Gasparilla Music Festival has been seeing steady growth over the past several years. Here Executive Director David Cox sat down to share the festival's vision, as well the challenge of putting on a festival as a non-profit.
Here DJ, producer, nightlife entrepreneur, and Turbo Recordings founder spills the beans on his twenty-five years in the rave industry, discussing how his career has changed, the technology he utilizes in his work, and the role humor plays in his life.
In a continuation of the "address unknown" issue whereby streaming services where able to exploit songs for free. Here Chris Castle speaks with Rightscorp CEO Christopher Sabec, about how his company is working to sort this royalty mess out through the implementation of a proprietary database.
[UPDATED] In this interview Senior Vice President of A&R at North Star Media John Sepetys offers artist advice on how to approach music supervisors, and what they are looking for in music to sync to television and advertising in the current climate.
Here we hear from Luke Combs, a North Carolina-born country singer who has been enjoying a meteoric rise to country success on Pandora. In this interview he speaks about his music and how he has adapted to his rapid rise up the charts.
Is there a gender problem in the music industry? How can it be solved? Here Rhian Jones travels to the Association of Independent Music to gain further insight on the issue from some major industry players.
[UPDATED] In this installment of the 'Women in Sync' series, the good folks at Synchblog sat down with the all-female Manners McDade sync team about the work they do and how the organization came into existence.
In this interview Rick Goetz discusses his work as the Chief Creative Officer and head of A&R at ReverbNation, an online connection and career development source for over four million bands and artists around the world.
In this interview we hear from Janet, drummer, backup singer, co-songwriter, and setlist maker for a variety of different bands, most notably Sleater-Kinney and Quasi about her preferences for hardware, software, and setup.
A new record pressing plant out of North Texas, Hand Drawn Pressing is just getting started, but have plans to churn out almost two million records by the end of the year. Here two of the company's top executives weigh in on the logic of opening a vinyl company in the digital age.
A professional recording and performing artist Rudy Sarzo has had a lengthy career of performing across the world with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Dio and others. Here he reflects on the many changes that have taken place in the music industry and offers advice to other performers in the business.
In this interview Brad Auerbach speaking with singer-songwriter and proud Austin resident James McMurtry about the rapid evolution of the music industry, and his thoughts on digital "tip jar" and artistic philanthropy in general.
In the digital age, the way in which beats are made, bought, and sold in the music business has changed in recent years. One company capitalizing on this is the startup BeatStars, a digital marketplace founded by Abe Batshon.
Charles Caldas discusses Merlin, an organization which works to help the independent label community battle for maximum compensation from digital streaming services like YouTube and Spotify, as well as combat online music piracy.
In this edition of In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc, he speaks with Ariel Hyatt, the founder and owner of Cyber PR, a boutique public relations firm working to help artists and business entrepreneurs with their social media and content strategies.
In this interview Andrew Tenenbaum the co-founder of Future Beat, accompany which deal providing mega-fans with a range of specialized concerts and events. Here Andrew discusses the company and what he's learned from two decades of experience in the industry.
In this recent Q&A, electronic pop musician Rod Thomas of Bright Light Bright Light answers a series of queries regarding being an independent musician, successfully building an audience, and how he works at connecting with fans.
In this compilation of quotes, major industry players such as Don Passman, Snake Sabo, and Amy Porterfield share some powerful and important pieces of advice on finding success while living a life in the music business.
Here Jake Schneider Partner and Director of Agency Development at Madison House Inc. and booking agent for high-profile artists like Bassnectar and Keys N Krates gives his side of the story based on his ten years of experience working in the EDM side of the music industry.
In this piece, soon to be 73-year-old music business legend and discoverer of Talking Heads as well The Ramones opens up with marked frankness about his groundbreaking career, as well as an embarassing deal made with Madonna.
After surviving an impressive thirty years in a decidedly volatile music industry, Cooking Vinyl owner Martin Goldschmidt sat down with the people at PledgeMusic to discuss both the history, and projected future of his label moving forward.
For the past seven years, the good people at MusicConsultant have been interviewing music industry experts for their and mining their brains for advice and wisdom. Here they have assembled some their favorite quotes from past .
Topspin's Jim Wallis talks with Matt and Ollie Jacob, brothers and co-founders of London-based indie label Memphis Industries about running a label and how direct-to-fan plays work as an aspect of their business model.
In this interview Michael Huppe, the president and CEO of SoundExchange, discusses his organization's position in the ever-changing music industry industry as its role in the streaming marketplace continues to expand.
In this interview Ariel Hyatt, founder and owner of Cyber PR offers her two cents on crowdfunding and success strategies, delving into personal experience as well as offering takeaways from her newly published book.