What on earth can us business owners learn from Jono Coghill, a member of Powderfinger … one of Australia’s biggest ever rock bands? The answer? Plenty! Tune in as we go deep into the business of music with rock ‘n roll royalty. It’s a very rock ‘n roll episode 612 of The (13 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
A little more about Powderfinger’s Jono Coghill …
Their achievements include 18 ARIA awards, the third highest behind Silverchair and John Farnham, including Best Group, Album of the Year and Highest Selling Album.
They’ve sold millions of albums, and accumulated well over 1.5 billion downloads on Spotify alone.
Their anthems These Days and My Happiness were ranked #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 1999 and 2000, and 21 other Powderfinger tracks have ranked on this list in other years.
They’ve toured with ColdPlay, Crowded House and Silverchair, and have had their music feature in Hollywood blockbusters including Mission Impossible and Two Hands.
Now, at this point I can hear you yelling down your speaker “Hey Timbo, what’s all this got to do with small business marketing?”
Everything! This is a deep dive with one of Australia’s rock ‘n roll royalty about the business of music. Afterall, Powderfinger went from an idea to a small business to a very fucking big one. So sit back as we cover branding, the creative process, income streams, band dynamics, dealing with both fame and failure, the importance of mentors, the annoyance of yes men, and so much more.
Oh BTW, you might have picked up there’s a language warning on this episode, so lock the kids up if you need to! Righto, let’s go and meet Cogsy …
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