Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know

Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know

Joy Sounds features the brightest independent artists in music through in-depth interviews and live performances from the Joy Sounds studio. Produced and hosted by Chris Sampson.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 39 min
Jarrod Lawson is all about “being the change.” On his most recent record, Be The Change, the Portland based singer-songwriter spreads positive messages through his unique brand of jazz infused soul. Jarrod not only talks about the making of Be The Change, but also discusses how he found a very receptive audience for his music in Europe. You can check out Jarrod on a special livestream, February 25th, 2021, 2pm PST at https://www.ur...
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February 17, 2021 30 min
Norman Sann doesn’t want to take the easy road. Norman is a truly distinctive voice in hip hop who knows that his unique approach may not be the “hit” sound the industry looks for. And, that’s ok with Norman who is looking to make a much more lasting and deeper impact through his story telling, musicianship, and gifts for language. Norman talks about the long arc narrative of the “rap slave” who gets tied into an industry contract ...
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February 11, 2021 36 min
Emma McGann wants you to be a part of the show. Literally. As an early adopter, pioneering live stream artist, Emma has built a loyal fan base that gets to interact with her during her dynamic and engaging online concerts. In this episode, we hear how Emma transformed a spare room in her Coventry, England house into a virtual touring headquarters. We also hear how she became even more creative with her live stream events after her ...
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Part 1 of Artists from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In this special two-part episode, we feature songwriters from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The songwriting classes are taught by Professor Natasha Pasternak and are offered through the Music Industry programs. In Part 1, we meet three songwriters from UCLA including Sanjana (@sanjmusic), Hayden Everett (@hayden.mp3) and Gabe Deibel (@refreshingtasteofco...
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Part 2 of Artists from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In this special two-part episode, we feature songwriters from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The songwriting classes are taught by Professor Natasha Pasternak and are offered through the Music Industry programs. In Part 2, we meet three songwriters from UCLA including Sophia James (@sophiajamesmusic), Krista Marina (@kristamarina_) and Seiji Oda (@seijioda...
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February 3, 2021 33 min
Judith Hill is Hollywood. In her new record, Baby, I’m Hollywood, (out March 5th) Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Judith Hill, re-claims what it means to be a creative and artist in the often stereotyped, misunderstood town. After working as a background vocalist for some of music’s most iconic figures, Judith has firmly established herself as her own artist with her own point of view. During this episode, Judith talks ab...
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January 27, 2021 42 min
Kid Sistr is uniting little sisters everywhere. After having a surprise breakout hit with their song “Dallas” on Tik Tok, Kid Sistr has earned a dedicated fan base. But, don’t make the mistake of writing it off as simple made for social media pop. Kid Sistr’s songs have emotional depth and musicianship that sets them apart. During the show, Kid Sistr performs three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio in a safe, socially distance...
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Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach—and learn from—other musicians in a creative, supportive environment. This unique college offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance, DJ & producing skills, composing for video games, audio engineering, guitar building, mus...
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January 14, 2021 36 min
Kari Kimmel’s name may not be familiar to you, but you’ve probably heard her music. Singer, songwriter, producer, and music executive, Kari Kimmel, has licensed her music in over 1,000 films, television shows, trailers, video games and commercials. With her music being featured in The Walking Dead, The Fosters, Cobra Kai, The Office, The Sims video game and countless commercials, it would be safe to say that at any given time you ...
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The Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) believes in creating an environment for limitless creativity, developing a foundation of innovative music education and building industry relationships. The LACM Faculty roster includes Grammy, BMI, & People’s Choice award winning musicians, recording artists, producers, and entrepreneurs who love to share their experiences and expertise with the next generation of music leaders. On today...
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January 6, 2021 37 min
Dominique Fils-Aimé is on a journey. The Montreal based, Juno award winning artist, Dominique Fils-Aimé, is in the midst of an ambitious trilogy that examines Black music and culture through her songwriting and unique vocal style. The third and final record of the trilogy, Three Little Words, is set for release February 2021. Over the course of the three records; Nameless, Stay Tuned!, and Three Little Words, Dominique takes the...
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December 29, 2020 33 min
Hailey Belle is keeping her options open. At just 19 years old, the rising pop singer-songwriter has already been recognized for her work receiving the 2019 Best Female Pop Artist of the Year award and the 2020 Best Pop Song award by the Indie Music Channel. By writing constantly with her collaborators all while studying business as a full-time college student, Hailey is busy creating many different pathways for herself in the mu...
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December 18, 2020 30 min
Haunter is ready to take on the world one song at a time. The enthusiasm of this Houston, Texas based band is infectious. Coming from different musical backgrounds – metal, pop, synth wave and punk – the members of Haunter have a total team approach to their music making and production. They clearly feed off each other’s energy to continuously develop and release music that takes them to new levels. In addition to talking with ...
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December 14, 2020 50 min
La Tanya Hall and Andy Milne are a formidable team. Independently, each are world class musicians: La Tanya regularly works with artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Steely Dan while reinventing the Great American Songbook as a solo artist, while Andy is a Juno Award winning pianist, composer and band leader. As husband and wife, they discuss recently having to confront and overcome significant health challenges. This experience in...
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December 7, 2020 37 min
Vita and the Woolf have arrived in Los Angeles. After relocating from Philadelphia, Jennifer Pague of Vita and the Woolf writes about the uncertainty’s that come with a move to Los Angeles in her new record Anna Ohio. Anna Ohio is a remarkably intimate pop record packed with both electric imagery and deep vulnerability, a magic dance that oscillates between empowering anthems and open-hearted diary entries. During the episode, Vit...
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December 2, 2020 29 min
Sundressed offers an antidote for our times. Their new record, “Home Remedy” is filled with confessional lyrics penned by Trevor Hedges and punk-infused melodies that inspire listeners to move forward. In this episode, we talk with Trevor and Sundressed bandmate, AJ Peacox, about the making of “Home Remedy.” And, we hear how their shared affinity for specialty coffee led to the creation of their own podcast called “Social Drip.” ...
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November 30, 2020 37 min
Diana Rein knows her worth. And, the blues-rock guitarist and songwriter sings about it on her track “Worth” from her most recent album, Queen of My Castle. Born in Romania, but raised in Chicago, Diana talks about her introduction into the Chicago blues scene at a very young age, including a pivotal meeting with the legendary Buddy Guy. Diana also opens up and talks about the tension she faced while determining whether to go int...
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November 11, 2020 20 min
Heather Youmans is a triple threat. You might know her simply as “The Tap Dancer” from her recent appearance on the Fox hit TV show, I Can See Your Voice. But, after grabbing the show’s attention with her tap dancing, nobody was expecting her amazing voice. A veteran of the musical theater stage, Heather has also carved a path as a singer-songwriter and bassist. During this episode, Heather shares her new single, “Shine,” a heartfe...
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November 4, 2020 36 min
B. Miles isn’t one dimensional. Brenna Miles of B. Miles explores living multiple lives in her new record, In Order of Appearance, as she poetically describes the inherent tension of working a professional job by day while being on stage in a rock band by night. Set against her adopted home town of New York City, Brenna has come to embrace that she doesn’t have to lead a single life, but can lead an artist’s life as dynamic and c...
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October 28, 2020 39 min
Shelly Peiken is following her joy. After writing hits for Christina Aguilera, Meredith Brooks, Brandy and Chrissie Hynde among many others, Shelly decided it was time to record her own versions of her songs. Her new record, 2.0 etc… is a creative re-imagining of some of her most familiar songs as well as new, previously unreleased material. After hearing some of the most iconic voices sing her songs, it’s inspiring to hear Shel...
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