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The Entertainment Engine

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The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends.

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Welcome to Part 2 of our chat with US correspondent Ross King MBE, we discuss some of the biggest star interviews Ross had achieved over the years, with fun and games speaking about Gerard Butler, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts.... and spending time on the Isle Of Wight with his family growing up. Bringing back some great memories for him! Ross, Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV, and radio. Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top-rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent. He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys. His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Ross has performed in Las Vegas and at the World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. He has also “sung and danced” with Diana Ross and screen legend, Donald O’Connor. For many years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show, Pebble Mill. His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival. You can follow Ross on Twitter and Instagram at @TheRossKing Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week we welcome US correspondent Ross King MBE. Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV, and radio. Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top-rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent. He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys. His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.  Ross has performed in Las Vegas and at the World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. He has also “sung and danced” with Diana Ross and screen legend, Donald O’Connor. For many years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show, Pebble Mill. His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.  On the West End stage, before leaving London, Ross played a leading role in Dick Whittington, London’s musical of the millennium at Sadlers Wells Theater. The production was directed by Dame Gillian Lynne (Cats & Phantom of the Opera) and was nominated for a prestigious “Laurence Olivier Award”. You can follow Ross on Twitter and Instagram at @TheRossKing The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist'' for April - featuring - UK Cellist and singer-songwriter - Ayanna Witter-Johnson - www.ayannamusic.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
Welcome to Part 2 of the conversation with film director John Crye. When John first came to Los Angeles in 95, John had no idea what development was. He had been a stage actor and theater producer in Boston but always had a fascination with film. John Crye's first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. It was then he learned the importance of the “gatekeepers,” those hard-working folks on the frontlines who are the first and often last audience that a script ever has. His work at Summit brought him to the attention of two investors who hired him to help them form a new independent production company, Newmarket Films. He took the job of creative director and brought in a filmmaker friend as head of the production. In their blissful ignorance, the first film they developed and produced had no stars, half of it was black and white, and the structure was a horseshoe-shaped puzzle box. It was called “Memento,” and it was the second feature of a neophyte auteur named Christopher Nolan. It was bold and daring, and then nobody in the business wanted to distribute it. Fortunately, Newmarket Films stood behind the film and built a distribution arm to support it. So began Newmarket’s run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,” and “The Passion of the Christ - Directed by Mel Gibson, James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci,” Crye's latest project - Chance is a 2020 American drama film directed by John B. Crye and starring Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Weeds, Stranger Things). Which is based on the true story of Chance Smith, a teenager from Ohio who took his own life. To learn more click on the link; http://www.truedev.sharpcrye.com/about-me Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week we welcome film producer and director John Crye. When he first came to Los Angeles in 95, John had no idea what development was. He had been a stage actor and theater producer in Boston but always had a fascination with film. John Crye's first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. It was then he learned the importance of the “gatekeepers,” those hard-working folks on the frontlines who are the first and often last audience that a script ever has. His work at Summit brought him to the attention of two investors who hired him to help them form a new independent production company, Newmarket Films.  He took the job of creative director and brought in a filmmaker friend as head of the production. In their blissful ignorance, the first film they developed and produced had no stars, half of it was black and white, and the structure was a horseshoe-shaped puzzle box. It was called “Memento,” and it was the second feature of a neophyte auteur named Christopher Nolan. It was bold and daring, and then nobody in the business wanted to distribute it.  Fortunately, Newmarket Films stood behind the film and built a distribution arm to support it. So began Newmarket’s run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,” and “The Passion of the Christ - Directed by Mel Gibson, James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci,”   Crye's latest project - Chance is a 2020 American drama film directed by John B. Crye and starring Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Weeds, Stranger Things). Which is based on the true story of Chance Smith, a teenager from Ohio who took his own life. To learn more click on the link; http://www.truedev.sharpcrye.com/about-me Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
