Nick Terzo is a leader in the entertainment business. A former senior level A&R executive at companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony Music and Warner Music Group. Terzo is founder of Radical MG which focuses on creation of content and advises rights holders and private equity on music catalogue acquisition and sale strategies.
From its humble beginnings in 1987, Austin's South By Southwest has evolved from a small music festival into a two-week multimedia bacchanalia that brings together artists and trendsetters of every kind. And for the last three decades, SXSW director Hugh Forrest has been one of the driving forces behind the SXSW experience, working with the artistic community to create immersive programming that celebrates and predicts the best of art and technology. Join long-time pals Nick and Hugh as they explore the philosophy behind SXSW's themed events, the challenges of going virtual during a global pandemic, and their friendly American League East baseball rivalry. HIGHLIGHTS: [01:59] Hugh revisits the nightmare of reorganizing the 2020 SXSW as Covid lockdowns kicked in [04:48] SXSW coordinates with many local and federal authorities to insure the safety of the festival [06:27] Hugh explains the differences between the 2020 and 2021 virtual SXSW experiences [08:27] Even after 30 years of producing SXSW, staging virtual events presents a host of new challenges [11:07] Hugh explains the concept behind SXSW's "tracks", and how they differ in a virtual setting [12:15] For 2021, the SXSW organizers identified various themes to explore through their programming [17:17] Hugh believes in listening to both positive and negative feedback in order to improve future SXSW events [21:31] Hugh deals with the fact that more success brings more critics, especially with social media [24:00] Hugh examines some of the missteps SXSW management made in handling certain content [25:54] A sample of the incredible highlights of the upcoming 2021 SXSW Online festival [30:34] The SXSW education programming is more important this year than ever before [32:36] How Hugh keeps his creativity going when he has so much going on [34:41] Going virtual has changed the SXSW attendance demographics in significant ways [38:02] Hugh and Nick cover the 2021 SXSW Online schedule [40:47] Nick has low expectations for the Boston Red Sox's chances in the upcoming season   Thanks for listening! Tune in next week and don’t forget to take a minute to review the podcast. In this incredibly competitive podcasting world, every piece of feedback helps.   Follow our social media channels for last-minute announcements and guest reveals @theradicalpod on Instagram and Facebook.   Find out more about today’s guest, Hugh Forrest Find out more about your host, Nick Terzo   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: @sxsw @WillieNelson @SpaceX @virgingalactic @RedSox @Yankees @AviSaysAliens   @AusPublicHealth @cluetrain  
The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Soundgarden. Herbie Hancock. Their records all have one thing in common: the fantastic production skills of Michael Beinhorn. Starting out as a founder of the legendary post-punk band Material, Michael eventually realized that his destiny lay behind the mixing console, not the microphone. Almost winning a Grammy started Michael on a career filled with both seminal albums and creative revelations. Join long-time friends Nick and Michael for an incredibly revealing conversation, as they discuss the ethereal workings of the creative process, the pros and cons of being a record producer, and the long road Michael traveled from music prodigy to creative philanthropist. HIGHLIGHTS: [01:50] Michael marvels at how modern technology has changed how music is made [05:42] Michael reminisces about playing in Material and producing other artists at the same time [08:14] Michael realized early on that producing, not performing, was his passion [10:07] Michael and Nick pay their respects to the legends of the Seattle scene that are no longer with us [12:12] Producing a hit record was not Michael's "golden ticket" to the music biz [14:25] Michael landed a gig that changed everything: producing the Red Hot Chili Peppers [20:11] Michael explains his philosophy of what it takes to be a great producer [25:40] Michael's reputation as a "taskmaster" with Soundgarden scared other artists away [29:10] Michael examines the tricky balancing act of being a producer versus befriending the artists [32:18] Michael discusses his book "Unlocking Creativity", and his theories about being creative [33:52] Feelings and intuition play an important part in both producing and enjoying music [36:38] Staying busy and engaged with other peoples' music keeps Michael's creative energy flowing [38:59] Michael relates to Bob Fosse when it comes to working with inexperienced talent [40:57] Michael learned to put aside the ego-boosting of his past work and embrace what he can bring to artists today [43:45] Michael finds the time to participate in an entertainment-based philanthropic endeavor to help with Covid relief   Thanks for listening! Tune in next week and don’t forget to take a minute to review the podcast. In this incredibly competitive podcasting world, every piece of feedback helps. Follow our social media channels for last-minute announcements and guest reveals @theradicalpod on Instagram and Facebook. Find out more about today’s guest, Michael Beinhorn Find out more about your host, Nick Terzo MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: @ChiliPeppers @kiedis @flea_official @johnfrusciante @itspetergabriel @soundgarden @chriscornell @soulasylum @herbiehancock @TheClash @nagualsite @holerock @marilynmanson  
