Waking Up From Work

Navigating The New Music Industry W/ Producer Joe Solo

December 2, 2019

E35

Have you been trying to figure out the music industry?

After finishing my MBA in Music Business from SNHU and Berklee I wanted to share a taste of real world music business from someone that’s been living through the changes and still breathing it in LA. I met Joe Solo briefly while eating lunch at an Audio Engineer Society Convention in LA a few years back. I spent a summer helping Joe with some vocal editing and learned an incredible perspective from him on how to approach a mix.

Joe has continued to adapt, create new business avenues, and move forward in music business and works to teach young artists and engineers pursuing a career regularly so in this episode we break it up.

What makes a great song?

What works and what doesn’t in the new music industry?

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • How does the music industry work
  • Experts vs. real life
  • What NOT to do in the music industry
  • Everything starts with a good song
  • Reliability: How many people can you connect with?
  • Looking outside your own creative ego
  • What makes a great song?
  • How to judge your own creative?
  • Strategy to collaborating
  • Reputation is EVERYTHING
  • The “Jerk hole tax” 

 

Quotes

 

“ Without a good song your lost, you’ve got nothing.” - Joe Solo

 

“A good indicator of a good song is watching how the body moves, and not someone you know.” - Joe Solo

 

“Everyone thinks their baby is adorable but there are ugly babies in the world.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Joe Solo’s Links:

 

Website

www.joesolo.com

 

Email

info@joesolo.com

 

Facebook

www.facebook.com/joesolo1

 

IG/Twitter

@joesolo1

 

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Email

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