How To Fix The Music Business
About This Show
The music business is in serious trouble. Or is it?
There are endless opinions on the subject. Some people think the music business is done, that Elvis has left the building permanently, pushed out a 10th floor window by the internet. Others believe that technology has brought about a state of democracy that has levelled the playing field.
So who's right? That depends on your perspective.
On "How To Fix The Music Business", people from all sides of the music industry share their perspectives about the past, present and future of business. They share their stories and opinions about what is broken and how to fix it - or how to kill it - without filters and without BS. Everyone appearing on the show has put in their 10,000 hours - so the opinions shared are qualified opinions.
"How To Fix The Music Business" is hosted by music industry veteran Jim McDermott, who has over 30 years experience in artist development and new technology at major labels, and with independent and major label artists.
Most Recent Episode
Win Some Vinyl and Avoid the Brown Acid
This episode is a short one with a silver lining. Actually a vinyl lining. Wiith summer wrapping up, I took a short break and came into September a little beind the eight ball. The Mondo NYC Festival is happening here in NYC and I am moderating a panel called "Can Musical Works Licensing Be Simplified?" The Festival was started by the people who founded CMJ, so it should be pretty great. BUT there is tons of prep to do for this panel, so this episode is mostly about announcing our first giveaway, courtesy of Vinyl Me, Please. All you have to do is hop onto iTunes and leave the "How To Fix The Music Business" podcast a written review and rating, then either tweet @thetrickness or send an email via our website letting me know which review yours is and the username you posted it under. I will pick the winners at random from the reviewers and announce them on social media and here on the podcast! Through October 31, 2016 I'll be giving away a cool selection of titles from the Vinyl Me, Please catalog, including: The National "Cherry Tree", Weezer "Pinkerton", Black Mountain "IV", Nada Surf "High/Low" And other titles by Big Bill Broonzy, Junior Kimbrough, Anderson .Paak, Beverly, Protomartyr, Gangstaar, and Wells Fargo. Winner will be picked by random from the reviews and must reside in the continental USA. No warranties or guarantees are implied, void where prohibited by law. Special thanks to Vinyl Me, Please and to Cameron Schaefer from Vinyl Me, Please! Contact me via the website here: http://www.trickness.com/how-to-fix-the-music-business-podcast/ Tweet me here: https://twitter.com/thetrickness Oh and don't eat the brown acid, or buy the orange vinyl! http://vinylmeplease.com http://mondonyc2016.com