Surviving the Music Industry
About This Show
Surviving the Music Industry (SMI) is a music industry-related podcast produced by DiMe Collective. The goal of SMI is to be informative and entertaining while educating listeners about the different fields in the music industry with our guests’ stories, tips, insights, and experiences. In the weekly interview-style format, we talk about gear, tour life, writing, production, etc. Basically, how do industry professionals survive the music industry? Then, we solicit advice from our interviewees that they would give to players, writers, producers, hustlers, etc. The host is a music industry vet (touring musicians) that knows how to have a good time! The show draws on characteristics from NPR podcasts, the “Tim Ferriss Show” podcast, “Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show” antics, and the hilarity of music industry personalities and experiences.
Most Recent Episode
S2.05 Funny Business::JP Williams - CEO Of Parallel Entertainment & Artist Manger
3 days ago
We’ve never had a comedian on the show...we still haven’t got one. But JP Williams might be the closest thing we’ve gotten in two season so far. Prepare for laughs, money talk, and music business probs’. JP is no stranger to managing talent, but music has been the most recent in his long career as a talent manager. We discuss managing Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy in the prime of The Blue Collar Comedy productions. The journey of an agent to the CEO of Parallel Entertainment, and the turbulence of owning your own company in entertainment. Jump to the present, Parallel manages actors, comedians, production, and music artists in country and pop. Artists include Ryan Beaver, Lance Carpenter, Zella Day, Alex Hall, and more. What does it take today for an artist from a managers perspective and how can musicians make enough noise to even be noticed today?