7 episodes

Real career stories from the music business brought to you by BIY People & Talent. Delivering insight, inspiration and information about music business careers from our fabulous hosts and wonderful guests!
We delve into their achievements and challenges, offering helpful advice and a sprinkling of inspiration, whether you’re just starting out, or you’re already well into your career in the industry.

Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions.

BIYPOD BIY People & Talent

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Real career stories from the music business brought to you by BIY People & Talent. Delivering insight, inspiration and information about music business careers from our fabulous hosts and wonderful guests!
We delve into their achievements and challenges, offering helpful advice and a sprinkling of inspiration, whether you’re just starting out, or you’re already well into your career in the industry.

Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions.

    BIYPOD : Episode 7 ft. Laura Leon

    BIYPOD : Episode 7 ft. Laura Leon

    Episode 7: Laura Leon, Founder of LL Collective and Artist Manager

    In this episode we talk with the super insightful and incredible Laura Leon, Founder of LL Collective and Artist Manager. After years supporting industry execs, Laura turned her focus to empowering creatives to get to the next level without compromising their mental health and wellbeing with her own company LL Collective. Laura has a huge wealth of experience starting in performance and spanning labels and management within the business side of the industry, working at companies including Universal Music and BMG. Laura is genuinely one of the most compassionate and kind people we know, her story and insight is thought provoking and there were genuinely lightbulb moments going off all over the place in this episode, so we hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did, whether you’re just starting out or already well on your music business career path :)

    Each episode we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last episode we donated to The Trussell Trust who support a nationwide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. If you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting the website https://www.trusselltrust.org/

    Follow us on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions.

    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent)

    If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples)

    Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk

    And don’t forget to like, review, follow and share, we’d love to empower and inspire as many people as possible by sharing these stories :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 1 hr
    BIYPOD : Episode 6 ft. Shola Aleje

    BIYPOD : Episode 6 ft. Shola Aleje

    Episode 6: Shola Aleje, Radio Producer, BBC 6 Music

    In this episode we talk with the fabulous and utterly awesome Shola Aleje, Producer for the BBC 6 Music breakfast show and host of her very own show on Totally Wired Radio. Shola’s got an incredible range of experience, knowledge of music, and while we’re at it, career story to date, from starting out writing music reviews whilst working part-time in admin, into an apprenticeship at Sony, and a long-term role at the legendary Metropolis Studios. Today Shola’s Producer of an award-winning production team on the 6 Music breakfast show with Lauren Laverne. Shola is basically our hero…and we know you’ll love her as much as we do, whether you’re just starting out or already well on your music business career path :)

    Each episode we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last episode we donated to Anti-MOG research being carried out by Oxford University Development Trust. If you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting the website https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=AntiMOG&isTeam=true

    Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions. Remember, your question could be about getting a new job (whatever stage of your career you’re at, we work with everyone from interns to senior leaders), or maybe you’ve got an HR or People Development issue you want to ask us about, we’re here to help and we’d love to hear from you.

    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent)

    If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples)

    Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk

    And don’t forget to like, review, follow and share, we’d love to empower and inspire as many people as possible by sharing these stories :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 56 min
    BIYPOD : Episode 5 ft. Kayode Thomas

    BIYPOD : Episode 5 ft. Kayode Thomas

    Episode 5: Kayode Thomas, Co-founder and Artist Manager at TRIBE Management, and Creative Director & Founder of TRIBEAST Studios.

    In this episode we talk with the absolutely magnificent human that is Kayode Thomas, who since starting his music business career in the digital team at Polydor in 2013, has been on a real journey, trying his hand at all manner of digital creative across industries, and finding his way back to music in 2019 as a Digital Content Producer at Kobalt / AWAL. Kay now runs not one, not two, but THREE, that’s right three businesses (ok, they’re all connected under the TRIBE umbrella, but still…where does he find the time?!).

    We were so inspired by Kay, we didn’t want this chat to end, but it left us pumped, full of positivity and ready to take on the world, and we’re sure it will give you good vibes too whether you’re just starting out or already well on your music business career path :)

    Each episode we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last episode we donated to the incredible charity Crisis, who work tirelessly towards ending homelessness for good. If you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting their website https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/donate/

    Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions. Remember, your question could be about getting a new job (whatever stage of your career you’re at, we work with everyone from interns to senior leaders), or maybe you’ve got an HR or People Development issue you want to ask us about, we’re here to help and we’d love to hear from you.

