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The Sound Age

The Sound Age

By Wrecking Crew Touring
A collection of stories, observations, predictions and opinions, loosely based around rock music and the music industry.
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#20 Aussie Pub rock Vs Gambling
The battle to keep our Aussie pub rock culture alive has been one sided. We have lost out to gambling decade after decade. But this episode is more than just a retelling of facts. I come with a plan. If we can't beat them, why don't we join them. Tune in to find out how I think Aussie pub rock can return to dominance.
13:46
July 4, 2021
#19 - I wrote a song in 5 minutes with Music AI
Ben folds famously made an orchestral piece in about 7 minutes from scratch, teaching the entire orchestra their parts and then performing the brand new piece. But that’s nothing compared to the future of music... Music AI is here and it’s growing stronger all the time. So I put it to the test.
13:52
June 27, 2021
#18 War On Music
The historical tale of the music industry fighting a war with the very people who put them in power. A bitter battle that put rockstars against children. Mega corporations against single parents. A David and Goliath story where both sides were evil. The anti hero of this story is someone you have never heard of before: a thieving single mother who took on the world, lost, but took down the music industry with her. The aftermath is what we are left with today.
17:13
June 20, 2021
#17 The Game that may be changing music
Rock N Roll struggles to get into the ears of younger audiences. What if there was a way to use games to get music heard. What if there was already a game inventing a new form of Music entertainment. It's not even a music game.. In this episode I take the idea and morph it into a mobile app style game that could be a totally new form of music entertainment, providing an income source for musicians and labels while getting Rock N Roll in front of the younger generations. 
15:15
June 13, 2021
#16 The Rockstar Bubble
Todays Sponsor is NWOCR Volume 1 A double compilation album featuring the best new rock bands. Out July 23rd Pre order your copy now! www.nwocr.com In the 80s the average age of the headliners at Monsters of rock was 33 In the 90s the average age was 40 In the 2000s the average age of the headliners at Download was 41 in the 20teens the average age was 51.5 years old! We have created a bubble and it's hurting rock n roll. Sport stars retire at the top, while rockstars waddle onto stages charging more and more each year, hiding their lack of talent behind production.
19:58
June 6, 2021
#15 Tik Tok is the best! Fight me!
An app that is aimed at teenagers, full of stupid comedy, kids doing dumb pranks and bad dance routines, is actually the best social media app for musicians. And every band should be on there now! Don’t delay.
15:16
May 30, 2021
#14 The New Wave of Classic Rock w/ Richard Brindley
This is the New Wave of Classic Rock. The future of Rock N Roll To pre order the compilation album go to www.nwocr.com For all things relating to the Wrecking Crew check out www.wreckingcrewtouring.com
29:20
May 23, 2021
#13 Scott Weiland - The Last Rockstar
The term rockstar gets thrown around very easily. But if we are applying a strict interpretation of the term, we are talking about sex drugs and rock n roll. An over the top character that defies the norm. The party lifestyle of rock n roll was diminished in the 90s but one man embraced the lifestyle, the flamboyant, unique and entertaining front man of Stone Temple Pilots and Then Velvet Revolver. Scott Weiland embodied everything that was rock n roll, the good the bad and the ugly. And like many before him, it cost him his life. This is the tragic story of Scott Weiland - The Last True Rockstar For advertising options contact us at wreckingcrewtouring@hotmail.com Check out www.wreckingcrewtouring.com
15:13
May 16, 2021
#12 Musician Advice - How To Build a Team
Building a career in music is not easy. There are DIY methods to success but the best way to get your music heard is to build a team. This episode breaks down 4 key roles the serious musician should look for. What these roles actually do and how to approach these people. Share with fellow musicians. Will be doing a few more of the band advice episodes. So hopefully you get something from this.
13:14
May 9, 2021
#11 part 2 Radio on demand.
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Exclusive to Spotify this is what radio will sound like soon. All we need to do is start using it.
22:38
April 28, 2021
#11 Radio on demand - Spotify is king!
