An Interview With A2IM CEO Richard Burgess: Challenges and Opportunities For Independent Music
This week, in a moment of temporary insanity, Michael and Jay let me take the reins of the Music Biz Weekly podcast to share a very special love interview that I did at this year’s Music Biz Convention with Richard Burgess, the CEO of the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM).
Richard James Burgess is an English-born New Zealand studio drummer, music-computer programmer, recording artist, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and inventor. Burgess’s music career spans more than 40 years.
He launched his career as a producer with Spandau Ballet’s debut UK hit “To Cut a Long Story Short”, which marked the commercial beginnings of the New Romantic movement.
In this interview, Burgess shares the highlights of his career, along with insights into the many challenges and opportunities facing the independent music community.