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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.


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