20 episodes

Have you ever wondered why some songs are huge hits and others aren't? How exactly does the music industry work and how hard is it to write a hit single these days? Join music producer Luke Jones as he tries to get his head around the complex world of the music industry and takes a deep dive into the challenges modern songwriters face.

Using his 17 years of experience as a full-time music producer and DJ, Luke discusses record labels, publishing companies, music rights as well as several of the key principles of songwriting, as he tries to answer the question, What makes a song, a hit?

Where is MY hit single‪?‬ Luke Jones - Music and podcast producer

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Have you ever wondered why some songs are huge hits and others aren't? How exactly does the music industry work and how hard is it to write a hit single these days? Join music producer Luke Jones as he tries to get his head around the complex world of the music industry and takes a deep dive into the challenges modern songwriters face.

Using his 17 years of experience as a full-time music producer and DJ, Luke discusses record labels, publishing companies, music rights as well as several of the key principles of songwriting, as he tries to answer the question, What makes a song, a hit?

    Music Publishing Vs The General Public. Show me the money!

    Music Publishing Vs The General Public. Show me the money!

    Having spent the last few episodes discussing the bleak realities of music streaming rates, the benefits of music synchronization and the value of sound recording rights, Music producer Luke Jones finishes up his thoughts on the alternatives to releasing music via record labels. 
    Featuring the "Music used in this podcast OFFICIAL CHART COUNTDOWN", a brief apperance from a shady music industry insider who wants to spill the beans and a crash course in Library music and the benefits it offer composers.
    Join Luke as he continues his mission, to demystify the business side of the music industry with anecdotes, real life examples and re-enacted phone calls with members of the music industry
    Here are some links to things that Luke recommends in this series, including the excellent book “Exit Stage Left: The Curious Afterlife of Pop Stars” by Nick Duerden
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 

    • 26 min
    Tv Syncs in the year 2000 and why Kate Bush is still Awesome!

    Tv Syncs in the year 2000 and why Kate Bush is still Awesome!

    Having made the comment that he doesn't think that music streaming platforms represent a particularly lucrative opportunity for composers and songwriters, music producer Luke Jones, begins to lay out his opinions on alternative ways to monetise music. 
    This involves him remembering a phone call from the year 2000 and explaining the awkward financial realities surrounding the cost of releasing music in the pre-streaming era.
    Why did 80’s pop act “Frankie Goes to Hollywood” make so little money compared to music industry legend Kate Bush?
    Join Luke as he continues his mission, to demystify the business side of the music industry with anecdotes, real life examples and re-enacted phone calls with members of the music industry.
    Here are some links to things that Luke recommends in this series, including the excellent book “Exit Stage Left: The Curious Afterlife of Pop Stars” by Nick Duerden
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 

    • 25 min
    #BrokenRecord and the REAL problem with streaming!

    #BrokenRecord and the REAL problem with streaming!

    Almost 18 months into making this documentary podcast series, music producer Luke Jones was approached by a journalist, who wanted a comment from a music industry professional for an article.
    Secretly overjoyed that FINALLY people were considering him a valuable industry commentator, he was quickly dissappointed to learn, that the article was yet another piece about the poor financial returns artists receive from streaming platforms. 
    So what is ACTUALLY going on with this issue?
    Are artists and musicians being completely ripped-off, or is the issue a bit more complicated than it first appears?
    Luke investigates! 
    If you want to check out any of the things Luke talks about in this podcast series, click this link
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 
     

    • 30 min
    How a Young Indie Band was signed by Alan McGee.

    How a Young Indie Band was signed by Alan McGee.

    One thing you rarely hear in the music business, is an honest account of how a band ACTUALLY got signed. 
    Loads of acts are happy to talk about themselves and their music, but often their biography cuts from "we met in high school and started jamming"....to "....and then Sony released our album".
    I don't know about you...but it's the bit inbetween that interests me!
    So when I met a young musician who had been signed by the music industry legend Alan McGee, I jumped at the chance to interview him!
    In this episode, I chat to musician Arwel Brown about his band Young Garbo and how they signed to the new incarnation of Creation Records.
    In the process, we end up mentioning Adele, Oasis, Scott Weiland, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Charli XCX and the concept of a rock star.
    Here are some links to things that Luke recommends, including all of the bands in which Arwel Brown is currently involved with!
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 

    • 21 min
    Critics, Huh! What are they good for?

    Critics, Huh! What are they good for?

    When it comes to your music, everyone has an opinion!
    Your dentist, your taxi driver and even the writers of your local music magazine! 
    Join music producer Luke Jones, and hear his thoughts on critics in all their shapes and forms.
    Featuring references to Pitbull, Bono, Radiohead, Bjork, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and that rubbish 80's band, The Jimothys.
    If you want to check out any of the things Luke talks about in this podcast series, click this link
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 

    • 21 min
    Computers, Radio Playlisting & the old guard - What Happened to Guitar Bands? Part 2

    Computers, Radio Playlisting & the old guard - What Happened to Guitar Bands? Part 2

    One again, Luke is discussing the issue of new guitar bands not getting into the UK chart as frequently as they used to. In an attempt to make sense of the phenomenon, he recounts a memory from his time spent working with an Indie record label and then repeats a converstion he once had at a posh music industry networking event. Join music producer Luke Jones, and hear his thoughts on the current music industry related barriers for new guitar bands. 
    How do we get more guitar bands on the radio?
    If you want to check out any of the things Luke talks about in this podcast series, click this link
    https://linktr.ee/whereisMYhitsinglepodcast
    *****
    Hi, I'm your podcast host Luke Jones. I'm a music and podcast producer and I'm also available for hire.
    If you want bespoke music production, jingles, idents or podcast production you can visit the South Girl Production Music Website for details.
    You can also Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the Where is MY hit single podcast. 
    Enjoy the show! 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

TotallyMexico333 ,

Lols

I like how funny this is and how professional the sound quality and the production is. And great stories from the music biz

ChilliCousin ,

Good time

Not sure how I found this show but I really enjoy it! I have no musical talent or dreams but it’s a great window into the music industry and I’ve started listening to music differently after learning so much from this podcast!

Outside Broadcast ,

Essential listening for unsigned artists trying to make it

I wish I’d discovered this podcast earlier as it would have saved a lot of time and effort…of course I’d have still made mistakes and headed up blind alleys, but different ones. So well put together, informative and - best of all - entertaining!

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