The Price of Music, a new weekly podcast about the money behind the music business, is set to launch on January 31st.
The podcast from Dap Dip – the production company behind The Price of Football – will feature BBC 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq and Music Ally’s Stuart Dredge.
In each episode they will use their decades of collective experience to make sense of the latest stories making waves in the music business.
They’ll also regularly talk to people in the industry including artists, label owners, promoters and agents, and answer listeners’ questions.
The Price of Music will dig into the finances behind the latest music industry news and cover everything from streaming to film syncs, publishing royalties to ticket prices.
Known to millions of listeners as a champion of independent music thanks to his three decades on BBC Radio One and BBC 6 Music, Lamacq is a hugely respected and influential voice across the music world.
Dredge has been writing about the business side of the music industry for two decades, and the Music Ally Bulletin he compiles daily has become essential reading for insiders and hopefuls alike.
A former business reporter and presenter at BBC Radio 5 live, Guy Kilty founded Manchester-based Dap Dip in 2019.
“I’ve always wanted to be involved with a project which helped to demystify the music industry and how its finances work, and now finally I’ve got my chance,” said Lamacq.
“We’ll be examining stuff like how musicians get paid, who earns what from gigs and how money gets shared out from big hits.
“I’m hoping it’ll be not only really revealing and interesting for music fans, but also informative for emerging artists, managers and anyone else who wants to carve out a career in the industry.”
Dredge added: “There’s going to be so much to talk about every week on The Price of Music.
“We’re in a fascinating moment where the music industry’s revenues are growing strongly, but there are some really important debates about how that money is shared between streaming services, music companies and musicians.
“Plus, we’ll be getting our teeth into the impact of digital services and new technologies, from Spotify and TikTok to AI and the metaverse. I can’t wait to get started.”
Producer Kilty said: “We’re delighted to be launching The Price of Music with Steve and Stuart. The finances behind the music industry are absolutely fascinating and we know that Steve and Stuart’s collective knowledge and ability to explain this often-complicated subject in straightforward terms will make the show a brilliant listen.
“If you’re a music lover who wants to know more about what really goes on in the industry, or you’re an aspiring musician, manager or label owner who wants some inside knowledge, The Price of Music will give you something of real value every week.”