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Using Art to Affect Positive Change: An Inspiring Conversation with Ken Newman

Powerful. Inspiring. Insightful. All of those words are fitting when describing this conversation with Ken Newman. Ken is a musician, actor, comedian, photographer, magician, and all-around good human being whose new album, What Am I Afraid Of?, tackles modern political and social issues head on.

Beyond the music, Ken is known for his charitable spirit. His charity, Blanket the Homeless, has provided care packs to between 8,000 and 9,000 unhomed individuals and families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the organization’s eponymous album features contributions from Grammy-winning artists, notable producers, and many more. Ken’s passion for helping others comes through in this raw, vulnerable conversation which is sure to uplift.

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It’s Sunday Funday with Lord Goldie, Foundation Mecca, and Chaun Davis of ViB

“Sunday Funday” is more than just a country-hip hop crossover single. It’s a movement unto itself.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, we have the leaders of the movement joining us in a roundtable discussion. We go in-depth about the release, their big plans for 2022 (and beyond), and the ever-increasing presence of Nashville hip hop and R&B in the musical landscape.

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From Denver to Nashville: The Serendipitous Journey of Caitlin Quisenberry

We get fun and philosophical on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn. Joining us in this endeavor is Caitlin Quisenberry, a country artist, classically-trained musician, and former American Idol contestant whose star-crossed journey has led her to Nashville. Caitlin tells us about the small moments that led her from her hometown of Denver to Music City, where her career has begun to blossom as a full-time musician.

Follow Caitlin’s journey, and learn about the excitement to come!

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Keeping it Real with Fresh Lady

To tell you that we discuss Fresh Lady‘s new single and music video, “Watermelon,” on this episode of The Quinn Spinn would only be scratching the surface of this one. Indeed, this might be the most real, true-to-life conversation we’ve ever had on the show.

We go in on topics like mental health, the judgments we cast on the internet, and so much more about 21st Century life. This one is an all-timer. Don’t miss it!

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LISTEN: The Poptimist Gets Real About Our Internal Struggles

“The first casualty of adult life is innocence.”

I had the pleasure of being on The Poptimist (hosted by Taylor Berryman) a couple months back. What I appreciate about Taylor is his refreshing honesty, and his fearless willingness to address his journey — not just in the music industry, but through life itself.

On his latest episode, titled “Ergonomic Soapbox,” Taylor and his producer Millhouse have a frank conversation about their internal dialogue; about how the pressure we put on ourselves by overthinking lead to fear, self-doubt, and lack of trust. Those feelings can often have rippling effects on our personal and professional lives, and can cloud us from thinking clearly and focusing on the present.

This one goes deep, and it’s worth your time. Listen up!

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A Conversation on Collaboration, COVID, and Love with MICVH and Steven Hall

A couple years back, we became acquainted with North Carolina-born musician MICVH at Underground Music Collective. She shared her tremendous story with us upon the release of her debut EP, Singularity, and has since uncovered new experiences to share with us.

That includes meeting and collaborating with singer-songwriter Steven Hall, who the chief songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of Swim in the Wild. Together, the pair discuss their journeys throughout the pandemic, and how a run-in with COVID brought them much closer. Then, we’ll get to hear a couple live, in-studio cuts!

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We Still Don’t Have a TikTok: Hanging with Allison Mahal and Van Isaacson

This past winter — before the end of the ‘rona times was in our sights — we got together with Nashville-based musicians Allison Mahal and Van Isaacson, just for the sake of recording an episode of The Quinn Spinn. We had no plan for the episode, and had no idea when it would even release, but hung onto it for a time when we wanted to delight you with an entertaining conversation.

That time is now. Plus, you’ll get to hear about all of our 2021 aspirations — many of which are on their way to coming true!

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A Solution to Get the Music Industry Back to Work: Jeremy Young of 3P America

In his 20+ years in the music industry, Jeremy Young has seen it all. The Cincinnati native started his career in music marketing, before hitting the road as a tour manager, working with notable artists including Gavin DeGraw, Maroon 5, and many others.

Jeremy has now applied his vast and varied experience in the entertainment industry in a way he never quite expected: as the COO of 3P America, a sanitation company committed to getting the music industry — and the world at large — back to work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about Jeremy’s work — and about life on the road — on this truly can’t-miss episode of The Quinn Spinn!

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Evolving With the Music Industry During COVID: The Story of EVA

Based in Nashville, EVA is a “streamlined solution for booking entertainment and experiences for virtual and live events.” The startup platform, which utilizes technology and a people-first mentality to connect clients with high-quality entertainment, has adapted to the abrupt changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and finds itself continuing to innovate as the industry re-defines the meaning of live entertainment in 2021 and beyond.

EVA Co-Founder Channing Moreland and Entertainment Relations Manager Belinda Ligotino join us on The Quinn Spinn to discuss these important pivots, and what they mean for the future of the platform and industry at-large.

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