9 episodes

Just what do music managers, record label owners and festival founders do, and how can you become one? Stuart Stubbs attempts to unpack the different roles within the music industry by talking to the people who felt compelled to start their own successful businesses and projects within this brilliant and silly world.

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    • Entrepreneurship

Just what do music managers, record label owners and festival founders do, and how can you become one? Stuart Stubbs attempts to unpack the different roles within the music industry by talking to the people who felt compelled to start their own successful businesses and projects within this brilliant and silly world.

    The Manager – Catalyst Music founder Guv Singh

    The Manager – Catalyst Music founder Guv Singh

    Guv Singh had to make a choice – between his desert company delivering puddings to stoned students, and turning his rave promotions hustle into a management company at the heart of Afroswing. Spoiler: he chose the latter, after a flood, investing in a trampoline park and a job at Philip Green's Arcadia that sucked. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    The Songwriter – Eg White

    The Songwriter – Eg White

    An investigation into the world of professional songwriting with Eg White – a man who believes that how much he stands to make from writing songs with artists is intrinsically unfair on THEM, having penned huge hits for Adele, Will Young, James Blunt, Celine Dion and countless others.


    This is the story of how being a songwriter for others can be the most profitable profession in the music industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    The Press Officer – MBC PR founder Barbara Charone

    The Press Officer – MBC PR founder Barbara Charone

    Barbara Charone is affectionally known as BC, and is a legend in the world of music PR. She's represented Madonna for her whole career, as well REM, Foo Fighters, Mark Ronson and Metallica.


    This is BC's story of how she became the music industry's leading press officer and co-founded her own company (MBC PR), having already built a successful career for herself as an American music journalist in London in the early 1970s. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    The Mastering Engineer – Mandy Parnell

    The Mastering Engineer – Mandy Parnell

    What does a Mastering Engineer do, and how can you become one? Mandy Parnell is a legend in the game, mastering records for everyone from Bjork and Aphex Twin to Nick Cave and Snoop Dogg. She's been nominated for Grammys and has formed her own studio, called Black Saloon. This is how Mandy built a career for herself in the music industry, obsessing over sound. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    The Festival Founder – End of the Road's Simon Taffe

    The Festival Founder – End of the Road's Simon Taffe

    How do you turn a decorating business into a renowned music festival within 9 months? 15 years ago Simon Taffe did just that with zero experience of putting on shows, working with bands or any knowledge of the music industry. He went to the then fledgling Green Man festival, thought, 'I could do this', and got on it with, losing a hell of a lot of money and flipping a Land Rover in the process. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    The Manager – Carol Crabtree

    The Manager – Carol Crabtree

    What exactly does a music manager do and how do you become one? Carol Crabtree is the founder of Solar Management, and her story of building a career in music involves a fraud that led to her adopting a book of clients overnight. Fate meant that she met a young tape-hop at Rak Studios called Nigel Godrich, and today she still represents the Radiohead producer, as well as artists Four Tet, Zero 7, Jimmy Somerville, audiobooks and Floating Points. This is Carol's inspiring story, and strong case for choosing to become a manager over every other career in music.


    https://www.solarmanagement.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min

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