Exploring Music Podcast

Lionel Lodge

The SyncLodge Podcast Series Exploring Music, where we explore the obscure, where we delve in deep, into the vast vaults of great, but maybe, not so known, music and the industry that, for better or worse, supports it.. For each episode we bring together two music industry professionals, to discuss in depth an area of music, and/or the industry, they are passionate about and have an intimate knowledge of. Each episode has a link to a playlist, in the episode description, with all the music and artists mentioned during the conversation. The list is in order of mention. read less
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Season 5

EMP EP 44 Esoteric Music and Collaborations with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping part 1 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 44 Esoteric Music and Collaborations with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping part 1 of 2
In this, Episode 44 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore the history of the legendary Lex Records, esoteric music and great, unusual collaborations, mashups and breaking new ground in music with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping. Part 1 of 2.  For more information visit www.lexrecords.com Tom Brown is the owner of Lex Records, established in 2001 and Lex Films established in 2011. Tom started his career at Warp Records where Lex was initially a Warp sub-label. Tom took it fully independent in 2005. Lex is best known for releasing music by Danger Mouse, MF DOOM, Neon Neon and BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah. In 2011 Lex started production on a series of short films written by Alan Moore and directed by Mitch Jenkins, the films were screened at film festivals worldwide and are now licensed to AMC's Shudder. Lex Films have produced Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins first feature film THE and is developing an original animated series STRATA by comic book creator Tommy Lee Edwards and I Speak Machine  (here’s a concept art reel https://youtu.be/t8lbZqXI3V0).And joining Tom is Will Skeaping who studied History or Art and Italian at the University of Manchester and studied History of Art at the University of Bologna is the co-editor of best-selling Extinction Rebellion handbook 'This Is Not A Drill', which is published by Penguin Books. Will is considered a full-time activist.When he’s not haunting meetings and social occasions as the ghost of climate & ecological future, Will is a Creative Strategist specializing in integrated, scalable, creative brand development; building platforms and campaigns that connect with audiences through culture and technology. That all sounds impressive, but where is the music in all of this? Well, he started his professional career with many years in the music industry, holding positions of radio promotions at Warp Records and then, label manager at Lex Records. Plus, he apparently has amazing taste in music and his parents are cool oddball musicians.The music for this episode is by the Lex Records recording artist GILA from the EPs Trench Tones, and 3 Riders, including tracks Rider 3 (Absent Root), Rider 1 (Dang Wind), I Lose, and Throw This Away. For more information please visit www.lexrecords.comThe EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP EP 45 Esoteric Music and Collaborations with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping part 2 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 45 Esoteric Music and Collaborations with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping part 2 of 2
In this, Episode 45 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore the history of the legendary Lex Records, esoteric music and great, unusual collaborations, mashups and breaking new ground in music with Tom Brown and Will Skeaping. Part 2 of 2.  For more information visit www.lexrecords.com Tom Brown is the owner of Lex Records, established in 2001 and Lex Films established in 2011. Tom started his career at Warp Records where Lex was initially a Warp sub-label. Tom took it fully independent in 2005. Lex is best known for releasing music by Danger Mouse, MF DOOM, Neon Neon and BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah. In 2011 Lex started production on a series of short films written by Alan Moore and directed by Mitch Jenkins, the films were screened at film festivals worldwide and are now licensed to AMC's Shudder. Lex Films have produced Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins first feature film THE and is developing an original animated series STRATA by comic book creator Tommy Lee Edwards and I Speak Machine  (here’s a concept art reel https://youtu.be/t8lbZqXI3V0).And joining Tom is Will Skeaping who studied History or Art and Italian at the University of Manchester and studied History of Art at the University of Bologna is the co-editor of best-selling Extinction Rebellion handbook 'This Is Not A Drill', which is published by Penguin Books. Will is considered a full-time activist.When he’s not haunting meetings and social occasions as the ghost of climate & ecological future, Will is a Creative Strategist specializing in integrated, scalable, creative brand development; building platforms and campaigns that connect with audiences through culture and technology. That all sounds impressive, but where is the music in all of this? Well, he started his professional career with many years in the music industry, holding positions of radio promotions at Warp Records and then, label manager at Lex Records. Plus, he apparently has amazing taste in music and his parents are cool oddball musicians.The music for this episode is by the Lex Records recording artist GILA from the EPs Trench Tones, and 3 Riders, including tracks Rider 3 (Absent Root), Rider 1 (Dang Wind), I Lose, and Throw This Away. For more information please visit www.lexrecords.com The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP EP 46 The Blurred Lines Between Contemporary and Production Music with Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 1 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 46 The Blurred Lines Between Contemporary and Production Music with Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 1 of 2
