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#1 Postmodern Jukebox Founder Scott Bradlee Shares a Quote

 
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Welcome to Notes on Quotes, an interview series in which Stephen Harrison chats with interesting people about a quote that’s meaningful to them.

Scott Bradlee is the founder of Postmodern Jukebox, also known as PMJ, a musical collective that is known for producing viral videos covering pop songs in unexpected genres. Examples include vintage covers of Radiohead’s “Creep” and a 1920s Gatsby style rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

Since 2013, Bradlee’s PMJ performances have received over 1.2 billion YouTube views and 4 million YouTube subscribers. Before Bradlee’s career took off with PMJ, he was a struggling musician in New York with a passion for jazz, ragtime, and doo-wop styles.  Today PMJ has toured 6 continents and performs in excess of 300 shows per year. Bradlee authored the 2018 memoir Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig which Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth described as “Candid, hilarious, and wildly fun” and it’s “the book I wish I’d had when I was getting my start in theatre.”