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Music Made Me Do It

A new podcast series about music obsession and blind stupidity

“I came to my unit one day and it was flooded. There were cheesecakes floating everywhere. And I thought this is a sign, to concentrate on music” – Guv Singh, Music Manager
How was Adele originally discovered? How do you go from selling cheesecakes to stoned students to getting a number 1 record?  How do you turn your decorating business into a music festival within 9 months? Or your mobile disco into the world’s biggest independent record label? Just what do all the jobs in the music industry involve, and how can you get one?

Music Made Me Do It is the new podcast series that unpacks these questions by speaking to the mavericks and trailblazers who felt compelled to start their own businesses and projects within the music industry, making it up as they went along, and resulting in enormous success.  What do these people have in common, if anything, and how on earth did they do it?

Hosted by Stuart Stubbs (founder of independent music magazine Loud And Quiet) and produced by Emma Snook (Beats 1, Partisan Records), Series 1 is made up of 10 weekly episodes, each with a different guest sharing how they turned their extreme passion into a world renowned career.

From Oscar-winning producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Paul McCartney, U2) to PR guru Barbara Charone (Madonna, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters), to independent record label exec Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), each guest has had a unique and inspiring journey into the world of music, between them including tales of flipping cars, fraud, comedy, abject failure, blind panic and unbridled joy in eventual success. 

Episode 1 arrives November 25th.

Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify and all major podcast apps to hear a taster of what’s to come.

Paul Epworth – Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer of Adele, Paul McCartney, U2.
Martin Mills – Founder of Beggars Banquet, the world’s largest independent record label (Adele, Radiohead, Grimes, The xx).
Carol Crabtree – Founder of Solar Management (Four Tet, Nigel Godrich, Jimmy Sommerville).
Barbara Charone – Co-founder of press agency MBCPR (Madonna, Foo Fighters, Mark Ronson).
Simon Taffe – Founder of End of The Road festival (St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala).
Mandy Parnell – Mastering Engineer for the likes of Bjork, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy and Nick Cave.
Alex Hardee – Live agent and partner at Paradigm Agency (previous CODA Agency – Liam Gallagher, Sia, Jess Glynne).
Guv Singh – Founder of Catalyst Management (Mist, Steel Banglez, Michael Dapaah).
Chris Swanson – Co-founder of the Secretly Canadian label group (Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr, Angel Olsen).
Eg White – Ivor Novello-winning songwriter with artists including Will Young, Adele, Celine Dion and James Blunt.

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