On The Entertainment Engine podcast, we welcome film producer Jonathan Sothcott and British actor Billy Murray. Their new movie Nemesis, the UK crime thriller marks the debut of disruptive indie Shogun Film has been acquired for US release by Samuel Goldwyn Film. The film features a stellar British cast including Billy Murray, Nick Moran, Frank Harper, Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Bruce Payne, Ricky Grover, Danny Bear, and Julian Glover. Billy Murray is an English actor, best known for playing Don Beech in ITV's Drama The Bill from 1995 to 2004 on ITV, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, and Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.  Jonathan Sothcott worked as a film journalist and produced documentaries for the burgeoning DVD industry, working with British film icons including Sir Roger Moore, Ken Russell, Bryan Forbes, and Euan Lloyd, about whom he made an acclaimed documentary, The Last of the Gentleman Producers. By the age of 24, Jonathan was the youngest Television Executive in the UK, setting up and launching The Horror Channel, working with a galaxy of stars including Mark Hamill, Jason Statham, Richard E Grant, Sheridan Smith, Dexter Fletcher, Ray Winstone, Steven Berkoff, Rik Mayall, Craig Fairbrass, and BAFTA nominees Phil Davis and Kierston Wareing. To learn more click on the links below; https://www.shogunfilms.com NEMESIS Theme song - https://music.apple.com/gb/album/nemesis-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-single/1557656727 Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
The Entertainment Engine podcast welcomes our next special guest US entertainment attorney  David Helfant. For the past 40 years, David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David is an expert in representing record producers, recording artists, record and publishing companies, major motion picture studios, and television, film, and video production companies. David's clients have included over the years; Johnny Carson, Slash, Van Halen, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, John Travolta, Phil Collins, Jennifer Warnes to name a few. David was the Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures and headed their Music Business and Legal Affairs Department for many years where he supervised attorneys, paralegals, and assistants negotiating and documenting soundtrack album, artist, producer, license, and music publishing agreements for motion picture productions at Paramount, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Films. Including; “The Italian Job”, “School Of Rock”,  “Mean Girls”, “Team America”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”. David has also been outside music counsel for The Weinstein Company, performing Business & Legal Affairs services on award-winning and highly acclaimed films such as; “Lion”, “Gold”, Southpaw”, "The Butler”, “The Iron Lady”, “Paddington”, “Scream 4”, “Scary Movie 5”, “The Tillman Story” and “Lawless”. David has also managed the career of US Actress, producer, director, author, singer/songwriter, Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose Hollywood career spans 30 years. Jennifer achieved much of her success by starring in movies such as, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,”, “Heartbreakers,” and “The Client List”   For more information on Helfant Law click on the link: https://www.helfantlaw.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
In this week's episode, we take a look at the DO'S and DON'TS of music supervision. A music supervisor is a person who combines music and visual media together. According to The Guild of Music Supervisors, a music supervisor is “a qualified professional who oversees all music-related aspects of film, television, advertising, video games, and other existing or emerging visual media platforms.” In the musical theatre industry, a music supervisor is often responsible for managing a team of music directors working on any number of musical productions at any one time. Music supervisors will often narrow down their focus to a few publishing companies, agents, labels, artists that they know and trust – particularly important. This helps them get deals done more quickly and efficiently, with very little fuss. Before you contact a music supervisor, make sure you know their work, this is especially important, I know it may sound basic. Blindly sending “listen to my music!” emails are a complete waste of their time and yours. Just like your music has its own sound, many music supervisors have their own brand and distinctive credits as well. Demonstrate that you researched the supervisor with a crafted subject line in your initial email. If your brand of COUNTRY OR POP is perfect for a particular Netflix, Disney, or Amazon series, change up your email or social media introduction with a title, for example: “POP/Country for the nightclub scenes with band.” The music supervisor on the receiving end will very much appreciate that you are paying attention, this is good brownie points to start you off. The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist for March'' featuring - Carolan Deacon from the East Coast with the track - "Do What You Gotta Do" - by Carolan Deacon and Paulie Preset" For more information about the artist check out the link; https://carolandeacon.