Ep. #97 - Richard Gottehrer
Richard is an American songwriter, record producer and record label executive. In 1997, he co-founded The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company, with long-time partner Scott Cohen. He's had a successful 50 year career in this biz.
Ep. #98 - M Shadows
M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold dropped by the office for a great interview. We talked a lot about starting out as a metal band, what it takes to succeed in the rock business, and what the band's involved in outside of music.
Ep. #99 - Jim Urie
Renman gets together with Jim Urie, one of the legendary Marketing and Distribution execs in the record industry. Jim is the former President and CEO of UMG Distribution and now CEO, President and Chairman of CUR Media.
Ep. #101 - Jake Versluis
Jake Versluis, Kera O'Neil, & David Michael Fran discuss music publishing, writing songs, and finding a great manager on this episode of Renman Live.
Ep. #102 - Tom MacKay
Longtime Republic Records A&R executive Tom MacKay talks about how he got his start in the music business, what it takes to get signed to a record label, how to get signed to a deal, and shares some great stories from his Music Industry Career.
Ep. #103 - Steve Vai
Guitar god Steve Vai joins us on Renman Live to talk about his life in music. For any kid that ever picked up a guitar in the last 30 years they probably spent some time admiring the virtuosity of Steve Vai.
Ep. #105 - Alex Lifeson
Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson joins Renman Live! to talk about his career and the bands 40th anniversary tour!
Ep. #106 - Nick Raphael
Nick Raphael is the one of the top A&R execs in the whole of the music business. He's signed some huge artists including Sam Smith, Five Seconds of Summer, and Jay Z to name a few. He is the President of Capitol Records in the UK and joined Renman to talk shop and answer questions.
Ep. #107 - Ask Renman
Music industry pro Steve Rennie aka Renman is your music biz mentor. Got a question about the biz? Ask Renman and get answers!
Ep. #108 - Aaron-Bay Schuck
Aaron Bay-Schuck, President of A&R at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records makes a return engagement to Renman Live to talk about his new role as President of A&R at one of the top labels in the business. We'll talk about his current projects, take questions from our members and listen to some music submitted by independent artists.
Ep. #109 - Sarah Stennett
As the manager of acts like Zayn Malik, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, and Rita Ora, Sarah Stennett has worked her way to the top of the business. Joining us live on Skype from London, Sarah fills us in on how she got started in the biz, who some of her mentors were, and how she and her team play label, manager, and music publisher all under one roof.
Ep. #110 - Glen Ballard
Six-Time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard is one of popular music’s most accomplished producers and songwriters, whose records have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. During his diverse career, Ballard has worked with the biggest names in music from Barbra Streisand and Aerosmith, to Dave Matthews and Katy Perry.
Ep. #111 - Nicole Alvarez
Nicole Alvarez was the first ever guest on Renman Live so it was only fitting to have her on our 3 year anniversary show. Check out our recap of our favorite moments and guests from three great years of Renman LIVE!
Ep. #113 - Fred Croshal
Longtime music business veteran and music marketing expert Fred Croshal shares his experience and advice from his long career in the music business.
Ep. #114 - Ethan Baer
EDM.com CEO and co-founder Ethan Baer shares his insights on being a music-tech entrepreneur, how EDM.com works, what they look for in artists, how to get on the website, and much more.
Ep. #115 - Meytal Cohen
Drummer and Youtube star Meytal Cohen has built a huge online presence amassing over 1.3 Million Facebook followers and 120,000,000 YouTube views, and has more subscribers on YouTube than any other drummer. She talks about releasing her debut album ‘Alchemy’ her plan to leverage her online success to even bigger things.
Ep. #117 - Jason Flom
Jason Flom has been one of the top A&R execs for the better part of 30 years. He's signed some of the biggest artists in business. Artists like Katy Perry, Lorde, Twisted Sister, Tori Amos, and Kid Rock to name just a few. He joined us again to talk shop, talk about his latest signings, and introduces us to the latest Flom A&R exec, his son Mike.
Ep. #118 - Dan Steinberg
On this week's show we are going to talk about what it takes to build a live touring business and answer questions from our members. Renman is joined by concert promoter Dan Steinberg, Founder and CEO of Emporium Presents.
Ep. #119 - Bob Lefsetz
Music Industry Analyst Bob Lefsetz is the author of the Lefsetz Letter, an industry newsletter and blog read by everyone in the biz from record execs to interns. This is Bob's second appearance on Renman LIVE and you know he's never short on color commentary and opinions.
Ep. #120 - Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy is President of Goldenvoice West and a longtime concert promoter. He is one of the Renman's very first mentors and responsible for giving the Renman his first gig in the Music Business! If you're looking to learn details about the live business and concert promoting this is a must watch.
Ep. #121 - Ask Renman
Do you need some tips on how to write an email and what to say? In this show Renman is joined by Columbia Records A&R exec Sebastien Le Tellier, music biz attorney Audrey Benoualid, and Musician/manager Blasko to talk about how to professionally reach out to people in the music biz. We'll talk about crafting notes, making it personal, and how to stay consistent with out being annoying.
Ep. #122 - Ask Renman
Getting press coverage is a key element of any successful marketing plan in the music biz. On this week’s show Renman talks about what it takes to get great press with publicist Ryan Feldman (Fresno Media), Scott Heisel, editor of Substream Magazine, and rock journalist Juliette Jagger.
Ep. #123 - John Seabrook
On this episode we dive into the belly of the pop beast with John Seabrook author of the book "The Song Machine." We are also joined by Senior VP of A&R at Interscope Records Neil Jacobson.
Ep. #125 - Ask Renman
The Renman takes questions from our users for a lively discussion on radio promo, Spotify, record labels and more with his friend Michael Plen from In Grooves.
Ep. #126 - Ron Fair
A&R Exec/Producer chats with Renman about making great music, how he got started in the record business and what he looks for when signing new acts.
Ep. #127 - Ask Renman
Renman talks with music attorney Audrey Benoualid about copyrights, song splits, and being a music biz insider. He also chats with Lynda.com/LinkedIn music content manager and indie label owner David Franz about learning the music business in the 21st century.
Ep #129-Joey Papoutsis
Joey Papoutsis, manager of emerging Electronic music stars LOUIS THE CHILD and one of the music industry's new young guns took some time to drop by and talk shop about today's music biz with me and lots of aspiring artists and music pros. He shared his thoughts on getting started, networking, and how to help an artist go from 'zero to buzz'. Grab a cup of coffee, a pen, and a piece of paper and settle in for a great conversation about what it takes to make something happen in the music biz.
Ep. #130-Singer Miles Hunt
Miles Hunt is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and author. He fronts the alternative rock band The Wonder Stuff. He was also my 2nd management client and one of the most talented and wittiest people I've ever known.