The Music Makers
The Music Makers
Andy Kushner
Episode 25 Ina Forsman: Recording Artist With Her Own Vision
44 minutes Posted Sep 4, 2020 at 12:00 am.
] Andy shares Ina’s biography and his first experience with her music. [01:53] Ina discusses her earliest memory of being moved by music.  [03:29] What kinds of artists did she grow up listening to? [06:03] How did she feel performing in front of people for the first time?  [07:55] What happened after Idols?  [10:14] Was she living the dream being in a recording studio for the first time?  [11:11] Had she done any writing at that point?  [12:59] How did her album Ina Forsman come about?  [15:00] Learn more about the process behind the albums she recorded in Austin, TX. [17:46] Why it is so important that young artists find the right person to support them creatively. [19:04] How involved was she in the arrangement and production of the Been Meaning to Tell You album?  [21:21] Ina shares why she thinks it’s important to let her band add their vision to the music as well. [23:34] Where did the song Be My Home come from?  [25:55] Learn more about her process for writing and composing songs and building an album. [29:05] How did Get Mine come to be?  [33:29] Does she write with instruments?  [35:39] What kind of stage persona does she take on?  [37:21] How much does she get involved in designing her live shows?  [40:30] Has the pandemic affected her year and her touring schedule?  [42:50] If everything goes to plan for the rest of the year, what does her future look like?    LINKS & RESOURCES   Ina Forsman: Ina’s Website: https://www.inaforsman.com/  Ina on FacebookIna on Instagram Ina on YouTube   Songs discussed during the interview: Be My Home:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y1gXGsnJzQ Get Mine:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BpP-Rzud8o  Hanging Loose:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yRtxc3G3O8  Mentioned:  Episode 19 Scottie Baldwin: Award-Winning FOH Sound Engineer for Prince And Other Superstars Follow The Music Makers:  The Music Makers on Instagram   The Music Makers podcast theme song was written and produced by Andy Kushner with help from the rhythm section and horn players of the band, SoundConnection: Elliot Jefferson, Lamonte Silver, Keith Hammond, Roy Lambert, Joe Herrera, and Craig Alston.   Sponsor: Kushner Entertainment    Check out Andy's Other Podcast: The Wedding Biz
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Finding a spot in the limelight at a young age can either be a great thing… or a truly terrible thing. Ina Forsman has owned her limelight and aspires to continue to learn and grow with her craft. Listen as Andy and Ina spend time discussing her start in music, how she’s grown, and what she’s looking forward to most.  Ina has never known a time when music wasn’t supremely important. When she was younger, she would sing with her grandfather while he played guitar. She then spent the rest of her younger years performing at home and singing to a pretend audience. It wasn’t until she performed at a school talent show that her mother realized Ina was not only talented but a force to be reckoned with. She performed on television for Idols, the Finnish version of American Idol, and later recorded tracks for a well-known recording artist. All the while she knew that this life was the one she wanted. She continued to write and create music and before she knew it she had a record deal and was recording in the United States and touring around the world. Since then she has learned music theory, performance design, and the value of learning from and listening to the other musicians in her space.  This was a fantastic conversation that digs into the heart of a dedicated young musician, songwriter, and performance artist. One thing that Ina credits her success to is having found the right mentors at the right time who have helped her grow in all areas of musicianship. Listen in to learn all about what’s coming up next for this bright young artist.   Show Highlights:   [00:10] Andy shares Ina’s biography and his first experience with her music. [01:53] Ina discusses her earliest memory of being moved by music.  [03:29] What kinds of artists did she grow up listening to? [06:03] How did she feel performing in front of people for the first time?  [07:55] What happened after Idols?  [10:14] Was she living the dream being in a recording studio for the first time?  [11:11] Had she done any writing at that point?  [12:59] How did her album Ina Forsman come about?  [15:00] Learn more about the process behind the albums she recorded in Austin, TX. [17:46] Why it is so important that young artists find the right person to support them creatively. [19:04] How involved was she in the arrangement and production of the Been Meaning to Tell You album?  [21:21] Ina shares why she thinks it’s important to let her band add their vision to the music as well. [23:34] Where did the song Be My Home come from?  [25:55] Learn more about her process for writing and composing songs and building an album. [29:05] How did Get Mine come to be?  [33:29] Does she write with instruments?  [35:39] What kind of stage persona does she take on?  [37:21] How much does she get involved in designing her live shows?  [40:30] Has the pandemic affected her year and her touring schedule?  [42:50] If everything goes to plan for the rest of the year, what does her future look like?    LINKS & RESOURCES   Ina Forsman: Ina’s Website: https://www.inaforsman.com/  Ina on FacebookIna on Instagram Ina on YouTube   Songs discussed during the interview: Be My Home:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y1gXGsnJzQ Get Mine:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BpP-Rzud8o  Hanging Loose:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yRtxc3G3O8  Mentioned:  Episode 19 Scottie Baldwin: Award-Winning FOH Sound Engineer for Prince And Other Superstars Follow The Music Makers:  The Music Makers on Instagram   The Music Makers podcast theme song was written and produced by Andy Kushner with help from the rhythm section and horn players of the band, SoundConnection: Elliot Jefferson, Lamonte Silver, Keith Hammond, Roy Lambert, Joe Herrera, and Craig Alston.   Sponsor: Kushner Entertainment    Check out Andy's Other Podcast: The Wedding Biz