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Making It with Chris G.

Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiring individuals who have in his eyes “made it” and who have an abundant amount of stories and wisdom that should be shared with the world of aspiring creatives, musicians, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The objective of this podcast is to educate and motivate individuals by sharing stories of people who are “making it” every day.
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Sep 14, 2017

In this episode I talk to one of my best friends, Psychiatrist Dr. Faraaz Merchant. We discuss the topics of anxiety, depression, suicide, and addition in the entertainment and music business. These are topics that are very near and dear to my heart, and need to be discussed more. It’s a shame that these issues are accompanied with embarrassment and shame, which makes us want to hide these issues. However, we need to understand that these issues are normal, and that most people are dealing with struggles of mental health. We need to support each other, and start having more open conversations to prevent the worst possible outcomes to where our friends and loved ones might get hurt. Let’s stop hiding and shaming mental health issues with anxiety, depression, suicide, and addiction, and let’s start supporting each other.

In my conversation with Dr. Faraaz Merchant, we talk about symptoms, how to start the conversation of these issues, and how to start a road to recovery and a healthier mind. I first met Dr. Merchant during my time at University of Central Florida, where we both were pursuing the path of Medical School. We met on a Volunteer UCF retreat, where we instantly bonded, and I shared some of the crazy ideas with him for Volunteer UCF that lead me to becoming a Concert Promoter instead of going to medical school.

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris G.
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Aug 31, 2017

Jasmine Star is a social media and business strategist, and professional photographer. After deciding law school wasn’t for her, Jasmine ripped the bandaid off, and decided to follower her dreams to become a photographer. Through building a powerful content marketing strategy, she’s become a successful entrepreneur, teacher, and practitioner in developing and implementing social media skills to build the RIGHT audience. In this episode, Jasmine shares her story, advice for musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs, along with some of her social media tactics. It’s time to rip the bandaid off, and pursue to “live the life you love.”

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor.

Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud
  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription.

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris G.
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Aug 24, 2017

Benjamin Weeden is the COO of House of Blues Entertainment at Live Nation for their Clubs & Theaters division. In 2016, his team promoted over 10,000 concerts in the United States. The company owns and operates clubs and theaters all over the United States, and is most known for it’s House of Blues and Fillmore brands. Ben has been with the company literally since day one, having worked along with one of his mentors and CEO of Live Nation, Michael Rapino. In this conversation, we celebrate our 50th episode, and Ben shares a ton of insight and wisdom from his time in the Entertainment Business. We discuss his experience and how he got in, what makes a great talent buyer, what makes his division unique, the most in demand jobs at Live Nation, what his ideal curriculum would look at a Music Business school, and much more.

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor.

Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud
  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription.

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Aug 17, 2017

Ari Herstand is the author of “How to Make It in the New Music Business.” This conversation is our Round 2 follow-up to episode 16 featuring the introduction to the book, and Ari’s backstory. In this conversation we dive into revenue streams, how to build a following, creative marketing strategies, follow-up questions from the previous interview, and much more. Ari is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, blogger, public speaker, actor, blogger, and mentor to fellow musicians. Through his blog Ari’s Take, he’s mentored and helped thousands of musicians across the world. His book is my students favorite book about the music business, and the must read for every musician looking to build a career in music. There isn’t just one way to make a living as a musician anymore, and we dive into some of those ways to build a career in the new music business.

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music.

Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor.

Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud
  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription.

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Aug 10, 2017

This is episode four of the Booking Agent series, and features booking agent, Joshua Knight. Prior to this interview, Joshua Knight has worked for several years at Monterey International. The day of the recording it was announced that Monterey International has been acquired by Paradigm Agency. In this episode Joshua Knight shares the history between the two agency and how things change with this acquisition. We also go into detail on how to create an artist’s touring strategy, how to open for national acts, and what Joshua Knight looks for in artists that he signs.

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor.

Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud
  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription.

