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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

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Jaan Uhelszki

Jaan Uhelszki

2020-08-0601:32:01

Jaan Uhelszki was senior editor at "Creem" and is the co-writer of the new documentary on the legendary music magazine. Listen to hear tales of Lester Bangs, her appearance on stage with KISS, how Ronnie Van Zant predicted his death and how Cameron Crowe inspired the arc of the film. Jaan's got stories, and she tells them! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Don Passman

Don Passman

2020-07-3001:21:06

Attorney Don Passman literally wrote the book on the music business: "All You Need to Know About the Music Business." Here we delve deeply into today's deal landscape, as well as Don's story, how he got to be one of the foremost lawyers in the music business. If you want to know about record deals, and publishing deals, and 360 deals and touring deals...this is the place! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben

2020-07-2301:39:01

Harlan Coben's latest book, "The Boy From The Woods," entered the "New York Times" best seller chart at #1 in April. His breakthrough, "Tell No One," was made into a Top Ten-listed film, and presently Coben has four successful series on Netflix: "The Five," "Safe," "The Stranger" and "The Woods." Listen as Coben lays down the truth of the writing life, and the long hard road to getting film and television projects into production. Despite spending his days writing, Coben is a great conversationalist whose words are laden with insight. Listen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marc Geiger

Marc Geiger

2020-07-1601:32:39

Former worldwide head of music at WME, Marc Geiger has history as an agent, a record company executive and a tech founder. Known as a seer, here Marc dives into the inner workings of the agency business and assesses the concert landscape. Listen for insights into the music industry as well as Geiger's history, from UCSD to Hollywood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Peter Rudge

Peter Rudge

2020-07-0901:56:57

Peter Rudge started out with the Who, and then went on to manage the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Tune in to hear what it's like at the pinnacle of rock and roll. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Chris Frantz

Chris Frantz

2020-07-0201:26:131

Drummer for Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. His new memoir, "Remain in Love," is being released on July 21st. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

2020-06-2501:28:28

Creator of "Bosch," Michael Connelly's new book "Fair Warning" currently sits at number seven on the "New York Times" best-seller list. Listen as we cover Connelly's transition from newspaper reporter to full time novelist, and the intricacies of the production of the hit Amazon television show starring Titus Welliver. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bob Ezrin pt2

Bob Ezrin pt2

2020-06-1902:02:03

In part two of my conversation with legendary record producer Bob Ezrin we delve deeply into his production of the first Peter Gabriel album and Pink Floyd's "The Wall," and further discuss his work with Alice Cooper as well as Deep Purple, the Kings, Phish and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bob Ezrin pt 1

Bob Ezrin pt 1

2020-06-1101:45:19

In part one of my conversation with legendary record producer Bob Ezrin we discuss his upbringing in Toronto, his journey into record production with Jack Richardson, and his meeting, signing and producing Alice Cooper as well as producing Lou Reed's "Berlin." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bob Kolker

Bob Kolker

2020-06-0401:24:02

Robert Kolker is the author of the best-selling book "Hidden Valley Road" (an Oprah's Book Club choice!) as well as the "New York" magazine article upon which the HBO feature film "Bad Education" is based and the book "Lost Girls," the film of which recently debuted on Netflix. First, we explore the mechanics of a book deal, how "Hidden Valley Road" came to be, and then we go deep into the essence of the story, about the Galvin family of Colorado Springs, with twelve children, six of whom became schizophrenic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior

2020-05-2801:56:47

The oracle from St. Louis, Sarah Kendzior is the author of the bestselling books "The View From Flyover Country" and "Hiding in Plain Sight." You can see her in bits and pieces on MSNBC and Seth Meyers, but here we go deep, covering her life story, tales of self-publishing, fear of selling out to the man and her love of metal music. For a fresh and honest take on today's political landscape, Sarah Kendzior is the one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee

2020-05-2101:47:32

Writer/investor/musician Roger McNamee was there at the beginning of the tech revolution, ultimately becoming a venture capitalist, most notably with Bono in Elevation Partners. An investor in Facebook, McNamee is now a critic, his book "Zucked" took on the negative consequences of social media. Roger is insightful and articulate and raises the questions that too many in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. do not. Listen as we discuss today's cultural, political and technical landscape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bob Rock

Bob Rock

2020-05-1401:35:00

Musician/engineer/producer Bob Rock has been on every side of it, from a hit record with his band the Payola$ to engineering “Slippery When Wet” to producing the Black Album. Listen to hear stories of Bob seeing the Beatles at the airport in Winnipeg to being in the studio with everybody from Aerosmith to Michael Buble to Van Morrison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Titus Welliver

Titus Welliver

2020-05-0701:55:51

That's right, Bosch! But you also know Titus from "Deadwood," "Lost," "NYPD Blue" and so many other TV shows and films. Welliver is educated and articulate, a trained actor, he takes his craft seriously. Listen to hear his story, which has enough twists and turns to be a movie itself! Furthermore, you'll get so much insight into being an artist. I truly connected with Titus! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine

2020-04-3001:52:331

Bassist for the Go-Go's, Kathy Valentine recently published a memoir, "All I Ever Wanted," that is a must-read. Listen as she tells tales of growing up without limits as the daughter of a single parent, venturing to Los Angeles to make it and becoming a member of the Go-Go's. Valentine is articulate and quite the raconteur, you'll dig this. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jake Gold

Jake Gold

2020-04-2301:12:45

Join manager Jake Gold and me as we discuss life in the music business in the new world of Covid-19, along with political and musical differences between Canada and the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
John Watson

John Watson

2020-04-1601:29:36

John Watson started in A&R at Sony Music and then went on to manage Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Midnight Oil and more. Listen to how a guy from Down Under breaks acts internationally. (Recorded live at Australian Music Week.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ken West

Ken West

2020-04-0901:26:18

Ken West is a fascinating guy. Most concert promoters are business people, but Ken is an artist. Ken co-created the legendary Australian festival Big Day Out, but first he went to art school. Listen to Ken tell stories about Nick Cave and Christo and his other influences. He's a raconteur as well as an entrepreneur. This podcast was recorded live at Australian Music Week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dawn Bridges

Dawn Bridges

2020-04-0201:30:55

Dawn Bridges was the head of corporate communications at PolyGram, EMI, Warner Music, Time and even Al Jazeera. Dawn's recent clients include Spotify, Pluto TV and the Harvard Business Review. Hear Dawn's story from UCLA to today, from dealing with Wall Street, stock price is always paramount to CEOs, to the CEOs themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty

2020-03-2601:49:57

Chief Membership & Business Development Officer of SOCAN, Michael McCarty is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. McCarty started off as a recording engineer at Jack Richardson's Nimbus 9 and had a long tenure running EMI Music Publishing Canada. Listen to Michael talk about the mission of SOCAN and changes in the music business. You don't have to be Canadian to get this, it's a worldwide business and Toronto is an epicenter of musical development. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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PanamaJoe

What a woman! So talented and insightful. This was great.

Jun 2nd
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