Interviews

Industry Insider: Brett O’Brien – Viddy iOS app co-founder interviewed

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July 24, 2012
Industry Insider: Brett O’Brien – Viddy iOS app co-founder interviewed

“The best advice I can give is to fail quickly and often! It is the fastest way to learn and to figure out what does not work!” – Brett O’Brien. The latest Insider in our series is the highly successful Brett O’Brien, Chairman and Co-founder of “Viddy”, a mobile video application...
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Kid Koala Exclusive Interview

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July 13, 2012
Kid Koala at Trafalgar-Square, London - photo Nic Marsden, Music Vice

“I originally was called DJ SHREDMASTER EVIL but the record label thought I should change it to something a little more cuddly!” – Kid Koala. How did the stage name ‘Kid Koala’ come about? I originally was called DJ SHREDMASTER EVIL but the record label thought I should change it to something...
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Industry Insider: Don Grubbs – PR President at Absolute Publicity

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June 27, 2012
Don Grubbs

INDUSTRY INSIDER: DON MURRY GRUBBS ( Publicist/ Company President. Absolute Publicity, Nashville.) Don Murry Grubbs is the President of the well reputed Public Relations Firm, ‘Absolute Publicity’, in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has a talent roster that spans from seasoned music veterans to some of Country Music’s rising stars; and their...
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Oberhofer video interview in Toronto – NXNE 2012

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June 26, 2012
Oberhofer at Lee's Palace, Toronto, NXNE 2012 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

“I  went to school and I was recording songs and whatever… And then I was going through all these hard times and it was like, ‘Man, I really gotta get up and do something!’…” – Brad Oberhofer on starting Oberhofer while at New York University to study music composition. [Speaking to...
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Say Hello To… Zulu Winter – Video Interview

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June 21, 2012
Zulu Winter

Zulu Winter are a five-piece band from Oxfordshire, UK. Their debut album Language just released in North America this Tuesday, 19 June on Arts & Crafts. Last week during NXNE in Toronto, I dropped by the Arts & Crafts headquarters and sat down with lead singer Will Haunt and drummer Guy...
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Video interview: Volcano Playground in the spotlight at NXNE 2012

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June 21, 2012
Video interview: Volcano Playground in the spotlight at NXNE 2012

Volcano Playground are a band who have been on my radar for a long time. Literally light years, in fact. I’ve known about them for 4 years and once even journeyed to Oshawa, Ontario to see them play at a free outdoor show. Despite remaining active and playing some shows, Volcano...
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Say Hello To… Half Moon Run

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June 5, 2012
Half Moon Run

Once in a blue moon I stumble across an artist or band who seizes me in a way that cannot be put into words – an artistic infatuation that cannot be denied and an enthusiasm that should not rest upon silent lips. Say hello to… Half Moon Run. Half Moon Run...
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Industry Insider: Tour Manager Tim Boardman [Tom Vek, Justin Hawkins, Third Eye Blind]

May 24, 2012
The Darkness at The Phoenix, Toronto, 1 February 2012 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Justin Hawkins is just one of many musicians that Tim Boardman has worked with – photo Brian Banks Hello Music Vice Readers! We are back with a second batch of Industry Insiders for you, with tips and stories from professionals on the inside of the music business. Ngawara Madison has been...
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The Wombats interview – plus exclusive live photo gallery

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April 19, 2012
The Wombats, 2012 - photo by Lauren Towner, Music Vice

The Wombats at 02 Brixton Academy, London – find a full exclusive live photo gallery below this interview Music Vice’s Ngawara Madison recently caught up with Liverpool, UK’s The Wombats‘ Dan Haggis (drums, percussion, backing vocals) for a chat about the bands recent tour of American and the UK; their song...
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Say Hello To… The Static Jacks – from New Jersey, USA via Leicester, England

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April 12, 2012
The Static Jacks with Ngawara Madison, Music Vice

The Static Jacks with Music Vice reporter Ngawara Madison Name: The Static Jacks In one word: Rousing Genre: Indie Rock From:  New Jersey, USA. Band Members:  Ian Devaney (singer); Henry Kaye (guitar); Michael Sue-Poi(guitar); Nick Brennan (drums). The Static Jacks are an American band that look like sweet hipsters from the...
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