In this episode, I have an in-depth conversation with the songwriter, composer, and independent music entrepreneur Emma Wallace.
Emma Wallace has a dozen albums, EPs, and singles to her credit, including her latest, Immortal (available August 31, 2018).
With over a decade of hard-fought experience building a career that supports a family of four through her music, Emma’s got a lot to share about how to be a committed, steadfast, positivity-focused independent creator in the face of professional, personal, and financial challenges.
No matter your creative endeavor, you’ll find a lot of inspiration in her story.
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
Here are some of the things I talk about with Emma Wallace in this episode, including a few links to sites with which I have an affiliate relationship. I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase products through those links. It’s a lovely way to show your support for Sonitotum!
- Find out more about Emma Wallace at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
- Listen to Emma Wallace on Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime Music, or anywhere music is streamed.
- Buy Emma Wallace music on iTunes, Amazon.com, YouTubeMusic, or anywhere else you can purchase music downloads.
- There’s a piece of new music in this episode, heard right at the beginning and end of the interview. This “bumper” music is a little tune called “Gwinton.” It’s built around a bassline I cooked up while playing with my new Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD audio interface. The drums, percussion, and guitar are samples and loops found in Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio; the bass guitar is played by your host.
- Emma mentions the song “Nature Boy,” which includes the lyric, “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn | Is just to love and be loved in return.” Nat “King” Cole made the song famous first, but this Kurt Elling rendition is definitive to me.
- Emma and I met when we both worked at Borders Books and Music in Pasadena, California, ten thousand million years ago.
- James Raymond is a Los Angeles-based producer, performer, and songwriter.
- CDBaby is perhaps the oldest online distributor of digital and tangible music.
- “Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” is all about the DIY, can-do, up-against-it attitude exemplified by Mickey Rooney’s gumption in Babes In Arms. If you have a basement, a closet, a spare room, a garage… you can and should make your thing.
- Emma Wallace talks about the importance of gratitude. I wrote about how gratitude can make you a better creator and a better person.
- The Cult of Done has a manifesto you just might want to print out and put where ever you do your creative work… and maybe where you do everything but create, too!
- Michael Rosenbaum‘s podcast is Inside of You. Listen!
- Get a taste of Immortal, the album from Emma Wallace released on August 31, 2018 in this video for her song “Done.”
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