BTB Podcast! Episode 108: Will UnitedMasters destroy record labels?; Bryan Calhoun of Music Business ToolboxNovember 19, 2017 / No Comments / Tags: bryan calhoun, music business toolbox, united masters
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In the first segment, Ryan talks about recent news involving UnitedMasters. UnitedMasters is a new company that promises an alternative to the record label model. And they are backed with an eight-figure investment from Google, which means they might have the resources and the infrastructure to really shake things up. Could UnitedMasters change the industry? Could they give more power to indie artists? Is Google trying to end the labels’ stranglehold on the music business? There’s lots to break down, and Ryan is here to discuss it.
In the second segment, Ryan interviews music entrepreneur Bryan Calhoun of Music Business Toolbox. Bryan is one of the most successful and storied names in the industry, having held executive positions at companies like SoundExchange and RED Distribution. Bryan joins Ryan to talk about his latest initiative–the Music Business Toolbox. He also gives some great tips on how to budget for your next album and identifies some common pitfalls that all musicians need to avoid. Bryan gives a lot of fantastic advice in this interview. It is not to be missed! Find out more about Music Business Toolbox by visiting www.musicbusinesstoolbox.com.
In the final segment, Ryan answers a listener question about trademarking your band name for T-shirts. Protecting your brand is SO important in the New Music Industry, and Ryan shares some important best practices to keep in mind.
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