If you are reading this, you are on a different podcast platform, or you are on spotify but you are listening to the wrong version of this episode. For the best experience, go listen to the music version of this episode on Spotify NOW!
13:56
April 24, 2021
#10 The Australian Government HATES live music
A rant piece about the un - Australian Aussie Government dismantling art and music by considering it an afterthought. While live music venues are struggling to stay afloat, the sports leagues and casinos are thriving thanks to eased back restrictions, and it is bit hard for the federal department of arts to speak up in government because the government removed the entire department. The department that is in charge of the trains being on time is now also in charge of live music. Hows that for an afterthought. All the while Australia is addicted to gambling, 0.3% of Earths population, 20% of earths gambling! Am I the right person to be discussing Aussie Politics? I don't even live in Australia.  I don't live in Australia because my career path in Australia is a dead end. I HAVE to live overseas if I want to make a viable career in Rock N Roll. If I did live in Australia, I'd be emailing my local government and saying how unacceptable it is for a 111.7 Billion dollar industry to not even have its own representation in government. 
17:20
April 18, 2021
#9 Mental Health in Music
I threw away the script and freestyle'd this episode. I didn't think it needed a soundtrack or an intro. Just me and my words. In this episode I try to link the music industry to the mental health problems that sometimes plague the industry. It's a major industry full of unsafe work conditions and unrealistic demands on the very people we look up to. And don't be afraid or ashamed to talk to someone, it doesn't always have to be a doctor.
20:03
April 11, 2021
#8 A New Way to Actually Sell Music - NFTs
Warning this is a very boring topic, but it's important, because for the first time in a very very long time there is a technology that ensures the artist is paid first, paid barely and is continued to be paid when others profit of their success. And it's controversial. Today we're talking about selling art, not a copy of the art but the actual art.
16:20
April 4, 2021
#7 The Fake Green Day Album
A fan fiction album title and track list on reddit, turned into a global man hunt for clues for an album that never existed. But the album did actually exist. 3 punk rockers from Canada tricked tens of thousands of Green Day fans into believing Green Days new album would be called Magnum Opus of the Inglorious Kind.  Please like and follow this podcast, share with your friends, we are on social media @thesoundage come say hello
13:10
March 28, 2021
#6 Rock N Roll must Evolve! Or it will die.
Many Rock bands are stuck still trying to sell CDs when today’s youth don’t even own CD players. Many rock fans boycott streaming because of propaganda articles painting half truths on an artist's income. This episode explains how pop artists are still thriving. Because they have evolved.
21:46
March 21, 2021
#5 Pop Punk - The Rise and Fall and Rise again in 2021
This episode discusses the rise of Pop Punk, how it evolved to Emo, why Emo became so big and why emo disappeared. And then how a drummer and a rapper made pop punk relevant again. Pop Punk is back being a chart topping success and now I'm too old to understand it?
17:41
March 14, 2021
#4 Metallica - Deck Of Cards
In September 1986, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammett drew cards to see who would get what bed on their tour bus. That night the bus crashed and Cliff Burton was killed. This episode predicts what music would sound like in 2021 if the cards fell a different way that night. What would music sound like if Metallica never went on past Master Of Puppets
16:50
March 8, 2021
#3 Making A Movement
This is the unlikely story of a group of music fans who started a Facebook group and changed the UK music scene. The group has rallied a nation and helped previously local bands into the UK charts. Welcome to the New Wave Of Classic Rock
16:19
February 28, 2021
#2 The Experience
How we listen to music post streaming. A prediction podcast using only technology that exists today. We look at how we will listen to music in the near future. It gets a bit dark.
19:52
February 21, 2021
#1 The Tragedy of Aussie Pub Rock
Aussie Pub Rock is a genre of music that grew out of the thriving 70s and 80s pub scene in Australia. It’s influence can be heard to this day in many new Australian rock bands. But when Australian Government and media turned their backs on the sound, it was forced to survive elsewhere. And that’s just unAustralian. On this episode we take a look at the decisions made that forced Aussie Pub Rock to find a new home.
17:13
February 14, 2021