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Casey Cavaliere: Having Impact, Good Record Deals, and The Wonder Years
Episode 6216th March 2022 • Progressions: Success in the Music Industry • Travis Ference
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Today's guest is musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter Casey Cavaliere. Casey is the guitarist and a founding member of the band The Wonder Years. Over the past 15 years they have toured around world and released six full length albums and two EPs. When he's not on tour or recording with his band, Casey is producing records for other artists, hosting his podcast “The Record Process” and working with artists as a development coach, helping them find their voice and steer their careers. We chat about record deals, always providing value, and the importance of knowing yourself as an artist.

In this episode we'll dig in on...

  • The founding years of The Wonder Years
  • Touring post-pandemic
  • Setting the click to the band, not the band to the click
  • Navigating record deals
  • Punk and DIY community support
  • Refining your taste
  • Bringing the energy of a live show to the record
  • Providing value in every situation
  • Impacting 1 million people
  • Starting on trombone and then discovering guitar
  • Traits of a great record label
  • When niching and specializing works and when it doesn't

Travis' Intro: Providing Value and "The Go Giver"

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Guest: Casey Cavaliere

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.ference