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The Positive Podcast: Messages from the dance music industry

The Positive Podcast: Messages from the dance music industry

April 2, 2020

Firstly, I’d just like to send you all love and strength during these times. Today’s episode is a bit of a different one. I’ve been finding that the news and social media can be very overwhelming and very sad these days, so I decided to put a positive podcast together!

In this short, 15 minute podcast, you’ll hear lots of different positive messages from different people in the dance music industry from all around the globe. Each person has given a short message on one positive thing that they think that themselves, the planet or the music industry will get out of this situation.

Please remember to share this with people that you think could really do with a little boost of positivity right now and thank you for listening!

Also a huge huuuuge thank you to all of these wonderful people for their message and positive thoughts for the podcast: Junior Sanchez, Alyssa Fassler from The Bullit Agency, Mo'Funk from Pioneer DJ, Farah Syed from Beatport, Max Chapman, Lydia Laws from Lydia Laws PR, Hector, Attilio Pugliese from FM Artists, Mason Maynard, Sofia Morales - Performer & dancer, Yulia Niko, Javier de Castro from Analog Agency, Daisy Dee from MTV, Clare Dickins from Clare Dickins PR, Josh Butler, Matthew Hoag from elrow, Andy Stanton from 33, Sivan Pitchon from BPM Bookings, Squire, Nilly Alan - Publicist.

Graham Sahara: DJ, producer, label boss and one of Pacha Ibiza’s longest-running residents

Graham Sahara: DJ, producer, label boss and one of Pacha Ibiza’s longest-running residents

March 16, 2020
Graham is one of the most well-known, respected and loved DJs and producers in Ibiza. Awarded best Ibiza DJ 2015 by Ibiza Clubbing Guide Awards and best Ibiza DJ 2017 by DJ Awards, Graham is one of the longest-running resident DJs at Pacha Ibiza, where he played for the first time in 1998. He also manages many different labels such as Do Not Sleep, Moxy Muzik, Heavy House Society and his own label Seamless Recordings, amongst others. 
 
In this episode, we talk about the important role of a resident DJ, Pacha Ibiza, label management, moving to Ibiza in 1997 and more!
 
Nick Yates: Career highlights, Paradise, BPM and more

Nick Yates: Career highlights, Paradise, BPM and more

March 9, 2020

Spanning a 20 year career, Nick has been the driving force behind building a multitude of club nights and festivals, as well as discovering and pulling new talent through the ranks. After a successful few years as a promoter in Manchester, Nick moved to Ibiza in 2008, which is where his career properly took flight. After starting at the infamous Zoo Project during his first summer on the White Isle, he soon stapled himself as a promoter who turned heads with every party he put on.

Fast forward to 2011, Nick began to work at DC10 and the year after in 2012 he started working with Paradise where he still works today as the worldwide booker. Nick is also the co-founder of the well known brand and label Kaluki and is also a passionate ambassador for Music Against Cruelty to Animals.

In this episode we talk about how Nick started out in the music industry, DC10, Paradise and their move to Amnesia, the future of Ibiza, career highlights and more!

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:
 
 
Check out my Hello Demo link: 
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: