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Your Music Industry Podcast | Your Guide to Navigating the Music Business

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Your Guide to Navigating the Music Business as an Artist/DJ.
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After years upon years of learning through being active on the ground of the industry, Maddy Raven found herself frustrated. This energy and perspective lead her to join Alex Jobling in founding Burstimo, a now world leader in music marketing content as well as an agency. In today’s podcast, we virtually sit down with Maddy to gain some perspective on her journey while also dipping into her wealth of knowledge on music marketing and how to effectively use platforms such as Spotify. While the podcast covers a whole lot, the three main points are around Artist Branding, Spotify Mistakes and turning Listeners into Fans. Tune in today to level-up your understanding of Spotify, Branding and Marking as an artist in the modern music business. Show notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/maddy-raven [0:00] We gain some perspective on the lockdown life of Maddy and Burstimo [2:40] Maddy learned her craft through actively working in the industry instead of going to university. We dive into her thoughts on formal music education and why she decided to take this route. [11:04] So what actually is Burstimo? Is it just an industry leading podcast? A Youtube channel that offers insane value and insight? Maddy enlightens us to the world of Burstimo. [13:24] What is harder? Breaking an artist or charting? Maddy offers her understanding on which is tougher and the workflow of breaking an artist. [16:44] Alex (Burstimo) recently released a video on his biggest lessons on working in the music industry so we decided to explore Maddy’s own version of this with the biggest things she learnt about the music industry and business. [18:28] What actually is artist branding? Is it just a logo? Maddy offers her understanding of the reality of artist branding. [21:36] What are some mistakes or no-go’s that artists are making on Spotify? Maddy enlightens us all on how we can improve. [27:00] How can you get on Spotify playlists like ‘Discover Weekly’ and ‘Release Radar’? [28:16] Can 'Pre-Save’ help with gaining traction on new releases? Maddy introduces us to the reality of using Pre-Saves to leverage growth [30:01] Can you actually hack the industry and marketing your music? We explore if that is even possible. [34:51] We take the working example of what Maddy would recommend to an artist who has £100 budget to invest in their marketing campaign.  [41:55] What change would Maddy Raven like to see in the music industry in the next 3-5 years? Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: The Chop Shop by Fairlight (via SoundStripe) 
From crafting dance music classics including Saltwater and OffShore to chart topping success with tracks such as Poppiholla, today we are welcomed with the presence of dance music legend Chicane. It’s not come easily to Chicane though, with sacrifices, industry challenges of being hacked and things being stolen in today’s podcast episode Nick enlightens us to the reality of Chicane. We cover ground including how the change in technology has effected his creative approach, how he now heavily produces tracks in his head before even getting into the studio and what he defines to be ‘Demoitus’ (a first for me too!). Tune in to uncover all above as well as the sonic adventure of Poppiholla. Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/chicane Highlights from this episode: [0:00] An insight into the lockdown life of Chicane [02:40] Nick offers some perspective on why he thinks his music is timeless and how technology has changed his process of writing music, including why Saltwater took 3 months to create in the 90s. [5:50] Nick has found that the older he gets, he writes more in his head rather than just sitting in the studio and expressing. In this section, he enlightens us to this process. [7:20] Chicane offers his thoughts on creativity and the Chicane Ethos with some insight into his journey and past as a graphic designer [12:20] With the progression of technology making music production accessible, Nick offers his thoughts on his biggest personal negative that this has brought. [16:43] A Chicane live performance can come in the form as a DJ set and also as the live touring band, we get to grips with how these differs and how lately, some DJs are adding more hardware into their live sets. [19:31] We dive into Daniel’s favourite Chicane track ‘Poppiholla’, and the story of how that came together with a tale of Nick travelling to Iceland for some sessions. [22:58] With some amazing peaks as Chicane from performances and sets to collaborations and charts, Nick talks reality and talks about some of his own struggles through the Chicane journey. [27:30] Now onto the third decade of Chicane, we explore how the music business has changed and how Nick has created some diverse income streams including his Sun:Sets Patreon using the direct-to-fan model. [34:30] ’Life always fluctuates and you’ll never always be at the top of your came’, Nick enlightens us to the behind the scenes life of Chicane and some of the sacrifices he’s made to be where he is today. [41:37] We look to the future and found out what change Chicane would like to see in the world of Dance music in the next 3-5 years. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: 42nd Floor by Turbulence Ahead (via SoundStripe) 
