March 29th, 2012 12:25 EST
Ross 'The Hammer' Hemsworth interviews Singer/Songwriter Sam Batt
Sam Batt and The Hammer Discuss The Changing Face of The Music Industry (part 1)
Back in the 70`s and 80`s bands and artists had to persuade an "A & R" man to sign them to a major record label, to have any chance of a hit record! Even then, the artist/band would be lucky to get 4 or 5% of the total income, so could find themselves at the top of the charts and still having nothing to show for it.
These days, artists can make an album at home, promote it on Youtube and Itunes, network on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and have a hit single with NO record company in sight!
One such artist is singer/songwriter Sam Batt.
Whilst living in the south of England, she has just topped an indie chart in Los Angeles after the listening audience and station noticed what a talent she had. Tonight we chat to Sam about her life, her music and the ongoing changes and challenges of the modern music industry.
Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth has his own TV chat show in England, together with a global radio show and was one of the pioneers of online broadcasting setting up his first Internet radio station back in 2004. He has been in the broadcasting business for many years and has appeared in many popular TV shows including Ghost Detectives, Now THAT`S Weird and Haunted Halloween Live, and was BBC trained for radio.
Hammer says he has worked in almost every radio slot except breakfast `cause that`s just too damn early!" He recently hit the top spot in the TOP 5 SUPERJOCKS on American radio industry website www.radiojox.com and that`s not bad for a Brit! He has a big following in the USA and Canada through his global shows, plus a big social network following so in 2012, he wants to take America by storm and has been looking to relocate to the States to find a permanent home for his show.
So watch out folks - you`re about to be hit by The Hammer!!
Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth
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