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The Irish Music Industry Podcast

May 17, 2021

Everything you thought you knew about how the music industry works is about to be challenged by Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens, Dischord Records). He's refused lucrative gigs because the tickets were over priced, refused gigs in venues that couldn't run all-age shows, wouldn't conduct interviews with media outlets with questionable advertisers, but yet Ian MacKaye has forged a rewarding and balanced life in music. In this episode he explains his mantra "Work for free. Get paid for nothing".  If you've ever wonder whether an internationally successful, ethical and sustainable life in music is possible, the answer may lay in this episode.