Billy Mann wasn't content being just a multi-platinum songwriter. As an entrepreneur he's formed companies that promote and brand artists across the social media landscape, and as a devoted father he's championed legislation for people on the autistic spectrum. Join Nick as he and Billy cover a wide
Publish Date: Jul 30, 2021
There are currently no snippets from 50. Billy Mann.
Snippets are an easy way to highlight your favorite soundbite from any piece of
audio and share with friends, or make a trailer for The Radical
There are currently no playlists containing this audio.
Add this audio track to one of your playlists
Billy Mann wasn't content being just a multi-platinum songwriter. As an entrepreneur he's formed companies that promote and brand artists across the social media landscape, and as a devoted father he's championed legislation for people on the autistic spectrum. Join Nick as he and Billy cover a wide range of topics, from spending twenty years as Pink's collaborator and friend, to his eye-opening days as an executive at EMI, to Billy's helpful advice and creative rituals for aspiring songwriters. HIGHLIGHTS: [02:05] Whereas the music industry seeks to pigeonhole artists, Billy's experiences have taught him to have a more open mind when it comes to musicians and creative directions [03:55] Billy and his partner Benton James run Proof Of Concept, a management company that develops talent and uses today's digital platforms to promote and brand the artists [07:19] Billy also founded Icons & Giants, partnering with Warner Music Group and other companies to power their distribution efforts [08:03] Billy launched Song House Live, a collaborative initiative where TikTok artists live and create in a mansion with a recording studio [11:44] Billy appreciates the "old ways" of doing business within the music industry, but he's happily embraced the way that social media and the Internet has democratized the connection between a musician and their adoring public [16:17] Billy believes that songwriters are the greatest entrepreneurs in music, artists who create an invisible product that has to be sold in a very competitive and apathetic environment [19:21] Although he thinks the period when EMI was owned by Guy Hand and Terra Firma was a "shit show", at the same time Billy himself had what he considers incredible success on the song charts [24:27] Working at EMI showed Billy that being a good music executive means being able to delegate, to motivate people, and to pay attention to emerging trends and styles [28:05] Pink and Billy have collaborated for over twenty years now, forging a "sibling relationship" based on their Philadelphia backgrounds, their musical talent, and their personal respect [34:36] Billy joined The Pact, an organization that supports adjusting the financial balance of songwriting more in favor of the songwriters, not the big corporations [42:00] Billy's advice to songwriters is to read, to absorb as much creative input and life experience from other people [42:55] Another piece of advice is to tell the truth when crafting songs, drawing from your own life experience to bring depth to a song [44:53] As a father of children with developmental challenges, Billy gladly devotes a great deal of time to philanthropic causes dedicated to autistic research and outreach Thanks for listening! Tune in next week and don’t forget to take a minute to review the podcast. In this incredibly competitive podcasting world, every piece of feedback helps. Follow our social media channels for last-minute announcements and guest reveals @theradicalpod on Instagram and Facebook. Find out more about today’s guest, Billy Mann. Find out more about your host, Nick Terzo MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: @MrBentonj [Benton James, Billy's partner] @supamariobeats [Supah Mario, hip-hop producer] @WEMovement [We're In This Together, organization] @JasCephasJones [from "Hamilton"] @dixiedamelio [singer] @ManncomCree8iV [Manncom Creative, Billy's company] @iconsandgiants [record label founded by Billy Mann] @warnermusic @SongHouseLive @MilesACopeland1 @OfficialSting</p