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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

Mar 17, 2023

Carter Ray on pink and white background, wearing a blue tank-top and watch, fist resting on chin.Carter Ray is described as a cinematic raconteur, colorful,  charismatic, and entertaining.

He recently released a single called Forever Plus One (Feb. 10, 2023), which is a cross-genre, EDM inspired ballad, a declaration of unity to span a lifetime.  

In 2014, Carter began documenting his transition from female to male, on the internet, in hopes of raising awareness and to help spread a message of love, validity, and the belief that no dream is too big, a message he badly needed growing up. He is now the first trans male to host his own night, “Heavenly Bodies,” at The Church at The Abbey in West Hollywood, showcasing incredible trans talent and representing the community in a very elevated way.

With an award for best drama at the QueerX LA Film Festival for his debut short film The Change Up, over 500,000 social media followers, and thousands of music streams, Carter is a beacon of light and an influential advocate for the LGBQ+ community.  

In our conversation, Carter and I talk about how acting led to his accidental start in music, headlining Gay Pride 2022, his monthly showcase in West Hollywood, his latest single, the inspiration for his first film, his merch ideas, and tips on getting better gigs, social media marketing, and content creation, and much more.

Super nice guy! I enjoyed learning about his journey.

Please enjoy my conversation with Carter Ray.

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