Adam Hamilton is an accomplished, well-rounded musician who was discovered by C.C. Deville from Poison, and was the former bass guitarist for L.A. Guns. He's worked with everyone from Angie Stone to Vanilla Ice to William Shatner, who he continues to work with on a regular basis. Hamilton also owns and operates Palm Ranch Studios in LA.
Additionally, Adam has an endless list of film and TV credits, as his music has appeared everywhere from The Bourne Identity to Saturday Night Live to The Simpsons. We delve deep into publishing and Adam breaks down the pay structure and benefits of placing your music in film, TV, commercials, and more. This is a great episode for any aspiring musicians or artists, and especially anyone interested in publishing (which should be all musicians and artists).
1:53 Having to fight for your credits 8:36 The only musician to work with William Shatner and Vanilla Ice 9:26 The importance of moving to LA 12:53 C.C. DeVille from Poison gave Adam his first big shot 13:34 Taking advantage of opportunities immediately 19:49 The positive effects of getting sober 22:48 Breaking down the business of publishing and TV/ Film placements 32:53 Don’t ever sign a contract without having a lawyer reviewing it 35:02 Being kind pays 36:58 William Shatner’s motto is “say yes to everything" 42:53 You are the company you keep 43:29 Adam never had a backup plan 45:00 You can turn a number of tools into multiple income streams 48:00 Putting stressful situations into perspective and solving them one step at a time