In this, Episode 46 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore the blurred lines between contemporary music and production music for use in visual productions with industry experts Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 1 of 2 Barry Whittaker-Gilbey, a frequently sought-after music industry consultant specialising in music licensing and synchronisation. He has over 20 years experience in the music industry working with clients and partners as diverse as Samsung, Universal, Warners, Sky TV, Fox, BBC to name a few. He is also a composer in his own right, having credits with a vast range of companies both in the UK and worldwide. He has consistently throughout his career worked at the cutting edge of the music industry and developing technologies.His current list of positions include; Directory/Composer at Energy Music, Head of Sync and Licensing at Kycker, Producer/Composer/Consultant at Hodo Music, Board Member on Sheffield City Region Music Board, and continues to be a Recording Artist and composer.And joining Barry is Brian BurrowsBrian Burrows is a Composer, Producer and Music Publisher who grew up in Liverpool playing on the live music scene, then moved to London aged 18. He spent his formative years as a songwriter/producer working with the likes of Liam Frost, Spek, Longview, Fil Eisler and as a remixer/engineer for many artists including Robbie Williams, Ian Brown and Roger Waters. Brian has been composing music for TV and Film for many years including the scores for the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 film, The Hunt For Tony Blair. His music has been used by many world class TV, Film and ad producers including BBC, Disney, Netflix, Channel 4, ESPN, National Geographic, Sky Sports, CNN, ITV, Amazon, Nokia, Toyota, BMW, Stihl and Becks. The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP EP 47 The Blurred Lines Between Contemporary and Production Music with Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 2 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 47 The Blurred Lines Between Contemporary and Production Music with Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 2 of 2
In this, Episode 46 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore the blurred lines between contemporary music and production music for use in visual productions with industry experts Barry Whittaker-Gilbey and Brian Burrows part 2 of 2 Barry Whittaker-Gilbey, a frequently sought-after music industry consultant specialising in music licensing and synchronisation. He has over 20 years experience in the music industry working with clients and partners as diverse as Samsung, Universal, Warners, Sky TV, Fox, BBC to name a few. He is also a composer in his own right, having credits with a vast range of companies both in the UK and worldwide. He has consistently throughout his career worked at the cutting edge of the music industry and developing technologies.His current list of positions include; Directory/Composer at Energy Music, Head of Sync and Licensing at Kycker, Producer/Composer/Consultant at Hodo Music, Board Member on Sheffield City Region Music Board, and continues to be a Recording Artist and composer.And joining Barry is Brian BurrowsBrian Burrows is a Composer, Producer and Music Publisher who grew up in Liverpool playing on the live music scene, then moved to London aged 18. He spent his formative years as a songwriter/producer working with the likes of Liam Frost, Spek, Longview, Fil Eisler and as a remixer/engineer for many artists including Robbie Williams, Ian Brown and Roger Waters. Brian has been composing music for TV and Film for many years including the scores for the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 film, The Hunt For Tony Blair. His music has been used by many world class TV, Film and ad producers including BBC, Disney, Netflix, Channel 4, ESPN, National Geographic, Sky Sports, CNN, ITV, Amazon, Nokia, Toyota, BMW, Stihl and Becks. The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP EP 48 What Makes A Good Deal with Richard Kirstein part 1 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 48 What Makes A Good Deal with Richard Kirstein part 1 of 2
In this, Episode 48 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore what makes a good deal with music industry deal making expert Richard Kirstein Richard who has a BSc Honors in Music from the City University, London, is author of the book “Music Rights Without Fights” and an expert in music rights with senior level UK, US & European experience. Richard is a seasoned conference speaker and panellist, regular contributor to trade media, trainer and educationalist. He started his career as Head of Film, TV and Media at Zomba Music Publishers and then stepped up to start Leap Music Limited, the first music publishing company inside a UK ad agency, as it was part of BBH Communications. Ten years ago, Richard left Leap to start Resilient Music LLP which brokers music rights agreements for advertisers. Richard also consults for Advertising Production Resources, AKA APR as a their Music Rights Management Consultant. Having just reacquired the Leap catalogue from BBH, Richard is excited to be back in the publishing business with his new entity Richard Kirstein Ltd. For more information please visit https://resilientmusic.com/The music for this episode is by the Lex Records recording artist GILA from the album Energy Demonstrations, including tracks Energy Demonstrations, Perpetual Stew, Hail Force, and Aloe Dip. For more information please visit www.lexrecords.com The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP EP 49 What Makes A Good Deal with Richard Kirstein part 2 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP EP 49 What Makes A Good Deal with Richard Kirstein part 2 of 2
In this, Episode 48 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore what makes a good deal with music industry deal making expert Richard Kirstein Richard who has a BSc Honors in Music from the City University, London, is author of the book “Music Rights Without Fights” and an expert in music rights with senior level UK, US & European experience. Richard is a seasoned conference speaker and panellist, regular contributor to trade media, trainer and educationalist. He started his career as Head of Film, TV and Media at Zomba Music Publishers and then stepped up to start Leap Music Limited, the first music publishing company inside a UK ad agency, as it was part of BBH Communications. Ten years ago, Richard left Leap to start Resilient Music LLP which brokers music rights agreements for advertisers. Richard also consults for Advertising Production Resources, AKA APR as a their Music Rights Management Consultant. Having just reacquired the Leap catalogue from BBH, Richard is excited to be back in the publishing business with his new entity Richard Kirstein Ltd. For more information please visit https://resilientmusic.com/The music for this episode is by the Lex Records recording artist GILA from the album Energy Demonstrations, including tracks Energy Demonstrations, Perpetual Stew, Hail Force, and Aloe Dip. For more information please visit www.lexrecords.com The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.ukThe Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
