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Podcast: The New Indie, vol. 2 – “Labels”

As you might remember, The New Indie’s putting out podcasts presented by the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association themed in the same vein as the NXNE festival — with the purpose of showcasing all aspects of the Canadian music industry both behind the scenes and front stage.

Taken from The New Indie website:

“The New Indie – Making a living making music” is a collection of interviews with members of the music industry touching on every aspect of the new realities facing Canada’s independent recording artits. The music industry landscape is evolving very rapidly as a result of the internet revolution and other factors. The old star system is burning out, but simultaneously, there is a DIY system emerging for new artists, one we call The New Indie. Today’s artists must be in tune with these changes if Canada is to produce a healthy music industry for the next generation.

The following podcast episode, presented by the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association, is of The New Indie, Volume 2 – “Labels”:

The New Indie vol. 2 – Labels, part 1
The New Indie vol. 2 – Labels, part 2
The New Indie vol. 2 – Labels, part 3

Miss volume one? You can still grab it here!

NXNE Interview: Panos Panay – Founder and CEO of Sonicbids

While at NXNE, I managed to steal away some time from Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sonicbids, Panos Panay, for an interview.

Sonicbids is a web site that helps bands get gigs, and promoters book the right bands. Their community includes over 150,000 bands, singers, songwriters, and performers of all kinds, and 14,000-plus music buyers of all kinds, including promoters, licensors, festival programmers, and much more. Bands go there for gigs; promoters go there for bands. They have lots of both!

Panos’s childhood dream of being alternatively the next George Best or the next George Benson came to an end when each canceled the other out. The idea for Sonicbids came to him while reading the book “Blur” and decided to go for it in September of 2000. Before that, he worked on the “dark side” of the business as an international talent agent. Panos hails from Cyprus and is a self-described “voracious” reader, usually traveling with more magazines than clothes (that’s a LOT). He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1994 with a degree in Music Business. In 2005 Panos was named as one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50″ entrepreneurs and is currently serving as co-chairman of CREATE Boston, an initiative launched by the Mayor of Boston to bolster the creative economy in the city. He is a diehard supporter of English football club Arsenal and by last count he owns over 25 jerseys of “The Gunners” dating back to 1983. He loves his coffee extra strong and blames Elvis for his lifelong fascination with America.

Check out part one of my interview with Sonicbids‘ Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Panos Panay, where we talk about what Sonicbids does and why artists should be all over it like glue.

What Is Sonicbids? An Interview With Panos Panay

Podcast: The New Indie features artists from NXNE

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Just in time for NXNE, The New Indie (presented by Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA)) has put out themed podcasts in the same vein as the festival itself.

Taken from: http://www.thenewindie.com

“The New Indie – Making a living making music” is a collection of interviews with members of the music industry touching on every aspect of the new realities facing Canada’s independent recording artits. The music industry landscape is evolving very rapidly as a result of the internet revolution and other factors. The old star system is burning out, but simultaneously, there is a DIY system emerging for new artists, one we call The New Indie. Today’s artists must be in tune with these changes if Canada is to produce a healthy music industry for the next generation.

The following podcast episode, presented by the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association, is of The New Indie, Volume 1 (click here for track listing/credits):

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Part Two: tni-introduction-128k-02

More episodes of the podcast will be available right here on TransCanadaRadio.com as soon as they come out!

Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for:
Labels” podcast and download release date: June 10th
Management” podcast and download release date: June 24th
Publishing” podcast and download release date: July 8th

TransCanada Radio Podcast: Episode 1

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That’s right, soon TCR will have our very own podcast! Now, I know you follow us on a daily basis, eagerly anticipating our next post, but now you can look forward to downloading and listening to us! We’ll be doing a range of things from interviews with up-and-coming Canadian artists to the latest news and reviews!
Excited? I know I am!

Here’s a sneak preview, for your listening pleasure!

Laughro - Lokl Yoklz (aka Trevor Walker and Lance Baptiste)
Rok It Rite – Rise Ashen and Trevor Walker
Don’t Lie – Rise Ashen feat. Maya Ethier