Spotlight Conversations

The Michael Kurtz interview

January 12, 2021 Donna Reed Season 3 Episode 2
Spotlight Conversations
The Michael Kurtz interview
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Spotlight Conversations
The Michael Kurtz interview
Jan 12, 2021 Season 3 Episode 2
Donna Reed

Remember record stores? Spending days on end crate digging for your fave vinyl album? Listening to a special in-store concert - with a limited edition vinyl release party afterwords?  Meet Michael Kurtz, co-founder behind Record Store Day, an annual event of independent record store owners who celebrate this unique culture of music listening worldwide. The Billboard Magazine's Executive of the Week talks about putting his ideas in motion for the first Record Store Day with Metallica (at their  neighborhood record store, Rasputin Music);his start in North Carolina and his own brush with fame with the band "Three Hits"; how a passion for music led to his being knighted in France; and his future goals for helping local musicians and their communities. Bring along those headphones and tune in!

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Remember record stores? Spending days on end crate digging for your fave vinyl album? Listening to a special in-store concert - with a limited edition vinyl release party afterwords?  Meet Michael Kurtz, co-founder behind Record Store Day, an annual event of independent record store owners who celebrate this unique culture of music listening worldwide. The Billboard Magazine's Executive of the Week talks about putting his ideas in motion for the first Record Store Day with Metallica (at their  neighborhood record store, Rasputin Music);his start in North Carolina and his own brush with fame with the band "Three Hits"; how a passion for music led to his being knighted in France; and his future goals for helping local musicians and their communities. Bring along those headphones and tune in!