Women in Music Presented: Entrepreneur’s Playlist: Starting Your Own Record Label & Publishing Company
Women in Music presented the engaging panel: Entrepreneur’s Playlist: Starting Your Own Record Label & Publishing Company on November 13, 2014, to a crowd of industry professionals and entrepreneurs at the BMI headquarters in NYC. The goal? To dissect the entrepreneurial process and give detailed instruction on how to create and sustain a record label and publishing company in today’s market. Esteemed speakers included Veronica Gretton (Owner, 401K Music), Justin Kalifowitz (President, Downtown Music Publishing), Rachael Sage (Founder/Owner, MPress Records & Recording Artist), and Molly Neuman (Vice President, A2IM) who acted as the moderator.
Panelists delved deeply into topics like company management and decision-making, revenue sources and financial health, effective marketing and licensing strategies, pragmatic risks, client and catalogue acquisition, and relationship management (to name a few). An impressive lineup of guests, they shared decades’ worth of experiences, alongside suggestions for best practices and common “do and dont’s,” all of which served to create a full picture of what it takes to start and maintain your own record label or publishing company. As always, the floor was opened to our attendees to ask questions and engage in networking.
Many thanks and much respect to our panelists and moderator for sharing their wisdom, time and energy, and to all of you who came out!read more