Can't believe it's been 11 years since I came up with this hare-brained idea and it's been a RUSH, but it's time for a break. For now, I just want to say THANK YOU to my team members (past & present), the Scouts who participated and most importantly to the artists who make the music that allow us to do what we do. PLEASE continue to support them in every way you can.
It's disgraceful that the majority of the press including Rolling Stone (which used to be THE voice of music) chose to focus on Clive's "coming out" when the true headline is about a career that few of us could even dream about. Go read what this man has accomplished and decide for yourself.
Pick up a copy of "The Soundtrack of My Life" here.
pic of Me & Clive
there's more than one way to skin a cat in the digital age.
Forbes presents -- How to Make a Living in the Modern Day Music Business.
Tommy Mottola was one of the last titans in the traditional record business. As chairman of Sony Music he was both powerful and controversial. His autobiography is out now and shows "the Biz" as it was.
READ HIS BILLBOARD INTERVIEW HERE.
So thrilled to welcome my friend Pete Visvardis to the MLS team aka Big Overstuffed Teddybear. He is a true expert in A&R research and seasoned major label pro. This marks a new era for MLS and I'm excited for our Scouts to benefit from his experience. Plus he didn't even get mad at me for calling him "Overstuffed" - (he's actually quite muscular). You will be hearing from him soon - Ken
It doesn't matter if you are an artist or an A&R executive, you will face rejection plenty in your career. The most successful people understand this, expect it and know how to deal with it. Do you? READ MORE!
According to this study this study 70% of artists still want to be signed to a major label and record companies spend $2.7 billion annually on A&R. Sounds like great reasons to become an MLS Scout. Apply here!
At 11:59 PM Eastern. Let us know if we have a HIT on our hands!
For those of you that like the talent finding aspect but maybe not so much the networking this is an interesting article as you consider your next move in the music industry.
Read article here!
Please find the message from Ken in your inbox regarding our final artist submission cycle of the year.
Instructions for your artist submission are enclosed in the email.
Artist submissions are due Tuesday, November 27th at 11:59 PM (Eastern).