Break the Business Podcast
About This Show
A show for indie artists and the people who love and support them. The Break the Business Podcast is a fun and informative discussion of entertainment law (for non-lawyers), independent artists, and popular culture. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BTB Ep 86: Gamifying Your Music Promotion; Shawnee Kilgore on hypercreation; Star Trek Trailer
2 days ago
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In the first segment, Ryan discusses a recent article in Synchblog by Bas Grasmayer called "How Musicians Gamify Their Fanbases." Ryan uses the article to have a broader discussion about internal motivation and how musicians can use video game psychology to incentivize their fan bases to help promote the musician's career. You can check out Grasmayer's article at http://www.synchblog.com/projecting-trends-how-musicians-gamify-their-fanbases/
In the second segment, Shawnee Kilgore stops by for an interview. Shawnee is a folk americana artist who recently released an EP, "Back to Eden," in which she collaborated with Hollywood writer/director/producer Joss Whedon. Shawnee talks to Ryan about collaborating with Whedon and how she was able to write a new song for a week for over three years. Check out Shawnee's awesome music by visiting www.shawneekilgore.com.
In the final segment, Ryan talks about Obasi Shaw, a Harvard student who just graduated after submitting a groundbreaking hip hop album as his senior thesis--receiving high honors. Ryan also gives his thoughts on the recent Star Trek Discovery trailer and what he thinks it means for the future of the Star Trek franchise.
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