Brad from Energy Groove chats to Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA and PPCA. Dan represents the Australian recording industry and oversees the collection and distribution of music licenses and royalties. He produces the ARIA Music Awards, the ARIA Hall of Fame and oversees Australia’s major weekly music charts. Rosen has been on both sides of the music business; his band ‘Second Dan’ won triple j Unearthed in 2003 and has since independently released two albums and toured throughout the USA and Australia.
00:08 Dan’s Background
03:55 What drove Dan to play music?
05:58 How does law tie into music for Dan?
08:30 What is the purpose of ARIA?
09:40 What is the importance of the ARIA awards?
13:26 What is the selection process for the ARIA awards?
15:15 Does Dan think copyright laws need to be updated?
17:20 What adjustment should be made to the copyright law?
18:40 What are the challenges for those making music in the digital era?
21:05 What do you recommend for artists wanting to find an audience at home and overseas?
22:40 What is Dan’s take on the lock-out laws?
24:07 Is there a difference between the Sydney and Melbourne music scenes?
27:10 What is Dan Rosen listening to at the moment?