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Biography

Caleb J. Murphy is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Austin, TX, whose music has been on major TV networks and in indie film projects. His areas of expertise include songwriting, home production, and balancing life with being a musician.

After teaching himself guitar in 2002, he started publicly releasing music in 2009. He has since released over 100 songs he produced in bedrooms, basements, and garages across the U.S. His music has also appeared on ABC, NBC, NPR, and alongside U2 and Kings Of Leon on the radio.

Caleb’s press:

“The harmonies on [Not Gone] are absolutely stunning. FULL STOP. …This is one of the most intriguing folk tunes I’ve heard in all of 2020. I hope the complexity of this piece of music is not lost on listeners; it’s really something special.” — Ear To The Ground Music

“Authentic. Open. Honest…Everybody Breaks tears his last barriers to vulnerability down and forges them into the most personal album of his career thus far.” — Pop Of Colour

“[Everybody Breaks is] an easy listen—colored with indie-rock beats, reggae tempos, and uplifting lyrics.” — IUP Magazine

“…He’s definitely got talent that’s beyond his years.” — WYEP, Pittsburgh

He also likes to share what he’s learned about being a musician through his writing. And as a contributor to Careers In Music, Caleb passes along what he knows and researches about songwriting, recording, sync licensing, and how to be a DIY musician.

Accomplishments

  • Caleb has released 100+ songs over his career

  • His song “No Man’s Land” was on NBC’s Chicago Fire

  • His song “Rewind” was on ABC’s The Rookie

  • In 2018, Caleb launched Musician With A Day Job in order to share what he learns about being an indie musician

  • He created an eBook called Create Your Game Plan to help musicians figure out how to build a music career

  • He created a curated YouTube course called Production To Promotion to show indie musicians how to record, mix, distribute, and promote their music

Publications

As a Writer, Caleb has helped thousands of part-time musicians through his blog Musician With A Day Job and he has written for some of the biggest music advice websites, including Digital Music News, Bandzoogle, and Music Connection Magazine. Other reputable outlets have found his advice helpful enough to share it with their readers, like ASCAP, BMI, and Hypebot.

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