    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent)

    If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples)

    Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk

    And don’t forget to like, review and share, we’d love to get our little pod to as many ears as possible :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 59 min
    BIYPOD : Bonus Episode! Future Talent Special

    BIYPOD : Bonus Episode! Future Talent Special

    Episode 4: Future Talent Special: Bonus Episode with DJ/Broadcaster Anne Frankenstein and Founder of BIY People & Talent, Silvia Gargiulo. 

    Hello hello hello! Guess what we’ve done? We’ve only gone and recorded a bonus episode for you, a Future Talent special packed with practical hints and tips for anyone trying to start their career in the music business. We know things haven’t been easy on the job front this year, so we thought we’d put this episode together to remind you all of the things you can still be doing (despite 2020’s best attempts to stall you!) 

    Each episode we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last episode we donated to the brilliant Small Green Shoots who are dedicated to increasing career opportunities for NEETs (not in education, employment or training) within the music and creative industries. If you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting their website https://www.smallgreenshoots.co.uk/donors/donate/ 

    Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions. Remember, your question could be about getting a new job (whatever stage of your career you’re at, we work with everyone from interns to senior leaders), or maybe you’ve got an HR or People Development issue to want to ask us about, we’re here to help and we’d love to hear from you. 

    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent) If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples) Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk And don’t forget to like, review and share, we want our little pod to help as many people as possible :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 23 min
    BIYPOD : Episode 3 ft. Olivia Hobbs

    BIYPOD : Episode 3 ft. Olivia Hobbs

    Episode 3: Olivia Hobbs, Founder of Blackstar London.



    This week we talk with the totally badass Olivia Hobbs, successful digital and creative agency owner and ex-major label marketing specialist. Olivia shared her career story which is packed with tales of persistence and resilience as well as a healthy helping of plain old hard work. It was a real delight to have a chinwag with Olivia, we genuinely could’ve talked for hours, our chat is packed to the brim with helpful advice and reassuring words of wisdom for anyone just starting out or already on their music business career path and ready for a change :)



    Each episode we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last episode we donated to the incredible music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, if you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting their website https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/donate/



    Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions. Remember, your question could be about getting a new job (whatever stage of your career you’re at, we work with everyone from interns to senior leaders), or maybe you’ve got an HR or People Development issue to want to ask us about, we’re here to help and we’d love to hear from you.



    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent)



    If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples)



    Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk



    And don’t forget to like, review and share :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 46 min
    BIYPOD : Episode 2 ft. Gilbert Johnson

    BIYPOD : Episode 2 ft. Gilbert Johnson

    Episode 2: Gilbert Johnson, Artist Manager and Marketing Consultant.
    This week we talk with the absolutely brilliant Gilbert Johnson, who it has to be said, has a ridiculously impressive CV (and to be fair, is an equally impressive human), previously working with Universal Music, Google and YouTube to name a few. Gilbert now runs his own business working as an Artist Manager and Marketing Consultant, which isn’t a surprise because he’s got a superstar work ethic as you’ll hear! It was genuinely a total joy to chat with Gilbert, and we know you won’t be disappointed as he dishes out plenty of nuggets of wisdom for anyone just starting out or thinking about setting up for themselves :)
    Each week we donate to a cause we believe in, to find out who we’re donating to this week, get listening! Last week we donated to the inspirational and amazing Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, if you want to donate too, you can do that by visiting their website https://www.stephenlawrencetrust.org/support-us/donate/
    Give us a follow on Instagram @biy.people.and.talent or email us with BIYPOD in the subject line hello@biypeople.co.uk with your questions. Remember, your question could be about getting a new job (whatever stage of your career your at, we work with everyone from interns to senior leaders), or maybe you’ve got an HR or People Development issue to want to ask us about, we’re here to help and we’d love to hear from you.
    If you’re just starting out in the music business check out our BIY Future Talent Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BIYFutureTalent)
    If you’re already on your music business career path it’s BIY People & Talent (www.facebook.com/BIYPeoples)
    Or you can visit our website for more info: www.biypeople.co.uk
    And don’t forget to like, review and share :) Thank you thank you and happy listening gang!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Leon of London ,

BIY Podcast - an enjoyable and insightful listen

Silvia and the rest the BIY Pod team bring a fun and enjoyable exploration of the journeys had by music industry leaders. A great listen particularly if you are interested in breaking into the industry yourself.

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