The Entertainment Engine

The Entertainment Engine

The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series is created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV for bands, artists, actors, songwriters, and creatives. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by special guests on the show and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** facebook.com/TheEntertainmentEngine ** twitter.com/entengine ** instagram.com/seamless_entertainment ** sendfox.com/theentertainmentengine

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April 15, 2021 65 min

This week we welcome film producer and director John Crye. When he first came to Los Angeles in 95, John had no idea what development was. He had been a stage actor and theater producer in Boston but always had a fascination with film.

John Crye's first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. It was then he learned the importance of the “gatekeepers,” those har...

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On The Entertainment Engine podcast, we welcome film producer Jonathan Sothcott and British actor Billy Murray. Their new movie Nemesis, the UK crime thriller marks the debut of disruptive indie Shogun Film has been acquired for US release by Samuel Goldwyn Film. The film features a stellar British cast including Billy Murray, Nick Moran, Frank Harper, Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Bruce Payne, Ricky Grover, Danny Bear, and Julian Glov...

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The Entertainment Engine podcast welcomes our next special guest US entertainment attorney  David Helfant. For the past 40 years, David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David is an expert in representing record producers, recording artists, record and publishing companies, major motion picture studios, and television, film, and...

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In this week's episode, we take a look at the DO'S and DON'TS of music supervision. A music supervisor is a person who combines music and visual media together. According to The Guild of Music Supervisors, a music supervisor is “a qualified professional who oversees all music-related aspects of film, television, advertising, video games, and other existing or emerging visual media platforms.” In the musical theatre indu...

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This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer, who is described as "Canada's Prince of Piano" – by Beijing Times, China's leading English-language newspaper.

Born in the Czech Republic, and now based in Vancouver, Canada, his music has been defined as instrumental fusion – a combination of smooth jazz, classical, pop, and rock. Mayer's European roots add a good share...

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This week we welcome to show, special guest Nashville-based Music Producer | Engineer | Coach. Brad is a Music Cultivator and energizing producer, engineer, and coach to creators. An Oakland Bay Area native, he has been cultivating the craft, art, and community since his youth.

Passionate about creating the conditions that allow music and people to grow, Brad has produced and engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Y...

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In this podcast episode we are looking at how to put on a successful music festival in the GLOBAL pandemic, is this possible, or is this a step too far? Let us take a closer look - A lot of work goes into planning a music festival, from setting your goals to securing your team to then making it all happen. Even more so this year will require more planning and preparation to ensure that everyone has an amazing and safe experience at...

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This week we welcome to show special guest Chris Johnson. Chris is one of the world’s most recognisable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch as “Quite possibly one of the most in-demand international drummers on earth”. Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he works with icons such as Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal, and J-Lo.

Chris’s career credits also include global so...

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In this episode, Pete and BeX discuss different ways artists and bands can keep proactive during the pandemic. We look at the live sector and how this has been affected since the Covid-19 outbreak. So we look at time management, and how to use the time wisely to plan and maximise online activity, websites, social media, marketing, online concerts/streaming, creating new content, as people all over the world are consuming much more ...

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Welcome to Part 2 of the conversation with our special guest Lionel Lodge CEO of SyncLodge. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles, The Rolling St...

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We welcome our next guest of Season 2 the Scottish-born singer-songwriter and producer— Lionel Lodge to the show. Lionel was born in the early sixties in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the B...

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Music streaming. This is such a HOT topic right now with the UK Government looking at this area closely, with labels, artists, and distributors to provide a fairer landscape for the indies. The adoption of music streaming is by far the most significant change in the industry in the last ten years. Streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, an...

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In this episode, we talk about How music streaming works. Part 1 discusses: The music streaming services are looking for ways to expand their customer base, develop their product, grow revenues, and find a sustainable long-term business model. The music industry is caught up in the middle of this activity!

Streaming has already changed the way the recording industry operates and the way in which we consume, share, and experience mu...

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Season 2, Episode 1 of The Entertainment Engine kicks off the New Year with a special guest interview with James Kennedy - a Singer-Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. Formerly the singer/guitarist in the political Alternative Rock band KYSHERA, Kennedy has been releasing music since 2002 as both a band member and as a solo artist. With a wildly eclectic back catalogue including noise music, acoustic,...

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Welcome to our Christmas podcast Episode for 2020. It's been a tough year for all, so we decided to take the podcast route which transpired over the weeks and months to produce our show, building awareness and visibility. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests for the show, with decades of experience. Guests included...

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This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. In 2016, Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law. Melanie is a trusted advisor who provides expertise to creative entrepreneurs, entertainment entities, and mus...

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This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome American music producer and composer Victor Merritt. We discuss his time working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and BabyFace. 

Victor Merritt was born in Tulsa Okla in 1967, he has always been intrigued by music as a young boy. When he wrote his first song as an 11 yr old. At that stage, his baby brother was his sounding board for all V...

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This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome X Factor UK finalist Kevin Davy White. Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style. Combining combines musical elements of soul and rock with blues and funk. He was Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, and Nicole Scherzinger. Kevin was to win through each week to be the final competitor in the 'Overs&...

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This week we delve into Part 3 - Tips on how to write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 and Part 2 over the last few weeks, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and obje...

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This week we delve into Part 2 - Tips on How to Write a successful business plan for the creative industries. Following on from Part 1 of last weeks episode, we will be continuing a step by step guide on writing a business plan dedicated to artists, musicians, and bands for all the creativity needed to sustain a career in music, having a business plan is one way to stay properly grounded, and define your goals and objectives on pap...

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