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The Entertainment Engine

By Peter Moore and BeX Gregory
The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends.

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Part 2: We chat with Ross King MBE, US Correspondent for ITV Lorraine and Good Morning Britain
Welcome to Part 2 of our chat with US correspondent Ross King MBE, we discuss some of the biggest star interviews Ross had achieved over the years, with fun and games speaking about Gerard Butler, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts.... and spending time on the Isle Of Wight with his family growing up. Bringing back some great memories for him! Ross, Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV, and radio. Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top-rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent. He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys. His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Ross has performed in Las Vegas and at the World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. He has also “sung and danced” with Diana Ross and screen legend, Donald O’Connor. For many years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show, Pebble Mill. His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival. You can follow Ross on Twitter and Instagram at @TheRossKing Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
41:08
May 6, 2021
Part 1: We chat with Ross King MBE, US Correspondent for ITV Lorraine and Good Morning Britain
This week we welcome US correspondent Ross King MBE. Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV, and radio. Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top-rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent. He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys. His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.  Ross has performed in Las Vegas and at the World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. He has also “sung and danced” with Diana Ross and screen legend, Donald O’Connor. For many years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show, Pebble Mill. His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.  On the West End stage, before leaving London, Ross played a leading role in Dick Whittington, London’s musical of the millennium at Sadlers Wells Theater. The production was directed by Dame Gillian Lynne (Cats & Phantom of the Opera) and was nominated for a prestigious “Laurence Olivier Award”. You can follow Ross on Twitter and Instagram at @TheRossKing The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist'' for April - featuring - UK Cellist and singer-songwriter - Ayanna Witter-Johnson - www.ayannamusic.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
56:58
April 29, 2021
Part 2 - A Chat with John Crye, Hollywood Film Producer and Director
Welcome to Part 2 of the conversation with film director John Crye. When John first came to Los Angeles in 95, John had no idea what development was. He had been a stage actor and theater producer in Boston but always had a fascination with film. John Crye's first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. It was then he learned the importance of the “gatekeepers,” those hard-working folks on the frontlines who are the first and often last audience that a script ever has. His work at Summit brought him to the attention of two investors who hired him to help them form a new independent production company, Newmarket Films. He took the job of creative director and brought in a filmmaker friend as head of the production. In their blissful ignorance, the first film they developed and produced had no stars, half of it was black and white, and the structure was a horseshoe-shaped puzzle box. It was called “Memento,” and it was the second feature of a neophyte auteur named Christopher Nolan. It was bold and daring, and then nobody in the business wanted to distribute it. Fortunately, Newmarket Films stood behind the film and built a distribution arm to support it. So began Newmarket’s run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,” and “The Passion of the Christ - Directed by Mel Gibson, James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci,” Crye's latest project - Chance is a 2020 American drama film directed by John B. Crye and starring Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Weeds, Stranger Things). Which is based on the true story of Chance Smith, a teenager from Ohio who took his own life. To learn more click on the link; http://www.truedev.sharpcrye.com/about-me Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
50:06
April 22, 2021
Part 1 - In Conversation with John Crye, Hollywood Film Producer and Director
This week we welcome film producer and director John Crye. When he first came to Los Angeles in 95, John had no idea what development was. He had been a stage actor and theater producer in Boston but always had a fascination with film. John Crye's first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. It was then he learned the importance of the “gatekeepers,” those hard-working folks on the frontlines who are the first and often last audience that a script ever has. His work at Summit brought him to the attention of two investors who hired him to help them form a new independent production company, Newmarket Films.  He took the job of creative director and brought in a filmmaker friend as head of the production. In their blissful ignorance, the first film they developed and produced had no stars, half of it was black and white, and the structure was a horseshoe-shaped puzzle box. It was called “Memento,” and it was the second feature of a neophyte auteur named Christopher Nolan. It was bold and daring, and then nobody in the business wanted to distribute it.  Fortunately, Newmarket Films stood behind the film and built a distribution arm to support it. So began Newmarket’s run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,” and “The Passion of the Christ - Directed by Mel Gibson, James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci,”   Crye's latest project - Chance is a 2020 American drama film directed by John B. Crye and starring Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Weeds, Stranger Things). Which is based on the true story of Chance Smith, a teenager from Ohio who took his own life. To learn more click on the link; http://www.truedev.sharpcrye.com/about-me Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:05:15
April 15, 2021
A chat with British actor Billy Murray and Film producer Jonathan Sothcott
On The Entertainment Engine podcast, we welcome film producer Jonathan Sothcott and British actor Billy Murray. Their new movie Nemesis, the UK crime thriller marks the debut of disruptive indie Shogun Film has been acquired for US release by Samuel Goldwyn Film. The film features a stellar British cast including Billy Murray, Nick Moran, Frank Harper, Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Bruce Payne, Ricky Grover, Danny Bear, and Julian Glover. Billy Murray is an English actor, best known for playing Don Beech in ITV's Drama The Bill from 1995 to 2004 on ITV, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, and Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.  Jonathan Sothcott worked as a film journalist and produced documentaries for the burgeoning DVD industry, working with British film icons including Sir Roger Moore, Ken Russell, Bryan Forbes, and Euan Lloyd, about whom he made an acclaimed documentary, The Last of the Gentleman Producers. By the age of 24, Jonathan was the youngest Television Executive in the UK, setting up and launching The Horror Channel, working with a galaxy of stars including Mark Hamill, Jason Statham, Richard E Grant, Sheridan Smith, Dexter Fletcher, Ray Winstone, Steven Berkoff, Rik Mayall, Craig Fairbrass, and BAFTA nominees Phil Davis and Kierston Wareing. To learn more click on the links below; https://www.shogunfilms.com NEMESIS Theme song - https://music.apple.com/gb/album/nemesis-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-single/1557656727 Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:08:07
April 8, 2021
We chat with US Entertainment Attorney David Helfant.
The Entertainment Engine podcast welcomes our next special guest US entertainment attorney  David Helfant. For the past 40 years, David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David is an expert in representing record producers, recording artists, record and publishing companies, major motion picture studios, and television, film, and video production companies. David's clients have included over the years; Johnny Carson, Slash, Van Halen, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, John Travolta, Phil Collins, Jennifer Warnes to name a few. David was the Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures and headed their Music Business and Legal Affairs Department for many years where he supervised attorneys, paralegals, and assistants negotiating and documenting soundtrack album, artist, producer, license, and music publishing agreements for motion picture productions at Paramount, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Films. Including; “The Italian Job”, “School Of Rock”,  “Mean Girls”, “Team America”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”. David has also been outside music counsel for The Weinstein Company, performing Business & Legal Affairs services on award-winning and highly acclaimed films such as; “Lion”, “Gold”, Southpaw”, "The Butler”, “The Iron Lady”, “Paddington”, “Scream 4”, “Scary Movie 5”, “The Tillman Story” and “Lawless”. David has also managed the career of US Actress, producer, director, author, singer/songwriter, Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose Hollywood career spans 30 years. Jennifer achieved much of her success by starring in movies such as, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,”, “Heartbreakers,” and “The Client List”   For more information on Helfant Law click on the link: https://www.helfantlaw.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:22:16
April 1, 2021
The Do's and Don’ts: On How to Contact Music Supervisors and Music Consultants...
