As you may have noticed, there hasn’t been a new episode of Band-Aides for a couple of months now.
The reason for this is not a lack of willing, but a lack of time! When we set out to record a season of podcasts we were somewhat naive in just how much time the construction of each episode would take. From planning to conducting interviews to the most challenging and all-consuming task of all, editing… each hour long episode thus far has required between 30 – 40 hours work. And trying to fit that in around very busy active jobs in the music industry has, for now at least, gotten the better of us.
We aren’t closing the doors on Band-Aides: we still very much believe in the project and we are chuffed beyond belief at the positive response we received from our listenership and our industry friends whose insights and interviews helped to make our four episodes to date so much fun to create and to listen to.
But, for now we are on somewhat of an enforced hiatus, whilst we try to figure out a better way of creating the show on a regular basis without it demanding quite so many man hours from just a 2 person team. We want to ensure that any future episodes we do make maintain a certain level of content quality and right now that is simply not possible!
Thank you for listening and to everyone that took part so far. Hopefully this won’t be the last you hear from us!
Episode 4: Independent Labels Upload date: April 22nd, 2015 Synopsis:In this fourth episode of Band Aides we take a look into the world of record labels; independent record labels to be precise, as the major label world is a whole other kettle of fish. In a music buyer economy that has experienced troubled waters of late, is there still a place for record labels? We ask whether the business models are still relevant, when so many tools and technologies exist to aid bands taking a more hands on, DIY approach.
Episode 3: Management Upload date: April 1st, 2015 Synopsis:In this installment of the Podcast, we delve into the role of the Artist Manager, one of the music business’ most involved and multi-faceted roles. With the aid of 4 international band managers, we take a look at when bands should get a manager, what essential skills a manager must possess and what key functions they perform in service of their roster. We also look at what qualities managers might look for in an artist, and what common misconceptions come part and parcel with the job.
Episode 2 of Band Aides, titled simply ‘Bands’, is out NOW!
Listen below, or download & subscribe via iTunes HERE. For non-iTunes users, you can download & subscribe via RSS HERE .
Episode 2 focuses on the beating heart of the music business: the bands themselves. We interviewed members of professional bands Architects (UK), Stray From The Path (USA) and Funeral For A Friend (UK), and joined them in an analytical overview of their most significant creative and business decisions.
We are proud to present Episode 1 of our Podcast, now live on iTunes. You can listen & download RIGHT HERE & don’t forget to subscribe! (For those not using iTunes, our RSS feed is HERE). Or simply visit our episodes page to stream it!
We would love to hear your feedback on the Podcast, whether on individual episodes or on the series as a whole. If you have any questions, thoughts on subjects or areas of the music business you’d like to hear us address on a future episode, or would perhaps like to guest on the show, then please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode I: Pathways Upload date:March 4th, 2015 Show Notes: In this launch episode, we speak to a cross-section of music industry professionals, from managers to booking agents, from publicists to journalists, and explore the various journeys that have led them to a career in music. Our guests also supply their best advice for success in the field and has them tackle the notorious saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, to get insight into the truth behind the trope.
Guestlist: Anna Bewers – The Agency Group
Terry Bezer – Team Rock Radio, Scuzz TV
Ryan Bird – Rock Sound Magazine
Ray Harkins – No Sleep Records, Peta2
Evange Livanos – Synergy Artist Management
Oliver Mitchell – Bedlam Management, Dine Alone Records
Mike Mowery – Outerloop Management
Emma Van-Duyts – Public City PR
Mark Walker – Kilimanjaro
Band-Aides Podcast will be launching on March 4th, 2015 with our first episode, in which we will take a look at pathways into the Industry. Our second episode is currently scheduled to launch March 18th, 2015, and will look into what life is life in a full time touring band.