Drum Podcasts, Tips and Ideas

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The Reality of Getting Paid as a Drummer | Kevin Murphy, Drummer for Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 2

Kevin Murphy Theme Of This Episode Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid, and how social media has affected the quality of drummers. We felt like a podcast was the best place to expand on those. What You’ll Learn From This Episode the difference

05 Dec
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Is Country the New Rock? | Kevin Murphy, Drummer for Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 1

Kevin Murphy Theme Of This Episode Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid, and how social media has affected the quality of drummers. We felt like a podcast was the best place to expand on those. What You’ll Learn From This Episode the difference

28 Nov
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How To Deal With Being the New Guy | Alex Torjussen, drummer for Niall Horan

Alex Torjussen Theme Of This Episode Alex has been touring from a young age, and has been the ‘new guy” enough times to know how to react and grow quickly to fill the shoes. What You’ll Learn From This Episode What to look for in a mentor Why to take the “non-click” gigs too How

15 Nov
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Drumming in a Comedy Show | Elie Bertrand

Elie Bertrand Theme Of This Episode Moving between Montreal, Toronto, and Paris to pursue music hasn’t been easy for French-Canadian drummer Elie Bertrand, but it’s  given her diverse set of experiences to draw from. Aside from playing in many “normal” bands, Elie’s also spent time on the road as a drummer on a comedy tour.

07 Nov
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Building Your Music Career Backwards Pt. 2 | G. Mawell Zemanovic, Drummer for Miranda Lambert

G. Maxwell Zemanovic Theme Of This Episode Max’s purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs were at his audition to play with her. Max intentionally steers clear from promoting many of his career highlights on the internet. At first glance, some of Max’s advice might seem to come out of

24 Oct
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Building Your Music Career Backwards Pt. 1 | G. Maxwell Zemanovic, Drummer for Miranda Lambert

G. Maxwell Zemanovic Theme Of This Episode Max purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs were at his audition to play with her. Max intentionally steers clear from promoting many of his career highlights on the internet. At first glance, some of Max’s advice might seem to come out of

17 Oct
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Cymbal Design & Innovation | Paul Francis, Director of Cymbal Innovation at Zildjian

Paul Francis Theme Of This Episode Paul spent his first day at Zildjian sweeping floors. Over 30 years later, he’s the one designing the cymbals many of us use and love. If you’ve ever wondered how they make your favourite cymbal sound dark, gritty, earthy, sandy, washy(or whatever other adjectives you use to describe your cymbals),

10 Oct
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Performing With Truth | Gerry Morgan, Drummer for James Bay

Gerry Morgan Theme Of This Episode Aside from being an accomplished tin whistler, he plays drums in his spare time with artists like James Bay, and Niall Horan. He shares his thoughts on properly composing drums for a song, and why it’s important to really get to know the artist well. What You’ll Learn From

26 Sep
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Approaching Drums as a Multi-Instrumentalist | Robbie Crowell, Drummer for Midland

Robbie Crowell Theme Of This Episode After getting a degree in Jazz Saxophone, Robbie’s spent years hopping between drums, bass, and keys for Matt Mays, Deertick, Midland, and many more. As someone who’s spent a lot of time on stage playing along with other drummers, he has a unique perspective on how to approach the

19 Sep
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How Touring Can Make You a Better Person | Nikki Glaspie

Nikki Glaspie Theme Of This Episode Since being a member of Beyonce’s all female touring band, Nikki started her own band called the Nth Power. if she’s not out playing with them, she’s with Dumpstaphunk or Maceo Parker. She talks about how touring has changed her, and what motivates her to continue making music. What You’ll Learn

15 Aug
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Business Insights for Touring Drummers | Sahir Hanif, Masters of Maple Drums

Sahir Hanif Theme Of This Episode Sahir owns a drum company, Masters of Maple Drums, and a touring/production company Ghost Tech Touring. If he’s not sourcing trees, or building drums, he’s drum tech-ing in studio, or staffing tours with tech personnel. He shares some of his experiences in running multiple companies in the music biz.

08 Aug
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How a Career Develops over Twenty Years with the Same Band. | Riley Breckenridge

Riley Breckenridge Bio Riley’s a founding member, drummer, and songwriter for Thrice. He also plays in a band called Less Art, loves baseball, BBQing, and dad life. Theme Of This Episode Drumming in the same band for the last twenty years is a unique situation that most of us drummers haven’t found ourselves in. Many

01 Aug
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Becoming Your Own Drum Tech | Kenny Sharretts

Kenny Sharretts Bio Kenny’s an A-level drum technician, keyboard tech, and stage manager based in Austin, TX, working alongside artists like Elvis Costello, Janet Jackson, Train, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, teching for drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Aaron Spears, Stanley Randolph, etc… Theme Of This Episode Kenny’s tech’d for many of the world’s top drummers, and

25 Jul
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Surgical Listening VS Big Picture Listening | Dylan Wissing

Dylan Wissing Theme Of This Episode Dylan specializes in drumming in recording real drums for hip-hop, pop, and anything that needs really specific sounds. He walks us through why it took over 2 days to find the perfect sounds for a 6 note loop for Girl On Fire, by Alicia Keys. Bio Dylan Wissing exploded

05 Jul
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Being the Drummer Artists Want to Hire | Jeremy Kleynhans

Jeremy Kleynhans Theme Of This Episode In any given week, Jeremy could have shows with 5 different artists. We talk about his preparation approach, and how he manages each situation with care, and how to keep getting hired by prioritizing the artists’ needs. Bio In the past couple of years, Jeremy has been playing shows and

27 Jun
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Full-Time Touring Drummer at Age 11 | Andrew Hemmerling, Drummer for High Valley

Andrew Hemmerling Theme Of This Episode Andrew grew up on a tour bus, travelling with his family band. He started cutting his teeth at 11 when he replaced the drummer. Since, he’s moved to Nashville from northern Canada to tour full time with High Valley, and explains how to legally move to the US as

20 Jun
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Getting a Second Shot at Drums | Hubert Payne, Drummer for Little Big Town

Hubert Payne Theme Of This Episode Between a knife fight and a basketball injury, Hubert’s lucky to be alive, let alone play drums. He is no stranger to adversity and talks about taking action, creating forward momentum, ensuring you’re always better than you were yesterday. Bio When he is not on tour with LBT, Hubert

13 Jun
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From Springsteen to Tomoyasu Hotei | Zack Alford

Zack Alford Theme Of This Episode Zack’s shares some of his most memorable moments with Springsteen, Bowie, Gwen Stefani and how he’s used drumming to really explore other cultures. Bio Zack’s either out on tour with American superstars (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, B-52’s, Gwen Stefani), or he’s overseas touring with Japanese, German, or Spanish superstars.

06 Jun
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Podcast Mini Series with Steven Wolf – Part 4 | Ensuring Proper Album Credits

Ensuring Proper Album Credits Not receiving credit for a song/album you’ve recorded on sucks. Wolf’s been improperly credited (or not-credited) for Grammy-winning albums. He covers all of the details on how he makes sure he receives proper credit now. Steven Wolf Instagram: @wolf_drums Website: www.wolfedelic.com  

31 May
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Why it’s Okay to Opt Out of Touring | Stan Bicknell

Stan Bicknell Theme Of This Episode Stan has different goals than most drummers, he doesn’t want to tour, he doesn’t want to depend on drumming to pay his bills. He wants drumming to be his creative outlet and not a burden. He explains why he’s opted out of the touring world and uses drumming to

30 May
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