Ep 67: Functional Music with Chuck Wild

Before we get to the topic of functional music, last week you heard me announce my next free online summit is coming up. It’s called the Reduce Your Stress Summit for Healthcare Professionals and it runs August 9-13. My goal is to help as many people in my life heal the trauma they’ve been through, turn burnout around and balance work and life so BOTH can be pursued with passion. In my work as a coach and speaker, I meet other experts in the health and wellness space throughout each year. I’ve asked over 20 of them come share their knowledge, wisdom, experience, passion, and expertise… with you… for free. They’ll be giving short TED-style talks that include action steps you can take that very day to improve your world. You can find out more about the event at www.reduceyourstresssummit.com so check it out! If you know someone in healthcare, would you pass on the link?

Music for self care

As you know, I like to interview artists who also write what this month’s guest might call functional music. Functional music serves a specific therapeutic purpose beyond entertainment or education. This month, I had the honor of interviewing the composer behind the name Liquid Mind otherwise known as Chuck Wild. Chuck is an LA based composer, producer, and Emmy nominated songwriter. He was in the band Missing Persons and has worked in the studio with countless artists including Michael Jackson, Frank Zappa, and Paula Abdul. In a similar way to the artist I interviewed named Barry Goldstein, Chuck realized he needed to write music for himself as well. He launched the project Liquid Mind more for his own mental health than as a commercial endeavor. Still, 17 albums later, Liquid Mind albums have consistently charted on Billboard sales charts. They have reached #1 on iTunes USA New Age chart several times. You can find out more about Chuck and Liquid Mind at http://www.liquidmindmusic.com

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