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Small Talk No More

Small Talk No More

By Up On Mars
A podcast for creatives, marketers and business leaders who want to explore the evolution of the creative industries. Hosted by Alex Lopez (Up On Mars) and full of interesting conversations with guests from Music, Gaming, Fashion, Film and more.
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S3 E8: Why the music and film industry are like friends that don't understand each other
Music Sync: In this episode, we chat with Etienne Tricard, Music Supervisor at My Melody. We spoke about opportunities musicians have in film, his professional journey, as well as why this is a fantastic time for independent musicians to place their songs on film productions.  Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
32:29
June 28, 2021
S3 E7: Boxes music makers have to tick to write for advertising
Music Sync: In this episode, we chat with Dominic Bastyra, Music Supervisor at Wake The Town. We spoke about opportunities musicians have in film & TV, his professional journey, and how important it is for composers to have good time management skills and deliver the job on schedule. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
35:26
June 14, 2021
S3 E6: The value of music in film
Music Sync: In this episode, we chat with Claire Freeman, Music Supervisor. She's most well known for her work at "The Theory of Everything". We spoke about the opportunities independent musicians have in film & TV as well as the new opportunities for music in the film industry. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
35:36
June 01, 2021
S3 E5 - The sync market from a booking agent's point of view
Opportunities in the music industry: In this episode, we chat with Sophie McCreddie, Director at Nova Music. We spoke about shifting strategies during hard times and understanding sync from the point of view of a booking agent & manager.  Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog Nova Music Web: www.novamusic.co.uk
14:22
March 15, 2021
S3 E4 - Should more composers be encouraged more to create music for sync?
Opportunities in the music industry: In this episode, we chat with Toby Williams, Music Supervisor at Leland Music. We spoke about the great amount of opportunities available for independent composers & songwriters as well as the reasons why music creators should be encouraged to get in touch with supervisors. Listen until the end where Toby gives his top tip for music creators. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog Republic of Music Web: lelandmusic.co.uk
37:35
March 08, 2021
S3 E3 - New artists have endless opportunities within sync
Opportunities in the music industry: In this episode, we chat with Dave Philpot, Director at Republic of Sync. We spoke about the current state of the sync market and what it means for music creators to get songs placed in media. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog Republic of Music Web: http://republicofmusic.net/sync/
39:51
March 01, 2021
S3 E2 - Is sync music an alternative to generate revenue in 2021?
Opportunities in the music industry: In this episode, we chat with Seb Whyte, Music Supervisor & Founder at Motherlode Music. We spoke about the current trends in sync music, starting a music business in 2021, opportunities for songwriters & composers, and more! Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
47:41
February 15, 2021
S3 E1 - Sync music with Dave Bass
Opportunities in the music industry: In this episode, we chat with Dave Bass, Music Supervisor & Founding Partner at Theodore Music. We spoke about the current trends in sync music, opportunities for music creators, the prospects for musicians in 2021, and more! Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
21:26
February 08, 2021
S2 E8: A chat with Lateral Management: What's in it for Artist Managers?
Music Industry Insights: In this episode, we chat with Tom Willers, General Manager at Lateral Management. We spoke about his journey to become a successful artist manager, working with global stars, how artist managers support artists careers and more! Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
43:12
December 07, 2020
S2 E7: What does the future of live entertainment look like?
In this episode, we chat with Jessica Driscoll, from Digital Catapult. She oversees the launch of CreativeXR and we spoke about the changes in live entertainment, opportunities for the live sector as well as how technology is a key element to support the evolution and sustainability of live experiences.  Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
31:51
November 30, 2020
S2 E6: A chat with Warner Music: What's in it for Publishing companies?
Music Industry Insights: In this episode, we chat with Claire McAuley, SVP at Warner Chappell. We spoke about her journey to become a senior exec, tips for songwriters and how to be noticed by a major publisher like Warner. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
36:16
November 16, 2020
S2 E5: Creativity in gaming: An endless journey
Music & Games: In this episode, we spoke with Andrew Smith, Founder & Creative Director at Spilt Milk Studios. We explored his journey from freelancer to business owner, the importance of prioritising creativity over money and much more! Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
29:28
November 02, 2020
S2 E4: Diversity and female leadership in the gaming industry
Music & Games: In this episode, we spoke with Lucy Rissik, from Brotherhood Of Brand & Marketing Director at Women in Games. We talked about her work with games and brands, the importance of diversity and female leadership in the gaming industry as well as new opportunities for collaboration between industries. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
45:20
October 06, 2020
S2 E3: Digital World & Indie Artists
Music Industry Insights: In this episode, we chat with Alessandra D'Alesio, from Deezer. We spoke about her work with independent artists and the role Deezer had during the BLM movement as well as how the work directly with independent artists. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
39:31
September 28, 2020
S2 E2: Music or Money: What do executives really care about?
