marketplace

A 2-post collection

Interview with Fat Lama

Fat Lama are an exciting marketplace startup enabling the borrowing and lending of just about anything. I'm absolutely obsessed with marketplace businesses, and I think Fat Lama is a fantastic example of a true "sharing economy" startup: helping suppliers make money from under-utilised belongings, making it easy to borrow from trusted neighbours, and facilitating fast transactions through a secure and safe platform. Musical instruments is one of their most popular categories, so we've been having some interesting discussions recently about how Encore and FL can team

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Podcast interview: Agency Exploits in the Music Industry

I was contacted by a journalist recently who was putting together a radio piece on exploitation of musicians. As well as reaching out to agencies, he wanted to hear how we’re doing things differently and fighting for a fairer industry at Encore. Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, he didn’t receive a single response from any of the agencies he contacted, so the piece has become a podcast instead of a national radio piece, featuring interviews with pro musicians, Alex Mann from the Musicians Union and

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