My special guest on this episode is a music clearance and licensing expert - Kevin Magowan. Raised in Los Vegas, Nevada, he was fortunate enough to meet Elvis! A born Rocker, as a young man Kevin made his way to Los Angeles, and started his career in the music business with the music publishing legend Al Gallico. Then he went on to Walt Disney Studios and worked for Evan M. Greenspan/EMG. INC in the area of music clearance and licensing. Kevin share valuable insights into the do's and don't of this complex area of the music industry, so take heed, of the valuable nuggets' of info he shares with me. Kevin's life-long love of music has never waned, he continues to write and takes the opportunity to share his passion by performing ever chance he gets.
Kevin's life-long passion for all things Buddy Holly, inspired him to petition and secure the Buddy Holly Hollywood Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He personal arranged to have the Star on Vine street next to the members of The Beatles, who have always acknowledged they were so inspired by Buddy and his music. The ceremony took place on what's was to have been Buddy's 75th birthday - September 7th, 2011. Through Kevin's efforts and devotion to this cause that date is now officially known as the Buddy Holly Day in Hollywood. If that wasn't enough - Kevin also was instrumental in getting the famous - Buddy Holly - "The Apartment Tapes" officially released. Through all this he has and remains a personal friend of Maria Elena Holly - Buddy's widow.