Although considered a breakthrough artist in recent times, Rudosa has been a standout talent for a commendable period in underground circles. Since first announcing his arrival on the scene well over a decade ago, he has carved out a definitive sonic palette that has understandably brought its fair share of kudos from both industry specialists and club-goers alike. This wholehearted peer support has led to international tours not only around the UK and Europe, but further afield to India, a domain well-known for its love of robust underground techno music. During today’s podcast, we sit down with Mark aka Rudosa to gain some perspective on his journey, his approach to producing Techno and a deep dive into his musical world beyond Rudosa which includes his own school ‘Make Me A DJ’. Towards the end of the podcast, Mark also enlightens us to his current perspective on lockdown and the opportunity for the local intimate scene and venues once lockdown begins to open. Show Notes: www.YourMusicIndustry.com/post/rudosa Highlights From This Episode: [0:00] We catch-up with Rudosa and understand how he’s been finding lockdown. [1:05] Rudosa enlightens us to his yearly structure by allowing specific time for writing music. He also breadcrumbs us as to how he approaches writing tracks, which we dive deeper into later on in the show. [5:45] Where does Rudosa draw musical influences from? Mark introduces us as to how genres like Trance from when he was 15 still influence his sound and music today. [9:25] Back at its peak, Rudosa was a resident at the legendary Sankeys in Manchester and the story of how he landed this slot was quite organic and natural. Mark offers his experience and thoughts on why it worked and what upcoming DJs & Artists can learn from it on how to get more DJ gigs and residencies. [19:47] Rudosa breaks down his 'Be In The Moment' Remix for the Liverpool based KUSP (UK) lads and introduces to not only his workflow in the studio but also his thoughts on the ‘Rudosa’ sound that he’s still fine-tuning today. [25:11] Mark lets us into his current perspective on techno and the current trends and how he’s balancing making what he likes and entertains him but also creating fresh sounding tracks. [28:22] Lately, Mark's been buying more music from Bandcamp so we compare Beatport and Bandcamp for a moment and how Bandcamp now feels like falling down the rabbit hole of discovering new music. [31:58] A big dream of a lot of artists is to go full-time in music and that means making enough to pay the bills, Rudosa not only pays the bills by means of Rudosa music, gigs and merchandise but also his own DJ School called ‘Make Me A DJ’. In this section he enlightens us to this world and how it’s supported him in many ways including financially. [35:34] Other than Make Me A DJ, how does Rudosa make money as an artist - and what are the biggest income streams? Mark introduces us to his own artist income blueprint. [40:10] “The UK Club scene will open before international travel”, Rudosa cleverly offers us some insight into his current position on his plans for post-lockdown. [42:01] Looking to the future, what change would Rudosa like to see in the dance music industry in the next 3-5 years? Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Elektra by Tide Electronic (via SoundStripe) 
There’s a question that has come up a few times lately, it’s from both listeners and discussions within my own circle. These questions have been around TikTok and if it has a place as an artist in electronic & dance music. In today’s podcast, we are virtually sitting down with Jacob Pace to ponder if you could be active on TikTok and if it is actually right for you?  Jacob Pace is CEO of Flighthouse and is one of Rolling Stone’s Future 25s, Flighthouse is recognised as the creative agency for TikTok with a staggering 25 million TikTok followers and a mind-blowing 2.2 billion likes. In this episode, Jacob offers his thoughts, perspective and experience on not only TikTok but also being courageous and finding the platform that fits you best. Just because TikTok is the new, shiny and hyped social media - it doesn’t mean it’s for you. Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/jacob-pace Highlights from this episode: [00:00] We kick off the podcast by gaining some understanding into Jacob’s journey through the music industry which started when he was 14. [07:24] Jacob enlightens us to moving to LA and sleeping on a friends couch for 3 months when he was only 16, and the mindset he held during that experience which included living frugally. [16:02] How has Jacob cultivated his own confidence and grew his understanding of not only the music industry but also soft skills like emotional intelligence. [23:45] Show artists be using TikTok? We gain Jacob’s perspective of TikTok with nearly 25 million followers and 2.2 billion likes. [37:20] Jacob enlightens us to his thoughts and experience on monetising music and the idea of ‘middle-class’ of artist through Youtube. [40:15] How does Jacob define his focuses and priorities which impact on his own both for personal development and as CEO of Flighthouse. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Bobz by Famous Cats (via SoundStripe) 
