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Start The Beat is a podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes.

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Sep 14, 2017

JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Today I sit down with Josh Corcoran from the web series Spare Change for a talk about utilizing your resources to make a change. No pun intended! HAH! If you don't know, Spare Change is a Pittsburgh-based web series documenting their journey playing music to raise money for those in need and it is...

Sep 7, 2017

Technology is nuts and maybe kids spending their time on computers isn't always such a bad thing. Today I sit down with songwriter/producer Lili Traviato for a talk about her humble beginnings using Garage Band to record songs at the age of 8 and how her work has evolved over the past 10 years of learning, creating and...

Sep 1, 2017

Support Local Talent! Get involved with your community! Make new friends! This week I sit down with Lauren Stein of the blog PUNKSBURGH.COM for a talk about shining light on the local community. Sit back, relax and lets Start The Beat!