Music Industry Execs Articles
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
Interview with top exec Ben Vaughn, who runs Warner/Chappell Music’s Nashville division. He works with many top country writers & artists.
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.
Jim Vellutato, VP A&R at Sony/ATV Music, discusses his involvement with two #1 hits. He also offer tips on how songwriters can succeed.
Interview with Jessica Cole, a young music exec from Colorado who has built a successful publishing company with over 50 songwriters..