Author Archives: Samantha

About Samantha

Samantha Tilipman, 19. NYU double major in Journalism and Psychology.

Today’s music business. Can you make it?

Sounds of escalating tumult emerge from behind the bright red doors of the performance space at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Wire brushes scratch a snare drum as fingers vigorously pluck an upright bass. Suddenly, the music … Continue reading

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Kirby Desmarais, founder of Everything Independent

This past week I spoke with Kirby Desmarais, founder of Everything Independent (and her husband–see next entry) at Jalopy, in Carroll Gardens. We sat inside the venue/cafe/bar/instrument repair shop beside the stage lined with red velvet curtains and small red … Continue reading

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Everything Independent, a view from the inside

While at Jalopy, I also spoke with Mark Desmarais, 31, Kirby’s husband and “silent partner” who gives her some insight into the world of musicians. This is what he had to say about Everything Independent: I’ve done music for a … Continue reading

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NYU Music Business professor on the new business

Speaking with Samuel Howard-Spink, Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program, I now have a new view on the music business. Here’s the insight that he had to share on what it NOW means to “make it” in … Continue reading

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Janelle Rogers, creator of Green Light Go

How did you get into public relations? I went into the Art Institute of Seattle for music, video, and business. I knew from high school that I wanted to work with music. Then I moved to Austin, partly because of … Continue reading

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Naked Hearts

“Proving once again that downtown New York City is still the world’s greatest incubator for awesome rock music, along come dynamic duo known as Naked Hearts. The twosome of Amy Cooper (guitar and vocals) and Noah Wheeler (bass, drums, and … Continue reading

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Fan-Tan

Yesterday I spoke with Ryan Lee Dunlap, guitarist and vocalist of Fan-Tan. The band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is about to release their album, Age of Discovery, on May 11th and is beginning a national tour to promote their music on April … Continue reading

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