Connor Seidel is a Montreal based songwriter & producer who has dedicated the last 10 years to developing new acts in the Quebec music scene. After 3 years of creative direction for Outro Music (a music technology company), he now holds residency at Cult Nation where he’s producing & writing with Charlotte Cardin, Matt Holubowski, Soran and a number of other emerging artists. After a gold record for Holubowski’s “Solitudes” he’s now building strong ties with the London & Berlin music scene, connecting Quebec artists with talent in Europe and bringing European acts back to Canada. Connor and Paul discuss Budgets, Production philosophies, Songwriting, Publishing, Licensing, Why you should never work for Free, Strategies on Splitting up Royalties, Grants and Finding a Grant Writer, and ways for artists and producers to make money these days. Perhaps the main take away from Connor's interview is his approach to songwriting, collaboration and the power of storytelling.
John Mullane is a Musician and Producer best known as the frontman of (East-Coast) Indie Rock Band In-Flight Safety. Over their 15 year or so run In-Flight Safety has released 3 albums and 2 EPs. They've toured extensively, including Europe, the US and Canada at countless festivals, clubs, radio n TV stations. The band's songs appeared on various TV shows like The Office, Degrassi - Next Gen, Chuck, The Vampire Diaries and Rookie Blue. They've been nominated for Junos (The Canadian Grammys) and they've even won a few East Coast Music Awards along the way!
Audio Engineer & Music Technologist Paul Edwards interviews Engineers, Producers, Artists, and others in the pursuit of some audio knowledge, and advice on building a successful career in the music industry. We'll also dig up some good ol' fashioned in-studio & tour shenanigan tales. Other Music shows focus on the 1% who ultimately offer little to the rest of us in terms of relatability. Most of us will never have access to huge budgets and the world's best studios. UnFamous seeks to get concrete strategies and advice from some of the 99%'s best. The men & women making a life and a living in music and giving the listener a leg up along the way.
By Paul Edwards© 2019 UnFamous Podcast