The First Act Podcast

The First Act Podcast

By Harrison Goldstein
This podcast features Harry G's perspective on how to break in to today's entertainment industry. Harry provides his perspective, breaks down the skills you need, how to establish your network, and much more.
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Interview with Morgan Schaffner, Head of Marketing for Ad Hoc
On today's episode, we have Head of Marketing for Ad Hoc, Morgan Schaffner! I have personally worked with Morgan on dozens of shows together. Only in her 20s, she has extensive experience holding various roles in marketing and touring. We chat about her path in music, important skills that every newcomer needs in order to thrive, and tips on how independent artists can gain the attention from promoters, managers and agents!
42:25
August 6, 2020
Interview with Shain Shapiro, PhD about Music Cities
Today, we have Founder & Group CEO of Sound Diplomacy, Shain Shapiro. Shain has an interesting rap sheet… he holds a PhD in cultural policy, is an accomplished speaker — having delivered the first ever Ted Talk on ‘Music Cities’ and pioneered the model linking music to urban policy that is being replicated all over the world.  We chat about his path in music and how newcomers can stand out and build a network from anywhere in the world.
22:49
July 30, 2020
Interview with Sustainable Fashion Journalist, Lindsay Christinee
Today, we venture outside of music and into the world of journalism. Lindsay Christine is a sustainable fashion journalist. She shares tidbits on how to get your career started and keep a positive mindset.
35:39
July 23, 2020
Interview with Dani Oliva
On today's episode, I chat with accomplished music and entertainment lawyer, Dani Oliva. Dani shares his unique path as a trans-man in entertainment, his involvement with the LGBTQ+ community, and with independent artists. Dani’s story is truly inspiring. Hope you enjoy!
29:06
July 16, 2020
Interview with Parker West
I chat with Parker West about his unique story of how he used Reddit to form a relationship and go on tour with the Chainsmokers.
58:52
July 9, 2020
Interview with Jeremy Gruber
On todays episode, I sit down with industry professional, professor, and entrepreneur, Jeremy Gruber. Together, we walk through how the music business has evolved since the early 2000’s and how he has forged a successful and lasting career as a digital strategist, working with the likes of John Legend, Charlie Puth, and many others. 
37:22
July 2, 2020
Interview with Sindee Levin
Harry G chats with entertainment lawyer, Sindee Levin about growing up in Los Angeles as a kid living across the street from Elvis, how to stand out and thrive in a male dominated industry, and how artists can monetize their music.
43:53
June 25, 2020
Interview with Austin Santiago
Harry G chats with longtime Seattle concert promoter Austin Santiago about how to carve out a career in entertainment. Austin shares experiences as a concert promoter and music manager.
46:30
June 18, 2020
The First Episode of the First Act Podcast
This is the very first episode. Here is where you learn about Harry G am and what this podcast is all about. Enjoy!
11:05
June 18, 2020