You have to define success in terms of the Kingdom of God.” – Elias Dummer
An honor to welcome Elias Dummer back to the Beyond Sunday Podcast for a second time! Elias is the frontman for the band The City Harmonic as well as a Worship Pastor and owner of a marketing agency.
This interview is bittersweet as it surrounds the final release from the band. We talk all about The City Harmonic, why they broke up, worship, songwriting, radio play, entrepreneurship, the music business and more.
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In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- The story behind the breakup of The City Harmonic
- The difference in mentality between “writing for yourself” and “writing for radio”
- Why you need to define success as an artist
- Why the “We Are” tour was a failure but also the greatest success the band had experienced
- Serving the Kingdom of God with music
- Why you don’t need to make a full time income doing music
- How to supplement your income in order to make your best art
- The story behind the latest [& last] City Harmonic project, “Benediction”
- Why the band decided to arrange some songs completely different
- The problem when music starts to become a headgame.
- What Elias’s keys setup looks like – keyboards, software, plugins, etc.
Do something you know you enjoy so you don’t make art out of fear.” – Elias Dummer
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Coresound Pads
- Music: Benediction Live by The City Harmonic
- Music: Heart by The City Harmonic
- Video: How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek
- Keyboard: Nord Stage 2
- Software: Reason
- Software: Imperfect Samples
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