We are looking to resonate with our consumers giving them the right to take back the power and the ability to manifest their career through their conscious and artistic vision. Learn and be inspired by an array of creditable industry experts. Today the music artist is stressed by no real process to release their music. It can feel overwhelming to properly execute the right strategies that give your music the justification it deserves. This podcast was created for you the musician by the musician to help you on the path to pursuing and fulfilling your true calling.
Jeet Paul has an interesting story. Being Indian born and the son of doctors. Has lived and traveled all over the world which adds to his unique experience. He is probably one of the most busiest producer engineers in the NYC area. And shares his unique experience with us on the Combine.
Hey we know this one was little late this week a lot going on around our campfire. This week we talk about the Sound garden law suit and what it takes to be real with yourself here we go !!! State of the Union is in the Station!
Space has been good friend of Mikes for years.Space was founding member of the band Memento in the in early 2000's and has sustained a music career most would not think possible. Would also with the likes of Seether. Another guide in the tea leaves on this weeks episode of the combine.
Zaki ali has been crucial to the New Jersey and international music seen as a educator, producer and engineer. He stops by the combine and speak on what it takes to be independent and profitable. Welcome to the combine
In these trying times there have been industries wiped out. One of those industries that have been hard pressed to come back has been the touring industry. This week we interview Sandy Espinosa the founder of Roadcare.com. A industry resources for folks in need in these tying times. Sandy dissects the necessity for her organization. And moving what the industry needs to do. And how she is lobbying for reform in Washington to protect the performance community. This is an amazing episode. The Combine starts now!
Little Different this week on the State of the Union. We had the amazing pleasure to sit down with Legendary producer Toby Wright and his business partner Jason Sakowski. To talk a about venture that has been 11 years in the making. Audio healing product called Taummhoms. They talked about the inception all the way through to how they put it together and the production of this amazing platform.
Bobby Keller Started his music career during his time while playing basketball at a small college in Georgia. This was time when he started his career . He has toured with such artists as Evaesence . And has currently struck out on his own. With his solo project Reign of Fire.Bobby is and ESP guitar artist and amazing human being. Get ready and welcome Bobby Keller.
This week is killer! We have one of the most brutal guitar players in metal Tim Howley from Fit for an Autopsy! Giving us a first hand look into his other talents in the world branding and marketing. Tim stopped by the Combine to speak on what's been going on with him and FFAA. As well as, his other entrepreneurial efforts. Such, as Tombstone Clothing. He also touched on the power of Twitch and how he has built his presence in that arena as well. So you don't want to miss this week on Th Music Combine Now!
This week weekend would of Been the start for NAMM 2021. We were planningtoattend and bring you guys content form the show. Obviously it was cancelled some time ago. But we brought a man with a lot of experience in the topic of retail instrument sales and artist endorsement deals. We talk about what NAMM is and what it means to him. Please welcome Andrew Shreeve to the Combine and State of the Union.
We hear his intriguing story of the journey he’s made to becoming one of the most creditable and iconic artists of his time to what his passion is now creating music in his new band The Lickerish Quarter. Let’s welcome Roger Joseph Manning Jr!
Glad to be back! here's our first episode of the new year. Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte(also drummer for Moontooth) the owners from Westfall Recording. We were so excited have these guys. We talked about all the pies they have there fingers in especially how they help new and up and coming artist strive. How and there view on the current industry going into 2021. Get ready another amazing new year episode.The Combine starts now!
We have been really blessed this year at the combine with the quality and amount guests we have had. this week since it is Christmas we wanted replay one of our favorite episodes with Lindsey Medina. We hope everyone is enjoying the cocoa,familyand some Music Combine over the Holiday season. Will see you next with another encore performance and restarting with new guests in the new year
As Christmas approaches we wind down the end of the year.This week we have decided to go live on Youtube and talk about our favorite episodes and how they apply to our listeners. This was totally off the cuff live and you can tell no edits. Hope you have fun listening to this.