EMP Ep 50 The Independent Artist Check List with Sophie Small and Rachael Scarsbrook part 1 of 2
Nov 2 2020
EMP Ep 50 The Independent Artist Check List with Sophie Small and Rachael Scarsbrook part 1 of 2
In this, Episode 50 (which is part of Series 5) of the SyncLodge Exploring Music Podcast we explore best practices for the independent music artist, the steps and perspectives needed to build a sustainable career in the music industry. With professional insights into how to build your career, from show strategy to industry relationships. This is the first part of a two part conversation. Sophie Small, COO and Head of Music at Music Gateway cut her teeth in the live sector as an intern and Artist Liaison at Festival Republic before moving to music tech platform, Music Gateway, in 2014. She joined the company as an intern and was promoted through the ranks to Marketing Manager in 2015 and Head of Operations in 2016. At 23, Sophie led her first major UK-wide campaign from inception to fulfilment, managing Music Gateway’s lead team, in partnership with Gibson Brands and Argos & Metropolis. Today, as COO and Head of Music, Sophie manages targets and KPIs across each department. She is passionate about levelling the playing field and empowering independents who need help creating, managing and monetizing their music.  And Joining Sophie is Rachael Scarsbrook.Rachael Scarsbrook works as the Music Promotions Manager at Music Gateway.  Rachael is charged with devising and delivering campaigns to help artists gain exposure across radio, DSPs, TV, Press & Online in order to build their brands and network of fans. She started out in music journalism at age 16 and went on to study journalism at university.  Rachael hosted and produced student radio and was the Music Editor for the student paper in print and online. She has gone on to be published in The 405, The Guardian, GoldFlakePaint, SOUNDS Magazine, Highclouds & Renowned For Sound.  Rach also writes festival reviews for Festival Republic and can be found working the merch desk of MUNA shows throughout the UK. She joined Music Gateway early last year after she sold the CMO a coffee in the cafe where she was working. She is, perhaps, too in love with the city of Los Angeles--a love which blossomed after flying there on a whim to see Haim play for the 36th time.   For more information on Music Gateway please visit www.musicgateway.comThe music for this episode is by the Lex Records recording artist GILA from the album Energy Demonstrations, including tracks Mana Orange, Buffalo 2 Miami, Pacifico Entrancer, and Late Night Fighter. For more information please visit www.lexrecords.com The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. For more information on their services please visit www.thejoint.org.uk The Exploring Music Podcast is produced by SyncLodge, the sync licensing project management system. For more information please visit www.synclodge.com If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show

Season 4

Exploring Music E36 Diversity part 1 of 2 with Alison Wenham and Stuart Dredge
Jul 2 2020
Exploring Music E36 Diversity part 1 of 2 with Alison Wenham and Stuart Dredge
Alison and Stuart discuss Diversity, in the music, in the industry, in the past, in the future, in the world. For some it is a painful reality change, for others it is the obvious way forward.Alison Wenham has worked in the music industry for over 40 years and is one of the most experienced and well-known international practitioners in the business.Founding AIM, Association of Independent Music in 1999, she has been Chairman and CEO since inception. Alison developed AIM’s strength and visibility in representing the British music industry SMEs at a political level, working closely with government departments to shape and advise on legislation relevant to the industry.Prior to founding AIM, Alison was MD at BMG Conifer International (UK), having sold Conifer Records (which under her direction had grown to be the UK’s largest independent record and distribution company in the specialist music field) to BMG in 1994.In 2006 Alison was elected as founding Chairman of WIN, the Worldwide Independent Network comprising over 25 independent trade associations representing thousands of independent music companies globally.  She is a founding Board Member of IMPALA, the European organisation representing the interests of small record companies and publishers in Europe, a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, was a founding Board Director of Merlin, the independent global rights licensing agency, and also UKMusic, the body representing the UK Music Industry; she attends PPL and VPL Board meetings and sits on a variety of government and industry committees.In 2006, Alison was inducted into the MMF Roll of Honour , and in March 2009 she was presented with a Special Achievement award by Music Week, for 10 years of AIM. She has featured in Billboard’s Top Women in Music every year since publication.In 2010, Alison was honoured with an OBE. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government for services to culture Stuart Dredge is a journalist with 20 years' experience covering technology, games, the music industry and children's media. He writes the Music Ally's daily news bulletin and contributes to the company's fortnightly report as well as joining in on the Music Ally TV Show on Youtube. Plus, Stuart writes weekly for The Week Junior, a bi-monthly mobile games column for the Guardian; and features for the Observer and Medium. Twice a year, he does blogging and socials for Reed Midem at its MIPTV and MIPCOM television-industry conferences. Stuart also has a new site focused on children's tech called ContempoPlay. Past freelance clients include the Sunday Times, CNET, Medium's CuePoint, Stylus and T3. The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Links:AIM https://www.aim.org.uk/WIN https://Support the show
