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The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine ** twitter.com/entengine ** instagram.com/seamless_entertainment ** sendfox.com/theentertainmentengine

The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine ** twitter.com/entengine ** instagram.com/seamless_entertainment ** sendfox.com/theentertainmentengine

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine ** twitter.com/entengine ** instagram.com/seamless_entertainment ** sendfox.com/theentertainmentengine

Twitter:

@EntEngine

Language:

English


Episodes

Part 1: Discussing How Music Streaming Works

1/21/2021
In this episode, we talk about How music streaming works. Part 1 discusses: The music streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. The music industry is caught up in the middle of this activity! Streaming has already changed the way the recording industry operates and the way in which we consume, share, and experience music globally. So, how Does Music Streaming Work? Music...

Duration:00:15:09

A chat with James Kennedy (Singer Songwriter and producer)

1/14/2021
Season 2, Episode 1 of The Entertainment Engine kicks off the New Year with a special guest interview with James Kennedy - a Singer-Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. Formerly the singer/guitarist in the political Alternative Rock band KYSHERA, Kennedy has been releasing music since 2002 as both a band member and as a solo artist. With a wildly eclectic back catalogue including noise music, acoustic, prog rock, grunge, MOR, experimental electronic and orchestral...

Duration:01:38:30

The Entertainment Engine Christmas Podcast Special for 2020!

12/22/2020
Welcome to our Christmas podcast Episode for 2020. It's been a tough year for all, so we decided to take the podcast route which transpired over the weeks and months to produce our show, building awareness and visibility. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests for the show, with decades of experience. Guests included; Layra Harmony has styled Anthony Joshua, David Gandy working...

Duration:01:15:17

In Conversation with American Entertainment Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez

12/10/2020
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. In 2016, Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law. Melanie is a trusted advisor who provides expertise to creative entrepreneurs, entertainment entities, and music artists across all aspects of the industry and licensed to...

Duration:01:00:59

In conversation with American music producer and composer Victor Merritt

12/3/2020
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome American music producer and composer Victor Merritt. We discuss his time working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and BabyFace. Victor Merritt was born in Tulsa Okla in 1967, he has always been intrigued by music as a young boy. When he wrote his first song as an 11 yr old. At that stage, his baby brother was his sounding board for all Victor’s material. Then, when Victor was 14 his grandmother...

Duration:01:26:09

In conversation with X Factor UK Finalist Kevin Davy White

11/26/2020
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome X Factor UK finalist Kevin Davy White. Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style. Combining combines musical elements of soul and rock with blues and funk. He was Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, and Nicole Scherzinger. Kevin was to win through each week to be the final competitor in the 'Overs' category and stormed on to finish with an incredible 3rd place...

Duration:01:09:58

Part 3 - Tips on How to Write a Successful Business Plan

11/19/2020
This week we delve into Part 3 - Tips on how to write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 and Part 2 over the last few weeks, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. This is our final episode on this...

Duration:00:20:26

Part 2 - How to Write a Successful Business Plan for the Creative Industries

11/12/2020
This week we delve into Part 2 - Tips on How to Write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 of last weeks episode, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. For those of us on the ground level, having a plan can...

Duration:00:26:00

Part 1 - Tips on Writing a Successful Business Plan for your Music Career

11/5/2020
This week we delve into part 1 - Tips on Writing a Successful Business plan for your music career. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. Many artists struggle with art versus commerce. Artists need time to make music and formalize...

Duration:00:15:33

In conversation with Laura Hanke - Music Supervisor at Universal Production Music

10/29/2020
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. We take a look at her role as a music supervisor and why she decided to work in the music industry and for that matter for one of the biggest record companies in the World. “From a classical song bird and vocal teacher to Electronic Pop Producer and now 3 years’ experience as a Music Supervisor, Laura believes hidden gems are underrated.” Laura is...

Duration:00:53:48

A chat with Tony McHale - BAFTA Winning Writer, Producer, Actor and Director - known for Holby City, EastEnders & more

10/22/2020
Tony Mchale’s work is known to virtually everyone. He has spent over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on some of the most well-known UK dramas, many that still appear on our screens today including; EastEnders, Holby City, which he co-created and for which he also won a BAFTA, The Bill, Casualty, Silent Witness, Trial and Retribution, Dalziel and Pascoe, Waking the Dead and many more, as well as his own thrillers Resort To Murder and Headless. Tony’s career started in theatre and recently...