Back at the very beginning of Your Music Industry podcast, we welcomed KUSP to the show to kickstart the Your Music Industyr journey. In today's nugget, we go back to the beginning to gain perspective on how they approach making music, make it authentic while also following a formula. As Jack, part of the duo, is a chef by trade - he enlightens us as to how he approaches making music in the same way. This is a clip from Your Music Industry 001: KUSP. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish 
In January, James Kirkham stepped into the brand new role of Chief Business Officer at Defected Records. Prior to this, he was in the same position but in a totally diverse yet resonating industry, the football industry at COPA90. During this podcast, we gain perspective on James’ story, the resonating features of dance music and football and most of all, the Defected Records ‘Hype Machine’. The formula of how Defected Records leverage momentum, create advocacy and social proof of upcoming releases as a way of building hype for release day. During this podcast, we also gain an understanding into the marketing perspective and approach of Defected Records as to how they have built their own channels and assets as the focus of marketing instead of their focus being on outsourcing advertising to platforms like Facebook.  Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/james-kirkham Highlight From This Episode: [0:00] James introduces us to his journey into the music industry which included a 4 year stint at COPA90 [5:40] Are there any connections between Football and Dance Music? James breaks down his thoughts on it. [10:54] While at COPA90, James secured deals with the likes of Uber, Budweiser, Nikes and many more. We explore if this kind of brand deal will become the future of Defected Records or if it’s already there. [15:38] Defected Records, Record Label or Media Company or both? James introduces us to his perspective and the future of Defected. [22:10] We gain some perspective on the ‘Defected Records Hype Machine’ on how Defected leverage momentum and hype for their release campaigns. [35:05] Do the Defected Team know when a release is going to go viral, for example Endor - Pump It Up on TikTok? James enlightens us to his position on this [37:10] James and I explore how Defected Records build credibility and advocacy for their releases including the tools they use [44:46] We have two questions from listeners @kev_noone and @cassineb [48:20] What change would James Kirkham like to see in the music industry? He breaks it down. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Early Morning by Shane Becker (via SoundStripe) 
Towards the end of 2019, I had the pleasure of hosting ‘Phonic Feature: Corey James’, a masterclass hosted by Liverpool Audio Network dedicated to the craft of Corey James. This podcast is a recording from the introduction to that sessions where Corey and I had a chat about life, his journey and some of his challenges along the way.  Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/corey-james Highlights From This Episode: [00:00] Has it always been ‘Corey James’? We gain some perspective on the journey of Corey James as an artist and DJ in dance music. [02:35] Corey passes on how he approaches music production and how you can always tell that it’s a Corey James record. [03:40] Corey shares his experience and experience of going full-time in music. Is it all what it seems? [09:50] Feedback from friends, family and mentors, what’s Corey’s approach? Does he always listen and put it to work? [11:15] Corey talks musicality and how his father in his younger years inspired him and gave him a music perspective and understanding. [12:30] How does Corey James know when a record is ready and finished? In this section he enlightens us to his own little trick. [13:40] When it comes to focusing in the studio and getting tracks finished, how does he maintain his focus and not be overwhelmed? [15:07] Corey James walks us through the motivation behind starting ‘Mind Control’ and why running his own events has always been on his own ming. [16:09] Throughout the years, Corey has a wealth of collaborations under his belt but what is his perspective on Collaborations? Are they a good thing to regularly undertake? Corey opens our eyes. [21:00] Corey ends the conversation with the one piece of advice he’s offer to up and coming music makers and DJs. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Editor: Keiran Murphy Music: Elektra by Tide Electronic (via SoundStripe) 
Back on episode 40, we sat down with Sentric Music CEO, Chris Meehan to learn more about the Sentric Music story and the world of music publishing. In today's nugget, we take a clip from that episode where Chris breaks down what the very first piece of artist income is. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK. Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved.
