Music Industry Execs Articles
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
David Israelite of the NMPA explains the developments in the battle for publishers & songwriters to be paid higher rates from music streaming companies.
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.
John Josephson, SESAC CEO, About The PRO’s Acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency, which enables SESAC to collect performance & mechanical royalties.
Dale Kawashima, Head of SongwriterUniverse, fondly recalls being a songplugger for Prince, placing cover hits for him, including “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan.
Interview with Ben Maddahi of APG Music (pictured far right, with CEO Mike Caren and DJ Frank E), which has become a top, independent music publishing company.
Tom Luteran (pict. far right, with Josh Turner & Dallas Davidson) discusses his excellent career, working with Jamey Johnson, Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins and others.
NMPA President David Israelite (pictured left with Steven Tyler) discusses updates with music streaming issues and the Songwriter Equity Act.
Thomas Scherer, a top creative exec for BMG Chrysalis (pictured left), explains how BMG has become one of the world’s largest music publishing companies.
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.
Top exec David Israelite explains why streaming companies Spotify and Pandora are underpaying songwriters, and what can be done.
Pete Ganbarg, Head of A&R at Atlantic Records, works with label artists Halestorm, Icona Pop, Christina Perri, Twenty One Pilots