I don’t even know where to start describing how incredible and important this podcast is. As a podcast aficionado who already has a long playlist of my tried and true favorites, I didn’t anticipate this one completely knowing the others out of the water. In terms of helpfulness, this podcast is a must for composers today. Here are a few reasons I love the show:
*The consistent format serves to highlight the content, trends, and differences between each guest.
*The host, Garrett Hope, has ample experience as both a working composer and as someone who has spoken with hundreds of composers about their own career experiences, so he really knows what questions to ask and which subjects to delve into.
*Practical, specific recommendations. I leave almost every episode with at least one concrete thing I can tweak or try in my own practice, promotion, business, or approach otherwise. It’s not just BS, generic, arrogant sound bites from people not wanting to discuss the nitty gritty; the guests are great about giving valuable, honest perspectives.
*The guests span a pretty diverse range, and it’s great to see how different kinds of people of different ages and experience levels, with different interests, abilities, and dictates carve out their own careers. It’s not just a monolithic image of what a composer needs to be. There are also non-composer guests as well, which is helpful, because we composers obviously need to be aware of other colleagues (like performers)!
*Each episode really flies by. The episodes range from 30–60 minutes, but it’s always the most riveting, inspiring, thought-provoking hour of my day/drive.
Thanks for this wonderful gift you’re giving to the new music world!