NSAI GUEST SPEAKER IN APRIL 2019
Larry was honored to be the guest speaker at the Nashville Songwriters Association International April monthly meeting. NSAI's leadership and staff were instrumental in the passage of the Music Modernization Act in 2018, as they continue to help improve the revenue streams, the skills and the culture for songwriters everywhere.
Here's a link to a video of the talk:
PROMOTER 101 PODCAST
Hosts Dan Steinberg and W. Luke Pierce have been running this twice-weekly podcast since 2016. Dan interviews legends of the global touring industry, including AGI's Marsha Vlasic. Larry's session with Dan was thankfully picked for the support act on Episode 145.
Here's a link to Larry's portion of the show:
HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION’S MUSIC FORWARD PANEL
The HOB Foundation runs the annual Music Forward program that teaches performance skills to high school students through workshops, competitions, and panel discussions.
Larry participated in one the of the first panels which was broadcast live to seven HOB venues in the US. The YouTube link below includes only Larry's portion:
MUSIC BUSINESS RADIO
David Hooper is the founder and longtime host of the Music Business Radio show since 2005. Larry stopped by the Lightning 100 radio studios in Nashville to talk about his book - The Singer/Songwriter Rule Book: 101 Ways To Help You Improve Your Chances Of Success - and his live performance coaching services.
Here's a link to an mp3 of the show:
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF MUSIC
It turned out to be an old home week session when Larry got to share the mic with Nashville-based industry vet Bob Bender as they taped Episode #40 of Bob's "The Business Side Of Music" podcast. They discovered that they both played string bass in school, were both tour managers and record label artist development reps! Here's the link:
FROM ME TO YOU – NASHVILLE’S ONLY BEATLES RADIO SHOW
Larry was the on-air guest for Nashville's only radio show dedicated to the music of The Beatles - "From Me To You" - with the knowledgeable and congenial host Richard Courtney. Larry and Richard talked so long that producer Claudine Iannucci had to edit it all into two shows. Both aired on Hippie Radio 94.5FM and now both are accessible through this link:
SPREAD THE POSITIVITY PODCAST
This was truly and incredible experience speaking with Larry Butler. I could have talked to Larry for another couple of hours. His stories and insight on everything in the music business and life in general is something I am really thankful we got recorded. Huge shout out to Lisa Harless of Regions Bank for connecting us with Larry." - Trent Denson, founder and host of Nashville's Spread the Positive podcast
MUSIC CONNECTION PODCAST TIP JAR
The Music Connection Podcast, hosted by Randy Thomas and Arnie Wohl, is the online audio complement to LA's longtime (since 1977) Music Connection magazine. In addition to the artist interviews every week is a feature called the Tip Jar. In it industry experts give advice to musicians and performers and Larry was asked to relate his Five Tips to Singer/Songwriters. Here's a link to an mp3 of Larry's segment:
IT ALL STARTS WITH THE MUSIC BLOG
In the interests of space, all current and past posts can be found at www.itallstartswiththemusic.com
Larry Butler is also the GM of The Artist Cooperative, an LA-based independent music marketing company comprised of experienced former label executives and specializing in national and field staff radio promotion as well as the full spectrum of label services and music marketing. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE MUSIC is an occasional attempt to make sense of it all - the bigger picture with insight from hindsight and experience. And what better time than now?