So you can a Doctorate in…Music?

Jan. 19, 2022

Doctorates or equivalent degrees exist across many, many fields and even music! Ever wondered what getting a doctorate in the arts entails or curious as to why these degrees even exist? In this episode, Ciyadh answers those …

On Keeping a Musical to be Listened List (TBL)

Jan. 5, 2022

Do you keep a to be read list (TBR)? What would happened if we applied that same concept to listening to music? In this episode, Ciyadh makes the case for why we should create to be listened (TBL) lists to keep up with our m…

2021 Wrap Up & 2022 Goals

Dec. 22, 2021

Show Notes: 2020 Reflections and Looking Ahead episode Music Recommendation: Ride or Die by Durand Jones & The Indications Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogitating Podcast S…

What's Up with Social Music Sharing

Dec. 8, 2021

Do you post your# Spotifywrapped every year? Spotify Wrapped and similar social music sharing trends have become ubiquitous and have large impacts on our musical lives. In this episode, Ciyadh talks about what social music s…

2021 Gift Guide for the Music Obsessed

Nov. 24, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh gives gift recommendations for the music obsessed person in your life. Show Notes: Recommendation Blog Post Musically Cogitating Podcast T-Shirt Store Donate to the Margins Guitar Collective Gift Cate…

Listening Tracking Challenge Part 2

Nov. 10, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh shares her findings and results from the listening tracking challenge. Show Notes: BRAND NEW MUSICALLY COGITATING PODCAST T-SHIRT STORE Last.fm | Play music, find songs, and discover artists Marvis Pr…

Tracking Challenge Experiment Reminder!

Oct. 20, 2021

Show Description: In this podcast episode snack, Ciyadh reminds you that the next full episode is NEXT WEEK! Keep on tracking that music. Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogit…

Listening Tracking Challenge Part 1

Oct. 6, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks introduces a 3-week music listening tracking challenge. Show Notes: BRAND NEW MUSICALLY COGITATING PODCAST T-SHIRT STORE Last.fm | Play music, find songs, and discover artists Marvis Pro on App …

What it’s like Living with a Musician: An Interview with Katelyn Deatherage

Sept. 22, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews her partner Kate. They discuss what it is like living with a musician, owning an orange cat, and the stress of an artistic life. Show Notes: Musically Cogitating Podcast 1 Year Celebration …

Cogitating on One Year in Podcasting

Sept. 8, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about her one year in podcasting anniversary and announces a giveaway. Show Notes: Musically Cogitating Podcast 1 Year Celebration Giveaway Form Musically Cogitating Giveaway Instagram Post One …

How to Make a Music Podcast

Aug. 25, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh gives a behind the scenes look at how she creates this podcast and encourages you to make a podcast too. Show Notes: Bear Buy Me a Coffee ConvertKit Buzzsprout Canva Headliner Epidemic Sounds Garageba…

Decolonizing Your Musical Self: An Interview with Joshua Marquez

Aug. 11, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews guitarist and composer Joshua Marquez. They talk about olives, academic music, and what it means to decolonize your musical self. Show Notes: Joshua's Website Joshua's Bandcamp Glitch Femi…

Bookclub No.2: Why to Resist Streaming Music & How

July 28, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh does a solo bookclub episode discussing Why to Resist Streaming Music and How by Joe Steinhardt. Show Notes: About Joe Steinhardt Why to Resist Streaming Music & How | Microcosm Publishing Don Giovann…

Career Exploration: Administration

July 14, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about a career in arts administration and the viability of that career path as an artist. Music Recommendation: Flow by Reed/McQueen Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podca…

Cogitating on Starting Again

June 30, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about getting started on things after taking a break. Music Recommendation: Laysong by Chris Thile Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogitating Pod…

Career Exploration: Performing

June 16, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about what it means to be considered a performer and other facets of a performing career that she wants to explore. Show Notes: Cogitating About my Guitar Journey Podcast Episode Music Recommend…

Career Exploration: Teaching

June 2, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about the art of teaching and shares some advice for those interested in making it a career. Music Recommendation: Creature of Habit by Jojo Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playli…

Career Exploration: Consulting

May 19, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh starts a new series about careers and talks her endeavors into consulting. Show Note: Key Differences Between Coaching And Consulting (And How To Decide What Your Business Needs) Music Recommendation:…

Diving into the Best Music Streaming Apps and Services

May 5, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh dives very, very deeply into music streaming services and all of the fun apps that you can use to enhance your music streaming experience. Show Notes: Apple Music Spotify Deezer Concertino Tidal Prime…

Always Figuring it Out: An Interview with Emmanuel Jacob Lacopo

April 21, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews Emmanuel about life as ‘emerging’ musicians and how they’re always on a quest to figure it out. Show Notes: Emmanuel's Website Musically Cogitating Podcast Store Spotify Playlist: Musicall…

Life as a Musician in 2021

April 7, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh announces something special and talks about life as a musician in 2021. Show Notes: Musically Cogitating Podcast Store Twitter Thread about Videos Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playli…

Music and Photographs: An Interview with Leo Mascaro

March 24, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews Leo about content curation, art, and the relationship between music and photography. About Leo: My name is Leo Mascaro, I’m an NYC-based Photographer and Content Curator, interested in prod…

Guest: Leo Mascaro

Bookclub No. 1: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Pt. 3

March 10, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh and Jess discuss the final part of The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex Booknotes and Outline Musically Cogitating Podcast Bookshop Musically Cogitating Podcast …

Listening to Music

Feb. 24, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh discusses listening to music and how we can all build deeper relationships with the music that we love. Show Notes: Evelyn Glennie: How Do We Listen When We’re Unable to Hear? NPR Article Spotify Play…