In this week's episode, we take a look at the DO'S and DON'TS of music supervision. A music supervisor is a person who combines music and visual media together. According to The Guild of Music Supervisors, a music supervisor is “a qualified professional who oversees all music-related aspects of film, television, advertising, video games, and other existing or emerging visual media platforms.” In the musical theatre industry, a music supervisor is often responsible for managing a team of music directors working on any number of musical productions at any one time. Music supervisors will often narrow down their focus to a few publishing companies, agents, labels, artists that they know and trust – particularly important. This helps them get deals done more quickly and efficiently, with very little fuss. Before you contact a music supervisor, make sure you know their work, this is especially important, I know it may sound basic. Blindly sending “listen to my music!” emails are a complete waste of their time and yours. Just like your music has its own sound, many music supervisors have their own brand and distinctive credits as well. Demonstrate that you researched the supervisor with a crafted subject line in your initial email. If your brand of COUNTRY OR POP is perfect for a particular Netflix, Disney, or Amazon series, change up your email or social media introduction with a title, for example: “POP/Country for the nightclub scenes with band.” The music supervisor on the receiving end will very much appreciate that you are paying attention, this is good brownie points to start you off. The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist for March'' featuring - Carolan Deacon from the East Coast with the track - "Do What You Gotta Do" - by Carolan Deacon and Paulie Preset" For more information about the artist check out the link; https://carolandeacon.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
23:05
March 25, 2021
We chat with Canadian Pianist & Composer Martin Mayer.
This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer, who is described as "Canada's Prince of Piano" – by Beijing Times, China's leading English-language newspaper. Born in the Czech Republic, and now based in Vancouver, Canada, his music has been defined as instrumental fusion – a combination of smooth jazz, classical, pop, and rock. Mayer's European roots add a good share of thoughtful and longing soul, his North American education contributes a healthy dose of high-octane energy. An explosive mix.  Martin Mayer’s recordings include Destinations (1998), Live In Concert (2000, nominated for "Outstanding Instrumental Album" at the Prairie Music Awards), This is Who I Am (2003, Nominated for "Outstanding Instrumental Album" at the WCMA Awards), the 2009 single The Orphan Boy, a year-long fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alone (2010), Unbreakable (2018) and the holiday single Carol of the Bells (2020). The classically-trained pianist spearheaded the launch of his instrumental fusion career in true music industry fashion. He risked a $35,000 bank loan to mount and produce his dream debut concert – complete with a 20-piece orchestra, film, and live recording crew. That risk paid off when the Live in Concert album garnered him his first music award nomination and opened the doors to his premiere international tour. A Chinese Arts Agency took Martin Mayer on a 16-city six-week-long concert tour in mainland China in 2001. It would become the biggest tour of any artist in China's modern history, and all of his tour dates since then would be sold out. He entertained thousands in concert and millions on Chinese TV. To find out more about Martin Mayer's career, click on the link below; http://www.martinmayermusic.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:32:27
March 18, 2021
A chat with Brad Dollar Nashville based Music Producer| Engineer | Coach
This week we welcome to show, special guest Nashville-based Music Producer | Engineer | Coach. Brad is a Music Cultivator and energizing producer, engineer, and coach to creators. An Oakland Bay Area native, he has been cultivating the craft, art, and community since his youth. Passionate about creating the conditions that allow music and people to grow, Brad has produced and engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West), G-Eazy, Alphabet Rockers (GRAMMY Nominated), Slightly Stoopid, and many more, as well as connected platforms like Amazon, MTV, Airbnb & Jack Daniels to fresh content. Brad also co-developed the non-profit music accelerator ZOO LABS where he has coached over 300 musicians and dozens of music startups, helping align their art, their business, and their purpose. Brad lives with his family in Nashville, continues to catalyze artists in studios around the world, and is available virtually.  What he does - With the direct support of over 1000 released titles and hundreds of artists and startups, Brad is a lifetime music builder dedicated to helping create meaningful and lasting content that is paired with revolutionary strategies and campaigns. Brad's strongest ability is how he creates a positive, productive, and powerful environment that translates to those you're trying to reach.  Brad activates creators to craft in a way that inspires people and content to be their best while leaving a deep and lasting impression on audiences across time and space. For more information about Brad, click on the link to learn more;  https://www.braddollar.com  Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:45:45
March 11, 2021
A Guide to Planning Music Festivals and Concerts!
In this podcast episode we are looking at how to put on a successful music festival in the GLOBAL pandemic, is this possible, or is this a step too far? Let us take a closer look - A lot of work goes into planning a music festival, from setting your goals to securing your team to then making it all happen. Even more so this year will require more planning and preparation to ensure that everyone has an amazing and safe experience at your festival.  Some points to consider for festival planning; Write an executive summary: This is a thorough yet succinct overview of your event and acts as an introduction to both your festival and you with your team, the event creator. It should be a minimum of 1/2 pages covering the following: What your event is and where/when it will take place, Why you are planning this festival, Your festival’s mission and overall objectives, How it benefits the local community, Your estimated income and expenditure from year 1 to year 5 (guide).  Add Complete background & history: This gives you the opportunity to go more in-depth about your event’s history and your own background, including experience and event successes. (if this is your first event — then your history is ltd, but you still need to provide all background info). Why do you want to plan a festival? What will it add to, and not just your bank balance, but the people attending, the event sponsors the investors, brands, and the local community? Planning a festival is not for the faint-hearted and this is your chance to show why you are fully committed to this process. If you have worked on any festivals in the past include information, images, and testimonials. You should also use this section to position your festival in the market. What are you bringing to the table that no one else has covered before, really think hard about all this! Plus we have the 'Fact of the Day' and 'Question of the Day' Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
28:24
March 4, 2021
A chat with Chris Johnson (International Drummer for Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Madonna & More)
This week we welcome to show special guest Chris Johnson. Chris is one of the world’s most recognisable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch as “Quite possibly one of the most in-demand international drummers on earth”. Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he works with icons such as Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal, and J-Lo. Chris’s career credits also include global songwriting and production success with multiple tracks on Snoop Dogg’s critically acclaimed, Bible of Love, which entered at no. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts. He also features extensively on the soundtrack album of the Oscar-winning A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, which went straight to No. 1 in the Billboard 200 and UK Official Charts following its release in October. The soundtrack has since passed 3 billion streams on Spotify. Chris's latest project is a music industry book published by Hal Leonard - POP, R&B, AND GOSPEL DRUMMING with 3+ hours of video content. Chris gives advice for playing techniques and approaches and sharing of experiences of playing in both live performances and studio sessions. In addition to Chris's insights and instruction, the accompanying videos and audio tracks showcase Chris playing to pop hits along with original music and arrangements played by his band. The book even has bonus material featuring interviews with other industry professionals! https://npamanagement.co.uk/artists/chris-johnson/ The Entertainment Engine ''Spotlight artist for February'' - featuring - Aspect The Poet from Southern California with the track - "Don't Let Materialism Define." For more information about the artist; https://open.spotify.com/artist/6c7PCYAzT9rpPOUxKTtCKV Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:44:33
February 25, 2021
''Keep Creating'' - Discussing ways artists and bands can keep proactive during the pandemic
In this episode, Pete and BeX discuss different ways artists and bands can keep proactive during the pandemic. We look at the live sector and how this has been affected since the Covid-19 outbreak. So we look at time management, and how to use the time wisely to plan and maximise online activity, websites, social media, marketing, online concerts/streaming, creating new content, as people all over the world are consuming much more music and content on various platforms. So it's important to stay active online and keep creating content to share with the world! Over the past 12 months, the music industry has been hit very hard by coronavirus with live performance revenue the biggest casualty so far, with the loss of all concerts and festivals. The global music industry is worth over $50 billion, with two major income streams. The first is live music, which makes up over 50% of total revenues and is derived mostly from ticket sales from live shows. The second, recorded music, combines revenue from streaming, digital downloads, physical sales, and synchronization revenues (licensing of music for movies, games, TV, and advertising). This shows a twelve-month shutdown is believed to cost the music industry more than $10bn in sponsorships, with even longer delays expected being for the live sector. But, the industry as ever is fighting back with new ways to monetize music consumption: For example; Fortnite hosted a live rap concert that attracted up to 30+ million live viewers, now that is impressive! Looking to the long-term, the main core value chain of the music industry is likely to remain largely unchanged. Professional artists release music via the big record labels — UMG, Sony Music, or Warner Music — or alternatively through an independent publisher and label!. Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news and updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
19:33
February 18, 2021
Part 2: A Chat with Lionel Lodge the Founder of SyncLodge
Welcome to Part 2 of the conversation with our special guest Lionel Lodge CEO of SyncLodge. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and touring with the WHO. It was 1992 when Lionel started traveling around Europe, meeting local players to record 8 of his now 12 solo CDs. Lionel's experience extends to starting a live music booking agency that grew to be a team of 10, booking, over 750 bands, and 1200 DJs throughout the World. After that, Lionel was a senior editor and co-publisher of a UK entertainment magazine called NOW with over 40,000 monthly circulations. Lionel has toured and performed in many countries and opened shows for Alanis Morrisette and Jethro Tull just to name a few. Lionel's journey continues being the founder and CEO of SyncLodge. The company wants to replace the scrambling of competition with ease of flow in the sync licensing industry. They want to amplify the creative joys of the music supervisor and let computer systems do the heavy lifting of the tedious and frustrating. Allow all who create music to have equal opportunity in sync placement, regardless of where they are in the world, regardless of their connections, finances, or level of fame. Who can use SyncLodge? Visual Media Producers, Music Supervisors, and Copyright Owners/Administrators. For more information about SyncLodge, click on the link below; https://www.synclodge.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:02:55
February 11, 2021
Part 1: A Chat with Lionel Lodge (Recording Artist, Songwriter & Founder of SyncLodge).
