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  In this episode, Charlie Harding, co-host of Switched on Pop, sits down with Tara Joseph to talk about his globally recognized and highly respected music podcast and how they delve deep into the composition and creativity that goes into the creation of popular music. He discusses with us their humble beginnings, the moment they signed their life changing partnership with Vox.com, and everntually producing their own book. Charlie also taps into music education, what he
    There probably is no one who really understands the importance of every person involved in a tour than our guest for today’s episode. Having worn every hat that you can possibly wear on the road, from tour management to catering, Candice Rukes of Rukes Entertainment is a force to be reckoned with in this industry—a male-dominated one at that!  Here, Candice takes us across her journey in the music industry, giving us a sneak peek
  What could be a better life than being surrounded by love and music? Tara Joseph’s guest for this episode, Stefanie Fair (AKA Stefanie Ridel), has them both, and she is going to share with us her life’s journey that brought her into the world of music and meeting the love of her life. Stefanie is the epitome of the title ‘superwoman’—from actress to popstar, to songwriter, producer, wife, and mother—she talks to us about each
  People working behind-the-scenes in any creative industry don’t always get the recognition they deserve. Take talent agents, for example. Talent agents help keep the ship that is your favorite artist’s career running and consequently, growing. This is the life of Noël Largess of the United Talent Agency. As a cellist herself, Noël understands what life is like for the artist, and that translates into her work as an agent. Noël shares her experiences making tough calls
  With all that’s happening in the world, the need for the music business to step up and bring people together has come to the forefront more than ever before. Music Manager, Tavia Osbey, brings this message home as she engages in an inspiring conversation with Tara Joseph. Tavia brings her creativity to the business side of the music industry, managing incredible talent out of New Orleans, including the Grammy-nominated band, Tank and the Bangas. Whether it’s
  In this episode, Tara Joseph is joined by Penka Kouneva, a groundbreaking artist, composer, mentor, and passionate advocate for the advancement of female composers. Here, Penka shares the importance of her relationships across her career journey, even as she moved from Bulgaria to LA. She talks about the opportunities that opened up for her and the ways that people in her life contributed to those. Furthermore, with the COVID-19 pandemic right in front of us,
  Film scoring is a very human art form. More than what we see in a film, the music behind it carries and heightens the very diverse emotions we feel. Taking us into the world of scores, Tara Joseph interviews the fabulous, Ronit Kirchman. Ronit is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist, who is best known for her innovative, genre-bending score for the acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated anthology series, The Sinner.
  There’s a synergy between love and any type of art or form of expression because love in itself is a form of expression, one of those art forms being music. Los Angeles-based love and relationship expert Julia Alperovich talks about the synergy between love and music. She dives into how we are all triggered by certain songs and talks about her specialization in treating a broad range of intimacy and sexual issues. — Listen
FLM VIvek | Film Scoring
  In contemporary film scoring, we have seen changes that have blurred the line between the roles of composer and producer. Vivek Maddala, who joins Tara Joseph in this episode, believes it is not only necessary but also unavoidable to wear both hats at the same time. Vivek is a two-time Emmy winning composer with his scores for the Tom and Jerry show.  He also composed the score for the inspirational PBS documentary, The Asian Americans.
    Behind every successful musician/singer/songrwriter there is a manager strategizing the artists career and working hand in hand with the artist to make the best decisions possible.  Working with various successful artists and a man who doesn’t stay put in one place for long, Bob Murray shares his vision of what an artist is through the eyes of a manager. He also talks about what being an on-the-go music manager is like and the hustle,
  UNCONVENTIONAL AND EXTRAORDINARY SCORES FOR A DIVERSE RANGE OF FILMS ARE WHAT BEN LOVETT IS BEST KNOWN FOR.  IN THIS EPISODE, BEN SHARES THE STORY OF HIS NON-MUSICAL BACKGROUND AND SUBSEQUENT RISE TO SUCCESS. HE DISCUSSES HIS MUSICAL STYLE AND THE PEOPLE HE ADMIRES AND LISTENS TO.  HE ALSO TALKS ABOUT HIS VARIOUS PROJECTS AND CREATING THE MUSICAL SCORE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY “STUFFED“.  BEN HAS CRAFTED ORIGINAL SCORES FOR FILMS INCLUDING , “THE RITUAL” ON NETFLIX AND
  Musicians, especially those who provide scores for movies and TV shows, are most often hidden behind the scenes. However, today’s guest is very much in the spotlight, and her work with brands like Bentley has proven the importance of her music, talent and brand power. Today, Tara Joseph talks with virtuoso cellist/electric cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and entrepreneur Tina Guo, about what fuelled her passion for music and how she started composing. She also recalls how she

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