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Neil Evans: Artist management, event promotion, 2020 plans and Ibiza

Neil Evans: Artist management, event promotion, 2020 plans and Ibiza

January 1, 2020

I’m sure that everyone listening to this podcast that works in the industry knows or has heard of Neil Evans from promoting some of the best events in Ibiza to managing well-known names in dance music. He’s been going to Ibiza since 1999 and since then has worked on so many different projects in nearly all of the clubs on the island including Space, Amnesia, Privilege, Pacha and Ibiza Rocks and also co-founded Electric Ibiza which is a 360º artist and label management and event promotion company.

We talk about his beginning in the industry, what’s missing in Ibiza nowadays, balancing his work as a promoter and a manager, DJ fees, his very exciting projects for 2020 and more!

 

Check out Electric Ibiza here:

https://www.facebook.com/ElectricIbiza/

Tips for artists that get nervous when being interviewed

Tips for artists that get nervous when being interviewed

December 5, 2019

Today it’s just me again! I thought I’d record a short episode on things to keep in mind when you’re going to be interviewed. I’ve been interviewing artists since 2013 now and during that time I've seen soooo many people feel nervous, worried or anxious about the interview so hopefully these tips from my experience could be helpful for some of you!

If you think this could be useful for any other artists you know, please share!

Eóin Smyth: Carl Cox at Space, forward thinking party promoters Game Over and the future of Ibiza

Eóin Smyth: Carl Cox at Space, forward thinking party promoters Game Over and the future of Ibiza

November 28, 2019
This week's episode is with a well-known figure in the music industry and Ibiza’s clubbing scene, Eóin Smyth. Arriving in Ibiza from Dublin at the age of 20, Eoin’s first job on the island was with Dance Trippin TV and later went on to work with the Carl Cox team at Space where he eventually became head of marketing and operations and really learnt the ins and outs of Ibiza's clubbing scene.
 
After the end of Carl Cox at Space in 2016 he launched Game Over with business partner Dave Browning. Fast forward to 2019, Game Over has now hosted lots of different events such as One Night Stand, Pure Carl Cox, Wildchild and more at some of the island's most influential venues like DC10, Amnesia, Privilege and Heart.
 
In this podcast we talk about what brought him to the island, Carl Cox at Space Ibiza, the beginning of Game Over, One Night Stand, the future of the island and more.
 
Check out what Game Over have going on here:
 
 
 
Javi and Rossi from Hello Demo: The new email for music

Javi and Rossi from Hello Demo: The new email for music

November 21, 2019
Hello Demo, the multiplatform that is revolutionizing one of the most important tasks of the music industry: sending, receiving and signing new music.
 
In this week’s episode, I chat with Javier Crespo and Michael Rossi who are the founders of Hello Demo about all of the incredible features that this new platform has to offer to artists, labels, radio stations and industry professionals.
 
Nominated for Sonar+D Best Tech Startup of 2018, Hello Demo works with the artist from the beginning of their creative process to when their music is successfully signed by a label. The platform also helps labels discover new talent in a more time-efficient manner, manage deadlines, easily leave feedback and receive more relevant music, all in one place instead of receiving hundreds of emails and downloadable links.
 
Try Hello Demo for free:
 
 
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Latmun: Career experiences so far

Latmun: Career experiences so far

November 14, 2019

This week’s podcast is with DJ, producer and one of the nicest people you’ll meet in the industry: Latmun. We had a quick chat in his studio about his amazing career so far, his biggest challenges, the struggles of being a young artist, from working solo to working with a team, social media, tips for up and coming artists and more!

 

Follow Latmun here: 

https://www.instagram.com/latmundj/

What I’ve learnt from podcasting so far

What I’ve learnt from podcasting so far

November 7, 2019

Today it's just myself on the podcast! I thought it would be interesting to share with you what I've learnt from this incredible podcasting journey so far. It's been so much fun but a lot harder than I thought! So here you have some tips and advice for all of those that are thinking of starting your own podcast. Hope it's useful! 