Exploring Music E37 Diversity part 2 of 2 with Alison Wenham and Stuart Dredge
Jul 2 2020
Exploring Music E37 Diversity part 2 of 2 with Alison Wenham and Stuart Dredge
Alison and Stuart discuss Diversity, in the music, in the industry, in the past, in the future, in the world. For some it is a painful reality change, for others it is the obvious way forward.Alison Wenham has worked in the music industry for over 40 years and is one of the most experienced and well-known international practitioners in the business.Founding AIM, Association of Independent Music in 1999, she has been Chairman and CEO since inception. Alison developed AIM’s strength and visibility in representing the British music industry SMEs at a political level, working closely with government departments to shape and advise on legislation relevant to the industry.Prior to founding AIM, Alison was MD at BMG Conifer International (UK), having sold Conifer Records (which under her direction had grown to be the UK’s largest independent record and distribution company in the specialist music field) to BMG in 1994.In 2006 Alison was elected as founding Chairman of WIN, the Worldwide Independent Network comprising over 25 independent trade associations representing thousands of independent music companies globally.  She is a founding Board Member of IMPALA, the European organisation representing the interests of small record companies and publishers in Europe, a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, was a founding Board Director of Merlin, the independent global rights licensing agency, and also UKMusic, the body representing the UK Music Industry; she attends PPL and VPL Board meetings and sits on a variety of government and industry committees.In 2006, Alison was inducted into the MMF Roll of Honour , and in March 2009 she was presented with a Special Achievement award by Music Week, for 10 years of AIM. She has featured in Billboard’s Top Women in Music every year since publication.In 2010, Alison was honoured with an OBE. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government for services to culture Stuart Dredge is a journalist with 20 years' experience covering technology, games, the music industry and children's media. He writes the Music Ally's daily news bulletin and contributes to the company's fortnightly report as well as joining in on the Music Ally TV Show on Youtube. Plus, Stuart writes weekly for The Week Junior, a bi-monthly mobile games column for the Guardian; and features for the Observer and Medium. Twice a year, he does blogging and socials for Reed Midem at its MIPTV and MIPCOM television-industry conferences. Stuart also has a new site focused on children's tech called ContempoPlay. Past freelance clients include the Sunday Times, CNET, Medium's CuePoint, Stylus and T3. The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Links:AIM https://www.aim.org.uk/WIN https://Support the show
Exploring Music E38 Contemporary and Underground Jazz part 1 of 2 with Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson
Jul 2 2020
Exploring Music E38 Contemporary and Underground Jazz part 1 of 2 with Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson
For this episode, which is titled Contemporary and Underground Jazz, Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson discuss what is on the forefront of today's Jazz scene.Karina Byrne, who has a 1st Class Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance, Recording, Music Management and Sound Design from the University of West London holds the position of Music Supervisor at Cord Worldwide where she works across music Licensing and Supervision for advertising campaigns with brands such as Agent Provocateur, JLR, Vodafone, Shell and BT.Ellis is an Advertising Creative Manager who is passionate around the world of music. He DJs across numerous Venues in his spare time. With his job he looks at the Strategy & Designing of campaigns which includes working with the likes of Sony, Atlantic & Universal.Ellis is also an experienced Saxophonist and Jazz vocalist, Ellis is now looking at the industry from the enjoyment of a listener. Jazz has been a focal point to his music discovery, looking at how its origins have now influenced the modern industry.The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
Exploring Music E40 The Devaluation of Music part 1 of 2 with Jay Mistry and Helienne Lindvall
Jul 2 2020
Exploring Music E40 The Devaluation of Music part 1 of 2 with Jay Mistry and Helienne Lindvall
For this episode, which is titled ‘The Devaluation of Music’ Helienne and Jay discuss what has and is happening to the value of music and what can be done to turn it around.Jay Mistry is a Music Industry Consultant and CEO at JM Consultancy. Jay has decades of experience in consulting and driving innovation in the music industry. He is a highly motivated, innovative and experienced professional who has built a global reputation in advising music companies and individuals on how to decipher and evaluate their assets and music rights, implement procedures, realise their goals and to reach or exceed financial targets. Jay has been on the inside of most sides of the publishing industry including his start with 9 years at PRS, the UK PRO and following that with close to 9 years at BMG managing innovations in their royalty tracking systems. In the over 16 years since leaving BMG Jay has brought innovative changes to a quite diverse list of entertainment companies including The Discovery Channel, Music Sales Group, Montreux Jazz Festival and many, many more. And to back up his reputation is hundreds of peer endorsements on LinkedIn. Jay is also currently managing the careers of Sarah DeCourcy, who is a producer and a composer, Simon Tellier, a drummer for, among others, The Pet Shop Boys, Jamie Wright who is a composer for visual media and Fred Bux who is also a media composer.https://www.jmconsultancy.biz/Helienne Lindvall is on the Board of Directors of the Ivors Academy of Music Creators which used to be called the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors or BASCA. She also holds the position of Director of Business Development and Artist Relations UK for Landr Audio Inc, a music creator platform whose core service is AI music mastering. Helienne is also an award-winning professional songwriter and musician who has written with and for major recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Plus, she has a long history as a music and media writer for publications including weekly columns for the Guardian newspaper. Previously Helienne has held positions of Head of Business & Songwriter relations for the song data management platform Auddly, Director of Industry Relations Europe for VEVA Sound and is regularly invited to discuss music industry topics on Sky TV and the BBC.https://www.linkedin.com/in/helienne-lindvall-a2448920/The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WVZLRF49C7Y6A&source=url)Support the show
