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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.
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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

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@Lefsetz

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English


Episodes

Pete Tong

1/16/2020
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A progenitor of the electronic music scene, Pete Tong had his residency at Pacha, is still on the BBC and is now touring arenas with the Heritage Orchestra playing Ibiza Classics. Meanwhile, he's still DJ'ing all over the world. Yup, Pete's just that busy! Listen to learn how Pete and the scene evolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:43:13

Dave Mason

1/9/2020
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Singer/songwriter/gunslinger Dave Mason was a member of Traffic, wrote "Feelin' Alright" as well as "Only You Know And I Know" (popularized by Delaney & Bonnie when they were on tour with Dave and Eric Clapton), and was the creator of the perfect debut album "Alone Together" and recorded the smash hit "We Just Disagree." Now that's a CV! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:40

Jamie Kitman

1/2/2020
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Jamie Kitman is not only a music manager, he's the New York Bureau Chief at "Automobile" magazine. In addition to his column in "Automobile," Kitman's National Magazine Award-winning commentary has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Nation," "GQ," "Foreign Affairs" and more. Listen as Kitman gives the scoop on SUVs (they make more profits for the manufacturers and handle much worse than sedans) and his history managing They Might Be Giants. Check out some of Jamie's columns here:...

Duration:01:34:26

Holly George-Warren

12/26/2019
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Holly George-Warren is the author of a new book on Janis Joplin entitled "Janis: Her Life and Music." Tune in for insights into Janis, along with tales from Ms. George-Warren's career working at "Rolling Stone" and authoring sixteen books on topics as varied as Woodstock, Alex Chilton and country & western music. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:20:36

Lee Abrams

12/19/2019
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He created AOR, the album-oriented rock radio format. He designed the original XM channels. Legendary radio programmer Lee Abrams is just not another consultant, listen to glean his insights. Howard Stern talks to Hillary Clinton about Lee Abrams (start at 15:20): https://bit.ly/2Q9D8OT You can also read some of Lee's musings here: https://bit.ly/2RZxBN2 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:44:13

MicK Jones

12/12/2019
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That's right, Mr. Foreigner, who also co-produced Van Halen's "5150," Billy Joel's "Storm Front," and more. Hear how Mick struck gold with French superstar Johnny Hallyday and then conspired to create the chart-topping rock band whose songs are indelibly imprinted upon our brains. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:46:19

Tom Corson

12/5/2019
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Tom Corson is the co-chairman and chief operating officer of Warner Records. Listen… Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:33:10

Adam Alpert

11/28/2019
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Adam Alpert manages the Chainsmokers and runs Disruptor Records, a joint venture with Sony Music. Listen to how a whip-smart millennial has navigated the music business...from nightclubs to number one! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:46:02

Peter Garrett

11/21/2019
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Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett is only six days older than I am. I was scared he'd be off-putting, as a result of his height and bald head, but there are few people I've interviewed I've related to more. We cover the history of the Oils as well as Peter's tenure in the Australian government and what it was like playing in a band after his parents passed and... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:32:24

Alan Hamel

11/14/2019
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Canadian late night TV host, producer, husband of Suzanne Somers and her career guru, Hamel has been there and done that and has great stories, he holds back nothing! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:44:17

Richard Griffiths

11/7/2019
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An agent, a publisher, a label majordomo and now a manager, not only has Richard Griffiths worn all the hats, he's a seer when it comes to careers. Richard and his partner Harry Magee and their firm Modest! Management were honored with the 2019 Music Industry Trusts Award on November 4th in London. Modest! has steered the careers of One Direction, the Spice Girls, 5 Seconds of Summer, Olly Murs, Niall Horan, Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:23:08

Bill Curbishley

10/31/2019
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The manager of The Who, Judas Priest and...need I say more? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:56:36

Whitney Cummings

10/24/2019
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A tour-de-force, writer/performer/stand-up Whitney Cummings is whip-smart and quick with a quip. Listen as we plumb the depths of Hollywood, social media, her career, her personality, her personal life... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:02:06:35

Peter Paterno

10/17/2019
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Attorney extraordinaire Peter Paterno represents a who's who of clients. Listen to hear his story from Orange County to Harvey Mudd to signing Queen at Hollywood Records to Metallica to Dr. Dre to "Blurred Lines" to... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:38:59

Ron Stone

10/10/2019
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Manager Ron Stone has been involved with everybody from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell to Bonnie Raitt to Rickie Lee Jones. Listen to hear tales of what it was like in L.A. in the sixties and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:38:06

Phil Carson

10/3/2019
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Phil Carson was there in the heyday of Atlantic Records in the U.K. He signed AC/DC and was the only guy at the label Led Zeppelin would talk to. He's managed everyone from Plant and Page to ELP and still handles Foreigner. This guy's got stories! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:59:12

Michael Feinstein

9/26/2019
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The King of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein is a player, a singer and an archivist, he's born to and dedicated to the music. A legend with numerous albums and TV shows, you should listen to this even if only modern music floats your boat, hear how an outcast followed the music to success, how a true original was accepted by Ira Gershwin and the public at large. From the piano bar to the Hollywood Bowl, it's a mighty long way down not only rock and roll, but all music, to the...

Duration:01:39:12

Ahmet Zappa

9/19/2019
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Majordomo of the Zappa Trust, son of Frank and Gail (as they told him to call them from birth), TV show host, writer, entrepreneur, Ahmet Zappa grew up by the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, he has stories to tell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:28:48

Ken Kragen

9/12/2019
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From the Limeliters to the Smothers Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and even Gallagher, Ken Kragen is a legendary manager and one of the main drivers behind "We Are The World." Listen to hear his history, as well as the tale of that legendary charity project. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:53:43

Harold Bronson

9/5/2019
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One of the original Rhino Brothers (along with Richard Foos), Harold went from playing to writing to CBS college rep and ultimately Rhino Records, then just a record shop. Harold was the one who expanded the brand into recordings, with Wild Man Fischer, the Temple Kazoo Orchestra, the Winos and more, ultimately leading to the distribution of the Turtles' catalog. Listen to the story of how Harold and Rhino succeeded by doing it their way. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:35:11