We welcome our next guest of Season 2 the Scottish-born singer-songwriter and producer— Lionel Lodge to the show. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, this is where the music and travel bug hit. Lionel took the exit to England. It was 1992 and he started traveling around Europe, meeting local players to record 8 of his now 12 solo CDs. Lionel's experience extends to starting a live music booking agency that grew to be a team of 10, booking, over 750 bands, and 1200 DJs throughout the World. After that, Lionel was a senior editor and co-publisher of a UK entertainment magazine called NOW with over 40,000 monthly circulations. With all this experience Lionel has toured and performed in many countries and opened shows for Alanis Morrisette and Jethro Tull just to name a few.  Lionel's journey continues being the founder and CEO of SyncLodge. The company wants to replace the scrambling of competition with ease of flow in the sync licensing industry. They want to amplify the creative joys of the music supervisor and let computer systems do the heavy lifting of the tedious and frustrating. Allow all who create music to have equal opportunity in sync placement, regardless of where they are in the world, regardless of their connections, finances, or level of fame.  For more information about SyncLodge, click on the link below; https://www.synclodge.com/ Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up here for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:03:59
February 4, 2021
Part 2 - Discussing How Music Streaming Works and Artist in the Spotlight
Welcome to Part 2 of the Music streaming. This is such a HOT topic right now with the UK Government looking at this area closely, with labels, artists, and distributors to provide a fairer landscape for the indies. The adoption of music streaming is by far the most significant change in the industry in the last ten years. Streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. In episode 2 we look at the following areas plus much more;  Mechanical royalties. They are paid to the songwriters for the right to reproduce the recording every time the user chooses to play a song. That means that non-interactive plays on DSP, like ad-supported radio-stream like Pandora, for example, does not generate that type of royalty.  Performance royalties. These are paid to the songwriters for the right to publicly perform their music. Since the streaming distribution model implies that the consumer does not own any of the songs, every stream is rendered as a streaming service publicly performing a song to the user  even if it is enjoyed in the privacy of one’s headphones.  What is the Pay-out to sound recording owners? The pay-outs to master owners make up the primary share of the overall per-stream pay-out. It is paid to the owners of the recording copyright — whether it is a label, distributor, or artists themselves. Engine Artist in the spotlight this month - Jeniqua, an Australian born Independent Recording Artist & Songwriter, grew up expressing herself through poetry and writing songs. Artists who have inspired her, include Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, and Be Be Winans. Her songs feature on many radio & DJ playlists, capturing the attention of many across the globe and empowering them in their own lives.  More information; www.jeniqua.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
28:41
January 28, 2021
Part 1: Discussing How Music Streaming Works
In this episode, we talk about How music streaming works. Part 1 discusses: The music streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. The music industry is caught up in the middle of this activity! Streaming has already changed the way the recording industry operates and the way in which we consume, share, and experience music globally. So, how Does Music Streaming Work? Music streaming works in a very easy way: a streaming service delivers data to a streamer in small amounts so that the user can get pre-buffered music that has been pre-buffered a few minutes or even seconds before playing your favorite albums. Given the user has a solid internet connection, streaming technology provides an uninterrupted listening experience, without ever actually saving the files on to the user’s chosen device. This technology — and the streaming business overall — developed a response to the music piracy platforms from the ’90s. History of the Music Streaming Market. It's 1999, and there’s a new exciting service on the web, getting traction amongst the college students. It allows to exchange data through peer-to-peer networks with ease, and since .mp3 files are so well-compressed, music becomes the primary content transferred through Napster. The concept of P2P music sharing is out in the open — and the attempts of the recording industry to shut down the pirate websites. As soon as a pirate service is shut down, new ones immediately take their place. LimeWire, BearShare, Shareaza, etc. More on music streaming in part 2 of next week's episode!  Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
15:10
January 21, 2021
A chat with James Kennedy (Singer Songwriter and producer)
Season 2, Episode 1 of The Entertainment Engine kicks off the New Year with a special guest interview with James Kennedy - a Singer-Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. Formerly the singer/guitarist in the political Alternative Rock band KYSHERA, Kennedy has been releasing music since 2002 as both a band member and as a solo artist. With a wildly eclectic back catalogue including noise music, acoustic, prog rock, grunge, MOR, experimental electronic and orchestral music, Kennedy is a unique figure on the modern music scene. Almost all of the instruments on his 7 albums as well as all of the production, has been performed by Kennedy - no small achievement considering his 40% hearing loss due to childhood ear surgery. In 2010 Kennedy set up Konic Records, an independent record company & music publisher with a network of partner companies in almost every country worldwide. Having represented many artists since then and having a good track record with sync, Konic Records now exclusively represents Kennedy's back catalogue. His first book 'Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog', a 'part memoir, part expose of the music world's murky underbelly' was published on October 18th, 2020. His latest solo album ' Make Anger Great Again', a political Alt-Rock tour de force, was released on September 25th, 2020. https://www.jameskennedystuff.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:38:30
January 14, 2021
The Entertainment Engine Christmas Podcast Special for 2020!
