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
S2.01 – Change The Conversation // Tracy Gershon // A&R and Artist Manager
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Ever been so starstruck in a conversation that you forget the titles to your sisters movies. That’s what happened to Tracy Gershon when she sat down with me in the Attic. Welcome to my life...Imagine learning about country music directly from Emmylou Harris and her pedal steel guitarist, Steve Fishell. That was Tracy Gershon’s introduction to the genre. Fast forward, Tracy understands country and its music industry. That’s how she’s made her living working as A&R for some of the biggest companies in the business. Tracy talks about discovering Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, and what is the “It” factor that A&R looks for. What is even A&R today? Tracy is an artist manager with Red Light Management and a co-founder of Change the Conversation. What’s the Conversation? Why do female artists face a significantly more difficult struggle than male artists in country music.