Making It with Chris G.

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Jordan Kurland is a founding partner in Brilliant Corners Artist Management. With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Seattle Brilliant Corners represents a diverse array of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Toro Y
Cherele is an Independent Hip Hop artist based in Atlanta, GA. Originally from Ft. Myers, FL she has taken her career into her own hands by using her creativity not just in her music but also in her business. Cherele has been involved in bookin
Katie Zaccardi is a singer-songwriter and music business coach that’s focused on helping women in the music industry build sustainable careers and multiply their income without stress and self-doubt. The last time she was on the show was episod
Isabella Bedoya helps independent artists establish profitable music careers so they can get paid doing what they love. She is the founder of The Fame Hackers, a four-step approach for musicians that want to go from "starving musician" to "supe
Dr. Corinne Devin: US Navy Commander, Orthodontist, Motivational Speaker, World Traveler, and reigning International Ms. 2020. As a multi-passionate woman, she has learned to not only balance her passions but use them to make her a better offic
Erin M. Jacobson is an internationally recognized attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professiona
Jonathan Stone is the co-Founder of Rocket Songs where independent artists can legally license songs from some of the top songwriters in the world. Stone has been in the music publishing world since 1974 having worked with artists such as Quinc
Mike Mauer is the Head of Marketing for White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX. With over a decade of music marketing experience and promoting some of the biggest festivals in the United States, Mike has a deep expertise and understanding of all t
Benji Stein is the CEO and Founder of PlaylistSupply, a tech company focused on generating lists of every user-generated playlist available on Spotify.  PlaylistSupply is a tool that independent musicians can use to find popular playlists for t
Wesley David is a Singer-Songwriter who in 2020 released his debut solo album “Never Late Than Better.” During the release campaign for his album he experimented with different marketing strategies to figure out and learn what works for his mus
Allison Ross is a violin player and classical musician based in Kansas where she performs with several orchestras and symphonies. Since the COVID-19 pandemic musicians have faced many challenges, and Allison broke the silence when the restricti
Phil Messier is the founder of the music synch licensing company, Bopper. In this conversation, we discuss Bopper and how artists can get involved. We also discuss how artists can get their music licensed for synch, music libraries, and much mo
Ivan Vargas is a Videographer and Animator whose journey has led him through the world of TV commercials, film, music, and sacrificing your dreams for family. He’s a man that always put his family first, and is even willing to put his dreams on
Benny Pough is a legend in the Record Label world, having worked at the Executive Level for Def Jam Records, Epic Records, Roc Nation, and many more. He has delivered radio hits for superstar artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Travis S
Danielle Gray is a total hustler that’s still early in her career and already has a resume full of freelance opportunities working shows for venues, CID Entertainment, AEG Presents, and many others, as well as having worked for the Broadway sho
Kamal Moo is an Entertainment Attorney based in Los Angeles, CA, and author of the 2020 book “The Straightforward Guide to the Music Biz: An Entertainment Attorney Breaks Down the Industry.” Since 2010, Kamal has been working as an Entertainmen
Alex Bowen is a senior Talent Buyer for Live Nation Entertainment in New Orleans, LA where he books the Fillmore NOLA. His journey began promoting shows independently and even owning a small venue. Eventually, Alex started booking the historic
Eva Alexiou-Reo is the owner of FATA Booking since 1996, which is a booking agency and artist management company based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s also a Music Business Professor at Northern Vermont University and also thought for 7 years at Dre
Danielle Reiss is a Music Publicist and Music Business Masters student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She moved to Nashville, TN in 2016 to pursue her dream to work in the music industry with no job and no college lined up. Since
When it comes to the 2020 Election, many are saying this is the most important election of our lives. I agree with that statement, but for completely different reasons. Most make it all about Donald Trump and getting him out of the white house,
Beth McKee is a true southern girl having been influenced by some of the Southeast’s best musicians and styles starting in Jackson, MS to Austin, TX to New Orleans, LA, and spending lots of time in the Appalachian Mountain in North Carolina. Sh
Lady J. Bookums is a Digital Marketing and Music Business expert, who coaches artists and helps them develop skills in digital marketing, live performance, release strategies, building revenue streams, and much more. In this conversation, we di
One of the beauties of the Digital World is that creators and artists can completely take charge of their careers to produce music or any type of content. Justin P. Slaughter has been on the podcast before on Episode 42, and returns to the show
For every show, there are two sides of the putting on a production, the touring and artist side, and then the promoter and venue side. Bujie Leichtweis is the Production Assistant for Alice Cooper and Production Manager for Meridian Entertainme
After over 100 interviews for the podcast, I’ve learned one of the most important qualities to “making it” is about having the right mindset. Clinton Sparks is a world-renowned DJ, Producer, Songwriter, Serial Entrepreneur, and now Author. He’s
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