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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Twitter:

@Lefsetz

Language:

English


Episodes

Sarah Kendzior

5/28/2020
The oracle from St. Louis, Sarah Kendzior is the author of the bestselling books "The View From Flyover Country" and "Hiding in Plain Sight." You can see her in bits and pieces on MSNBC and Seth Meyers, but here we go deep, covering her life story, tales of self-publishing, fear of selling out to the man and her love of metal music. For a fresh and honest take on today's political landscape, Sarah Kendzior is the one. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:56:36

Roger McNamee

5/21/2020
Writer/investor/musician Roger McNamee was there at the beginning of the tech revolution, ultimately becoming a venture capitalist, most notably with Bono in Elevation Partners. An investor in Facebook, McNamee is now a critic, his book "Zucked" took on the negative consequences of social media. Roger is insightful and articulate and raises the questions that too many in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. do not. Listen as we discuss today's cultural, political and technical landscape....

Duration:01:48:06

Bob Rock

5/14/2020
Musician/engineer/producer Bob Rock has been on every side of it, from a hit record with his band the Payola$ to engineering “Slippery When Wet” to producing the Black Album. Listen to hear stories of Bob seeing the Beatles at the airport in Winnipeg to being in the studio with everybody from Aerosmith to Michael Buble to Van Morrison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:31:03

Titus Welliver

5/7/2020
That's right, Bosch! But you also know Titus from "Deadwood," "Lost," "NYPD Blue" and so many other TV shows and films. Welliver is educated and articulate, a trained actor, he takes his craft seriously. Listen to hear his story, which has enough twists and turns to be a movie itself! Furthermore, you'll get so much insight into being an artist. I truly connected with Titus! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:55:18

Kathy Valentine

4/30/2020
Bassist for the Go-Go's, Kathy Valentine recently published a memoir, "All I Ever Wanted," that is a must-read. Listen as she tells tales of growing up without limits as the daughter of a single parent, venturing to Los Angeles to make it and becoming a member of the Go-Go's. Valentine is articulate and quite the raconteur, you'll dig this. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:53:29

Jake Gold

4/23/2020
Join manager Jake Gold and me as we discuss life in the music business in the new world of Covid-19, along with political and musical differences between Canada and the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:15:10

John Watson

4/16/2020
John Watson started in A&R at Sony Music and then went on to manage Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Midnight Oil and more. Listen to how a guy from Down Under breaks acts internationally. (Recorded live at Australian Music Week.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:29:54

Ken West

4/9/2020
Ken West is a fascinating guy. Most concert promoters are business people, but Ken is an artist. Ken co-created the legendary Australian festival Big Day Out, but first he went to art school. Listen to Ken tell stories about Nick Cave and Christo and his other influences. He's a raconteur as well as an entrepreneur. This podcast was recorded live at Australian Music Week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:27:47

Dawn Bridges

4/2/2020
Dawn Bridges was the head of corporate communications at PolyGram, EMI, Warner Music, Time and even Al Jazeera. Dawn's recent clients include Spotify, Pluto TV and the Harvard Business Review. Hear Dawn's story from UCLA to today, from dealing with Wall Street, stock price is always paramount to CEOs, to the CEOs themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:29:19

Dawn Bridges

4/2/2020
Dawn Bridges was the head of corporate communications at PolyGram, EMI, Warner Music, Time and even Al Jazeera. Dawn's recent clients include Spotify, Pluto TV and the Harvard Business Review. Hear Dawn's story from UCLA to today, from dealing with Wall Street, stock price is always paramount to CEOs, to the CEOs themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:30:51

Michael McCarty

3/26/2020
Chief Membership & Business Development Officer of SOCAN, Michael McCarty is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. McCarty started off as a recording engineer at Jack Richardson's Nimbus 9 and had a long tenure running EMI Music Publishing Canada. Listen to Michael talk about the mission of SOCAN and changes in the music business. You don't have to be Canadian to get this, it's a worldwide business and Toronto is an epicenter of musical development. Learn more about your...

Duration:01:48:33

Dave Stewart

3/19/2020
Musician, writer, producer...listen to hear stories of Dave's upbringing in Sunderland, his band Longdancer's tenure with Elton John and Rocket Records, how he met Annie Lennox and how they borrowed money to make the first Eurythmics album, how he wrote the chorus of Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" and how Dylan called him and they made movies together and... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:02:41:12

Alex Hodges

3/12/2020
The CEO of Nederlander Concerts, Alex Hodges started in Macon with his school buddy Phil Walden and ultimately went from day to day with Otis Redding to agent for the Capricorn bands to the manager for Gregg Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan and...listen for the stories! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:02:07:21

Andy Grammer

3/5/2020
That's right, Mr. "Honey, I'm Good." You've got to listen to this if you're a recording artist, even if you have no idea who Andy Grammer is. We dig down deep into what it's like to be an artist in today's niche-focused world. Grammer is a deep-thinker, and he's also a participant, someone who writes a hundred songs to get two good ones. Andy busked on the Third Street Promenade for years before his breakthrough. Listen to find out how he made it. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:31:47

Emilio Castillo

2/27/2020
Emilio Castillo is the only person who's been in every iteration of Tower of Power. It was a joy talking to Emilio, hearing how he formed the band, their various record deals, rehab, marriage, Bill Graham, Ted Templeman... Even if you think you're not interested in TOP you will love Emilio's stories, learning how he went from there to here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:27:07

The Glorious Sons

2/20/2020
The Glorious Sons are a rock band from Canada, where they have scored ten Top 5 rock tracks and have won two Junos (Canada's Grammys) for Rock Album of the Year. They're presently on tour north and south of the border, lighting up audiences at every stop. Listen as I talk to the band's guitarist and lead singer, as well as their manager and label rep. They don't believe rock is dead. After listening, you might not either! Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:35:09

Al Schmitt

2/13/2020
Al Schmitt is a legendary sound engineer who has worked with everybody from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney to Steely Dan and scores more. Furthermore he produced Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" and Jackson Browne's "Late For The Sky." Al even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, right outside Capitol Records, where he prefers to work to this day. Listen to hear Al's story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:43:00

Larry Mestel

2/6/2020
Founder and CEO of Primary Wave Music, Larry Mestel started out as a CPA and shortly thereafter was drafted by a client to Island Records, and after stints at Arista and Virgin he quit to start Primary Wave, a new wave publishing company with its own marketing department. Listen to hear how Larry and Primary Wave are breaking norms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:34:47

Desmond Child

1/30/2020
Writer/producer/performer Desmond Child gives a master class in songwriting, as well as reciting his history from Miami Beach to Hollywood. Hear how the man wrote "You Give Love A Bad Name" with Bon Jovi and "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" with Aerosmith and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:02:04:45

Pete Wentz

1/23/2020
Musician, songwriter, entrepreneur Pete Wentz is much more than the bassist for Fall Out Boy. Listen to hear about this summer's stadium tour with Green Day and Weezer as well as Pete's upbringing, his love of tennis and the view from the stage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:45:54