Inside Music Podcast #8 – Chris Lantinen (Modern Vinyl)

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A lot of the people we have featured on our show and through this blog have been incredibly outspoken members of the modern music industry. Whether they be artists, bloggers, publicists, or something else entirely, the vast majority of industry professionals working today rarely shy away from an opportunity to promote themselves. I’m the exact same way, as are most the the people I associate with, but one person who tends to stay a bit more in the shadows than most is Modern Vinyl founder Chris Lantinen. Today, he steps into the light and indulges James in a little music business conversation.

You may remember when we featured Chris and his work on our blog back in 2013. What you may not know is the fact that interview was the first he ever did that used his full name. For Chris, writing about music and running his site are not attempts at fame or any kind of celebrity status. For him, writing is a passion that allows him a platform to speak his mind on the the various things that interest him. Modern Vinyl has become much more than that in the years since it launched, but Chris’ views on why he does what he does and what he wants to do moving forward have remained largely the same. He’s one of the most down to Earth people I have ever known, and it was a pleasure to have him as a guest on this week’s show.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.