Will Page former Chief Economist at Spotify joins us this week
Will Page former Chief Economist at Spotify joins us this week for an incredibly interesting discussion about Spotify, streaming services, podcasts, NFTs and when should the music industry let go of the vine it is holding on to right now and grab the next vine.
Will Page is the former chief economist of Spotify and PRS for Music, where he pioneered Rockonomics. At PRS he published work on Radiohead’s In Rainbows and on saving BBC 6 Music. At Spotify he helped redefine the catalogue and articulated the global value of music copyright. A passionate communicator, Page has regular features in Billboard, The Economist, and the Financial Times. His most recent publication, a full page feature in the FT Life & Arts, explored Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan and the future of streaming. He is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts.
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Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.
Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.
Michael has also managed the online efforts for KISS, ACCEPT, SOiL, Tantric, Killer Dwarfs, Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Narada Michael Walden, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.
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As a teenager in the Pacific Northwest, Jay smuggled his Canon F-1 into rock concerts to get the perfect shot of the likes of Van Halen, Queen and Cheap Trick. After college, he toured as a musician gaining invaluable experience in what it takes to create and promote an album. He later translated that knowledge as an executive with Universal, Sony and Warner Music Groups.
He moved to San Francisco and finally to Los Angeles for Universal Music where he worked for 18 years, most recently as VP New Media and Online Marketing for Universal Music Enterprises.
Jay has been on the cutting edge of Digital Sales & Marketing with Universal, Starbucks Entertainment, Fox and Warner Music. It is this unique perspective as a musician, music executive, and fan that makes Jay‘s approach to Digital Strategy and Online Marketing so artist-friendly.”
Jay co-founded Label Service company LABEL LOGIC and also works with clients as an independent consultant. He publishes a weekly industry news email called Your Morning Coffee. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/2cuQbb2