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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.

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May 4, 2021 59 min

Nick has spent his career directing and producing feature-length documentaries about holistic alternatives to conventional medicine. Most recently, Nick directed The Tapping Solution and co-edited Simply Raw - Raw for 30 Days. His current role as producer of The Sacred Science—a documentary about explorations in the Amazon to learn about traditional, healing practices—stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient...

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Jason Davis grew up in Northwest NJ, wrote songs and landed a career as an artist manager through his hustle and drive. Working throughout the years with such iconic acts as Boyz ll Men, The Go-Go’s, Alabama, Lonestar and Dolly Parton, among many others. He is co-founder and partner of label, management and publishing conglomerate Radar Label Group, as well as One One 7 Entertainment (Fahrenheit Media Group, One One 7 TV), Awaken R...

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April 22, 2021 47 min

We need YOU to go vote for DEVO. Go to I Rocked the Fan Vote today and vote for DEVO to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Vote today and tell all your friends. 

Gerald Casale's music career spans more than 40 years. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as co-founder and bass player of the new wave band Devo, which released a Top 20 hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It". Casale is the main lyricist and one o...

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April 20, 2021 54 min

Two-time Emmy winner David Page changed the world of food television by creating, developing, and executive-producing the groundbreaking show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a network news producer based in London, Frankfurt, and Budapest, he travelled Europe, Africa, and the Middle East doing two things―covering some of the biggest stories in the world, and developing a passion for some of the world’s most incredible ...

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April 13, 2021 46 min

John William "Jack" Casady (born April 13, 1944) is an American bass guitarist, best known as a member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Jefferson Airplane became the first successful exponent of the San Francisco Sound. Their singles, including "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", had a more polished style than their other material, and successfully charted in 1967 and 1968. Casady, along with the other...

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Backline is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources— streamlining access to a network of trusted organizations and care providers that understand this line of work.

Backline is hosting their first-ever livestream fundraiser to support mental health in the music industry. Set Break will serve as a celebration and showcase of th...

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Durrani is an accomplished entertainment executive, entrepreneur, and artist manager with more than 25 years of success in the entertainment industry. Leveraging extensive and diverse industry experience, Faisel has been able to help artists and companies grow by developing and executing world-class strategies.

Throughout his executive career, Faisel has held leadership positions at Island Records, Palm Pictures, Live Nation, Parkwo...

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March 23, 2021 62 min

Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist worldwide with a career spanning over 35 years.

As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, Rudy toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. His bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD.

As a member of Quiet Riot from 1982 to 1985, Rudy reco...

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Jonathan is a highly regarded music-publishing executive, and the chief creative curator of all the songs you hear on Rocket Songs – he’s got the “ears”.

Jonathan began his career at ATV Music, becoming the Manager of Creative Services for the Nashville office, before moving on to become Director of Creative Services for MCA Music, working with such famed songwriters as Glen Ballard, Robbie Nevil, Mark Mueller, and Brock Walsh.

Jonat...

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ForTunes is an Austrian based company that collects performance-insights of songs, social media posts and profiles. This includes data from Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and SubmitHub blogs. 

They have features such as: an intelligent newsfeed, playlist notifications on Spotify and Apple Music, a playlist recommendation engine, social media growth and engagement data, and YouTube comments. ...

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March 2, 2021 62 min

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home.

The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television...

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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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