Orchestrated: A Music Podcast

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From the creators of Cinesamples and Musio comes a podcast for musicians by musicians. Join Composer Mike Patti and the rest of the Musio team as they discuss current events in music, query about the future of music technology, and chat with some of the industry's top contributors, from artists to composers to sample makers. read less
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Big Dreams, Small Town: Molly Rogers' Epic Music Career
Apr 19 2024
Big Dreams, Small Town: Molly Rogers' Epic Music Career
What do Hans Zimmer, Billie Eilish, Game of Thrones, and Kendrick Lamar have in common? They’ve all worked with Molly Rogers. Over the last decade or so, Molly has proven to be somewhat of a juggernaut in the music world. Armed with her violin, viola, and voice, she’s been featured on a staggering list of major Hollywood film scores, video games, albums and stages around the world. But it hasn’t always been that way. Growing up in a funeral home in Frankfurt, Kentucky, Molly discovered the complexities of grief and human emotion at a young age, and she turned to music to help her process it all. Starting violin lessons at the age of 4, she found a creative outlet that would shape the trajectory of the rest of her life. So in this episode Molly sits down with the Orchestrated crew to share her journey from a small Kentucky town to massive studios and stages around the world, and offers her unique insights on the importance of staying in touch with your love for music, no matter how big your career gets. Check out Orchid Quartet and OQX Follow Molly on Instagram Follow Orchid Quartet on Instagram ⁠⁠Get Musio completely free for 30 days⁠ ⁠Follow us on Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠See our ugly mugs on YouTube ---------------------------------------- 00:00 Preview 00:34 Introducing Molly 03:26 Molly’s Ridiculous Resume 06:25 Growing up in a funeral home 07:53 Starting young 11:24 Getting serious about music 19:47 The “Prodigy” myth 29:25 Moving to Hollywood 33:55 Making a name & finding community 38:27 The turning point 43:48 Lessons from the early days 48:01 Recording vs Performing 52:41 The challenges of success 01:00:29 The career of Molly’s dreams 01:10:04 Looking forward/Orchid Quartet 01:15:43 Outro
The Art of Songwriting ft. Scott Goldbaum
Apr 4 2024
The Art of Songwriting ft. Scott Goldbaum
In this episode of "Orchestrated," Chris Hazel and Mike Patti sit down with accomplished musician, producer, and songwriter Scott Goldbaum to delve into the intricate world of songwriting. Through personal anecdotes and live demonstrations, Scott shares his journey from a young and curious musician to working with industry giants like Sting, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. The conversation explores the intimate process of songwriting, the creative process, and the importance of authenticity, adaptability, and non-judgement in music. Listeners will gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of songwriting, with practical advice for aspiring songwriters. This episode is a deep dive into the artistry and craft of creating music that resonates. Listen to Scott's Music Scott Goldbaum on Spotify Learn Guitar with ⁠Scott's Online Guitar Course⁠ ⁠Get Musio completely free for 30 days Follow us on Instagram⁠ ⁠See our ugly mugs on YouTube ------------------------- 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:07 - Scott’s Songwriting journey 00:13:40 - The importance of genuine expression in songwriting 00:18:05 - Insights into the iterative process of songwriting and finding one’s voice. 00:27:28 - Allowing songs to develop over time. 00:30:14 -Writing for different artists and projects. 00:34:18 - Songwriting vs. composing 00:40:07 - Scott’s songwriting approach 00:43:10 - Stream-of-consciousness writing 00:47:24 - Self-judgement and the Creative process 00:55:21 - Considering your audience and taking chances 01:04:28 - Self awareness and creativity 01:12:19 - Writing solo vs with a band  01:21:14 - Final thoughts and advice
Artistry vs Algorithms: Creativity in the Age of Social Media ft. TAETRO
Mar 21 2024
Artistry vs Algorithms: Creativity in the Age of Social Media ft. TAETRO
