Blissful Birthday to us!
The Music Universe is 10 years previous in the present day, Tuesday, January 24, 2023. My podcast and journey cohort Matt Bailey needed to document a podcast episode. We did. Nevertheless, I used to be uncomfortable publishing it so I went a unique course with it.
As an alternative, I edited a snippet of what we recorded and put it in a video. It was an audio episode, however Matt needed to replicate on his time with us and I discovered it poignant to nonetheless air, however in a unique kind. I preface the audio clip with a brief video thanking everybody and explaining why I selected to not run your entire hour lengthy episode. (Possibly some day it’ll seem as a “misplaced” episode).
I additionally felt that I ought to embrace Matt’s reflection in textual content format, so you may learn that and watch the video beneath.
Due to 10 unimaginable years. Cheers to 10 extra and past!
“Immediately, a website I’m proud to be part of turns 10. And the key sauce? The Music Universe Founder and Editor in Chief Buddy Iahn. He has the center of a musician and the tenacity of a reporter. What does that imply? It means The Music Universe is celebrating a decade of bringing probably the most correct music reporting to followers around the globe.
“I’ve personally seen Buddy get up after little sleep simply to get out breaking information. I’ve additionally WOKEN him up earlier than daybreak to do the identical. After the requisite cursing at me into his cellphone, he’s at his desk, able to be among the many first (if not the primary) out with information that has many instances marked a large change in music or popular culture.
“The factor about Buddy is he constructed TMU from the bottom up. From a website that merely posted press releases to a must-read information group reaching tens of tens of millions of eyeballs and rising. His tenacity is as relentless as his humility. He hardly ever steps again from working exhausting to see how exhausting he actually works. That’s his drummer’s work ethic by way of and thru. Maintain time. By no means cease.
“Since I joined in 2016, Buddy has allowed me the latitude to journey this nation for the aim of overlaying live shows, and doing what I really feel is the work of preserving music historical past. We’ve been to Nashville, Vegas, and even Eire collectively as The Music Universe has expanded its attain and protection globally.
These final six years have included a few of the finest adventures of my life. And it’s all as a result of Buddy lastly answered my a hundredth DM on Fb in November 2016. Or was it an e-mail? I don’t bear in mind. I simply know I nagged him until he let me write up a live performance. That very evening, I got here again with my first overview of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. What hurt may or not it’s, even when it doesn’t final? I did over 70 critiques and greater than 40 podcasts in 2022.
“We began the podcast in 2020. [Technically fall of 2019] (Sure, that 2020.) We’ve welcomed a galaxy of stars with whom I may have solely dreamed of getting a dialog. Via that, as our listeners know, our friendship has deepened and we appear to go on a unending bevy of (mis)adventures collectively in service of witnessing the superior energy of music. From touring Windmill Lane in Dublin to interviewing Aerosmith in Vegas, we simply look wide-eyed at one another questioning, “how within the HELL did this occur?” He’s a redneck from Missouri. I’m a bald man from Pennsyltucky.
“In Buddy, I’ve additionally discovered a finest good friend. A good friend I can journey the world with one minute, and tongue-in-cheekily inform off very colorfully the following. It continues to work due to our shared love of music. I’m so glad to name him a artistic companion (he’s going to wince at that, and I don’t care) that has allowed me to develop with him as a journalist as the location has grown. Right here’s to many extra many years at TMU, and to by no means stopping the music. Blissful tenth to The Music Universe!
“Oh, and earlier than he yells, “The place’s the web site hyperlink!” it’s https://themusicuniverse.com”