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Podcast logoWith listeners in 125 countries around the world and having gotten extensive media coverage ranging from iHeartRadio to the CBS-TV affiliate in Tampa, major daily newspapers, and more, "Now Hear This Entertainment" features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc.  The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

There is also a segment called "Bruce's Bonus" in the middle of each episode, where Wawrzyniak "takes off (his) hat as podcast host and puts on (his) hat as president of Now Hear This, Inc., giving a helpful tip for the listeners that are musicians, singers, songwriters - entertainers who are out there, trying hard to make a go of it."

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A singer/songwriter who was on “The Voice” in 2013 and “American Idol” this year, in the latter case making it to the Top 16, which means he was among the Top 8 males. (He talks about his experiences with reality TV.) He is presently in the studio finishing up two brand new singles and talks about his upcoming crowdfunding campaign toward a new album. He released a self-titled CD in late 2011 and a single in 2013. He is a guitarist and plays live shows with a band based in Minnesota.

Has self-booked more than 2,000 shows nationwide, gotten radio play on a major national station out of L.A., plus the Associated Press even picked up an interview he did. He has opened for national Christian artists such as Building 429, Chris August, and The Afters. His album release earlier this year is just the latest in a line of CDs that includes one done live.

Presently in the studio recording his next album, he talks about the prior release as well as it having been an Akademia Award Winner for Best Alternative Rock Album. He has a song currently being played on FM radio all over the world. And, another song of his is now #2 on the Independent Music Network Mainstream Charts. He tells how he achieved that exposure. For other musicians, Russell gives out recommendations on resources that have worked for him.

A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and piano, he released an EP early this year that he went to Nashville to record. He talks during this interview about the crowdfunding campaign he ran in the lead up to the EP. Plus, he discusses performing on the fairs and festivals circuit. At the time of this interview he was ranked #1 on ReverbNation in his area for his genre. He also talks about juggling being a husband, father, and school music teacher while trying to further his career as a recording artist.

She has been on the Grammy ballot and released a new album the week this interview was recorded, which was one year after having released a self-titled album. In just the last two months alone she has gotten an array of nominations. She performs extensively in the mid-Atlantic states and has even authored a book in addition to being a songwriter.

He has been on NBC’s “The Office,” plus “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV2, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” and much more. He is working on a one-hour special to be filmed and talks about possible distribution of it, plus he touches on a movie he will be in, as well as getting started in comedy (himself and advice for others). Mike also talks about his office when he’s on the road as well as what he listens for in reviewing his own performances.

A singer, songwriter, and producer who also talks about branding and licensing, as well as big results he achieved through social media. He has a solo EP coming out next month but also plays with a band. He has written and produced music for several independent movies. He has worked with many notable entertainers, including the likes of Orleans and Robbie Dupree.

She performed as part of the recent CMA Music Festival in Nashville, where she now lives, although she has also lived and performed in L.A. and Las Vegas. A singer/songwriter, she is working on her second EP, has already gotten a cut, and has performed with the likes of Florida Georgia Line and Josh Thompson. Also accomplished in dance, she has done so for a Miley Cyrus clothing line TV commercial, a Justin Bieber video, and a Britney Spears video game. Plus she teaches dance.

The lead vocalist for Dream Aria, ranked number one on the overall ReverbNation charts. The band has released three CDs, is working on new music, and has a video in heavy rotation on DirecTV. She talks about performing with her childhood idol, Glenn Hughes, formerly of Deep Purple, and about many influences that have resulted in Dream Aria’s wide ranging sound. She also advocates for vocal health and lists the long line of musicians in her family.

She sang on more than 600 songs for the hit FOX television show “Glee” and sings on Rod Stewart’s new upcoming album as well as Richie Sambora and Orianthi’s upcoming release as well as Ringo Starr’s new “Postcards From Paradise” album. She has been a background vocalist on “Jimmy Kimmel,” “The Tonight Show,” and for the likes of live performances by Elton John, James Taylor, and K.D. Lang. She just got a cut with Britney Spears, after having released a new single and accompanying video last month.

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