episode 14: Jerry Rubino

Jerry Rubino podcast interviewJerry Rubino is a radio man who has seen the broadcast industry from every angle. Landing his first job on commercial radio at New York’s WPLJ, then moving to producing/hosting shows for Z-100 & WLIR (two of the largest rock stations in the nation’s largest radio market), he then went to Bar/None Records where he learned the promotion side. Moving to indie giants Rough Trade, Chrysalis, and Radioactive Records, Rubino experienced the alt-rock explosion from the inside, seeing how the industry reacted.

Listen to this exclusive interview as Jerry tells about hanging out with the Ramones, promoting Live’s first album, getting in on the ground floor of satellite radio, and the state of radio today. Only on Between the Liner Notes.

episode 10: Stephen O’ Regan – Balcony TV

Stephen O' Regan - Balcony TVIn 2006, on a rare sunny day in Dublin Ireland, BalconyTV co-founder Stephen O’ Regan and his flatmates cleaned off their under-used balcony to begin staging live music performances there, sharing them via their website. The clips went viral and soon emails arrived from all around the world with requests to produce balcony performance videos in their home cities. 6 years, 7,600 videos, and over 30 million views later BalconyTV has spread to 35 cities across the globe, with artists ranging from Mumford & Sons to regional phenomena-gone-platinum like Dublin’s The Script. Listen to this exclusive interview as Stephen O’ Regan tells the story of how BalconyTV itself became a phenomenon, and what he sees for its future. Only on Between the Liner Notes.

BalconyTV.com
The Script performing We Cry on Balcony TV
Paul Brady performing Mary and the Soldier on Balcony TV
Dogpatch Labs

episode 3: John Raso – The Harry Fox Agency


John Raso Interview - The Harry Fox Agency John Raso is a music industry journeyman who has found himself in the middle of many historic moments.  He watched indie giant SST Records unravel when it began to oversaturate their fan base with too many record releases, and he was at Atlantic Records when the gangster rap controversy tore Warner Music Group apart.

Listen to the latest episode of Between the Liner Notes as John talks about getting Sugar Ray on the Howard Stern Show, buying the underage band Live beer, and working at MCA records with an intern named Puff Daddy.  He discusses his current role at The Harry Fox Agency and analyzes the new economics that streaming media and the internet have brought to the music industry.  Listen to this exclusive interview on Between the Liner Notes.

The Harry Fox Agency
Steve Albini analysis of Major Record Labels
Malcolm Gladwell’s Fleetwood Mac presentation