“The Future of What” Podcast from Kill Rock Stars partners with Jabberjaw Media
Renowned indie record label Kill Rock Stars has partnered with podcast network Jabberjaw Media to produce The Future of What, a weekly podcast that explores issues and trends in the constantly-changing recording industry. Host and Kill Rock Stars President, Portia Sabin, cuts through the noise with everyone from artists to music business insiders, to provide an authoritative look at this multi-billion dollar industry in a way that’s accessible to musicians and regular people alike.
Sabin says “Jabberjaw hosts a bunch of great music-related shows, and many of them are hosted by actual musicians, which makes Jabberjaw unique amongst podcasting networks. We’re so excited to be joining them!”
In the last two years, The Future of What has discussed issues facing the music business for the benefit of musicians, independent artists, people working in the industry, and the general public. Here’s what people have said about the podcast:
“Portia Sabin’s podcast is so great. Smart discussion of the music industry…” – Nate Query, The Decemberists
“I absolutely love the Future of What! As an independent musician, it has been beyond helpful. Thank you for making each show so informative and great!” – Ana Lete
“Love where [The Future of What] is helping to take all of us.” – Mike Huppe, President of SoundExchange
“The @KRSFow podcast by @killrockstars is soooo good.” – Jack Stratton, Vulfpeck
“Loving [this] podcast!” – Bandcamp
(Portia Sabin by Will Watts)
The Future of What has recorded live at multiple events, including Sabin’s keynote interview with tUnEyArDs’ Merrill Garbus, recorded in Washington, D.C. at The Future of Music Summit, and a panel on “The Future of Indies” recorded at the San Francisco Music Tech Summit. Sabin’s upcoming events include a panel on “The State of Indie Music” at Treefort Festival, Boise ID (March 2017), keynote interview with Robyn Hitchcock at The Recording Academy’s Songwriters’ Summit in Seattle, WA (April 2017), keynote speaker at Upstream Music Festival + Summit in Seattle, WA (May 2017), and a panel on “Investing in Independents(ce),” at A2IM Indie Week in New York, NY (June 2017).
(Portia Sabin and guest Tucker Martine by Will Watts)
The newest episode of The Future of What looks at musicians in podcasting and features Shane Told, frontman of rock band Silverstein and host of Lead Singer Syndrome, Hrishikesh Hirway, musician and creator of Song Exploder (http://songexploder.net), and musician and podcaster Joe Pug.
Upcoming episodes include:
- Greg Kot & Jim DeRogatis – Rock critics and hosts of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions join Sabin to discuss modern music criticism.
- Jen Malone – Jen Malone, music supervisor for critically acclaimed TV series ‘Atlanta,’ dissects the show’s unique soundtrack.
- Open Mike Eagle – Hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle talks with Sabin about getting into music, “game-changer” fantasies and more.
Hear new episodes of The Future of What: http://killrockstars.com/thefutureofwhat/
About The Future of What: The Future of What began in Portland, OR as a radio show geared toward creators, music industry professionals, and fans. It eventually grew into a podcast that is released every Friday and is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and all major podcasting directories. Whether they’re CEOs or DIY artists, Sabin’s guests are influencers in the larger music community and cover a range of jobs in the business. Recent guests have included everyone from artists like Dan Deacon, The Thermals and PWR BTTM to industry leaders like Neil Portnow, David Israelite, and Cary Sherman.
Jabberjaw Media was formed after founders Matt Carter and Mike Mowery saw a need for podcast hosts to strategize and find ways to build stronger audiences and share tips under one roof. They collaborated to create an entertainment-centric podcast network that enables direct communication between artists and their audience without the influence of media conglomerates or other gatekeepers. As a result, the network is full of shows relevant for both fans and professionals alike.