Exploring Music E41 The Devaluation of Music part 2 of 2 with Jay Mistry and Helienne Lindvall
Jul 2 2020
Exploring Music E41 The Devaluation of Music part 2 of 2 with Jay Mistry and Helienne Lindvall
For this episode, which is titled ‘The Devaluation of Music’ Helienne and Jay discuss what has and is happening to the value of music and what can be done to turn it around.Jay Mistry is a Music Industry Consultant and CEO at JM Consultancy. Jay has decades of experience in consulting and driving innovation in the music industry. He is a highly motivated, innovative and experienced professional who has built a global reputation in advising music companies and individuals on how to decipher and evaluate their assets and music rights, implement procedures, realise their goals and to reach or exceed financial targets. Jay has been on the inside of most sides of the publishing industry including his start with 9 years at PRS, the UK PRO and following that with close to 9 years at BMG managing innovations in their royalty tracking systems. In the over 16 years since leaving BMG Jay has brought innovative changes to a quite diverse list of entertainment companies including The Discovery Channel, Music Sales Group, Montreux Jazz Festival and many, many more. And to back up his reputation is hundreds of peer endorsements on LinkedIn. Jay is also currently managing the careers of Sarah DeCourcy, who is a producer and a composer, Simon Tellier, a drummer for, among others, The Pet Shop Boys, Jamie Wright who is a composer for visual media and Fred Bux who is also a media composer.https://www.jmconsultancy.biz/Helienne Lindvall is on the Board of Directors of the Ivors Academy of Music Creators which used to be called the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors or BASCA. She also holds the position of Director of Business Development and Artist Relations UK for Landr Audio Inc, a music creator platform whose core service is AI music mastering. Helienne is also an award-winning professional songwriter and musician who has written with and for major recording artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Plus, she has a long history as a music and media writer for publications including weekly columns for the Guardian newspaper. Previously Helienne has held positions of Head of Business & Songwriter relations for the song data management platform Auddly, Director of Industry Relations Europe for VEVA Sound and is regularly invited to discuss music industry topics on Sky TV and the BBC.https://www.linkedin.com/in/helienne-lindvall-a2448920/The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
Exploring Music E39 Contemporary and Underground Jazz part 2 of 2 with Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson
Jul 3 2020
Exploring Music E39 Contemporary and Underground Jazz part 2 of 2 with Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson
For this episode, which is titled Contemporary and Underground Jazz, Karina Byrne and Ellis Johnson discuss what is on the forefront of today's Jazz scene.Karina Byrne, who has a 1st Class Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance, Recording, Music Management and Sound Design from the University of West London holds the position of Music Supervisor at Cord Worldwide where she works across music Licensing and Supervision for advertising campaigns with brands such as Agent Provocateur, JLR, Vodafone, Shell and BT.Ellis is an Advertising Creative Manager who is passionate around the world of music. He DJs across numerous Venues in his spare time. With his job he looks at the Strategy & Designing of campaigns which includes working with the likes of Sony, Atlantic & Universal.Ellis is also an experienced Saxophonist and Jazz vocalist, Ellis is now looking at the industry from the enjoyment of a listener. Jazz has been a focal point to his music discovery, looking at how its origins have now influenced the modern industry.The EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
Exploring Music E42 The Long Arc of Jazz part 1 of 2 with Rens Newland and Martin Fuss
Jul 3 2020
Exploring Music E42 The Long Arc of Jazz part 1 of 2 with Rens Newland and Martin Fuss
For this episode, which is titled ‘The Long Arch of Jazz’ we are very fortunate to have with us, Rens Newland and Martin Fuss, who collectively run Jive Music Austria with Rens handling the label and marketing management and Martin handling the financial side with both of them managing the A&R duties.Rens is a master guitarist from Holland who has made his unique mark on the music scene through decades of tireless, dedicated work. Starting with his early years as a pop guitarist, he quickly transitioned into Blues and Jazz. This evolution led him to be a part of the Jazz-Rock revolution, and the USA Billboards Charts’ success of his first album with the band Scope. Among his notable accomplishments over his more than 4-decades musical career, is his work as musical Director and Guitarist for Gloria Gaynor and for The Supremes. Rens is a quadruple musical threat. He is a guitarist, producer, composer, and orchestrator, he has recorded over a dozen - mostly Jazz or Fusion jazz - albums under his own name, plus many more with other projects like the famous Ostinato, plus he is on numerous albums as a side-man.http://www.rensnewland.com/http://jivemusic.at/index.php/artists/n/rens-newlandMartin’s musical education started at the age of 12 with classical clarinet lessons - but shortly after he changed to the tenorsax. He completed his studies at the Conservatory of Music, Vienna (master of arts) and the Berklee College of Music(Boston/USA). He is one of the most demanded studio and session players as well as jazz soloist in styles ranging from small jazz groups to big band and also plays in orchestral settings. Since 1991 he is teaching at the University of Music in Vienna and is endorser for Schagerl Saxophones and D'ADDARIO PERFORMING ARTISTS.http://martinfuss.com/http://jivemusic.at/index.php/artists/f/martin-fussThe EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at Bizzyman Studio of Vienna, Austria. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show
