The Career Musician

Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

Music Interviews
Performing Arts
A New Face For RnB | DW3 EP. 37
"Down With Three" explain what it's really like to be in a long term band relationship as they move up the charts and tour the globe!
19 min
Miracle Guitar Man | LA Williams EP. 36
LA Williams talks with us about his personal triumph with kidney disease and how he has kept pressing on as a Career Musician in the face of adversity.
46 min
Philthy Phunk | Philip Lassiter EP. 35
Philip 'Philthy' Lassiter, horn section leader for the late great Prince, talks about his Phunky Music Life!
57 min
The Script of the Grammys | Rodney Alejandro EP...
From the Grammy board to the World stage Rodney Alejandro talks about the Script of his musical journey.
72 min
Yes Cliff Will | Clifton Williams EP. 33
As an emerging piano/keys powerhouse, Clifton Williams asks all the right questions for his quest as a mega-successful Career Musician.
26 min
Here To Stay | Darryl Williams EP. 32
Darryl Williams tells all about the transition from sideman to frontman with his bass front and center, Darryl is "Here To Stay!"
24 min
Diversify With Ziggy Beats | Ziggy Diaz EP. 31
Ziggy truly understands the key of sustaining the life of a Career Musician via diversification in more ways than one.
38 min
Who's On Third? | Frank "Third" Richardson EP. 30
Third is the consummate Career Musician drummer that now is a member of a hot new band to be on the lookout for!
39 min
The LA-List Premier Musical Director | Rickey M...
As the 2019 Emmy's are upon us, this was the perfect time to showcase Rickey Minor's insight of what it takes to be the most in demand Music Director for all things TV and otherwise!
23 min
A-List Perspective | Nathan East & Tom Keane EP...
Nathan East, bassist for: Eric Clapton, Daft Punk, Phil Collins, talks with Tom Keane - producer for: Josh Groban, Chicago, Julio Iglesias, at their LA studio about the shifting landscape of the music biz!
30 min
A Song Without Words | Wayne Linsey EP. 27
You've seen and heard Wayne on TV either on American Idol or The Tonight Show and much more!
66 min
Planetwood Studios | Catharine Wood EP. 26
Engineer, producer, composer Catharine Wood discusses what it's like to be a sole proprietor in the modern day LA music scene.
25 min
Bass Player To Hit Record Maker | Derek DOA All...
DOA tells us his initial signing with Michael Jacksons publishing company, selling tracks to Bobby Brown, and touring the globe with Janet Jackson for Rhythm Nation!
46 min
I’m Not Only A Drummer, I Play One On TV | Nate...
The Voice also has a drummer. His name is Nate Morton and he's the career musician that gets to play on TV every week!
46 min
From Jailhouse to Production House | Michael Ra...
Rock star and production music composer expert Michael Raphael explains his career trajectory from rocking stages all over the world to rocking in his posh home studio in LA!
58 min
Rise Up and Compose | Elvin Ross EP. 22
Elvin Ross is a staple of the TV/Film/Play composition world as Tyler Perry's literal right-hand-man, Elvin has composed and produced much of the programming you've watched!
53 min
Possible Chops | Dave Hooper EP. 21 pt. 2
LA session/touring drummer Dave Hooper talks about his new website which makes even the most mind boggling "drumming chops" possible!
55 min
Possible Chops | Dave Hooper EP. 21 pt. 1
LA session/touring drummer Dave Hooper talks about his new website which makes even the most mind boggling "drumming chops" possible!
62 min
United We Stand AFM | John Acosta EP. 20
President of the Musician's Union, John Acosta tells us the benefits of being a member and dispels some of the myths of the AFM.
51 min
Going Viral | Marty Schwartz EP. 19
As one of the premier YouTube guitar instructors, Marty talks to Nomad about the process of building his virtual empire.
71 min
The Human Beatbox | Doug E. Fresh EP. 18
Nomad caught up backstage with Doug E. Fresh on the co-bill for a Babyface concert in Jax, FL.
10 min
Adam Blackstone Covers the BASS-ics | EP. 17
BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone shares insight of being a high profile Music Director.
18 min
The Main Dot Connector | Josh Pegram EP. 16
Marketing and Advertising Wizard Josh Pegram on creating awareness, balancing different responsibilities, and practicing mindfullness.
35 min
The Ultimate Guitar Ninja | Jason Land EP. 15
Unlocking tool boxes, knowing your "WHY", and Synergy Expansion - A discussion with educator Jason Land.
50 min
The Bottom Line | Michael Manson EP. 14
Professional Bassist Michael Manson talks with The Career Musician about his influences and peers, and his take on being a working, traveling musician.
24 min
Know Where You're Going | Cecil Guyton EP. 13
Cecil Guyton shares his feelings on being adaptable as a professional musician, along with thoughts on management and recording technique.
18 min
The Black Operator | Mark Phillips EP. 12
Mark Phillips says you don't need a publishing company! The master on how to operate within the music business as a creative individual.
49 min
Behind The Scenes | Babyface Cast & Crew EP. 11
NOMAD lifts the curtain to expose what it takes to remain consistent as a professional musician, and takes a look at the ways in which live music is changing.
14 min
Super Sonic Noise Maker | Jason Moss EP. 10
Music Licensing professional Jason Moss on the in's and out's of this very important side of the music industry.
70 min
The Gospel According to Jazz | Kirk Whalum EP. 9
Jazz legend, Kirk Whalum talks about jazz philosophy, practice, artistic strategy and finding your place in the industry.
46 min
Flying High | Dale & Mark Ranz EP. 8
Dale and Mark Ranz talk about the premier method of travel in the music business: PRIVATE JETS.
19 min
Changing The World | Tommy Sims EP. 7
Professional producer and songwriter Tommy Sims talks with NOMAD about marketing, shifting musical lanes and tracking live musicians.
51 min
Award Winning Pianist and Composer | Ruslan Sir...
NOMAD speaks with the famous pianist and composer about his work methods, and how owning a keyboard is Ukraine was illegal!
37 min
Virtuoso Film Composer | John Powell EP. 5
One of the great Film Composers of our time, John Powell, talks with NOMAD about his work in film scoring, recording techniques, software as a writing tool and finding your own voice.
26 min
Legendary Tour Manager | Bernie Boyle EP. 4
Legendary tour manager, Bernie Boyle (The Beatles, Michael Jackson) shares his experiences managing tours for some of the world's most famous artists.
24 min
Drummer to the Stars | Joel Stevenett EP. 3
Joel Stevenett goes into detail, sharing tips and tricks about what it takes to be a successful career musician, drummer and self promoter.
42 min
Healthy Road Life | Tyrone Mattner & Gareth Kat...
NOMAD interviews event security and close protection bodyguards who share secrets for maintaining a healthy lifestyle working in show business.
32 min
Rules of the Road | Kenny Babyface Edmonds Band...
NOMAD interviews members of the Kenny Babyface Edmonds band and crew about essential "rules of the road," along with details on the finer points of being a touring musician.
29 min