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Back On Beat

Back On Beat

By Gerald Purify
A resource for independent artists and musicians on making a living doing what you love. Interviews, education, and goal planning to keep you motivated.
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2:05 Being a Musician is Not Enough
in this episode, I sit down and discuss an idea, (being a musician is not enough). This question comes from the idea of what else can I do to advance my music career. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support For more info about myself and or the podcast, go to https://linktr.ee/geraldpurify
09:16
February 8, 2021
2: 04 The Discussion (Stepping Into The Room)
In this episode titled The Discussion (Step Into The Room), I sit down with music artist Hakeem Sanusi and Joe Chavira. We discuss the idea of not waiting for opportunities to come, but instead, create them. You can find more about Hakeem Sanusi at https://www.silkoceanofficial.com/ You can find more about Joe Chavira at https://joechaviramusic.com/ I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support For more info about myself and or the podcast, go to https://linktr.ee/geraldpurify
25:59
February 1, 2021
2: 03 Thought On Success
In this episode titled Thought On Success, we discuss briefly the idea of a road map to having success as a musician, and the percentage of musicians that create their success. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support For more info about myself and or the podcast, go to geraldpurify.com, and don't forget to check out the youtube channel titled Gerald Purify.
07:02
January 25, 2021
2: 02 Step Into The Room
In this episode titled Step Into The Room, we discuss briefly the idea of not waiting for opportunities to come, but instead, create them. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support For more info about myself and or the podcast, go to geraldpurify.com, and don't forget to check out the youtube channel titled Gerald Purify.
11:04
January 18, 2021
Perception Is Reality
In this episode, I discuss the thought of perception being the reality. Come participate in the beat share. This is where I'll start with a percussion track, and then pass it on to the next musician to add something, and will keep building till we have a fully instrumental. To be apart of this project, email me at contact@geraldpurify.com, or message me on FB or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
07:36
January 11, 2021
32. Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Talk to you in the new year. Come participate in the beat share. This is where I'll start with a percussion track, and then pass it on to the next musician to add something, and will keep building till we have a fully instrumental. To be apart of this project, email me at contact@geraldpurify.com, or message me on FB or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
00:46
December 21, 2020
31. A Game Changer
In this episode, I introduce a community-building project with the local musician community. A short discussion on how to take mobile content creation to the next level with a stereo, studio, quality condenser mic. The Shure MV88. Come participate in the beat share. This is where I'll start with a percussion track, and then pass it on to the next musician to add something, and will keep building till we have a fully instrumental. To be apart of this project, email me at contact@geraldpurify.com, or message me on FB or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
09:39
December 14, 2020
30. Thoughts On Backing Tracks
In this episode, I talk about some simple thoughts on backing tracks. Come participate in the beat share. This is where I'll start with a percussion track, and then pass it on to the next musician to add something, and will keep building till we have a fully instrumental. To be apart of this project, email me at contact@geraldpurify.com, or message me on FB or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
12:34
December 7, 2020
29. Conversation with Colin Dean (Brass Mash band leader)
In this episode, I sit down with Colin Dean, the band leader of Brass Mash, to talk about how Brass Mash was formed, how they have stayed connected as a band during this music community shut down, and what new creative elements they've added to there live set. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
29:11
November 30, 2020
28. Consistency
In this episode, Explore for a brief moment, the power of staying consistent. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
09:12
November 23, 2020
27. Carbon City Lights Exploring Backing Tracks Part 2
In this episode, I sit down with Carbon City Lights right before we hit the stage. Discussing how soundcheck went, with our first time using backing tracks cranked up in the system. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
12:00
November 16, 2020
26. Performance Track Set Up
In this episode, we briefly talk about how we're setting up a Carbon City Lights performance track for the album release concert on November 14th. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. If interested,  go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support
12:10
November 9, 2020
25. Advantages Of Backing Tracks
In this episode, I sit down with Jared Kline and discuss some advantages of using technology in your live performance set up, via backing tracks, loops, click, etc. Back On Beat has announced the winner of the giveaway. David Escamilla won a Back On Beat T-Shirt and a $50 gift certificate to Sweetwater. If you like the content, I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. you can go to https://anchor.fm/backonbeat/support.
