Sounds On The Couch Podcast

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Sounds On The Couch Podcast is for musicians, emerging artists and those who have an interest in developing their artistic tools. We are committed to creating ways to empower emerging artist to move forward in their music careers and to provide you with access to the tools and resources you need to live a life filled with passion and creativity. Each episode, we will bring you interviews with passionate and knowledgeable experts within the Music Industry and Independent artists that are moving forward with their music careers. I look forward to sharing this journey with you read less
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17: Anthea Palmer, Owner Live Music Venue, Jimmy Hornets
Jan 13 2021
17: Anthea Palmer, Owner Live Music Venue, Jimmy Hornets
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Anthea Palmer.   Anthea is the owner of Richmond,  based live music venue, Jimmy Hornets..  To  date, she has had an incredible career .. she is an artist herself, having been the singer songwriter for rock band, ‘Drama Queen’, and then prior to Jimmy Hornets (which she also opened a version in China), she owned and operated the Chandelier room.. she opened the Watchtower Studios, a gallery of varying visual arts..  and she has worked with many musicians, helping them progress their music careers.   I am looking forward to sharing our discussion with you and Anthea has so many amazing tips to share with you on your music journey. You can find Anthea's courses at https://jimmyhornet.com/training/ If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
16: Elsen Price Artist Interview
Jan 6 2021
16: Elsen Price Artist Interview
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Elsen Price, a Sydney based Double Bassist and contemporary artist. The interview was about not one, but two single release, ‘Now’ and ‘View From the Moon Revisited’.. He is also soon to release an album.. ‘The life long day dreamer’. As well as his releases, we speak a lot about improvisation and the world of musical collaboration and how you can begin to explore your music in a new way I know you’ll be looking forward to exploring the man behind the music. You can find Elsen at Instagram and Bandcamp   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
15: CJ Stranger Artist Interview
Dec 20 2020
15: CJ Stranger Artist Interview
For this episode I interviewed artist, CJ Stranger. We spoke all about his views on songwriting, touring as a part of a family, releasing his music on cassette tape and all about his release, Hey Stranger. CJ Stranger is based in the Blue Mountains, but regularly Sydney-side, and is a singer-songwriter through and through,  His captivating voice, tell-all lyrics and natural feel for finger-picking walk together in perfect synchrony.  You can find CJ Stranger at: Facebook Instagram   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
14: Andy Irvine, CEO of GYROStream - Digital Distribution, Going Global, Your Music Releases
Dec 14 2020
14: Andy Irvine, CEO of GYROStream - Digital Distribution, Going Global, Your Music Releases
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Andy Irvine, CEO GYROStream. Andy Irvine is a digital music distribution specialist and CEO of GYROstream, a wholly independent and Australian owned music distribution service based in Brisbane. With a 20 year career in the music industry.. in supply chain and operations at Universal Music and independent labels Dew Process and Create Control, Andy has been involved in all aspects of the release cycle for thousands of major music releases.  Andy launched GYROstream to support the needs of Aussie and NZ independent artists, with a suite of music services and a local support team to assist artists getting their music out to the world.  You can find GYROstream at www.gyrostream.com   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
13: Joan: Artist Interview
Dec 7 2020
13: Joan: Artist Interview
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed artist, Joan. Joan is an up and coming new artist from Cronulla, Sydney who rides the wave of a folk/country singer/songwriter. She has grown up always being surrounded by music and wouldn’t of wanted in any other way. Through trial and error, Joan has found her sound and is ready to take you for the journey. We spoke about the creation of her music, how the people you have around you can make such a difference in the development of your music, how being a female has impacted Joan being a musician within the music industry and so much more. You can find Joan at Instagram and Spotify   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
12: Amber Leigh, The Crescent Cardinal - Mental Health, Invisible Illness, Community
Nov 30 2020
12: Amber Leigh, The Crescent Cardinal - Mental Health, Invisible Illness, Community
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Amber Leigh, The Crescent Cardinal Amber Leigh resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. A young, resilient woman with a passion for music, nature and art, Amber is known for giving back to her friends, fellow creatives and the local community. She is an advocate for oppressed voices in the world, speaking up and taking action on issues such as mental health, disability, drug abuse and the rights of indigenous people. She is also the mind and visionary behind her musical project, The Crescent Cardinal. An authentic blend of self-taught and classically trained material, these songs are a window into Amber’s creativity as a singer-songwriter. We spoke about Mental Health and Invisible Illness, managing a busy schedule, Amber’s music and community and so so much more.. You can find her music at: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CrescentCardinal Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thecrescentcardinal/ Twitch.TV – https://www.twitch.tv/thecrescentcardinal?sr=a Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvxZMo26eg7y9_YF8kePtng   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