Exploring Music E43 The Long Arc of Jazz part 2 of 2 with Rens Newland and Martin Fuss
Jul 3 2020
Exploring Music E43 The Long Arc of Jazz part 2 of 2 with Rens Newland and Martin Fuss
For this episode, which is titled ‘The Long Arch of Jazz’ Rens Newland and Martin Fuss, who collectively run Jive Music Austria, dig in deep into the traditional and the extreme corners of the music that has influenced everything.Rens is a master guitarist from Holland who has made his unique mark on the music scene through decades of tireless, dedicated work. Starting with his early years as a pop guitarist, he quickly transitioned into Blues and Jazz. This evolution led him to be a part of the Jazz-Rock revolution, and the USA Billboards Charts’ success of his first album with the band Scope. Among his notable accomplishments over his more than 4-decades musical career, is his work as musical Director and Guitarist for Gloria Gaynor and for The Supremes. Rens is a quadruple musical threat. He is a guitarist, producer, composer, and orchestrator, he has recorded over a dozen - mostly Jazz or Fusion jazz - albums under his own name, plus many more with other projects like the famous Ostinato, plus he is on numerous albums as a side-man.http://www.rensnewland.com/http://jivemusic.at/index.php/artists/n/rens-newlandMartin’s musical education started at the age of 12 with classical clarinet lessons - but shortly after he changed to the tenorsax. He completed his studies at the Conservatory of Music, Vienna (master of arts) and the Berklee College of Music(Boston/USA). He is one of the most demanded studio and session players as well as jazz soloist in styles ranging from small jazz groups to big band and also plays in orchestral settings. Since 1991 he is teaching at the University of Music in Vienna and is endorser for Schagerl Saxophones and D'ADDARIO PERFORMING ARTISTS.http://martinfuss.com/http://jivemusic.at/index.php/artists/f/martin-fussThe EMP theme music players are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. The music played through the conversation was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at Bizzyman Studio of Vienna, Austria. If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production of future episodes.Support the show

Season 2

Exploring Music E 16 Music Industry Longevity part 01 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Dec 30 2019
Exploring Music E 16 Music Industry Longevity part 01 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Music Industry Longevity - Eddy Temple-Morris and Andy Strange discuss their very successful and long careers and how they managed to sustain and build their careers. This is their first meeting in 30 years.Click to listen to a Spotify playlist with all the music mentioned in this episode, all listed in order of mention.Please take our survey and let us know what you think, any and all feedback is very appreciated.  Eddy Temple-Morris, who has worked in what could be termed as the Entertainment Industry Plus for over 27 years, has extensive experience as a radio presenter and a radio show producer including years of duty at BBC Radio One, Atlantic 252’s On The Edge, The Remix show on XFM and his current position as a presenter on Virgin Radio.  His TV experience includes producer and presenter for MTV’s Up For It, presenter on Channel 5’s chart show, producer and presenter for ITV’s This Way Up, presenter for Channel 4’s Mobile One The Grid.He’s been music curator for festivals, TV and radio shows, even music for The Queen’s summer exhibition plus the favorite tour DJ of The Prodigy, Placebo and Pendulum. He’s produced and composed music used by Films and TV shows including Game Of Thrones and CSI, and video games like Far Cry. He is undeniable proof you can get through this business while being nice to people. Plus he is Chair of the Music Board of mental health charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and involved with a new game changing mental health start up and non-profit called My Black Dog. He is on a mission to get men to be more like women, by this he means to communicate their feelings more openly and for people to realise that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. He moves, like a benevolent vapor, between the worlds of music, radio, TV, cars, food, wine and mental health. One day he’ll do something that joins all these things. We wish you luck on that.And joining Eddy is Andy Strange who, for over 30 years, has worked as recording engineer, mix engineer and/or producer. He worked as the assistant and engineer for the legendary Sir George Martin for 15 years and has engineered for dozens of number 1 albums and artists including The Pretenders, Natalie Imbruglia, Burt Bacharach, Mark Knopfler, Bush, George Rafferty, Pulp, John Lennon, Elton John, Duffy, Celin Dion, Cher, Michael Jackson, The Fugees, Paul Young, Robbie Williams and on and on. He currently runs his own studio called Strange World which has both vintage analogue and modern digital systems offering Mixing, Mastering, Recording, Live Recording and Remote Mixing services. You can find in-depth information regarding their services at strangeworld.co.uk.The background music players on this episode are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. All other elements of the music was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, themes and/or guests, or comments on this episode, please let us know.If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production expenses and let us afford to travel to far off lands to interview some of the most interesting and experienced music industry proSupport the show
Exploring Music E 17 Music Industry Longevity part 02 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Dec 30 2019