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer, who is described as "Canada's Prince of Piano" – by Beijing Times, China's leading English-language newspaper. Born in the Czech Republic, and now based in Vancouver, Canada, his music has been defined as instrumental fusion – a combination of smooth jazz, classical, pop, and rock. Mayer's European roots add a good share of thoughtful and longing soul, his North American education contributes a healthy dose of high-octane energy. An explosive mix.  Martin Mayer’s recordings include Destinations (1998), Live In Concert (2000, nominated for "Outstanding Instrumental Album" at the Prairie Music Awards), This is Who I Am (2003, Nominated for "Outstanding Instrumental Album" at the WCMA Awards), the 2009 single The Orphan Boy, a year-long fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alone (2010), Unbreakable (2018) and the holiday single Carol of the Bells (2020). The classically-trained pianist spearheaded the launch of his instrumental fusion career in true music industry fashion. He risked a $35,000 bank loan to mount and produce his dream debut concert – complete with a 20-piece orchestra, film, and live recording crew. That risk paid off when the Live in Concert album garnered him his first music award nomination and opened the doors to his premiere international tour. A Chinese Arts Agency took Martin Mayer on a 16-city six-week-long concert tour in mainland China in 2001. It would become the biggest tour of any artist in China's modern history, and all of his tour dates since then would be sold out. He entertained thousands in concert and millions on Chinese TV. To find out more about Martin Mayer's career, click on the link below; http://www.martinmayermusic.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week we welcome to show, special guest Nashville-based Music Producer | Engineer | Coach. Brad is a Music Cultivator and energizing producer, engineer, and coach to creators. An Oakland Bay Area native, he has been cultivating the craft, art, and community since his youth. Passionate about creating the conditions that allow music and people to grow, Brad has produced and engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West), G-Eazy, Alphabet Rockers (GRAMMY Nominated), Slightly Stoopid, and many more, as well as connected platforms like Amazon, MTV, Airbnb & Jack Daniels to fresh content. Brad also co-developed the non-profit music accelerator ZOO LABS where he has coached over 300 musicians and dozens of music startups, helping align their art, their business, and their purpose. Brad lives with his family in Nashville, continues to catalyze artists in studios around the world, and is available virtually.  What he does - With the direct support of over 1000 released titles and hundreds of artists and startups, Brad is a lifetime music builder dedicated to helping create meaningful and lasting content that is paired with revolutionary strategies and campaigns. Brad's strongest ability is how he creates a positive, productive, and powerful environment that translates to those you're trying to reach.  Brad activates creators to craft in a way that inspires people and content to be their best while leaving a deep and lasting impression on audiences across time and space. For more information about Brad, click on the link to learn more;  https://www.braddollar.com  Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
In this podcast episode we are looking at how to put on a successful music festival in the GLOBAL pandemic, is this possible, or is this a step too far? Let us take a closer look - A lot of work goes into planning a music festival, from setting your goals to securing your team to then making it all happen. Even more so this year will require more planning and preparation to ensure that everyone has an amazing and safe experience at your festival.  Some points to consider for festival planning; Write an executive summary: This is a thorough yet succinct overview of your event and acts as an introduction to both your festival and you with your team, the event creator. It should be a minimum of 1/2 pages covering the following: What your event is and where/when it will take place, Why you are planning this festival, Your festival’s mission and overall objectives, How it benefits the local community, Your estimated income and expenditure from year 1 to year 5 (guide).  Add Complete background & history: This gives you the opportunity to go more in-depth about your event’s history and your own background, including experience and event successes. (if this is your first event — then your history is ltd, but you still need to provide all background info). Why do you want to plan a festival? What will it add to, and not just your bank balance, but the people attending, the event sponsors the investors, brands, and the local community? Planning a festival is not for the faint-hearted and this is your chance to show why you are fully committed to this process. If you have worked on any festivals in the past include information, images, and testimonials. You should also use this section to position your festival in the market. What are you bringing to the table that no one else has covered before, really think hard about all this! Plus we have the 'Fact of the Day' and 'Question of the Day' Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week we welcome to show special guest Chris Johnson. Chris is one of the world’s most recognisable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch as “Quite possibly one of the most in-demand international drummers on earth”. Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he works with icons such as Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal, and J-Lo. Chris’s career credits also include global songwriting and production success with multiple tracks on Snoop Dogg’s critically acclaimed, Bible of Love, which entered at no. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts. He also features extensively on the soundtrack album of the Oscar-winning A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, which went straight to No. 1 in the Billboard 200 and UK Official Charts following its release in October. The soundtrack has since passed 3 billion streams on Spotify. Chris's latest project is a music industry book published by Hal Leonard - POP, R&B, AND GOSPEL DRUMMING with 3+ hours of video content. Chris gives advice for playing techniques and approaches and sharing of experiences of playing in both live performances and studio sessions. In addition to Chris's insights and instruction, the accompanying videos and audio tracks showcase Chris playing to pop hits along with original music and arrangements played by his band. The book even has bonus material featuring interviews with other industry professionals! https://npamanagement.co.uk/artists/chris-johnson/ The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist for February'' - featuring - Aspect The Poet from Southern California with the track - "Don't Let Materialism Define." For more information about the artist; https://open.spotify.com/artist/6c7PCYAzT9rpPOUxKTtCKV Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
In this episode, Pete and BeX discuss different ways artists and bands can keep proactive during the pandemic. We look at the live sector and how this has been affected since the Covid-19 outbreak. So we look at time management, and how to use the time wisely to plan and maximise online activity, websites, social media, marketing, online concerts/streaming, creating new content, as people all over the world are consuming much more music and content on various platforms. So it's important to stay active online and keep creating content to share with the world! Over the past 12 months, the music industry has been hit very hard by coronavirus with live performance revenue the biggest casualty so far, with the loss of all concerts and festivals. The global music industry is worth over $50 billion, with two major income streams. The first is live music, which makes up over 50% of total revenues and is derived mostly from ticket sales from live shows. The second, recorded music, combines revenue from streaming, digital downloads, physical sales, and synchronization revenues (licensing of music for movies, games, TV, and advertising). This shows a twelve-month shutdown is believed to cost the music industry more than $10bn in sponsorships, with even longer delays expected being for the live sector. But, the industry as ever is fighting back with new ways to monetize music consumption: For example; Fortnite hosted a live rap concert that attracted up to 30+ million live viewers, now that is impressive! Looking to the long-term, the main core value chain of the music industry is likely to remain largely unchanged. Professional artists release music via the big record labels — UMG, Sony Music, or Warner Music — or alternatively through an independent publisher and label!. Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news and updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
Welcome to Part 2 of the conversation with our special guest Lionel Lodge CEO of SyncLodge. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and touring with the WHO. It was 1992 when Lionel started traveling around Europe, meeting local players to record 8 of his now 12 solo CDs. Lionel's experience extends to starting a live music booking agency that grew to be a team of 10, booking, over 750 bands, and 1200 DJs throughout the World. After that, Lionel was a senior editor and co-publisher of a UK entertainment magazine called NOW with over 40,000 monthly circulations. Lionel has toured and performed in many countries and opened shows for Alanis Morrisette and Jethro Tull just to name a few. Lionel's journey continues being the founder and CEO of SyncLodge. The company wants to replace the scrambling of competition with ease of flow in the sync licensing industry. They want to amplify the creative joys of the music supervisor and let computer systems do the heavy lifting of the tedious and frustrating. Allow all who create music to have equal opportunity in sync placement, regardless of where they are in the world, regardless of their connections, finances, or level of fame. Who can use SyncLodge? Visual Media Producers, Music Supervisors, and Copyright Owners/Administrators. For more information about SyncLodge, click on the link below; https://www.synclodge.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
