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  • A&R in 2018 – Everyday They’re Shufflin

    A&R has changed drastically over the past several years. Access to independent artists has opened up so much in the digital age, removing many barriers of entry and giving record labels new ways to determine the next star they should sign. This is largely a positive thing for our...
  • SXSW 2018: Conversation with Linda Perry & Kerry Brown

    “Rock & roll doesn’t belong on a grid. It belongs on a pulse – a natural pulse,” insisted Linda Perry. Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is best known for her work as the lead singer and chief songwriter of 4 Non Blondes as well as her production and songwriting...
  • Music Consultant Art Ford

    Music Consultant Art Ford actually wears many hats – one he’s probably most recognized with in this interview :). Art has been in the industry for many years and knows his way around. Having had a physical location and $40K/month overhead, he now operates virtually just from his laptop. He’ll...
  • Are Record Labels Evil?

    Are Record Labels Evil? By Anonymous Artists nowadays don’t know how lucky they are when they are offered a $100,000 advance and a 20/80 split, 360-degree record deal by a major record label. But more often than not, they and their entourage of lawyers and managers bitch and moan...
  • Def Jam A&R On How to Get Signed

    Def Jam A&R On How to Get Signed Watch Def Jam A&R Lenny S talk about the process of getting signed as a new artist to Def Jam, and all of the things you need to know to be successful....
  • Trends In the Music Industry

    Trends In the Music Industry Watch a great interview of artist manager Scooter Braun and Live Nation’ CEO Michael Rapino about the trends in the music industry. While the revenues of the recorded music industry have been declining, revenues in the live event industry have actually increased over the past...
  • Sony Music UK Chairman & CEO Nick Gatfield On How to Make It

    UK label chief Nick Gatfield gets between 4,000 to 5,000 submissions a year, but only signs 20. What a tough business! Anyway, some interesting insights from one of the largest record labels and how to best approach them....
  • Music Supervisor Carrie Hughes

    MTV Music Supervisor Carrie Hughes always knew that she wanted to be involved in the music industry, though not as a performer (quote: I have a bit of stage fright), but as someone behind the scenes. Her career was interweaved with experiences at major music publishing (BMG Music Publishing)...
  • Music Supervisor Mara Schwartz

    Music Supervisor Mara Schwartz Based in Los Angeles, Mara has been selecting and licensing songs in films, television shows, videogames, commercials, trailers and interactive media. Her prior roles included Senior Director of Creative / Film, Television, Advertising and New Media at music publisher Bug Music. What recent projects have...