Music Industry Execs Articles
Interview with Kris Ahrend of The Mechanical Licensing Collective, about how they collect & distribute streaming & download royalties.
Interview with David Israelite about songwriter & publisher royalties, and the new income streams that have emerged such as TikTok.
Interview with Alex Flores, who is the Head of Creative at BMI. She discusses her extensive career, and the latest developments at BMI.
David Israelite tells how the Covid pandemic and shutdown has impacted the income for songwriters and music publishers.
Interview with Dan Mackta, head of Qobuz USA. Qobuz is a music streaming company that specializes in hi-res audio.
John Titta, Head of Membership at ASCAP, discusses his excellent career as a PRO exec, music publisher, musician and advocate for songwriters.
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.
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.
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 about new developments in music streaming that affect royalties for songwriters & publishers.
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 NMPA President David Israelite about the passing of the Music Modernization Act. He explains how it helps songwriters & publishers.
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, President of the NMPA, about the recent positive ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board. He also explains the Music Modernization Act.
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