Ep. 32: LA Guitarist Takes Calculated Risks While Touring The World


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Sean Hurwitz is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene.

Sean is passionate, energetic and generous of spirit as a guitarist, bassist, producer and writer. He is ever the consummate professional whose trademark attention to detail provides the perfect polish to any performance. Sean’s style is crisp and precise, and has been described as exceptionally well-crafted.

Currently in Los Angeles, California, Sean is an outstanding musician who has had the pleasure of co-writing, producing, recording, touring and playing with such top-echelon artists as Enrique Iglesias, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms and more.

Topics discussed:

  • Growing up in Israel
  • Studying sound engineering
  • Moving to America at age 16
  • Working at Guitar Center
  • Going fulltime music in 2007
  • Touring, recording, writing and producing nonstop
  • Touring with Smashmouth and Enrique Iglesias
  • Making the financial decision to leave Guitar Center
  • Calculated risk
  • Learning from a financial advisor
  • Saving $500/month
  • The importance of financial literacy
  • Why you need to talk to a pro
  • “Can you make a living from this?”
  • The realities of touring
  • The “hustle”
  • Stability vs chaos
  • Being prepared for big moments on stage
  • Finding balance amidst chaos
  • Managing sleeping, eating and financial habits
  • Getting paid from the past, present and future
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Generating passive income
  • Owning property
  • Planning to write 800-1000 songs within 5 years
  • Facing cultural adversity
  • Knowing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Worried vs aware

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Amanda Metcalfe


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