Welcome to our Christmas podcast Episode for 2020. It's been a tough year for all, so we decided to take the podcast route which transpired over the weeks and months to produce our show, building awareness and visibility. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests for the show, with decades of experience. Guests included; Layra Harmony has styled Anthony Joshua, David Gandy working with brands such as Burberry and Hugo Boss. Alan Glass credits include Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Earth Wind and Fire, Lighthouse Family, George Benson, Liberty X. Tracey Webb, credits include Craig David, Elle Goulding, Faithless, David Guetta, Paloma Faith. Charlotte Armitage The Media Psychologist® specializing in the Film & TV Industry. Jesse Kinch the winner of the American Series of Rising Star hosted by Josh Groban, a panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Ken Atchity movie producer credits include; The Meg (Jason Statham), Angels in the Snow (Kristy Swanson) Hysteria (Maggie Gyllenhaal). ZMNY starring as "Royale" in "SWAGGER", also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in the Comedy-drama series "SHAMELESS" starring William H. Macy. Tony Mchale’s spent over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on well-known UK dramas, including; EastEnders, Holby City, for which he won a BAFTA. Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. Kevin Davy White mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne. Music producer Victor Merritt working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and Baby Face. Melanie Rodriguez, Lawyer - Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment trusted advisor providing expertise to creative entrepreneurs. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:15:18
December 22, 2020
In Conversation with American Entertainment Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. In 2016, Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law. Melanie is a trusted advisor who provides expertise to creative entrepreneurs, entertainment entities, and music artists across all aspects of the industry and licensed to practice law in California. With a broad range of legal experience in the legal field spanning more than 8 years. After many years working as a paralegal, she then realized her calling was to make the transition to entertainment where she could combine her passion with her hobby. During law school, Rodriguez interned at Music Sales Corporation (now Wise Music), an indie music publisher, gaining experience in a breadth of transactional matters and intellectual property at New York City-based boutique law firm, The Fried Firm, where she worked with artists, producers, entrepreneurs, and movie production companies. After that, Rodriguez worked at Yu Leseberg, a reputable Hollywood firm, where she was exposed to an array of Billboard Hot 100 artists.  Graduated from Southwestern Law School with a concentration in Entertainment and Media Law. During law school, she was actively involved in campus activities, serving as President of Entertainment Law Society and also was selected to be a Law Student Reporter for the 34th Annual (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Conference (ABA–IPL) in Arlington, VA, held April 2019. Providing legal services assisting musicians, producers, records labels, film companies, licensing companies, and other entertainment professionals with agreement drafting and review. For more information see the links below;  https://melanie-law.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up for the  Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:00:60
December 10, 2020
In conversation with American music producer and composer Victor Merritt
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome American music producer and composer Victor Merritt. We discuss his time working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and BabyFace.  Victor Merritt was born in Tulsa Okla in 1967, he has always been intrigued by music as a young boy. When he wrote his first song as an 11 yr old. At that stage, his baby brother was his sounding board for all Victor’s material. Then, when Victor was 14 his grandmother brought him his first musical instrument, a (Yamaha PC 1000 Keyboard for 1,100$ in 1983). Within a year Victor was able to play any top 40 songs he liked he then formed a band with his high school friends called, “THE TASTEMAKERS”, Victor was the keyboardist, composer, and co-lead singer of the band. Victor then went on to gain a music scholarship to Contra Costa College in Richmond California. Where he attended college for 5 months and just wanted to try music full time. Victor then left college in early 1986 and with the help of his 3 mentors Babyface, Teddy Riley & Charlie Wilson were Victor learned how to stay “Appreciative and Ambitions”. With all this experience, Victor went on to carve a music career working with some music great’s over many years, starting with MCA Chairman in 1997, Doug Morris, Ms. Abby Konowitch, EVP and Ms. Nancy Levin, SVP, made it enjoyable for Victor and Gerald, (“The Grand Jury’’) to perfect their craft. Throughout Victor's career he has had the opportunity to do a remix for, The Greatest Band On The Planet, (“U2”): [If God Will Send His Angels] {The Grand Jury Mix}, on ‘Island Records’. Victor then went on to work with the legend himself Michael Jackson where he produced and played keyboards from the trio “Brownstone,” (MJJ Records)/Michael Joe Jackson’s label. Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Sign up to the > Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message for a chance to be featured on the show via - https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:26:10
December 3, 2020
In conversation with X Factor UK Finalist Kevin Davy White
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome X Factor UK finalist Kevin Davy White. Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style. Combining combines musical elements of soul and rock with blues and funk. He was Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, and Nicole Scherzinger. Kevin was to win through each week to be the final competitor in the 'Overs' category and stormed on to finish with an incredible 3rd place in the Finals. His performance with Tokio Myers was truly superb, it brought the house down. Kevin won the hearts of the nation, from his heart-wrenching rendition of Whitney Houston’s, ‘I Will Always Love You’, to his passionate performance of Jimi Hendrix’s, ‘Voodoo Child’ (where he really got to show off his guitar skills.) Kevin also performed one of his own songs, ‘Puzzle of Love’, which won him a place in the live tv shows. Following on from the X-Factor TV weekly performances, Kevin performed on the super Nationwide X Factor live tour, which he relished, followed by his own shows up and down the country. At the moment he is just finishing co-writing and recording his exciting new music tracks, already collaborating with highly established producers such as Steve Booker, (John Newman) and Matthew Marston, (Emeli Sande) also Alan Glass, (Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Mis-Teeq, Lighthouse Family), alongside The Savan Kotecha, (One Direction, Usher, Ariana Grande) at West Hollywood Studios in L.A. With his warming personality, exceptional music abilities, and a passion for great songs, Kevin really is the whole package. Learn more about Kevin and his early years, including opening for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)  www.kevindavywhite.com  Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates. (Podcast created by Peter Moore & BeX Gregory at Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Weekly Newsletter The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:09:59
November 26, 2020
Part 3 - Tips on How to Write a Successful Business Plan
This week we delve into Part 3 - Tips on how to write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 and Part 2 over the last few weeks, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. This is our final episode on this topic.  For those of us on the ground level, having a plan can mean the difference between being able to make a living as a musician. But the most important suggestion from me, take it one step at a time! This kind of work can be really overwhelming for creatives. So, let us look at some key points to further your business plan for this episode: Partnerships with Other Artists, Video Production to Sponsors/Investors. Your Additional Merchandise.  Are you selling other merchandise besides the recording/EP/Album project? I.e. T-shirts, Hats, Hoddies, Posters, Calendars, etc. Or are you selling previously released CDs/downloads — So how are you going to make money in this area? So, let’s take a look and prepare a killer business plan!  How long should your plan be? Typically, a business plan is a lot longer than a list on a napkin. In practice, and for most real businesses, it can be as simple or a detailed plan that has a few or many bullet points to focus strategy, tactics, milestones to track tasks and responsibilities, and the financial projections you are going to need to plan: cash flow, budget, expenses.  Writing a plan takes time and lots of effort, not least to understand where your project is heading. So it’s that time to roll up your sleeves, sit down with a cuppa, and get that pen and paper. Let us begin and create that incredible journey and project! Also on the show, we have our Fact of The Day and our Question of the Day for our listeners. ----------------------------------------- Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' on your favorite streaming platform for weekly news & updates. (The podcast is created by Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
20:26
November 19, 2020
Part 2 - How to Write a Successful Business Plan for the Creative Industries
