Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, discusses the unique entrepreneurial aspects of the rap music business.
Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, shares with a group at Loyola University, New Orleans how he came to work with Bob Marley, what it was like working with him, and discusses Marleys impact on music and on the world as a whole.
Producer, musician and label owner George Howard presents a career in a non-profit arts organization (such as Save the Music, ASCAP, and many, many others) as a good option for music-lovers who want a career in music. He discusses what a non-profit organization is, and how they collect money, pay salaries, generate revenue, and run their business, and lists several advantages to working in a nonprofit setting that a for-profit company cannot match.
Producer, musician and label owner George Howard discusses the traits that successful musicians and successful entrepreneurs have in common. Using real-world examples (Phish, the Grateful Dead), he argues that musicians have it in their power to be creative, innovative businesspeople, and offers advice on how to go about achieving this synergy.