ARCHIVE: Interviews

November 02, 2008

IFPI Accuses Blogger of Infringing, Then Interviews Him

Classic.  The International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) emailed Dave Allen, writer editor at music/mp3 blog Pampelmoose, asking him to remove an "infringing" Portishead mp3.  He did, and after so doing, they asked to interview him about blogs, the evolving... Read More

May 14, 2007

The New Artist 2.0

Great, great article in the NY Times yesterday about the new breed of Artist 2.0s in today's online world, the ability to release music and video directly to the public, the ability to interact directly with fans (and the resulting challenges),... Read More

March 14, 2007

Interview With DIY Rocker and Coder, Scott Andrew

Once again, I am inspired by DIY greatness.  Scott Andrew is both creator and coder, rocker and designer, lyricist and melodist. (I think that's a word, right?)Seriously, the guy's got skills.  Musicians and music fans will dig his beautifully written... Read More

December 05, 2006

Interview With MC Frontalot, Nerdcore Hip Hop Playah

Take gangsta rap, replace the ho's, guns, 'n' gangs with computers, codes, and Star Wars references...whaddaya get?  Nerdcore Hip Hop is a growing sub-genre of hip hop where geeks bust rhymes about nerdy subjects.  It's awesome.  (Hit Wikipedia for a... Read More

August 28, 2006

Interview With Louise Molloy-Harris, PR Manager at Quite Great Communications

Quite Great Publicity is a PR agency that specializes in classic bands, such as Madonna, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as new music, film, and eCommerce PR with an arsenal of public relations and word-of-mouth marketing campaign tactics. ... Read More

August 10, 2006

Interview With Bob Baker, Guerrilla Music Marketing Guru

Bob Baker is the mack-daddy of music marketing.  If you've ever surfed music sites on the web, you're bound to have encountered the legendary Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook, by Bob himself.  It's filled with solid, creative, common sense to help... Read More

July 25, 2006

Interview With Jonathan Coulton, Song Writing Machine

Yesterday, I promised an interview with Jonathan Coulton, the  brains, voice, instruments, sound engineer, and warped psyche behind the awe-inspiring, song-crunching Thing A Week project and its zombies, mad scientists, smitten seahorses, giant squid, and other heros and heroines. ... Read More

Jonathan Coulton, and the Thing A Week Project

Jonathan Coulton is an awesome DIY musician success story -- if you haven't yet, check out his stuff.  He writes, records, mixes, and masters his own music on his PC home studio, and does it all friggin' extremely well.  His... Read More

May 16, 2006

Interview With DIY Artist, Brad Sucks

As I mentioned yesterday, Brad (of Brad Sucks) is a successful one-man-band that writes, records, mixes, masters, and sells his own music.  He's managed to build up a huge fan base by encouraging fans to "steal" his music and musicians to... Read More

May 15, 2006

Brad Sucks, The One-Man-Band With Tons of Fans

Brad is my hero.  If you haven't heard him yet, you should check out his stuff.  This guy is a DIY musician poster child -- he writes, records, mixes, masters, and sells all of his own music through his home... Read More

February 08, 2006

Interview With Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music

I had a chance to pick Peter Kirn's brain, the man/myth/legend behind Create Digital Music, about audio production, his blog, his book, his gear, and his sage wisdom.  (See yesterday's quick review of Real World Digital Audio if you missed it). ... Read More

January 26, 2006

Interview with Jonathan Schreiber, Xingtone CEO

I had a chance to speak with Jonathan Schreiber, CEO of Xingtone, about their latest beta service launch, mStore.  As I mentioned yesterday, mStore allows artists to create ringtone stores for their music, and even offers a free mStore option... Read More

January 18, 2006

Interview With Creator, Gideon Marken

I mentioned an interview with Gideon was approaching, and voila. For those unacquainted, Gideon Marken is the programmer/musician that single-handedly built and maintains ArtistServer, a free music-hosting platform that empowers artists with music promotion tools including blogs, podcasts, feeds, newsletters,... Read More

December 12, 2005

Interview With Podcast NYC Creator, Rob Safuto

As promised in my last post about iMusic Flow, an interview with its architect, Rob Safuto of Podcast NYC, follows below. Rob's a blogging, podcasting, and videocasting machine, as well as a indie music (and general media) guru. Check it... Read More

September 30, 2005

Beatmixed Interviews DJ Zebra

Matt Hite at Beatmixed conducts a great interview with DJ Zebra here about the art of spinning, mash-up creation, and bootleg booty. Check it out!... Read More

August 19, 2005

GarageBand: Interview With Patrick Koppula, COO

GarageBand's online, grass-roots, independent music community is an awesome source of exposure, fan feedback, and promotional tools for musicians. They've generated a lot of buzz with a number of cool applications and features: the GarageBand Podcast Studio (a free podcast-creation... Read More

August 10, 2005

Interview With Nathan Albee, CTO

Here at GarageSpin, we are all about the empowerment of artists. So is HotLocalMusic. HotLocalMusic provides artists, venues, managers and labels "with the tools and network relationships to reach music fans, build customer loyalty, and increase profitability." They offer a... Read More

June 20, 2005

Sound Lab: Interview with CEO and Virtual Tour

The new NYC Sound Lab, a subscription membership-based Soundnasium with digital workstations, recording studio, and Beat School, launched in May. Imagine a production center with amazing software and gear you can use any time, and a Beat School that teaches... Read More