Music Industry Execs Articles
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.
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.
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.
Craig Wiseman talks about his company Big Loud Shirt, which publishes many country hits and represents Florida Georgia Line.
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 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.
Interview with prominent music attorney & author Donald Passman, about the latest issues and trends in the music business
NMPA President David Israelite (pictured left with Steven Tyler) discusses updates with music streaming issues and the Songwriter Equity Act.
David Israelite of the NMPA explains the developments in the battle for publishers & songwriters to be paid higher rates from music streaming companies.
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.
Top exec David Israelite explains why streaming companies Spotify and Pandora are underpaying songwriters, and what can be done.
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..
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.
Matt D’Arduini is a rising A&R exec who specializes in pop, dance and electronic music. He is an exec for two labels: Island and 4th & B’way.
Scott Hendricks is one of the top music execs and record producers in Nashville. He has produced 50 #1 hit singles with many country stars.