When trying to pursue any career or passion, the most valuable gift anyone could give you is the gift of inside knowledge. For musicians, the podcast “Inside the Artist” is just that. Hearing the host Rachel Korman interview musicians and other influencers in the music business about their inspirations, motivation techniques, and steps they take to achieve artistic goals is so useful for people just starting out on their own. The long discussion format of these podcasts makes you feel like you are sitting right across from the musicians, actors, producers, writers, and directors that Rachel so expertly interviews. Here is what Rachel has to say about her experience hosting her very own podcast:
What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the music business since starting your podcast series?
I work in the TV/Film business, so the music industry is not something I am that familiar with. I always hear stories through my friends but I guess the most surprising thing I’ve learned is how much social media plays a role. I know really incredible people who were up for gigs but didn’t get them because they didn’t have a certain number of followers. I somewhat understand from a business perspective, but I think it’s unfortunate that something rather meaningless is taking opportunities away from artists who really deserve it.
What do you hope that your listeners, specifically musicians, will get out of listening to your podcasts?
I hope listeners feel both connected and inspired by people’s stories. I started this with the intention of creating a platform where artist’s feel comfortable being themselves and can share the challenges along with the good. Social media is such a facade about what people actually deal with day to day. This is a safe and hopefully entertaining environment for listeners to understand that it’s not all sunshines and rainbows. Along with that, I also hope listeners who are pursuing a career in the arts know that their goals are attainable and these are all stories that prove that.
What is one of the most memorable experiences you have had during an interview?
One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had is interviewing an artist whom I’ve seen perform. It’s a surreal moment to go from seeing someone on stage years ago to now being in your home with them having an intimate conversation. I don’t know how that transpired, but it definitely proves that you never know what can happen and you have to keep going and also let things progress naturally.
Some extra info about Rachel:
Rachel is an Emmy award winning Journalist, Post Production Supervisor, and Host for Balcony TV Los Angeles. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN with a grandfather in the film industry and uncle as a sports journalist, entertainment quickly became a passion for Rachel at a young age. After receiving a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in TV/Film. Having worked on over 10 productions, Rachel combined her love of the arts and journalism by starting her own podcast. It further extends her creativity and passion while connecting with others.
“I really love connecting and learning about people. I’m actually surprised I didn’t think of this idea sooner. I live in the center of entertainment and surrounded around really creative people. It naturally makes sense to combine my journalism background and passion for the arts to create this platform. Plus, this podcast is also my artistic journey and it’s been a ton of fun!”
To check out her podcast, go to https://www.insidetheartistradio.com.