Music Industry Insights: In this episode, we chat with John Ozier, Executive Vice President at Reservoir Media Management, Inc. and spoke about passion for music, the importance of quality over numbers and much more. Follow us on Instagram: @uponmars Reddit: u/uponmars_ And check our blog for weekly insights: uponmars.com/blog
26:43
September 21, 2020
S2 E1: Normalising digitalisation in the music business
Music Industry Insights: In this episode, we chat with Marlen Huellbrock, from Music Ally. We spoke about music trends, fan retention and new opportunities for artists and their teams.
27:34
September 14, 2020
S1 Ep10: Growing an independent gaming businesses
Gaming & Music. In this episode, we chat with Fernando Prieto, General Manager at Gato Salvaje. We speak about the difficulties creative companies go through when based in countries with little to no industry support from government and other institutions as well as the global opportunity that the digital landscape offers to these companies to keep growing. 
32:34
August 31, 2020
S1 Ep9: The value of free content
Music & Games. In this episode, we chat with Pawel Janeda, Social Media Manager at Destructive Creations. We talk about the incredible possibilities that the gaming community offers, the value of organic engagement with your direct users and the potential of growth through free content. 
19:20
August 24, 2020
S1 Ep8: Has the playing field levelled up for indie games?
Music & Games. In this episode, we chat with Arnaud De Sousa, Head of Marketing at Dotemu. We spoke about the current challenges for the indie games sector and the new opportunities and learnings from online PR.  
23:40
July 27, 2020
S1 Ep7: What can we learn from on-site immersive experiences?
Music & Games. In this episode, we chat with Tobias Sjögren, experienced CEO and current board member at Starbreeze Studios. We talk about the current challenges for immersive experiences and how the entertainment industry has evolved through past crisis as well as the new opportunities in the horizon. 
28:50
July 13, 2020
S1 Ep6: Why should creative companies digitalise?
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Kuba Domagela, Digital Marketing Consultant for the acclaimed Metropolis Studios. In this interview, we talk about the importance of investing in Digital Marketing and why digital has to be the focus for businesses to engage with existing and new audiences. 
17:01
July 06, 2020
S1 Ep5: What new opportunities music companies find new opportunities?
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Paul Pacifico (AIM) who's the CEO at Association of Independent Music. In this interview, we talk about the lows during lockdown and the potential highs as we come out of it for SMEs in the music business. 
34:20
June 29, 2020
S1 Ep4: How to exploit music efficiently to generate revenue?
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Yva Danchova (Kobalt Music) who manages sync placements for artists like Billie Eilish, Finneas and Lauv.  In this interview, we talk about how musicians and music companies can exploit their catalogs to generate revenue.
27:12
June 22, 2020
S1 Ep3: What are record labels doing to innovate? (Part 2)
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Felipe Arevalo (WestOne) who manages SOMOS and is involved in the development of several other labels within WestOne Group. In this interview, we discuss the opportunities for record labels and music creators and why this is a great time to collaborate with those artists you never had a chance to work with. Stay with us until the end where Felipe gives us 3 tips for music creators in the current musical landscape.
16:20
June 15, 2020
S1 Ep3: What are record labels doing to innovate? (Part 1)
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Felipe Arevalo (WestOne) who manages SOMOS and is involved in the development of several other labels within WestOne Group. In this interview, we discuss the opportunities for record labels and music creators and why this is a great time to collaborate with those artists you never had a chance to work with. Stay with us until the end where Felipe gives us 3 tips for music creators in the current musical landscape.
18:48
June 08, 2020
S1 Ep2: How can creative companies develop new business opportunities?
Music Business. In this episode, we chat with Javier Lopez (Midem) who's responsible for a large proportion of business development at Midem.  In this interview, we explore the new opportunities for music companies to adapt to the current times and keep investing in their efforts to develop new business opportunities. Stay with us until the end where Javier gives us 3 tips for companies to keep growing in such uncertain times. 
22:55
June 01, 2020
S1 Ep1: What can creatives learn from the gaming industry?
Gaming & Music. In this episode, we chat with Rob Samuel (We Are Social) who looks after the content distribution and creative accounts of the latest Call Of Duty. We explore the rise of the gaming industry during the pandemic and what can creatives learn from that growth. Also, Rob gives us 3 of his top tips for anyone who is or is looking to grow a career in gaming. 
16:56
May 25, 2020