Lennon Cihak Ingrid Michaelson and Elle King's session and touring drummer and taking to


Elliot Jacobson is a session and touring drummer for Ingrid Michaelson and Elle King. He is also a producer, published songwriter (Kobalt), and artist manager. Raised in Houston, Texas, Jacobson always had a passion for music. He was surround by a myriad of various genres growing up, but really focused on his passion for drumming in college. In this episode, Elliot shares information on getting into these types of touring and session gigs, working in the studio, taking tough criticism, music copyrights and contracts, and how to further your success within the music industry. Links to products/websites mentioned: WLHYL Ep. 012 - Brandon Jackson: https://whenlifehandsyoulennons.simplecast.fm/012 WLHYL Ep. 007 - Davey Jay: https://whenlifehandsyoulennons.simplecast.fm/007 SXSW: https://www.sxsw.com EDC Orlando: https://orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com EDM.com copyright law feature: https://edm.com/features/navigating-songwriting-process-staying-out-of-legal-trouble Drake: https://drakeofficial.com Elle King: https://www.elleking.com Ingrid Michaelson: https://www.ingridmichaelson.com Quick links: 3:08: About Elliot Jacobson 10:30: Elliot’s opportunities have come about because of his professionalism and work ethic. 14:17: Put your ego and self aside so you can take on opportunities and follow the lead. 16:40: What’s the difference between a session drummer and a touring drummer? 21:42: Have you ever had a situation where you’ve gone into the studio and had someone be pushy? 24:48: Using the pushy encounters as learning experiences and ways to better yourself. 26:51: You’ve done every part of the creative part. What was it like being a producer and working on the other side of the board? 29:44: Learn how to take harsh criticism and work with it. 32:33: What’s it like to hear your performances on the radio, YouTube, and DVDs? What’s that feeling like? 34:24: Are you playing an integral part in the marketing aspect of the music? 36:21: How has knowing the business side of the music business helped your career as a drummer? 44:58: Contracts and what to look for in them. 49:22: If you pawn things off on other people who know more, then you’ll be a fish out of water if something happens. 51:29: Once you’ve learned something and feel comfortable teaching it, then you can consider delegating it out. 53:21: Elliot is moderating a panel at SXSW called “Art for Hire”! 59:33: Copyrights and royalties are how you make some or most of your money, right? 1:08:26: Having a contract in place to protect you but also enforcing the contract. The two different types of copyrights. 1:11:36: There are 900,000 different royalties per track. 1:18:35: The secret to being a millionaire 1:24:54: Focus on what you’re best at: Are you good at garnering streams on Spotify or Apple Music or can you fill a stadium of people for a performance? You should also have a good sense of who you are as a musician and as a person. 1:33:20: Stepping outside of your comfort zone to garner a successful career. 1:38:53: You can’t measure your success by what someone else tells you. Your success is your success! 1:49:16: Carving your own path and creating the next wave of success or standard. 1:57:27: Don’t compare yourself to others. You don’t sound like Drake. You’re your own sound. We already have a Drake. 2:08:13: Music that fans and listeners can relate to will naturally perform better. 2:10:05: Stay connected with Elliot Jacobson. Connect with me: Website: https://www.lennoncihak.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lennoncihak Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/dlYpxT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lennoncihak/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LennonCihak LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennoncihak/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5eX_uxAUIwBC0gyKwCbqtw Guest Request: https://goo.gl/forms/8zs61IYiIXMLjFpX2 Connect with Elliot Jacobson: Website: https://www.elliot-jacobson.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elliotjacobson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/elliotjacobson

  • Producer: Lennon Cihak
  • Release Date: February 19, 2019