Jason Davis, named a “music mogul,” talks about his unique approach to developing up-and-coming artists, finding new talent (and why he only meets new artists in person), what changed his whole approach to life and business, and why every artists’ vocal skills are underdeveloped.
Jonathan Stone is a music-publishing executive and co-founder of Rocket Songs. On this Music Growth Talks episode he explains how the platform works for music artists who are looking for original songs to record, and for songwriters who want to “sell” their songs to others.
Bas Grasmayer presents one of his latest projects, MUSIC x GREEN, designed to create “more visibility for organisations and initiatives that make the music industry greener, less impactful on the climate and ecology, and more sustainable.
Matt Bacon, the founder of Dropout Media, shows how musicians can create content at scale, and why an “unreasonably” aggressive approach to marketing will get you a long way. Matt has worked with the likes of Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Coven, Exhorder as well as labels including Prophecy Productions, Artoffact Records and Ripple Music.
The Miami-based singer/songwriter shares the story of his drug addiction and how quitting has impacted his life’s mission and music career, and gives advice for up-and-coming musicians who are confused about where to start and how they can turn their passion into a business.
Marcus Cobb, the CEO of Jammber, explains the three key features of their Splits platform: tracking the creators working on a song and their ownership, automatically registering that song across North American agencies, and collecting royalties – all within a mobile app.
Vasja Veber is a co-founder of Viberate: a network of over a million artists, events, venues and booking agents, on a mission to become the world’s biggest marketplace for underrepresented performing artists.
Learn how an LA- and Berlin-based company Five Vectors is creating a new music interaction layer for gamers, while introducing new revenue opportunities for indie artists. In this episode, we dive deep into understanding the context of music in gaming and esports.
Canadian singer-songwriter Nat Jay talks about how signing with a one-stop licensing company has lessened the burden of doing everything all by herself and shares multiple insights on the sync licensing world, applicable to both established and emerging artists.
Here’s how a combination of music and tech backgrounds of two co-founders created a platform designed to be a one-stop-shop for an artist’s marketing needs. Steve goes over Beatchain’s features, from distribution and collecting all the artist’s online data in one spot, to advising artists on creating engaging content for their audience.
If you often find yourself doubting your abilities, not believing in your talent or leading yourself down a dark path through comparison, tune in to hear D’s transformation through the simple practice of ‘rewriting your narrative’ to love yourself and overcome hardship, trial, challenge and difficulty.
David Wimble discusses the daunting task of pitching your music to music blogs and Spotify curators as an independent artist (with specific examples and practical tips) and shows how you can make the most of The Indie Bible.
Jordan Valeriote talks about the massive opportunity musicians have to supplement their income by selling their own online courses. Learn about the costs involved, how to find out the right niche and to combine your "artist" and "teacher" identities, and a lot more.
Katie Zaccardi, a wellness and career coach for women in music, explains why we have to change our mindset around the "starving musician" stereotype, and shows how you can take care of yourself and avoid a burnout through time management and a wellness routine.
Ari Herstand shares what's new in the second edition of his best-selling "How To Make It in the New Music Business" book, and provides numerous examples of indie artists who have built successful music careers.
San Diego-based singer-songwriter Steve Welty talks on finding your "genius zone," collaborating with other songwriters, delegating work, becoming comfortable with showing up on social media, and more.
Michael Sloane is the CEO of Nashville-based Streaming Promotions, a company specializing in music placement in streaming platforms. Listen to the episode for a spectrum of insights, from avoiding companies who offer "guaranteed" streams and the differences between third-party and Spotify playlists to how the platform's algorithm works, and why music will soon be mostly curated by robots.
The founder of Single Music, a Shopify app tailored for the music industry, talks on what Direct To Fan means today, the importance of great design in ecommerce, and how major artists increase "scans" on Billboard charts through their stores.
Amadea Choplin is the COO of Pex, a video and music search engine with a fingerprinting technology that identifies reused content – even if it's a half-second sample in a remix, a GIF, or your song's melody in a cover video – across the whole web.
In his second appearance on Music Growth Talks, Greg focuses on branding. Listen on to learn the three steps to define your music brand, the importance of understanding how you want to impact others, the 3-part music story framework, and more.