Some people call it "pop-punk". Some call it "punk-pop". But the kids in the early 2000s, they called it "awesome". Guitarist and vocalist Shawn Harris fronted iconic band The Matches through three classic albums, playing to throngs of adoring fans across three continents. But as his musical career began winding down, he found himself expressing his creative energies through visual arts and graphic design. Settle back and listen in as Nick explores Shawn's inspirational creative journey, from high school musician to webcasting pioneer to award-winning picture book and graphic novel illustrator. HIGHLIGHTS: [02:15] Shawn reflects on what has kept Matches fans coming back for more over the last twenty years [04:22] The surprising origin of the title of The Matches' first album, "E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals" [05:59] The Warped Tour embraced more genres than just emo or pop-punk [07:00] Green Day, Rancid, and Link 80 were big influences on young Shawn's music tastes [07:41] The Matches couldn't get booked anywhere, until they found an early webcasting studio [10:45] Shawn evaluates the pros and cons of working with a major indie label [11:59] Shawn recalls how The Matches got to tour all over the world [15:02] Shawn originally wanted to be a tailor [15:47] A new documentary about The Matches, "Bleeding Audio", is playing indie film festivals [17:59] Shawn explains how he moved from making music to visual and graphic arts [19:15] A friend's wife hired Shawn to do the collage art for a childrens' book, "Her Right Foot" [21:33] Shawn finds the book industry more favorable to writers and artists than the music industry [22:50] Shawn and his friend created an animated web show for kids during the lockdown [24:46] Shawn shares his recent musical discoveries   Thanks for listening! Tune in next week and don’t forget to take a minute to review the podcast. In this incredibly competitive podcasting world, every piece of feedback helps. Follow our social media channels for last-minute announcements and guest reveals @theradicalpod on Instagram and Facebook.   Find out more about today’s guest, Shawn Harris Find out more about your host, Nick Terzo   MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:   @GreenDay @Rancid @colinmeloy @TheDecemberists @plainwhitets @zebrahead @Yellowcard @epitaphrecords @VansWarpedTour @Daveeggers4
With a recording career that spans forty years, musician/producer Marvin Etzioni has done it all. Not only has he performed with legendary band Lone Justice, Marvin has collaborated with such luminaries as Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Toad The Wet Sprocket, John Doe, and Counting Crows. His unique skills with the mandolin, his knack for efficient production, and his personal approach to accessing his creative space, have all resulted in an impressive body of work that spans genres and decades. Join Nick as he embarks on a trip through the events that shaped Marvin's creative life, a journey that reaches from the sweatshops of New York in the early 20th century, to a recording studio in the midst of the 2020 lockdown. HIGHLIGHTS: [02:04] Marvin describes working on his new album, "What's The Mood Of The Country Now?" [03:38] Marvin reveals his special analog-to-digital recording trick [06:09] Kendrick Lamar's engineer brought a warm rap and soul sound to Marvin's new album [07:01] Marvin recalls his early career in the Los Angeles music scene of the 80s [09.29] The origin of the band Lone Justice [11:48] Marvin hooks up with Toad The Wet Sprocket [13:21] Marvin's Polish grandfather instilled in him a love of the mandolin, and country music [15:06] Marvin loves string instruments, and he can play a lot of them [17:24] Marvin explores how he's maintained his creativity over four decades [18:45] A memorable creative moment between Marvin and Judy Collins [21:31] One of Marvin's most "radical" moments started in 1990 and culminated in 2020 Thanks for listening! Tune in next week and don’t forget to take a minute to review the podcast. In this incredibly competitive podcasting world, every piece of feedback helps. Follow our social media channels for last-minute announcements and guest reveals @theradicalpod on Instagram and Facebook. Find out more about today’s guest, Marvin Etzioni Find out more about your host, Nick Terzo MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: @springsteen @u2 @PaulSimonMusic @GarfunkelMusic @kendricklamar @SteveEarle @thebangles @interscopejimmy @bgmastering @ToadWetSprocket @T_Bone_Burnett @TheJudyCollins
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jan 25th, 1965
Episode Count
56
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
21 hours, 12 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 064964