#40 - Becoming a Musician with Anthony D'Amato

On this week's episode of The Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with singer and songwriter, Anthony D'Amato.

Trevor and Anthony met at a fundraiser for EMBARC. EMBARC works with Burmese area refugees who have fled to the United States helping them find employment and assimilate into the local culture.

Some things discussed in this episode are:
Anthony talks about how he got started in his music career, and who helped him along the way.
How his previous jobs in the music industry prepared him.
Does he look for a formula in his more successful songs?
Relatability isn’t the same as being generic.
Does he write or create for a certain person or audience?
What does Anthony do to be more in the moment when he is performing on stage and how does that carry over into the rest of his life?
Anthony talks about his songwriting process, and if you should wait around for inspiration.
Advice for up and coming musicians, where should they start?
Anthony shares what he likes to do with his free time on tour.

“The Happy Trap: Stop Struggling and Start Living” by Russ Harris-amzn.to/2Gw7BR9

Check out Anthony on Spotify - open.spotify.com/artist/1oplL2hHY…46TMufnPhu2ywV4Q

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