Hey…Corona, ya know? Well, COVID-19 or not, I’ve decided to start sharing some experience tips from the music biz & touring world on the wonderful platform we all know and love – YouTube!
This is the first video of many (thx @Revoldork for the awesome shot on stage) In it I give 5 tips, things I WISH I knew before I started my current career. I really hope it helps out a lot of musicians out there and I hope you all Comment, Like & Subscribe.
PLEASE…let me know what YOU want me to talk about or make vids about! I can’t wait to hear what you guys have in store for me.
One of the main dudes we clicked with RIGHT away was my new friend Dan Mcguinness (Lead singer and guitarist for CCR). The dude is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!! 😀
Anyway, when he asked me to be on his podcast (which was really us just chatting and having fun), I said HELL YEAH! 🙂
So, here is our conversation about: * My weekend in Texas * Being a Carnivore * Smash Mouth (and it’s awesome members) * Enrique Iglesias (and his awesome band) * What your job really is in big productions like Enrique Iglesias and Smash Mouth. * What do you do in Brazil & Uruguay when the airlines lose your luggage etc etc etc.
I’ve never been much of an artist in the sense that I want everyone listening to my music. I quite enjoy playing other peoples music. But, more and more people have been asking to hear my music over the years. I’ve always told them the same thing…”There really isn’t a place to hear it, it’s just for TV and Film licensing opportunities”.
Between them asking and my wife Tricia constantly telling me people would really enjoy it, I figured, why not 😛
Years ago I sold all my songs. Since then (2017), I’ve made, to date 326 new instrumental songs (called cues in TV World). That’s what I do when I’m not on the road hanging with you awesome human beings 🙂 Well, I’ve decided that I will slowly release these tracks on the different media/music forums. So from now on, you will slowly be able to get a taste of what I do. Ambient, Rock, EDM, Urban (Hip Hop/Trap), Folk Acoustic and on and on and on.
My albums will be on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TikTok/Resso, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, Instagram/Facebook, Shazam. Sometimes it takes longer to get them on some of these, so, just be on the lookout if you use a specific forum and I’m not on there yet 😉
This specific album is one I really enjoyed creating. It’s all about vibe, relaxing beats and fun vocal samples I played around with. Oh, I forgot to mention. If you feel inspired by anything and want to create to it…go right ahead. I’d be happy to collaborate if it feels right (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or if you just wanna jam on it and send it to my Insta, I’d love to hear it! I sincerely hope if you like what you hear that you recommend it to friends, post about it and maybe even comment on the forums that allow you to do so.
Anyway, what it all comes down to is…enjoy the music 🙂 And…stay healthy 😉
Anyway, enough talking…go check it out 🙂 Video below 😉
(0:00) Episode 1 preview (0:58) Introduction to today’s guest, Sean Hurwitz (5:24) A rockstar story: Only a few days to learn 23 songs (7:18) The start of Sean’s music career with Smashmouth // Networking like a Rockstar (14:42) Performing in Iraq with Smashmouth (21:18) Authentic networking // Being able to deliver will take you far (27:56) Inspiration from Michael J Fox & Bon Jovi // Starting with a beginner’s guitar (31:30) Transition into becoming an audio engineer // Moving to the states (33:40) Trusting the “You know what to do” gut feeling // Trust what makes you unique, and know your fundamentals (40:38) A word to the average 9-5’ers (43:19) Calculated risk (48:11) Treating others with respect // Staying “grounded” (55:06) Making a living as a musician (Long-term thinking) (1:09:04) Sean’s two topics that he believes every school should teach (1:10:56) Staying healthy (on the road) (1:28:27) Sean’s mindset/philosophy on eating meat (1:38:02) Touring with Enrique Iglesias // Best venue experiences (1:42:00) Overcoming the inevitable nerves // Playing in front of 80,000 people / Public speaking (1:47:49) The best part about fan interactions (1:49:22) Twitter Q (@grahammcbain): What is one thing you have in common with a successful person who does something totally different than you? (1:50:11) Twitter Q (@DaveVisaya): How do you stay creative and relevant to ever-changing needs/demands/likes of people? (1:54:01) Sean’s mission is to perform until he reaches his 60’s (1:54:45) You can connect with Sean through common denominators in life, and through common friends as well (1:56:33) Sean Hurwitz x Foo Fighters? (1:57:09) Bucket list… (1:58:08) Is there an expiration date on an artist’s vocals? (Sorry Paul!) (2:01:51) Final Impact: Has curiosity ever gotten you in trouble? (2:02:38) Final Impact: Whose life would you live? What specific day? (2:04:06) Final Impact: What would your tombstone one-liner be? (2:04:23) Final Impact: Most impactful book? (2:05:32) How to connect with Sean
A few months ago we got the opportunity to shoot a commercial with Progressive Insurance and Flo (she’s a sweetheart btw). There really isn’t much more to say about that other than that it was blast and the commercial is hilarious! 😛
It’s about to be a busy 2020 with Smash Mouth, starting in New Zealand (where I get to take my beautiful wife;) ) So please, catch me out there, hit me up, take pics (and send them to me) ask for picks (I’ve got them ready for you).
I feel like this is a topic many INCREDIBLE artists miss out on.
I strongly suggest listening to his podcast in general, so much to learn about the business of being an artist and what it takes to make it a full time career. I hope you enjoy my episode 🙂 You can also find this podcast on all the usual outlets (Apple, Spotify etc.).
Hit me up any time through Insta, Twitter etc…you know the drill. Good luck to all the artists out there and thanks again to Amanda Metcalfe for this great picture! 🙂
On this awesome podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with Tim (@rockonomics_podcast) about my journey in the music industry. We managed to get pretty intimate with the details, so it was real fun! The podcast is on all the major platforms.
Hope you guys enjoy it. If ya have any questions, hit me up .