Latest Podcast and book discoveries

MLJ Music


Latest Podcast and book discoveries

Just a quick note to share some podcasts and new books I’ve been reading. They have really opened my world up to what is possible and I hope they might give you some fresh insights as well. Couple new songs in the works. I’ll post them soon. Thanks for reading and listening as always! Jon


CD Baby DIY Podcast

Some great information for independent musicians. Cathy Heller’s episode on music sync is simply amazing. There are about 190 episodes as of this writing with a wealth of information.

The Tim Ferris Show

Itunes description:

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

His guests are fascinating. They get into a lot of details about numerous subjects. You will come away smarter and well informed about lots of things you never know you were interested in.

The James Altucher Show

He reminds me a lot of Woody Allen. Lots of great guests and information. He tends to interrupt a lot which can be annoying but a lot of good stuff comes out.

Don’t Keep Your Day Job By Cathy Heller

From Itunes


Don’t Keep Your Day Job is a weekly podcast hosted by Cathy Heller, showcasing how creative people have made a living doing what they love. We’ll pinpoint what strategies have been proven to turn passion into a profit, and interview successful creators from screenwriters, fashion designers, chefs, songwriters, directors, comedians, photographers, animators and more. Go inside these inspirational stories and come away with hard-hitting advice on how to make your dream a reality. This show will drag you out of your slump, empowering you to take action and giving you real tools to end the 9-5 and begin being paid to do what you’ve always wanted to do.

This woman is simply amazing. She has opened up a world of possibilities to many writers with knowledge about getting music placed in TV and commercials. Check her out.


Music Habits – The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow by Jason Timothy.

Just started this one yesterday and it immediately got me hooked. His habit section is incredible.
He gets it and calls us out to get busy and stop wasting time and get busy making and FINISHING music.
Highly recommended.


Leading an Inspired Life – Jim Rohn

Amazon Description:

Jim Rohn was the most uniquely profound communicator and success philosopher of our time. This unprecedented anthology brings you the very best of Jim Rohn, revealing his most priceless insights. If you’re committed to your career, if you’re serious about becoming wiser, smarter, healthier and wealthier, you absolutely must own this indispensable book.

His insights are simple and profound. A life manual.