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180 Drums Podcast | Pro Drummers on: New Gear, Getting Gigs, Full-Time Musician Lifestyle, Tips and Tricks

Hang with the best drummers in the music industry. Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Paramore, Carrie Underwood, TLC, NKOTB, Christina Aguilera, Thousand Foot Krutch, Lecrae, TobyMac and Jason Aldean are just some of the artists who have lent us their drummers. Wisdom, laughs and heartfelt moments are what you should expect to hear. The in's and out's of being a touring Drummer are the fundamentals of this podcast. Getting gigging with 180 Drums.
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Nov 7, 2018

Moving between Montreal, Toronto, and Paris to pursue music hasn’t been easy for French-Canadian drummer Elie Bertrand, but it’s given her diverse set of experiences to draw from. Aside from playing in many “normal” bands, Elie’s also spent time on the road as a drummer on a comedy tour. Ya, a comedy tour.

Nov 1, 2018
How is it that a drum company charging more than almost any other brand, is expanding, growing, and thriving? Ramy, founder of A&F Drum Co explains the key decisions he’s made to grow his company. Good thing for anyone listening, building a drum company is a lot like building a career as a drummer.
Oct 24, 2018

Max’s purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs were at his audition to play with her. Max intentionally steers clear from promoting many of his career highlights on the internet. At first glance, some of Max’s advice might seem to come out of left field, but trust me, he ain’t crazy.

Oct 17, 2018

Max’s purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs were at his audition to play with her. Max intentionally steers clear from promoting many of his career highlights on the internet. At first glance, some of Max’s advice might seem to come out of left field, but trust me, he ain’t crazy.

Oct 10, 2018

Paul spent his first day at Zildjian sweeping floors. Over 30 years later, he’s the one designing the cymbals many of us use and love. If you’ve ever wondered how they make your favourite cymbal sound dark, gritty, earthy, sandy, washy(or whatever other adjectives you use to describe your cymbals), listen on.

Oct 2, 2018

As NF’s drummer, Rhett’s watched their career 10X over the last couple of years. It’s the type of growth we all want to see and be a part of, but in addition to the upsides of being in that situation, it comes with some downsides that can’t be ignored.

Sep 26, 2018

Aside from being an accomplished tin whistler, he plays drums in his spare time with artists like James Bay, and Niall Horan. He shares his thoughts on properly composing drums for a song, and why it’s important to really get to know the artist well.

Sep 19, 2018

After getting a degree in Jazz Saxophone, Robbie’s spent years hopping between drums, bass, and keys for Matt Mays, Deertick, Midland, and many more. As someone who’s spent a lot of time on stage playing along with other drummers, he has a unique perspective on how to approach the drums in a band setting.

Aug 15, 2018

Since being a member of Beyonce’s all female touring band, Nikki started her own band called the Nth Power. if she’s not out playing with them, she’s with Dumpstaphunk or Maceo Parker. She talks about how touring has changed her, and what motivates her to continue making music.

Aug 8, 2018

Sahir owns and runs two drum companies, Masters of Maple Drums, and Ghost Tech Touring. if he’s not sourcing trees or building drums, he drum teching or staffing tours with tech personnel. He shares some of his experiences in running multiple companies in the music biz.

Aug 1, 2018

Drumming in the same band for the last twenty years is a unique situation that most of us drummers haven’t found ourselves in. Many of us started playing in bands with our friends, but have moved on to playing with different artists. Riley and his bandmates in Thrice have found out how to keep four original members happy and working as a team to make music they all love.

Jul 25, 2018

Kenny’s tech’d for many of the world’s top drummers, and has developed some essential tuning tricks that will make your life a lot simpler. He shares about what his job as a tech looks like, and some of the most important details in being a great tech.

Jul 11, 2018

Before touring with Julia Michaels, brooks spent time not he road with many other great artists like Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Skyler Grey, and many more. Understanding your role on each gig, and how it can change from artist to artist is extremely important. Brook tells us how he susses out the feel of an artist, and how to approach the music.

Jul 4, 2018

Dylan specializes in drumming in recording real drums for hip-hop, pop, and anything that needs really specific sounds. He walks us through why it took over 2 days to find the perfect sounds for a 6 note loop for Girl On Fire, by Alicia Keys.

Jun 27, 2018

In any given week, Jeremy could have shows with 5 different artists. We talk about his preparation approach, and how he manages each situation with care, and how to keep getting hired by prioritizing the artists' needs.

Jun 20, 2018

Andrew grew up on a tour bus, travelling with his family band. He started cutting his teeth at 11 when he replaced the drummer. Since, he’s moved to Nashville from northern Canada to tour full time with High Valley, and explains how to legally move to the US as a musician.

Jun 13, 2018

Between a knife fight and a basketball injury, Hubert’s lucky to be alive, let alone play drums. He is no stranger to adversity, and talks about taking action, creating forward momentum, ensuring your always better than you were yesterday.

Jun 6, 2018

Zack’s shares some of his most memorable moments with Springsteen, Bowie, Gwen Stefani, and how he’s used drumming to really explore other cultures.

May 31, 2018

Not receiving credit for a song/album you’ve recorded on sucks. Wolf’s been improperly credited (or not-credited) for Grammy-winning albums. He covers all of the details on how he makes sure he receives proper credit now.

May 30, 2018

Stan has different goals than most drummers, he doesn’t want to tour, he doesn’t want to depend on drumming to pay his bills. He wants drumming to be his creative outlet, and not a burden. He explains why he’s opted out of the touring world, and uses drumming to enrich his life daily.

May 25, 2018

We always hear the advice telling us to take every gig we get offered. At some point in our career, it becomes really important to know when not to take a gig. Wolf gives us his criteria for taking or not taking gigs.

May 23, 2018

After spending a decade on tour with Katy Perry as music director and drummer, Adam’s joined the house band for American Idol. He gives us a closer look at how these two gigs challenge in different ways as a drummer

May 18, 2018

The industry is changing faster than it ever has in the past. To thrive and succeed, it’s become imperative to adapt and reinvent how you play, how you work, and how you run your business. Wolf’s been kicking ass as a drummer, producer, and drum programmer for decades, and shares how he’s been in a constant state of change.

May 16, 2018

Jimmy is the OG of drum programming and had a front seat to the transition that took place as drum programming began to take over modern record productions. He shares what it was like, why it happened, and where it’s at now.

May 11, 2018

Working remotely as a studio musician has become increasingly popular. Wolf has done a lot of both and breaks down the pro’s and con’s of each arrangement, and why he prefers one over the other.

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