Cadence13, Parallel, and Legendary Artist Flea Partner for Podcast Series on Music and the Creative Process

“This Little Light” features the iconic founding member of Red Hot Chili Peppers in conversation with artists including Rick Rubin, Patti Smith, Thundercat, Margo Price and Cynthia Erivo

New York, NY (February 22, 2023)—Leading premium podcast studio, Cadence13, an Audacy company, today announced This Little Light, a 15-part interview podcast series created and hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers’s founding member and six-time Grammy Award-winning artist Flea, in creative partnership with Parallel and Cadence13, about falling in love with music, music education, and finding beauty in the chaos of the creative process.

On This Little Light, Flea, co-founder of the nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music, invites musical guests from all genres to talk about how they fell in love with music, including the teachers that guided them, the influences that inspired them, and how the lessons they learned as young musicians have shaped their creativity, resilience, and careers. Guests range from legends to rising stars, and include Rick Rubin, Patti Smith, Thundercat, Margo Price and Cynthia Erivo.

This Little Light is slated to launch on March 30, 2023 and is executive produced by Flea; Parallel partners Ken Kao, Nicolas Gonda and Jocelyn Florence; and Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner of Cadence13.  

As Flea shared, “I wanted to do This Little Light to benefit my music school, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The idea behind it being music education, falling in love with music and embarking on a musical journey for your life. Everybody’s path is so different, and it’s fascinating to learn how every musician came to music and developed their study of it over time.”

As founder of Parallel Ken Kao explained, “As a company whose mission is broadening access to wellness, Parallel believes that creative expression is a critical part of wellbeing, and this project is a perfect way to illustrate the value of good teachers, arts education, and ensuring that kids have space for experimentation. We’re thrilled to introduce a broader audience to the spirit of SCM and Flea’s passion for music education.” 

“Flea is one of the most talented creative forces on the planet, while also being incredibly passionate about music education, and the exploration of the creative process will spark fascinating conversations with fellow artists on this series,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “We can’t wait to showcase this passion, and his unmatched curiosity around the creativity of artists that will lead to amazing dialogue with other artists people love.”

A portion of the podcast’s proceeds will go towards funding the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s operating costs and scholarship program.

Download the cover art for This Little Light here. Cover art design by Acacia Ludwig. 

About Flea:
Born Michael Peter Balzary, Flea rose to fame as founding member and bassist of the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. In addition to his 30+ year career with the band, he’s collaborated with musicians like Tom Waits and Johnny Cash, acted in numerous films including The Big Lebowski, My Own Private Idaho, and Boy Erased, and written a best-selling memoir, Acid for the Children (2019). In 2001, Flea, who lives in Los Angeles, co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music school that aims to bring music education to as broad an audience as possible. Flea has won six Grammy Awards, has twelve No. 1 singles, and has sold seventy-seven million records with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Follow Flea on Instagram @Flea333 and Twitter @Flea333.

About Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM):
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit music school in Los Angeles co-founded in 2001 by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and longtime friend and music educator Keith Barry. Its mission is to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels. Its primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. SCM offers private music lessons on all orchestral and band instruments including voice, as well as a variety of ensemble classes at a reasonable cost. They also grant scholarships to children who qualify, providing free lessons and instruments. Performances and recitals put on by the Conservatory are a fulfilling experience for the students and a beautiful outreach to the community. The goal of SCM is to keep the standard of teaching at the highest level while maintaining a friendly, fun and nurturing environment. The study of music enriches not only the lives of the student and teacher, but the community and society as well. Learn more at and follow SCM on Instagram @silverlake_conservatory and Facebook @silverlake.conservatory.

About Parallel:
Parallel is a celebrity talent partnership studio & strategic investor based in Los Angeles, California. Parallel’s team—led by partners Ken Kao, Nic Gonda, and Jocelyn Florence—leverages deep networks at all corners of entertainment, marketing, and digital media to amplify a fresh wave of companies driving a more accessible vision of wellness. For more information on how Parallel blends creativity, capital, and collaboration across a broad range of projects, please visit and check out our newsletter at

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