(Extra) Paul Gildea and Glenn Reither talk Music Business

Paul Gildea and Glenn Reither musicians

We talk with two master Australian musicians about the music business and the challenges musicians face making a living in the 21st Century.

Paul Gildea is a guitarist who has played with Icehouse for decades, as well as being guitarist with Little River Band, Rick Price and Vika and Linda Bull to name just three. Paul also happens to be an accomplished music educator, teaching and coordinating music industry subjects for a number of educational institutions.

Glenn Reither is a keyboard player and saxophonist also with Icehouse, but has played with a large roster of artists as well. Glenn has also been a previous guest on the show – check out his episode here. Between Paul and Glenn, you get a rollicking, insightful discussion into a range of topics, so enjoy! 

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 Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Paul and Glenn in action together on stage

Glenn playing with Jon Stevens

How Glenn and Paul make a living in music

The importance of diversification

The ‘saturation’ of the music industry

The death of the stadium rock band

The source of future growth in streaming

How to succeed in stock / library music

The opportunities in gaming and music

The tyranny of choice and curated playlists

The renaissance of music festivals

Risk management, touring and COVID-19

Glenn’s guitar amps built from vintage radios

Exclusivity / geographical radius clauses for bands

Fuzzy / wishful thinking when entering the music industry / being careful what you wish for

The modern session musician is at home

RadioActive Band (Canada) 

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