Music Business Podcast
Season 1 Finale!
Season 1, Ep. 125
After 124 episodes, we are switching it up. We're putting a nice, big red bow on Season 1. Thank you all so much for the incredible support over the past 2 years and we are so so thankful for the amazing community that now surrounds the podcast and everything it stands for.This is our opportunity to reimagine and continue to level up how we operate, the conversations we have, the potential to organise events and come back like never before.BRB on September 23rd.Don't be a stranger.
Using the Blog Era to Win in 2021 with Co-Founder of Closed Sessions Alexander Fruchter
Season 1, Ep. 124
On this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we invite Alexander Fruchter aka DJ RTC. Born and raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, he has been a mainstay in Chicago’s Hip Hop community as a DJ, journalist, and label owner for close to 20 years. Fruchter is the founder of the significant underground Hip Hop blog rubyhornet, an accomplished DJ, and an Associate Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago. Fruchter is the founder of the indie Hip Hop label, Closed Sessions, and was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year” in 2016. He is a graduate of Indiana University, and currently lives in Humboldt Park. His most recent writing can be found at LL Cool’s Rock The Bells.Today, we talk about founding Closed Sessions and writing for rubyhornet in the height of the blog era, what today's music industry can learn from it when it comes to community building, branding, and more. This is a fun, informative episode and a moment nostalgia for anyone that was a part of the blogging community in the early 2010s. Even if you weren't, you'll get an idea of what it brought to today's industry by the episode's conclusion.Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.
Providing Day One Support to Songwriters with VP, Creative, at BMI New York, Samantha Cox
Season 1, Ep. 123
This week we talked with Vice President, Creative, BMI New York, Samantha Cox. Samantha is responsible for overseeing the Pop, Rock and Indie team based in BMI’s New York office. She is also responsible for scouting and signing new songwriters and publishers, and maintaining relationships with existing BMI affiliates worldwide.Cox has additionally launched several successful programs including, BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters®, BMI Pick of the Month, the Annual BMI Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival.It was great to hear about her climb to her current role, how BMI invests in songwriters early in their careers, and how performance rights organizations operate within the music industry, and more.Learn more about BMI and the business of songwriting at the next BMI 101 event here:https://www.bmi.com/events/entry/58540Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.
Building an International Non-Profit in Music with shesaid.so Founder + CEO Andreea Magdalina
Season 1, Ep. 122
On today's episode of the Music Business Podcast, we interview shesaid.so Founder and Partnership Strategist Andreea Magdalina. Andreea is an experienced speaker on topics such as music and brand partnerships, business development, brand strategy, building community, marketing, and diversity & inclusion. She has spent the past 4 years working with creative agencies to develop digital-first content, technology products and strategic partnerships for global brands. As of May 2019, she is focusing on her role as CEO at shesaid.so in addition to consulting for music, technology and culture-forward clients. Partnerships she has previously worked on include clients such as YouTube Music, Instagram, Microsoft, Skype, Sonos, British Council to name a few.Today, we discuss the founding of shesaid.so, how it's grown internationally, what standing up for equality looks like in music, strategies for building community, questions to ask yourself when developing a strategic partnership, and more. As always, please leave a review and follow us on IG @musicbusnesspodcast. Let us know what you think of the episode in our discord at https://www.patreon.com/musicbusinesspodcast
Developing Your Craft While Building Your Artist Business with Marc E. Bassy
Season 1, Ep. 121
On today's episode of the Music Business Podcast, we interview artist and singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy. Since 2014, Bassy has grown his listenership to over five million monthly listeners on Spotify and has become an in-demand songwriter. His list of collaborations include Kehlani, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Hailee Steinfeld and more. He's additionally the founder of his own independent record label, New Gold Medal Records. On the episode, we discuss the process of building a business around his music, the dynamic between him and his manager, how he's grown as a songwriter and musician over his career, the role of collaborations, and more. We give you tactics and insights from the brightest business people in music and we're honored to have Marc as the most recent artist to shed more light on the business from an artist's perspective.As always, please leave a review and follow us on IG @musicbusnesspodcast. Let us know what you think of the episode in our discord at https://www.patreon.com/musicbusinesspodcast
Trapital: Jonnyshipes on Cinematic Music Group, Indie Hip-Hop, and Building the Supreme for Music
Season 1, Ep. 120
EPISODE SWAP TIME! This week, we are switching episodes with Dan Runcie's 'Trapital' Podcast. The episode with Jonnyshipes discusses establishing Cinematic, indie label deals, and how a label brands itself. Alongside this, it's a great example of how to manage personal branding and branding for businesses.Find out more info on Trapital Podcast here:https://trapital.co/pod/Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.
Building Robust Marketing Campaigns with VP Digital & Creative at EMPIRE Moody Jones
Season 1, Ep. 119
This week, we sat down with Moody Jones, SVP of Digital and Creative at EMPIRE. He has gained majority of his experience in the music and lifestyle industry where he has been able to work with some of today’s top artists such as Tyga, Iggy Azalea, XXXtentacion, Carnage, Snoop Dogg and many more.Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.
Building a Culture of Growth & Performance with Niko Ivanov, Partner & Head of Accounts at NOX Media
Season 1, Ep. 118
On this episode, we’re really excited to have Niko Ivanov, a Partner & the Head of Accounts at NOX Media. Outside of NOX, Niko also manages Chad Tepper and Gaddo. He’s a close friend and business partner of our co-host Sam Hysell and in this episode Niko dives into frameworks he’s used to help artists grow and prosper through content and digital marketing. Beyond diving into marketing principles, Niko also speaks to various tactics he’s used to create a high performance culture internally at NOX, as well as stay calm and collected in the face of so many things happening at once.Be sure to check out Niko on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikogivanov/And to learn more about NOX be sure to visit: https://www.wearenox.co
Rewind: How Crypto & NFT’s Will Decentralize the Music Industry with Cooper Turley, Crypto Strategist at Audius
Season 1, Ep. 117
To celebrate Sam starting 'nft now', a web3 digital media company on a mission to empower the creators of culture through freshly minted NFT news, curation and analysis, we're re-publishing an episode with Cooper Turley. Cooper Turley is the Head of Crypto Strategy at Audius, an emerging streaming platform. He sits at the intersection of the music industry and the exciting developments in the world of blockchain and crypto currency.He's helped numerous artists launch projects and monetize by selling digital collectables. We'll explore how blockchain and crypto may impact the music industry, and how you can use that to your advantage.In this episode, we speak to how artists are tapping into the world of NFT's and how you can do the same as the market continues to grow.Follow nft now below as well as listen to the 'nft now podcast' wherever you get your podcasts! Congrats, Sam!https://www.instagram.com/nftnowhttps://twitter.com/nftnowAs always, please leave a review and let us know what you think, follow us on Instagram @musicbusinesspodcast, and join our Patreon community at musicbusinesspodcast.com/community.Referenced Resourceshttps://superrare.co/https://niftygateway.com/marketplacehttps://makersplace.com/https://zora.co/https://viv3.com/https://www.nbatopshot.com/