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    APM Music is one of the world's leading providers of music for visual media, and Adam Taylor has been running the company for over twenty years. Given my recent talks with Epidemic Sound and Artlist, it made sense for...
    Rock Paper Scissors is a PR firm set up by Dmitri Vietze in the late 90s to secure press coverage for international music artists and labels. As of the last decade, that focus has shifted exclusively to music tech...
    Having already interviewed Epidemic Sound, I decided that Artlist would be a good follow-up since the Israeli music tech company has risen the ranks of royalty-free music providers in recent years. In contrast to much of their competition, however,...
    In the last few years, Tracklib has emerged as one of the premier music tech companies in Stockholm alongside the likes of Spotify and Soundcloud. Described as a record store for sampling, they offer up thousands of records in multi-track form...
    In the world of large-scale indoor music events, Bernd Breiter has carved out a singular place for himself. From producing record-breaking DJ shows in Germany to creating some of the most exceptional club events in history, his BigCityBeats umbrella...
    With a catalog of over 35,000 tracks in their audio library, Epidemic Sound has become one of the more prominent successes stories in the Swedish music scene. They've seen significant growth in the last decade and currently sit at...
    Dimitris Lilis is the founder of Athens-based indie label, Just Gazing Records. I found out about him from Thanasis Christodoulou, an artist for whom he’d produced an album in 2016. Dimitris was supposedly well-connected and knowledgeable about the Greek music industry,...
    I learnt about Armand Thomassian through my interviews with Rodolphe Plisson and Pierre-Michel Levallois, both of whom had worked with him at Universal Production Music France. But it seemed Armand had a storied career even prior to joining the label, having founded a popular...
    Peter Murray is a Scottish manager, label head and businessman who’s been working in the French music industry since the 80s. He launched the careers of bands like Les Négresses Vertes and Zebda, managed recording studios like Studio Du Manoir, and even helped acquire...
    During my interview with Rodolphe Plisson, the name "Pierre-Michel Levallois" came up. I learnt that he’d been the General Manager of Universal Production Music from 2007-2016, and of Koka Media from 2003-2007, but prior to that he co-founded Disques Solid, a French Touch label responsible for...
    Rodolphe Plisson is an engineer and producer from Paris who first built his reputation at studios like Mega and Guillaume Tell, where he worked on albums for the likes of Sting. Then came his stint in the publishing world as the Head of Production at Universal Production...
    Freddy Lamotte is the creator of Flam Music, the first management company in France for engineers and producers. I heard about him through my interview with Pascal Garnon for Speakhertz and decided to reach out via phone. After becoming acquainted, Freddy was kind...

    Janko Nilovic [Artist]

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    Janko Nilovic was the foremost library musician in Paris during the 60s and 70s. His music was featured in numerous media and survived well into the 21st century thanks to being sampled by producers like The Beatnuts and No I.D. As someone with...
    Bernadette Cooper rose to fame in the 80’s as the founder and frontwoman of Klymaxx, the girl group best known for their album, “Meeting In The Ladies Room“. She also founded Madame X, another female outfit that scored a hit in 1987...

    Corney Mims [Artist]

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    I first heard about Corney Mims through the release of his sample pack, Corney Mims Bass Pack Vol 1. I then became curious about his career and discovered that he’d done session work and live shows for the likes of Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and 2pac. So I...
    Mark Hill is the producer behind Craig David’s debut album, “Born To Do It“, and subsequent singles like “Hidden Agenda” and “All The Way“. Prior to that, he’d already established a successful artist career as one half of Artful Dodger, who’s album “It’s All About The...
    Raw Man is the solo epithet of Romain Séo, who is also one-half of The Buffalo Bunch, a duo consisting of himself and Paul De Homem-Christo. With releases on both of Daft Punk’s personal labels and remixes for the likes of Phoenix and Modjo, Romain has secured his...

    Philippe Zdar [Artist]

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    Philippe Zdar’s fingerprints can be found all over acclaimed music releases from the last 25 years. His credits extend from French acts like MC Solaar to Grammy winners like Phoenix, and even to his own projects like Cassius, La Funk Mob and Motorbass. As such, I was...

    Rukes [Photographer]

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    This is an interview done in 2013 with the well-known event photographer, Rukes. At the time, electronic dance music was the fastest-growing genre in the US and the live music scene for DJs was exploding. Rukes had already established himself...
    This is an interview done in 2013 with the founder and CEO of Rephlektor Inkorporated, Justin Kleinfeld. At a time when dance music was exploding over the US, Justin was at the heart of the industry, having worked with artists...