Engineer and producer Trina Shoemaker explains to ArtistsHouse's George Howard why a producer or engineer has to sometimes work with artists or music that they personally may not like, and how to cope with such situations.
Engineer and producer Trina Shoemaker explains to a group of students at Loyola University, New Orleans how she has stayed motivated throughout her career.
Robert Reynolds discusses how he scouts for new artists. He explains the first steps are finding bands that exhibit good song writing, vocalization and instrumentation. Additional considerations include judging the bands ability to eventually sign with a major label and whether they will get radio play time.
Infectious Music Industries is a New Orleans based company that does marketing, management, booking, tour management, graphic design, publicity, and street teams for Independent bands. In this segment, they visit Loyola University to talk about the ins and outs of their business.
Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, discusses whether emerging artists who are currently independent should try to remain independent, or instead seek major-label support.
Island Records founder Chris Blackwell gives advice to emerging artists on how best to exploit traditional and new methods to build the dedicated fan base that will be your launch pad to widespread success.
Island Records founder Chris Blackwell shares his view on the problems facing the music industry today, especially as regards the dominance of finance and accounting concerns over creative and artist-development concerns, and the consequences of this situation.
Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, discusses what it was like to work with Tom Waits, and assesses his own contributions to Waits career with Island.