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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.

May 19, 2019

Glass Hamlet, Musician Community, Music Industry Mentors, Rap, Hip Hop, Too Much Love, Go SoloGlass Hamlet loves the songwriting aspect of music. His big challenge has been finding a community of fellow musicians and music industry mentors.

Glass is a native of Moscow, Russia. In the late 90’s he moved to New York where be began an education in design and the arts. He’s applied his education and creativity to the professional worlds of fashion, acting, modeling, photography, and now songwriting.

Episode Highlights

The episode begins with Glass discussing how his creative career began, and how he transitioned into music. The conversation continues with his insights and views about…

  • His struggles with building a tight-knit community of fellow musicians
  • How his songwriting approach and musical style has changed over time
  • Sharing the stories/meaning behind his songs at live performances
  • His struggles with trying to find great models and mentors in the music industry
  • Lessons that he’s learned from building engagement on social media
  • The creative process behind the single “Too Much Love”
  • How a difficult breakup inspired his upcoming album “Letters of an Anxious Avoidant”
  • Using his music as a way to bring value to people
  • His experience working with his PR Rep (Renee) and how it’s helped his career

3 Key Points

  1. You don’t have to do it alone–build community and seek out mentors to help you on your journey as a musician
  2. Use your music as a way to channel your experiences and bring value to others
  3. Create a manifesto to better understand yourself and your direction in life

Tweetable Quotes

  • “When I transitioned completely into music, I knew that I couldn’t do it alone” – Glass
  • “When our hearts are suffering the most, we make the best art” – Glass
  • “The reason why people connect with art is because it sheds a new perspective or showcases solidarity of the human condition” – Glass


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