Music Industry Execs Articles
Interview with David Israelite, President of the NMPA, about the recent positive ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board. He also explains the Music Modernization Act.
Shani Gonzales discusses her excellent career, working with songwriters who have written hit songs for Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Florida Georgia Line, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown and other artists.
Music exec Sam Kling discusses the growth & success story of SESAC. He’s been involved with their signings of Green Day, Kesha, Kings of Leon and Robin Thicke.
Carla Wallace talks about the success of Big Yellow Dog Music, which has signed music publishing deals with Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris and other hit songwriters.
Angie Pagano of APG discusses the company’s hit success. They’ve had hits with Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony, Big Sean and others.
Interview with music exec & author Randall Wixen, who represents many top catalogs including Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Black Keys, Santana and Journey.
Interview with Evyen Klean of Neophonic, who is a top music supervisor & consultant for HBO and other companies. He talks about his great career, and offers tips on how to pitch songs for film & TV placements.
Interview with attorney Donald Passman, about his music business book, and his thoughts on music streaming, label contracts and copyright.
Interview with Katie Vinten, Vice President of A&R at Warner/Chappell Music, a rising publishing exec who works with the company’s hit pop songwriters.
Interview with David Israelite of the NMPA, about the latest issues in the fight for songwriters and music publishers to be paid fair royalty rates.
Josh Van Valkenburg, Head of A&R for Sony/ATV Music Nashville, discusses his excellent career and provides insights on how songwriters can succeed in Nashville.
John Ehmann (pict. left) talks about discovering & signing Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, and working with Carly Rae Jepsen and other artists at Interscope Records.
Pete Ganbarg, Head of A&R at Atlantic Records, works with label artists Halestorm, Icona Pop, Christina Perri, Twenty One Pilots
Renowned label chief Craig Kallman discusses his great career at Atlantic Records, working with such hit artists as Bruno Mars, Fun., Skrillex, Jason Mraz, Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band.
Interview with top exec Ben Vaughn, who runs Warner/Chappell Music’s Nashville division. He works with many top country writers & artists.
John Josephson, SESAC CEO, About The PRO’s Acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency, which enables SESAC to collect performance & mechanical royalties.
Tom Luteran (pict. far right, with Josh Turner & Dallas Davidson) discusses his excellent career, working with Jamey Johnson, Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins and others.
Martin Kierszenbaum is a top A&R exec who has worked with Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Far East Movement, Sting, Feist and Keane.
Music industry leader Neil Portnow talks about the Grammy Awards, the state of the music industry, and the Recording Academy’s many programs and events.
Interview with David Israelite of the NMPA, about the DOJ’s ruling on the consent decrees, and the Copyright Royalty Board hearings, and the Songwriter Equity Act.