BOLO Business Podcast Season 1 Episode 2

Episode 2, Season 1

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Unveiling the Rhythms of Success: Insights from Music Executives

Individual Journeys and Passion in Music: In this captivating episode, listeners are invited into the dynamic worlds of Amika Ezer, Head of Specialist Music and Community Radio at Polydor Records, and Akara Etteh, Audience Development Executive at Universal Music. Through candid discussions, they share their personal journeys into the music industry and the pivotal role passion plays in driving success in this ever-evolving field.

Routes into the Music Industry and Building Your Team: Amika and Akara delve into the various routes into the music industry, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and networking. They also highlight the significance of creating a strong team to support and elevate your musical journey, underscoring the collaborative nature of the industry.

Prioritizing Quality Music and Trends: A recurring theme throughout the episode is the paramount importance of “good” music. Amika and Akara emphasize that regardless of trends or marketing strategies, quality music always takes precedence. They also discuss the factors driving trends in music and how industry professionals work to identify and capitalize on emerging sounds and styles.

From Track to Hit: Listeners gain insights into the intricate process of developing a track into a hit from two industry insiders. Amika and Akara share their experiences and strategies for strategically promoting and nurturing tracks at the top of the industry, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting chart-topping hits.

Diversity and Dispelling Myths: Amidst discussions of success and strategy, the guests tackle the issue of diversity in the music industry head-on. They confront common myths surrounding record labels and advocate for greater inclusivity and representation within the industry, challenging listeners to rethink preconceived notions and embrace diversity as a driving force for innovation and creativity.

This episode of the Bolo Business Podcast offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the music industry through the eyes of two accomplished executives. From their personal journeys to insights on trends and hit-making, Amika Ezer and Akara Etteh provide invaluable wisdom and inspiration for aspiring music professionals. Tune in to this insightful episode to uncover the rhythms of success in the world of music.

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