INDUSTRY: How The Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted the Music Industry | Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari


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Recorded June 16 2020.

Today’s episode is hosted by Dr. Patrick Beeman and he is joined by Rou Reynolds of the band Enter Shikari to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the music industry.

Dr. Beeman is an Ob/Gyn and the founder of Ars Longa Media and InsideTheBoards. He's the former director of undergraduate medical education for OnlineMedEd, director of content for a prominent osteopathic question bank. He was also at one time a philosophy professor. Some of his greatest loves are music, philosophy and theology, and his children. You can find him on Instagram (@darthbeeman) and Twitter (@BoardsInsider)!

Enter Shikari are a British alternative-rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe and Rory Clewlow. Their debut studio album, Take to the Skies, was released in 2007 and reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart, and has since been certified gold in the UK. Their sixth album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible was released in April 2020. Their eclectic musical style combines influences from rock music genres with those from various electronic music genres. Enter Shikari's lyrics, written by frontman Rou Reynolds, are often politically charged. He also stated that the band's general message is that "if we base our lives around love and unity, then that's all that matters." You can find Rou Reynolds on Instagram (@RouReynolds) and follow the band (@EnterShikari).

Links for this episode:

Rou's Spotify Playlist

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible


Apple Music

Rou's Podcast

Here Now Together

Music from this Episode

Intro/Outro: Elegy for Extinction

0:42 Medley10:58 Modern Living

41:12 System

45:11 Anaesthetist

49:40 Never Let Go of the Microscope

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Producers: Christopher Breitigan.

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