#79: John Emrich – The art of sustaining your music career


What’s up Drumtrepreneurs! Welcome back to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! This week we are chatting with the mastermind of drum samples himself John Emrich. John is a real drumtrepreneur with a serious insight into the real effort it takes to build a long-term career in the music and percussion industry. John was a real stand out guest as his true passion for the instrument shined through his in-depth explanations regarding his career and changes he has brought to the world of drum samples.

About our guest:

John Emrich is nationally recognized as a percussion instrumentalist, clinician, and developer with over 30 years of experience. Growing up in Chicago, John was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and many regional big bands, jazz groups and rock bands. In 1986, John earned a position with the United States Navy Music Program. He served as a featured member of the U.S. Navy Band, Washington D.C., where he performed as a drum set instrumentalist and concert percussionist, retiring in 2006 as a Chief Musician. John has performed throughout the world, including events for Presidents Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, Pope John Paul II, royalty, and visiting heads of state.

John is a driving force in the electronic drumming community as a premier producer, educator and consultant. He has taught at numerous clinics including major universities, recording arts schools and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. John’s sample libraries and MIDI collections have received worldwide critical acclaim. He is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer Magazine and continues to be an advocate for the advance of electronic percussion.

That’s it for this episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast, tune in next week!

– Richard

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