The Talk Music Podcast

Tom Treumuth and Andrew Schalk

A Multi Platinum winning music producer /manager and a super fan talk music from best live venues , to music docs, to why is it so hard to start a new rock band and why artists are selling their catalogs. The focus is Worldwide and Canadian. They highlight new "Under the Radar" artists to check out, remind you about older "Hidden Gems" you may have missed and talk to experts. This is for the music fan , musicians starting out and industry folks . Who's "The Best..." guitarist or singer - do you agree with the Insider or the Fan. It's fun and full of great stories and famous people.

Talk Music Podcast Episode 6: Making money-publishing and cover songs.
Jul 21 2022
Talk Music Podcast Episode 6: Making money-publishing and cover songs.
Tom and Andrew talk about the Music Publishing business. For young musicians and writers how do you protect yourselves? What do you own rights to? Do you get paid for co writing a song? What about cover songs..who makes money? They get advice from an expert -Greg StephensThey also discuss Taylor Swift's re-recordings and the amazing value of catalog sales Tom finds another artist who has flown Under the Radar but deserves a listen, Andrew does a "quick take" on the best book on Patti Smith and they both argue over the greatest - Rock Bassist.... who is your pick?   Greg Stephens is a leading practitioner in music and copyright law, and has experience in film, television, animation, Internet and new media matters. Intellectual property protection (trade-mark and copyright), book publishing and fine arts are other areas of interest and experience. Corporate / Commercial work for creative clients and Wills and Estates work rounds out the practice.Greg is a frequent panelist and speaker at workshops and music industry conferences and frequently attends the annual international MIDEM music conference in Cannes, France.Greg has served on the boards of the Songwriters Association of Canada, the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association and Toronto Artscape, and has been a part-time professor at the Music Management Program at Durham College.Greg is a former songwriter and professional musician who signed with a Canadian independent record label and then with Capitol Records in the 1980's. He wrote, sang and performed on albums and toured with several well-known pop groups of the time.Over his 40 yr music career, Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie. Artists discussed include:  Kaili Kinnon, Patti Smith, Steve Gorman, The Black Crows, Tears for Fears,Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Jagger and Richards, Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails,Jeff Buckley, Corey Hart, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Soft Sell, Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Kinks,Linda Ronstadt, William Shatner, Pat Boone, Celine Dion, Sid Vicious, The Expensive Winos, Alanis Morisette, Taylor Swift, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, Max Webster, Geddy Lee, Michael Anthony , Flea, Chris Squires
Talk Music Podcast Episode 5: Finding talent then and now
Jul 14 2022
Talk Music Podcast Episode 5: Finding talent then and now
The tastemakers of the past and present from Radio to MTV , Mags to You Tube , Spotify to TikTok.How do you get discovered?There are a couple of amazing new Canadian artists  found in unusual ways.A Multi Platinum  music producer/manager and a music super fan talk music. The focus is both Global and Canadian.Tom Treumuth and Andrew Schalk argue over who is the best drummer in rock in our  "“Best…series". Whats your guess? Who is your favourite?The Canadian Gem....” this week is a band called Max Webster and their album Million Vacations.There is a Book and Doc review from the guys in our Best of...series.They also wonder about the value of Merch... are you going to see a band to buy the tee shirt ?Bands and artists discussed, Rush, Van Halen, Greta Van Fleet, Tragically Hip, Tesher, Realstk,Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, , The Beatles, Billy Preston, Neil Peart , Stewart Copeland.Over his 40 yr music career, Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie.Eric Morrison the Producer of The Talk Music Podcast is a television producer, executive and Journalist.
Talk Music Podcast Episode 4: Managers-Love em or Hate em and first breaks
Jul 7 2022
Talk Music Podcast Episode 4: Managers-Love em or Hate em and first breaks
What's the importance of the relationship between the artist and the manager? Good ones , bad ones, who got ripped off and who made the money?  How does it work well and how does it go wrong? Who fired theirs?  First big break: How did bands get theirs?Your most important Gig . How people get discovered.  Great stories about artists big breaks including a long shot tale of one that Tom discovered who's big break involved a cassette. We look at a   “ Canadian Gem”   you should re visit where the album has some of the biggest Cdn names involved  in it behind the scenes like Bryan Adams.  In “Under The Radar”  Tom  features a 16 year old making some noise and getting to be a finalist in European awards already. Andrew 's  “Best of...”  doc recommendation is of a newly rediscovered festival called the black Woodstock . Andrew and Tom  argue over  “Best…Vocalist ”. Can there be only one? Can you compare genres... rocker verses Pop singer? Whats your pick? Bands and artists discussed: The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Kazzer, Gordie Johnson, Prism, Bryan Adams, Ally Cribb, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Robert Plant, Chris Cornell of Soundgarten, John Anderson, Sly and the Family StoneA Multi Platinum music producer/manager and a music super fan talk music. The focus is both Canadian and Global.Managers: Love em or hate em ?Over his 40 yr music career, Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie.The Producer of The Talk Music Podcast is Eric  Morrison, a television producer , executive and journalist.
The Talk Music Podcast :  Episode 3- Live Venues and dead (?) rock
Jun 30 2022
The Talk Music Podcast : Episode 3- Live Venues and dead (?) rock
