episode 12: Larry Mills

Larry Mills podcast interviewAlthough Larry Mills has worn many hats in the music industry, his career has always focused on the success of independent artists. At age 22 he founded Atlanta based Steam Records which issued early releases by Lisa Loeb and Rusted Root. He then expanded his reach by founding Autonomous Records, helping bands like Sister Hazel and Creed penetrate markets throughout the southeastern United States. Next, he entered into music licensing as VP of Marketing and Partnerships for the trailblazing music licensing company Pump Audio and later becoming the first-ever VP of Strategic Marketing for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Mills’ current company Music Media Advisors works with We Are the Hits to monetize user-generated content on YouTube.  Listen to this exclusive interview as Larry discusses his experiences in the industry trenches and shares the valuable insights he has gleaned from running two indie labels, empowering indie artists to license their music, and helping YouTube teen stars earn an income from singing cover songs in their living room. Only on Between The Liner Notes.

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