11: Velvet Bloom: Artist Interview
Nov 24 2020
11: Velvet Bloom: Artist Interview
For this episode Karen Harding interviewed Velvet Bloom all about her new single, '7Hundred25'. Velvet Bloom is a neo-soul, alternative-pop and jazz-rock music project with captivating ballad style vocals. The project is fronted and founded by Maddy Herbert, she performs solo and with different variations of her live band “The Vito Collective”. You can find Velvet Bloom at: SPOTIFY FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM BANDCAMP YOUTUBE   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
10: Belinda Coomes - Developing Creativity, Video Games Composition, Music Libraries, Music Networking
Nov 16 2020
10: Belinda Coomes - Developing Creativity, Video Games Composition, Music Libraries, Music Networking
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Belinda Coomes.   Belinda is a Melbourne Australia based games music composer with a particular focus on writing dark music for dark games.   Fascinated with manipulating noise and sound in her music, Belinda is always looking to blend sound design elements with traditional composition techniques to help express emotion.   Currently, Belinda is composing music for the dark and twisted rogue like card game Ring of Pain, developed by Twice Different, and providing additional music tracks for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Rising, a full conversion modification for the original Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.   We spoke about so many amazing topics such as developing your creativity, understanding and getting into music libraries for being featured in television and movies, building your musical network and so much more.   You can find Belinda at: http://belindacoomes.com/ https://twitter.com/BelindaCoomes https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindacoomes   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
9: Lachlan Flanagan: Artist Interview
Nov 11 2020
9: Lachlan Flanagan: Artist Interview
For this episode, Karen Harding spoke to Lachlan Flanagan all about his EP release, ‘Something Worth Designing’.   We also discussed inspiration for songwriting, not being afraid to write about the big issues and your feelings, the joy and experience that can be brought through busking and so much more..   The unique pop songwriter shares his thoughts with the rawness of an honest lover or your introspective friend. Lyrically explores what it is to be human. Like entering a forest he surveys the darkness, the light and the unknown.   His songs are filled with a compelling mix of hope, love, sadness and wonder. His music builds with sparse instrumentation, stunning arrangements and a voice that contains a compelling mix of urgency, flow and optimism.    His debut EP ‘Something Worth Designing’ is a powerful emotive exploration of themes of death and rebirth. The title taken from the idea that in order for something new to be created old ideas, ways of being, and ideas often need to be first cleared away. This is illustrated through the wonder filled pop song ‘collapse’ and the inspired hopeful ‘Anything is possible’. His music is available on Bandcamp and many other streaming platforms including Spotify.    You can find Lachlan at: lachlanflanagan.bandcamp.com/album/something-worth-designing open.spotify.com/album/7lZ6VkTnyk6XX9XwacK5hx?si=qeViPb1iTA-9GYpb37V03A   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
8: Molly Ann Leikin - US Based Emmy Nominee Songwriting Consultant, Author and Master Marketer
Nov 8 2020
8: Molly Ann Leikin - US Based Emmy Nominee Songwriting Consultant, Author and Master Marketer
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Emmy Nominee Songwriting Consultant, Author and Master Marketer, Molly Ann Leikin all about her views on how to write a great song, obtaining feedback in creating your songs and creating music for big name stars.   Twelve of Molly’s clients are Grammy winners. Nineteen more are Grammy nominees. With her help, thousands of other writers/artists have placed their work in movies, TV shows, in video games, commercials and their tracks are downloaded all over the web.   She has also written themes and songs for over six dozen TV shows and movies, including “Violet”, which won an Oscar.   In addition, she’s co-written and written songs for everyone from Katy Perry, Tina Turner, Cher, Dusty Springfield and many more.   Molly is also the author of How to Write a Hit Song, Fifth edition, and How to Be a Hit Songwriter   Molly's offer: Instead of $325.00 US for one song/lyric, now it’s $100.00 U.S. for one song/lyric. Instead of $395.00 US for three songs/lyrics, it’s only $225.00 U.S. for three songs/lyrics Instead of $495.00 US for five songs/lyrics, it’s only $325.00 US for five songs/lyrics.   All songs must be written or co-written by the same writer/artist.   Anyone who’s interested, please contact Molly at songmdstaff1@gmail.com and she will send you an invoice reflecting this once-in-a-lifetime discount.  This offer ends December 31, 2020.  No extensions.   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
