Podcast for Artists, Musicians, Actors2021-06-14T17:24:18+00:00

On the Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! podcast, creative branding and PR Coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving artists, musicians, actors, and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts.  Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years of experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.

Guests have included musicians Akon, Bif Naked, Maestro Fresh Wes, The Road Hammers (Jason McCoy & Clayton Bellamy), and Sass Jordan, actor/musician Michael Des Barres, actors Cara Pifko, Jennifer Pielak, Monica Plante, and Glenn Scarpelli, Broadway stars Capathia Jenkins and Bret Shuford, music producers Timbaland and Joe Solo, acting coaches Mel Mack, Adrian Griffin, and Catherine Mcnally, dancer/choreographers Travis Knights and Kevin Ormsby, and vocal coaches Lorraine Lawson and Judy Rodman.

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Actor CEO’s Mike Moreno on Treating Your Creative Career As A Business

By |June 17th, 2021|Actors, Industry, Podcast|

Mike Moreno runs The Actor CEO Podcast and ActorCEO.com, connecting thousands of actors worldwide to industry pros, tools, and resources that help them treat their career like a business filling the gap between training and building a sustainable creative life. Backstage and Casting Networks have both rated the podcast as [...]

Successfully Launch a New Income Stream as a Music Teacher or Coach with Bree Noble and Katie Zaccardi

By |June 10th, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

Bree Noble and Katie Zaccardi have teamed up to run a group coaching program, Out to Launch, built for music entrepreneurs to grow their businesses & income and successfully launch their music coaching/teaching program or course. The program launch will officially kick off June 17th during a 3-day free challenge, [...]

Embracing the Saboteur with Dr. Natasha Kassam Paris

By |June 3rd, 2021|Coaching, Podcast|

My guest today is Dr. Natasha Kassam Paris who is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) Practitioner. She uses her diverse clinical background, rich cultural heritage, and lived experiences to help women of color transform every facet of their lives and create a new sense of belonging. [...]

Canadian Hip Hop Icon & Actor Maestro Fresh Wes: “Stick To Your Vision”

By |May 27th, 2021|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Maestro Fresh Wes is a multi-award-winning recording artist, actor, author, and the first Canadian Hip Hop artist to have a single hit Gold status on the charts. His iconic 1989 album Symphony In Effect was the first to receive a JUNO Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year, as [...]

LGBTQIA+ Alt-Pop Singer X.ARI on Turning “Pain Into Power” Through Art & Self-Care

By |May 20th, 2021|Musicians, Podcast|

X. ARI is an LGBTQIA+ Alt-Pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate from Toronto. Her life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power” through art and self-care. Having comorbid Dis-Orders is not her identity, but her superpower. X. ARI’s visceral lyrics transmit messages of hope as often as they [...]

Barry Bergman on Music Management, Publishing & the Future of the Music Industry

By |April 22nd, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

Personal Manager Hall of Famer & Music Managers Forum U.S. Founder Barry Bergman played a key role in launching the careers of AC/DC, Meat Loaf, John Paul Young, and Flash & The Pan. He has published over 400 songs recorded by artists including Cher, Michael Bolton, Joan Jett, Kiss, & Helix, He had hits with Paul Carrack, [...]

Nashville’s Best Vocal Coach & BMI Million-Air Awarded Songwriter Judy Rodman

By |April 1st, 2021|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Judy Rodman has over 50 years of success in the music industry. She has sung on decades of hit records and jingles as a session singer. She was named 'Vocal Coach In Residence' by the Voice Council Magazine, won ACM New Female Vocalist, BMI's Million-air award for 'One Way Ticket' [...]

Bree Noble on 5 Stages of Music Career Success

By |March 18th, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, Bree Noble founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. She hosts the Profitable Musician Show Podcast where she teaches musicians how to tap into multiple streams of income. Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician, [...]

Patrick Oliver Jones: Musical Theatre Actor, Singer & Why I’ll Never Make It Host

By |March 11th, 2021|Actors, Podcast|

Actor and Singer Patrick Oliver Jones is best known for the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA. He is the host and executive producer of Why I’ll Never Make It, a weekly theater podcast focusing on the [...]

Web Design & Building Community with Katherine Forbes of Music Biz Besties & Designing The Row

By |February 25th, 2021|Industry, Podcast|

Katherine Forbes is the founder of the website and brand design company, Designing the Row and the creator of Music Biz Besties, a community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from around the world. During our chat, you will learn what makes a good website, the common mistakes [...]

Music PR & Marketing Q&A Screen x Screen by Indie Week Edition

By |February 18th, 2021|Coaching, Industry, Podcast|

PR & Marketing Q&A session hosted during the Screen x Screen music and tech virtual conference presented by Indie Week. We talk all about Instagram, Facebook, Clubhouse, when is it time to hire a publicist, how to connect with your ideal audience, how I got into this crazy business, how [...]

