Music Business Podcast

11/26/2020

Redefining Steaming & Global Communications Strategies with Deezer Global Director of Communication, Anton Gourman

Season 1, Ep. 89
For artists and managers, a quality rollout for a record or album is sometimes just as important as the content itself. In an age where we’re constantly being fed new information, marketing a new release has become a lengthy and incredibly strategic process.With touring and concerts on hiatus, it’s important for artists to properly sell their upcoming releases and maximize their outreach. But what goes into a great rollout? How can artists leverage their relationships with their fans to get as many eyes and ears on their content when it drops? Answering these questions for us this week on the Music Business Podcast is former SVP of Strategy at Downtown Records and music marketing strategist, Amber Horsburgh.Amber has worked with artists such as Mura Masa, Smimo, and SOFI TUKKER, and collaborated with big-name brands like YouTube and Spotify. Her expertise lies in branding and marketing campaigns, as she currently pens her own music marketing and strategy newsletter, Deep Cuts, runs her own online course for music professionals, and is freelancing as a music strategist.Amber gave us actionable strategies for planning and executing effective content rollouts, while also highlighting the importance of proper budgeting and creating solid artist-fan relationships. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of Amber’s key insights that we think all artists and music professionals should know. Let’s dive in.
11/19/2020

The Future of Livestreaming with John Petrocelli CEO of Bulldog

Season 1, Ep. 88
On this weeks episode we have on John PetrocelliCEO of Bulldog. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Business Administrations major, John landed a job working for Prince. There, he helped the pop legend launch the first artist-owned digital music store as well as a direct-to-fan ticketing platform.While on tour, John would watch Prince do a 2 to 3 hour show, then host a post-show where he would perform for another 3 to 4 hours. John wanted some way to share these incredible experiences with his friends, which led him to his live streaming pursuits.He went on to work for Incited Media which was bought out by AEG. John became the head of AEG’s live streaming department and struck up a working relationship with YouTube to deliver live streams for big music events like Bonnarroo and Coachella.With years of industry experience under his belt, John started his own live streaming company called Bulldog DM. Since then, Bulldog's has become one of the world’s most prolific and experienced streaming companies, providing streaming services to major brands, artists, and sports leagues.As always, feel free to leave a comment or a review on what you thought about the episode on Apple Podcasts or on the Music Business Podcast instagram@musicbusinesspodcast. We’re also very excited to connect with our community on Patreon,MusicBusinessPodcast.com/Community. We look forward to you joining our community!
10/8/2020

Building a Tech Company in the Music Industry and Fostering Collaboration with Vampr Co-Founders, Josh Simons and Baz Palmer

Season 1, Ep. 82
Launched in 2016, Vampr is a location-based social and professional mobile platform that facilitates music discovery, networking, and communication between musicians, music industry professionals, and music fans. Founded by Australia’s The Music Network’s 30 Under 30 Power Player, Josh Simons, and multi-award-winning songwriter/guitarist and tech entrepreneur, Baz Palmer, the award-winning app is home to over 600,000 users and is active in every country. Vampr has helped fledgling musicians broker over five and a half million connections worldwide.Earlier this year Vampr launched Vampr Publishing, they now represent thousands of songs for sync opportunities. The company has been recognized in 10 awards from various industry leaders including being named in Apple’s Best of Year and winning the SF MusicTech Summit. The company has raised 2 million dollars over three funding rounds, including investments from advisory board members Matt Adell (former Beatport CEO) and Nick Feldman (founding member of the band Wang Chung, and later a Warner Music exec).As always, feel free to leave a comment or a review on what you thought about the episode on Apple Podcasts or on the Music Business Podcast instagram @musicbusinesspodcast. We’re also very excited to connect with our community on Patreon, MusicBusinessPodcast.com/Community. We look forward to you joining our community!