What's it like to perform with your idols on the world's biggest stages? To be introduced by Ed Sheeran to thousands of adoring fans? To tour the world with Anne-Marie not just as the keyboard player, but as the person who put together the show?
That's life for UK-based Musical Director Ashton Miranda
, who spends his life touring with some of the biggest acts in the world (and posting about it on Instagram
Starling and Ashton discuss how he got where he is, what keeps him going, and how he makes sure to stay one step ahead of the competition (hint, watch what other people are doing, and also be good to be around). Oh, and how to keep fit on tour without accidentally demolishing a dressing room.
Starling's World is a podcast about making it in the creative industries. Every two weeks, rising star Starling
interviews a creative industry professional at the top of their game, from songwriters to film makers, producers, managers and agents, right up to major label execs.
Creativity is a bitch: it creeps up on you in the bath, it’s not there when you plan for it and the path to success is as clear as trying to find your tent in a festival site. With no torch. Pop singer Starling has created a podcast interviewing top industry creatives including Bjork producer Damian Taylor, Former Head of Specialist Factual at C4 David Glover (he created Gogglebox), and many more.
The aim? To help people aspiring to make it in the creative industries by learning from the experts: What makes them tick, how they got to the top of one of the world's toughest industries, their mistakes, triumphs, and the moments that made them who they are.