#17 – Morgan James: From Broadway to Independent Artist Superstar

This week we welcome the brilliant Morgan James to the show. Morgan is a singer/songwriter with a set of pipes that can blow the roof off any house she performs in. She made her Broadway debut in The Addams Family, landed a few more Broadway credits including Godspell and Motown the Musical, and signed to Epic Records before deciding to take her creative destiny into her own creative hands. Morgan takes a very unique approach to producing her own albums with the direct support of her fans.

She frequently collaborates with Postmodern Jukebox, has her own comedy podcast called Gettin’ Peggy Wit It where she roasts her Broadway friends, and just released a new EP titled “Jesus Christ Superstar: Highlights From the All-Female Studio Cast Recording”, which completes the She Is Risen series of EPs. And when we say all women, we mean even interns, production staff and everyone else! Morgan shared that working with an all-female team was a first for everyone and was the reason many women signed on to the project.

Morgan has a truly unique approach to creation that always includes her fans. Be sure to follow her on all social media: Instagram, TwitterYouTube, and of course get all the details on their website.

TAKEAWAYS FROM THE EPISODE

  • Everything shaped me. Everything has led to where I am.
  • I look back and thank all the things that didn’t work out.
  • You don’t always need to “know how”. Begin, you will understand.
  • You never know who is listening and watching you. Be ready. And always do your best.
  • Sometimes you can enter through a different opening. The door is not always open. Don’t let that stop you.
  • Exit on the member. Have faith. Put yourself there.
  • Sometimes passing dreams can come true. Listen to your subconscious.
  • Cut the bullshit and create your own path.
  • Use others as inspiration, but don’t try to follow their path – you can’t have their path. It’s already taken.
  • When your biggest fear comes true, you realize that you can and will succeed anyway. Do not abandon.
  • Let life humble you.
  • Get to know the process of your passions.
  • Keep creating. Always create. Don’t worry about it being “good”. Introduce yourself !
  • Perfection gets involved. Don’t pursue it.
  • Be real. Show real. This is what people expect the most from any creator.
  • If you are lucky, your dreams evolve. You are never done!

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