Duration:01:33:20

Music Marketing strategies and Tips for Artists and Bands

10/15/2020
In this week's episode, we discuss essential marketing strategies and tips for your music, whether you're a band or an individual artist. So, how do bands and artists market themselves in the music industry today? Well, once you have decided that you’re getting serious about your music career, you know that you have to start putting in serious effort to come up with effective band marketing and PR ideas for your band. But if you haven’t gotten much farther than “making a Facebook page,”...

Duration:00:19:30

A Chat with ZMNY - US Rapper and Actor starring in SHAMELESS USA, SWAGGER, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE & more

10/8/2020
This week we chat with American rapper and actor ZMNY (AKA Ozie Nzeribe) who is one of the newest fresh-faced artists hitting the scene and is dominating this area as a "World Peace Youth Ambassador" bringing new energetic sounds to music all over the world. 2020 has been a HUGE year for Ozie (ZMNY), starring as "Royale", a series regular with the highly anticipated Apple TV / CBS production of "SWAGGER" Produced by NBA star Kevin Durant. Ozie (ZMNY) is also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in...

Duration:00:41:53

In conversation with Hollywood film producer, screenwriter and author - Ken Atchity

10/1/2020
In Episode 16 we have a very special guest on the show, Hollywood film producer, screenwriter, and author Ken Atchity. With more than fifty years’ experience in the publishing world and over thirty years in entertainment, Dr. Ken Atchity (PhD Yale) has been called a “story merchant”—writer, professor, editor, producer, and literary manager. He’s launched hundreds of books and films, including New York Times bestsellers and Emmy-nominated documentaries, making over 200 films and television...

Duration:01:05:25

Discussing key points for SYNC music placements in Film, TV and Games

9/24/2020
In Episode 15 we look into synchronisation (SYNC) music placements for Film, TV, and Gaming for artists and bands. The SYNC world for Film, TV and the Gaming industry is very complex – Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and everyone sort of knows what it is. In this show, we have put together some of the most important terms you’ll want to know when it comes to licensing your music for sync (TV, Film, Video Games, and Adverts). This will include from the composition, which is any music as...

Duration:00:20:42

A chat with Jesse Kinch - US Singer Songwriter and Winner of ABC's Rising Star

9/17/2020
In Episode 14, we chat with Jesse Kinch. Jesse is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Long Island, New York, United States. He was the winner of the American Series of Rising Star which was broadcast on ABC. The show was hosted by Josh Groban, and the panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Jesse went on to sign with Capitol Records. Jesse picked up a guitar when he was 6, after discovering an old, beat-up acoustic in his parent's basement. They began to notice a mature...

Duration:01:17:05

The Pros and Cons of Independent labels vs Major record labels for artists and bands

9/10/2020
In Episode 13 we look into the pros and cons of independent labels vs major labels for artists and bands, discussing everything from - What makes a record label 'indie'? to what are artist-friendly record label deals? When it comes to getting a record deal, finding the right fit and structure with a label is crucial — but is an indie or a major record company a better overall fit for you? Firstly, you will need to know the difference’s between a major and independent record label. The...

Duration:00:17:37

A chat with Charlotte Armitage - The Media Psychologist® & Owner of YAFTA specialising in the Film & TV Industry. 03/09/2020.

9/3/2020
In Episode 12, we chat with Award-Winning business women Charlotte Armitage. Charlotte is The Media Psychologist® specialising in the Film & TV Industry, particularly, psychological duty of care processes in production. She is a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an accredited business psychologist holding principal practitioner status with the Association of Business Psychologists (PPABP) and is currently undertaking a...

Duration:01:16:13

Discussing Film Financing for the Creators of Independent Movies

8/27/2020
The world of movie financing is complex, from; equity, debt, mezzanine, first in, last out, it just goes on and on! In Episode 11, we discuss (P&A) film financing for the independent movie sector, covering the Print & Advertising budget looking at - The quantity and production of release prints and movie trailers to The Press campaign and contracting a PR agency. The financing of a movie is very complex, so we are producing a series of podcasts to help demystify this area for independent...

Duration:00:22:04

A chat with Tracey Webb, Music Executive and Owner of Power Promotions - 20/08/2020

8/20/2020
In Episode 10, we chat with music executive Tracey Webb, director & owner of Power Promotions the UK's leading dance music promotions company. The company’s worked with the like’s of Craig David, Elle Goulding, Anne-Marie, Faithless, Jonas Blue, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Paloma Faith, Armand Van Helden to name a few. Power was formed in 1989 and has been established since dance music’s inception and Tracey and her team have promoted the world’s biggest and best club tracks. We delve into...

Duration:01:16:20