14:44
November 2, 2020
24. Backing Tracks with Carbon City Lights
Carbon City Lights is getting ready for an album release party. Exploring ways to not only play the album but also enhance their sound, Carbon City Lights has decided to implement backing tracks in their live show.  Back On Beat is in the middle of a free giveaway. We will be giving away a Back On Beat T-Shirt and a $50 gift certificate to Sweetwater. To enter the giveaway, email at contact@geraldpurify.com or message me on Fb or Instagram and tell me you're interested in the sweetwater giveaway. If you like the content, I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. you can go to https://anchor.fm/backonbeat/support.
19:30
October 26, 2020
23. Part 2 Introduction Into Using Technology For Live Performance
In this episode, I sit with Jordan Gallagher and Jared Kline to discuss adding technology into a live music situation via multi-tracks. We talk about how we got started, a few things you need to get started, the learning curve, and a few mistakes we made along the way. Back On Beat appreciates you the listener, and so we're doing a giveaway to say thank you. We're giving away a Back On Beat Podcast T-Shirt and a $50 gift certificate to Sweetwater To enter the giveaway, email me at contact @geraldpurify.com, and tell me you want to be entered into the giveaway for sweetwater. You can also message me on Facebook or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. For more information anchor.fm/backonbeat/support. Thank you for your contribution. Here is a replay of The Vibe Setters Concert.
25:00
October 19, 2020
22. Introduction into using Technology for Live Performance
In this episode, I sit with Jordan Gallagher and Jared Kline to discuss adding technology into a live music situation via multi-tracks. We talk about how we got started, a few things you need to get started, the learning curve, and a few mistakes we made along the way. Back On Beat appreciates you the listener, and so we're doing a giveaway to say thank you. We're giving away a Back On Beat Podcast T-Shirt and a $50 gift certificate to Sweetwater To enter the giveaway, email me at contact @geraldpurify.com, and tell me you want to be entered into the giveaway for sweetwater. You can also message me on Facebook or Instagram. I'm inviting you to take part in this opportunity to support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help produce and sustain future episodes. For more information anchor.fm/backonbeat/support. Thank you for your contribution.
26:34
October 12, 2020
21. Joe Chavira
Joe Chavira is on the podcast to share the tragic loss of his business partner and some amazing opportunities that have happened since the passing of Trini Lopez. You can stay informed about Joe at joechaviramusic.com You can also check out some more articles at https://issuu.com/centralcoastkind/docs/issue7_lowres https://www.palmspringslife.com/joe-chavira/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/0v1GtVW63tylTZms6uRSDa
23:09
October 5, 2020
20. Recap
In this episode, we just take a look back on some key points that the previous guest have been able to share.  Because this is episode 20, this means that Back On Beat has been doing the podcast for 5 months. In celebration, Back On Beat is doing another giveaway. We are giving away a Back On Beat podcast T-shirt and a $50 gift certificate to Sweetwater.com                                                                              To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is email at contact@geraldpurify.com or message on FB or Instagram, and write that you're interested in being entered into the giveaway. If you've been listening to this podcast, and enjoying what you hear, there's an opportunity to participate in helping to support this podcast. You can go to anchor.fm/backonbeat/support.  Thank you again for taking the time to listen and talk to you again next week.
11:25
September 28, 2020
19. Using What You Already Know
In this episode, I discuss ideas of the skills musicians learn to push there career, and how those skills can be used to create other sources of income in other organizations. Here's information on a few skills a musician might use on how to expand certain skills as a gigging musician. social media management email marketing edit videos
13:31
September 21, 2020
18. Creating Opportunities Part 2
Part 2 of sharing ideas about creating opportunities.
41:17
September 14, 2020
17. Creating Opportunities
I sit down with Drake Freeman and Dante Marsh of The Vibe Setters to discuss ideas on creating opportunities.
