Feb 25, 2021

Podcast: Phoebe Bridgers and Sony's Acquisition of AWAL

Entrepreneurship & Art

George, Dan and Carly discuss the much-discussed Phoebe Bridgers guitar smash on SNL and the different standards women and men are held to in the music industry. They also get into Sony’s purchase of AWAL and, while unsurprising, what it means for musicians and the publishing space. Carly learns to dance.

Show Notes

Three Things


  • Dancing: Every week with virtual Dancorcirsm classes, a fun way to let go of your ego and open up your creativity, hosted by Piera Gelardi
  • Attending: Transmediale, the annual art and digital culture festival, is now a year-long, virtual event
  • Loving: The clip of Whitney Wolfe Herd in her yellow suit, baby on hip, at the Bumble IPO at Nasdaq. More of this please!


  • Listening: When I’m Lucky by RANN, an alt-rock Berklee alumni band that Dan regrets not getting to work with
  • Using: Readwise, an app that syncs your Kindle and Instapaper highlights into a searchable database, which has been helping him catalogue everything he reads
  • Loving: The Night Game’s pre-order strategy for their newest album, Dog Days. All items ship immediately letting fans listen to the album before its release on streaming platforms


  • Remembering: Ricky Powell, iconic hip-hop photographer and often referred to as the fourth Beastie Boy, who passed away suddenly earlier this month
  • Remembering: Ruppert Neve, the father of modern studio recording, responsible for shaping much of the music we know and love today
  • Admiring: The work E&A family member, Peter Lockhart (with the help of our own Dan Servantes, of course), has done with the Erroll Garner catalogue. Be it the Erroll Garner Uncovered podcast or a series of remasters, the level of quality is unparalleled

Entrepreneurship & Art