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Author: Roman Perry

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The Industry Talks Podcast is the premiere podcast for all the best news, advice, stories, and insider info in the music business.
43 Episodes
Len Brown is the Project Manager of Rap, R&B, and Reggae Music at the Recording Academy. In addition to artist outreach and music business outreach, Len oversees the nominee selection and voting process for his genres' categories during the lead up to the Grammy Awards every year. On this episode Len sheds some light on what goes on behind the scenes at the Recording Academy, how you can become a voting member, and what he things separates Grammy winners from the rest of the pack. Find Len Here:   Find Industry Talks here:   Find Roman Perry here:  
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Rocker-turned-engineer, Jason LaRocca, is formerly known as the singer/guitarist of acclaimed punk band, The Briggs. By the age of eighteen, the Los Angeles native had also become a full- fledged producer and recording engineer. He has recorded and mixed music for such major motion pictures as “Aquaman,” “Bad Boys for Life,” “Paddington,” “The Accountant,” “Joy”, “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Blockers,” Blumhouse horror hit “Ma,” and the 2018 Oscar-winning documentary “Icarus.” Jason also mixed the music for the smash-hit video game “Fortnite.” In his true multi-faceted style, Jason not only engineers scores, but often produces them as well — creating sound design and instrumentation. Jason’s upcoming projects include feature films “Bill and Ted Face the Music,” Marvel’s “Morbius” and video game “Cyberpunk 2077.”Find Jason Here:  Find Industry Talks here:   Find Roman Perry here:  
VNSSA has always had a passion for music, even as a child. The Newport Beach native now calls Los Angeles home, and has immersed herself into the local electronic scene. Although Santa never gave her the turntables she wanted at a young age, she soon found herself drumming in local rock and indie rock bands. From there she learned to DJ, and started performing at local clubs and house parties. VNSSA's debut single was released in early 2018 on House of Hustle Records and since, she has released multiple EP’s and singles on labels such as Dirtybird, Dim Man, Sweat It Out, Psycho Disco, Box of Cats, Tons & Tons, Strangelove Recordings, and many more, including a Beatport #1 single “Word”, with Walker & Royce, on Black Book Records/ HotBoi.  RSVP to our next livestream:  Find VNSSA's Twitter HERE and her Instagram HERE  Find Industry Talks here:  Find Roman Perry here: 
Ascending producer and engineer, Ekzakt, has been refining his production skills for over a decade and is enjoying the rewards of his consistency while just scratching the surface of what he is capable of. He has worked with some of Hip Hop & R&B’s most prominent rising, established, and legendary artists including Guapdad 4000, Ye Ali, Armon & Trey, 6lack, G-Eazy, The Dream and Too Short amongst many others. RSVP to our next livestream: Ekzakt here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this episode Kyle Emerson-Brown sits down with Natalie Dodge, the Senior Director of A&R; Catharine Corkery, the Senior Global Marketing Manager; and Nicole Lee, the Senior Digital Strategist of Astralwerks Records.Find Astralwerks here: https://www.astralwerks.comFind Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this episode we dive in to Kyle's inbox and discuss some interesting e-mail exchanges. This is a great one if you want to learn some solid business communication skills as an artist, producer, or manager. Check out our next virtual panel here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this episode, Roman sits down with Christian McCurdy, founder of the management company Legion and manager of Ant Clemons, Nija, and Jack Rochon. They discuss the things Christian looks for in his clients (it's not what you think!) and how staying on top of your email inbox is like doing your dishes. Find Christian Here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group Ltd and the author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.Find the Black Swan Group here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this Episode Roman sits down with Anthony Pisano. Anthony is a Producer, DJ, and founder of Jamcompass, a powerful platform that helps creatives connect and collaborate in real time. Don't miss our virtual panel coming April 7th!Check Jam Compass out here: https://jamcompass.comFind Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
While interning at Atlantic Records in 2005, Joe Khajadourian linked up with Alex Schwartz, forming The Futuristics. Together they have achieved numerous records that hit radio and climbed the charts. Some of their credits include G-Eazy and Halsey’s “Him & I,” Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things” featuring Camila Cabello, Flo Rida’s “I Cry,” and The Lonely Island’s, “3-Way,” ft. Justin Timberlake and Lady GaGa, which earned an Emmy nomination. In early 2015, The Futuristics co-produced Natalie La Rose’s hit debut single “Somebody” ft. Jeremih, which reached #1 at rhythmic radio and the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The Futuristics also have a song on the Furious 7 soundtrack, “Payback”, by Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future, and Sage the Gemini.Find the Futuristics here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
