The Performer's Pathway

The Performer's Pathway


Latest Episodes

A Chat With Jen Shyu
April 26, 2020

Vocalist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and Guggenheim Fellow Jen Shyu is the featured guest on this week's episode. Jen discusses her unique career, productions, gigs, grants, inspiration,

My Music Startup
April 18, 2020

Thinking about starting your own company in these uncertain times? A lesson website, a new product, a service or something else? Being an entrepreneur can really help provide stability when traditional means of income have dried up,

Backing Musician vs. Boss
April 11, 2020

Is being a backing musician enough to pay your bills? Should you lead your own group? What are the benefits and pitfalls? Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss the pros and cons of these different roles and how to...

Musician PR With Lydia Liebman
April 05, 2020

Lydia Liebman is an accomplished media and music industry professional with experience as a publicist, concert promoter, radio host, musician, producer and journalist. She currently runs Lydia Liebman Promotions, a PR agency catered towards musicians.

Career in Crisis
March 28, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting us all mentally, physically and financially. Musicians have been hit hard with the reality that traditional means of earning a living are not currently possible. We have to adapt,

A Chat With Bruce Forman
March 22, 2020

Bruce Forman is an acclaimed jazz guitarist, solo artist, producer, arranger and educator (currently in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Department). He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Guitar Wank along with Scott Henderson.

A Chat With Jae Deal
March 16, 2020

Award-winning composer, music producer and orchestrator Jae Deal has worked with Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Ne-Yo, Wynton Marsalis, Elton John, Jill Scott, Diane Warren, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Motivation is 2020
March 08, 2020

Put your music career back on track, find your inspiration and get to the next level! Are you having problems getting or staying motivated? Do you feel stagnant with your playing and/or music career? Are there external responsibilities or pressure...

A Chat With Cliff Almond
March 01, 2020

Acclaimed drummer Cliff Almond has played with a who's who of artists such as Michel Camilo, Wayne Krantz, Michael Brecker, Terrance Blanchard, Mike Stern, Chris Potter, Trey Anastasio, John Patitucci, Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Alex Acuna,

50% of Music is 100% Mental
February 23, 2020

The mind is a powerful thing and if you want to take your career to the next level, you'll need to get your head together! Do you sound better in the practice room than you do on stage or in the studio? Do you feel anxious about certain musical sit...