Chart-topping producer and engineer Kris Crummett (The Devil Wears Prada, Dance Gavin Dance, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Issues) joins us to break down the life of a producer: sustaining an ever-changing field both technically and musically, managing time, employees, and building his own studio in his back yard. Kris also gives advice to aspiring producers, and lets me get a bit nerdy with some gear talk.
Kris Crummett: http://www.interlaceaudio.com/
Outerloop Records: http://outerloop.group/
Matt uses his expertise of music theory and application with a new segment called Band Breakdown where he breaks down an assortment of submitted music. On the bill for this week's Band Breakdown is Sink In, Livendure, Surviving the Era, and Corner Gospel Explosion.
"Whither" by Sink In: http://www.sinkinband.com/
"Dichotomous Gray" by Livendure: johnnyholland.bandcamp.com
"Here in the Dark" by Surviving the Era: http://survivingtheera.com/
"Kid Rock" by Corner Gospel Explosion: cogoexplo.com
Contact email@example.com to be featured on an upcoming Band Breakdown episode.
Wolves At The Gate's Stephen Cobucci joins Matt Carter to break down a few demos from their new album "Types & Shadows." They discuss the interesting theory that the artists you looked up to probably don't like the music you make, and you probably won't like your progeny's music either. That also gets them into motives behind music, making art for the love of the music, versus the desire to be in a band, and what that does to the art itself.
Types & Shadows Pre-order: http://wolvesatthegate.merchnow.com/
Super Bowl 50 Champ Tyler Polumbus joins this week to break down the inner workings of the NFL. We talk about things only an insider would know. How even when you make $300,000 a year, it's easy to end up bankrupt and divorced. What's it like having no control over where you're traded, and how do the best quarter backs in the league treat their offensive team?
Tyler’s podcast The NFL Journeymen: http://nfljourneymen.com/
Brandon Ebel, founder of Tooth and Nail Records, joins Matt to break down the record label process: founding his label, being acquired by a major, and becoming independent again. How did the music industry collapse in 2008 effect the business, and what do A&R's look for in new artists?
Marc Hemeon, graphic designer and founder of Design Inc, joined Matt this week for a motivating conversation on start-ups, entrepreneurial success, and going after your passion. They also talk about the self-driving cars Marc worked on during his time at Google, and what the real worth of logos are.
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Dan Koch (Sherwood, Pacific Gold) joins Matt in studio for a discussion 100% about The Donald Trump. They debate on whether Trump is just a blithering idiot who made it this far out of pure chance, or if he's a master political strategist. What does it mean for America if he becomes POTUS and Commander in Chief?
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Matt explores transhumanism this week when Presidential Candidate in the Transhumanist Party, Zoltan Istvan, comes on to talk about the scientific future of humanity, from exoskeletons to uploading consciousness to computers. What are the moral mandates and dilemmas behind modified humanity?
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Zoltan Istvan: www.zoltanistvan.com
Matt's old friends Shane Told and Billy Hamilton of Silverstein join this week and we break down three never-before-heard demos, one of which later became Silverstein's most popular song "My Heroin" that almost didn't make the record. They also discuss what makes touring so frequently successful or not, and a funny tour story Billy loves to tell about Matt calling him Stupid Bill.
Break it Down: http://www.breakitdownpodcast.net/
This week on the Break it Down podcast, Matt's joined by podcaster and libertarian Jason Stapleton. They discuss Matt's trip to the DMV, Donald Trump vs Hilary Clinton, millennials, government policies, and what we could or could not do without the government. Is Matt way off by opting out of the voting process? Do we really need the government for space programs, intellectual property, road construction, or national security?
Break it Down: http://www.breakitdownpodcast.net/
Jason Stapleton http://www.jasonstapleton.com/
Matt and Cory Brandan from Norma Jean walk through tracks from the new Norma Jean album as well as his new project Hundred Suns. Does art belong to its creators? Cory says once the music is released the creators are irrelevant. What does it takes to have the longevity to put out seven studio albums?
Hundred Suns crowd-fund: http://bit.ly/2bghKXc
Norma Jean pre-order: normajeannoise.com
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Matt Carter is joined by producer and friend Aaron Sprinkle to catch up on life, talk pre-production, and get Aaron's first instincts on a brand new Emery demo!
This week Matt's joined by listeners chosen to come on the podcast and ask their questions live. They talk music business: if Emery started in 2016, labels pressuring artists, adding value to clients, multiple stream incomes, and focusing on your art unrelated to your wage.
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Kings Road Merch: kingsroadmerch.com/jimmy
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Seattle's Carole Freeman, MS, CN, CHt, is a nutrition and psychology professional. She came by and we had the chance to podcast in person and discuss how the ketogenic diet works.
Another amazing producer, and hero of mine, joins the show.
You got it, Zar Castillo, the promoter from Never Say Never Festival is on the show face to face with me and joins the transparency team and talks real numbers about how all of this went down. "This" referring to Emery and other bands flying to South Texas playing a fest and not getting paid in How to Lose $5000 (S3 Ep5)
Ed Rose is well known producer from Lawrence, Kansas who has been instrumental in the punk/emo scene since the late 90's working with The Get Up Kids, Appleseed Cast, Coalesce, and Reggie and the Full Effect. He also produced Emery's The Weak's End.
What happens when a band flies to South Texas for a festival and then doesn't get paid?
Mark Trombino is a record producer known for working with bands such as Blink 182, Mineral, Finch and The Starting Line, but most notably, to me at least, Mark produced almost all of Jimmy Eat World's albums including the landmark record Clarity.
Mark is also the owner of a donut shop in Los Angeles called Donut Friend.
Donut Friend www.donutfriend.com
Hope you enjoy this chat with Kevin, who was nice enough to have me over on a Saturday morning to talk about how he weighs business, money, punk lifestyle, and family. Kevin is a very wise, successful, and grounded guy who I am happy to have the opportunity to learn from directly.
What happens financially when a band breaks up? Can home studio recordings compete with the professional studios? How do you get started investing your money? What is the deal with ketogenic diets?
I am very happy to get out 2 episodes this week! Glad to be back.
I'm back! You can consider this episode one of season three of this podcast. I'll explain it in the episode. Devin Shelton is with me to discuss how he arranges songs, particularly the set of cover songs he has done to promote the crowd fund for his new solo album. Also I have the pleasure of speaking with Tyson Motsenbocker and bringing you some clips from his yet to be released album that i really dig and discuss string arranging and key changes.
Matt Pryor is the singer of The Get Up Kids and a big inspiration to me. He has a podcast called Nothing to Write Home About. We discuss touring with Weezer, why sometimes he would rather be a farmhand than a musician, and a little bit about anxiety and depression.
Metal Brainiac www.metalbrainiac.com
Matt explores the topics of Radical Islam, Terrorism, Syria and refugees in conversations with terrorism law professor Jeffery Adicott, Libertarian podcast host Jason Stapleton, Science Mike, and Underoath keyboardist Chirs Dudley whose European merch guy was killed in the Paris attacks.
Billy Power, ex Tooth and Nail A&R and host of the Urban Achiever podcast interview Matt Carter about his background, upbringing and philosophies.
Urban Achiever www.urbanachievershow.com