This week on Orchestrated, electronic music producer TAETRO joins hosts Chris Hazel and Steve Goldstein to dive into the dynamic world of music creation in an online world. Since 2014, TAETRO has built a substantial presence on YouTube, developing a large, highly engaged community and a sustainable creative career. Together, the trio explore the multifaceted journey of music production, the evolution of YouTube as a platform for artists, and share universal insights into maintaining a fulfilling creative life in the face of relentless digital demand. Whether you're an aspiring musician, a seasoned producer, or a curious listener, this episode offers valuable perspectives on living a fulfilling creative life regardless of your aspirations. Get Musio completely free for 30 days Creative Currents Podcast Check out TAETRO's YouTube Join TAETRO'S Discord community Follow us on Instagram See our ugly mugs on YouTube -------------------------------- 00:00 - Intro 06:14 - TAETRO’s YouTube Journey 12:08 - Demystifying the creative process 18:28 - Redefining success 21:25 - Staying versatile as a creator 26:13 - Staying mentally healthy  36:28 - Expanding your skillset  47:00 - The importance of exploring other interests 55:28 - Handling Trolls 56:39 - Dealing with burnout/leave the pressure behind 01:15:03 - Identity/being more than just one thing 01:23:17 - Advice for aspiring content creators 01:26:46 - Outro
Pursuing a Musical Life ft. Jongnic Bontemps
Feb 22 2024
Pursuing a Musical Life ft. Jongnic Bontemps
Jongnic Bontempts (JB) is a powerhouse of a composer. With his incredible work on films like The Land, United Skates, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, you'd think that he's been in the film music game forever. So you might be surprised to know that JB didn't even discover his interest in film music until he was in his mid 30s. Normally the pursuit of a music career is considered to be a young person's game, and yet JB stepped into this world later in life, and with his experience and his unique perspective he's been able to carve out an incredibly successful and expressive career as one of today's hottest modern film composers. So in this episode of Orchestrated, Mike Patti and Chris Hayzel learn about JB's background, his journey, and how his perspective, family, and faith helped him to build a successful career in the world of film music. ---------------------- If you enjoyed this conversation don't forget to rate and review the episode! ⁠Get Musio 30 Days Free⁠ Check out our YouTube ⁠Follow us on Instagram 00:00 Intro 02:41 How we know JB 04:48 Why I never saw music as a career 09:40 Diving into the tech world 12:48 Giving up success to pursue music 17:47 Erasing the slate/back to school 19:22 It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you 24:13 Balancing life with music 33:21 Living a musical life 39:53 Age and race in the music industry 48:15 The importance of being yourself 52:50 What kind of musician are you? 57:25 Where music is going/keeping perspective 01:02:50 Conclusion
The Business of Making Music with Brian Ralston
Jan 30 2024
The Business of Making Music with Brian Ralston
On this week's episode of Orchestrated: A Music Podcast, Mike Patti and Chris Hayzel are joined by film composer Brian Ralston to talk about the business of making music. With over 20 years in the industry and a keen interest in helping to guide young composers, Brian has taught music business courses at UCLA's Film Scoring Program and hosted the popular SCOREcast Podcast. On the pod we discuss how to get started in the industry, the importance of being diverse in your abilities, how to negotiate contracts, and most importantly, how to make money as a film composer.  Brian also fills us in on his newest endeavor "Demystifying the Composer Business," a seminar with the express goal of spreading music business knowledge to a wider audience to help them navigate the often daunting terrain of Hollywood. Check out the course at the link below and enter the code ORCHESTRATED to get $50 off the two day seminar and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to get real insight from real professionals. Demystifying The Composer Business 🎉Enter Code ORCHESTRATED to save $50!!🎉 Learn more about Brian Ralston Follow us on Instagram! Check out our YouTube for more content! Get Musio Free for 30 Days!! 00:00 - Intro 01:47 - Are We Recording? 04:00 - Meet Brian Ralston 08:42 - Essential Skills for Professional Composers 14:42 - Negotiating Contracts 22:31 - The Importance Diversifying 24:58 - How To Charge For Your Music 30:24 - Streaming Services and Royalties 39:11 - The Importance of Diversifying (part 2) 42:41 - Being A Musical Entrepreneur 51:05 - Putting Food On The Table In The Beginning 55:48 - Working for Other Composers 01:00:04 - What it Takes To Be In The Business 01:07:14 - A.I. and The Future of Music 01:23:25 - Demystifying The Composer Business 01:29:35 - Conclusion