16:13
September 7, 2020
16. Memorable Gig Experiences
I sit down with Michael Venia and Jared Kline to discuss so memorable gigs that we've experienced.
37:26
August 31, 2020
15. Bad Gig Experiences
In this episode, I sit down with Jared Kline, Edwin Echols, and James Gallardo. The topic of discussion is bad experiences we've had while gigging. The winner of Back On Beat's first giveaway is Gloria Mantooth. She one a professionally mixed single, up to 25 tracks done by Sound Mixology.
31:13
August 24, 2020
14. A Marketable Musician
In this episode, I sit down with Laura Foxx, Drake Freeman, and David Escamilla to discuss being marketable as a musician. Sound Mixology has partnered up with Back On Beat to do a giveaway of a professionally mixed single, up to 25 tracks. You can enter in the giveaway by emailing me at contact@geraldpurify.com and tell me you are a listener of the podcast. We will be taking submissions through Wednesday, August 19th. We will then announce the winner on episode 15 which will be August 24th.
27:60
August 17, 2020
13. Artist Spotlight Part 2 Featuring Joe Chavira
In this episode, we sit down with Joe Chavira in the second part of his musical story. For information about Joe, you can go to joechavira.com. Remember that sound mixology has partnered up with Back On Beat to raffle off a giveaway of a professionally mixed single, up to 25 tracks. This is $115 value that we're giving away for free. To enter the giveaway, email me at contact@geraldpurify.com, and tell me you listen to the podcast.
17:60
August 10, 2020
12. Artist Spotlight Featuring Joe Chavira Part 1
In this episode, we highlight Joe Chavira as the artist spotlight. Telling the story of a devastating accident at a young age. How Joe was able to take the strength from surviving and apply it to the rest of his life. Joe talks about celebrating success as well as embracing loss. You can get more information from Joe Chavira. In this episode, I include an announcement segment. This is where I will relay information on events and other things going on in the San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas. The goal for this is to help increase the volume of community participation. If interested in participating, email me with your event, to be featured in the following week's episode. Announcements: For possible gig opportunities, Harry's Night Club looking for bands that would like to Live stream with there social media platforms. Here is the flyer. Wed., Aug. 5 – Wine Down Wednesdays presents The VibeSetters. Enjoy some Vina Robles wine with this high energy island, soul, funk band from San Luis Obispo. Winners of the 2019 New Times SLO awards for “Best Live Performance and Best R&B / Soul song.” Their music is sure to get you feeling good and moving to the groove. Sat. Aug 8th with Carbon City Lights. Celebrate 130 years of lighting the way at Point San Luis Lighthouse! • Live streaming concert with Carbon City Lights • Raffle with amazing prizes • Limited opportunity: Private dinners at the Lighthouse!
35:20
August 3, 2020
11. Q & A With Gerald Purify
In this episode, I take the time to answer a few questions that several listeners sent me. This was a chance to get to know some things about me on a personal level. Every so often I will continue to do these types of episodes. If interested in asking a question, you can email me. This is the first episode where I include an announcement segment. This is where I will relay information on events and other things going on in the San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas. The goal for this is to help increase the volume of community participation. If interested in participating, email me with your event, to be featured on the following week's episode. Announcements: For possible gig opportunities, Harry's Night Club looking for bands that would like to Live stream with there social media platforms. Here is the flyer. Wed., Aug. 5 – Wine Down Wednesdays presents The VibeSetters. Enjoy some Vina Robles wine with this high energy island, soul, funk band from San Luis Obispo. Winners of the 2019 New Times SLO awards for “Best Live Performance and Best R&B / Soul song.” Their music is sure to get you feeling good and moving to the groove. Sat. Aug 8th with Carbon City Lights. Celebrate 130 years of lighting the way at Point San Luis Lighthouse! • Live streaming concert with Carbon City Lights • Raffle with amazing prizes • Limited opportunity: Private dinners at the Lighthouse!