This week we delve into Part 2 - Tips on How to Write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 of last weeks episode, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. For those of us on the ground level, having a plan can mean the difference between being able to make a living as a musician. But the most important suggestion from me, take it one step at a time! This kind of work can be really overwhelming for creatives.  So, let us look at some key points to further your business plan for this episode: Putting a Press Kit together. What is your press package comprised or made of? Is there anything different about your press kit that makes this different in any way?   Your Additional Merchandise. Are you selling other merchandise besides the recording/EP/Album project? I.e. T-shirts, Hats, Hoddies, Posters, Calendars, etc. Or are you selling previously released CDs/downloads — So how are you going to make money in this area? So, let’s take a look and prepare a killer business plan! ---------------------------------- NEWS - ''Artist Spotlight''. We are delighted to welcome our first artist to be featured on The Entertainment Engine – ''Artist Spotlight''. Matu is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Patagonia, Argentina. Growing up, bands like The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Genesis, and Ben Howard have been a great influence on Matu. Matu is in the process of recording his first EP, and Out of Mist is the third single from it and he is planning to release the entire EP at the beginning of 2021. Learn more about Matu - https://www.instagram.com/matu For music submissions please send to podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk ---------------------------------- Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' on your favorite streaming platform for weekly news & updates. (The podcast is created by Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
26:01
November 19, 2020
Part 1 - Tips on Writing a Successful Business Plan for your Music Career
This week we delve into part 1 - Tips on Writing a Successful Business plan for your music career. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on paper. Many artists struggle with art versus commerce. Artists need time to make music and formalize their visions but also need to eat and pay the rent. Artists who become famous when they are young often must learn business skills as they go along the path, usually learning the price of ignorance by being ripped off down the line – but this is a necessary evil and one you will learn as time goes by. For those of us on the ground level, having a plan can mean the difference between being able to make a living as a musician. But the most important suggestion from me, take it one step at a time! This kind of work can be really overwhelming for creatives.  So, let’s take a look and prepare a killer business plan!  How to start and where to begin There are lots of resources online — including articles, courses — to help write a business plan. But where on earth do you begin? A good place to start is to define what a business plan is and why you need this document. A business plan is an outline of your short, medium- and long-term goals, the practical methods you will take to achieve them, and the resources that you have and will definitely need. The plan will help you take your goals from just ideas to real concrete actions. There are many reasons to have a business plan, not the least of which is the basic idea that planning always helps. When you go to the supermarket, you go with your list. When you drive from Kent to Scotland, you plan your route accordingly. Having a business plan will give you clarity, focus, and a sense of forwarding motion in your music career by identifying realistic, achievable, and action-based short-term goals. Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' on your favorite streaming platform for weekly news & updates. (The podcast is created by Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
15:34
November 5, 2020
In conversation with Laura Hanke - Music Supervisor at Universal Production Music
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. We take a look at her role as a music supervisor and why she decided to work in the music industry and for that matter for one of the biggest record companies in the World. “From a classical song bird and vocal teacher to Electronic Pop Producer and now 3 years’ experience as a Music Supervisor, Laura believes hidden gems are underrated.” Laura is certainly looking forward to what is to come for the future! She studied at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and received a Name Bachelor’s degree from her studies 2014–2017. Which gained her a Grade First Honours & Best Overall Student award. Laura started out as a junior marketing executive for Focus and became a brand ambassador for Rythem, her career then lead her onto the journey towards Music Supervision and working for Universal Production music, which took some time to gain her ideal job role with persistence, drive and lots and lots of patience!  Laura is now part of the world’s leading Production music catalogue, and working across a broad variety of briefs which is extremely rewarding and exciting, not knowing what is around the corner as each day is totally different. Laura is in good company as The Universal Production Music team are behind the soundtracks to some of the UK’s biggest productions. The Universal Production Music heritage has evolved over decades into a diverse and comprehensive collection of labels. With offices in over 20 countries and an international network of sub-publishers, there reach and service levels are truly global. With over 45 albums released each month, the Universal Production Music catalogue covers all genres, moods, emotions, and project types and is created by an ever-expanding roster of hugely talented artists and composers around the globe; along side in-house creative teams dedicated to diversity, quality and authenticity. www.universalproductionmusic.com Follow & subscribe to ''The Entertainment Engine'' for weekly news & updates.  (Podcast created by Seamless Entertainment) Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
53:48
October 29, 2020
A chat with Tony McHale - BAFTA Winning Writer, Producer, Actor and Director - known for Holby City, EastEnders & more
Tony Mchale’s work is known to virtually everyone. He has spent over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on some of the most well-known UK dramas, many that still appear on our screens today including; EastEnders, Holby City, which he co-created and for which he also won a BAFTA, The Bill, Casualty, Silent Witness, Trial and Retribution, Dalziel and Pascoe, Waking the Dead and many more, as well as his own thrillers Resort To Murder and Headless. Tony’s career started in theatre and recently he has returned to that world to direct various plays and musicals including his own satirical look at fame – Bloodbath The Musical and more recently All Or Nothing which transferred to the West End. In the late 70s and early 80s, Tony acted in literally dozens of television commercials for such brands as Argos, Tesco, British Airways, Fray Bentos, Midland Bank, McVities, Worthington 'E', Tetley's beer, Valspar paints, Ford cars as well as more Guinness commercials. He also worked on numerous corporate films as well as directing at various drama schools.  In 1982 he was asked to appear in a hidden camera sketch for the very popular Saturday night show Game for a Laugh. He worked on a number of hidden camera stunts before the show morphed into Beadles About in 1986. Then also in the early 80',s Tony was introduced to a project, mid-1984, it was called East 8 and no cast was attached. McHale became a regular writer on the show that was eventually transmitted in February 1985 with the title Eastenders - and when on to write over 100 episodes. However Tony was not satisfied with all his wonderful achievements, his years of experience both writing and in life kept on pushing him towards writing his own book – so that is what he’s done. He’s used his imaginative story-telling to create a captivating novel that can only be described as a ‘page-turner’. And he has not just written one book there are more to come. His extensive writing career and diverse life, coupled with his unique understanding of how to keep a reader wanting more, is a winning combination. If you like drama, then Beck le Street is the book for you, and Tony McHale will be the new author everybody’s talking about! https://www.tonymchale.com Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:33:21
October 22, 2020
Music Marketing strategies and Tips for Artists and Bands
In this week's episode, we discuss essential marketing strategies and tips for your music, whether you're a band or an individual artist.  So, how do bands and artists market themselves in the music industry today?  Well, once you have decided that you’re getting serious about your music career, you know that you have to start putting in serious effort to come up with effective band marketing and PR ideas for your band. But if you haven’t gotten much farther than “making a Facebook page,” don’t worry — we’ve got some essential marketing strategies and tips for you. Promoting a band or artist in this day and age is a very tricky business. Tools and tricks that worked a few years ago don’t work nearly as well today. Where listeners used to rely on full-length albums for their music, they’re now running to playlists. This means that to get the most out of promoting your band and artist, you’ll have to approach things a lot, differently.  Well, we have some interesting ideas and tips to help you move forward from; Know your brand through to Looking at sponsorship and partnerships. Before you can market your band, you need to have your brand in place. What’s unique about your act? Which aspects of your story are the most compelling that really set you apart from every other band or artist out there?    With sponsorship, we’re not talking about some huge, unattainable contract with a major international brand — you can partner with local businesses and work out a deal that’s simple, authentic, and mutually beneficial. Do some research on companies that are already working with bands similar to where you are in your music career.  As you’ve read through these strategies, you’ve probably gathered by this point that it all really boils down to this - build genuine relationships that turn your casual fans into devoted superfans, and they’ll supplement all of your efforts with the most powerful marketing of all — word of mouth. Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
19:31
October 15, 2020
A Chat with ZMNY - US Rapper and Actor starring in SHAMELESS USA, SWAGGER, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE & more
