Crowdfunding, Music School, and Sample Packs with Mike Casey

“Investigate every crevasse of your creativity”—Mike Casey

In this episode, I sit down with saxophonist and jazz musician Mike Casey. He has a valuable and insightful perspective coming from a different scene in the music industry. We chat about how he got into music, attending music school, crowdfunding an album, his Splice sample pack, and much more.

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Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

Show notes:

  • Getting into music (3:25)
  • Why the saxophone is tough to play (6:14)
  • The importance of lessons (9:36)
  • Jazz school (12:40)
  • Turning music into a career (18:50)
  • Recording two live albums (23:20)
  • Splice Pack (28:30)
  • Challenging aspect of the jazz industry (32:22)
  • Challenging the norms (36:10)
  • Philanthropy (38:55)
  • Where to start learning about jazz (42:10)
  • Three pieces of advice (44:26)
  • Final words (47:25)

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