Interviews

Say Hello To… Dexters

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March 18, 2012
Say Hello To… Dexters

Its hard to be impressed by an indie band in London these days — not to say they’re all watered down, unoriginal units who give off the air that they work in Starbucks and spend all their money at All Saints and American Apparel… — but its a fish bowl with...
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Industry Insider – Mike Jonns – founder of This Feeling club nights and management company

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March 15, 2012
Industry Insider – Mike Jonns – founder of This Feeling club nights and management company

Mike Jonns is the founder and director of ‘This Feeling’; a tri-part company that includes band management, a record label, and a live music based club night. The club night in question is a huge crowd puller on the East London circuit; and has received numerous rave reviews from fans and...
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Say Hello To… The Howling

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March 12, 2012
The Howling - Blacky and Rev

Interview with THE HOWLING. (photo credit Stuart Nicholls) Music Vice’s Ngawara Madison recently visited the North London rehearsal space of self-described “new ground rock” electro punk band, The Howling, to have a chat with the founding members of the group, James ‘Blacky’ Black (formerly of UK rock band Red Star Rebels),...
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Industry Insider: Canadian Idol judge Jake Gold; CEO of The Management Trust

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March 8, 2012
Jake Gold

Our latest ‘Insider‘ is a famed International Artist Manager whose image is synonymous with the television series Canadian Idol, after his appearance on the judging panel for six seasons of the popular talent show. He has established himself as a key player on the international music scene over the space of...
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Industry Insider: Mark Zubek – independent Record Producer and Jazz musician

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March 4, 2012
Mark Zubek

Mark Zubek is a Toronto-based record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and jazz musician. He has produced, written and performed with a host of independent artists as well as Grammy award-winning jazz singer Betty Carter, Jen Chapin, Dave Holland, and Tony Levin. Ngawara Madison gets Zubek’s Industry Insider advice for aspiring recording artists out...
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Say Hello To… The Dunwells – interview with the British band creating a buzz in America

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February 29, 2012
The Dunwells - photo by Ami Barwell

Ladies and gentleman, please say hello to The Dunwells. This five-piece band from Leeds, England are currently on tour across the United States. They are quickly making a name for themselves stateside: Bob Lefsetz and Cameron Crowe are already fans: You could be next. The Dunwells: L-R,  Joe Dunwell, Jonny Lamb,...
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Industry Insider: Alice Cooper and The Stooges biographer Jeffrey Morgan

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February 29, 2012
Alice Cooper, 2008 - photo Brian Banks, www.brianbanks.co.uk

Jeffrey Morgan, biographer of Alice Cooper and The Stooges and former Canadian editor of CREEM magazine, on musicians in the Justin Bieber generation: “It’s gotten a lot worse; now they’re all alkie homo junkie drug addicts”. It’s fair to say our latest Industry Insider interview is a bit different from the...
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Industry Insider: Ollie Russian – UK radio plugger and noted music blogger

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February 25, 2012
Ollie Russian

Ollie Russian is Head of Radio for leading UK Music PR company, Anorak London; which specialises in PR for national print, radio, digital PR, digital marketing and social media (www.anoraklondon.com). Ollie is also an award winning blogger, and a widely acclaimed DJ who plays top London venues such as Pony, Frog,...
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Other Lives video interview – on the upcoming Radiohead tour, Tamer Animals and cabin fever

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February 24, 2012
Other Lives video interview – on the upcoming Radiohead tour, Tamer Animals and cabin fever

If you don’t know who Other Lives are already, then get ready because you can expect to hear a lot more about them in the future. They are a band that you need to listen to. Hailing from Stillwater, Oklahoma slap-bang in the middle of America, this five piece group are...
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Industry Insider: music publisher Sharon Dean (owner Respect Music Ltd and former PRS Director of Licensing)

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February 23, 2012
Sharon Dean

Sharon Dean is the Director of Respect Music Limited, a highly reputed Music Publishing company based in the UK. Sharon also sits on the board for the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and is Executive Director of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, known as NARIP. A music publisher is...
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