18:55
July 27, 2020
10. Other Forms Of Value Part: 2
The round table gets together to discuss ideas of how to create other forms of value when you're not getting as much money for gigs. The round table consists of Michael Venia from Carbon City Lights, Erin Montgomery from Erin and The Earth Quakes, and Dante Marsh from The Vibe Setters. For any thoughts, ideas, concerns, or a chance to work together, you can contact me at geraldpurify.com We are also celebrating 10 episodes, so will be raffling off a professional service from Soundmixology. You will have the opportunity to win a professional mix of one single, up to 25 tracks, a $115.00 value. All you have to do is email me at contact@geraldpurify.com and say you're a listener of the podcast. We will be announcing the winner in episode 15. Good Luck!
32:43
July 20, 2020
9. Other Forms Of Value Part: 1
The round table gets together to discuss ideas of how to create other forms of value when you're not getting as much money for gigs. The round table consists of Michael Venia from Carbon City Lights, Erin Montgomery from Erin and The Earth Quakes, and Dante Marsh from The Vibe Setters. For any thoughts, ideas, concerns, or a chance to work together, you can contact me at geraldpurify.com
24:05
July 13, 2020
8. Artist Spotlight Featuring Logan Mckinney
This Artist Spotlight features Logan Mckinney.  An audio engineer and music producer that has just released a new project Titled Eclat. We talk about his journey out to California, the story of how the Eclat project was born, and what has been a success for him in this quarantine time. For more info on Logan and what he has going on with his latest project, you can go to these social links. youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCdI6ol_sIRlkU27fVBAIfg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eclatvibes/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0z2osycCVNLBWmg73JmJKc?si=Mk2alW3ORZWju_oLqXV8SA Twitter: https://twitter.com/eclatvibes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eclatvibes/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eclatvibes
33:47
July 5, 2020
7. Building Trust
In this episode, we discuss 3 things on building trust. How to establish yourself to be able to be put in the position to get calls and returning calls. Building a relationship with trust. In the process of starting a segment where Back On Beat will advertise events in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas for musicians and those that service the musician community. For information and collaboration ideas, you can email me at contact@geraldpurify.com
15:50
June 29, 2020
6. Booking with Ryan Orr
A discussion with Ryan Orr, the Entertainment Director of SLO Brew. How to present and package yourself for booking, and give insight on the music venue climate dealing with COVID 19. If you need mixing and mastering, go to soundmixology.com and use promo code backonbeat for 20%off. For collaborations or shared thoughts, contact me at geraldpurify.com
33:20
June 19, 2020
5. Being Marketable
I sit down with Michael Venia of Carbon City Lights, and Dante Marsh of The Vibe Setters to discuss ideas about what it takes to be marketable as a band. If you need any help with strategy, you can contact me at geraldpurify.com. You can also download a free toolkit to help you with marketing tactics for your music business.
30:01
June 15, 2020
4. Promoting interview with Paul Irving
A sit down with Paul Irving to talk promoting and operations of BigBigSLO.com                                                                                                                         Tactics that were used 30 years ago, all the way to today. What's the most important, and what are the must-haves. The elements you need to make your band and or artistry marketable and an inside look at the recent live stream platform at slohouseparty.com If you need any help with strategy, you contact me at geraldpurify.com and you can also download a free toolkit to help you with marketing tactics for your music business.
29:59
June 7, 2020
3. Mindset
A small mindset change can take you a long way. Its time stop thinking about how you're going to make the next sale and start thinking about how you can bring value to those that support you and other potential supporters. If you need any help with strategy, you contact me at geraldpurify.com and you can also download a free toolkit to help you with marketing tactics for your music business.
07:45
June 7, 2020
2: Mistakes
A lot of independent musicians have had to learn as they go, which means along the way you've learned what to do and what not to do. This episode is a roundtable of 3 independent artists talking about the mistakes they made. Maybe you can relate, or maybe your just starting out and you might be able to dodge some of these mistakes.
35:36
May 29, 2020
1: Introduction/Exposing Myths
An introduction into what the Back On Beat Podcast is about. Also starting out with exposing myths that one might think when starting out in this business.
09:17
May 29, 2020