For episode 66, we head to NOWADAYS for a special live recording of the podcast. For this episode, three heroes in NYC’s music community join Shannon for a deep discussion about the state of the music industry post-pandemic.
Shannon chats with Sweet Kicks co-founder Rose Kourts, The Carry Nation’s Nita Aviance, and producer Doctor Jeep, about how they are navigating the music industry post-pandemic and how they have managed to weather some of the economic challenges present in the industry due to the impending recession and COVID's after effect on the economy.
All three panelists also share insight on…
- How to negotiate fees post-pandemic
- Breaking into the industry as a full-time DJ/producer
- The problem with radius clauses
- How to juggle different roles in nightlife
- Resources to help emerging talent + more
Question 1: What do you think about bar percentages?
Question 2: Should a promoter request money from door sales?
Question 3: How much marketing do you put into your brand on social media?
Question 4: How do you adapt to different roles in nightlife?
Question 5: Is there an agency that recruits, DJs, designers photographers, and other nightlife workers?
Question 6: What are ways that artists can better resource themselves?
Question 7: What happens when you don’t abide by the radius clause?
Question 8: Should a percentage of club profits be donated to an artist fund to help emerging talent in need?
Question 9: How do you sustain yourself DJing full-time?
Question 10: How do you maintain confidence as a DJ and a producer?
Question 11: How do you contact clubs to organize gigs?
Question 12: How do you stay genuine to your sound as an artist?Support the show