Rise Up Radio

Hosted by Michael Nova, Rise Up Radio is a podcast that inspires, featuring inspirational people with inspirational stories of overcoming adversity. Each episode takes you through a journey with someone who has fallen down seven times, but has risen up eight. Our goal is to inspire you to never give up, no matter what life throws at you!

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Viewing Adversity Not As A Problem But As An Opportunity - How Helping Others Can Help Us Succeed

Viewing Adversity Not As A Problem But As An Opportunity – How Helping Others Can Help Us Succeed

Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer with credits on over 100 TV and film projects including Saw, Monster's Ball, Girl with a Pearl Earring ,The Devil's Rejects Akeelah and the Bee and all of Tyler Perry's films including I Can Do Bad All by Myself (for which Joel was nominated as the Outstanding Music Supervisor of the Year) . He was responsible for heading up the music departments for Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment and he started the soundtrack label Lions Gate Records. Joel oversaw Lionsgate's first Academy Award® nomination in the Original Song category, for Best ...
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Neil McCormick, Author Of The Bestselling Book and Film, "Killing Bono" On Turning The Perception Of Failure Into Success

Neil McCormick, Author Of The Bestselling Book and Film, “Killing Bono” On Turning The Perception Of Failure Into Success

In this episode #10 of Rise Up Radio, Michael Nova interviews Neil McCormick, who is a British music journalist. Neil is chief pop and rock music critic for the UK's Telegraph newspaper and website. In addition to being an established journalist, Neil is known as a music industry expert and interviews musicians on his own TV program, Needle time on Vintage TV in the UK. Neil is also a musician himself. But perhaps his greatest claim to fame is as both the author of the book I Was Bono’s Doppelganger (published in the US as Killing Bono) and the subject ...
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How Adam Small Went From Dropout To Starting A Successful Business Teaching Others How To Make It In Music

How Adam Small Went From Dropout To Starting A Successful Business Teaching Others How To Make It In Music

Adam Small has been in the music industry for over 20 years, starting as a bassist working with the Pointer Sisters, Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Smith, David Hazeltine and many more. And in the realm of music licensing,as a composer, his TV works include The Amazing Race, True Life, Made, Road Rules, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and the films, Another Earth, and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead among many others. He also created my music master class which focuses on educating musicians not only on how to play their instruments but about the business side ...
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How To Make It In The Music Industry - An Interview With Mark Desvaux

How To Make It In The Music Industry – An Interview With Mark Desvaux

As a serial entrepreneur, Mark Desvaux ran several successful businesses and moved on to the music industry, where he released two best-selling albums with his music group, Urban Myth Club, performing at the UK's Glastonbury Festival three times, and signing a publishing deal with Warner Bros. Mark is also is is also an author and internationally known speaker, and he has founded several nonprofit organizations, including Foodshare, where he inspired 7,500 school children to grow and donate produce to local charities. When Mark speaks of the interactions he has with his own children, he asks a simple question of them ...
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How A Music Artist's Bouts With Adversity Helped Him Achieve Success

How A Music Artist’s Bouts With Adversity Helped Him Achieve Success

Jai Uttal is known as a pioneer in the world music community. His new album, Roots, Rock, Rama!, named after Bob Marley’s classic track “Roots Rock Reggae,”  has been described as his life's spiritual and musical quest packed into two CDs of 78 minutes of music. Part of the proceeds from the album will be donated to OneTreePlanted which is an organization that plants trees in order to combat world deforestation. Jai's first album, Footprints, (featuring Don Cherry and others) was released in 1990. Since then, he has released eighteen albums, and received a Grammy award nomination. But Jai is ...
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