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Everyone wants to go backstage or get a look behind-the-scenes. Each Tuesday, join Lawrence Peryer, entertainment business veteran and Lyte’s Chief Strategy Officer, as he takes you there, through talks with his friends and colleagues from the worlds of music, sports, business, entertainment and the arts. Discover who they are, how they got there and what goes into making a life in media and entertainment. For the fan, student or jaded expert, Spot Lyte On… delivers you insights and stories you won’t get anywhere else.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 58 min

Latin Grammy-winning producer, composer, percussionist, and writer, Barrett Martin, has been playing music professionally for over 30 years, including work on over 100 albums worldwide. His work can be heard on albums by REM, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, Blues legend CeDell Davis, and recording sessions that range from the Peruvian Amazon, to Brazil, Cuba, the Palestinian West Bank, the Mississippi...

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February 16, 2021 57 min

As a Latin percussionist with a PhD and the General Manager of Sunyata Records & Books, Dr. Lisette Garcia has carved out a wide path in her formidable artistic and academic career. Dr. Garcia recently recorded percussion on the 3 most recent albums from the Barrett Martin Group: “Transcendence” (2017), “Indwell: Music For Movement” (2019), and “Songs Of The Firebird” (2019), which also includes performing with this modern jazz...

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Art Chang has spent over 25 years in technology transformation for large companies and government. As an insider, he has helped design and implement technology change and as an entrepreneur and investor, led major projects that delivered web-based software solutions for enterprise and government. Art’s experience includes financial services, music, e-commerce, publishing, fashion, architecture, and government. Art believes that gre...

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Tyler talks about his love of coffee, military experience, roles in engineering which eventually lead him to start Coffee Shift. Coffee Shift is a coffee company doing it differently. Coffee Shift is co-owned by the participating growers and was created to share greater benefit with the very farmers who produce our coffee, coffee that is fairer than fair trade.

With corporate presence in both Silicon Valley and Chinchina, Colombia, ...

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January 26, 2021 98 min

Michaelangelo Matos is the author of "The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America" and "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year." 

"Can't Slow Down" is the definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes

Everybody knows the hits of 1984 – pop music's greatest year. F...

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January 19, 2021 62 min

David has quite a storied career having managed many artists you know the names of, working as a motorcycle messenger at Stiff Records, MD at Pinnacle Records, and distribution at Rough Trade Records. He's worked with artists like David Bowie, David Byrne, Luna, Natalie Merchant and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He currently manages Keeley Forsyth, Joe Jackson, Lloyd Cole, Helmet, Joe Henry and the instinctive theatrical brilliance of H...

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January 12, 2021 88 min

Michael F. Schein is the author of The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers (McGraw Hill, January 12, 2021).

His articles have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and Psychology Today..

He speaks to international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of Chi...

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January 7, 2021 1 min

RSVP HERE to join us on 1/15 at 10amPT for a live taping with Michaelangelo Matos. 

Michaelangelo Matos is the writer of the book, "Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year" . 

The definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes

Everybody knows the hits of 1984 - pop music's greatest year. From "Thriller" to ...

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We're bad at hiatuses. What can we say? 

But we're super excited to feature Giselle and Elizabeth on the podcast talking about the Austin Arthouse Film Festival which takes place THIS WEEK. Grab your tickets here.  

Spend an evening at AFS viewing work from filmmakers who "defy conventions, champion art and challenge audience expectations." Some 60 films ranging from short, mid-length and feature length will be availa...

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December 10, 2020 2 min

CLICK HERE to RSVP to the taping on December 15th at 3pm PT. 

Michael F. Schein is the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a marketing agency that specializes in making idea-based companies famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, LinkedIn and several prominent universities. Michael’s writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for in...

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December 1, 2020 54 min

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. 

His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Muchwas released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the...

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Ethan is an entrepreneur in his own right who has turned his natural talents to elevating women and minorities. Founder of Girl Empire, Parlor Shows, Lean Crafting and Checklet, he’s a start-up super-connector. He’s played a critical role in countless business launches and partnerships. It’s no surprise he sits on Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison’s Nevada Entrepreneurship Task Force.

Distributed ledgers? He got in on the ground fl...

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November 18, 2020 79 min

Dimitri was raised on a macrobiotic commune. He has studied Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese martial arts for more than 25 years. He has jammed with Prince and the Beastie Boys, gotten drunk with Keith Richards. His travel writings include sojourns to Tibet, Cuba, India, Cambodia, China, Nepal, and the Amazon rainforest where he was nearly eaten by a crocodile.

Dimitri Ehrlich is a television writer, author, journalist and musician. He ...

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Marc’s deep music business background and digital audio knowledge has helped him deliver unique insights to audiences from Tallinn to Toronto.

Marc is the founder of Byta / byta.com “the platform for music before it’s on streaming services”. Run as a distributed team across 3 continents, Byta enables everyone to send & receive digital audio in a clean and simple way.

Marc got his start at Sloan’s murderecords in Halifax during ea...

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November 2, 2020 47 min

J. Scott Christianson is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. Prior to joining the Trulaske College of Business, Scott was a business owner with more than 21 years of experience in video-conferencing technology, project management and information technology.

You can connect with Scott on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JScott...

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October 27, 2020 63 min

For almost two decades, Phil built a thriving career at the crossroads of music and media. As the co-founder of Apollo Studios, a globally-recognized music production house boasting an all-star team of composers, producers, and engineers, he was  involved in every aspect of the work, earning recognition at the Cannes Lions, CLIO Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards, and numerous other festivals. 

In 2013, Phil led...

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Equally comfortable working with artists and algorithms, David Gorman has made a career of cooking up new ways to connect folks to things they’ll love. Whether that means rolling up his sleeves to create Grammy-winning packages and click-worthy posts himself or commanding an army of creators and curators to put a human stamp on code-based platforms, David has spent more than twenty years turning curious fans in to profitable custom...

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Kingdom of Mind, founded by Isabella Kelly, is an event production and promotions business. Kelly's past promotions work has focused on secondary/tertiary markets in California and will be expanding moving forward to the Pacific Northwest. Kelly has produced benefit concerts as well as events for universities and colleges. The focus of Kingdom of Mind is to curate unique events that bring talent to cities they might not have vi...

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Marco Collins is a Seattle radio personality best known as the flagship DJ and Music Director at Seattle’s 107.7 ‘The End’ during the 1990’s grunge explosion which landed him a spot in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.  Although he worked at a number of radio stations on the West Coast, VH1 and several record labels/management teams, the role he played in the 90’s is what made Seattle synonymous with grunge music. Marco was instrum...

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Born in Nashville, Dmitri moved to NYC as a teen where he busked in the subways while studying music at “the Fame High School” for Music and the Arts. After earning his business degree, he leaned into his entrepreneurial bent and launched rock paper scissors in 1999. His vision was to combine cutting edge technology and deep organic storytelling to help clients crystallize their missions in compelling ways and amplify them in innov...

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