Exploring Music E 17 Music Industry Longevity part 02 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Music Industry Longevity - Eddy Temple-Morris and Andy Strange discuss their very successful and long careers and how they managed to sustain and build their careers. This is their first meeting in 30 years.Click to listen to a Spotify playlist with all the music mentioned in this episode, all listed in order of mention.Please take our survey and let us know what you think, any and all feedback is very appreciated.  Eddy Temple-Morris, who has worked in what could be termed as the Entertainment Industry Plus for over 27 years, has extensive experience as a radio presenter and a radio show producer including years of duty at BBC Radio One, Atlantic 252’s On The Edge, The Remix show on XFM and his current position as a presenter on Virgin Radio.  His TV experience includes producer and presenter for MTV’s Up For It, presenter on Channel 5’s chart show, producer and presenter for ITV’s This Way Up, presenter for Channel 4’s Mobile One The Grid.He’s been music curator for festivals, TV and radio shows, even music for The Queen’s summer exhibition plus the favorite tour DJ of The Prodigy, Placebo and Pendulum. He’s produced and composed music used by Films and TV shows including Game Of Thrones and CSI, and video games like Far Cry. He is undeniable proof you can get through this business while being nice to people. Plus he is Chair of the Music Board of mental health charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and involved with a new game changing mental health start up and non-profit called My Black Dog. He is on a mission to get men to be more like women, by this he means to communicate their feelings more openly and for people to realise that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. He moves, like a benevolent vapor, between the worlds of music, radio, TV, cars, food, wine and mental health. One day he’ll do something that joins all these things. We wish you luck on that.And joining Eddy is Andy Strange who, for over 30 years, has worked as recording engineer, mix engineer and/or producer. He worked as the assistant and engineer for the legendary Sir George Martin for 15 years and has engineered for dozens of number 1 albums and artists including The Pretenders, Natalie Imbruglia, Burt Bacharach, Mark Knopfler, Bush, George Rafferty, Pulp, John Lennon, Elton John, Duffy, Celin Dion, Cher, Michael Jackson, The Fugees, Paul Young, Robbie Williams and on and on. He currently runs his own studio called Strange World which has both vintage analogue and modern digital systems offering Mixing, Mastering, Recording, Live Recording and Remote Mixing services. You can find in-depth information regarding their services at strangeworld.co.uk.The background music players on this episode are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. All other elements of the music was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, themes and/or guests, or comments on this episode, please let us know.If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production expenses and let us afford to travel to far off lands to interview some of the most interesting and experienced music industry proSupport the show
Exploring Music E 18 Music Industry Longevity part 03 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Dec 30 2019
Exploring Music E 18 Music Industry Longevity part 03 of 03 with Eddy Temple Morris and Andy Strange
Music Industry Longevity - Eddy Temple-Morris and Andy Strange discuss their very successful and long careers and how they managed to sustain and build their careers. This is their first meeting in 30 years.Click to listen to a Spotify playlist with all the music mentioned in this episode, all listed in order of mention.Please take our survey and let us know what you think, any and all feedback is very appreciated.  Eddy Temple-Morris, who has worked in what could be termed as the Entertainment Industry Plus for over 27 years, has extensive experience as a radio presenter and a radio show producer including years of duty at BBC Radio One, Atlantic 252’s On The Edge, The Remix show on XFM and his current position as a presenter on Virgin Radio.  His TV experience includes producer and presenter for MTV’s Up For It, presenter on Channel 5’s chart show, producer and presenter for ITV’s This Way Up, presenter for Channel 4’s Mobile One The Grid.He’s been music curator for festivals, TV and radio shows, even music for The Queen’s summer exhibition plus the favorite tour DJ of The Prodigy, Placebo and Pendulum. He’s produced and composed music used by Films and TV shows including Game Of Thrones and CSI, and video games like Far Cry. He is undeniable proof you can get through this business while being nice to people. Plus he is Chair of the Music Board of mental health charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and involved with a new game changing mental health start up and non-profit called My Black Dog. He is on a mission to get men to be more like women, by this he means to communicate their feelings more openly and for people to realise that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. He moves, like a benevolent vapor, between the worlds of music, radio, TV, cars, food, wine and mental health. One day he’ll do something that joins all these things. We wish you luck on that.And joining Eddy is Andy Strange who, for over 30 years, has worked as recording engineer, mix engineer and/or producer. He worked as the assistant and engineer for the legendary Sir George Martin for 15 years and has engineered for dozens of number 1 albums and artists including The Pretenders, Natalie Imbruglia, Burt Bacharach, Mark Knopfler, Bush, George Rafferty, Pulp, John Lennon, Elton John, Duffy, Celin Dion, Cher, Michael Jackson, The Fugees, Paul Young, Robbie Williams and on and on. He currently runs his own studio called Strange World which has both vintage analogue and modern digital systems offering Mixing, Mastering, Recording, Live Recording and Remote Mixing services. You can find in-depth information regarding their services at strangeworld.co.uk.The background music players on this episode are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. All other elements of the music was composed, engineered and mixed by Lionel Lodge.This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, themes and/or guests, or comments on this episode, please let us know.If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production expenses and let us afford to travel to far off lands to interview some of the most interesting and experienced music industry proSupport the show
Exploring Music E 19 80s Funk and Soul part 01 of 02 with Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton
Dec 30 2019
Exploring Music E 19 80s Funk and Soul part 01 of 02 with Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton
For this episode, which is titled ‘ 80’s Funk and Soul’ we are very fortunate to have with us Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton. Click to listen to a Spotify playlist with all the music mentioned in the 2 parts of this conversation, all listed in order of mention. Please take our survey and let us know what you think, any and all feedback is very appreciated.  Daniel Altendorff, who has a BA (Hons) in Media Studies from the University of Portsmouth started in the music industry as co-founder of the still operational Concrete Music with duties which includes running weekly, new music nights at a number of different venues in London and Portsmouth and stage management for a number of UK festivals. On top of this Daniel worked his way up from Music Assistant to Key Account Manager at Universal Music’s Production Music division. He made the move of leaving Universal in 2018 for No Sheet Music where Daniel holds the position of Business Development ManagerAnd joining Daniel is Jeremy Newton who has a degree in History and International Relations from the Nottingham Trent University started his working career as Account Manager at Acylicize where they create bespoke Art & Installations for all types of interiors. From there he moved over to be the Business Development Manager at The Odyssey Media Collective where they produce hi-speed video production. He then took a year away from Odyssey to work freelance as a Business Development Manager at video production company Run Productions. At the same time Jeremy started, and has continued to this day working as a DJ, Promoter and Radio Host under the name Uncle Vibes, playing regularly at renowned London venues in addition to festivals including Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Boomtown, hosting the monthly Adelphoi Show on Soho Radio, promoting various parties rooted in groove including the legendary Open Vinyl Sessions that has graced Ronnie Scott's, The Hospital Club, The Groucho Club and Paradise and is currently resident at O'Meara, Jack Solomons, and Strongroom Studios. After a year at Run Productions Jeremy returned to Odyssey where he took up the position of video Producer. But in 2015 he joined Adelphoi Music at his current position of Music Supervisor overseeing and delivering bespoke compositions, sound design and sync for national and international advertising content for brands including BMW, Stella Artois, KFC, HSBC, Amazon and more.We decided that just conversation on podcasts was lacking atmosphere, so we have written and recorded unique music for each conversation. The players on this episode are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, themes and/or guests, or comments on this episode, please let us know.If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production expenses and let us afford to travel to far off lands to interview some of the most interesting and experienced music industry professionals about the music they treasure.Support the showSupport the show
Exploring Music E 20 80s Funk and Soul part 02 of 02 with Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton
Dec 30 2019
Exploring Music E 20 80s Funk and Soul part 02 of 02 with Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton
For this episode, which is titled ‘ 80’s Funk and Soul’ we are very fortunate to have with us Daniel Altendorff and Jeremy Newton.  Click to listen to a Spotify playlist with all the music mentioned in the 2 parts of this conversation, all listed in order of mention. Please take our survey and let us know what you think, any and all feedback is very appreciated.  Daniel Altendorff, who has a BA (Hons) in Media Studies from the University of Portsmouth started in the music industry as co-founder of the still operational Concrete Music with duties which includes running weekly, new music nights at a number of different venues in London and Portsmouth and stage management for a number of UK festivals. On top of this Daniel worked his way up from Music Assistant to Key Account Manager at Universal Music’s Production Music division. He made the move of leaving Universal in 2018 for No Sheet Music where Daniel holds the position of Business Development ManagerAnd joining Daniel is Jeremy Newton who has a degree in History and International Relations from the Nottingham Trent University started his working career as Account Manager at Acylicize where they create bespoke Art & Installations for all types of interiors. From there he moved over to be the Business Development Manager at The Odyssey Media Collective where they produce hi-speed video production. He then took a year away from Odyssey to work freelance as a Business Development Manager at video production company Run Productions. At the same time Jeremy started, and has continued to this day working as a DJ, Promoter and Radio Host under the name Uncle Vibes, playing regularly at renowned London venues in addition to festivals including Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Boomtown, hosting the monthly Adelphoi Show on Soho Radio, promoting various parties rooted in groove including the legendary Open Vinyl Sessions that has graced Ronnie Scott's, The Hospital Club, The Groucho Club and Paradise and is currently resident at O'Meara, Jack Solomons, and Strongroom Studios. After a year at Run Productions Jeremy returned to Odyssey where he took up the position of video Producer. But in 2015 he joined Adelphoi Music at his current position of Music Supervisor overseeing and delivering bespoke compositions, sound design and sync for national and international advertising content for brands including BMW, Stella Artois, KFC, HSBC, Amazon and more.We decided that just conversation on podcasts was lacking atmosphere, so we have written and recorded unique music for each conversation. The players on this episode are Joe Schirl on bass guitar and Peter Mayerhofer on hand pan. This episode conversation was recorded at The Joint in the Kings Cross area of London, England. Click here for more information on their services. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, themes and/or guests, or comments on this episode, please let us know.If you wish to support us in producing this podcast series, please click the donate button. Any and all help will be put towards production expenses and let us afford to travel to far off lands to interview some of the most interesting and experienced music industry professionals about the music they treasure.Support the showSupport the show