Month: August 2015

Hayden Calnin signs global music deal, new single & taking on the world!

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Hayden Calnin drops by our castle in the sky.

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Interview #38 – Hayden Calnin (Singer/Songwriter & Producer).

I’d like to say that one of my skill-sets is being able to spot a like-minded soul at 10 paces and in many ways, prolific Australia singer-songwriter and producer, Hayden Calnin, is one of those.

At the moment, everything Hayden Calnin touches turns to gold – by holding himself to his “putting everything into what you do” attitude, Hayden has put himself in a position where the world is at his feet – from having music featured on hit American TV shows Suits/Parenthood/Teen Wolf, to the magic of his latest single ‘White Night’,  festival slots at Falls Festival and NYE on the Hill  and being asked by the next crop of amazing Australian musicians to produce their music.. just because they want to tap into his skill-set as a creator… HOWQUA, Eliza Hull… seriously.. watch this space… 

Yes, the good news is if you’re not in Australia, Hayden Calnin is going to be coming to your home-town very soon… Europe, Canada, USA… all now targets on his hitlist having just inked a global booking deal with major players The Agency Group in North America and Europe, so if you haven’t heard his shit yet, I promise you will… very very shortly.

I invite you now to sit back and enjoy our chat, as we flick back and forth between his life in music and Hayden as a person covering everything from his favourite authors to the inspirational figures in his life, his first ever memory as a child at his German grandparents’ house hunting for Easter Eggs, life philosophies and his work with young Australians, teaching music and connecting with our youth at one of Melbourne’s juvenile detention facilities.

Love it! And man, the first time you hear this guy perform live, it’s like… “Wow, that just happened… I want more!” – a must see for anyone with a modicum of taste in live musical performance

Hayden Calinin. Selfless, soulful and inspiring… Enjoy! 

Free Download #38 – Hayden Calnin (Singer/Songwriter & Producer).  

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Connect with Hayden Calnin via Twitter or check out more of his music/tour dates via this brand spanking new website haydencalninmusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Interview with Lauren Ridgway – Top tips for building your brand in social media

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Content Marketer & Social Media Strategist, Lauren Ridgway drops by the podcast
Content Marketer & Social Media Strategist, Lauren Ridgway drops by the podcast

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Interview #37 – Lauren Ridgway (Social Media Strategist).  

Self-professed fashion addict, word nerd and content marketer, Lauren Ridgway, has spent the last 6 years of her life focused around building a career in social media working with Melbourne University, MYOB, National Australia Bank and more.

Lauren and I met at Social Media ClubMelbourne, a social media community with over 300 chapters world-wide, who host presentations with representatives of the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Nike, Slurpee, Cadbury & more on a regular basis. SUPER place to network for people who work in social media or aspire to. 

In today’s podcast we chat about traveling solo through Italy and the impact it made on her Lauren’s, her time living in France as a 16-year old exchange student, the inspiration of surrounding yourself with people who challenge the status quo, the top 3 tips for building your own personal brand or small business and so much more.

I love spending time with intelligent, independent individuals who exude this passion for life, people and making a difference to the lives of others, so as you’ll see, the conversation just flows…

Enjoy!

Free Download #37 – Lauren Ridgway (Social Media Strategist).  

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Connect with Lauren Ridgway or read her regular articles on digital media via Twitter. 

And here’s just a few of the content marketing and social media articles she’s written:

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers:

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Dan Sims. Wine Entrepreneur with a Currency of Kindness.

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Dan Sims - Bottle Shop Concepts founder & entrepreneur).
Dan Sims – Bottle Shop Concepts founder & entrepreneur).

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Interview #36 Dan Sims (entrepreneur & wine festival founder – Bottle Shop Concepts).  

Just say hello..

Bottle Shop Concepts founder, sommelier & wine festival entrepreneur, Dan Sims, is breaking down stereotypes and “taking the wank out of wine”.

Starting out in the wine industry as a sommelier, Dan Sims created a series large scale rock festival-style wine festivals in two different countries that he’s looking to take around the world – medieval dress-ups and chain-mail at Games of RhonesPinot Palozza, Wine Day Out and Vin Dieman, a celebration of all that’s great about Tasmania… these are just some of the wonderful events that the Bottle Shop Concepts founder is bringing to the table.

Today’s podcast is a story of two halves with the first hour focused around wine and the Bottle Shop Concepts brand, morphing into an inspirational exploration into Dan’s background, how he flipped a life-threatening tumour into a positive experience and making an impact with his “ currency of kindness” approach to business and his personal life.

Inspiring chats with someone who is quite clearly is on his way to greatness.

Let’s get into it!

Free Download#36 Dan Sims (entrepreneur & wine festival founder – Bottle Shop Concepts). 

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Follow Dan Sims on Twitter and book tickets for Pinot Palooza, Vin Diemen & more via bottleshopconcepts.com in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Don’t sweat the money! La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur, Nate Debritt.

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La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur Nate Debritt blazing his own trail.
La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur Nate Debritt blazing his own trail.

