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March 8, 2024 50 mins

Ever wondered how the gritty charm of a talented musician gets polished into the gleam of a rock star? Join me as I sit down with the dynamic Jason Spiewak, whose career arc from touring with Blue Suede Groove to helming Rock Ridge Music has been a masterclass in the art of artist management. Prepare to be swept up in tales of mentorship from music moguls, the careful choreography of managing talents like Constantine Maroulis, and the candid insights on the collaborative heartbeat of the industry.

Embark on a journey through the pivotal growth phases in a musician's career, where I’ll share personal anecdotes about the discipline of songwriting and the stark realities of nurturing talent. We tackle the rush of emerging artists to market, the myth of overnight success, and discuss the thoughtful transition from independent artistry to the embrace of professional management. This episode is a treasure trove of advice for up-and-coming talent, emphasizing the significance of networking, crafting strategic music releases, and finding the right team to amplify your vision.

Finally, we cast our gaze forward, contemplating the shifting sands of the music industry and the importance of incremental growth as opposed to the meteoric rise. We celebrate the spirit of cooperation and innovation, chuckling over my not-so-successful attempt at enjoying a heavy brew on a pedal pub, and conclude by highlighting the joy of fostering connections and remaining curious. So, raise your glass (preferably while stationary) and tune in for a blend of wisdom, laughter, and an insider's view of music's evolving stage.

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