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Drop The MIC: Music Industry Conversations

Drop The MIC

Drop The MIC: Music Industry Conversations is a podcast hosted by students at Stanford University looking to discover the ins and outs of the music business. Tune in each week to hear a new team of students learn about aspects of the industry ranging from Record Labels to Touring, Marketing to Songwriting, and so much more, straight from some of the most established individuals who have spent their careers making the music we all know and love.

Recent Episodes

Rising Songwriters: Cracking the Creative ProcessMay 14, 2021 Episode artwork An Artist's ArsenalMay 11, 2021 Episode artwork Finding the Right People: Making it as a SongwriterMay 07, 2021 Episode artwork From Ticket Sales to Soundcheck: A Breakdown of the Domestic Touring ExperienceMay 04, 2021 Episode artwork From Artist Management to Activism: Carving Your Own Path in the Music Industry with Kyle Frenette April 30, 2021 Episode artwork Music Streaming: Tipping Scales and SalesApril 27, 2021 Episode artwork 200 Days on the Road: Building a Business in the Music IndustryApril 23, 2021 Episode artwork Age and Experience: The Lifespan and History of A&RApril 20, 2021 Episode artwork Reinventing the Jam Session: Music Technology's Response to COVID-19April 16, 2021 Episode artwork Revolutionizing the Relationship Between Artist and AudienceApril 13, 2021 Episode artwork Artist and Analyst Conversations on Music StreamingApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork Becoming Undeniable: Building a Brand that Takes You to the Top April 06, 2021 Episode artwork Stories of Seasoned Songwriters: How to Craft Your Next SongApril 02, 2021 Episode artwork Next Up: Streaming, Discovery, and InnovationDecember 07, 2020 Episode artwork From Perfectly Ordinary to Pop Star: A Guide to Marketing and Branding in the Music BusinessNovember 23, 2020 Episode artwork Back To Our Roots: Emerging Artists from StanfordNovember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Pioneers in Music Festivals and Artist DiscoveryNovember 02, 2020 Episode artwork From Rising Star to Grammys: Here’s How Music is MadeOctober 26, 2020 Episode artwork Artist Management and the Art of Forming PartnershipsOctober 19, 2020 Episode artwork Songwriting, Grit, and Country MusicOctober 12, 2020 Episode artwork What You Need to Know to Manage a Festival and Rock a Crowd as a DJOctober 05, 2020 Episode artwork Shaping your Brand and Growing your FanbaseSeptember 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Business of Touring: Plotting Global Treks and the Growing Role of TechnologySeptember 21, 2020 Episode artwork What it Takes To Manage Pop PowerhousesSeptember 14, 2020 Episode artwork Indie Music Stars and Their Managers: Journey from Obscurity to CelebritySeptember 07, 2020 Episode artwork