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Welcome to SelectConversations brought to you by UnitedMasters where we share perspectives and insights from trailblazers in music and culture. Our mission at UnitedMasters is to empower independent artists by giving you the tools to power your career, distribute your music, and unite you with the world's biggest brands. Beginning on May 12th, we'll be bringing you fresh perspectives from the best and brightest in music and culture. Be sure to subscribe and tune in.

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Music's Global Future

Music's Global Future

2021-07-2136:36

In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have AJ Ramos, US Latin & Latin America Artist Relations Manager at YouTube, Snow Tha Product and Jimmy Humilde, the CEO of Rancho Humilde. In this conversation they share valuable insights and advice on the future of independent music in Latin American culture and the idea of an artist owning their future.We also cover:- How to create your own personal lane in the music industry- How to use music as a way to overcome personal adversity- How to own your future as an artist- How to deal with rejection and closed doors- The value of staying positive and dealing with a "no"To tune in to more episodes of SelectConversations, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: https://selectcon.unitedmasters.com/selectconversationsPresented by @ally. #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Silence The Shame

Silence The Shame

2021-07-1432:47

In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have Shanti Das, the Founder of Silence The Shame, Inc, Byron Wright, Executive Director, Creative at BMI, Dr. Stallworth, CEO at Applied Learning Solutions Group LLC, and Mavi, an artist from New York Lab. In this conversation they share valuable insights and advice on mental health, building healthy habits, being intentional with how you spend your time, the importance of self care and more!We also cover:- How to build healthier habits- Anxiety & Depression Vs. Sadness- How to build long term solutions to our pain instead of turning to drugs- The importance of a therapist or life coach in one’s lifeTo tune in to more episodes of SelectConversations, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: https://selectcon.unitedmasters.com/selectconversationsPresented by @ally #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have Arjun Mehta, the Founder of Moment House, Shauna Alexander, Global Director, Brand Partnerships at SoundCloud, Yves C. Pierre, Agent at ICM Partners and Co-Founder and Host of Club House Global, Jasmine Solano. In this conversation they share valuable insights and advice on creating opportunities, raising monetization and capitalizing on assets such as merchandise and meet-and-greets, innovating and complementing the music industry with new ideas and more!We also cover:How to pivot and innovate off of successful aspects of the music industryHow to analyze and expand off at home and virtual experiencesHow to find unique and groundbreaking opportunities within the music industryHow to make virtual musical experiences more interactive and immersiveTo tune in to more episodes of SelectConversations, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: https://selectcon.unitedmasters.com/selectconversationsPresented by @ally. #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have J1, the Director of Hip-Hop at Pandora, AJ "El Kallejero" Ramos, the Latin Artist Relations Manager at YouTube, Albert Cooke, Senior Manager at SoundCloud and Anisa Brenne. In this conversation they share valuable insights and advice from all playlist curation, the importance of creating an online presence for playlist availability, and the prioritization of heat, soul and numbers within your music. We also cover: How you can make yourself visible to playlistingHow to build an online presence on multiple streaming platformsHow to prioritize distribution and streaming availabilityHow to build playlists from a variety of platforms and originsThe importance of quality over quantityTo tune in to more episodes of SelectConversations, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: https://selectcon.unitedmasters.com/selectconversationsPresented by @ally. #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have Jamil Davis, the CEO of the Revels Group, Terrence “Snake” Hawkins, the CEO of Marki Management, Courtney Stewart, Founder of Right Hand Co / Keep Cool, and Rachel Jackson from Youtube Music. In this conversation they share valuable insights and advice from all facets of the music game, the importance of mindset in navigating the peaks and valleys of success, and the value of maintaining relationships from the ground up. We also cover: How you can maintain strong relationships in the music industry from the ground up.How you can build a constructive mindset going into interviews, auditions and performances.How to navigate the managing side of the music industry.How to foster strategic partnerships with artists that you manage. How to properly budget time to get the most out of the artists you manage. How to operate a tour that plays to the artists strengths and weaknesses. To tune in to more episodes of SelectConversations, be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts by following the link here: https://selectcon.unitedmasters.com/selectconversationsPresented by @ally #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this very special episode of SelectConversations we’re honored to have Grammy award winning producers & songwriters Johntá Austin and Bryan Michael Cox. In this conversation we speak through how they got into the music business and continued to grow to a point of mastery and become some of the most well respected individuals in the industry for their craft. We also cover: - How Johntá Austin and Bryan Michael Cox got into the music industry and grew to the point of becoming Grammy winning songwriters & producers- The pros and cons of producer tags and when to use and not to use them- The work ethic, dedication and consistency required to grow and prosper in the music industry- How to hone specific skills to build leverage vs. trying to do everything- How to grow into a master of your craft- The biggest lessons from Johntá Austin and Bryan Michael Cox about how to thrive in the business side of musicPresented by @ally #doitright See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Photographers, videographers, and all other visual creators play a major role in defining an artists’ brand. How well you’re able to curate their vision and blend it with your own ideas is essential. In this episode we break down everything it takes to create timeless art, be recognized for your work and build your own brand as a creative, behind the lens. That’s why we’re grateful to have a panel of true experts on the topic for this episode including Jonathan Mannion, Sammy Approved, & Cam Kirk. In this episode we cover:- What it takes to become an in-demand creative- Advice from photographers on how to align their vision with an artists’ vision- How to network, the right way- The keys to building your legacy even behind the scenes- The importance of defining your vision for your career- How to get access to the people you need See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Curation plays a major role in defining taste and amplifying talent. How well you’re able to curate your brand, and get noticed by playlist curators at major brands and streaming platforms ties directly back to your ability to reach new fans and develop a long lasting fanbase. That’s why we’re grateful to have a panel of true experts on the topic for this episode including Ebro Darden (Head of Hip-Hop & R&B at Apple Music), Mikey Yi (Content & Artist Relations at Genius), Maurice Peebles (Editor In Chief at Complex Media), and Mika Sunga (Manager of Programming & Curation at Vevo).In this episode we cover:- What is curation and how you can use it to your advantage- Advice from playlist curators on how you can get featured- How to approach curators, the right way- The keys to building a groundswell of community support- The importance of owning your content & music See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our third episode of SelectConversations, we’re honored to welcome A$AP Ferg, Frank ‘The Butcher’ Rivera, Joel Rodriguez, & Arby Li. In this episode they cover a range of topics including the relationship between consumers and brands, brands and artists, making natural partnerships, how artists can get on brands radars, when it makes sense to find partners and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our second episode of SelectConversations, we’re honored to welcome Russ into a fireside chat with our very own, Steve Stoute. In this episode Russ and Steve Stoute cover a range of topics including Russ’s most valuable lessons learned in the music business, principles of success, how to be independent, owning your brand and likeness, balancing business & creative pursuits, and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our first episode of SelectConversations, we’re honored to welcome Pharrell Williams into a fireside chat with our very own, Steve Stoute. Pharrell needs no introduction and in this episode Pharrell and Steve Stoute cover a range of topics including Pharrell’s most valuable lessons learned in the music business, principles of success, his nonprofit organization Black Ambition, balancing business & creative pursuits, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to SelectConversations brought to you by UnitedMasters where we share perspectives and insights from trailblazers in music and culture. Our mission at UnitedMasters is to empower independent artists by giving you the tools to power your career, distribute your music, and unite you with the world's biggest brands. Beginning on May 12th, we'll be bringing you fresh perspectives from the best and brightest in music and culture. Be sure to subscribe and tune in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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