Adam Blackstone can be heard on TV, radio or at a live concert at your favorite stadium, as the BBE (BASSic Black Entertainment) sound has certainly permeated your eardrums. Blackstone is not only a multi-faceted bass player, musician, Emmy nominated Music Director and Grammy award winning writer, he is the musical mastermind behind the live shows of many of today’s biggest artists.
He has served as the Musical Director for acts such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Eminem and recently he cultivated the live 20/20 Experience and Super Bowl 52 Halftime Show alongside Justin Timberlake. With each new endeavor these artists become family and fall in love with Blackstone’s easy demeanor and standard for excellence. Blackstone’s TV legacy continues to expand as Music Director and On-screen personality. His expertise has has shaped todays biggest shows, including the Oscars, NBC’s “The Voice,” the Grammy Awards, numerous BET, VH1 and MTV specials and as the Music Director for The hit Fox show “The Four.”
In this first episode for 2019 of The Career Musician podcast, Nomad sat down with Adam at the popular rehearsal studios in Burbank, CA - Centerstaging, where Adam conducts a large amount of his rehearsals. Adam tells Nomad what he's looking for in todays modern day #CareerMusician, and how one should conduct themselves on and off the gig.
If you're looking to get into the biz as a professional musician, this episode will be paramount in your entry into the game. Take notes and get ready for an amazing insider view from one of the music industries elitist of elites for a "how to" approach with sincerity and gratitude for all that he himself has accomplished!