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Robin Applewood & Friends

Robin Applewood & Friends

By Robin Applewood
Its hard to imagine a world without music. For over 35,000 years music has contributed to culture and enhanced our life on Earth. I’m Robin Applewood - Producer, Musician, DJ, Sound Engineer and Promoter with over 20 years of experience in the business. I interview other professionals from the Bay Area music scene and beyond. Meet the extraordinary humans that make up this intricate and robust industry. The talented and creative humans that hustle day-in and day-out to bring sounds to our earbuds and produce the live music experiences that become some of the best moments of our lives.
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Patricia Gums, Events Manager at The Chapel: Continuing the conversation around the pandemics impact on live music venues
Patricia takes us inside The Chapel SF and shares some insight regarding the pandemics impact on live music venues and what we can do to help. More information on The Chapel at and more on Robin Applewood at
February 11, 2021
Charlie Wilson Loves a Challenge: Producer, studio owner & professional musician reveals his side hustles and creative goals
Over the past 20-some years, Charlie Wilson and I have written songs and toured together in a rock band, produced an annual music festival in SF, hosted a super successful series, and just generally made a ton of music together.  We have talked each other out of (and into) all minds of crazy ideas, and we wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for this shared path we’ve had. In this episode Charlie shares the creative ways in which he has arisen to the challenges of a post-pandemic World. More on Charlie, his studio and past Productions at and and more on Robin Applewood at
February 10, 2021
Lani & Summer of Ivy Room: Owning and operating a live music venue, before, during and hopefully after the pandemic
Lani and Summer bear it all on this very special episode, covering the pandemics impact on live music venues and what we can do to help. More information on Ivy Room at and more on Robin Applewood at
February 04, 2021
Ben Thompson: Booking agent, venue manager, sound engineer and musician talks about high quality live streams at his music venue
Ben gives us a peek inside his venue that's still providing a stage for songwriters and bands during the pandemic. More info on live streaming at Longboards at and more on Robin Applewood at
February 02, 2021
Chris Hoog: Co-founder of Golden Bell Music, talks about playing COVID-safe shows throughout the pandemic
I speak with Chris Hoog, bandleader of House Call Soul about what it's like to play neighborhood shows around the Bay Area in COVID times. The interview organically transforms into a beautiful reminder of just WHY we do what we do. More on Chris and his remarkable projects at and and more on Robin Applewood at
January 11, 2021
Joe Bagale aka Otis McDonald: Wisdom and inspiration bombs from a local hero
Joe offers some nuggets around a disciplined work ethic, personal influences and shares how he attracts millions of streams, views and followers for his music. Find more Joe Bagale at and Robin Applewood at
December 13, 2020
Maya Finlay: Music, Capitalism and resources for women in audio
Seasoned Bay Area sound engineer Maya Finlay, shares her perspective on "pivoting" and adapting to a post-pandemic hustle in the music business. She also shares some tools and resources for women looking to get into audio. More on Maya at and Robin Applewood at
December 12, 2020
Daria Shani Johnson: Honest reflections of a POC woman in the music business, during a pandemy
Beloved Bay Area musician, Daria uses her endearing humor to paint a picture of her challenges and triumphs as a musician in 2020. Find out more about Daira at and Robin Applewood at
December 12, 2020
Chris Cortez: One of the most familiar and humble voices in the Bay reminds us to keep love in our hearts
Chris Cortez is the host of Midday Jazz on KCSM for 25 years, drummer and bandleader of SF legends Native Elements and owner of Nice N Up Studio. On this episode Chris shares his invaluable perspective, love and positivity in a much needed time. More on Chris and Native Elements and Robin Applewood at Please consider becoming a supporter of the podcast and music professionals that lost their work during the pandemic at
December 12, 2020
Tomas Salcedo of Fantastic Negrito: Why creatives must embrace a digital hustle to succeed
Tomas is all about helping artists reach their audiences and tells us all about the importance of functional PR campaigns and more. Find out about Tomas and his services at and Robin Applewood at
December 12, 2020
Madeline Tasquin: From making bread to baking bread
Maddy brings us into her Multiverse and shares her love for sourdough. You can explore more Madeline Tasquin at and Robin Applewood at
December 12, 2020
Anton Patzner of Foxtails Brigade: Reaching a worldwide audience of fans that are waiting for YOU
Anton drops some gems about target marketing to an audience and engaging a fanbase. Explore more of Anton Patzner's world at and Robin Applewood at
December 07, 2020