Roy Mayorga has been the known hired gun for a lot of folks. He has been a permanent member of such bands as Nausea, Thorn and Stone Sour to name a few...He also stopped by to talk about being tapped to be in HELLYEAH!As well as, talked about what his secret to his success has been and how he keep's on trucking! Get Ready The Combine starts now!
Another great State of the Union. With our good friend Chef Bria Tsao. We talk about the cost of your project and how you get to the projects first steps. Brian Shares his insight with his band Loss Becomes. And how he steers the helm .
This week on th Combine we visit with Chef Brian Tsao. You might know Brian as the the Chef who beat Bobby Flay on ... Beat Bobby Flay! Brian stopped by and talked about not only what he is doing in the culinary world. With how he is promoting his brand as a chef. As well as, his band Loss Becomes. An amazing episode with "not your typical chef" This is not your typical episode welcome to the Combine!
This week as you are getting over your turkey coma. And annoying social distancing from your family which can sometimes be a blessing. We bring you the best of our first 25 episodes. Have a blessed and great Thanksgiving.
Sons of Texas! have been a force to be reckoned with on the hard rock scene. From a true cinderella story of getting signed to being the underdog in the industry. SOT has been putting pound for pound putting out true Texas rock. With their legion of religious fans to support their movement. It was great to catch up with Mark Morales Lead dinger for SOT. We talk about myriad of topics from... Getting signed to Mark branching out a little and putting out a solo ep. get ready.... The Combine starts now!
With many bands figuring out what they have wanted to do in recent months. One band has emerged from the ashes of collapse. We had chance to sit down with Lead singer Daemien and Mikey Lopez formerly of Nine Electric. Sit down, strap in, this was a great interview of how come back when you been knocked down. Glad to announce formation of Reddstar!
When you think of film composing to most it is almost is an after thought. When watching film.But our guests today Elik Alvarez and Juan Cammarano are two of hottest composers with some the most strategic work ethic on how to be in a business that is ultra competitive. Todays episode is about asking for what you want and going for it. Elik and Juan stopped by to talk to MIke and Greg. And gave glimpse into their secret sauce. And how the game of placing and composing for TV film is more than just being crazy talented at composing score. These guys are the total package. As always.. Strap in this is the Combine!
Tom Maxwell hails from great state of Maryland. And Has been in legendary bands as Nothingface and HELLYEAH!Since HELLYEAH has wrapped up touring last year Tom came by and spoke with Greg and Mike about what he is up to. We talk bands, coffee brands and life. Getcha pull! This is The music Combine Now! Special Rockd Coffee edition/.
Fox Fagan comes from the land down under. Where from his humble beginnings in wedding bands help him sharpen his skills, for what could be called a stellar career as a working musician. He came to Los Angles in 2008 with his eyes on the prize for musical greatness and got so much more. From Playing such artists as Wilson phillips. To playing bass with Chris Shiflett from FOO Fighters. He has also made name for himself as a engineer and producer as well as, his band Teleskopes is his current project. But has also won awards for such films he has mixed like Mark of the Rugaru. As always only value is given behind these doors welcomes to The Music Combine Now!
Jason Dering has been a professional musician for almost 15 years. Being signed to Geffen in a band called Barefoot. As well as, being a session drummer for the likes of Ashlee Simpson and Cash Campbell. He came by the Combine to talk o Mike and Greg about goin all in! And what it takes to put it on the line while having a family and raising two kids. Jason is one of the most talented down to earth guests we have had on the Combine. Strap in for another ride.
Machine has been a producer for more than 20 years in the industry. He's has credits with such bands as (Hed) pe, Lamb of God and Clutch. He took time to stop by the combine and chat with us about his past . What it takes to be producer these days. And his new jewel in his crown. "Machine Shop Live"!
