MusicMarketing.com is a marketing agency for the music business. They help musicians and record labels sell more music, get more people to their shows, and make more money in the music business.
MO: What inspired you to launch your business?
Gordon talks about Sport Clips and the success of the franchise model he built.
David talks about GTD and how it can help you, your business, and your success.
Chris provides great information about online privacy and what you can do for your business.
Sarah Hardwick is the founder and CEO of Zenzi. Her high energy and passion have fueled the company’s growth from its inception in 2002 into an award-winning communications firm with leading consumer and technology clients including Nestle, Chiquita, Shea Homes, Mapquest and others.
Zenzi combines proven strategies (in public relations, social media, events and grassroots marketing, content management) with new tactics, from cause marketing to crowdsourcing.
MO: How do you amplify conversations and turn them into opportunities?
Ken Scott has significantly influenced music for decades and is known for producing music with unique and original sounds. Records he’s produced or on which he’s been the sound engineer have sold more than 200 million units.
He was one of the five main engineers for The Beatles and he produced that seminal Bowie release… and so much more. Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust chronicles Scott’s amazing career. He has worked with a who’s who of classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Supertramp, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons among many others. Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, the Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke. Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust is peppered with both provocative and humorous anecdotes and technological techniques to satisfy the most ardent fans and industry insiders alike.
MO: What did the beginning of your incredible career look like? Where did your early passion for music come from?
Small World Inc is an online brand of David Small and companies/charities he’s started. David Small is an author, public speaker and entrepreneur. Small World Inc consists of;
Small World Hockey Schools (international ice hockey programs)
Small World Health (Home of the 90 Day Health Challenge)
David Small’s public speaking and books
iUseLess.net – (an environmental charity)
and the Small World Inc Music Player (supporting unsigned musicians)
MO: Where does your entrepreneurial spirit come from? Who or what were your early influences or inspirations?
Lando is the founder and principal of the 1 year old company, Rebel Luxe, LLC. Prior to launching Rebel Luxe, Lando was both a music producer and popular culture expert who founded the popular internet radio station Ultimate-80s.com as well as Awesome Avenue.com, a retro and vintage oriented pop culture e-commerce site.
Rebel Luxe’s first and current project is Rocker Rags.com , an e-commerce website devoted to Rock music apparel. The site features a constantly growing collection of t-shirts from the best known bands, artists, concert tours, instrument brands and record labels. Rocker Rags also sells Rock & music inspired fashions and accessories, including many of the styles and brands seen on today’s biggest musicians.
MO: What inspired you to launch Rocker Rags?
The love of performing began for Dylan Glanzer at a very young age. She always wanted to be an actress or a big Broadway star. This provided her with a great hobby all through her school years. She got more serious about the idea when she decided to choose theatre as her major in college. The idea to form a party company happened while Dylan was teaching in New Jersey. At this point, inspired by how much she loved entertaining and teaching young children, Dylan had enrolled in Montclair to get her teaching certification and Masters in Early Childhood Education.
A parent approached her about the possibility of doing a birthday party for their child. Not knowing what she would do for a party, Dylan at first said no. However, after four similar requests, it dawned on her that this was a great opportunity. She was learning so much at school, giving her tons of ideas about what she could do to create a wonderful musical party. It all seemed so exciting! Fast forward about 17 years.
Parties by Dylan & Company has been providing fun, creative and dynamic musical party entertainment for children’s birthday parties and special events in Monmouth County and all over New Jersey since 1992!
MO: When you were a little girl you wanted to be an actress or star on Broadway. Is it just as fulfilling to be the entertainment hero to a bunch of children? Do you feel that perhaps mainstream success was elusive because this is what you were actually supposed to be doing?
Richie is moving in about 1,000 different directions at once and happens to be a writer, illustrator, columnist, inventor and pro-wrestler all rolled into one. A seasoned artist, journalist and columnist, Frieman is established in the fields of design, illustration, sculpture, painting, comedy public speaking, social media and marketing, having shown work professionally in sculpture, painting and illustration.
Richie Frieman was awarded a Laureate medal at the 2008 Computerworld Honors Program (formerly known as the Smithsonian Award), nominated by the CEOs of Research In Motion (RIM), the creators of BlackBerry, for the work we did through the technology of www.PensEyeView.com. To date, he is the youngest recipient of this award and PensEyeView.com is the smallest company to ever have this honor bestowed on them.
PensEyeView.com: Believing that “every great idea starts with a pen, paper and a vision”, The Pen’s Eye View (www.PensEyeView.com) features an interview with talented musician, artist, and/or visionary every 48 hours. Having nearly 1,000 consecutive interviews (a new one every 48 hours) from all over the globe such as emerging artists to Grammy winners. The site also features running sections on Style, Food, Tech and Reviews.
Akash Sharma was a huge hip hop fan who took his love of music to the next level. Akash is the C.E.O and Founder of Officially The Hottest, a site that reports Pop Culture news, promotes new artists and interviews celebrities. What makes this venture specifically remarkable is that he started the site when he was just 15 years old.
Akash himself is originally from London, England and is now living in Edmonton, Alberta.
MO: Where did you get the capital, experience and confidence to start Officially The Hottest at just 15?
Paul Hurst runs several niche micro companies from his home. His companies range from providing accounts and admin support for others, organizing and performing period and traditional music & entertainment, and has recently converted his book into an ebook and ended up sorting out books for other members of the Society of Authors.
His talents are spread mainly across three companies. Barndance Ltd that provides live bands and callers for barn dances and callers. Minstrels Ltd does the same but is themed around medieval entertainment, jesters, fire-eaters, magicians etc. Solutions Agency Ltd is a little more mainstream covering work in accounts, admin, and bookkeeping.
MO: You have quite the interesting business portfolio! Will you expand on each of your companies?
From a childrenʼs band to the hippest social media jewelry on the block, Ashley Albert is what we refer to as a cool entrepreneur. Her two companies, while both extremely entertaining, are very different, so weʼll address them separately.
The Jimmies fairly accurately described as “bubblegum meets indie,” are the creation and vision of New Yorker Ashley Albert, the daughter of music producer Howard Albert. Albert grew up surrounded by music and musicians, and for her, falling asleep on the studio couch while performers like the Allman Brothers or Eric Clapton tracked material in the next room was all a part of normal life. A debut album, Make Your Own Someday, produced by Albert along with her father, Howard Albert, and her uncle, Ron Albert, in Miami, appeared on Albert’s own Pluckypea Records imprint in 2008 and was originally distributed out of her New York living room.
Survival of The Hippest is the brainchild of Ashley Albert (@Pluckypea) (@TheHippest). While she’s currently up to her neck in Twitter accessories, the New York-based, selfproclaimed Twitterfiend plans to treat Survival of The Hippest is an Entrepreneur General Store and feature a different, “limited edition” item every few months.
MO: Tell us about The Jimmies and why you think it is important to offer this music to children?
Audimated is a social platform, which helps artists and fans share, discover and monetize music. This is the first platform that gives fans the ability to make money sharing their favorite independent content, while giving artists the tools they need to make money in their music career.
Here’s how it works: artists submit their musical works and products for sale and allow their fans to become commission based sales affiliates for that content. Audimated charges a ten percent transaction fee and up sells premium services to artists and fans who want enhance their experience on the site.
MO: Can you tell us more about your personal background and what gave you a passion for creating Audimated?