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Whether you’re an aspiring music business professional or a seasoned vet, every Thursday, The Music Business podcast brings you the trends, tactics and insights from some of the world’s most innovative minds in music. Hosts Artist Manager Jordan Williams and Sam Hysell of NOX aren’t teachers, we’re entertainment industry professionals, drinkers, wannabe comedians and, most importantly, fans. Come learn and laugh with us.
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Music Business Podcas‪t‬ Sam Hysell & Jordan Williams

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Whether you’re an aspiring music business professional or a seasoned vet, every Thursday, The Music Business podcast brings you the trends, tactics and insights from some of the world’s most innovative minds in music. Hosts Artist Manager Jordan Williams and Sam Hysell of NOX aren’t teachers, we’re entertainment industry professionals, drinkers, wannabe comedians and, most importantly, fans. Come learn and laugh with us.
To learn more visit the musicbusinesspodcast.com or follow @musicbusinesspodcast , @samhysell , and @jordanchude on Instagram.

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    Being an Executive at Epic, Def Jam and Roc Nation with CEO of DVERSE MEDIA Benny Pough

    Being an Executive at Epic, Def Jam and Roc Nation with CEO of DVERSE MEDIA Benny Pough

    On this week's episode, we have a very special guest, Mr. Benny Pough. Benny has a very long, incredible career within the music industry. He's currently the CEO of DVERSE MEDIA, a multi-tiered entertainment company that will be home to record labels, distribution, publishing, management, and more that he launched after having decades worth of experience in the music industry. He was the Senior Vice President at Def Jam, Executive Vice President at Epic Records president of Roc Nation music. Benny has a lot of experience in the music industry and is now starting to build his own venture, leveraging all the experience he has being an operator and executive at industry-leading companies.
    We hope you enjoyed this episode and as always, feel free to leave a comment or a review on what you thought about the episode on Apple Podcasts or on the Music Business Podcast Instagram @musicbusinesspodcast. We’re also very excited to connect with our community on Patreon, MusicBusinessPodcast.com/Community. We look forward to you joining our community!


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    • 41 min
    How Crypto & NFT’s Will Decentralize the Music Industry with Cooper Turley, Crypto Strategist at Audius

    How Crypto & NFT’s Will Decentralize the Music Industry with Cooper Turley, Crypto Strategist at Audius

    On this week's episode we invited Cooper Turley, Crypto Strategist at Audius. Cooper Turley is the head of crypto strategy at Audius, an emerging streaming platform. He sits at the intersection of the music industry and the exciting developments in the world of blockchain and crypto currency. He's helped numerous artists launch projects and monetize by selling digital collectables. We'll explore how blockchain and crypto may impact the music industry, and how you can use that to your advantage. 
    In this episode, we speak to how artists are tapping into the world of NFT's and how you can do the same as the market continues to grow.
    As always, please leave a review and let us know what you think, follow us on Instagram @musicbusinesspodcast, and join our Patreon community at musicbusinesspodcast.com/community. 
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    • 46 min
    Supporting Hit Songs with Owner of Brill Building Music Publishing, Benjamin Groff

    Supporting Hit Songs with Owner of Brill Building Music Publishing, Benjamin Groff

    In this week’s episode of the music business podcast, we sit down with Owner at Brill Building Music Publishing, Benjamin Groff. Benjamin’s past experience includes working senior positions at BMG Music, EMI Music Publishing, and Kobalt Music. He’s worked with The Lumineers, Grimes, Ryan Tedder, One Republic, Kid Cudi, Tiesto, and more. 
    On today’s episode, we discuss the values that helped Benjamin succeed at such a high level for so many years, the components of a hit song and songwriter, his book “How Do I Get A Record Deal? Sign Yourself!” and more.
    As always, please leave a review and let us know what you think, follow us on Instagram @musicbusinesspodcast, and join our Patreon community at musicbusinesspodcast.com/community. 


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    • 45 min
    Breaking Tyga, Lil Dicky with Billboard Power Player Anthony Martini, CEO of Commission

    Breaking Tyga, Lil Dicky with Billboard Power Player Anthony Martini, CEO of Commission

    In our 100th episode of the Music Business Podcast, we sit down with Anthony Martini, CEO of Commission. 
    With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, Anthony Martini has worked across multiple genres and sectors of the music industry, with his start working with metal acts like Lamb of God, Behemoth, and Terror. He then joined Crush Management (Sia, Fall Out Boy, Train, etc.) before launching his own management company, The CMSN, where he discovered and developed Tyga. Subsequently, he founded record label Commission, where he signed artists including Lil Dicky, MadeInTYO, and IDK. In 2019, Billboard Magazine recognized him as an R&B/Hip-Hop Power Player.
    In today’s episode, we discuss breaking Tyga, including his start with Young Money earlier in his career, as well as Lil Dicky, including a story about how his hit single “Save Dat Money” came to be. We additionally discuss the values and lucrative risk taking that contributed to his successful career.
    Thank you, to everyone that has supported the past two years while the podcast has grown to 100 episodes. It’s an honor to share our guests’ experiences, as well as our own, with our audience. In addition to leaving a review, join our discord via our Patreon at musicbusinesspodcast.com/community and follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast. Grateful for each and every one of you!


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    Breaking Zhu & Gallant while Doubling as Producer/DJ with David Dann

    Breaking Zhu & Gallant while Doubling as Producer/DJ with David Dann

    On this episode of the podcast we invited David Dann. Dann is a producer/DJ and the founder of LA based independent record company, Mind of a Genius, focuses on nurturing talent first and foremost. That approach has driven the label’s continued success since 2013. Over a billion streams later - the label has architected a platform to foster artistic development, and it ignited the careers of Gallant, Klangstof, ZHU, THEY., Kwaye, and more. Among many milestones, ZHU’s “Faded” notched the label’s first 2014 GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of “Best Dance Recording” and Gallant’s 2016 full-length debut album "Ology" earned a nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” while the alternative Amsterdam based maverick and acclaimed Dutch-Norwegian band Klangstof both turned heads as Coachella's first dutch band to play. Meanwhile, Hypebeast, Complex, and Revolt touted MOAG as a true tastemaker in extensive features as he simultaneously orchestrated a high-profile distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records for portion of the company.


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    • 44 min
    Growing Globally with International Marketing Manager at Columbia Records, Tori McCue

    Growing Globally with International Marketing Manager at Columbia Records, Tori McCue

    In this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we sit down with International Marketing Manager at Columbia Records, Tori McCue. Tori’s past experience includes working for the media and touring divisions at Move Forward Music and on the digital marketing team at Def Jam Recordings (where she worked for Jeezy, Fabolous, Kaash Paige, etc.). 
    Today, we discuss what it’s like bridging the gap between marketing campaigns domestically with their international counterparts, recent campaigns and how she approached them, how she’d spend an 100k marketing budget on breaking an artist in 2021, and more.
    As always, please leave a review and let us know what you think, follow us on Instagram @musicbusinesspodcast, and join our Patreon community at musicbusinesspodcast.com/community.


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Big Lils ,

Love Music? Listen, learn, love even deeper

Love this podcast and this latest episode with Shannon Herber was killer for behind the scenes at the Music Academy and then connecting to social justice. What a great conversation. Thank you!!

TheBirdCall ,

Highly recommend

Love this podcast. Super informative. The interviews with label, management, and tech people are the best imo.

thatboyberi ,

My personal Review

Learn something new on every episode, this is like the music business cheat code literally lol

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