Inside Music 80 - The Death of a Music Blog (with Jacob Tender!)

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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!

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Inside Music 10: Jacob Tender Returns!

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For the first time in our ten-show history we are welcoming back a previous guest. Jacob Tender was one of the first people to appear on ‘Inside Music,’ and at the time it seemed like he had life pretty much figured out. He had a new job at a great publication, big dreams for the future, and for the first time in his entire life he could proudly proclaim that he was a paid music writer. Everything seemed to be going great. That is, until things began to change.

This episode is a weird one. The first part explain why we were on hiatus last month, as well as the numerous things we learned during our absence. From there, our conversation turns to Jacob’s turbulent journey through the business and the things he has learned along the way. I’ve known Jacob for years, but I’ve never known him to speak as candidly about life and his struggles as he does on this show. I know this seems a bit odd coming from the guy who hosts the show, but I think this episode is something incredibly special. You can stream and download the show below.

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Inside Music 03: Jacob Tender (Substream Magazine)

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This week’s episode features Jacob Tender, Digital Editor for Substream Magazine and former editor of Under The Gun Review. He may only be 21, but Jacob has already reached professional heights seasoned vets often long to achieve, including having a personal essay about his favorite band kickstart what eventually became one of the biggest band reunions in recent memory. He’s proud of everything he’s done, but it’s what he has one the horizon that truly captures our imagination.

Over the course of the hour-long conversation found below, Jacob and I talk about his life in writing, as well as how factors outside the music industry can impact people’s professional plans. It starts with a strong focus on writing and blogging, but as things carry one we begin to speak in a far more general sense about the industry as a whole. It’s a hopeful, yet cautious conversation, and I’m glad we got it all on digital tape.

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