sound recording over the past 20 years. One facet of Mobile Sessions is the capability of remote music recording...

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Jennifer Smith is the founder the of the LA based music supervision company RAT DANCE PARTY. Jennifer specializes in music supervision services for all types of media including new media, podcasts, live television, scripted and unscripted projects including documentaries. Jennifer’s recent work can be seen in films such as Netflix’s “Deadly Illusions," Showtime’s American Christmas (Tara Reid), Amazon’s The Transcendents (Award...

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Rich Redmond is an award-winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. As an in-demand artist, Rich has recorded/toured/performed with: Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Deana Carter, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt, E...

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