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Whether you’re an aspiring music business professional or a seasoned vet, every Thursday, The Music Business podcast brings you the trends, tactics and insights from some of the world’s most innovative minds in music. Hosts Artist Manager Jordan Williams and Sam Hysell of NOX aren’t teachers, we’re entertainment industry professionals, drinkers, wannabe comedians and, most importantly, fans. Come learn and laugh with us. To learn more visit the musicbusinesspodcast.com or follow @musicbusine ...
 
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On this weeks episode we invite Greg Thompson a longtime record executive and current president of Maverick Music. He started out working in local radio promotions and various music labels for years until becoming the executive vice president for Capitol Music Group in 2013. There, he worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Beck, and Jennifer Lopez. I…
 
On this weeks episode we invite Madeleine Bennett the current Head of International at Spotify Music, where she coordinates various teams within Spotify’s international division. After getting a Master of Education degree at Harvard, she worked at various record labels with artists such as Mumford and Sons, Skrillex, and Justin Bieber. She started …
 
On this weeks episode we invited the Head of Brand Partnerships at The FADER, Shauna Alexander. The Fader is a music and culture editorial magazine and online platform that is known for its ear-to-the-ground trend casting content to find the next names in music. In her free time, Shauna can be found thinking about the intersection of music and tech…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast we invite Founder of Riveter Management and Trippie Redd’s Manager Charlene Bryant. Charlene Bryant was formerly a Digital Account Manager for Sony/RCA Inspiration, who recently ventured out to start her own artist management company, Riveter Management Inc. She is passionate about helping artists and her company…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast we invite Managing Partner at 2 + 2 Management, Lewis Kunstler. 2 + 2 Management has an incredible roster including Zeds Dead, Tokimonsta, Seth Troxler, Machinedrum, Nosaj Thing, Soul Clap, Holly and many more. In this episode we discuss the focus of 2+2 since the pandemic and how people can learn how to shift th…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast we invite, Matt Black a British DJ and one half of music duo Coldcut along with Jonathan More. These two would go on to found the legendary label Ninja Tune, which has released records with the likes of Run the Jewels, Bonobo, Peggy Gou, and Ross From Friends. Matt is also the founder of the music production and …
 
In this episode we present another host chats recording. This time Jordan Williams interviews co-host and NOX Co-Founder/CEO, Sam Hysell. NOX helps musicians, entrepreneurs and brands document their stories, get them in front of the right people, and inspire action. To learn more, visit https://www.wearenox.co/ In this episode we discuss the most i…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Chief Commercial Officer at Chartmetric, Chaz Jenkins. Prior to joining Chartmetric, Chaz founded Grammy Award-winning label LSO Live, an artist management company, and was VP of International Marketing at Universal Music Group. In this episode, Chad discusses the concept of Trigger cities - cities off…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite the Marketing Director for Ultra Records Bina Fronda. She is responsible for overseeing marketing strategies and partnerships for Ultra Music artists including Steve Aoki, Kygo, Sofi Tukker, MK, Deorro, Benny Benassi, The Magician and more. In this episode Bina speaks to how the marketing and the digit…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite the Founder & CEO of Vydia Roy LaManna. Vydia provides the digital infrastructure for audio and video distribution, content protection, rights management, advanced payments, and data tracking from one easy-to-use platform. With us, Rory speaks to his entrepreneurial journey in growing Vydia to the 60-p…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Entertainment Lawyer and Founder of The Fowlkes Firm, Karl Fowlkes. As an entertainment lawyer Karl has vast experience negotiating touring, record label, publishing, merchandise and management agreements. Some of Karl’s clients have included Blxst, 645ar, Section 8 and many more. In this episode Karl …
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Dan Runcie, the founder of Trapital. Trapital is a media company that covers hip-hop business and strategy and assesses the deals, companies, and artists that shape the culture. Trapital's audience includes thousands of music executives, media moguls, and venture capitalists. On this week’s episode, we…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Devin DeHaven, Executive Producer at Push Live. PUSH is a cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform designed for live stream management, real-time content editing, instant social publishing, and content management. They are responsible for producing some of the world's biggest liv…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite the Head of Artist Marketing at United Masters, Dave Melhado. UnitedMasters is a music distribution platform that also offers artists unique brand partnership opportunities with organizations including the NBA. Prior to joining United Master Dave was Director of Marketing at Roc Nation. He’s also worke…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite hip hop record producer, songwriter engineer, and 1st Gen label co-founder, Anthony Kilhoffer. He’s is best known for his collaborations with Kanye West, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, and Rick Ross. For his contributions to records with these notable artists, Anthony has won a total of four Grammys. In this …
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite the Head of Digital Strategy at Terrorbird, Jenny Kaufman. Since 2006, Terrorbird has carved out a niche as a premiere player in the music marketing world. Their full service offering includes sync licensing, publishing, publicity, radio promotion services and digital. With us, Jenny outlines the steps…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Offline Projects partners Adrian Yu and Jonathon Alcindor. Offline Projects is a creative studio that offers services in creative direction, branding, experiential, live, film and digital. Clients they’ve worked with include Goldlink, 88rising, Top Dawg Entertainment, Rae Sremmurd, Flatbush Zombies, Al…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite Creed Media co-founder Timothy Collins. Creed Media is a full-service creative digital media Entertainment agency that prides itself on being innovative and early adopters to attention based strategies and platforms. With that said over the past year they’ve become dominant players in executing Tiktok …
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite the Head of Music at ToneDen, Henry Parker Reyes. Toneden is an automated social marketing that gives artists the power to reach and sell to the right audiences. Parker leads initiatives for artist managers, artists and record label marketing strategies and use of the ToneDen platform. He also manages …
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite ScoreMore Co-Founder Claire Bogle. Alongside Co-Founder Sascha Stone Guttfreund, ScoreMore quickly became a premiere promotion and booking agency, securing acts including J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Wiz Khalifa for their first shows in Texas. In tandem with the success of these artists, ScoreMore woul…
 
