11 episodes

A New Level is hosted by Blasko (bass player for Ozzy Osbourne and host of ManageMental). In this podcast, Blasko talks with his network of friends and colleagues who have worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Slayer, Pantera, Refused, Rob Zombie, and many more. Blasko dives deep into their origins and follows their paths as they grow and innovate into uncharted territory. You want a career in the music business? It can be done and you can learn how through these experts.

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A New Level is hosted by Blasko (bass player for Ozzy Osbourne and host of ManageMental). In this podcast, Blasko talks with his network of friends and colleagues who have worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Slayer, Pantera, Refused, Rob Zombie, and many more. Blasko dives deep into their origins and follows their paths as they grow and innovate into uncharted territory. You want a career in the music business? It can be done and you can learn how through these experts.

    Mike Shea

    Mike Shea

    Mike is the founder of Alternative Press Magazine. AP is one of the longest lasting music publications in America and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson to Korn and Rob Zombie to Fall Out Boy to My Chemical Romance and the list goes on. He is the Executive Producer for the AP Music Awards and hosts his own podcast for AP called "Backstage Pass”. You can find him on Instagram @mikesheaap and his magazine @altpress.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.com
    Follow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
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    • 30 min
    Scott Sokol

    Scott Sokol

    Scott is the president of Pinnacle Entertainment, a boutique booking agency with clients such as Slayer, Mastodon, and Halestorm to just name a few. Pinnacle also represents various TV properties for Adult Swim such as my good friend Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell! He isn’t on social media but here is his companies website: http://www.pinnacleentertainmentinc.com
    A personal side note from Scott: The managers at RSE are Rick Sales, Ernie Gonzalez, Kristen Mulderig and Nick John. Indegoot would be Bill McGathy and Vincent Hartong. Jackson Galaxy and Adult Swim are two different properties.  Jackson Galaxy is from Animal Planet and FLCL, Mr. Pickles, Dethklok etc. are from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.com
    Follow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
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    • 30 min
    Scott Lee

    Scott Lee

    Scott is the co owner of the VIP ticketing company Sound Rink. He is also the co-owner of Modern Empire Management where he guides the careers for such artists as Jason Richardson, Kublai Khan, Currents, Enterprise Earth and many others. Scott is also the founder of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival and was the producer for it's first 16 years. You can find his company on Instagram @sound_rink.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.com
    Follow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Kim Zide

    Kim Zide

    Kim is the Vice President of Artist Relations for Mike Davis Productions. She’s been managing Pantera for 24 years. She managed Pantera while they were an active, touring band and helped to market them as they transitioned into a legacy act. She has also managed Dimebag Darrell’s Estate for the last 5 years. During her 9 years as a manager at Concrete Management, she worked with Pantera, White Zombie, Anthrax, Ministry, Prong, Down, Fear Factory, and more.  She has spent the last 18 years participating & fundraising for Walk MS. Her team has raised over $350,000. You can find her on Instagram @concretekz.
    Please Note: This episode was recorded on May 17th, before the tragic passing of Vinnie Paul on June 22. A New Level is heavily inspired by Pantera, and will also now be a tribute to the passion and spirit of Vinnie Paul. Kim, we are so sorry for your loss.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.comFollow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
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    • 28 min
    Ash Avildsen

    Ash Avildsen

    Ash is a wearer of many hats and one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the business. He is a former booking agent and the current founder and CEO of Sumerian Records and Films. Sumerian Records is the home of Jonathan Davis, Body Count, Animals as Leaders, Crosses and Asking Alexandria just to name a few. On the film side he is a director, screen writer, producer and actor. He is also the founder and producer of the annual Summer Slaughter Tour and this year will be it’s 12th year! You can find him on Instagram @ashavildsen and his company @sumerianrecords.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.com
    Follow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min
    Tim Borror

    Tim Borror

    Tim is a Senior Agent in the New York office of United Talent Agency.  He is responsible for discovering promising new talent, developing careers for his roster of artists and booking large scale tours for some of today’s most influential bands including Lamb of God, The Original Misfits, Clutch, Killswitch Engage, and Opeth just to name a few. You can find him on Instagram @ichoosefun.
    Email Me: AskBlasko@Gmail.com
    Follow Me: @Blasko1313 on Twitter & Instagram
    Facebook: aNewLevelPodcast
    Please Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show!
    Thanks to Musicians Institute, Blake Bunzel, Monster Products and Jabberjaw Media for all your hard work.
    Thanks to all my guests and listeners for your support! 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

Trudo (red-boy) Bently ,

Valuable real life stories for the artist and business man alike

I find the episodes to be attention grabbing and interesting. Lots of valuable information and stories even with the different music business landscape we have today. Thanks for the show Blasko!

kflhvc ,

Outstanding Podcast About The Music Biz

This outstanding podcast covers all the aspects about the music business that no book, magazine, or website will discuss. The business side in many cases determines the ultimate success or failure of a rock band even if the musical quality is high. The length of each episode is ideally at 30 minutes - not too long not too short. A must listen podcast for all music fans!

Brutalbongs ,

Great and Inspiring Listen!

Thanks for this!

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