After the "stinging" rebuke from this podcast (Episode 26 - You Can't Be Sirius XM), as well as over 150 musicians, SiriusXM finally caved and dropped their opposition to the Music Modernization Act. They've joined their peers, and the entire U.S. Congress and Senate, in allowing fair pay for the artists whose work enables their businesses to exist.Read More
Greg Maffei is the Chairman of the Board of both SiriusXM and Live Nation, which would be enough of a conflict of interest if he weren't also the single greatest enemy of musicians. As the head of both the largest concert and event promoter and the sole satellite radio service, he is the sole holdout preventing artists from getting paid what they're worth, or even guaranteeing that they get paid at all. SiriusXM is alone in their opposition to the Music Modernization Act, and in so doing they are incurring the wrath of an army of musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and over 150 musicians upon who Maffei's businesses are built.Read More
A day to never forget - September 11, 2001. I certainly remember what it was like for me, being a lifetime resident of downtown Manhattan and working in midtown, where the walls were see-through glass and (some of) the executives were heartless ghouls.Read More
Not long ago (episode 5, to be precise) I made an offer to some old friends of mine at Westwood One. I guaranteed that I could fix their first podcast, Opie Radio, in one day and that it would cost them nothing. Upon further listening however, I now think that the show is beyond saving, and so I'm issuing an apology and a retraction, along with the audio that convinced me that all is lost.Read More
In which I start doing daily podcast episodes, because why wait a week? I'll still make a bigger deal of those weekly episodes, as I continue to recruit co-hosts, writers, voice actors and other talent (you could be part of it, too: email firstname.lastname@example.org).Read More
I'm over my infection, and I've watched everything anyone ever posted to YouTube - twice. Two weeks in bed and you start getting a bit stir-crazy. I even discovered a new show from my old employers at Westwood One, and honestly got a straight-up PTSD flashback. It's - not good. I'll strive to do better than Opie Radio at keeping you entertained, now that I'm recovered, rejuvenated and ready to put on a show!
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I’m doing a minisode this week as I recover from a biopsy gone horribly wrong and infected. So, since I sound like modern-day Paul Stanley, I have a few choice words for my fellow New Yorker, who used to adorn my lunchbox, but has outworn his welcome now just kind of sticks in my craw.
I’m also still looking for writers, voice actors, co-hosts and guests - anyone who wants to be part of the Matt Sager Podcast. And, I wouldn’t mind talking to a malpractice attorney either.Read More