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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Denise Donlon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Denise Donlon, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Denise Donlon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Denise Donlon, often where they are interviewed.

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Denise Donlon: Fearless As Possible (Under The Circumstances)

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All I have to say about my conversation with media and music executive, Denise Donlon, is “ I wanna be her when I grow up!”  Denise struck me as someone who has managed to have an immense amount of success and has been able to remain grounded and open to sharing her experiences, candidly with an open heart.

Denise and I talked in depth about the current state of the music industry and the challenges artists face in today’s current technologically driven landscape. Denise recalls when she left Much Music and became president of Sony Music Canada.  That was precisely when Napster was born and the idea of pirated music became widespread and music was at everyone's music fingertips for the first time in history. This free download mentality was wreaking havoc in the music industry and is still shifting and changing to this current day.

Denise notes that there was this idea that the democratization of music was supposed to give the artist more creative control, allow them to self-produce, and enable them to have a direct line to their fans. However, as the dust has settled, it has only put more stress on artists to learn how to promote, market and become their own complaints department, taking them away from creating. This lack of support and management surrounding many artists and the way that society is currently undervaluing art is creating hustlers out of artists leaving little time for filling the creative well and self-care.

“You need someone in your corner who will try and build protection for you to be able to create your work so that the gears of the star-making machinery doesn’t grind you down.”

– Denise Donlon

In this episode:

  • Why it is important to the longevity of your career as an artist to not compromise your artistic integrity or vision.
  • Why you need to learn to pick your battles to win the war
  • What feminists can do in order to help make strides when it comes to women’s equality
  • How she has dealt with imposter syndrome and turned it into a motivator

President of Sony Music Canada, and various executive and on-air positions at ChumTelevision, The NewMusic and MuchMusic.   A Member of the Order of Canada, Denise devotes her volunteer efforts to positively affect environmental and social justice issues through organizations such as Waterkeeper, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, Soulpepper Theatre, MusiCounts and WarChild Canada. Her book: Fearless As Possible (under the circumstances) debuted in November 2016 to extraordinary reviews, and was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writers’ Prize.

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Twitter: @donlon

Instagram: @denisedonlon

Fear As Possible (Under The Circumstances): Get Your Copy Here! 

Sep 02 2019 · 1hr 7mins
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Elevating Young & Diverse Voices in Broadcasting w/ Denise Donlon

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One of this year's Canadian Music Week panels brought together a cross-section of emerging broadcast talent to explore how to elevate young and diverse voices.
CHUM-FM morning host Jamar McNeil, Kiss 104.9 Vancouver's Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, Missy Knott from 95.7 ELMNT FM, Virgin Radio Toronto's Jax Irwin, and Flow 95.3 host Peter Kash came to share their stories of what it's like to be "the other" in what's a largely white, male-dominated industry.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we bring you highlights from that panel, moderated by Maureen Holloway, followed by special guest and broadcasting executive Denise Donlon, who is known for her leadership in hiring diverse talent, particularly at MuchMusic. Donlon says diverse hiring is not only morally right, it makes good business sense.
Jun 29 2019 · 27mins

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Denise Donlon: Award Winning Supportive Person

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Steve sits down with Canadian music industry trail blazer Denise Donlon to discuss what artists of all sorts should spend their “10,000” hours developing. Plus a letter to Ontario voters and a low amount of higher education advice for Americans from Jon Steinberg.

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May 16 2018 · 29mins
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Denise Donlon, Part 2

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Welcome back to The Herle Burly for part 2 of my conversation with special guest Denise Donlon. She was one of the creators of Much Music. She was the president of Sony Records Canada. And she was the vice-president of the CBC. On this episode we’ll discuss Denise’s experience as a female executive in the male-dominated music industry, and the importance of the CBC as a cultural institution and force for national unity.

Oct 03 2017 · 44mins

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Denise Donlon, Part 1

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The odds are Denise Donlon had some impact on your life. She was one of the creators of Much Music. She was the president of Sony Records Canada. And she was the vice-president of the CBC. Part 1 of the conversation with Denise is an inside walk through the world of rock and roll music.

