Intent, Licenses and “Sweat Of the Brow”

Episode: 006

Interview subject: George Howard

Intent, Licenses and “Sweat Of the Brow”

“Musicians say they want to be in the business of music and yet they don’t understand the very basic concepts – it’s very strange to me.”

Everyone wants to be a musician but according to George Howard nobody understands the business.  George Howard, understands the music business.  He’s worked with big stars (Carly Simon), he’s been a label executive (President of Rykodisk), he’s an MBA, h’s a Lawyer – he’s literally written the book on how make money in the music industry, “An Insider’s Guide to the Record Industry and Music Publishing 101.”  George knows what he’s talking about.

So what’s an artist to do? Not as much as you think.