7: Amy Lyons: Artist Interview
Nov 3 2020
7: Amy Lyons: Artist Interview
Karen Harding interviewed artist, Amy Lyons all about her single release 'I Was Wrong', released September 2020.   Amy Lyons is a musician and singer songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Amy grew up in a musical household with both her parents being in a gospel band that toured Australia in the late 80s. Amy was taught how to play piano by her mum at a young age and was inspired to dive into singing.  For over 15 years, Amy has been performing all over Sydney at clubs, sporting and community events, festivals, weddings and in musicals.   We spoke about what was behind Amy's release.. the process taken with her release.. how social media has been a big part of her journey.. how she has organised her releasing schedule and so, so much more!   You can find Amy at:   Website: www.amylyons.org Instagram: @lyricsbylyons Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyricsbylyons/ Tip Jar: PayPal.me/AmyLyonsAU   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/for-artists to apply.   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
6: Dana Bentz - Head of Marketing for StreamYard - Live Streaming
Oct 27 2020
6: Dana Bentz - Head of Marketing for StreamYard - Live Streaming
For this episode Karen Harding interviewed Dana Bentz, Head of Marketing from StreamYard, a platform designed to stream your videos to social media platforms.   In a new world, where streaming live shows has never been so prevalent, it was the perfect opportunity to have a discussion about how musicians can best utilise the world of online live streaming.   They spoke about how to set up the perfect live stream as a musician and some things for you to keep in mind when streaming online.   You can access StreamYard at www.streamyard.com   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at:   Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine..   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
5: El Tee: Artist Interview
Oct 27 2020
5: El Tee: Artist Interview
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Californian-Melbournian artist El Tee.   She has been building a devoted following amongst Melbourne’s thriving music scene since 2018.   El Tee demands attention as she marries her dark-mood lyrics with a blanket of sonic warmth and intimacy – an unassuming pair that sits comfortably between the ebbs and flows of energy in her songs.   Her recent release ‘Keep Walking’ and ‘Space’ garnered spins on triple J, triple J unearthed and topped the metro and regional Amrap charts. She announced her debut album, ‘Everything Is Fine’ out September 18, 2020, and has released a new single of the same title.   El Tee has been compared to the likes of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, and her songs have drawn dedicated community radio support.   El Tee is a captivating live performer whose authentic lyricism finds new life on stage.   You can find El Tee at:   http://www.instagram.com/elteeeee http://www.facebook.com/elteemusic   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life    We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine..   Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.    If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast.   Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey.   See you next time!
4: David Keogh - Founder of Perfect Pitch & Bands4Brands - Building Fan-Base & Music Buzz
Oct 20 2020
4: David Keogh - Founder of Perfect Pitch & Bands4Brands - Building Fan-Base & Music Buzz
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed David Keogh, Founder of Sydney based, Perfect Pitch & Bands4Brands to discuss everything about building your audience and fan-base and building a buzz around your music. There were some internet technical glitches, however he came back on both instances and we were able to continue our interview, full of valuable information for musicians. Dave Keogh has been a music fan since he first heard The Beatles as a young boy and then stood just beyond a rain-soaked, windswept tarmac as an awe-struck eight-year old, watching the legendary band disembark from their TAA Flight. He later managed bands and toured Australia regularly in the early 1980s, supporting the likes of Mental As Anything, Flowers (Icehouse) and Dragon. He’s been a venue booker, a journo writing gig reviews for various music mags, licensed theatrical agent and a record company publicist. (And he actually got to meet George Harrison at a press conference in the mid-'80s!) Dave’s also been a professional writer and creative director working in the advertising/marketing industry for decades, with time spent at major agencies including O & M and McCann Erickson before co-founding his own communications agency Vida in 2000. He launched music marketing agency Perfect Pitch in the mid-2000s mainly to help emerging artists to build their profile and their fan base. He's recently launched Music Branding agency Bands4Brands. Dave has organised, booked and acted as M.C. at Live Music venue Eastern Lounge for a decade. You can reach David Keogh by heading to https://perfectpitch.com.au If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life  We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.  If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast. Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey. See you next time!
