Episode #49: Tackling New Territory

by The Future of What

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Chances are, at least one of your favorite artists is not from the United States. It’s hard enough to break into the music industry as an American artist, so how are these acts from abroad pulling it off? The U.S. is a huge market for musicians, but presents its own unique challenges. We explore some of these obstacles and talk success stories with Anna Bond, U.S. label manager for Rough Trade Records, Nick O’Byrne, a manager for Look Out Kid who works with Courtney Barnett, and Tegan and Sara manager Nick Blasko (Amelia Artists).


Anna Bond (Rough Trade)
Nick O'Byrne (Look Out Kid)
Nick Blasko (Amelia Artists)


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released August 19, 2016



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A radio program about the music and recording industry for industry insiders, outsiders, and outliers. Hosted by Kill Rock Stars president, Portia Sabin.

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