The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Episodes

February 29, 2024 96 mins

Dayna Frank is CEO of First Avenue Productions. She's also the co-founder and first President of the Board of the National Independent Venue Association. We discuss her involvement in the passage of the Save Our Stages Act and the formulation of the new TICKET Act and the ins and outs of getting things accomplished in D.C. as well as concert promotion in the Twin Cities. Dayna is a powerhouse, she gets things done!

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Bottlerock is America's most upscale major festival. Based in Napa, the food is not the usual institutional fare, but served by restaurants from the area, never mind the wine... I talk with the three principals about the cost and perks of the various levels of ticketing, and then we dive deep into the history and finances of the festival.

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February 15, 2024 155 mins

Peter comes alive!

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February 8, 2024 144 mins

Mr. King Crimson.

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February 1, 2024 113 mins

I loved talking to this guy. He wrote songs, played in cover bands and then connected with a last chance demo tape. He's a fan, just like you and me. You're going to enjoy this.

 

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January 25, 2024 130 mins

Concert promoter for Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Lumineers...

 

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January 18, 2024 94 mins

He played with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He co-wrote and produced "Freeway of Love" for Aretha Franklin and "How Will I Know" for Whitney Houston. And he tells a great story. Even if you're unfamiliar with Narada, you know his work, and you'll love listening to him.

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January 11, 2024 101 mins

We discuss the fake Guess Who, Burton's history and what he's up to now.

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January 4, 2024 90 mins

Drummer for the Police. And more.

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December 28, 2023 162 mins

Writer for "Rolling Stone" and executive producer for "The Sopranos" Robin Green wrote a great memoir, "The Only Girl." We discuss just that, being the only girl on the masthead at "Rolling Stone," and her path from Rhode Island to Hollywood and more

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December 21, 2023 116 mins

The first half is about concert promotion. The second half is about the Grateful Dead. I guarantee you will hear things you've never heard before.

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December 14, 2023 163 mins

Producer of T. Rex and David Bowie and this guy was SO good I was pinching myself throughout our conversation!

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December 7, 2023 127 mins

Ursus Magana and Raf Luzi are two of the three principals at 25/7 Media, which represents 58 acts and has 27 employees. Ursus was profiled in the "Wired" article entitled: "Watch This Guy Work, and You'll Finally Understand the TikTok Era." These two are experts in social media, in breaking acts, you'll want to listen, definitely.

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November 30, 2023 130 mins

Singer/songwriter extraordinaire.

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November 23, 2023 111 mins

The drummer for Free and Bad Company. Simon tells a good story, you'll enjoy this.

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November 16, 2023 111 mins

Amy Spitalnick is CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Before that she ran Integrity First for America and quarterbacked the lawsuit against the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. We discuss antisemitism as well as the Charlottesville lawsuit. Amy is focused on community relations between Jews and others in support of a just and equal world.

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November 9, 2023 66 mins

The legend. And the subject of the new documentary film "I Am a Noise."

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November 2, 2023 107 mins

Rob Price is the CEO of the School of Rock.

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October 26, 2023 126 mins

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has a new book about the E Street Band. We discuss Bruce and so much more!

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October 19, 2023 87 mins

Drummer extraordinaire Keith Carlock has been Steely Dan's man on the skins for decades. Hear the story of how he made it from Mississippi to the big time!

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