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Nikola Batinic - Music to Curator Interview

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Nikola Batinic - Music to Curator Interview

What is good everybody! My name is Nikola and I am from San Jose, California. Currently, I am a full-time undergrad student at Sonoma State University studying Economics. I will be graduating in May 2020. I am also a server and catering assistant for a few different wineries and event companies within the Bay Area and help my dad at his auto repair shop whenever I get the chance. My hobbies include making music with my friends, hiking, and going to concerts…

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Brent Faulkner - Music to Curator Interview

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Brent Faulkner - Music to Curator Interview

Hey world! My name is Brent Faulkner, and I hail from the United States, specifically the Bluegrass State, Kentucky. I’m originally from the city of Danville, but currently live and work in the ‘big city,’ Louisville, as an elementary music teacher.  Also, on the side, I maintain my own music blog/website, The Musical Hype, which features music reviews, interviews, and evergreen music lists (“playlists”)…

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Tommi Tikka - Music to Curator Interview

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Tommi Tikka - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Tommi Tikka and I live in Finland currently. I have a governmental position working with languages and am in a band called The Impersonators. I also write songs for other artists. And then there’s this blog called Music to Celebrate Life that you might have heard of. LOL.

Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It? Okay. So, I’m not sure what the word “this” in the question is referring to, so I will assume it refers to question 1 in its entirety. Here goes…

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Caitlin Moss - Music to Curator Interview

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Caitlin Moss - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Caitlin Moss. I live in Los Angeles, CA in the United States. I currently teach music and work as a drummer in a few bands. 

Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It? I’ve wanted to be a musician since I started playing drums over 20 years ago. I’ve always loved the way playing drums feels, getting to be with other musicians, creating new things, being in the moment and performing in front of people. I didn’t realize I wanted to teach until I was working with youth in another capacity and realized how much I enjoyed it…

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Cam Bigelow - Music to Curator Interview

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Cam Bigelow - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Cam Bigelow and I’m from San Francisco CA, USA

Outside of being a curator for the Music to Practice Yoga Playlist, I work for a tech startup called Asana in San Francisco. On the side, I teach yoga part time at CorePower and run an online men's group….

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Henry González - Music to Curator Interview

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Henry González - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Henry González, I'm from Bogotá, Colombia, born and raised. I'm currently a student, rediscovering my life path. I studied music and graduated as a classical pianist, among other studies, but decided to take my life on a different path, so I'm currently studying Ayurveda, among other things, and have dedicated my life to find ways to heal and to seek wellness…

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Aarushi Aggarwal - Music to Curator Interview

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Aarushi Aggarwal - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Aarushi and I live in Delhi, India where I am a student. Hopefully not for long though; I graduate in May.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?

Yes, this is something I have wanted to do at least for the last 6 years. I realised I loved discovering new music and what bummed me out was people's low tolerance towards new and good music. Everyone listens to the same kind of generic stuff that everyone else is listening to. As a result, some great artists and great music get ignored. My aim was to bring the less heard music to people: it started with me sharing music with friends and now it extends to the world. I get a kick out of people telling me that they loved what I introduced them to. 

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Noka Agudah - Music to Curator Interview

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Noka Agudah - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Noka Agudah and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am an intellectual Property lawyer in sports and entertainment.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?

I wouldn't say it is something i have always wanted to do but i have always loved making playlists and having my songs of the moment easily accessible..lol. I love that when i listen to an amazing track, i get to share it with other people and i like that i also get to write my feelings, thoughts on the track…

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Lyris Greene aka DJ Lyris. I’m originally from Nashville, TN and I’m a dj/vibe curator in Atlanta, GA. 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Yes, music curation is actually something I’ve been doing since I was younger…

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Paul, I live in the North of England and I work for UPS and have done for the last 20 years but I hope I’m not for the next 20, I’m sure like many of us here would like to be working in the industry they love the most - Music…

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Matt Jenko, and I live in the UK. I spend my time illustrating, animating, composing and producing music for my project Ellipsis, and I'm the first (and second!) artist to release a track through Music to…

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Interview With Malibu Soma

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Interview With Malibu Soma

“To whoever is reading this, I implore you to look for music that goes beyond what is mainstream. Find artists who are really making things because they're passionate about the music and the creation process, not because they want clout or money or whatever. There are so many amazing artists out there that are struggling to make ends meet because the big blogs or labels aren't giving them a chance because they're not a surefire money maker like these trashy money-machine artists…

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Ashlee Villaseñor - Music to Curator Interview

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Ashlee Villaseñor - Music to Curator Interview

 My name is Ashlee Villaseñor. I live in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas in the US. I just graduated from college so I’m just trying to figure out my life, honestly.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I love sharing music. I love making my friends playlists. I love finding new music, so being able to be in charge of a playlist and share it to the world is awesome!

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Johnathan Fludd - Music to Curator Interview

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Johnathan Fludd - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Johnathan Fludd I was born and raised in Philadelphia but I currently live in San Antonio. Right now I’m just focusing on college, I’m not working at the moment.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I think it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always hated the music on the radio and enjoyed searching for new music. The feeling of finding a song you love that you would have never found if you weren’t digging is amazing…

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Azwani Monroe - Music to Curator Interview

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Azwani Monroe - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Azwani Monroe from Los Angeles, California and I'm currently going to SCAD for graphic design.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Playlist curation has always been really fun and I'm so glad that I found Music to because it allows me to share new music with a much larger audience. My favorite part about adding new songs to my playlist is the interaction you can have through listeners through social media.

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Kara Bean - Music to Curator Interview

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Kara Bean - Music to Curator Interview

Hi there, my name's Kara Bradford, I'm living in Pasadena CA in the USA, and I'm currently a student, swim coach, and songwriter! 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I make playlists for myself pretty constantly, so making the switch over to doing it professionally was as easy as pie. I love being able to share the amazing songs I find, as well as songs that I love. I also love getting to utilize my skill in prose to describe what I'm listening to and why I love them! Sharing music has always been a joy of mine, so curating for me just makes sense. 

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Interview With Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels

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Interview With Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels

And here we are with the artist of this week. The guy who brought us a new anthem to sing with “God Gave Rock and Roll”, but making it clear in half the time. Nothing against Argent, but is a good point when the message can be sent a bit shorter...

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