Steve's podcast The Future of the Music Business features interviews from visionaries in today's music business, such as Larry Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, artists such as Moby, DJ Spooky and Will Calhoun, attorneys such as Don Passman, and digital music entrepreneurs such as Ted Cohen. You can listen here.
Can you still have financial, as as well as creative, success in the record business? This is my interview with Marc Offenbach, music industry veteran and a member of the team that produced, marketed and distributed "Twenty," an album featuring legendary R&B group, Boyz II Men:
Nick Bodor, co-owner of one of Manhattan's premiere venues for indie music, the Cake Shop, discusses how he used Crowd Funding to survive property taxes and skyrocketing rents in NYC. This podcast was produced with the assistance of NYU Law Student Matt Bartlett.
Jay Frank is founder of DigSin, a new record company which gives away music for free and seeks to make money for itself and its artists by different means
Brian Meece is a co-founder of RocketHub.com, a crowdfunding company.
Paul-Anthony Surdi is a co-founder and partner at CrowdControlMusic.com, a record label, licensing company, management firm, and booking agency.
Ted Cohen is the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, a digital media consulting firm, and former Senior VP of Digital Development & Distribution for EMI Music.
Moby is a recording artist, DJ, producer and songwriter. Moby has also co-written, produced or remixed music for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Public Enemy, Guns 'N' Roses, Metallica and many more.
Don Passman is a leading entertainment attorney and author of All You Need to Know About the Music Business.
Paul D. Miller is known by his stage name DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid. He is an electronic and experimental hip hop musician, turntablist, producer, philosopher, and author.
Will Calhoun is a former member of the iconic rock band Living Colour. He currently tours the world as a solo artist and with various groups, and creates music and video in a variety of genres including world music, jazz, funk and hip hop.
Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard, Lessig was a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where he was founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. He is also one of the founders of Creative Commons, an alternative system for copyright owners who wish to encourage others to use their work in new ways.