We welcome our next guest of Season 2 the Scottish-born singer-songwriter and producer— Lionel Lodge to the show. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, this is where the music and travel bug hit. Lionel took the exit to England. It was 1992 and he started traveling around Europe, meeting local players to record 8 of his now 12 solo CDs. Lionel's experience extends to starting a live music booking agency that grew to be a team of 10, booking, over 750 bands, and 1200 DJs throughout the World. After that, Lionel was a senior editor and co-publisher of a UK entertainment magazine called NOW with over 40,000 monthly circulations. With all this experience Lionel has toured and performed in many countries and opened shows for Alanis Morrisette and Jethro Tull just to name a few.  Lionel's journey continues being the founder and CEO of SyncLodge. The company wants to replace the scrambling of competition with ease of flow in the sync licensing industry. They want to amplify the creative joys of the music supervisor and let computer systems do the heavy lifting of the tedious and frustrating. Allow all who create music to have equal opportunity in sync placement, regardless of where they are in the world, regardless of their connections, finances, or level of fame.  For more information about SyncLodge, click on the link below; https://www.synclodge.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
Welcome to Part 2 of the Music streaming. This is such a HOT topic right now with the UK Government looking at this area closely, with labels, artists, and distributors to provide a fairer landscape for the indies. The adoption of music streaming is by far the most significant change in the industry in the last ten years. Streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. In episode 2 we look at the following areas plus much more;  Mechanical royalties. They are paid to the songwriters for the right to reproduce the recording every time the user chooses to play a song. That means that non-interactive plays on DSP, like ad-supported radio-stream like Pandora, for example, does not generate that type of royalty.  Performance royalties. These are paid to the songwriters for the right to publicly perform their music. Since the streaming distribution model implies that the consumer does not own any of the songs, every stream is rendered as a streaming service publicly performing a song to the user  even if it is enjoyed in the privacy of one’s headphones.  What is the Pay-out to sound recording owners? The pay-outs to master owners make up the primary share of the overall per-stream pay-out. It is paid to the owners of the recording copyright — whether it is a label, distributor, or artists themselves. Engine Artist in the spotlight this month - Jeniqua, an Australian born Independent Recording Artist & Songwriter, grew up expressing herself through poetry and writing songs. Artists who have inspired her, include Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, and Be Be Winans. Her songs feature on many radio & DJ playlists, capturing the attention of many across the globe and empowering them in their own lives.  More information; www.jeniqua.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
In this episode, we talk about How music streaming works. Part 1 discusses: The music streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. The music industry is caught up in the middle of this activity! Streaming has already changed the way the recording industry operates and the way in which we consume, share, and experience music globally. So, how Does Music Streaming Work? Music streaming works in a very easy way: a streaming service delivers data to a streamer in small amounts so that the user can get pre-buffered music that has been pre-buffered a few minutes or even seconds before playing your favorite albums. Given the user has a solid internet connection, streaming technology provides an uninterrupted listening experience, without ever actually saving the files on to the user’s chosen device. This technology — and the streaming business overall — developed a response to the music piracy platforms from the ’90s. History of the Music Streaming Market. It's 1999, and there’s a new exciting service on the web, getting traction amongst the college students. It allows to exchange data through peer-to-peer networks with ease, and since .mp3 files are so well-compressed, music becomes the primary content transferred through Napster. The concept of P2P music sharing is out in the open — and the attempts of the recording industry to shut down the pirate websites. As soon as a pirate service is shut down, new ones immediately take their place. LimeWire, BearShare, Shareaza, etc. More on music streaming in part 2 of next week's episode!  Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
Season 2, Episode 1 of The Entertainment Engine kicks off the New Year with a special guest interview with James Kennedy - a Singer-Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. Formerly the singer/guitarist in the political Alternative Rock band KYSHERA, Kennedy has been releasing music since 2002 as both a band member and as a solo artist. With a wildly eclectic back catalogue including noise music, acoustic, prog rock, grunge, MOR, experimental electronic and orchestral music, Kennedy is a unique figure on the modern music scene. Almost all of the instruments on his 7 albums as well as all of the production, has been performed by Kennedy - no small achievement considering his 40% hearing loss due to childhood ear surgery. In 2010 Kennedy set up Konic Records, an independent record company & music publisher with a network of partner companies in almost every country worldwide. Having represented many artists since then and having a good track record with sync, Konic Records now exclusively represents Kennedy's back catalogue. His first book 'Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog', a 'part memoir, part expose of the music world's murky underbelly' was published on October 18th, 2020. His latest solo album ' Make Anger Great Again', a political Alt-Rock tour de force, was released on September 25th, 2020. https://www.jameskennedystuff.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
