Music Growth Talks
Jamie New Johnson

MGT114: Finding Or Becoming An Artist Manager – Jamie New Johnson (SmartistU)

Jamie New Johnson from SmartistU explains what artist managers do, lists the skills good managers must have these days, outlines a typical management deal structure, and gives tips for managers on finding great talent, as well as for artists on finding great managers.

Tom Sarig

MGT113: The Rediscovered Power Of An Indie Label – Tom Sarig (AntiFragile Music)

Tom Sarig, a music business veteran of over two decades, shows how his AntiFragile Music label does things differently, explains why big Spotify playlist placements are important yet not enough to “break” an artist, gives branding advice, and more.

Nathan Hanks

MGT112: Promote Your Band By Promoting A Brand – Nathan Hanks (Music Audience Exchange)

Nathan Hanks is a Founder and CEO of Music Audience Exchange (MAX), a platform for brands to reach their target audiences through “breakthrough” artists, who have growing and loyal fanbases yet who may not be the top-selling acts yet.

Danny Turner

MGT111: The Man Behind In-Store Playlists That Reach 150M People Per Day – Danny Turner (Mood Media)

Danny Turner, a Global SVP of Creative Programming at Mood Media who also helped launch XM Satellite Radio, explains how he and his team of 65 music curators design custom playlists for some of the biggest brands.

Shawn Wilson

MGT110: The Most Important Live Music App You’ve Never Heard Of – Shawn Wilson (Muzooka)

The CEO of Muzooka explains how the free app allows artists and their teams to manage media assets across festival or venue websites, as well as to report setlists to PROs.

Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell

MGT109: The Things You Wish You Knew Before Joining The Music Industry – Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell

Elroy “Spoonface” Powell, a British actor, voice artist, music publisher and social entrepreneur, shares his rich experience to offer fellow artists support with a focus on balance and wellness.