Music Business Podcast


Building the Harvard Business Review of Hip-Hop with Trapital Founder, Dan Runcie

Season 1, Ep. 69

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 discuss macro trends in the music industry, including alternative label models, the shift of media influence in breaking artists, the impact of hip-hop culture on pop culture and the Black Lives Matter movement, and more. Learn more about Trapital at

This week’s episode is sponsored by Hannibal Burress, who drops in to promote his new special, Miami Nights, available now here.

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