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Founding Manager of Multi-Platinum Group, Garbage, Discusses How the Group was Formed

This is the first of a four-part interview with music industry veteran Shannon O’Shea, owner of SOS Management.

In this episode Shannon talks briefly about how she entered the music business in the Eighties and how the multi-platinum group Garbage and the critically acclaimed group 8mm were both formed.

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We are pleased to be releasing this series of talks. In this four-part series Shannon candidly discusses topics about music industry with an openness about how the industry works and the challenges it presents for recording artists that are seldom discussed publicly.  Both recording artists looking for insight on how to better their careers and their fans will find Shannon’s information extremely enlightening.

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Shannon O’Shea is a leading advocate for the rights of recording artists.  She is also the co-creator and founding manager of the multi-platinum group GARBAGE, and founding manager critically-acclaimed 8mm. Shannon and her select roster have worked with some of the world’s most compelling talent and their emissaries, including the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, No Doubt, U2, Meat Beat Manifesto, Uncle Kracker, Moth, Kill Hannah, Foetus, Mellowdrone, System Of The Down, Depeche Mode, Deep Purple, Fiona Apple, Black Grape, Hanson, Folk Implosion, Chuck D, Michael Hutchence, Black Sabbath, Primal Scream, Ice Cube, Korn, Bjork, Churchill, Shining, Meese, Envy On The Coast, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle amongst many others.

Stay tuned for the next part of this interview next Tuesday when Shannon discusses the intent vs the impact of Napster and the current power play by Amazon, YouTube, Pandora and Spotify to cut royalties for recording artists.  If you have topics you would like to see Shannon address in future episodes, please leave a comment.

See the Interview with 8mm we did where they discuss the DIY licensing model they evolved with Shannon and how they got 80% of their music licensed in motion pictures and television.  Also see our video of their release party for their new EP, Heart-Shaped Hell.

You can learn more about Shannon O’Shea with SOS Management on her website:

Video produced by Mark Stout Photography.

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