Sep 26 2017 · 35mins
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EP 11: Denise Donlon - Canadian Business Executive

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’Canada can be a leader in the world on so many levels, from the environment to our multi-cultural aspirations’– Denise Donlon providing inspirational leadership around Canada’s 150th birthday.

Canada Crush episode 11 is with Denise Donlon, a Canadian business executive, television producer, host, and member of the Order of Canada. The backdrop for this interview was Denise’s recent memoir ‘Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances)’.
Every Canada Crush interview has been a blast producing and with each new guest I feel we are digging deeper and deeper into their work, their personal journey that crowns them with great Canadian status. Denise was no exception, as her openness and engaging personality made the 60 minute interview fly by. I literally felt like we were just getting started. I am so thankful to Denise for her time and perhaps above all, her wonderful Canadian way and spectacular humanity….
Here are some inspiring and informative aspects that you will find in listening to the Denise Donlon interview (but buy the book and get the full story):
• Canada’s opportunity to become a true world leader around diversity, gender equality and business leadership.
• Is there anything cooler than being friends with Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell…
• Work hard, keep pushing for what you believe in and if all else fails wear a mouth-guard!
• Understand all aspects of a business; profit/loss, distribution and know your customer.
• Business leadership starts with embracing and valuing your employee’s.
• If life isn’t fun, make it fun!

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Dave Morris, Host

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Jul 25 2017 · 57mins
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EP 34: Denise Donlon

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Denise Donlon began her career in music as a Much Music VJ in 1985 and by 1992 was named director of Music Programming before becoming VP and General manager in 1997. In the year 2000 Denise became the first female President of Sony Music Canada and remained there for 4 years. From 2008-2011 Denise was the Executive Director of CBC English Radio. She has devoted herself to numerous charitable initiatives, working with organizations such as WarChild Canada, MusicCounts, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. She is a Feminist, a Humanist and a bad ass Social Activist. Denise also knows first hand that David Bowie always smelled like he had just gotten out of the shower. She has worked with and befriended many Canadian music LEGENDS such as Murray McLauchlan (who also happens to be her husband!), Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. We had the privilege of sitting down with Denise Freakin’ Donlon at our Muses Headquarters where we got to pick that beautiful brain of hers. We ask such questions as: Is there a fine line between a Foolish and a Fearless Question? Why is it important to mix music and World Issues? and Which musicians today embody the Music + Meaning = Magic formula? Chanty comes out of yet another closet, the girls are so enthralled by Denise that they forget to take a picture and the girls bliss out about how they were brought by Denise to Jazz/Peace Heaven. Other amazing Canadian bands discussed this episode are The Jerry Cans, A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq and Les Haybabies. You can find Denise’ incredible memoir: Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) wherever books are sold! This episode is brought to you by Electrified Porcupine, your go-to-spot for reviews and information about wrestling, music, action figures and gaming! www.electrifiedporcupine.com Find the Muses on Facebook and Instagram @musesandstuffpodcast Follow us on Twitter @ChantyandLynx and check our Website for past episodes and cute pictures at www.musesandstuff.ptbopodcasters.ca

Jun 08 2017 · 1hr 7mins
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EP 34: Interview with Denise Donlon

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Denise Donlon began her career in music as a Much Music VJ in 1985 and by 1992 was named director of Music Programming before becoming VP and General manager in 1997. In the year 2000[...]

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Jun 08 2017 · 1hr 7mins
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CM Radio - Jan. 4, 2017 - Denise Donlon, Andrew & Mike's 2016 in Review & More

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Denise Donlon, Andrew & Mike's 2016 in Review & More
Jan 04 2017 · 47mins
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Denise Donlon Episode 80

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Welcome to the House of Crouse. Denise Donlon is a lot of things, Canadian business executive, television producer, host and member of the Order of Canada to name just a few. She is now also an author. Her book "Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances)" is a memoir about her career spent at the highest levels of Canadian cultural life. Today she stops by the House of Crouse to talk about Much Music, Sony Records, a disagreement with Leonard Cohen and much more. C'mon in and sit a spell!
Dec 26 2016 · 40mins