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19

Oct

Episode 49: We Just Got Off The MAGCON Bus, And Boy Are Our Arms Tired

Today we take the wraps off a project we’ve been working on for quite some time, called MAGCON. It’s a touring show for social media celebrities, mainly catering to teenagers, and covering a wide variety of talent from musicians to actors to models to comedians. Similar to Comic-Con, MAGCON affords fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet their favorite stars (hence the name: Meet-And-Greet CONvention). We’ve revamped the entire tour from the ground up, keeping the familiar meet-and-greet portion that is the core of the show, and adding a significant performance aspect to create a truly unique entertainment experience.

To everyone who has helped on this journey so far, we thank you. This thing is just getting started, and we have a whole lot more in store.

We do cover a couple news items in this episode as well, but you’re just going to have to listen to find out what those are :)

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Following up from the lightning round, here’s a list of notable Christmas songs written by Jews:

  • “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin
  • “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks
  • “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
  • “Silver Bells” by Livingston and Evans
  • “The Christmas Song” (a.k.a. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Mel Torme
  • “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • “We Need a Little Christmas” by Jerry Herman
  • “Santa Baby” by Joan Javits
  • “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” by Al Stillman

And there are many notable Christmas albums recorded by Jews, such as Barbara Streisand, Kenny G, Sammy Davis Jr. (via The Rat Pack), Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Phil Spector, Carly Simon, and Neil Diamond. In fact, Barbara Streisand’s Christmas album, entitled A Christmas Album, is one of the best selling albums of all time, with over 5 million copies sold.

03

Oct

Episode 48: In Which Executive Do Dumb Things

If you’re going to break the law, don’t write an email to your whole company about it. Just saying.

Oh, and go RSVP for our Movies On The Back Porch featuring Spinal Tap, next Wednesday October 8 at 7pm.

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13

Sep

Episode 47: Go FLAC Yourself

We probably don’t need to tell you that this episode is about iPhones. We probably do need to tell you that we have an awesome special guest! Welcome Adam Bloom of SynchTank, a recent transplant to Nashville and just one of many digital companies moving into Nashville. SynchTank’s intuitive software automates the entire licensing process — making your digital music and video assets faster to find, easier to manage and more profitable. On this episode we also delve into Deezer’s US launch, and we talk about Microsoft’s 2 b(az)illion dollar acquisition of Minecraft. Where have all the rockstars gone, anyways? Oh yeah, they make games.

Don’t forget to grab your ticket for our upcoming Movies On The Back Porch, featuring This Is Spinal Tap. Head on over to see all the great movies we have coming up this year.

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06

Sep

Episode 46: Hustle

Whether your a musician or an entrepreneur, there’s only one key indicator of success: hustle. This episode is all about that.

Be sure to check out our upcoming Movies On The Back Porch featuring 1984’s seminal mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap.

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15

Aug

Episode 43: Keeping Up With The BuzzFeeds

Let’s keep it short and sweet: this episode is short and sweet. We hope you enjoy it.

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And finally, did Pono rip off our logo? We’ll let you be the judge.

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07

Aug

Episode 42: Nashville’s our home, Knoxville’s our jam

We’ll miss you, Knoxville! We had the opportunity this week to see the fruits of the labors of the 9 incredible teams in this year’s MediaWorks digital media startup accelerator we ran in conjunction with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. All we can say is: holy crap, that was awesome.

Make no mistake. Knoxville means business.

On this episode of Conversely, we’re joined by KEC’s Executive Director, Jim Biggs, and our colleague-in-crime, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jonathan Sexton. And we have very special guest Haseeb Qureshi, CEO and Founder of Audiohand, an app for combining multiple mobile phone audio recordings to create incredibly high fidelity masters.

As always we love to hear from you! Email us or tweet at us. Or send us a postcard.

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Show Notes:

First the amazing teams of MediaWorks 2014:

Second, The Bonhamizer

There’s probably a lot we’re missing, but that’s the important stuff.

Oh did we mention you can now subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Rdio, Beats, and more? Use those links above, or search for Back Porch Group.

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:

As always please send us your comments, complaints, and death threats via email or Twitter.

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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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