Music, Marketing, & Motivation

011: Mike Tramp

March 18, 2017

Episode #011 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with Tom’s inside look at the big business inside the country music business, and highlights the top Country artists of 2016. This week’s Song Spotlight is Jason Aldean’s hit track “A Little More Summertime.” >> Tom’s in-depth interview with former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp is featured. Each Sound Matters Radio episode concludes with a Sound Matter Moment.

On This Episode:

  1. Get Sound Matters interview podcasts on iTunes or Spreaker & full show streams on Mixcloud
  2. Interview Guest: MIKE TRAMP formerly of WHITE LION – Track: “Coming Home”
  3. Sound Matter Moment… “The Pretender”


Inside the Interview:
02:25 – Does he miss the old days of the music business?
03:19 – Does the resurgence of the 80’s & 90’s era of music surprise him?
05:00 – On technology and music today… 
06:07 – Is music still all about the song, even today?
07:53 – On Mike’s new solo album Maybe Tomorrow and the first single “Coming Home”… 
12:38 – Is it a conscious decision to separate music from image?
14:02 – On Mike’s three previous solo albums: Nomad, Museum, Cobblestone Street
15:16 – On working with producer, Soren Andersen
16:52 – On the song “High Like A Mountain”…
18:33 – On sobriety and health…
20:02 – On Mike’s current solo touring band…
21:28 – On touring in 2017 and the content of the set list… 
23:50 – On Mike’s honesty and forthrightness… 
21:28 – On touring in 2017… 
25:23 – Why won’t there be a White Lion reunion? 
27:03 – If Vito Bratta ever called him to reunite, would he do it?

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A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>

Article: “The Pretender” by Tom Leu

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