The music industry has changed over the last few decades. The struggling, independent artist now has an even smaller chance of being discovered by a major label and rewarded with a career-changing contract. But, these days bands can record their own studio-quality music, put their video on YouTube and work all of the social media sites to build a fan base. Another part of that equation is often direct funding from that growing fan base. Paul Schomer runs a new music discovery blog called RadioCrowdfund.com and he talks with Bob about the new landscape of the music industry and about some of the bands he has helped fans discover.
Then, Bob talks with Sally Ellyson and Dan Messe of the band Hem about their latest CD. The tunes on Departure and Farewell are not much of a departure from their previous work – still a mix of light airiness and layered density. The full band will also play a few of their new songs in our performance studio. [Broadcast Date: July 15, 2013]