Season 1 snippets: Lessons from the top
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2y ago
From Abbey Road to Nashville, with a lot in between we take time to showcase 5 of the top learnings from the Rock n Roll Business Podcast, Series 1. Hear business advice and insights from industry legends including Shep Gordan, Midge Ure OBE, Emma Banks, Luke Goss and Randy Jackson. And - if you have not heard the Rock n Roll Business Podcast yet - what a great place to start! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Royal Albert Hall with Craig Hassall & Lucy Noble:
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2y ago
Do you know which song is banned from performance at the Royal Albert Hall? Well according to archives its the Beatles Classic - A Day In The Life. The 1967 song makes reference to the iconic venue in the lyrics ‘...and though the holes were rather small, they had to count them all, now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall”. A letter from the CEO of the RAH to The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein highlights concern from the venue that the idea of 4000 holes might put off future visitors who may be concerned about falling into one of the alleged holes. Indeed Ernest O”Follipa ..read more
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Luke Goss: The one at the famous Hotel California
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2y ago
On this weeks Rock 'n' Roll Business we speak to musican, actor & artist - Luke Goss. Live from the The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA, we talk about fame, finance and finding yourself with Luke.  This is an access all areas interview, where once again, we take you 'backstage' into the music business and discuss a global career that has seen Luke having to work to balance sensitivity in a very commercial world - and discuss why he is so passionate about helping others. You can not underestimate the impact and fame that BROS achieved as a band, selling millions of records worldwide and ..read more
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Nitin Sawnhey CBE: The One When Paul McCartney Came To Tea
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2y ago
Live from the Royal Albert Hall Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today, achieving an international reputation across every possible creative medium. ​In 2017 he received the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award, and is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer. With over 20 studio albums to his name, including solo albums, film soundtracks and compilations, he has received a substantial wealth of major national and international awards for the work. There was s ..read more
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Freda Payne: The one when Freda turned down Duke Ellington's contract
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2y ago
This podcast episode is dedicated to longevity and with a career spanning 6 decades in the music business, Ms Freda Payne has demonstrated her staying power to the max. Rolling Stone listed Freda Payne as one of the greatest Disco Diva's. She is best known for the global dance-floor filler 1970's number one “Band of Gold” and her 1971 Grammy nominated album, Contact. Freda's career started much earlier when in her teens jazz legend Duke Ellington wanted to hire her. Motown Records President Berry Gordy Jr. also offered her a recording contract, yet Freda turned both opportunities. “When I look ..read more
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The Bluebird Cafe: The One Where Taylor Swift Was Discovered
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2y ago
Located on an unassuming, strip mall in downtown Nashville, The Bluebird Cafe is a 90 seater venue which has hosted some of the world's biggest music stars & songwriters. Positioned as the songwriter’s performance space to showcase the “heroes behind the hits”, The Bluebird Cafe is also a 'global star' of a venue. In 2012 the cafe made a primetime debut on ABC with the hit drama Nashville and was part of the show’s recurring plot-line generating international fans and visitors. I spoke to COO Erika Wollam Nichols live at the venue as they prepared for the evenings performance. See omnystud ..read more
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Better Strangers: The One Where The Drummer Sidelines For Genesis
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2y ago
Better Strangers are an energy loaded, Miami-based rock band that enjoy blending a heavy rock style with contemporary layers and melodies. They are also are building a fan-base and following in one of the most pivotal times in rock n roll. In this two-for-one interview, you can hear the story of how the band formed & developed whilst hearing the realties of the business-minded start-up working to survive & thrive in a high-octane world. And whilst the drummer, Nic Collins, also takes on the Genesis The Last Domino? World Tour collaborating with his father , the legendary Phil Collins ..read more
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Roachford: The one when Prince wouldn't perform Purple Rain
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2y ago
Roachford is most famous for the song Cuddly Toy, which has been a mainstay of radio airplay for over three decades and at its peak was selling 33,000 copies a day. Since then, Andrew Roachford has carved out a career for himself as one of the most compelling, and consistent, rock and soul artists the UK has produced. He has released 10 studio albums, several greatest hits collections, been invited to write for other artists including Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and Joss Stone, and toured with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. For the past nine years, he has bee ..read more
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Neil Warnock MBE: The One When The 'World's Worst Drummer' & Pink Floyd Created Tension In Venice
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2y ago
On this episode we speak to one of the Godfathers of Touring - Mr Neil Warnock - in a chat crammed with celebrity stories & business insights. Neil Warnock MBE is the Global Head of Touring at United Talent Agency, one of the world’s foremost entertainment booking agencies. His career spans over five decades and he has represented or consulted on many of history’s most influential musicians including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Michael Jackson. He continues to innovate in the industry and has had significant success in booking tours in establ ..read more
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Emma Banks: The One Where Florence Saved Glastonbury
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2y ago
Making artists touring dreams a reality is the passion of our guest, Emma Banks, co-head at Creative Arts Agency Emma is a ’super agent’ supporting the talent to get on tour and in this chat we talk about the secrets behind a 25 year career in the music business. Her clients include Florence + The Machine, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. She has received multiple awards, including the MITS Award (Music Industry Trust Award) a benchmark of achievement in the industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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