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!Read More
My guest on the show this episode is Justin Barker, Founder/Director of Slice Music, a UK based streaming and content consultancy. He is also the Director of Streaming Strategy, Global Artist & Label Services for PIAS, and previously held curational and operation digital roles at Universal Music Group dating back to 2006. Justin has been riding the edge of the streaming music wave for a decade, and has a unique perspective on the history and evolution of the streaming music space.Read More
My guest on the show today is one of the original gangstas of the digital music business: Larry Miller. Half a decade before Apple launched iTunes, Larry was carving a path. In 1998, he co-founded a2b music, one of the first digital music distribution companies. He went on to become President of Reciprocal Music, another groundbreaking digital distribution & technology company, and later co-founded the Or Music label, which won a Grammy with their artist Los Lonely Boys.Read More
Want to win some awesome vinyl courtesy of the best damn record club on the planet, Vinyl Me Please? It's pretty easy.
All you have to do is hop onto iTunes and leave the "How To Fix The Music Business" podcast a written review and rating, then either tweet @thetrickness or send an email here letting me know which review it is and username you posted it under. Here is the iTunes store link to the show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-fix-the-music-business/id1134598225?mt=2
From now through October 31, 2016 I'll be giving away a cool selection from the Vinyl Me, Please catalog,Read More
At the helm of Beggar’s digital business is our guest on the show for this episode, Simon Wheeler. As the largest independent music group of labels in Europe, Beggars Group can change the landscape of digital music with their strategic decisions; and Simon has helped crafted and execute these strategies at Beggars since 1997. He’s been inside the guts of every significant digital music opportunity the industry has faced since the beginning. And in this episode of How To Fix The Music Business, we get deep inside the streaming music landscape, what it means for independent labels, and where Simon feels we’re heading after 20 years in digital music.
Our guest on the show today is Cameron Schaefer from Vinyl Me Please, a record club that is all about bringing vinyl to their members that will transport them into the present moment and delight them. Cameron is a partner and Head Of Label Relations at Vinyl Me Please and yes, he does have one of the best jobs in the world. We’re going to talk about what vinyl means to the future of the music industry, and yeah we geek out a bit.Read More
I'm close to the launch of my new podcast, How To Fix The Music Business. It's crazy how long the "to-do" list is for launching a show. I've booked guests and recorded interviews, picked a showname, grabbed the URL and had great artwork done, got a Libsyn hosting account, bought a Heil mic and learned how to use HIndenburg editing software (painful to realize how many times I say "like" and "um" per minute). It's been a pretty steep mountain to climb and I'm about 6 weeks into the process.
So because I didn't have enough to do already, I decided to create my own music for the show.
Coming soon: How To Fix The Music Business - a unique podcast focusing on the challenges facing the music business, informed by the past, present and future of the industry. Hosted by music industry veteran Jim McDermott.Read More