Lindsey Medina is a force to be reckoned with. A seasoned marketing professional in the concert and entertainment industry. Which has lead to her current Helm of marketing with the Veeps! Lindsey sits down with us and speaks about how artists and streaming does not have to be so hard and on the contrary be extremely profitable.
This episode we apologize for the Audio quality but We talk about Paisley park releasing a Prince a boot leg show for stream featuring Miles Davis. We talk about taking the time in the last quarter to be ready for 2021. and Black Sabbath Turns 50!
Get ready strap in its a wild ride when touring, This weeks episode we hear from the best of the best in touring. Welcome to the Roadie Round Table! We Feature some amazing talent in the touring industry Weston Blaha( Amon Amarth) , Stephen Shaw( Cage The Elephant) , PKing,(Lamb Of GOD!) Brian Moran (Slash and Stone Sour), Neil Lim Sang ( (Photographer) James Mcmahon )Amon Amarth , Michale Berger (KISS)Marcus Scefer (5 Finger Death Punch) Matthew Woods(Black Dahlie Murder and Trivium) Its hell of shoe lots and value . But more laughs.
Bille Eilish helps to save RDC. Critics telling Metallica "You shouldn't sell Booze"! Kirk Hammett Response. Hedge Funds getting in the publishing Game! And Big Wreck do a drive in Show in Ontario the car horns applause.
Ben Weeks is and has been force to be wreckoned with. In recent years since his start as an employee of the canyon club. HE has worked his way up through the ranks to managing Hoobastank. He has an amazing resume that is only getting started and is a straight shooter with a take no prisoners mentality of being of service to his client's. This is one not to miss with his story truly being one of "Success leaves Clues!"Ben has worked with Hollywood Vampires, Joe Perry and Godsmack. Get ready for another exciting week of the The Music Combine NOW !
This week we have Russ Rey From Vyces and Red Starr. We tackled the topics of Raising tariffs and fees on touring VISA"S. And Face Book! not allowing artist's to stream live after October 1st. Strap in its good one!
Sarah Martinico for a while has been a force to be reckoned with in the publishing and tech sector of the music industry. From er time at BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing. To striking on her own with there current in publicity and marketing for artists. This is Sarah's story.
Josh Igloo Monroy stopped by our studios to talk about the passion of doing what you love. From his early beginnings at TREE SOUND in Atlanta GA. Where his his career had a major spring board with working with Ludacris. To starting Red Umbrella Records. He also talks about his crossroads and epiphany he had about entering the music business. This aspiring med student has come a long way in the music Enjoy another informative and amazing episode of the Music Combine Now !
Dave Neabore is the iconic co- founder and bass player of Dog Eat Dog. The seminole early 90's Hardcore band . We talk about the history of Dog Eat Dog . How to build your fan base and turn them into friends. As well as, the passion of being a fan of music and movies. Dave also talks about other projects outside Dog Eat Dog he is working on at the moment. That proliferates his passion for Horror films. It was such a pleasure to also talk to him about his work and music on the comic Bottom Feeder.
This week is a very special guest . We actually found them playing on the Pacific Street off ramp in Glendale California. Mike our host followed them on instagram and saw the wild and insane fan base they built by doing this. Kenny and Juice from the Water Tower Band know how to promote and capture fans. And keep them!. Their loyal following has grown from brick by brick and a fan at at a time. There is a ton of value for the musician struggling to build a fan base. Success always leaves clues. WTB's story is none different.