3: Sophie & Nate: Artist Interview
Oct 20 2020
3: Sophie & Nate: Artist Interview
For this episode, Karen Harding had the honour of interviewing Sophie, one half of the duo, Sophie and Nate. Sophie and Nate are an acoustic duo, currently based out of QLD and play an acoustic laid-back pop style, with influences of Blues, Roots, Jazz and Folk. They have recently released their demo, 'Inside: Feelings', including tracks 'Lonely At Heart', 'Coming Home To You' and 'All These Roads'. We delved into a discussion about Sophie's musical background, how she left the corporate life and went into full time musicianship, vulnerability of creating and playing your own music, what's behind the recently released songs and songs that are to be released in upcoming months. You can find Sophie & Nate at: Instagram: www.instagram.com/sophieandnate_ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sophieandnate Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGhyOu6xyKg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQrJLGP0S7E Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/sophie-nate Pre Save link (music out on 19th June https://ditto.fm/inside-feelings-demo)   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life  We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.  If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast. Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey. See you next time!
2: Kate Westwood - Songwriting, Co-writing, Copyright Splits
Oct 20 2020
2: Kate Westwood - Songwriting, Co-writing, Copyright Splits
For this episode, Karen Harding interviewed Kate Westwood of Westwood Management about all things songwriting, co-writing and collaboration sessions and how to best organise copyright splits. Kate is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter/indie musician and Director of Westwood Management, a music management company that works with emerging artists and assists them with everything from Social Media Planning and Brand Development, to Songwriting, Audience Engagement, Production and Recording and Crowdfunding. I know that you'll love getting to know this positive, bubbly and creative personality as we take you through the interview. You can find Kate at: Website - https://www.westwoodmgmt.com.au Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/westwoodmanagement Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/westwoodmanagement We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.  If you love the interview, please rate and review us.. it will mean that more people will have access to the tools and tips available through this podcast. Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey. See you next time!
1: SUNFLOWER Artist Interview
Oct 20 2020
1: SUNFLOWER Artist Interview
For our very first episode, Karen Harding interviews Brisbane based Lawson Doyle and Kahlia Ferguson.. the leading front man and front woman of SUNFLOWER. The band had just released their single ‘Get Yourself Together’, a couple of days before we met. During the interview, we discuss how the two were fatefully drawn together at Bluesfest in 2019 and how the band has developed from there. We also discuss topics such as Sunflower’s experience of the releasing process, being comfortable enough to embrace those quirks and things that make you different.. we discussed bullying from the industry and managing receiving nasty messages over social media.. and most importantly many quotes relating to Lawson’s favourite band growing up, Oasis! If you would like to check out their music, head to:   Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/pg/sunflowerofficialband Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/6Xf6vi74EGCCFzH4PlUZwX Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerofficialband/ Website - https://www.sunflowerband.com/   If you have any follow up questions, please reach out at: Email - soundsonthecouch@gmail.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/soundsonthecouch Facebook - www.facebook.com/soundsonthecouch  Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/soundsonthecouch  Web - www.soundsonthecouch.com Couch Mag - https://couchmag.life  We would love to see you get involved, whether it be through an interview on our podcast, a live streamed performance or via an article on Couch Mag, our online magazine.. Our commitment is to continue to provide access to valuable information to help you move forward as an artist.. if you would like to support us financially with the project, please head to www.soundsonthecouch.com/donations.  Finally, we would love to hear some of your journey.. please send us a message and let us know what has been happening in your musical journey. See you next time!