Today I'd like to take a step back from methods and techniques of music marketing to explore a mindset and principle that will help you maximise your organic reach on any social media platform. After many frustrating years of marketing on social media, from a business, artist and consumer standpoint; my biggest issue was not understanding the fundamental principle of how these platforms operate and why they would reward you with a great organic reach. In this episode of Your Music Industry Podcast, I explore what I've defined as 'The Immutable Law of Marketing Your Music on Social Media' and breakdown how this could work in the context of some platforms including Facebook and Instagram. Could this simple tip be the best way to market your electronic and dance music? Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/immutable-law Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK. Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved.
Eline Van Audenaerde is the founder of The Unicorn Mothership and The Electronic Music Wellness Summit. In today’s podcast, we explore wellness in the electronic music industry and Eline shares her actionable advice and empowering insight as a coach into how you, whether an artist or industry professional can take the first steps to wellness. During the podcast, she also introduces us to the ‘PAVA Framework’ which to me, breaks down personal development and growth into 4 foundational pillars which can be empowering to look further into. In the podcast we also cover some nuggets on Eastern Philosophy, Work/Life Balance, Creative Block and The Electronic Music Wellness Summit. Do you think wellness and creative block are interconnected? Stay tuned to find out. Show Notes: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/eline-van Highlights from this episode: [0:00] We gain some perspective on Eline’s story and how she surpassed her suffering in her early years  [11:18] Eline breaks down her thoughts on how dangerous a hedonistic lifestyle can be for your wellbeing in music. [13:08] What are the first steps to wellness in the electronic music industry? Eline enlightens us to them including the biggest struggles she’s experienced as a holistic coach. [17:21] What are some questions or practises that you can use to ground yourself and build the awareness Eline talks about? [22:04] Eline introduces us to her love of Eastern Philosophy with a focus on Taoism [25:42] We start to break down the PAVA (Perception, Acceptance, Vision & Action) model that Eline uses which are the 4 pillars of wellness and growth as a person as well as an artist or industry professional. [28:40] We take the perception of trying to get signed to Defected Records in context of the PAVA model. If you are struggled getting signed, what’s the perception to take and how to approach this situation? [35:10] @MattFCooper on Instagram asked how do Artists keep their home and work life separate when their studios are based at home? Eline enlightens us to how she manages that and how you can do to. [39:02] Are wellness and creative block interconnected? Eline breaks down why and how to get past creative block. [43:32] Eline offers some advice to some frameworks and practises that you can use moving forward to aid in your own wellbeing, beyond just meditation. [46:27] We are introduced to ’The Electronic Music Wellness Summit’ hosted by Eline and The Unicorn Mothership. [50:10] What change would Eline like to see in the music industry in the next 3-5 years? Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Gleaming Brilliance by Cody Martin (via SoundStripe)
Before stepping into dance music as a DJ and Music Producer, Ben Nicky's forte and profession was social media marketing. In this nugget we learn the fundamental philosophies and approaches he learnt from his time as a marketer that he still uses today in marketing his music and brand. Ben Nicky was named by Armin Van Buuren as the hardest working person in trance and I can understand why, from this conversation for episode 32 - you can hear and feel his ambition, strategy and maturity towards his craft and brand. This nugget is a clip from episode 032: Ben Nicky. If you are yet to listen to it, make sure to download it and enjoy his wisdom on marketing music and his income streams. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Fire by Hale (via SoundStripe)