This week we chat with American rapper and actor ZMNY (AKA Ozie Nzeribe) who is one of the newest fresh-faced artists hitting the scene and is dominating this area as a "World Peace Youth Ambassador" bringing new energetic sounds to music all over the world. 2020 has been a HUGE year for Ozie (ZMNY), starring as "Royale", a series regular with the highly anticipated Apple TV / CBS production of "SWAGGER"  Produced by NBA star Kevin Durant.  Ozie (ZMNY) is also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in the Comedy-drama series on Showtime "SHAMELESS" starring William H. Macy,  going into its 11th successful Season. Plus ZMNY has just had a NEW role with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's ABC TV mini-series  " Little Fires Everywhere" they welcomed Ozie on the show this past September as a Guest Star. Ozie (ZMNY) then appears in a National Adidas commercial with Childish Gambino, and Louis Vuitton's spring campaign! He began his career, when he recorded his first song at Old Firehouse Recording Studio in Pasadena CA, this is where he has truly started to showcase his talents with many collaborations one of which is with well-known artist Ray J Norwood. On a global scale, Ozie (ZMNY) is multi-talented and is an extraordinary stage performer with his Music that he writes and produces.  His fan base extends from Africa to the US and beyond. His 2 latest music projects are entitled "Promise" and "Ridin". Ozie (ZMNY) has been recognized at many awards shows from the Billboard Music Awards to the Grammy Recording Academy Governance plus Teen Choice Awards and many more. 2021 is going to be massive for ZMNY with hints of new music and acting roles, including a new Netflix series with Jamie Foxx, so be sure to tune-in to find out more! ZMNY has taken this game by storm. Stay tuned to see him on your television and big screen as he continues to be prepared for all opportunities! Big things are coming! ZMNY LINKS: https://www.instagram.com/zmny4real  https://www.zmny.org/ Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
41:54
October 8, 2020
In conversation with Hollywood film producer, screenwriter and author - Ken Atchity
In Episode 16 we have a very special guest on the show, Hollywood film producer, screenwriter, and author Ken Atchity. With more than fifty years’ experience in the publishing world and over thirty years in entertainment, Dr. Ken Atchity (PhD Yale) has been called a “story merchant”—writer, professor, editor, producer, and literary manager. He’s launched hundreds of books and films, including New York Times bestsellers and Emmy-nominated documentaries, making over 200 films and television deals-with every broadcaster and every studio in Hollywood, and many independent film companies as well, including; HBO, Universal, CBS, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, NBC, Discovery, Regency, and Fox 2000 Pictures.  His more than thirty films include The Meg (Jason Statham), The Lost Valentine (Betty White), Angels in the Snow (Kristy Swanson), The Madams Family (Ellen Burstyn), Hysteria (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Life or Something Like It (Angelina Jolie), Erased (Aaron Eckhart), Gospel Hill (Danny Glover and Angela Bassett, plus much more. He’s published over twenty books of his own, including six for writers at every stage of their careers. Ken sold L/A House and founded AEI (Atchity Editorial/Entertainment International), a literary management and motion picture production company. Atchity sold Steve Alten's Meg to Bantam-Doubleday at auction in a $2.2M deal; and then to Disney, partnered with Zide-Perry, for $1.2 (later, to Newline Pictures for a similar price).  Before he left his tenured position at Occidental College to pursue his lifelong mission to bring writers to succeed in the story marketplace, he was Fulbright professor to the University of Bologna, Italy, Distinguished Instructor of scripts and novels at UCLA Writers Program, and regular columnist for The Los Angeles Times Book Review. Ken is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. https://www.storymerchant.com https://www.atchityproductions.com Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:05:26
October 1, 2020
Discussing key points for SYNC music placements in Film, TV and Games
In Episode 15 we look into synchronisation (SYNC) music placements for Film, TV, and Gaming for artists and bands. The SYNC world for Film, TV and the Gaming industry is very complex – Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and everyone sort of knows what it is. In this show, we have put together some of the most important terms you’ll want to know when it comes to licensing your music for sync (TV, Film, Video Games, and Adverts). This will include from the composition, which is any music as it exists as a piece of intellectual property basically, the melody, progression, lyrics, rhythmic pattern, or any combination would be considered composition, a master is a recording of a performance of a composition. The actual, tangible, recording. If you compose a piece of music for piano and five different pianists separately make recordings of that composition, you now have five different masters of ONE composition.  The session will also include taking a look at; Publishing and Administration, Covers, Samples, Splits, SYNC fees, Royalties, Pros - (Performing rights organizations), Pre-Clear, One-Stop, Sub-Publishers, MFN - (Most Favoured Nations), and Publishing administration and exclusivity. The industry has changed and is changing, this is an area of continued growth - but as an indie artist, musicians or band, you have to be prepared for this area, and you can't expect to land a SYNC from day one, as it's a very competitive area and this can take a long time to achieve. Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory. 
20:43
September 24, 2020
A chat with Jesse Kinch - US Singer Songwriter and Winner of ABC's Rising Star
In Episode 14, we chat with Jesse Kinch. Jesse is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Long Island, New York, United States. He was the winner of the American Series of Rising Star which was broadcast on ABC. The show was hosted by Josh Groban, and the panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Jesse went on to sign with Capitol Records.  Jesse picked up a guitar when he was 6, after discovering an old, beat-up acoustic in his parent's basement. They began to notice a mature sense of rhythm and pitch, convincing them to buy Jesse his first electric and soon introduced him to the great rock 'n' roll bands of the 1960s, 70s, and the 90s grunge scene which he quickly embraced.  These influences became an essential part of his musical foundation and sound. At age 11, Jesse found his voice and began to sing. He soon started performing around New York City where people would take notice of his strength and conviction filled rock 'n' roll voice. Throughout the ages 12 and 13, he also became interested in writing his own songs which regularly became part of his set during shows.  Jesse was the opening act for the 80s rock band Living Colour and the headlining act at the "Rock For Haiti" benefit concert on Long Island. After winning Rising Star in 2014, Jesse began performing sold-out shows in New York and Nashville. In 2015, Jesse performed two songs on ABC's ''Dancing With The Stars''.  In early 2016, Jesse signed a record deal with Curb Records and quickly went into the studio that summer to record his long-awaited debut album. His album was recorded at Cove City Sound and Tiki Recording studios on Long Island. On March 16, 2018, Jesse announced the release of two music video releases of his original song "Preaching Like The Pope" and his cover of Michael Jacksons Billie Jean'. The songs continue to garner popularity and attention on Rock radio all around the country. In April, Jesse went on a short New York tour to promote the release of his debut album "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" on vinyl. The tour was followed by a number of performances in "Los Angeles", CA, and 'Nashville', Tennessee. In June, his album was officially released on all platforms. Throughout the year of 2019, Jesse and his band performed in many different states including 'North Carolina'' ''Colorado'', and ''Missouri'', and eventually made his debut overseas performance in England.  At the beginning of 2020, Jesse announced new tour dates in a number of different states and has also dropped hints about new music.  Links: www.jessekinch.com Follow The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:17:06
September 17, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Independent labels vs Major record labels for artists and bands
In Episode 13 we look into the pros and cons of independent labels vs major labels for artists and bands, discussing everything from - What makes a record label 'indie'? to what are artist-friendly record label deals? When it comes to getting a record deal, finding the right fit and structure with a label is crucial — but is an indie or a major record company a better overall fit for you? Firstly, you will need to know the difference’s between a major and independent record label. The common perception of a “record label” is one of the major record labels, located in London, Los Angeles or New York, which signs all of the major artists and bands. These major record labels, including Sony, Warner, EMI, Capitol, and Universal Records, are major corporations with hundreds of millions of dollars behind them to support projects they choose too. This allows them to fully fund the biggest artists out there. In the eyes of emerging artists, a record deal with a major label was always the big prize to go after. However, the major music industry is on life-support with the introduction of online social networks (Facebook, Twitter) and digital music retail stores such as iTunes & Amazon. The fact that major releases are often leaked to the internet weeks before their release day. Enter the Indie (short for Independent) record label. Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website The Entertainment Engine - Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message via https://anchor.fm/entertainmentengine/message  The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music productions) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
17:38
September 10, 2020
A chat with Charlotte Armitage - The Media Psychologist® & Owner of YAFTA specialising in the Film & TV Industry. 03/09/2020.
