Upward Spiral #12: The Roles Of Major Labels Today, Importance Of Music Charts, And More
In this episode, the guys are joined by music industry veteran and digital expert Rynda Laurel (Smashing Pumpkins, Chuck D / Public Enemy, Afghan Whigs), diving into a series of deep discussions on the value of major labels and the importance of music charts (or the lack thereof). Also, the group discusses recent news about Facebook, Rhapsody and Taylor Swift. All this plus beef ribs, pizza, cold-brewed coffee, and more!
The Upward Spiral is a podcast about the new music industry featuring Kyle Bylin (Live Nation Labs), music industry consultant Jason Spitz (Former Director of Marketing at Topspin), and Hypebot's Hisham Dahud (also of Fame House). Along with special guests, the group discusses current events and issues that face artists & music professionals.
Today, she is focused on working on the digital end of established artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Chuck D / Public Enemy and The Afghan Whigs. Rynda also consults for music-based startups and sits on advisory boards for a number of non-profit organizations including Sweet Relief.
Given her experience and expertise across multiple facets of the music business, Rynda can oftentimes be found speaking at conferences around the world on a variety of music-related subjects.
- Taylor Swift Keeps New Album Off Rhapsody
- Facebook's Revised EdgeRank Means Less Artist / Brand Exposure
- Trent Reznor & David Byrne Discuss "Major Label vs. DIY" - What role do labels play in today's music landscape?
- The Future of Music Charts - Just how relevenat are these anymore? And in who's best interest is it really in to monitor these?
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