Bryan Bruchman is a podcast host, filmmaker, illustrator, photographer, and musician. He films live in-studio sessions for BTR Today and hosts and produces two podcasts on the same network: The Subliminal Inevitable Show where he interviews indie record labels and The Music Digest where he and guests discuss the latest music releases. He also plays guitar in the band Mount Sharp. Oh, and he’s a husband and dad and also illustrates and photographs people, sometimes for fun, sometimes for money.

Needless to say, he has a lot going on but manages to balance it all. However, that doesn’t stop him from wishing he had more time and space to spend with each thing he loves. That’s just one of the topics we cover in this episode. More below! Listen above or on iTunes or Spotify.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • how he’s always worked in the music industry but has never made a career of playing music
  • how he moved from freelance photography into podcasting
  • why he made a show about record labels
  • his approach to interviewing
  • why he doesn’t start a record label
  • what keeps him in New York
  • the opportunities and challenges of doing what you enjoy for other people
  • the pressure to produce a certain output when working for other people
  • the public persona an artist puts on and their realities of having jobs and families
  • the current state of rock music
  • the four-year turning point for labels
  • what happens when diminishing returns hit with a side project
  • how Declared Goods is hyper-focused on building reach for artists
  • how he defines success
  • his urge to always be doing something
  • what he does to create space from work and social media
  • the bummer of not being able to spend a lot of time with a record

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