11 episodes

Welcome to Fair Pay for Ever Play!


Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an Industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past.


Join our journey in this podcast to explore how new music technology can result in to a more fair and transparent royalties distributions for the entire industry.


Through the conversations with music industry professionals working as artists, writers, collection societies, publishers, labels or otherwise having an influence on music technology we hope to have more context on how music royalties work like in real life and discover best practices on how we can together help unlock value in music, the industry we all love and hold dear.


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Fair Pay for Every Play Utopia Music

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Welcome to Fair Pay for Ever Play!


Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an Industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past.


Join our journey in this podcast to explore how new music technology can result in to a more fair and transparent royalties distributions for the entire industry.


Through the conversations with music industry professionals working as artists, writers, collection societies, publishers, labels or otherwise having an influence on music technology we hope to have more context on how music royalties work like in real life and discover best practices on how we can together help unlock value in music, the industry we all love and hold dear.


Subscribe now to stay up to date with the latest episodes!

    Ray Farrell: TikTok, Tech and The Orchard

    Ray Farrell: TikTok, Tech and The Orchard

    This week on Fair Pay for Every Play, host Kristian Luoma talks about TikTok and technology with Ray Farrell. As a teenager, Ray developed an interest in how accessible physical records were to purchase in record stores. This intrigue fuelled his career in the music industry and today he is the Director of Content Acquisition at The Orchard.

    • 21 min
    Vince Bannon: Looking at the Visuals of Music

    Vince Bannon: Looking at the Visuals of Music

    On this episode of Fair Pay for Every Play, host Kristian Luoma is joined by the CEO of So.Co, Vince Bannon. With over 40 years of experience in the creative arts, Vince declares a love of “the art of music” and has combined photography and music in a fulfilling career.






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    • 19 min
    Nona Hendryx: The Business of Music

    Nona Hendryx: The Business of Music

    On this week’s episode of Fair Pay for Every Play, host Kristian Luoma, sits down with singer, songwriter and record producer, Nona Hendryx to discuss the economics of music. There is a business in music, and it is worth billions. However, importantly for artists, there is sentimental and artistic value worth its equivalent.






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    • 26 min
    Tony Van Veen: Top Tips for Independent Artists to Maximise Revenue

    Tony Van Veen: Top Tips for Independent Artists to Maximise Revenue

    In this week’s episode of Fair Pay for Every Play with Utopia Music, host Kristian Luoma is joined by Tony Van Veen to discuss the relationship between independent musicians and streaming services. Whilst studying at college, Tony was first introduced to the world of DIY music and once he had a taste for it, he knew that was the career he wanted to pursue. Now, he is the CEO of DIY Media Group; a collective of innovative companies aiming to make it easier for creators to distribute and monetise their work.






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    • 21 min
    John Acquaviva & Ali Samadpour: The Past, The Present and The Future of NFTs

    John Acquaviva & Ali Samadpour: The Past, The Present and The Future of NFTs

    This week Fair Pay for Every Play host, Kristian Luoma, is joined by not one, but two guests. They are John Acquaviva and Ali Samadpour, who together have collaborated in writing an article about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and how they may benefit the music industry and help towards fair reward for artists.


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    • 29 min
    Richard Zijlma: Looking to the Past to Secure the Future of Live Events

    Richard Zijlma: Looking to the Past to Secure the Future of Live Events

    In this week’s episode of Fair Pay for Every Play, host Kristian Luoma is joined by Richard Ziljma and together they look back at the last 30 years of the live music industry and predict what it may look like post global pandemic.


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    • 19 min

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