Category Archives for "Inner Circle Podcast"
This week I’m lucky to have my compadre from the AudioNowcast on my Inner Circle Podcast, songwriter Martin Page.
Martin’s had much success over the years writing with everyone from Earth, Wind and Fire, to Bernie Taupin, to Hal David, to Robbie Robertson, to Robbie Williams, and he’s also co-written a couple of world-wide #1 hits – “We Built This City” for Jefferson Starship and “These Dreams” for Heart.
Martin will talk about what he’s learned working with some of the world’s greatest writers, and tell a few very cool inside stories as well.
In the intro I’ll look at some numbers about the typical indie label that I found totally unexpected, as well as a quick overview at what I saw at the High End Audio Show in Newport Beach, CA.
As those of you who are songwriters or copyright holders know, you make money when people use your songs, especially on television, films or commercials. It’s not easy to get placement though, but it’s getting easier thanks to Songtradr, a marketplace that matches songs and cues to people and brands who are looking for them.
Paul Wiltshire’s the founder and CEO of Songtradr and he’s my guest on this week’s podcast. Prior to coming up with the idea, Paul was an award-winning songwriter and producer in Australia, and he’s also had some big successes in the US with the likes of the Backstreet Boys, so he knows what it’s like to be on the creative end of things.
In the intro I’ll take a look at a part of Prince’s legacy that not many see, his business acumen that changed the music industry in many ways. I’ll also give you a report on the backlash by record retailers at what was once their biggest day of the year – Record Store Day.
I’m really pleased to have music attorney John Kellogg on the podcast this week. John represented acts like Levert and the O’Jays before becoming assistant chair of the Music Business and Management at Berklee College of Music.
John knows the music business from an artist’s perspective as well, since prior to becoming an attorney, he was a singer in the funk band Cameo.
In the intro I’ll take a look at Apple’s swearing patent, and the 6 trouble frequencies that many mixers find perplexing.
This week’s guest on my Inner Circle Podcast is Rick Barker, who helped launch the career of Taylor Swift as her first manager. In the interview, Rick provides an overview of how Taylor became such a huge star, and gives us some insights into how the music business has changed since she hit the scene.
Rick is now is the social media mentor on American Idol, and offers a great Social Media For Music video full of tips and tricks on how to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help you promote your music. Rick is cutting edge in this regard, and taught me a few things I didn’t know myself.
In the intro I’ll take a look at how the record labels are now changing their marketing strategy away from the short product release window to a “continuous loop,” and how the fifth Beatle Sir George Martin changed the finances of the music business.