It’s a well worn music industry cliche - a kid sees The Beatles' debut American performance on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9th, 1964 and right then and there, they decide that rock and roll is what they want to do with their life. People from all corners of the music business were influenced by Beatlemania, and it shaped the future of the industry. But one 5 year old boy heard the music of The Beatles and grew up to become a masterful vagabond of the guitar, playing on many hit records and thousand of gigs, until 40 years later, incredibly, he found himself standing beside Paul McCartney - as a bandmate. Our special guest for this episode is that kid, all grown up - Rusty Anderson, lead guitarist for Paul McCartney. He’s got a brilliant new album out with his band Rusty Anderson Afternoon called "RAA" and we chat about how the record came together. He talks about making and marketing his own records, working with the legendary McCartney, his experiences playing in the band Ednaswap and on hit records by a long list of major artists. But Rusty also shares his thoughts on the state of the music industry. We hear a lot from record labels and technology companies about how things should work, about what is and isn’t fair about the music business. But we don’t hear often enough from the actual creators who give life to music, and how the changes are impacting them. We’re going to try to get more artists into the mix on these issues on the podcast. We’re honored to have Rusty Anderson as our first guest artist on "How To Fix The Music Business”.
Rusty Anderson Official: www.rustyanderson.com/
Paul McCartney Official: www.paulmccartney.com
DOJ Consent Decree info: futureofmusic.org/article/fact-she…-consent-decrees
Music we talk about on the show:
Tomita "Snowflakes Are Dancing" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflakes_Are_Dancing
Rusty's podcast episode with Jeremy Dylan about Frank Zappa's Hot Rats: mrjeremydylan.com/post/14707975937…nderson-on-frank
Band Of Horses: www.bandofhorses.com/whyareyouok/