There’s a show coming up I’m REALLY excited about. Bob Lefsetz and Jason Flom are going out on a speaking tour, and heading into Toronto on October 14 at The Pheonix Concert Theatre. Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself. Jason Flom is the current Chief Executive Officer of Lava Records. He has served, at times, as the Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and the Capitol Music Group. In 1995, he founded Lava Records. He is also a philanthropist who has supported and championed various political and social causes. He is the host of the podcast Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom.
Jason is one of the most successful A&R people of all time, having signed everybody from Kid Rock to Katy Perry, Tori Amos to Lorde and now Greta Van Fleet. “The Lefsetz Letter” is read by a who’s who in the music business, from Michael Rapino to Drake, from Irving Azoff to Steven Tyler. Come see Jason and Bob debate the issues that matter in today’s cacophonous music business world, from getting signed, to marketing and distribution. Expect a no-holds barred conversation where names are named and foibles and successes are illuminated. If you want to hear how the music business really works, THIS IS THE PLACE!
Music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz and outspoken veteran music industry executive Jason Flom have joined forces for a live show set to hit the road for a limited run of dates this October.
Lefsetz, who is known across the music industry for his regularly published “Lefsetz Letter,” which is always packed with colourful and often illuminating music biz commentary, as well as his podcast “The Lefsetz Podcast,” has described the show as a an opportunity to “get up close and personal with personalities who refuse to hold back and will speak the truth about not only the music business, but politics and law.”
Flom, who is the Founder and CEO of Lava Records, Lava Music Publishing, and Lava Media, LLC., and previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group, is personally responsible for launching acts such as Lorde, Katy Perry, Kid Rock, and Greta Van Fleet. He is also a leading philanthropist and expert on criminal justice issues, is the founding board member of the Innocence Project, and serves on the boards of numerous criminal justice reform organizations. His podcast, “Wrongful Conviction,” now in its sixth season, features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit.
So, if you want to see these two debate the issues that matter in today’s music business, and are up for a “no holds barred conversation where names are named and foibles and successes are illuminated,” you’re probably going to want to check out this show.
Lefsetz VS. Flom ‘No Holds Barred’ Tour Dates
Saturday, October 13 – Boston – Tsai Center at Boston University. Tickets HERE.
Sunday, October 14 – Toronto-Phoenix Concert Theatre. Tickets HERE.
Tuesday, October 16 – Brooklyn- Rough Trade. Tickets HERE.
Wednesday, October 17 – Fairfield – Fairfield Theater. Tickets HERE.
Thursday, October 18 – New York – The Loft at City Winery. Tickets HERE.
Monday, October 29 – Los Angeles – The Regent. Tickets HERE.
Tuesday, October 30 – San Francisco – Great American Music Hall. Tickets HERE.