Mo’Funk: An advanced tutor for Pioneer: Helping other artists improve their skills behind the decks

Mo’Funk: An advanced tutor for Pioneer: Helping other artists improve their skills behind the decks

October 6, 2019
This week my guest is Mo'Funk who is an Artist Relations rep / Advanced Tutor for Pioneer. Born in Sydney, Mo has spent the last few summers in Ibiza where he’s had residencies at Pacha, Cafe Del Mar, Cafe Mambo, Space, along with guest spots at Defected and Glitterbox.
 
He’s so down to earth, very hard working and incredibly skillful behind the decks, which landed him his position at Pioneer, helping other artists improve their skills and teaching them tips and tricks on Pioneer equipment.
 
You can tell that he is so passionate about what he does, which is why I loved this chat with him at the Pioneer studio in Ibiza in which we spoke about his role, how he got to where he is, some great stories he’s made along the way, fab tips for up and coming artists and so much more!
 
Find out more about Mo here:
Julius Jooste: The journey of a photographer from South Africa to Ibiza

Julius Jooste: The journey of a photographer from South Africa to Ibiza

September 26, 2019
Julius Jooste is a South African born photographer, best known for his work in the entertainment and night-life scene in Ibiza, Spain.
 
It was at AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) that he discovered how to bring his passions for art and technology together in innovative and creative ways. He excelled as a production student and took great care in developing his leadership and management abilities. 
 
In his final year of university, he was headhunted by Africa’s top live-TV and Sports production company to assist in their preparation of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, the opening ceremony at Orlando Stadium reaching a mammoth 3 billion live viewers from across the globe.
 
In 2013, Julius left for Ibiza in search of balance and spirituality. A series of fortunate events landed him access to some of the world’s biggest and most awarded night clubs for one of Europe’s largest nightlife website, Diginights.com.
 
 
in this episode, we chat about Julius’ journey, the importance of being present as a photographer, photography in Ibiza, his online exhibitions, tips for other photographers and much more.
 
Take a look at Julius' work here: 
Andy Stanton - The first 3 years of event brand 33 - Challenges, goals and advice

Andy Stanton - The first 3 years of event brand 33 - Challenges, goals and advice

September 12, 2019

This weeks guest is Andy Stanton. I really loved hearing about Andy’s story because he’s worked so hard to get to where he is today and it just goes to show that lots of hard work really pays off. Andy was the marketing manager for a property firm in London and at the same time loved a good party (as we all do!), and eventually, his passion for branding, communication and dance music led him to create his own event brand called 33 that started 3 years ago in London. After 3 years of hard work, the brand now has its own residency at Itaca in Ibiza and is also held in many different venues in the UK.

In this podcast we talk about Andy’s journey, how the residency in Ibiza came about, the challenges he’s come across when throwing parties in London and Ibiza, his biggest achievements yet, advice for people starting their own event brand and more!

This was such a positive chat with someone that’s so passionate about what they do so I hope you enjoy this chat and hopefully, it inspires you to follow your dreams, believe in yourself and just really work hard because if you do. I'm sure you'll eventually get there!

 

Check out 33 here: 

https://www.facebook.com/33.official/ 

https://www.instagram.com/33.official/

John Acquaviva: From the beginning up until now

John Acquaviva: From the beginning up until now

September 4, 2019
John Acquaviva... Where to begin?! John is such an amazing person, down to earth, hard-working and great to be around. I’ve known John for quite a few years now and each year I interview him and always learn something new!  
 
If you haven’t heard directly of John Acquaviva’s works, the chances are - whatever your involvement with electronic music is - that you will be aware of his work and influence within the electronic music community. The Italian-Canadian artist is also known for his involvement with techno titan Richie Hawtin and the forming of the highly influential labels Plus 8 Recordings and Definitive records and his fruitful involvement with Final Scratch and especially Beatport, being a vital founder of both companies.
 
He is a pioneer of electronic music’s technological evolution and helped sculpt the genre’s game-changing transition from analog to digital and from vinyl to turntables and laptops. In sharing this vision with Richie Hawtin, they spearheaded a project that would act as the iTunes of dance, which paved the path for a new and zestful era.
 
I had so much fun recording this episode with John! He had so many great stories to tell as we spoke about his journey right from the beginning up until now… I absolutely love this episode and I’m sure you will too!