Most musicians are long past worrying about selling out to be in an ad or endorse a product; and one of the king's of brand extension has been Jimmy Buffet with his Margaritaville lifestyle brand. But do his new Margaritaville Retirement homes go too far; or is Buffet smart to admit that his brand will die with him? You decide:
All of a sudden, VR seems to be everywhere, from music videos to the media business. The company behind many of these experiences is VRSE, founded by legendary creative mind Chris Milk. On this show, I spoke with VRSE's creative director, Zach Richter, about the future of the format and how artists can best use VR to tell stories.
In this edition of Music Biz Podcast, Cortney Harding is joined by Kenna, an artist and entrepreneur. Kenna has recorded several albums but is now moving away from the traditional concepts of how to release music and instead focusing on the creation of "sonics," his term for more free-form musical storytelling.
Jeremy Wineberg is the co-founder of Heard Well, a label that bridges the digital and physical divide in a whole new way. Heard Well distributes compilations from YouTube stars like Connor Franta, but exclusively sells physical packages and digital downloads. We asked him about the label; his previous project, the Music Tee, and why ten year olds are willing to buy CDs even though they don't know how to play them.
Music Biz Podcast distributed 33 shows in 2015. We are proud of every single interview we conducted, but these five episodes received the most downloads on iTunes. Thank you to every guest we had on the show! We learned so much from you. And thank you to everyone who has listened to the podcast. Cortney Harding and I appreciate your continued attention and support.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Mark Steiner of GigSalad and Kevin Breuner of CD Baby. We sat down and interviewed them at SF MusicTech 2015 on November 15. Tune in to hear a great conversation about how these two companies are creating new revenue streams for DIY musicians and building supportive community through their joint efforts.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Scott LeGere and Jay Coyle, who are educators and entrepreneurs. LeGere heads the music business program at McNally Smith College of Music. Coyle is the founder of Music Geek Services and an instructor at Berklee Online. We attended the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, DC and recorded a podcast over dinner.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Phil Hutcheon, who is the founder and CEO of DICE, a live music discovery platform that allows fans to find shows and buy tickets without any booking fees. We talk to Hutcheon about the current state of the live music sector. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or SoundCloud.