PLAY THE MUSIC PODCAST

A weekly show featuring industry-leading commentary from artists, producers and journalists inside the music industry that’ll keep you in the know and at the top of your game.
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Podcast
04/23/2020

FanLabel B-Sides: Celeste Krishna

PLAY THE MUSIC by FANLABEL™ B-Sides Celeste Krishna Pop/rock artist, Celeste Krisha, draws from influences like Van Morrison, Lauryn Hill and Björk, all with her own twist. Mick Brege chats…

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03/10/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 18

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 18 The Live Entertainment Business | #18 On this episode of Play the Music, Jeff and Rich interview Shannon DeVries, Director of Programming and…

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03/04/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 17

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 17 A Masterclass in Music Copyright and Royalties | #17 On this episode of Play the Music, Jeff and Rich interview George Howard, professor…

Podcast
02/21/2020

FanLabel B-Sides: Allium

  PLAY THE MUSIC by FANLABEL™ B-Sides Allium Mick Brege sits down with electronic music producer and singer, Tessa Fornari (aka Allium). She shares what inspired her futuristic image, how…

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02/21/2020

FanLabel B-Sides: Hannah Baiardi

  PLAY THE MUSIC by FANLABEL™ B-Sides Hannah Baiardi Mick Brege sits down with multi-talented jazz/R&B artist, Hannah Baiardi. Together they chat about her creative process, what inspires her writing,…

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02/21/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 16

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 16 Introducing FanLabel B-Sides | #16 Jeff Sloan and Mick Brege introduce “FanLabel B-Sides,” bonus episodes hosted by Mick Brege. In addition to our…

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02/18/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 15

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 15 The “Bones” of the Music Industry | #15 On this episode of Play the Music, Jeff and Mick interview keyboardist, vocalist and harmonica…

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02/11/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 14

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 14 The Master of Mastering Music | #14 On this episode of Play the Music, Jeff and Rich interview Chris Gehringer, Senior Mastering Engineer…

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01/29/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 13

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 13 The Artist & Manager Relationship | #13 On this episode of Play the Music, Jeff and Mick interview Rebecca Sansom, founder and artist…

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01/14/2020

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 12

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 12 The State of Streaming | #12 Did you know that U.S.-based music streams broke one trillion for the first time in 2019? That’s…

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12/23/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 11

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 11 Breaking into Hip-Hop with Rapper R.I.P | #11 We’re chatting with R.I.P about the current state of hip-hop, subgenres and his experience as…

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12/06/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 10

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 10 What goes into getting a song on Billboard’s Hot 100? And what factors into charting when it comes to Christmas music? On this…

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11/04/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 9

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 9 Director Gil Green has translated his creative vision into music videos for the likes of DJ Khaled, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and…

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10/28/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 8

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 8 This week on Play the Music, we’re featuring two women who are no stranger to blending music genres. Stephanie Wagner is founder and…

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10/21/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 7

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 7 This week, we sit down with Matt Miller, culture editor at Esquire, who is no stranger to Play the Music. But just who…

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10/14/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 6

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 6 Ann DeLisi has been an influential tastemaker in the media for over 20 years. Ralphe Armstrong played bass for Aretha Franklin, Santana, Sting…

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10/07/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 5

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 5 How have artists emerged over the years? Rick Smith has sold over 40 million records throughout his career in the music business –…

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09/30/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 4

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 4 We sat down with rising country singer Renee Blair and up-and-coming artist Reginald Hawkins to chat about what exactly the term “rising star”…

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09/20/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 3

  PLAY THE MUSIC™ PODCAST EPISODE 3 Do you ever wonder how a hit song goes from a songwriter’s notebook to becoming cemented into to your favorite artist’s discography? Kelly…

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09/16/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 2

Play the Music™ Podcast Episode 2 This week, we’re again joined by Matt Miller, culture editor at Esquire magazine, and Gavin Rudolph, music industry insider. We went over some of…

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09/06/2019

Play the Music™ Podcast: Episode 1

Play the Music™ Podcast Episode 1 Welcome to the inaugural episode of Play the Music™, FanLabel’s fantasy record label podcast! Tune in to our weekly show featuring industry leading commentary…