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Interview #35 Nate Debritt (Entrepreneur & Biz Founder/Co-Owner – La Mascara alcohol brand, Kodiak Club and Little Blood bar co-owner).  

“Don’t sweat the money!”
 

From casinos to cruise ships, today’s podcast guest is La Mascara alcohol brand co-founder, Kodiak Club American bourbon bar and Little Blood tequila bar co-owner and entrepreneur, Nathan Debritt.

La Mascara is a wicked alcohol brand with a range of ready-to-serve cocktails, spirits (tequila, vodka) and alcoholic ice teas that hospitality industry stalwart, party guy and entrepreneur Nate Debritt, Ben Gillies (Silverchair), Ben’s wife Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne) and Anton Drazevic (Folklore) launched on the reality TV show in 2014 as a point of difference in the global liquor market.

Nate and I met in Richmond, Melbourne in 2006 just after I left Emirates Airline, at a bar he co-owned called the Town Hall Hotel. I was catching up with the Emirates crew who’d just landed into Melbourne for a few cheeky bevies and he was chasing a young Irish lass who was also on the crew. Anyway, after a few drinks at the Towny and a whole lot more at several shady establishments in Windsor, we ventured back to the Town Hall Hotel for a late night lock-in with a bunch of well-lubricated flight attendants. My lasting memory of that evening is a moment of clarity at stupid o’clock in the morning when I realized I was behind the bar of a bloke I just met pouring fresh pints for all and sundry… Oh, and this friendship 😉
 
Flash forward 9 years later and Nate is now one of those people I know I can rely upon when I’m craving inspiration, hits of elation in conversation and flat-out honesty, without desolation.
 
I’ve said many times on this podcast, that a big factor in success and drive as an inspired, small business owner treading your own path towards living the dream, is surrounding yourself with like-minded people who, while maybe not chasing the same dream as you, share a hunger for a life less ordinary. For me, my friend Nathan Debritt is one of those.
 
If there is only one, that is the one thing that I hope you take from this podcast.
 
Enjoy!
 

Free Download #35 Nate Debritt (Entrepreneur & Biz Founder/Co-Owner – La Mascara alcohol brand, Kodiak Club and Little Blood bar co-owner).  

Check out La Mascara here, drinks & Mexican at Little Blood tequila bar or get down to Kodiak Club for THE most delicious buffalo wings in Australia.

Co-founders of La Mascara alcohol brand Nate Debritt, Ben Gillies (Silverchair) and Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne).
L-R: Co-founders of La Mascara alcohol brand Anton Drazevic, Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne), Ben Gillies (Silverchair) & Nate Debritt

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

YouTuber Louna Maroun – Building a brand and a career with YouTube.

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Aussie YouTuber Louna Maroun - building your own brand and a career on YouTube.
Aussie YouTuber Louna Maroun – building your own brand and a career on YouTube.

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Interview #34 – Louna Maroun (YouTube vlogger, comedian and musician).  

I’m a super creative guy and I love that I’ve built a career working with international brands in social media – an industry that didn’t even exist 15 years ago.
 
Like me, today’s guest, YouTuber Louna Maroun started her social media journey on Myspace. Both of us work in the digital media, but while I get paid to build other people’s brands in the digital space whilst building my own too, Louna Maroun is a brand unto herself.
 

Yep, that’s right.. 3 YouTube Channels with 180K subscribers (Comedy, Beauty and Vlog Youtube channels)… seriously… living the dream! Ah-mazing!

Louna and I met briefly in passing when we were both speaking at Social Media Club Melbourne recently, but connected on Twitter and then I dropped her an email about coming along as my guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast, as while we create vastly different and diverse styles of content, I’m a sucker for like-minded souls, recognised one immediately and just had to have her on for a chat.

And chat we did… In today’s podcast we discuss the top tips that aspiring artists, businessmen and women should employ when making a start building their own brand/digital empire, tattoo artists and entrepreneur Kat Von D and why she’s a source of inspiration, Louna’s first every memory as a child (involves her dad, vomit and a chocolate bar – seriously 😀), white water rafting in Slovenia, rainbows and delving into special effects, all the wicked gear she uses to shoot/create her YouTube video content (Canon 60Ds, Black Magic, Adobe Premiere, Rode Shotgun mic, Zoom H4n (yes, Zoom gear is awesome!), creating content for open-minded, international brands, the wonders of treading your own path (in physical, a day-to-day sense and in life) and not being afraid to try things that you think you might like to do for a job… ‘cause you never know.. you might actually end up making it your life!

Super, inspiring podcast and Louna Maroun’s just a bundle of positive energy – my kind of people. Can’t wait to collab on more content together!
 
Enjoy this chat & don’t forget to hit us both up on Twitter when you’re done!  
 
Let’s rumble!

Free Download #34 – Louna Maroun (YouTube vlogger, comedian and musician).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Check out Louna Maroun on YouTube here or connect with her on Twitter.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.