The Wisdom of Camille Barbone, Madonna’s Former Manager & Music Industry Renaissance Woman

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“There’s going to be a big, big forced transitional change in the industry in this next two years,” says Camille Barbone in this wide-ranging and immensely interesting conversation on this week’s podcast. Camille is an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and coach for artists and companies. For starters, she’s the person who discovered, developed, launched, and managed the career of pop icon Madonna. Her diverse work experience includes positions at Columbia/Sony and Universal/Polygram. At Buddha/Arista, Camille specialized in A&R, and she has served as head of operations for businesses such as Open Door Online, one of the first music retailers to sell music via the internet. As well, she was VP of artist relations and later VP and GM for Aezra EMI Records, VP and GM of Winedark-Fontana Records, and president and CEO of Stadium Entertainment Holdings, working with artists such as Kanye West, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban. Camille owned and operated Gotham Sound in NYC and Long View Farm Recording in Massachusetts serving major recording artists such as Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Collective Soul, and more. Believe it or not, her list of jobs and accomplishments keeps going! So, needless to say, there’s a lot of topics she can share insights on, and she does in this conversation!

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