Starting A Record Label
EP 37 - YouTuber David Camarena

EP 37 - YouTuber David Camarena

December 14, 2020

YouTuber David Camarena on how he built his YouTube Channel....

David is a musician, licensed therapist, and he successfully does YouTube as his full-time job! We talk about how it started, how he monetizes it, and how it could work for bands.

Check out his YouTube Channel:
Today I Grew Up

Instagram:
Today I Grew Up

Check Out His Band:
Heart Like War

 

 

Also..... more podcast stuff!

The Starting a Record Label Podcast on YouTube
Joshua Smith's Audio Channel on YouTube
Submit your band to the label! NotTodayRobot.com

EP 36 - My Wife And I On How This Year Ended…

EP 36 - My Wife And I On How This Year Ended…

December 7, 2020

My Wife and I on How This Year Ended....

It's been a long time since I've sat down with my wife and talked about the label. We talk about what we think has gone well, what hasn't, what she still doesn't understand about the plan and what she's scared about. 

 

Also..... more podcast stuff!

The Starting a Record Label Podcast on YouTube
Joshua Smith's Audio Channel on YouTube
Submit your band to the label! NotTodayRobot.com

EP 35 - SIGN THIS BAND?  🤷‍♂️  The Middle Room (Band Interviews)

EP 35 - SIGN THIS BAND? 🤷‍♂️ The Middle Room (Band Interviews)

November 22, 2020

Should I sign this band???
Band Interviews: The Middle Room

This week on the Starting A Record Label Podcast we're conducting Band Interviews! I got to interview Pittsburgh's newest pop-punk band The Middle Room! If you haven't heard their new ep "Never Satisfied" on Spotify, check it out below! From the sound of it, they started the band and then immediately ran into the usual 2020 problems. But through it all, they managed to record and release several singles and an EP! I'm super excited to have more artists like t his on and even more excited to be moving forward again!

Speaking of getting things done, I finally finished a huge video that I'm extremely excited about! It was 5 months in the making and I finally have my mixing/editing desk finished! Watch the finished product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLCeGR5iQSc

The Middle Room Links:

Also..... more podcast stuff!

The Starting a Record Label Podcast on YouTube
Joshua Smith's Audio Channel on YouTube
Submit your band to the label! NotTodayRobot.com

 

Starting A Record Label is a podcast that journals the beginning of Not Today Robot, a label created by Joshua Smith: a music producer, mixer, and engineer in Los Angeles, California.

34 - Outatime! First podcast with a band 😂🍕

34 - Outatime! First podcast with a band 😂🍕

November 8, 2020

This week we talk with an interested band called Outatime! They're from Miami and love nerd/sci-fi stuff as well! 😂🤓

We talk about:

  • Their jobs
  • How Covid affecting their band and stopped them in the middle of a tour
  • How they've boosted online engagement via memes
  • How got sponsorships and used the money for recording
  • How they used online marketing to get new fans
  • and just a little bit about our favorite nerd shows.

If you're in a band that might be interested in being on the label. Head to NotTodayRobot.com and submit your band!

Outatime! 

33 - Josh Recaps Larry’s Interview

33 - Josh Recaps Larry’s Interview

November 2, 2020

Larry's interview last week got me thinking about a few things and we do a recap on this week's podcast!

 

How to Run/Ruin a Record Label: https://www.dongiovannirecords.com/products/625415-larry-livermore-how-to-ru-i-n-a-record-label

Larry's Blog: https://larrylivermore.com/

Lookout Records Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y2pfohz3

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk: https://amzn.to/3ky4M66

 

 

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Starting A Record Label and Not Today Robot.

32 - Larry Livermore of Lookout Records!

32 - Larry Livermore of Lookout Records!

October 25, 2020

Larry Livermore is a punk rock veteran who helped the east bay punk rock scene blaze its way into the mainstream with such bands as Green Day, Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, Rancid, and many more. I get to talk to him about his experience of starting the label as well as dealing with the problems behind it. Check out his book "How To Ruin A Record Label"

How to Run/Ruin a Record Label: https://www.dongiovannirecords.com/products/625415-larry-livermore-how-to-ru-i-n-a-record-label

Larry's Blog: https://larrylivermore.com/

Lookout Records Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y2pfohz3

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk: https://amzn.to/3ky4M66

 

 

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Starting A Record Label and Not Today Robot.

31 - Burning the candle at both ends & probably my bank account as well

31 - Burning the candle at both ends & probably my bank account as well

October 19, 2020

Just burning through the midnight oil. Worked on a ton of videos this week and getting super psyched for my interview with Larry Livermore of Lookout Records!

 

Here's his book by the way: https://amzn.to/3m3Bf4e

 

The Amazon affiliate links give a small percentage to me when you buy things. They do not change the price for the customer though!

30 - Pop Punk, Pizza, and Record Labels with Jacques LaMore!

30 - Pop Punk, Pizza, and Record Labels with Jacques LaMore!

October 12, 2020

Jacques LaMore: Host of the Pop Punk and Pizza Podcast where he interviews artists like: Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Stand Atlantic, and more

 

I really love his podcast, check it out here:
bangarangradio.com/poppunkandpizza/

 

His Merch:
teespring.com/stores/poppunkpizzapod

 

We discuss our deep love for pizza and pop punk culture.
He talks about his podcast and how to get big names on your podcast.
The roadblocks to making a podcast and how important it is to manage your mental health.
We also go over current bands and labels and how they're reacting to the new music industry,
How he's taking advantage of Teespring for limited-run merch for Halloween!

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And if you're a band that's interested in being on the label, head on over to www.NOTTODAYROBOT.com and drop off your info.

 

EP 29 - This Week’s Ups and Downs…
EP 28 - Bryan Buchelt - Punk Rock Filmmaker: Mxpx, Simple Plan, Goldfinger, Five Iron Frenzy, Slick Shoes, & More!

EP 28 - Bryan Buchelt - Punk Rock Filmmaker: Mxpx, Simple Plan, Goldfinger, Five Iron Frenzy, Slick Shoes, & More!

September 28, 2020

EP 28 - Bryan Buchelt - 

Bryan Buchelt is a filmmaker who has worked with: MxPx, The Ataris, Simple Plan, Anberlin, Goldfinger, Five Iron Frenzy, Slick Shoes, Flatfoot 56, and he’s done a few feature films as well.

Mxpx: Worries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7vjTglBzZc

 

Bryan's gear suggestions:

Moment - New 14mm 170º Fisheye Lens for Camera Phones:
https://amzn.to/3i7ERA2

Moment - Wide Lens for Camera Phones:
https://amzn.to/2HBH5uX

DJI Osmo Mobile 3-Axis Gimbal Handheld Phone Stabilizer:
https://amzn.to/3mUBvnr

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Live Stream Switcher
https://amzn.to/2S28TKP

Sony A7sii 4k Full frame camera
https://amzn.to/336JupF

These are affiliate links, so I do get a small percentage from purchases.

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