The stereotype of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” is pervasive in music. The music business often fosters an environment where addiction is the norm, but many artists and industry professionals who are in recovery have successfully stayed in the industry. Today, we talk to a few of those people about their experiences, advice for those who are struggling, and resources like MusiCares. We hear from Gene Bowen, founder of Road Recovery, Slim Moon, founder of Kill Rock Stars, and Rob Crow of Pinback.
Gene Bowen (Road Recovery)
Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars, 5RC)
Rob Crow (Pinback)
Elliott Smith “Between the Bars”
Slim Moon “Legion of Doom”
Marnie Stern “Vibrational Match”
Establishing a reputation and fan base is vital as a musician, but how can a band evolve once they’re known for a sound? On this episode, Portia sits down with Justin Ringle, whose band Horse Feathers just released their sixth …
On October 25th, we celebrated our 100th episode with a live taping in Portland, OR. On this episode, you'll hear from the amazing staff at Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, Kristi Balzer and Caley Murray, as well as former …
In our latest installment of the Get Paid series (in collaboration with Vortex Music Magazine), artists and business people share their real-life experiences and advice for booking, promoting and touring.