Today on the Music Business Podcast, we invite President of Management at Cinematic Music Group Hovain Hylton and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Herche. Hovain and Chris have decades of experience between the two, and join Sam and Jordan to discuss their careers, how they joined Cinematic, their relationship with Founder Jonny Shipes, breaking Flipp…
 
On this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we invite Love Renaissance (aka LVRN) Co-Founder and Head of Marketing and Brand Partnerships, Sean Famoso. Starting as a party promoter in Atlanta, Famoso found his way into music via his role as A&R at Ludacris’ Disturbing The Peace publishing arm before connecting with the other co-founders of LVRN …
 
In this episode, we sit down with Chris Blackwell, the Senior VP of Creative Content and Development at Republic Records. In this role, Chris is responsible for pitching and creative development of original content to feature Republic's roster in film, television and premium platform projects. This roster includes Drake, Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, Sha…
 
In this episode, we sit down with entrepreneur, manager, and Grammy-nominated producer Will Dzombak. Will is best known for being Wiz Khalifa’s longtime manager and co-founder of label and management company Taylor Gang Entertainment (Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, TM88, and more). In addition to Taylor Gang Ent, Will additionally runs manage…
 
In this episode, we sit down with our first repeat guest on the podcast, Cherie Hu. Cherie is an an experienced music industry analytics, freelance writer and owner of the independent media ecosystem Water & Music. Cherie’s expertise in the music industry lies at the intersection of music and tech, of which she provides insight and updates via her …
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with Rob Markman, the VP of Content Strategy at Genius. There's no doubt Genius has positioned itself as one of the most relevant media companies in the hip-hop space. This stemmed from the success of their culturally moving content series including Verified, Deconstructed and the talk show Mark hosts, Beh…
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with Bas van Leeuwen Founder CEO at Chillhop Music, the leading platform and label in lofi hip hop and jazzy hip hop. Bas started this endeavor with a blog that quickly turned into a thriving Youtube and Playlist curation channels. While doing so Bas created close ties with artists in the scene and eventua…
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with Mike Boyd, Artist Relations Manager and Music Strategist for Gary Vaynerchuck and Vaynermedia. Having developed a progressive ear in music Boyd has played a vital role in bringing the biggest names in the industry into the Vaynermedia office to chop it up with Garyvee. Boyd’s role also involves broker…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Anand Wilder, founding member of Brooklyn-based experimental rock band Yeasayer. Formed in 2006, after a long run of critically acclaimed music and world tours, the band decided to call it quits at the end of 2019. In this episode we discuss… The group’s formation How to build your team and internall…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Director of Partnerships at GIPHY Danny Chang. In his role Danny works with the biggest entertainment and technical partners to bring the world's most popular GIFs to the 700 million people who see a GIF every single day. Prior to GIPHY Danny was a mobile developer evangelist at tumblr and digital ad…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Andrew Spalter Founder of East Goes Global, the premier social media management company creating, managing, and developing client’s digital presence in the Chinese Market. Andrew has worked with the likes of Will Smith, Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Snake, Yungblud and Clairo to help them tap into an audience…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Lisa Kasha Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Digital at Epic Records. Lisa is a savvy, accomplished digital marketing executive with extensive experience overseeing digital project management, partner development, account management, and marketing management at Epic Records. Lisa lead digita…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Justin De Marco the Marketing and Product manager at Red Light Management. Justin is a part of an in house marketing team that offers content and digital marketing services to their amazing. Red Light Management is one of the world’s most dominant management companies. Their roster includes notable a…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Jahan Karimaghayi, Founder at Benchmob. Benchmob offers digital and creative strategy to management teams, brands and artists including Diplo, Major Lazer, Flume, Dillon Francis and more. Jahan and his team have been involved in campaigns such as the infamous Diplo hacking the Jonas Brothers Instagra…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Henny Yegezu, co-founder of EQT and EQT Recordings. Henny’s career in the music industry began as a promoter in the DMV area. This included putting on shows in the D.C. area that were first time market plays for artists like Mac Miller, Big Sean, Curren$y and more, dating back to 2010. After developi…
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with Evan Bethea Events & Activations Manager at SoundCloud. Evan has an extensive career in all things digital marketing, content and live event activations. Evan ventured into the agency world as a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Blue Flame Agency. During his time working for Puff, E…
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with We Few Group founder Andrew Keller. We Few Group manages Rence, Samica, and Kings while also working on brand partnership ventures. This came after an extensive career at a few notable major labels. Beginning with a 13 year run starting all the way from a high school A&R scout internship position with…
 
