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A music business podcast for artists and managers that are looking for a how-to resource.

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A music business podcast for artists and managers that are looking for a how-to resource.

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    #49: How To Think About Funding Your Music Career and How To Build A Community w/Ani Sanyal - Creative Entrepreneur/Manager, Anik Khan

    #49: How To Think About Funding Your Music Career and How To Build A Community w/Ani Sanyal - Creative Entrepreneur/Manager, Anik Khan

    "How should artists be thinking of funding when starting out?"

    "What can artists do to build and engage their community?"

    "Should artists have a full understanding of the music business?"

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    Ani Sanyal, aka Ani Hustles, was our guest on the unsigned podcast this week and man, what an inspiring story! I'll save the stories for the episode but he's a brief bio: first-generation American, a former rapper who toured with Wiz Khalifa and went toe to toe with G-Eazy in a Kanye/50 Cent style album release, turned creative entrepreneur/manager, and now investor into cafes and real estate. Safe to say, Ani F*****G hustles!

    Can't thank him enough for his time and for sharing his take on all the above questions. Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #48: Artist Storytelling Insights w/Jayson Rodriguez - Hip Hop Writer, Backseat Freestyle

    #48: Artist Storytelling Insights w/Jayson Rodriguez - Hip Hop Writer, Backseat Freestyle

    "We’re all content creators now, so how do you think someone stands out amongst the noise?"

    "What should up-and-coming acts with no budget be focused on when it comes to creating engaging content?"

    "When should an artist look to get a publicist?"

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    This week on the unsigned podcast I sat down with Jayson Rodriguez. I've been a fan of Jayson's writing for a long time and it was awesome to finally get a chance to chop it up! For those that don't know, Jayson has been a music journalist, executive, and content creator for over 15 years now. Along the way, he's worked at places like Vibe, MTV, XXL, Revolt, and VEVO. Recently, he started his new newsletter, Backseat Freestyle. In this episode, we talk about how artists can be creating content while also building a story, the history, and future of music journalism when to get a publicist, and much more. Hit the links below and enjoy!



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #47: How To Create Value For Your Fans w/Boye Fajinmi, Co-Founder, The Future Party

    #47: How To Create Value For Your Fans w/Boye Fajinmi, Co-Founder, The Future Party

    "What can artists learn from The Future Party?"

    "How do you create value with live events?"

    "How are NFTs changing the value model for artists?"

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    This week on the unsigned podcast I sat down with Boye Fajinmi, the Co-Founder of The Future Party. The company is an LA-based experiential company that has been expanding in media over the last few years mainly through their daily newsletter that focuses on the intersection of tech, business, entertainment, and culture. In this interview, we talk about what artists can learn from the value that The Future Party has created for their audience as well as what might be in store for the future with NFTs.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #46: How To Find A Manager w/Kasey Sobey - Manager, Wolf + Rothstein

    #46: How To Find A Manager w/Kasey Sobey - Manager, Wolf + Rothstein

    "What should I be looking for in a manager?"

    "What platform should I invest my time into?"

    "How important is it to build trust on social media?"

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    Kasey Sobey is this week's guest on the unsigned podcast. In this episode, we talk to Kasey about how she started working for Wolf + Rothstein, going on tour with Childish Gambino, and now working as a day-to-day manager for Sherrie Silver, the choreographer for the "This Is America" music video. 

    Additionally, we make sure to dive into what artists should be looking for when it comes to finding the right manager.

    Enjoy!



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    • 28 min
    #45: How To Build An Email List w/Neal Freyman - Managing Editor, Morning Brew

    #45: How To Build An Email List w/Neal Freyman - Managing Editor, Morning Brew

    "How dedicated do I have to be to create content?"

    "How do I grow my email list?"

    "What metrics matter for building an email list?"

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    Neal Freyman is this week's guest on the unsigned podcast, and in this episode, we talk about how Neal started our in urban planning before making the jump to writing for Morning Brew. We also dug into what Neal thinks are the best tips for building an audience with a newsletter.

    Enjoy!



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    • 33 min
    #44: Artists Building Brands During COVID w/Cristina Jerome, Maarten Walraven-Freeling, and Matt Levin

    #44: Artists Building Brands During COVID w/Cristina Jerome, Maarten Walraven-Freeling, and Matt Levin

    "Artists are now brands, so how do you think they can add value to their fans’ lives during this pandemic?"

    "What is the waterfall strategy and why is it important for musicians?"

    "How do you see live events and streaming events merging in the future?"

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    After a brief hiatus, we're back at it! In this episode, we interviewed Cristina Jerome from the RnBae Collective, Maarten Walraven-Freeling from Stingray, and Matt Levin from Endeavor Content to ask them what artists should be paying attention to when it comes to building a brand, releasing content, and creating long-term value from their music.

    Enjoy!



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