NSP035 – Stories we’re told about the Music Industry

You hear all sorts of stories regarding the shady dealings of the music industry — not least of all the idea that artist must “sell their soul” for success.

But what does this actually mean? Is it just a metaphor for giving up creative freedom, or are there more nefarious responsibilities associated with a record contract.

Let’s discuss…

Episode Links:

Intro Clip:

Rythm and Flow S01E07:

Michael Jackson on Tommy Mottola:

How The Music Industry Works:

The Music Industry And The Mafia:

Tommy James: The Mafia Used to Run the Music Industry:

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship and Mental Health:

The Truth About Selling Your Soul:

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass:

Billie Eilish – bury a friend:

NSP007 – The Stories We Tell About Fame

Fame seems to be an almost irresistible attraction for many people. But why do we place value on the attention and adoration of large numbers of people, when almost every story we’re ever told about fame is a negative one?

Let’s examine some of the stories we tell about fame…

Celebs speak on Fame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYDKCx4hSQQ
Vrillex on Beyonce and her clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pCXEhkVcGg
Requiem for a Dream – The Red Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYcKftzUS_Y
Jay Dyer – 6 Signs of MK Ultra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3C22r6B6uo
Roseanne on Breaking The Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTsdC0lasc
Michael Jackson speaks about Sony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt6zVypo72E
MK Ultra documents: http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/#
CIA Article on MK Ultra: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00965R000100150073-8.pdf