Episode 1 - What's the point of the music industry?
Dave Rowntree (Blur)
You want a career in music, but the industry faces unprecedented challenges - so what's the point? Dave Rowntree from Blur has experienced the highs and lows in a changing industry which lacked his vision.
Episode 2 - What's the point of being an artist?
You want to be an artist, but these days being an artist is tough - so what's the point? We talk to independent artist and songwriter Elle Exxe about the many challenges she faces and how she's managing to navigate a rapidly changing industry.
Epidsode 3 - whats the point of writing music?
Kojo Samuel (Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora)
Anyone now can write and release a song, and once you've released it, there's very little money to be made from publishing income. In the digital age, being a creator is tough. So what's the point? In this episode we talk to Kojo Samuel, songwriter, composer, producer and Musical Director for artists such as Stormzy, Jess Glynn and Rita Ora. As well as Stormzy's famous Glastonbury performance, he discusses the importance of diversifying and nurturing a love of creating music, what ever form that takes.
Episode 4 - What's the Point of Recording Music (Mastering)?
Katie Tavini (We Are Scientists, Nadine Shah, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Recording music is an art, but with so little money to be made from it now, what's the point? We talk to Katie Tavini, who's mastered albums for artists such as Arlo Parks, We Are Scientists, Nadine Shah and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, about her career as studio to mastering engineer, from the passion in the process, to the creative and financial challenges producers now face and the importance of keeping the faith.
Episode 5 - What's the point of performing live?
Patch Hannan (The Sundays, The Audience, Newton Faulkner)
Playing live is now a vital part off sustaining a career in the music industry, but with live venues closed and the future uncertain, what's the point? In this episode we talk to tour manager and drummer with The Sundays Patrick Hannan, who talks about his career, starting out and what it's like managing bands on tour. We also delve into what will happen to live music after the pandemic.
EPISODE 6 - WHAT'S THE POINT OF SIGNING A RECORD DEAL?
Everyone wants to makes it! Or so it seems, but what does signing to a record label mean now? What is the difference between an Independent and Major Record label? We talk to award winning Independent Record label owner Simon Raymonde, who owns Bella Union and is also known as being one third of the band Cocteau Twins.
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