* Featuring interviews with music publisher Steve Thompson and Hip-Hop artist Miss Ekko 1 *
The world of music has changed considerably since the early 2000s. No longer does it make sense for independent artists to wait expectantly for a major label to scoop them up and transform their lives. Rather, it is crucial for independent artists to utilize the great tools available on the world wide web, and to build a trustworthy support team. Today on the show, music publisher Steve Thompson educates us about the importance of artists attending to the administrative side of their music so that they can benefit from revenue streams that come from registration with SOCAN.
Hip-Hop artist Miss Ekko 1 phones through as well to give her opinion on having a music publisher as a component of an independent artist’s team. Miss Ekko 1 is not only passionate about her art, but also for supporting her peers in a myriad of ways, including educating them about their rights.
And we wrap up the show with tracks from three of our favorite local artists, including Jeff Johnson’s longstanding project OK Vancouver OK, who are releasing their ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ LP this weekend!
Midnight Oil – ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Earth Sun and Moon’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Outbreak of Love’ [AU]
Yolanda Be Cool Feat. Gurrumul – “A Baru In New York’ [AU]
Interview with music publisher Steve Thompson
Interview with Miss Ekko 1 Part 1
Miss Ekko 1- ‘My People’
Interview with Miss Ekko 1 Part 2
Miss Ekko 1 – ‘Hold Up’
Wiser Fool – ‘What’s Been Said’ [CA]
Kill Matilda – ‘Fault Lines’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ [CA]
Featured video – ‘What’s Our Memory For?’