This edition: For the Record: Inside Cast AlbumsTweet
Original tape date: April 3, 2009.
Highlights of the discussion center on how these albums get made; the cost of producing them; where they fit in today's market; how technology has affected their production; how much collaboration there is - or isn't - with the shows' directors; changes to the production model; marketing and distribution; digital vs. traditional retail release of albums; and what they mean to the legacy of a musical.
Melissa Rose Bernardo Theatre Critic, Entertainment Weekly
Theodore Chapin Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Kurt Deutsch Co-Founder/President, Sh-K-Boom Records/Ghostlight Records
Brian Drutman Vice President, Broadway & Soundtracks, Decca Label Group
Thomas Z. Shepard Recording Executive & Producer