Welcome to our Christmas podcast Episode for 2020. It's been a tough year for all, so we decided to take the podcast route which transpired over the weeks and months to produce our show, building awareness and visibility. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests for the show, with decades of experience. Guests included; Layra Harmony has styled Anthony Joshua, David Gandy working with brands such as Burberry and Hugo Boss. Alan Glass credits include Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Earth Wind and Fire, Lighthouse Family, George Benson, Liberty X. Tracey Webb, credits include Craig David, Elle Goulding, Faithless, David Guetta, Paloma Faith. Charlotte Armitage The Media Psychologist® specializing in the Film & TV Industry. Jesse Kinch the winner of the American Series of Rising Star hosted by Josh Groban, a panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Ken Atchity movie producer credits include; The Meg (Jason Statham), Angels in the Snow (Kristy Swanson) Hysteria (Maggie Gyllenhaal). ZMNY starring as "Royale" in "SWAGGER", also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in the Comedy-drama series "SHAMELESS" starring William H. Macy. Tony Mchale’s spent over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on well-known UK dramas, including; EastEnders, Holby City, for which he won a BAFTA. Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. Kevin Davy White mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne. Music producer Victor Merritt working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and Baby Face. Melanie Rodriguez, Lawyer - Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment trusted advisor providing expertise to creative entrepreneurs. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. In 2016, Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law. Melanie is a trusted advisor who provides expertise to creative entrepreneurs, entertainment entities, and music artists across all aspects of the industry and licensed to practice law in California. With a broad range of legal experience in the legal field spanning more than 8 years. After many years working as a paralegal, she then realized her calling was to make the transition to entertainment where she could combine her passion with her hobby. During law school, Rodriguez interned at Music Sales Corporation (now Wise Music), an indie music publisher, gaining experience in a breadth of transactional matters and intellectual property at New York City-based boutique law firm, The Fried Firm, where she worked with artists, producers, entrepreneurs, and movie production companies. After that, Rodriguez worked at Yu Leseberg, a reputable Hollywood firm, where she was exposed to an array of Billboard Hot 100 artists.  Graduated from Southwestern Law School with a concentration in Entertainment and Media Law. During law school, she was actively involved in campus activities, serving as President of Entertainment Law Society and also was selected to be a Law Student Reporter for the 34th Annual (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Conference (ABA–IPL) in Arlington, VA, held April 2019. Providing legal services assisting musicians, producers, records labels, film companies, licensing companies, and other entertainment professionals with agreement drafting and review. For more information see the links below;  https://melanie-law.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome American music producer and composer Victor Merritt. We discuss his time working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and BabyFace.  Victor Merritt was born in Tulsa Okla in 1967, he has always been intrigued by music as a young boy. When he wrote his first song as an 11 yr old. At that stage, his baby brother was his sounding board for all Victor’s material. Then, when Victor was 14 his grandmother brought him his first musical instrument, a (Yamaha PC 1000 Keyboard for 1,100$ in 1983). Within a year Victor was able to play any top 40 songs he liked he then formed a band with his high school friends called, “THE TASTEMAKERS”, Victor was the keyboardist, composer, and co-lead singer of the band. Victor then went on to gain a music scholarship to Contra Costa College in Richmond California. Where he attended college for 5 months and just wanted to try music full time. Victor then left college in early 1986 and with the help of his 3 mentors Babyface, Teddy Riley & Charlie Wilson were Victor learned how to stay “Appreciative and Ambitions”. With all this experience, Victor went on to carve a music career working with some music great’s over many years, starting with MCA Chairman in 1997, Doug Morris, Ms. Abby Konowitch, EVP and Ms. Nancy Levin, SVP, made it enjoyable for Victor and Gerald, (“The Grand Jury’’) to perfect their craft. Throughout Victor's career he has had the opportunity to do a remix for, The Greatest Band On The Planet, (“U2”): [If God Will Send His Angels] {The Grand Jury Mix}, on ‘Island Records’. Victor then went on to work with the legend himself Michael Jackson where he produced and played keyboards from the trio “Brownstone,” (MJJ Records)/Michael Joe Jackson’s label. Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up to the > Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message
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A brill podcast with interesting facts and insights into the entertainment industries.

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