What makes a great live venue and a great concert. From Massey Hall to Wembley ,The Commodore Ballroom  to the House of Blues who does it right?The guys also debate -is Rock Music is dead? Can anybody break in as a Rock band these days? Record executive Gary Muth ,who signed some of the great Rock acts of all time like the Stones and Black Sabbath, gives his take on how the industry has changed for rock bands trying to make it now.A Multi Platinum  music producer/manager and a music super fan talk music. The focus is both Worldwide and Canadian.Tom Tremuth and Andrew Schalk  discover another hidden Canadian Gem of an album you may have forgotten about, find another artist who has flown Under the Radar but deserves a listen, do a "quick take" on the best books on Bob Dylan and argue over the greatest - Rock Keyboardists.... who is your pick?Artists mentioned: Johnny Cash, Motorhead, The Stones, Big Sugar, U2, Rush, Metallica, Neil Young, The Pogs, Roots, Kazer, Honeymoon Suite, Rival Sons, Greta Van Fleet, Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, Keith EmersonOver his 40 yr music career, Co-host Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie.The Producer of The Talk Music Podcast is Eric  Morrison, a television producer , executive and journalist.
Talk Music Podcast Episode 2: Tom Wilson of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Worldwide Cdn hits
Jun 23 2022
Talk Music Podcast Episode 2: Tom Wilson of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Worldwide Cdn hits
A conversation with Tom Wilson not just about his music with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Junkhouse but his powerful personal story about family secrets ,addiction and rebirth. Tom discovered in his mid 50's that he was adopted and is of Mohawk heritage. An author and now the subject of a new documentary called Beautiful Scars he has used his own life experiences  in both his striking visual art and his musicBlackie and the Rodeo  Kings new album is called O Glory and drops July 8.In this episode we also discover a Canadian "Hidden Gem" . As well we learn about an artist that has flown "Under The Radar" . Also the guys have different views in "The Best of..... " this week -Rock Guitarists. Who do you love?And do you know that Canadian bands often can make a good living touring overseas long after they have faded in Canada? Find out who's still rocking the rest of the world.Some Artists and Albums talked about:  Les Stroud, Rehostatics Whale Music,  Jeff Beck, Warren HaynesIn the Talk Music Podcast A Multi Platinum music producer/manager and a music super fan talk music. The focus is both Canadian and Global.Over his 40 yr music career, Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie.The Producer of The Talk Music Podcast is Eric Morrison, a television producer , executive and journalist. He was President of The Canadian Press for 14 years. Before going to CP he was Vice-President of CTV News . He had extensive experience in national and international news, including overseas postings and a variety of management positions. They included Executive Producer of the CTV National News and Producer of Canada AM . He has won Michener, CJF and RTDNA awards for editorial excellence. He was Co founder of Latitude 44, a tech conference in Toronto . He was Executive Producer and Co founder of The Disruptors , a program about high tech startups that now runs as weekly segments on BNN.
Talk Music Podcast Episode 1 : True Myth-The world's first digital rock recording
Jun 16 2022
Talk Music Podcast Episode 1 : True Myth-The world's first digital rock recording
This first episode features a piece of music history....The first ever Digital Rock Recording. The marketing tag for it was "Tomorrow's Sound Today." The story of the challenges of making and how hard it is to create a hit album is fascinating.Co-host Tom Treumuth's band ,True Myth ,released the Warner Album in 1979 and he discusses making the pioneering Prog rock album , a hidden gem of the genre, with Co -host Andrew Schalk . Famous names like Peter Gabriel , Robert Fripp ,George Martin, Jack Richardson Producer of The Guess Who,  factor into the story.Other artists who feature are: Honeymoon Suite, Big Sugar, Kazzer, Figgy Duff, Voivod ,Gene Simmons ,Helix ,Anvil, Yes, Genesis.Gary Muth was a music executive  who held management positions with a bunch of major music  labels and was the mentor for Toms the Band. He recorded  artists we all know like The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel and Balck Sabbath. His concerts included The Police and Talking heads and even a stage musical...Napoleon. He later co-founded Iceberg Media ..one of the world's first internet major broadcasters  and he helped create world wide standards. Gary talks about what he saw in True Myth. Gary Furniss was co producer of True Myth and went on to a long music career. He is President of Sony Music Publishing in Canada. Also heard from are the Bands Guitarist Tony Cook and Bassist Steve McKenna.A Multi Platinum music producer /manager and a music super fan talk music. The conversation ranges from best live concerts and venues , to music docs to why is it so hard to start a new rock band , who had 3 great albums in a row and why artists are selling their catalogs. The focus is both Worldwide and Canadian.Over his 40 yr music career, Co-host Tom Treumuth worked as a talent scout for RCA (USA) including working closely with Gene Simmons. His Hypnotic label released over 100 albums via A&M/Universal. Tom also ran a recording studio, did artist management/bookings and he produced over 60 albums with 8 achieving Gold and Platinum awards ( Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Big Sugar). More recently Tom was Co Managing Director of indie label Frostbyte (Universal) . His career started as a musician in True Myth who recorded the world's 1st digital rock album.Co -host Andrew Schalk a chef and a self professed music junkie.The Producer of The Talk Music Podcast is Eric  Morrison, a television producer , executive and journalist.True Myth has been re-released on Spotify.  Tunes featured are Reach for the Heavens and Time after Time. It's a hidden gem of Prog rock.Heres the link