Upward Spiral Podcast 13: Interview With Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose, Talyor Swift, DJZ & More - hypebot

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Justice Aaron

Thanks guys, that was awesome.
With so much sugar coating and tip-toeing in this relationship based industry it was VERY refreshing to hear such unencumbered honesty from Conte. I never respected cover bands, but have found a new respect for this guy after hearing this interview.

Although one issue for me is the matter of iteration that was discussed, that is where I start to smell "sell out". Tweak it until it works? Sounds right as a business model, but can genuine art be made by going where the money is?

Jason Spitz

I think "iteration" refers more to "methods of releasing & promoting your music" rather than "the music itself". Jack talks about how, at the time, he was spending time & effort on MySpace, and he happened to notice that YouTube was taking off. So he decided to iterate his marketing focus from MySpace to YouTube. The lesson is: keep trying to reach people in different ways, with unique ideas, until you find one that works. But all along the way, be true to yourself and the art you want to make. Dig?

Justice Aaron

Thine fair points hath been dug.

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