Music Addict Podcast Episode 3

In this episode of Music Addict Podcast, we are joined by New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra, known for his performances with Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Cher, Night Ranger, and Broadway’s Rock of Ages, among others. He has filled in for Foreigner, performed at the Monsters of Rock Cruise, and contributed to recording projects like Revolution Saints, Iconic, and VHF. Joel has also collaborated with music industry giants like Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Amy Lee. In addition to his extensive live and recording career, Joel has made his mark in theatre and on TV, and in films such as Rock of Ages.

He’s released critically acclaimed albums like Dying to Live, Running Games, and Crash of Life through his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, and three instrumental solo albums. He is a frequent columnist for Guitar World Magazine and endorses a wide range of musical equipment and fashion brands.

Music Addict Podcast Show 3


Thomas McDonough: A Symphony of Success A Detroit native, Thomas McDonough has spent the past thirty years orchestrating his symphony of success in the music industry. His journey, originating in the heart of Detroit and expanding to the international arena, is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence and his steadfast commitment to fostering talent. In his early career, McDonough was deeply ingrained in the pulsating music scene of Detroit, cutting his teeth at WROM Radio Detroit. Here, he refined his broadcasting and music management skills, recognizing the potency of radio as a platform for artists and the significance of curating content that echoes with its audience. Transitioning from WROM, McDonough delved into the world of record labels with RL Recordings. His tenure there was marked by successful artist partnerships and chart-topping hits, a testament to his innate talent-spotting ability and effective management skills. This phase of his career solidified McDonough's standing as an influential figure in the music industry. Currently, McDonough is a leading executive at MI5 Recordings, a division of the colossal Universal Music Group. His role extends beyond talent discovery and nurturing; he also crafts strategic initiatives to help artists realize their full potential. His visionary leadership has propelled numerous successful artist campaigns, enhancing MI5 Recordings' prestige within the music industry. In addition, McDonough contributes at Creek Music Group and shares his vast industry knowledge through Music Addict, offering guidance to budding artists and fellow music enthusiasts. Thomas McDonough's lifelong dedication to music has left an irreplaceable legacy in the industry. His passion for unearthing new talent, his deep understanding of music production, and his strategic business acumen continue to inspire and influence artists and music lovers globally. His musical journey continues to unfold, promising more thrilling chapters in the future.

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