Spot Lyte On…Michael Donaldson

On this episode of Spot Lyte On… LP sits down with Michael Donaldson to talk about his newsletter Ringo Dreams of Lawncare, his blog 8 Sided Blog, the virality of independent music pre-internet, Kraftwerk, Tony Allen, the Clash, and finding your scene.

Best known in the industry as Astralwerks/Virgin Records recording artist Q-Burns Abstract Message, Michael Donaldson learned the ins-and-outs of the music business through managing the influential ’90s electronic imprint Eighth Dimension Records. Once the 21st century was in full swing, Michael transformed the label into the music licensing agency 8DSync and a new label, 8D Industries. Michael is also a writer on the topic of “music-listening and music-making and how technology changes the culture around those things.” His insights are found on and his weekly email newsletter, Ringo Dreams of Lawn Care. Michael tries to take a photo of the sunrise every morning and will send the latest one to you if you ask.

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