When a crisis hits, some individuals take it upon themselves to help others. A fortnight ago, Daniel James published "Uncancelled: How Artists Can Thrive in the Coronavirus Economy" a free e-book for people to understand how they can navigate these uncertain times as an artist and creator. It's with great pleasure that I can welcome Daniel to the show to explore the contents and practises of the e-book, while also covering some interests nuggets on moving from the UK to Columbia and using DM's to connect with industry folk. For Show Notes and links to the ebook visit: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/daniel-james Highlights from this Episode: [0:00] We gain perspective on Daniel James’s music industry journey and how he progressed from being a musician in the UK to a designer based in Columbia. [06:30] Daniel James breaks down his book “Uncanceled: How Artists Can Thrive in the Corona Virus Economy” and his thoughts on the current affairs of COVID-19. [13:15] We begin by dissecting Step 1 of the 5 Step ‘Uncanceled’ process: Awareness.  [18:26] We progress onto Step 2 which is Building an artist website and sending people to it including creating your own artist email [30:29] Following on from Step 2, we progress onto Step 3 which is ‘Building a Lead Magnet’ [34:01] After gaining the understanding of the funnel workflow and building the assets including the lead magnet, we touch down on Step 4: Nurturing Your Audience. [41:12] Danny passes on his thoughts of networking in the DM’s on social media as well as his thoughts on Live Streaming [47:47] Daniel James introduces us to his organisation called Mad Digital Music and the problem that he is fixing. [54:20] Daniel breaks down the change that he would like to see in the music industry in the next 3-5 years. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Low Frequency by Hale (via SoundStripe)
To kick-start our week dedicated to navigating the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, we welcome Tristan Hunt to Your Music Industry Podcast. As Regional Manager of the Association for Electronic Music, he shares the support available through the AFEM COVID-19 Hardship fund along with some exploration around Beatport's Re-Connect Festival and how he has found empowerment through his own personal routines and rituals at home. We also take a moment to dive into his experiences and thoughts on conferences in Electronic Music and shares some of his favourite sessions to date. Please find the Show Notes and all links here: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/tristan-hunt Highlights from this Episode: [0:00] We gain perspective on Tristan’s electronic music journey from university to today [03:40] Tristan breaks down what the Association For Electronic Music have and are currently up to including ‘Get Played, Get Paid’ and the focus on health. [07:22] The AFEM Health document which was launched in October of last year. [9:46] Tristan enlightens us to the Association for Electronic Music’s response to COVID-19 and the Hardship Fund. [14:50] Tristan walks us through the current approach of AFEM towards health and wellness in the electronic music industry. [20:00] Tristan discusses the guides available for anyone who’s feeling disconnected and lonely at the current time. [22:44] Tristan Hunt offers us perspective on the one particular habit, ritual or belief that has changed his life in the past 5 years [26:20] We gain some perspective on Tristan’s thoughts on conferences in Electronic Music and the particular ones he admires. [33:15] What’s next for AFEM? Where are the focuses in the coming months and year? [35:48] We find out what change Tristan Hunt would like to see in electronic music. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Bitz by Famous Cats (via SoundStripe)
During Summer before their set at Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), I had the opportunity to sit down with the chart-topping 3Beat (Universal) duo, M-22. Releasing as episode 35, we spent the hour exploring their story of connecting and forming M-22 along with their approaches to writing music. Argued as one of the most entertaining Your Music Industry podcast episodes, we couldn't not release a nugget from this sublime episode. In this nugget, Matt and Frank (M-22) offer their thoughts and approaches to building musicality and writing music. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com www.Facebook.com/YourMusicIndustry www.Instagram.com/mrdanielfish www.LinkedIn.com/in/mrdanielfish Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish
There’s so much great content out there on how to market your music and reach your fans, but when it comes to networking and building connections with the certain individuals in Labels, Publishers, Agencies etc - I feel like there’s a lack of information out there. That’s why in this episode I walk you through one particular tool and platform that you can use digitally to build those connections and to begin networking during the lockdown. In this episode, I break down this certain platform, the opportunities you have as an artist on it, some tips and tricks on how to use it and finally some case studies. I also received some questions on Instagram too which I’ll be answering towards the end of the episode. On a different note, this episode is extremely special and exciting as it’s the first podcast episode that is a videocast too. If you head over to Youtube you can find the full podcast as a video that you can enjoy too. While you are there, make sure to subscribe to the youtube channel too. For Show Notes & Video: www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/building-your-networking Highlights from the episode: [00:00] Episode introduction & Catch-up [01:10] The different types of relationships as an artist and music producer [02:30] Episode outline, what will you take from this episode? [03:01] I've got 3 questions for you on the opportunity of this episode. [04:05] How LinkedIn works as a platform and social media for artists. [06:20] Some tips and tricks on using LinkedIn as an artist, as it's a "Business" social media - can you be too professional? [10:00] How can you build connections on LinkedIn with very specific people, for example, the A&R of Defected Records. [13:00] Cultivating connections and relationships with your network on LinkedIn. [15:20] We take two case studies on what I would do in those situations in terms of building relationships and connections. [20:00] We cover some questions I received on Instagram in regards to LinkedIn. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com www.Facebook.com/YourMusicIndustry www.Instagram.com/mrdanielfish www.LinkedIn.com/in/mrdanielfish Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Comet Conjunction by Mikey Geiger (via SoundStripe) 
Two years after graduating from college, Ali Samadpour stepped into Fame House (Universal) as a marketer and began working with top tier artists including Richie Hawtin, DJ Shadow and Victor Calderone. After finding his feet and specialism in music marketing, he took the leap of faith into the music entrepreneurship world by founding Prescient Digital, a boutique music and entertainment agency working from Washington, DC. You’ll certainly know some of their clients who include Loco Dice, Pan Pot and SXM festival. Today while also running Prescient Digital, he’s recently co-founded Modular Merch; a full service merchandising company aimed at the dance music industry. Ali has become a specialist in music marketing, maximising the revenue, growth and brand authority of his clients in the digital age, of which are both the creme de la creme of artists and festivals. In today's podcast, we spear-head the current climate of the industry and how to be adaptable as an artist. Ali also answers the question; "Streaming vs Merchandise; what's the biggest moneymaker?" while also offering serious nuggets on advertising for artists. Highlights from this Episode: [0:00] We gain perspective on Ali Samadpour’s music industry journey including 2 years after finishing university working as a Digital Marketing Assistant at Fame House (Universal) working with DJ Shadow, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and many more. [9:45] Reflecting on his career so far, Ali shares some of his advice for pursuing your goals. [16:30] Suriving and thriving in the current affairs of COIVD-19 [19:36] Streaming vs Merchandise: The Real Money Maker for Musicians [26:10] Ali lays out his thoughts and approaches to advertising for artists/DJs. [30:46] What’s actually the cheapest advertising online? Bold artists, take note! [39:56] The change that Ali Samadpour would like to see in the music industry in the next 3-5 years: the economics of the music industry. Show Notes: www.YourMusicIndustry.com/post/ali-samadpour Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK.  Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Low Frequency by Hale (via - SoundStripe) 
Back on Episode 37 I sat down with Jon Rundell, Artist, DJ and Label Manager of Intec (Carl Cox's label). In this nugget from the episode, Jon lays down his thoughts on approaching labels and gives straight-edge, actionable advice on how you could approach the dream record label that you want to get signed to. Yet to listen to Episode 37? Make sure to listen to the full episode. Listen here: https://www.yourmusicindustry.com/post/jon-rundell Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com www.Facebook.com/YourMusicIndustry www.Instagram.com/mrdanielfish www.LinkedIn.com/in/mrdanielfish Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK. Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish
