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Pop Detective Records is an independent record label founded in 2005 by Mark Hershberger.  The label’s artists have had songs placed in prime time television shows, ESPN, major motion pictures, and, to date, 18 “Coolest Songs in the World” as selected by Little Steven Van Zandt for his Sirius XM radio station “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.”   Two tracks have even been listener voted “Coolest Song of the Year!”

Mark also co-hosts a weekly LIVE video podcast called “Material Issues” where he, along with David Bash (President of The International Pop Overthrow Festival), talk LIVE with musicians, artists, authors, sports figures, and celebrities from many different fields!  We’ve interviewed everyone from The Cowsills, to Jason Falknor, Brian Ray (Paul McCartney’s Band), and a Cy Young Award winner!  Check out the LIVE show and the archives of all shows while you JOIN in Facebook or SUBSCRIBE on Youtube!

Thank you for looking around this great site created by my good friend Rob Feldman of Earworm Media (Dr. Shroud, Cyko KO) and feel free to drop me an email with any questions or requests for licensing!


Mark Hershberger


This weekly LIVE video podcast features Mark Hershberger of Pop Detective Records and David Bash of The International Pop Overthrow Festival! Every Wednesday (normally) we go LIVE on YouTube and Facebook at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time and talk about Pop Music, Power Pop, new album reviews, collectibles, ephemera, news of the moment, and anything else that might float our boat (and, trivia!). Most weeks, we have LIVE guests from the world of music, but, we’ve also interviewed authors, actors, sports figures, and celebrities from different fields! All shows (over 130 to date) are archived on YouTube and Facebook as well.

So, check out the links below and join, subscribe, and hang out with us every week on Material Issues!