Sunday, July 5, 2020

2020 Executive Watch List

The decade closed with the music business experiencing its biggest resurgence in years due to streaming becoming the dominant driving force behind consumer consumption. Independents and emerging talent have...

Max Gousse: The Anatomy of an A&R Executive

As CEO and founder of the Los Angeles-based Artistry Group Inc., Max Gousse is firmly associated with another successful hit record and artist. Saweetie, who has been on the Artistry roster...

Tainy: Global Hits, Global Sound

These are the best of times and then some for super producer Marco Masis Fernandez artistically known as Tainy. Just look at the past two years. He has scored...

Craig Nobles & Swagg Media: Talks Digital Essentials for Now & The Future

When new digital media influencer Craig Nobles launched Swagg Media back in 2008, little did the company CEO realize how much push back and resistance he would receive. He...

Saweetie: Straight Boss & Unapologetic (by Ronda Racha Penrice)

It was nearly impossible to miss Saweetie’s “My Type” in 2019. It was such a breakout single for the Bay Area rapper that the hit TNT show Claws, starring...

Executive Spotlight On… Len Brown, Project Manager, Rap, R&B, Reggae Music, Awards, Recording Academy

With the Grammys airing from Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020, MIQ thought it would be an excellent time to speak with Len Brown. Having been with the...

Whitney Houston, The Notorious BIG, Doobie Bros. Among the Recipients of the Rock &...

Congratulations to the newest Inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the Performer Category: Depeche Mode The Doobie Brothers Whitney Houston Nine Inch Nails The Notorious...

Talking Teamwork & Music Publishing with Warner Chappell’s Brandra Ringo & Wallace Joseph

Brandra Ringo The hits have kept on coming at Warner Chappell Music. The publishing company is home to writers on some of the year’s most...

Music for Music’s Sake: Malcolm Harvest Shares His Reason for Being

“From day one, I was like I want to be a rock star,” Malcolm Harvest says with no airs. It’s not what most people think though. The Compton native...

Archie Hubbard aka DJ Mic Dis Mic Dis Productions/Music Publishing

This songwriter, producer, instrumentalist and arranger has goals of becoming Arkansas’ Next Big Hitmaker. Having served in the U.S. Army, Hubbard certainly has the drive and commitment...
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