In this episode of the podcast we sit down with NOX Media co-founder Matthew Ligotti. Born and raised in New York, Matt has been creating dynamic visual content for over a decade. Starting with music videos, he received millions of views on his work. He expanded into the commercial space working with brands such as Budweiser, GE and Sour Patch Kids…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Lionel Marciano, artist manager for Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, Blondish, and a variety of other House DJs. Lionel started his career in the music industry as a talent buyer, promoter, sound engineer, agent, label owner and a record digger. Today he is walking us through his journey and sharing with us his soul and…
 
In this episode we sit down with Nate Auerbach partner at Versus Creative, a marketing strategy firm that specializes in digital and social strategy, content partnerships, and experiential marketing. Nate and the firm work with clients from artists, music festivals, technology platforms and brands including. Coachella, Stagecoach, Tyler The Creator…
 
Host Chat 3: Breaking into the Music Industry and building out our community In this episode we bring you another installment of our host chat series. In this series co-hosts Sam Hysell and Jordan Williams chat about current events in the music industry and answer questions from listeners. In this episode we discuss… Why we decided to create the Mu…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Alix Kram the VP/Head of Global Retail & Licensing/Consumer Products at Warner Music Group. She has developed and implemented global consumer products, branding, marketing, partnership collaboration, and retail strategies for WEA's portfolio of 360 artists such as the Grateful Dead, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Twenty One P…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Grey Space Group Co-Founder Jordan Stern. GSG is an entertainment media company focused on brand consulting, talent management and venture investing, with the goal of stimulating and contributing to popular culture. GSG has worked on projects with notable artists and producers including Juice Wrld, DaBaby, and Murd…
 
In this episode, we sit down with industry veteran Jason Jordan. Jason’s career started at the age of 12 years old co-founding the legendary hardcore and punk rock label Watermark Records and his own boutique music publishing company. Earthprogram Music. Over the course of 30 years his career has ranged from, A&R Director at Columbia Record, VP A&R…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Charles Meyer Talent Buyer at LiveStyle. The company is one of the world’s largest music event producers. They produce the events you know and love like Electric Zoo, Friendship, MadeEvent, All My Friends, and many more. Outside of his talent buying responsibilities under stage name Charles Meyer, is also a DJ & pr…
 
In this episode, we sit down with FlightHouse CEO Jacob Pace. With original content series Flighthouse has amassed a following of 20 million followers on the growing platform TikTok. TikTok is currently the #1 app in the app store and their growth is not slowing down. In turn, the company has begun working with major labels to run campaigns for art…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Michael Julian (MJ), Co-founder of Seer Assets. Seer Assets is the agency behind all branding and marketing of Electric Zoo (one of New York’s biggest electronic music festivals), Elrow, Made Event and a lot more. MJ also played a pivotal role in helping the party brand Elrow, the “most colorful party in the world”…
 
In this episode, we sit down with publicist Nina Lee from Shore Fire Media. Nina Lee has more than eight years of experience in the entertainment PR industry. Before Shore Fire, she worked for Press Here Publicity and graduated from New York University's College of the Arts & Science with a double major in Journalism and Linguistics. She’s been a p…
 
In this episode co-host Sam Hysell dives into social media strategies artists can tap into. Sam is a co-founder and managing partner of NOX Media, a digital marketing company that helps artists take their careers to the next level by quickly growing fanbases online. Prior to launching a music marketing agency, Sam has been helping grow different co…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Kim Kaupe the co-founder and CEO of The Superfan Company, a fan engagement agency focused on creating one-of-a-kind products and programs for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. Since starting the company her all-female team has collaborated with A-list properties such as Katy Perry, KISS, Mac Miller, Shawn Mend…
 
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