Jim McDermott on the Vinyl Emergency podcast

Jim McDermott on the Vinyl Emergency podcast

Recently, I had the pleasure of being Jim Hanke's guest on episode 40 of the Vinyl Emergency podcast. Jim and I geeked out on records, and I shared some of my stories from the major label salt mines. Anyone interested in vinyl should check out Jim's show - I had a blast doing it and JIm sure knows his records!

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Episode 2: SPOTI-FRIED! with Sandy Smallens, Former Head Of Artist Marketing & Original Content at Spotify

Episode 2: SPOTI-FRIED! with Sandy Smallens, Former Head Of Artist Marketing & Original Content at Spotify

Spotify rules the streaming music world, although not everyone agrees that's a good thing. Has Spotify made it impossible for artists to make a living, or is the best thing to ever happen to them? In this episode of How To Fix The Music Business, we talk with Sandy Smallens, who for the past 4 1/2 years was the Head of Artist Marketing and Original Content at Spotify.

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Episode 1: Thoughtful Affinity with Tim Bierman, GM of Pearl Jam's Ten Club

Episode 1: Thoughtful Affinity with Tim Bierman, GM of Pearl Jam's Ten Club

Tim Bierman has worked with Pearl Jam for nearly 20 years, managing their highly successful direct-to-fan platform Ten Club. Years before the music business realized how important direct-to-fan was, Pearl Jam & band manager Kelly Curtis were cultivating a unique relationship with their fans and with their label, Epic Records. Tim and I chat about the band's unique live gigs & the community and creativity that have made them a modern day Grateful Dead. We talk about the band first steps into the digital world around their 2000 album "Binaural", building an affinity team internally vs. outsourcing, Periscope and fans live streaming gigs. Tim also shares his advice to artists on what they should prioritize, and we geek out on Repo Man and World Party, Alabama Shakes and Blake Mills. 

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