In Episode 12, we chat with Award-Winning business women Charlotte Armitage. Charlotte is The Media Psychologist® specialising in the Film & TV Industry, particularly, psychological duty of care processes in production. She is a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an accredited business psychologist holding principal practitioner status with the Association of Business Psychologists (PPABP) and is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Charlotte is also the Managing Director of the Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency and has over ten years of experience in the industry. To name some of the YAFTA actors flying the flag for disability representation on screen include James Moore with a lead role in Emmerdale and Liam Bairstow with his lead role in Coronation Street. Charlotte is a resident expert for BBC Radio where she regularly contributes to pieces on a wide variety of psychological topics. Charlotte is a columnist for the Yorkshire Post, MANDY, Women in Trade, Topic UK, Stylist, the BBC, Metro, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Red magazine to name but a few. Charlotte has managed duty of care on productions for major broadcasters such as MTV, National Geographic, and BBC as well as delivering psychological support for employees of organisations such as STV. In addition to the duty of care processes and employee psychological health, Charlotte supports scriptwriters with character development and storylines as well as supporting actors through, particularly challenging scenes and regularly work's as a psychologist on screen and on radio, providing insight and commentary on mental health and psychological issues and is on the board of trustees for two mental health charities; Touchstone & Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. Charlotte is a member of the Media Ethics Advisory Group for the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is involved in developing policy and regulation for those in the Media. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commence in 2019 for her widespread contribution to the Film & TV industry. Links: www.yafta.co.uk  http://charlottearmitage.co.uk Follow & subscribe to The Entertainment Engine for weekly news & updates. Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The Entertainment Engine  - Website  Seamless Entertainment - Website Merch Store Email the team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message. The background music was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.
01:16:14
September 3, 2020
Discussing Film Financing for the Creators of Independent Movies
The world of movie financing is complex, from; equity, debt, mezzanine, first in, last out, it just goes on and on! In Episode 11, we discuss (P&A) film financing for the independent movie sector, covering the Print & Advertising budget looking at - The quantity and production of release prints and movie trailers to The Press campaign and contracting a PR agency.  The financing of a movie is very complex, so we are producing a series of podcasts to help demystify this area for independent film and tv creators over the coming months! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite streaming platform & follow The Entertainment Engine team; Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Website - The Entertainment Engine Merch Store Email The Entertainment Engine team:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Send us a voice message - Please send in your answers to this week's 'Question of The Day'. The background music of the podcast was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX Gregory.  About us: Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over 3 decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter promoted festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham, Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched & PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performance/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio & SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Music projects & songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family).
22:05
August 27, 2020
A chat with Tracey Webb, Music Executive and Owner of Power Promotions - 20/08/2020
In Episode 10, we chat with music executive Tracey Webb, director & owner of Power Promotions the UK's leading dance music promotions company.  The company’s worked with the like’s of Craig David, Elle Goulding, Anne-Marie, Faithless, Jonas Blue, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Paloma Faith, Armand Van Helden to name a few. Power was formed in 1989 and has been established since dance music’s inception and Tracey and her team have promoted the world’s biggest and best club tracks. We delve into some great insights into the real ‘business’ of music in today’s environment.  Links: http://power.co.uk Follow The Entertainment Engine team; Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over 3 decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work includes Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched & PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performance/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio & SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Music projects & songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The background music of the podcast was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) The Entertainment Engine team - email:  podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX  Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews.
01:16:21
August 20, 2020
Interview with 'Alan Glass' legendary songwriter and producer for Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, Mis-Teeq plus much more
In Episode 9, Pete chats with our special guest Mr. Alan Glass. Alan was born in New Orleans, Alan absorbed a rainbow of musical styles from that amazing city. That exotic mix informs his love of all genres of music and his hit songwriting credits totally reflect this, from ‘Soul’ to ‘Country’ to ‘Rock’ to ‘Dance.’ and even ‘Opera’! Alan was mentored in production by Philadelphian legend Thom Bell as well as Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire) Alan discusses his creative approach to writing hit songs, crafting killer productions, and discusses real ‘business’ of music in today’s environment. Alan Glass credits include songs for Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, Shena Easton, Lighthouse Family, Maxi Priest, George Benson, Aswad, Liberty X, Mis-Teeq plus much more, including writing for X Factor winners all over Europe. Petes shares the latest Entertainment News on the 'Engine Spotlight'. Plus BeX brings a 'Fact of the Day' and a ''Question of the Day''.  Twitter @entengine  Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine  Instagram @seamless_entertainment Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over 3 decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival, Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work includes Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched & PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performance/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio & SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Music projects & songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The background music of the podcast was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX   Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews.
38:43
August 13, 2020
Discussing Music Industry Governing Bodies - 06/08/2020
In Episode 8, Pete Moore discusses the music industry governing bodies. Plus we share the latest Entertainment News & BeX brings a 'Fact of the Day & a  ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners.  Follow The Entertainment Engine team:  Twitter @entengine Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine Instagram @seamless_entertainment The background music of the podcast was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) The podcast is engineered & mixed by BeX. www.seamlessentertainment.co.uk Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Useful links to the Music Industry Governing Bodies: https://www.aim.org.uk - AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up around a quarter of the recorded music market.  https://ivorsacademy.com - The Ivors Academy is the UK’s independent professional association for music creators.  https://www.bpi.co.uk - The BPI is a trade association representing the interests of its 300+ major and independent record labels.  https://concertpromotersassociation.co.uk - The CPA is a membership organisation, which represents and promotes the interest of concert promoters in all contemporary music genres.  https://emma.community -The European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA) brings together music manager representative bodies from the UK, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Norway, and Finland. https://composeralliance.org - The main objective of the alliance is to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at the national, European, and international level by any legal means. http://www.musicmanagersforum.co.uk - MMF is a membership organisation, which represents the interests of artist managers and artists in the UK.  https://mpg.org.uk - MPG represents those involved in the music production and recording professions.  https://mpaonline.org.uk/ - The MPA is a membership organisation representing the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them, particularly in relation to copyright protection.  https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk - The MU represents the interests of musicians in all genres, and offers a range of advice and information through its branches across the UK.   https://www.ppluk.com - PPL is a collecting society which licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV and distributes the fees collected to its performer and record company members.   https://www.prsformusic.com - PRS For Music is a collecting society working on behalf of composers and music publishers with regards to the public performance and broadcast of their work through traditional and digital media.
16:29
August 6, 2020
Special guest Layra Harmony | 'Women in the creative industries''. 29/07/2020
In Episode 7, BeX introduces 'Women working in the Creative industries'' with our first special guest Layra Harmony, who is an internationally published Creative Director and Fashion Stylist based in London. Layra's work is featured in various glossy magazines including Marie Claire, L'Officiel, Hollywood. Layra's styled the likes of Anthony Joshua, David Gandy, and Victoria's Secret model Alicia Rountree for front covers and editorial features and has well-established partnerships with high-end designer brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Paul Smith, Hugo Boss. Links: www.layraharmony.com  www.instagram.com/creativecherries  www.linkedin.com/in/layra-harmony We have the latest Entertainment News & Artist featured on this week's Engine Spotlight and BeX brings a ''Question of the Day''.  Follow us: https://twitter.com/EntEngine www.facebook.com/TheEntertainment https://www.instagram.com/seamless_entertainment Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over 3 decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival, Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work includes Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched & PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performance/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio & SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Music projects & songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The background music of the podcast was written & produced by BeX & Alan Glass. (Seamless Music) Podcast engineered & mixed by BeX   Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews.
