Your guide to what's popping in the live music industry, from the minds behind your favorite shows and festivals.


  • Graham Williams on Shaping Austin’s Live Music Scene (Popcast Ep. 4)

    Graham Williams on Shaping Austin’s Live Music Scene (Popcast Ep. 4)

    16/08/2016 Duration: 19min

    Williams is the founder of Transmission Events, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and now Margin Walker. But how did he become the most in-demand promoter in one of music’s biggest markets? Find out in this episode of Popcast. You’ll hear Williams reveal the underside of the live music industry in Austin, from getting his start booking Jimmy Eat World at iconic venue Emo’s to striking out on his own. Listen now to discover: --Why he decided to launch Sound on Sound Fest at a Renaissance Fair --How he expanded Transmission beyond Austin into other cities --What happened behind the scenes during the creation of Margin Walker

  • Prime Social Group on Making a Name for Yourself (Popcast Ep. 3)

    Prime Social Group on Making a Name for Yourself (Popcast Ep. 3)

    16/05/2016 Duration: 20min

    “You’ve got to make a name for yourself,” says Adam Lynn of Prime Social Group. In the music industry, relationships are everything. But how can you get your foot in the door to build those connections? Find out in this podcast with Adam, who booked his first concert with Nas as an unknown college student. Since then, he and his partner have conquered the midwest music scene, putting on sold-out festivals like 90s Fest, #Fest, and Abroadfest. Fill out the form on the right to stream or download the full podcast, or get a sneak peak at the conversation below. You’ll learn: Adam’s top tips for networking in the music industry His strategy to diversify your portfolio by crossing genres and cities How to build a festival experience that sells out before the lineup announcement

  • Governors Ball on Building a Stand-Out Music Festival (Popcast Ep 1)

    Governors Ball on Building a Stand-Out Music Festival (Popcast Ep 1)

    07/04/2016 Duration: 21min

    Ever wish you could have thirty minutes to shoot the breeze with your live music idols — over a glass of whiskey, perhaps? Well, here’s your chance to hear from some of the top producers and promoters of live music. Welcome to Popcast, a new podcast series from the music team at Eventbrite. Consider it your guide to what’s popping off in the live music industry, as told by the people behind it. Every month, we’ll be chatting with promoters, festival owners, and venue directors to hear what they have to say about the latest trends in the industry—and what it all means for you. Today, we’re talking to Tom Russell of Governors Ball Music Festival, the NYC music fest that attracts 150,000 fans each year. To download the mp3, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/academy/popcast-music-podcast-music-festival-with-gov-balls-tom-russell/#sthash.g8fI2LJm.dpuf

  • PopGun Presents on NYC Nightlife (Popcast Ep. 2)

    PopGun Presents on NYC Nightlife (Popcast Ep. 2)

    07/04/2016 Duration: 20min

    Behind New York City’s bustling nightlife is the hustle of Jake Rosenthal and Rami Haykal. The promoters joined forces when they began PopGun Presents eight years ago, and have been booking big artists like Disclosure, alt-J, and Tame Impala ever since. They also ran Glasslands, a self-described “psychedelic venue partyhaus” in the heart of Brooklyn. So, how have they cemented their place in New York’s ever-evolving nightlife? Find out in the second episode of Popcast. Check out eventbrite.com/blog for more podcasts, videos, and articles on the live music industry.