The Indie Playbook Presented by Focused Noise
By Focused Noise
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Welcome to the Indie Playbook presented by Focused Noise, where we highlight independent music bosses, hustlers, and entrepreneurs, and break down their successes, failures, and life lessons. No gimmicks, just hopefully some beneficial tips and reminders that will help you along your way.
||CleanMedia Mastermind Justin Hunte- Create Your Own Path||Justin Hunte is the Head of Video Production & Development for Ambrosia For Heads, and Director of Content and Strategic Marketing at Empire Distribution. Formerly Editor-in-Chief of HipHopDX, Hunte is the architect behind DX's video platform and...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKXNG Crooked (Crooked I)- Winning Through Hard Work and Creativity||KXNG Crooked (AKA Crooked I) is one of Hip-Hop's all-time most respected lyricists. Suge Knight once hailed him as the next Tupac Shakur, and years later Eminem signed his group Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, Royce da 5'9", Joell Ortiz) to Shady...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Producer Gary Ousdahl- The Making of Warren G's "G-Funk" Documentary||Gary Ousdahl is the Owner and Manager of Advanced Management. He recently produced the upcoming Warren G documentary “G-Funk”, which premiered at SXSW this past March and will be released in early 2018. Previously, Gary worked as an agent at...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA&R Michael Chehadé- Realizing the Value in Yourself||Michael Chehadé is currently the Director of A&R and Creative Director with the Adler Music Group. Previously, he managed radio/ TV personality DJ Skee as well as Dash Radio. Chehadé was also a producer at Skee TV, which aired on Access...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusician Adam Hamilton- From L.A. Guns to Vanilla Ice to William Shatner||Adam Hamilton is an accomplished, well-rounded musician who was discovered by C.C. Deville from Poison, and was the former bass guitarist for L.A. Guns. He's worked with everyone from Angie Stone to Vanilla Ice to William Shatner, who he...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Entrepreneur Dame Ritter- Always Focus on Your Fans||From Funk Volume to Music Entrepreneur Club||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTastemaker Jen Deleon- Sacrificing Money for Your Own Happiness||Jen Deleon is a perfect example of the Indie Playbook lifestyle. She has proven her willingness to sacrifice money for her happiness in order to follow her dreams. She inspires a number of people daily through video content that allows her fans...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgent Jamie Adler- The Importance of Taking Risks and Helping Others||Jamie Adler has become a powerful force in the Hip-Hop world, but it wasn’t always that way. Born into a rock n’ roll family as the younger brother of Guns n’ Roses co-founder and original drummer Steven Adler, Jamie initially utilized his...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtist/ DJ Hanif Wondir- Have Faith in Your Own Perspective||Hanif Wondir is a multi-talented artist, DJ, and graphic designer. He was voted “Best Club DJ” by readers of the Monterey County Weekly six times out of the last seven years. He is also the official DJ of the prestigious Pebble Beach Food &...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStance Socks's Albie Rosario- Just Be Good to People||Albie Rosario is the Men’s Lifestyle Marketing Director at Stance Socks, which is currently one of the most cutting edge, forward thinking clothing brands in the game. You’ve probably seen a number of their incredible...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneur Josh Levine- Finding Your Own Style of Leadership||Josh Levine is yet another Indie Playbook guest with a wide range of experience in the music industry. Beginning as a journalist at the Source, XXL, Vibe, and URB among others, Josh went on to manage WC from The Westside Connection, and eventually...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalent Buyer and Manager Thomas Cussins- Why Mistakes are Crucial to your Success||Thomas Cussins is the co-founder of Ineffable Music Group, a company which manages the careers of Collie Buddz, Hieroglyphics, Stick Figure (who is personally managed by Thomas), and many more. Cussins is also the Head Talent...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreed Bratton- Never Stop Believing in Yourself||Creed Bratton is the lovable enigmatic old man from the hit TV show The Office, known for some of the show's funniest one-liners. What fewer people know is that Creed also co-founded The Grass Roots, and was a huge rock star in the late...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJournalist Soren Baker- A Love for Hip-Hop Created a Lifetime of Opportunities||Soren Baker is an incredibly respected journalist in the world of Hip-Hop. After years of writing and interviewing numerous rap legends, he went on to become the editor at The Source magazine, which was the bible for all of us Hip-Hop heads growing...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtist Slimkid3- How Clarity and Creativity can Help you go the Distance (Part 1)||How Clarity and Creativity can help you go the Distance||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPromoter Sean Healy- Can Artists Benefit from Paying to Play Shows?||Episode 2 features special guest Sean Healy, owner of Sean Healy Presents, one of the largest independent concert promotions companies in the country. SHP operates out of Los Angeles, and the company promotes shows all over the west coast,...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManager Steve Lobel - Part 2 - How loyalty, integrity and hard work leads to longevity in the music business||Part 2||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManager Steve Lobel - Part 1 - How loyalty, integrity and hard work leads to longevity in the music business||Part 1||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really enjoy the podcast
Great stories, and insights. For anyone interested in the music business.
Very informative! In a saturated space, this is a stand out podcast! Salute!
Always dope to find great podcasts to listen to. Some good information and perspectives from some industry heavyweights. Keep up the good work guys.