100 episodes

A highly-curated weekly snapshot of the digital music business info you need to know - now as a weekly podcast! Hosted by YMC creator and curator Jay Gilbert, along with Mike Etchart, former host of the syndicated Sound & Vision Radio program . Every Monday Jay and Mike break down the important music news to keep you up to date and informed on the latest trends in the digital music world! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts!

Your Morning Coffee Podcast Jay Gilbert & Mike Etchart

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

A highly-curated weekly snapshot of the digital music business info you need to know - now as a weekly podcast! Hosted by YMC creator and curator Jay Gilbert, along with Mike Etchart, former host of the syndicated Sound & Vision Radio program . Every Monday Jay and Mike break down the important music news to keep you up to date and informed on the latest trends in the digital music world! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts!

    Episode 200

    Episode 200

    Episode 200!
    On this 200th episode of the YMC podcast, your groovy hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart bring you an action-packed installment of the podcast covering these important stories: "Inside The Growing War Over Merch Fees At Venues: ‘Bands Are Getting Ripped Off’" (Billboard); "Declarations Of Independence: 23 Top Indie Artists’ Share Their Secrets To Success" (Billboard); "PEX Publishes Its Latest Report On ‘Manipulated’ - User Generated Songs (Music Ally). 
    Plus a cornucopia of music biz info with audio drops from Louis Posen, producer and founder of Hopeless Records, Jeremy Sirota, CEO of Merlin, Steve Knopper, author and Billboard editor at large, and Megh Vakharian, SymphonyOS cofounder! 
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    • 54 min
    Episode 199

    Episode 199

    Episode 199
    On this week's installment of the YMC podcast, your humble hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart kibbitz on these important music industry stories: "Sony Music Group Boss Rob Stringer Talks Acquisitions, AI And How Music Streaming Services Should Start Charging Free Users" (Music Business Worldwide); "14 Music-Tech Startups Helping To Shape The Music Business, As It's Shaken Up By AI" (Business Insider); "How Napster Created A Monster That Became Bigger Than The Music Industry" (LA Times). 
    Plus audio drops with Eamonn Forde, author of the new book 1999: The Year The Record Industry Lost Control and Richard Burgess, President and CEO of A2IM:  the American Association of Independent Music on the upcoming A2IM Indie Week - June 10 - 13 in NYC.
     
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    • 56 min
    YMC Special Episode - The MIDiA Research 2024-2031 Global Music Forecast - The Rise of the Global South

    YMC Special Episode - The MIDiA Research 2024-2031 Global Music Forecast - The Rise of the Global South

    On this very special YMC episode, your hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart talk with their friends Mark Mulligan and Tatiana Cirisano from MIDiA about their insightful report "MIDiA Research 2024-2031 Global Music Forecasts - The Rise of the Global South". 
     
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    • 26 min
    Episode 198

    Episode 198

    Episode 198
    On this episode of the YMC podcast, your humble hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart yap about these important stories: "Sexual Violence, NDAs And The Music Industry" (Music Ally);  "Ticketmaster And Live Nation Should Be Broken Up, DOJ Says In New Lawsuit" (Rollling Stone); "Spotify's Battle With Songwriters And Music Publishers Is Getting Complicated. Here's A Recap." (Music Business Worldwide). 
     
    Plus an audio drop with Hunter Giles from Infinite Catalog.
    The Sound Off "Make The Music Industry Safe Report": 
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    • 55 min
    Episode 197

    Episode 197

    Episode 197
    On this week's episode of the YMC podcast, your humble hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart bring you a gab-tastic edition covering these important stories: "Challenges Artists Face in the Modern Streaming Era" (Chatmetric); "The Mechanical Licensing Collective Brings Legal Action For Unpaid Royalties Against Spotify USA Inc." (The MLC); "A Timeline Of The Music Industry’s "Bundling Feud" With Spotify" (Billboard); "The Most Popular Musician You've Never Heard Of? Johan Röhr Has Been Streamed 15 Billion Times On Spotify" (LaMonde News and Rick Beato with Ted Gioia).
    Plus audio drops with Jay Gilbert and his panel from the Music Biz Conference in Nashville, Beatdapp CEO Andrew Batey, and Ted Gioia from his interview with Rick Beato!
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    • 50 min
    Episode 196

    Episode 196

    Episode 196
    On this week's YMC yapfest, your humble hosts Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart discuss these important music industry stories: "TikTok Sues U.S. Government, Saying Ban Violates 1st Amendment" (LA Times); "Randy Travis' Shocks Music Industry With AI Pairing For 'Where That Came From’ - How The Song Came Together" (The Tennessean); "GENRE ISN’T DEAD, IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY: Rethinking Musical Genre For The Streaming Era" (Pop Matters).
    Plus an audio drop with Ryan Blakeley from Pop Matters! 
     
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

matt2377 ,

Informative & Fun

Good vibes and content! Great way to keep up with music business.

Emster201 ,

Awesome new podcast!

The Your Morning Coffee weekly newsletter is already a necessity, but now being able to hear the news-you-need in this podcast format just kicks it up many notches! Great to hear the conversation delving deeper into the weeks' top stories. Well done!

PetsDogs ,

Great if Extremely Limited and Out of Touch

If you want to stay up to date on what’s happening in the music industry strictly from the major label perspective, this is absolutely the best you will find. I’m subscribed to most music business podcasts and the first hand knowledge these guys have is unparalleled. So why not give them a better rating? Because the major label perspective is increasingly becoming less relevant in the broad scope of the industry as a whole. While far from from being irrelevant, the majors seem more interested in keeping their power and influence than actually competing. And that’s where most of the problematic content of this podcast comes from, long diatribes defending that outdated perspective.

Subscribing to Your Morning Coffee will help you keep up to date with the moves and news inside the large corporate deals and laws surrounding the music industry. In exchange you will have to listen to hours of arguments in defense of billion dollar companies pushing to pay smaller artists who are out-competing them a lot less. Over time it get grating and feels like propaganda by and for people who have never struggled or had to invest their own money in an arts career but that is who they are and this podcast is free so its a real take-it-or-leave-it situation. It’s worth the trade off to me but your results may vary.

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