This week's guest is music executive and songwriter Shelby Kennedy. Shelby is the President of North American operations for amazing, which is the parent company for Amazing Radio, Amazing Songs, and now CMJ. Prior to that he has held various positions throughout the industry including Director of A&R for Disney's Lyric Street Records, Artist and Partner relations for Tunecore, as well as executive roles at both ASCAP and BMI. Along with all that, early in his career Shelby had success as a songwriter with his songs being cut by artists like Ray Charles and Reba McEntire. We have a great chat about being independent artists, being unique, and using every tool you've been given.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
- The global marketplace of music
- Amazing Radio and Amazing Songs
- Turning limitations into opportunities
- The many hats an independent artist wears
- Filling the void
- Being a song plugger
- The complexities of publishing and songwriting
- Signing Rascal Flatts
- The best music is always next
- Music release strategies
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Guest: Shelby Kennedy
Host: Travis Ference
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