Rise Up Eight Radio Podcast

Hosted by Michael Nova, Rise Up Eight 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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Rob Fusari Rise Up Eight

Platinum Record Music Producer Rob Fusari Reveals Secrets Of How To Succeed Despite The Setbacks

In episode 14 of Rise Up Radio we conduct an exclusive interview with Rob Fusari, Grammy award-winning writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist who has achieved multi-platinum status working with artists such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Will Smith and Lady Gaga, who he discovered. Rob worked with Destiny’s Child on “No No No” and “Bootylicious”, Whitney Houston’s “Love That Man”, Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” and Lady Gaga’s first album. "The Fame", and was featured as one of the Top 10 Songwriters in the world by Billboard magazine. Rob's in-depth interview below, with our host, Michael Nova focuses ...
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Career Opportunities, The Ones That Never Knock - How The Worst Experience Of Your Life Can Turn Out To Be The Best

Career Opportunities, The Ones That Never Knock – How The Worst Experience Of Your Life Can Turn Out To Be The Best

Nicole Prutch has over 10 years of experience in the music industry, film, TV, radio and publishing. She started her career at the radio station she listened to while growing up - KFOG radio in San Francisco, while studying for her undergraduate degree at the University of Cal Berkeley. Nicole went on to receive her masters degree in the UK from London Metropolitan University, where she then worked in music supervision for the BBC. She is currently music supervisor at the TV marketing agency Lussier in California, where she regularly places music in film and TV projects from Sony pictures, ...
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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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