Back in September, I had the pleasure of catching Alex K for a few minutes to talk about his endeavours in the world of Bounce. From chart-topping compilations to moving from one side of the other to follow his passion for music, Alex passes his thoughts on pursuing your sound and market and along those lines also taking risks. This episode was recording at Reminisce Festival 2019. Highlights from This Episode: [0:00] Alex K's story of moving from one side of the world to the other to follow his music and market. [5:15] Alex offers some insight into the commercial success of NRG and the fluctuant scene of Bounce [6:30] Finally, Alex passes on his advice of following your true sound and the danger of following music industry market trends Show Notes: www.YourMusicIndustry.com/post/alex-k Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com www.Facebook.com/YourMusicIndustry www.Instagram.com/mrdanielfish www.LinkedIn.com/in/mrdanielfish Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK. Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Once Was Gold - Matt Wigton (via SoundStripe)
Jason Davis a music executive based across the pond in the US. The doors of the industry opened to Jason as a songwriter when he was 23 with a Billboard #1 hit, now almost another 23 years on he’s President and on the Executive team of a range of different industry organisations and in this time has acquired a wealth of experience. In those past 22 years, he even had a stint as VP of A&R at Dolly Parton’s Management Company, CTK Entertainment. Today amongst many other positions, he's President of One One 7, an entertainment company developing long-lasting careers for songwriters, producers and artists of which it’s roster have worked with top tier artists including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and U2 to name a few.   While on the outside looking in, this looks like a perfect dream - it, however, isn’t so, despite being at the peak of the industry the personal struggles Jason faced almost cost him his own life. After finding his faith, Jason found his ground in his passion for leading others to success. In today’s podcast episode, Jason expresses his thoughts on tips for emerging artists, the particular things that attract him to working with new talent and the power of faith. Highlights from this Episode: [0:00] - Jason Davis’s journey in the music industry. [8.25] - Tips from Jason Davis for emerging artist’s & DJs on playing local, releasing music and finding your team. [21:28] - An insight into artist development from Jason’s experience including what excites him when he meets new artists. [24:00] - Is Fear a Red Flag? Jason enlightens us to his thoughts. [25:00] Jason lets us into his experience of what’s typically holding artists and musicians back when he first enters a coaching relationship with them. [26:48] - What is an artists why? Jason talks about finding an emerging artists vision and why. [30:20] - What does success like in the industry? Has it all been fun and games in the music industry? Jason opens up to the struggle behind the scenes. [35:00] Jason’s story of finding his faith and his very down to earth story of the moment he almost took his own life. [45:10] What change would Jason Davis like to see in the music industry in the next 3-5 years? Show Notes: www.YourMusicIndustry.com/post/jason-davis Jason Davis’s Future Music Industry: Jason would like to see record labels spend more time on developing artists and take the pressure off the artist’s first record with the label. Keep in touch: Daniel@YourMusicIndustry www.YourMusicIndustry.com www.Facebook.com/YourMusicIndustry www.Instagram.com/mrdanielfish www.LinkedIn.com/in/mrdanielfish Your Music Industry podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish from Liverpool, UK. Copyright © 2020 Daniel Fish, Liverpool, UK. All rights reserved. Credits: Host: Daniel Fish Producer: Daniel Fish Music: Disco Star - BRASKO (via SoundStripe) 
Are you new to Your Music Industry podcast, but unsure where to start? Listen to this episode to find your starting point. Most Popular Artist Episodes: - 032: Ben Nicky, 022: Mousse T & 006: Octave One Understand Music Business: - 054: Anna Russell (Artist Management), 008: Mark Lawrence (Music Publishing) & 042: Lydia Laws (PR for Artists). Empower Your Music Production: - 046: Paul Nolan, 035: M-22 & 021: Alex Banks Your Music Industry Podcast is brought to you by Daniel Fish. www.YourMusicIndustry.com @MrDanielFish
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