Composer Entrepreneur and Physical. Artist Joel Douek stopped by the Combine this week to talk about a myriad of topics. Joel comes from the school that there is no hobbies only career choices. We talked how his choices in life have led to an amazing career as a composer. He also spoke on what creativity as an artist means. And how it enhances your choices of being a person business in the arts. So again another episode that does not disappoint. Welcome the 432 Hz and beyond
Bobby has done it all!!!. He has been in bands acted and directed. HIs credits have included such award winning films such as Jezebel. To being behind the camera of some amazing shows. With his current show "Edo Has Landed" with world famous Edoardo Baldi from E. Baldi in Beverly Hills. Which being currently shopped . To his project "Snake River" which is in production. HE talks about why not you when the opportunity and how to get it. Again its #DBD zone. Welcome to the Combine
Episode 109 Does not disappoint with our featured artist of the month Krash Karma!. Nikki, Ralf and I talk stopped by the studio for our first in-person episode. They talk about the fact of staying independent in this market and what it takes to be able to manifest your own destiny as an artist. We ask them what it is like to be the heavy metal Captain N' Tenille. Being there a couple making there way in the music business. And how an Island of two is a more powerful team than four. Their live shows amazing and they also talk about their adjustment to the current world and how that has served them. So get ready for the Zen of Krash Karma ion the Combine.
Zoe Abbott is an independent financial professional from Tampa Florida. She has worked with Mike for years and is an aspiring musician. With the voice of an angel and heart of of a teamster, She broke it down when she stopped by the combine studios a few weeks ago. She talks about work balance and how it is a myth. Manifesting your life style so it fits your needs not so it fits in a box. And how she leads with education and when teaching folks about there finances. This episode extremely informational. For the modern musician . This is the Combine !
Jesse Zuretti the founding member of " Binary Code " and is a composer for film and TV. With such Credits as "West World" and has done amazing scores for Marvel!. Jesse stopped by to the Combine and spoke about his experience in the industry. Why he doesn't do politics anymore. And how he makes the best of his time with composing and future music projects. He also talks about the Binary Code where it is going. It's episode 7. Strap in! and put your helmet on and be ready to have your mind Blown! Welcome to the Combine!
This week we speak to one off the most amazing should in the touring industry.Patrick aka P'King stops by the Music Combine Compound this week to talk about being a working professional in touring and concert production world. We talk about situations friends and people he work with . And what it takes to the show on there road. He also talks about how he got his first gig with HELLYEAH! and how it turned into being Vinnie Pauls drum tech. Patrick also Talks about his collaboration with Rock'd beverage and how being coffee entrepreneur is new and exciting realm for him. Strap in ! This is a wild ride this episode ! Getcha Pull !
Stephen J. Strauss is attorney from Los Angles California . He came by the combine to talk about his experience and what to look for when protecting your brand! Stephen has been in practice for 30 years and talks about the in and out's of publishing, partnerships and licensing your likeness and image.A super informative episode of the combine.
Stephen Shaw has been a touring professional for twenty plus years.He has worked with the likes of Marcy Playground, Drowning Pool, System of a Down,Stone Sour and is currently working for Cage the Elephant. Steve joined us from his home in North Carolina to sit and down and talk about a myriad of topics. What it is to be a true touring professional. How to be of service while doing so. Not only is Stephen a friend of the show he drops some amazing nuggets and knowledge on touring and what the future holds for the touring industry.
In Episode 103 we interview Musician and Producer Eric Denniston aka Robots and Balloons. We talk about the challenges for artists in today music economy. And what he has done to proliferate his brand. As well as, we talk about what he feels artists need to be doing in todays market to get ahead. Eric has also given us the world premiere of Robots and Balloons new track "Feel Alive" the new track which drops today the 19th.On all streaming platforms
DJ Lynch and Rob McIntyre have collectively almost 20 years of post audio experience. They came by the Combine to talk to MIke and Greg about the inception of their new studio Rebel Sound! As well as, talk about what they got cooking with their current line up of shows. Such as the new Animaniacs reboot for Hulu. Amongst other projects. And tell what their secret sauce is for success. As always the questions ere asked, and the guests did not disappoint!
Dave Shaw has been a 25 year Veteran in the Radio Game. He shares his thoughts on the future of radio promotion. And what avenues are available to the artist in the independent markets. We talk Radio , Road Stories and Stephanie Quayle. Buckle up! this ride gives you all you need to know about radio promotion!