Fear At The Top: Damian Costin, 123 Agency

“They’re a massively successful, girl-fronted, commercial group that we look after. When they came to us – a good friend had brought them to us – and at the time they had lost their management “We were almost to the point where we were lending them money so they could...


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Fear At The Top: Peter Noble

CEO of Seventh Street Media Luke Girgis interviews heads of companies in the music industry about how they got to where they are, as well as all the mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve learned from running their hugely successful companies. In Episode #5 of Fear At The Top, Girgis...


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Inside the world of Jen Cloher: Label co-operator and self-managed artist

Poppy Reid chats to Jen Cloher, the Melbourne musician, songwriter, record label co-operator, and founder of workshop series I Manage My Music. Jen popped into the APRA AMCOS offices in Sydney to talk about the importance of building a community around your business and how to do it, why it...


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Fear At The Top: Michael Chugg

“Most acts after a year with Live Nation are looking for a way out. Ask Madonna.” CEO of Seventh Street Media Luke Girgis interviews heads of companies in the music industry about how they got to where they are, as well as all the mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve...


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Jennie Sager, Twitter’s Head of Entertainment, Asia Pacific

“Our video views have increased by 225%, so we know that [our users] just want more and more video content […] In the almost three years that I’ve been at Twitter this is by far one of the most exciting times to be here.” For Episode #4 of The Industry Observer...


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A Conversation About Mental Health in Music

“Without being able to publicly talk about it at the time, that nearly ended my career or our band’s career, perhaps, when we were writing our second album. And I kind of, was not in a very good place.” According to research by Entertainment Assist, the rate of attempted suicide in...


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Fear At The Top: Heath Johns, BMG Australia & New Zealand

“Say you have an artist and they’re doing a $50,000 development deal, and the publisher signs that deal without a real strategy of how they’re going to create opportunities for that writer. Some publishers, I think it’s fair to say, will go out and collect the revenues that that artist or...


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Johann Ponniah, I OH YOU

“It could all fucking crash and burn, by the time this podcast comes out I OH YOU could be over.” Well, it didn’t. In fact, the I OH YOU and Converge Management Founder is kicking more goals than ever with acts like ARIA winners Violent Soho performing to massive crowds...


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Fear At The Top: John Watson, Eleven

“I’m very certain that in order for an artist to have success overseas there needs to be a person or people behind a desk in LA or New York or London that has a direct stake in their success. A financial stake and an emotional stake […] and if you...


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Fear At The Top: Jaddan Comerford, UNIFIED

CEO of Seventh Street Media Luke Girgis interviews heads of companies in the music industry about how they got to where they are, as well as all the mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve learned from running their hugely successful companies. First up is Jaddan Comerford, who took a label...


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