Music Business, Podcast

AML 137: Meet Leyla Konjo, Africa’s Music Industry Top Booking Agent (Interview)

Leyla Konjo, (Guest) Born in Ethiopia to a very entrepreneurial family, Leyla Konjo always knew she would have her own business. Leyla herself enjoyed the arts and was a performer in her local city’s Cirque du Soleil like circus shows. However, little did she know that her passion for business would result, after migrating to …

Music Business

AML 136: Interview with Cherie Hu, Music Journalist

Cherie Hu (Guest) is an award-winning music writer and researcher, passionate about propelling innovation in the music industry using a combination of in-depth business acumen and data-driven storytelling. She takes a particular interest in how emerging music markets, technologies, leaders, and taste makers make their dent in the status quo. In addition to Forbes, she …

Music Business

AML 135: Artist Manager Bond Stanley Ebigbo on New Book, ‘Grounded Ways to the Music Business.’

Bond Stanley Ebigbo, (Guest) is the founder of Grounded Promotions and a seasoned artist manager responsible for guiding the professional careers of Nigeria’s leading artists including hip-hop artist Phyno. Ebigbo, for example, guided Phyno’s career from 0 to over 10 million combined fan base on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), world tours, local …

Film Business, Music Business

Kenya Music Industry Talks: Life After COVID, What do African Creatives Need to Weather the Impact?

Life after COVID – what do African creatives need to weather the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and their livelihoods? Kenya’s entertainment industry executives share their insights in this insightful discussion. Judy Ogana (Director of the GoDown Arts Centre), June Gachui (performing and recording artist, singer, songwriter, thespian, and intellectual property (IP) lawyer), Wilfred …

Film Business, Music Business

Nigerian Music Industry Talks: Opportunities for Young Lawyers in the Entertainment Industry

There have been diverse Nigerian Music Industry conversations on Instagram Live during this COVID19 lockdown have largely focused on other entertainment industry professional except lawyers. We also haven’t seen many focus on young lawyers in the entertainment industry, but Nigerian Entertainment Lawyer Akinyemi Ayinoluwa bucks this trend with a series titled, ‘Opportunities for Young Lawyers …