XpoNorth Podcast #014 - Johnny Lynch

How do you juggle living on a working farm with childcare and lockdown life with running an indie label and making music? Johnny Lynch has a way that works for him. From Eigg, Johnny runs Lost Map Records, makes music as The Pictish Trail and cultivates a creative community around his music and the successful label. He spoke to Dougal Perman about how he operates from the island, how his label creates value for its community of fans and how that translates into revenue and his thoughts on how music streaming services can move towards a more equitable model for the benefit of the artists.

These podcasts have been curated by XpoNorth to inspire you and highlight different ways that you can potentially create, generate new ideas, products, services and income during what is a very difficult period for most businesses and organisations.

Show Highlights:

  • Creativity in lockdown
  • Running a record label from an island
  • Cultivating a creative community
  • Equitable music streaming models


Interviewee: Johnny Lynch
Host: Dougal Perman: Dougal is director of content company Inner Ear, chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association and an advisor at XpoNorth Digital.

References in the Podcast

Lost Map Records

The Pictish Trail
Twitter: @PictishTrail


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