Music Business, Podcast

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 has written for publications including Billboard, Variety, Music Business Worldwide, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone. She has spoken at over 20 conferences to date, including SXSW, Sónar D, and the Web Summit, and her newsletter Water & Music reaches over 2,000 creative professionals every month.

Before diving into journalism, she spearheaded a research project on innovation in music at Harvard Business School, interned at Interscope Records and Ticketmaster and studied classical piano at Juilliard.

She is a guest on the latest episode, 136th, of The Africa Music Law Show with host Ms. Uduak. Enjoy the interview, share and you can watch a 14min snippet of the interview at

Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email ( or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

Episode Preview

  • Cherie Hu’s personal and career background.
  • Her passion about covering the music business.
  • How she built her Water and Music platform, podcasts, and online membership community.
  • Why she decided to write her book and her process so far.
  • Her tips for aspiring music journalists/writers.

Where to Find Cherie Hu


Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak


Facebook: @msuduak
Twitter: @msuduak
Instagram: @msuduak

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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