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In one of the wider ranging conversations we’ve ever had, we speak with Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated keyboardist and composer Michael Whalen. As you’ll hear, that is only two strings to his bow and Michael has some fascinating insights into the music industry and making a living from music in the digital age.
Links to content mentioned during the show (links will open in new tab):
Michael’s Future Shock project
Michael J Fox in a 1987 Pepsi Commercial
Duran Duran – All She Wants Is (from the Big Thing album)
Frank Zappa and his Synclavier
Rick Wakeman’s Twitter Account
Rick Wakeman’s RRHOF acceptance speech
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm
Not discussed (yet) but well worth the read: Michael writes on digital rights and tracking your income
Tag a keyboard player: Tom Brislin
Desert Island Discs: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – Earth, Wind and Fire, Works Vol. 1 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Duke – Genesis, Silk Degrees – Boz Scaggs, Toto IV – Toto.
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