Teen Jazz Radio

A music podcast featuring emerging young
artists and music career advice


TJR023: How to Sell More Music

Posted on
07 Sep 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I'm going to talk about how to boost your music sales. If you enjoy today’s episode, we have more information available on the production and marketing of your music available at Teen Jazz. I’ll mention it again later in this episode, but if you’re interested, you can get The Album Checklist at adviceformusicians.com. A transcription is available here.

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TJR022: But I Thought It Was a Hit!

Posted on
31 Aug 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I'm going to talk about how to deal with frustration. In music, or any career for that matter, things won’t always go the way you hoped. You’ll work hard and pour your heart and soul into your projects only to find they don’t quite get the response that you expected. And that’s okay, everyone goes through this in some way or another and you just need to find a way to move past your frustration so that you can keep going and pursuing your passion for music. So in today’s show, I’m going to talk about how to avoid losing focus and keep at it even when you’re feeling down. A transcription is available here.

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TJR021: Want to know how to Increase your online presence?

Posted on
24 Aug 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I'm going to talk about how you can increase your online presence, sharing a few different methods I myself have implemented. I’ll talk about what has worked for me and what hasn’t and give you a few ideas as to how to try them out yourself. A transcription is available here.

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TJR020: Celebrating 10 Years of Teen Jazz + An Announcement

Posted on
17 Aug 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

I started Teen Jazz back in December of 2004 and although the site has seen many redesigns and repurposing, it’s officially ten years since it first came to be. So today as part of our celebration, I’d like to share some of the site’s history, a few fun facts and we’ll end with something special! A transcription is available here.

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TJR019: Making Practice a Habit

Posted on
10 Aug 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I'm going to talk about developing good music habits. It’s important to practice everyday based on what your goals in music are and that’s easier to do if you make it a habit. Whether your goal is to continue developing your music, becoming an engineer or a songwriter, it’s important to spend time each and everyday to get closer to your goals, so we’re going to talk about how to make practicing (or songwriting) a habit. A transcription is available here.

In this week’s episode, you heard the music of:

  • Ryan Saranich - "I Don't Think So" from Story
  • Trifield Guitar Project - "Montana Suite 3" from Montana Suite
  • Bastian Weinhold - "One for the Doctor" from Cityscape
  • Jonathan Butler - "Sweet Serenade" from Living My Dream
  • This Time with Feeling - "Ultimate" from Coming Down
  • David Pedrick - "Ball Vines" from Time Remembered

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TJR018: Two Productivity Tips I Actually Use

Posted on
03 Aug 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I'm going to talk about two very specific productivity hacks that I use on a regular basis. I’m always for finding new ways to be productive and make the best use of my time and I’ve found a few things that help keep my work schedule and chores efficient so I have more time for practice, songwriting and Teen Jazz. A transcription is available here.

In this week’s episode, you heard the music of:

  • Rick Braun - "Take Me to the River" from Can You Feel It
  • Kim Waters - "Dreaming of You" from Silver Soul
  • Sean Winter - "In a Sentimental Mood"
  • Sam Rucker - "Footsteps in the Dark" from Tell You Something
  • Curtis Brooks - "Is It a Crime"
  • Incendio - "Cartagena" from Seduction

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TJR017: When to Say ‘No’ to A Gig

Posted on
27 Jul 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Today on Teen Jazz Radio I’m going to talk about when to say no to an opportunity that comes knocking at your door. It may be a gig, a recording session, a teaching opportunity, etc., but when you don’t have the time or if you aren’t the right fit (or even if it isn’t the right fit for you), it’s important to learn how and why to say “no” the right way. Featuring the music of Yvonnick Prené, Vaclav Kozel, Reggie Padilla, Michael Paulo, Adam Larson, and Scott Martin. A transcription is available here.

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TJR016: Things I’ve Learned from Independent Authors as a Musician

Posted on
20 Jul 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

How we, as musicians, can look to other vocations for inspiration on a variety of things – the day to day tasks, marketing and more. In this episode I’m going to take a look at independent authors in particular, what they’re doing and how we can apply it to music. Featuring the music of Nick Colionne, Paul Taylor, Terje Lie, Tim Owens, U-Nam, and Vernon Neilly. A transcription is available here.

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TJR015: 10 Reasons Why Being a Musician Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

Posted on
13 Jul 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

A discussion of the benefits of a career in music. A transcription is available here.

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TJR014: Balancing the Creative and Business Aspects of Your Music Career Pt II

Posted on
06 Jul 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Advice for balancing the creative and business aspects of your music career. A transcription is available here.

In this week’s episode, you heard the music of:

  • Althea Rene - "More Than You Know" from In The Moment
  • Dan Higgins - "Don't Back Down" from Cityside
  • Christian Hernandez - "5 for 5" from 5 For 5
  • Nivo Deux - "Culture Shock" from Open Beta - EP
  • Drew Simpson - "Meet Dr Washington" from Noteworthy
  • Franck Sitbon - "Dorica" from A Toi La Vie

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TJR013: Why "Good Enough" Isn't Good Enough

Posted on
29 Jun 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Why settling for good enough is only holding you back. A transcription is available here.

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TJR012: 13 Skills and Traits That Will Help You Succeed in Music

Posted on
22 Jun 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

13 different traits and skills that will help you succeed in music. A transcription is available here.

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TJR011: Use Your Summer Vacation to Continue Your Music Education

Posted on
15 Jun 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

A few things you can do this summer to improve you music performance. A transcription is available here.

In this week’s episode, you heard the music of:

  • Checkmate in Two Flats - At the Edge of the Moon
  • Yvonnick Prene - Shape of My Heart from Wonderful World
  • John Gregorius - Follow Me from Heaven & Earth
  • Steve Cole - Slinky from Pulse
  • The Christian Hernandez Quintet - Right Now! from 5 For 5
  • Nivo Deux - Star Chaser from Open Beta - EP

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TJR010: Practice Tips

Posted on
31 May 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

The new episode of Teen Jazz Radio is packed with great advice on practicing. A transcription is available here.

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Teen Jazz Partners with Jazz and Bossa Radio

Posted on
01 Apr 2014
by shannon kennedy under Episodes

Bringing you the Best in Music Business Advice with Music from the Next Generation of Great Artists

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