Music Industry Execs Articles
Interview with David Israelite about the new streaming royalty rates, plus updates on radio royalties, sync, and other income sources.
Interview with Kris Ahrend of The Mechanical Licensing Collective, about how they collect & distribute streaming & download royalties.
Interview with Dan Mackta, head of Qobuz USA. Qobuz is a music streaming company that specializes in hi-res audio.
Interview with top exec Ben Vaughn, who runs Warner/Chappell Music’s Nashville division. He works with many top country writers & artists.
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.
John Titta, Head of Membership at ASCAP, discusses his excellent career as a PRO exec, music publisher, musician and advocate for songwriters.
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.
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.
Martin Kierszenbaum is a top A&R exec who has worked with Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Far East Movement, Sting, Feist and Keane.
Interview with David Israelite about songwriter & publisher royalties, and the new income streams that have emerged such as TikTok.
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 Josephson, SESAC CEO, About The PRO’s Acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency, which enables SESAC to collect performance & mechanical royalties.
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.
Craig Wiseman talks about his company Big Loud Shirt, which publishes many country hits and represents Florida Georgia Line.
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.
Steve Schnur talks about his many video game projects at EA, and how he works with songwriters, artists and composers. EA also has a label and publishing company..
Interview with music exec & author Randall Wixen, who represents many top catalogs including Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Black Keys, Santana and Journey.
Spanberger, Head of Peermusic North America, discusses the company’s grown as a major independent.