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23

Jul

Episode 41: On Sociopaths, With Elvis

Elvis Wilson joins us for this very special filmy episode of Conversely, straight from the brand spankin’ new Back Porch Group headquarters at The Skillery in Germantown. We talk about film, distribution, Netflix, paywalls, and of course sociopaths (because really what’s an episode of Conversely without a few crazy people?).

Check out Elvis’ current project, Empathy:

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19

Jul

Episode 40: This is NAMM, Donny. There are rules.

Every summer Nashville plays host to the Summer NAMM Show. It looks like a convention and sounds like a giant Guitar Center. And it’s the best place in the world to check out all the newest gear from the biggest musical instrument brands in the world.

We set up shop to demo our brand new product, Endorsee, for all the brands and artists we could possibly round up, including this guy. (What? You want to try it yourself? Well do it.)

We even asked our friend and partner Joe Glaser of Glaser Instruments to join us for a bit. Thanks Joe!

No show notes on this episode. Have a listen!

As always, we love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts, comments, and hilarious NAMM photos by email or Twitter.

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10

Jul

Episode 39: Taylor Swift Edition

We’d love to tell you the sound quality of this episode has something to do with #ThrowbackThursday, but the truth is we pressed record on the wrong channel and wound up with a whole episode through the ol’ Mac microphone. But hey, it’s just like the old days, right?

On this week’s episode: Taylor Swift says something positive and the internet gets its panties in a bunch; Amazon says something positive and Hachette gets its panties in a bunch; Brian says something positive and if we talk about panties anymore it will probably be construed as inappropriate.

As always, we love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts, comments, deepest darkest secrets by email or Twitter.

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03

Jul

Episode 38: ‘Murica Edition

OH YEAH! We’re happier than the Kool-Aid Man in summer today, because Independence Day is right around the corner. Fireworks, hamburgers, bald eagles. You know, the finer things in life. In celebration of the glorious long weekend (because let’s face it, that’s what we’re really excited about), here’s a very special ‘MURICA edition of Conversely.

In this episode: Google buys Songza, Rdio buys TastemakerX, Spoon goes to the record store, teenagers strike it big on the Isle of Vine, and Music City, in addition to having the second best fireworks display in the nation, is in danger of losing a historic landmark.

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18

Jun

Episode 37: Aloha, YouTube

Today we’re joined by a very special guest, C.Y. Lee from xDJs, makers of the upcoming music discovery app Crush. We’re delighted to have C.Y. with us via Skype, and we promise we only talked about MIT once.

On today’s show: YouTube’s back and forth over their subscription streaming service, BitTorrent finally gets some positive attention (warranted?), and Lively closes their doors. Plus we talk about the Seattle startup scene, the wonders of academic commencement, and we somehow even managed to mention corporate agrobusinesses. Go figure.

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12

Jun

Episode 36: Optimus Prime

First things first: we’re a music business podcast, not a history podcast. As you can see.

Second: Amazon launched a streaming music service. And we’re here to talk about it. Seemingly everything in this episode ties back to Amazon, but we also talk Bitcoin, Grammys, Bad Company, and whether or not an iPhone belongs inside a guitar.

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05

Jun

Episode 35: Amazon’s Hatchet(te)

In this episode we ALMOST manage to not talk about Apple. Almost.

But seriously, folks, how about that improved sound quality? We purchased some new gear and upped the ante. After 35 episodes, it just felt like it was time to get our act together. We’re still fiddling with the knobs and you might hear the level jump around a little, but we promise it’s getting better all the time.

On today’s episode: Amazon v. Hatchette, Rolling Stone Country, Pandora numbers, and Kickstarter’s updated rules. And Brian takes a minute to share an awesome story about Deep Purple.

Please let us know what you think! Did you like Storytime With Brian? Should we add a new segment? Take out an old one? Any special guests you’d like us to welcome? Let us know via email or Twitter.

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31

May

Episode 34: A Full Episode of Things We Probably Shouldn’t Be Talking About Anymore

Pete and Re-Pete were on a boat. Pete fell off. Who’s left?

In this episode of Conversely, we hopefully put to rest the entire Beats/Apple conversation, at least for the time being. We also jettison common sense and discuss the ridiculousness of piracy, another topic we hope to never talk about again. And this time, instead of our usual Here’s An Idea segment, we switch gears and talk about a couple of our deeply held unpopular opinions about the music world – and hopefully that’s the most original conversation in this episode.

Not to say this episode isn’t good, because it’s freaking awesome. There I said it.

Side note: we just got a bunch of new recording gear! So hopefully this is the last episode where you’ll have to hear the terrible sound quality of a Macbook Pro built-in microphone.

Side note #2: Mike apologizes for contradicting himself in this episode. If you don’t catch it, well then Mike is happier for that.

Side note #3: We changed our logo. Just because.

As always, feel free to email us with your comments or thoughts, or hit us up on Twitter.

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24

May

Episode 33: Death and Taxes

Today we welcome David M. Ross, Founder of MusicRow Magazine and President of Nekst.biz, to talk about his upcoming book, the ramifications of a music tax, better models for streaming services, and just what exactly happened to publishing in the last 10 years. We also dive into the crazy world of competitive video gaming, a subject that, quite frankly, none of us knows much about :)

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