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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.

Music Made Me Do It Loud And Quiet

    • 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.

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    • 4 min
    The Live Agent – Alex Hardee

    The Live Agent – Alex Hardee

    "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" The Hollywood depiction of an agent doesn't really apply to the world of live agents in music. Alex Hardee – a partner in Coda Agency – unpacks exactly what he does (repping Liam Gallagher, Sia, Janet Jackson and Lewis Capaldi), and how it started with his nose getting snapped in Manchester for telling someone they looked nice.
     
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    • 39 min
    The Label Owner – Secretly Canadian's Chris Swanson

    The Label Owner – Secretly Canadian's Chris Swanson

    Chris Swanson co-founded the record label Secretly Canadian in 1996. He's now the head of the group that also includes labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and the Numero Group, as well as Secretly Distribution. Here's how he built America's ultimate indie label from nothing?
     
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    • 32 min
    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.
     
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    • 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.
     
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    • 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.
     
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    • 40 min

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