Jess Furman came off the road after years of touring nationally as a musician and established custom music house Sound Revolver in LA where she has produced, written and composed hundreds of songs for other artists, TV/Film series and Ads/Commercial.Projects through SR have won a Telly Award, Clio Award, and gone RIAA Certified Gold and been featured on everything from HBO to Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and national ad campaigns for major brands. As VP of sync strategy Jess will be maximizing creative sync opportunities on behalf of Big Noise Music Group.Find Jess Here: Big Noise here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
Rafferty is a singer, songwriter, and performer who recently appeared on NBC's Songland. He is also a sync genius. On this episode Roman and Rafferty discuss the importance of taking charge of your own career, knowing what you are worth in negotiations with large corporations, and using chaos magic to get a leg up on the competition. Find Rafferty Here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this episode Roman sits down with Dan Mody (Head of A&R) and Mark Hill (Urban Team Manager/A&R) of Create Music Group. According to Forbes: "[...]Create Music Group has changed the online music streaming game. What started as a YouTube monetization company, collecting revenue on behalf of artists and labels, now monetizes more than nine billion streams per month."RSVP to our next event: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
Bringing you the new series from the Industry Talks Podcast: Office Hours. These are conversational deep dives into a particular topic by the Industry Talks team. On this episode of Office Hours Roman and Kyle Emerson-Brown (the founder of Industry Talks) explore the topic of management including manager/artist relationships, when it's time to find a manager, and when it's time to drop your manager. Don't forget to fill out our survey for the chance to win a $150 gift card at Guitar Center! Find it here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
Johnny What is a Los Angeles based songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced for artists such as Walk The Moon, Fitz and The Tantrums, Juice WRLD, Playboi Carti, Cary Brothers, Chris Klafford, Diamante, The Glitch Mob, Elohim, Crywolf, Nikki Reed, Peyton List, and Raffaella. He is a member of future-pop group, BRÅVES.RSVP to our next live show:'t forget to fill out our survey for the chance to win a $150 gift card at Guitar Center! Find it here: Find Johnny here: Industry Talks here: Roman Perry here: 
On this episode Roman sits down with the tour manager and all around music industry veteran Aubrey Wright. Over the years Aubrey has worked with artists like Martin Garrix, Three Doors Down, Swedish House Mafia, and Kanye West. He has seen more of the world in the last 14 years than most people see in their entire lifetime and has gained wisdom beyond his years. Roman and Aubrey discuss his early years as a drum tech, how to survive a life of constant touring, and the crazy stuff you can have Postmates deliver in a time of need. Don't forget to fill out our survey for the chance to win a $150 gift card at Guitar Center! Find it here:  Find Aubrey here: Find Industry Talks here: Find Roman Perry here: 
JSTJR is a global bass producer and DJ. He is known for his amazing after hours parties, his multi-genre infused productions, and his taco popups. Roman and JSTJR discuss a wide range topics including cooking, starting a YouTube channel, and music production. Don't forget to fill out our survey for the chance to win a $150 gift card at Guitar Center! Find it here:  Find JSTJR here: Find Industry Talks here: Find Roman Perry here: 
On this episode Roman sits down with Kristen Agee, CEO of 411 Music Group. 411 Music Group provides synchronization licensing, custom score, publishing, administration, artist development, and digital distribution for music rights holders. Kristen is a great example of a creative-turned-executive. She is passionate about her team and her work - and she still finds plenty of time for creative endeavors despite running a company with offices all over the world. Don't forget to fill out our survey for the chance to win a $50 gift card at Guitar Center! Find it here: Check out 411 Music Group here: Check out Industry Talks here: Check out Roman Perry here: 
If you have ever wanted to get into the sync world this episode is a great place to start. Make sure you get the Wav.Media app to stream our panel on May 21st. Check out Holy Wars here: out Industry Talks here: out Roman Perry here:
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