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Making It with Chris G.

Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiring individuals who have in his eyes “made it” and who have an abundant amount of stories and wisdom that should be shared with the world of aspiring creatives, musicians, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The objective of this podcast is to educate and motivate individuals by sharing stories of people who are “making it” every day.
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Dec 29, 2016

Hello World – Welcome Back Making It Nation!

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

This weeks guest is DIY Musician, Actor, Blogger, Public Speaker, and now Author, Ari Herstand. 

Most musicians now know Ari Herstand (pronounced Ar*ee Her*stand) as the guy who has helped them fly with their instruments, book national tours, get songs placed on TV and make more money with their music career - without the help of a label. Herstand’s music business advice blog, Ari’s Take, was nominated by the LA Weekly as the best music blog in Los Angeles and has become a go-to resource for DIY musicians worldwide. 

He released the preeminent book on the new music industry entitled, How To Make it In The New Music Business (Norton/Liveright Publishing) on December 20th, 2016. It was the #1 best selling New Release in the Music Business, Performing Arts Industry and Entertainment Industry categories on Amazon. 

Ari Herstand is a DIY musician who has played over 600 shows around the country, has opened for or toured with Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, The Milk Carton Kids and Ron Pope, has performed on Ellen, and has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films. He currently fronts the funk band Brassroots District and is a member of the acoustic trio Young Canyon. 

Herstand is a staff writer for Digital Music News and has also written for many of the top musician trade magazines and websites including Music Connection Magazine, American Songwriter, Playback Magazine, CD Baby, Tunecore, Reverbnation, Roland, Discmakers, ASCAP, Hypebot and others. He has been a featured speaker at SF MusicTech, SXSW, ASCAP Music Expo, CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference and in music business classrooms worldwide. 

As an actor, he has co-starred in TV shows including Transparent, Aquarius, Mad Men, 2 Broke Girls, The Fosters, Sam & Cat and Touch.

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Dec 22, 2016

Hello World – Welcome Back Making It Nation!

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It. 

This week’s interview features part 2 of our conversation with Kevin Stone, the program Director of Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. He started his journey in the entertainment business when he graduated college in 1999 from a college in Toronto Canada. After many years on the road, he landed at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL where he became the Director of Entertainment. While at Ruth Eckerd Hall he started a concert series with the Tampa Bay Rays where they promoted many amazing concert from which he will share some stories in this conversation. In 2013, he became the director of programming at Florida Theatre, a beautiful 1,900 capacity historic theatre, bringing all kinds of amazing concerts and events to Jacksonville, FL. Kevin is a man of service that gives back so much to the live music community. This was a really fun interview, and I’m excited to bring this to you the next two weeks. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Kevin Stone.

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Dec 15, 2016

Hello World – Welcome Back Making It Nation!

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It. 

This week’s interview features Kevin Stone, the program Director of Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. He started his journey in the entertainment business when he graduated college in 1999 from a college in Toronto Canada. After many years on the road, he landed at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL where he became the Director of Entertainment. While at Ruth Eckerd Hall he started a concert series with the Tampa Bay Rays where they promoted many amazing concert from which he will share some stories in this conversation. In 2013, he became the director of programming at Florida Theatre, a beautiful 1,900 capacity historic theatre, bringing all kinds of amazing concerts and events to Jacksonville, FL. Kevin is a man of service that gives back so much to the live music community. This was a really fun interview, and I’m excited to bring this to you the next two weeks. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Kevin Stone.

Keep in touch:
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Support the Florida Theatre:
http://floridatheatre.com/
https://instagram.com/FloridaTheatre
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaTheatre
https://twitter.com/FloridaTheatre

 

Dec 8, 2016

Herb Gonzalez is a photographer and content creator. He’s also a Music Business student at Full Sail University. Still early in his career, he’s already taken photos for artists such as Flaming Lips, Sleeping with Sirens, LANY, Four Years Strong, Good Charlotte, and many more. In this episode we share his story as a photographer, musician, content creator, and student. You’ll learn some tips on taking better photos, and what kind of gear you’ll want to start off with, and much more.

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Dec 1, 2016

Adam Taylor is the Production Manager and Tour Manager of Big Machine recording artist Delta Rae. In this episode we discuss his journey of working at and producing shows at DIY Theater in Orlando, FL to traveling and touring the world with Delta Rae to working the Democratic National Convention and meeting Michelle Obama and much more. 

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

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