Social Media & Spotify Tips for Bands with Monica Strut

By |February 4th, 2021|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Monica Strut is an Australian musician and career coach for bands. After working for years as a music journalist and digital marketer (and seeing too many of her talented peers give up on music early on in their careers), she started her coaching business to help emerging bands get the exposure [...]

Moniqua Plante on How Health Shapes Actors, Musicians & Creatives Career Future

By |January 21st, 2021|Actors, Coaching, Podcast|

Moniqua Plante is an actor most known for her guest-starring season-long arc on ABC's Nashville, and recurring guest-starring roles on shows like Drop Dead Diva, Banshee, and Southland. She is also a Certified Health + Confidence Coach for Actors and Creatives, and she truly believes that our health and wellness [...]

From Stage Fright To Stage Presence with Elisa Di Napoli

By |January 7th, 2021|Actors, Coaching, Musicians, Podcast|

Do you suffer from performance anxiety? My guest on the Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! podcast this week Elisa Di Napoli is the author of Dare To Be Seen, From Stage Fright To Stage Presence. The Dare To Be Seen book, course, and podcast help artists command the stage, magnify their [...]

Casting Director & Acting Coach Mel Mack on Self-Tapes That Don’t Suck

By |December 17th, 2020|Actors, Industry, Podcast|

Mel Mack, Casting Director and Founder of Mel Mack Acting Studio in New York City has a free resource for you called Self-Tapes That Don't Suck. In this episode, Mel answers the questions about what casting directors look for in self-tape auditions, and what Yul Brynner has to do with [...]

Ashley Tabatabai on Actors Creating Their Own Work + Tips from Casting Directors

By |December 10th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Today’s guest is actor, filmmaker, and podcast host Ashley Tabatabai. After growing up in Spain and then attending University in the UK, his focus gravitated towards an acting career. As I’m sure many of you actors can relate, an actor’s life consists of numerous auditions and rejections. Ash wasn’t going [...]

Social Media, PR, Marketing for Musicians & Actors Q&A with Diane Foy

By |December 3rd, 2020|Coaching, Industry, Podcast|

PR & Marketing Coach and Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! host Diane Foy answers your questions on social media, publicity, and marketing for musicians and actors. Social Media, PR, Marketing for Musicians & Actors Q&A TRANSCRIPT: [fyi:*"Done is better than perfect" is my motto for transcripts] Hello and welcome [...]

Financial Freedom for Creatives with Katy Chen Mazzara

By |November 27th, 2020|Coaching, Podcast|

Money can be emotional. Our fears around it can overwhelm us, and even if it’s not true...when we just don’t feel like we have enough, our minds tend to go to the worst places, right? That's why I want to introduce you to Katy Chen Mazzara! Katy is a financial [...]

Catherine McNally On The Craft of Acting

By |November 19th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Catherine McNally is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer, educator as well as an international fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She recently received Critics Circle Best Actress Award for Mrs Warren’s Profession. She is a recipient of the prestigious Christopher Plummer Fellowship award, Woman in Shakespeare Award, Tyrone Guthrie award, [...]

Karen “Cricket” Garratt on Confidence, Creativity & Living Your Joyful Purpose

By |October 29th, 2020|Coaching, Musicians, Podcast|

Karen “Cricket” Garratt, is on a mission and her mission is to inspire and guide creatives to share their gifts with the world. This is why she created THE CONFIDENT CREATIVE ACADEMY, a Free Virtual Training event that brings the World’s Top Creative Experts and Transformation Leaders together to teach [...]

CD Baby & Indie Week’s Darryl Hurs

By |October 22nd, 2020|Industry, Podcast|

Today’s guest Darryl Hurs is the founder of Indie Week, a music festival and conference that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada that showcases acts from all over the world.  This year like many events they are transitioning it into an online conference which is taking place November 10th to [...]

Cara Pifko, Better Call Saul Recurring, Gemini & Stage Raw Theatre Award Winning Actor

By |October 15th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Gemini and Stage Raw Theatre award-winning actor Cara Pifko who has played the recurring character of Paige Novick on the 39 times Emmy Award-nominated television show Better Call Saul since 2016. Acting professionally since the age of 7, she practically grew up on Canadian television shows including [...]

Lorraine Lawson, Top Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

By |August 13th, 2020|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is one of the most successful vocal coaches in North America, Lorraine Lawson is privileged to be the Vocal Coach for CTV’s ‘The Launch' and Season 5 of the hit show ‘Schitt’s Creek’. Other clients include Grammy nominee Kai, dance sensation; Blake McGrath, Canadian superstars Roy Woods (OVO), [...]

Actor & Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford

By |July 30th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Bret Shuford is a veteran singer, dancer, and actor of eight Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, and is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked. He has appeared in several feature films including The Wolf of Wall Street, network television such [...]

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