Inside Music Podcast #80 – The Death of a Music Blog (with Jacob Tender!)

On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell calls returning guest Jacob Tender to discuss the current state of music blogging, the rise of podcasts, and the need for change in the world. This is Jacob’s third time on Inside Music, and every time he’s appeared he has had a new role in the industry. Jacob recently launched a podcast of his own, VBR, and discussing that project leads to a great conversation about the role podcasts are playing in shaping the future of music journalism. James and Jacob also discuss the recent death of a music blog they ran together for years, Under The Gun Review, as well as the reasons why they’re not necessarily sad to see it come to an end. The world is a crazy place, but as long as we communicate and help one another it’s not so bad. Enjoy!

The music you hear in this episode is a song from The Gay Blades titled “Robots Can Fuck Your Shit Up.”

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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.