39:14
July 29, 2020
'Discussing Music Licensing options for Artists and Bands'. 23/07/2020
The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast is providing helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film & TV for new bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives to help expand their skill set. We'll have informal chats & discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience.  We'll also have special guests on the show from the world of entertainment along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends. Pete will be discussing an area of the entertainment industry from management to how to set up a label over the coming weeks and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section with informal chats starting next week. In Episode 6 Pete discusses the music licensing options for artists and bands and shares helpful advice in this area. Plus BeX brings some interesting ''Music Facts'' and a ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners. A little bit of information about the hosts below. Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performances/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio and SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Some of the music projects and songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was written and produced by BeX and Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX   (Seamless Music Productions)  Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you. We hope you enjoy the journey with us.
30:14
July 23, 2020
'Tips on How to set up a DIY Music Label'. Part 2 - 16/07/2020
The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast is providing helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film & TV for new bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives to help expand their skill set. We'll have informal chats & discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience.  We'll also have special guests on the show from the world of entertainment along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends. Pete will be discussing an area of the entertainment industry from management to how to set up a label over the coming weeks and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section with informal chats starting soon. In Episode 5 Pete covers part 2 "Tips on How to set up a DIY (Do It Yourself) Record Label" and BeX shares some interesting ''Fun Facts'' and a ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners. A little bit of information about the hosts below. Email: podcast@seamlessentertainment.co.uk www.seamlessentertainment.co.uk  Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry. Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performances/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio and SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Some of the music projects and songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was written and produced by BeX and Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX   ( Seamless Music Productions ) Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you. We hope you enjoy the journey with us.
37:48
July 16, 2020
'Tips on How to set up a DIY Music Label'. Part 1 - 09/07/2020
The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast is providing helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film & TV for new bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives to help expand their skill set. We'll have informal chats & discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience.  We'll also have special guests on the show from the world of entertainment along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends. Pete will be discussing an area of the entertainment industry from management to how to set up a label over the coming weeks and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section with informal chats starting very soon. In Episode 4 Pete covers "Tips on How to set up a DIY (Do It Yourself) Music Label" and BeX shares some interesting ''Fun Facts'' and a ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners. A little bit of information about the hosts below.  Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived in New York, LA, and London working in the music, film, and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry.  Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen, and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performances/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio and SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, and VEVO. Some of the music projects and songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was written and produced by BeX and Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX. Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you.  We hope you enjoy the journey with us.
43:48
July 11, 2020
'Discussing the role of a live music agent'. 01/07/2020
The Seamless podcast series 'The Entertainment Engine' has been created by Pete Moore and BeX Gregory to provide helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film and TV, with informal chats and discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice and professional experience. Over the coming weeks, we will also have special guests on the show from the world of entertainment along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends. Pete will be discussing an area of the entertainment industry from management to label each week and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section with informal chats starting in the next few weeks. In Episode 3 Pete cover's "The role of a live music agent" and BeX shares some more interesting ''Fun Facts'' and a ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners. A little bit of information about the hosts.  Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived New York, LA and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry.  Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performances/credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio and SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol and VEVO. Some of the music projects and songwriting collaborations include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was written and produced by BeX and Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX. Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you.
44:06
July 1, 2020
'Qualities to look for in a music manager' Part 1 .01/07/2020
The Seamless podcast series 'The Entertainment Engine' has been created by Pete Moore and BeX Gregory to provide helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film and TV, with informal chats and discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice and professional experience. Over the coming weeks, we will also have very special guests on the show from the world of entertainment, along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends. Pete will be discussing an area of the industry from management to label and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section starting in the next few weeks.  In Episode 1, Pete discusses the ''Qualities to look for in a music manager'' discussing the importance of experience and trustworthiness, and BeX shares some interesting ''Fun Facts'' and a ''Question of the Day'' for our listeners.  A little bit about the hosts.  Peter Moore - Show Host Peter has lived New York, LA and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002/03 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry.  Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Show Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Further credits/ performances include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London), Wickham Music Festival. BeX has appeared in Regional TV, Radio, SKY TV, BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, VEVO & music projects and songwriting collaborations - include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). *The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was composed and produced by BeX and Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX.  Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you.
28:25
July 1, 2020
'Qualities to look for in a music manager' Part 2 .01/07/2020
The Seamless podcast series 'The Entertainment Engine' has been created by Pete Moore and BeX Gregory to provide helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across; Music, Film and TV, with informal chats and discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice and professional experience. Over the coming weeks, we will also have special guests on the show from the world of entertainment along with keeping our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts and trends.  Pete will be discussing an area of the entertainment industry from management to label each week and BeX will be providing a "Creative Women in Business" section starting in the next few weeks. In Episode 2 - Pete cover's the 2nd part of ''Qualities to look for in a music manager'' discussing the areas of being a good human being to a firm business person and BeX shares some more interesting 'Fun facts' and a 'Question of the Day' for our listeners. A little bit of information about the hosts. Pete Moore - Host Peter has lived New York, LA and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realise their vision. Peter was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2002 & 2003 by Hewlett Packard and the IOD (Institute of Directors) for New Deal for the Media working with the UK Government helping young people to understand the entertainment industry.  Peter then worked heavily promoting festivals and also working as a tour manager for various bands across the UK. The business formed through the Prince’s Trust shows included The All Saints, McFly & Busted. Pete then worked with The Automatic for their UK tour & festivals including; T in the Park, Lock & Load, NME UK tour, Reading & Leeds, Oxygen and the Electric Garden Festival. Peter provided all music for three stages for Clothes Show Live London and Birmingham. Further work included Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust with Be Witched and was brought in as PR liaison for The launch of Dreamland fun park with Boycie from Only Fools & Horse's. BeX Gregory - Host Over the past decade, BeX has built up a wealth of experience and business skills working on stage & behind the scenes on successful tours, productions and music recordings working as a professional singer, songwriter, dancer & choreographer. Performance/ credits include The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADNEC – (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), BT Tower, Tatton Park, Troubadour (London) Wickham Music Festival, Regional TV, Radio and SKY TV. BeX has performed for BBC introducing stage at Cowes Week, BBC Solent, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, VEVO. Music projects and songwriting collaborations - include working with Grammy & Award-winning music producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C) US Songwriter and producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Lighthouse Family). The music in the background of the podcast on this episode was composed by BeX and produced by Alan Glass. Podcast engineered and mixed by BeX. Please click here for the donate link to help support this podcast series. Your help will be put towards the production expenses and equipment required for our special guest interviews so that we can make the podcast as professional as possible for you.
43:43
July 1, 2020
Introducing The Entertainment Engine
Welcome to the Seamless Entertainment podcast series 'The Entertainment Engine'.  We share helpful tips and information on navigating the entertainment industry across the world of Music, Film, and TV. Each week includes informal chats and discussions, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience for people working in the creative industries.  This is mixed in with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. Stay tuned weekly by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite place to listen, as we have very special guests on the show from the entertainment industry. Thanks for listening and stay safe.
00:46
June 6, 2020