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

 

Aug 3, 2017

This episode features Corey Glover from legendary Grammy-Award Winning Rock Band, Living Colour. On September 7, 2017, Living Colour will be releasing their first studio album in 8 years, which features their lead single “Who Shot Ya,” which is a Notorious BIG cover with a Living Colour funk to it. You’re going to hear some amazing stories from Living Colour, the Oliver Stone 80’s classic movie “Platoon,” the broadway show Jesus Christ Superstar, and much more! Corey shares how him and Vernon Reid met, and was asked to join the band. Also, you’ll hear stories from his acting days and his role in the Oliver Stone film Platoon, which also featured young stars Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Depp. We also talk about his time on the road with Jesus Christ Superstar, and touring as the singer for New Orleans funk powerhouse Galactic. Corey Glover is full of amazing stories, and shares his beautiful journey.

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians,
Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor.

Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud
  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to

Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription. 

Keep in touch:
chris.goyzueta@gmail.com
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

Credits:
Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Jul 27, 2017

This is episode three of our booking agent series, with New York City based booking agent Jeremy Holgersen from United Talent Agency (UTA). You can find all the show notes for this episode and more at www.makingitwithchrisg.com/podcast/046

Jeremy Holgersen is a booking agent for United Talent Agency (UTA) in New York, NY. He has been a booking agent for over 20 years, having worked with some of the greatest agents in the business, and has helped put together some of the most powerful teams in the world of Hip-Hop. Jeremy has worked with artists such as Action Bronson, G-Eazy, Hatebreed, Gojira, Protoje, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and many more.

In this conversation we talk about how Jeremy Holgersen got started in the business, some of his mentors, agents he’s worked with and building powerful teams, what he looks for in an artist he represents, the transition from The Agency Group to United Talent Agency and much more. We also cover what makes a great agent, and how to stand out working in the booking agent training program aka the mailroom to floater to assistant. He shares some great lessons on booking, touring, artist development, and much more.

This podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Built for musicians, by musicians,
Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by- step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize your design with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor. Plus, all the features you need for a professional website are already built-in:

  • Sell your music & merch commission-free, right on your website
  • Build your fan list and send professional newsletters using the mailing list tool
  • Pull in content from all of your online services, including Twitter, Instagram, and

SoundCloud

  • Get live support from their musician-friendly team 7 days a week

Plans start at just $8.29/month, including free registration of your own custom domain. Go to

Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “makingit” to get 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription.

Keep in touch:
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg 

CREDITS
Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Jul 20, 2017

This is episode two of our booking agent series, with Los Angeles based booking agent Pete Anderson from the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA). You can find all the show notes for this episode and more at www.makingitiwithchrisg.com/podcast/045.

Pete Anderson is a booking agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) in Nashville. He got his start after a successful career in sales working in the William Morris Endeavour training program. After a few years working for WME, Pete transitioned his career to WME where he started under past podcast guest Jeff Howard. After quickly working his way up as an agent, Pete transferred to the Los Angeles office for APA, where he became a true intrapreneur with an innovative approach to being an agent. In this episode we talk about Pete’s journey as an agent, what makes him stand out, also what he looks for in artist’s he works with, how to stand out as an independent promoter, and much more.

Keep in touch with Jeff Howard
http://www.apa-agency.com/
panderson@apa-agency.com 

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Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Jul 13, 2017

This episode kicks off our booking agent series, with Nashville based booking agent Jeff Howard from the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA). You can find all the show notes for this episode and more at www.makingitwihchrisg.com/podcast/044.

Jeff Howard is a booking agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts in Nashville. His journey started at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Throughout his time at Berklee, Jeff made a lot of important connections. In this episode, he talks about his experience at Berklee and some of the instructors he’s learned from. We also talk about how he landed his first internship with Rounder Records, whose headquarters were in Cambridge, MA at the time. Also, you’ll learn how meeting Tim Collins, the former manager for Aerosmith, has lead him to his first job with Monterey Peninsula. Jeff also shares some history of Monterey Peninsula, how he transitioned to APA, and the history there, and much more about agencies. You’ll also learn about what he looks for in an artist that he represents, artist development, how to become an agent, and much more.  

Keep in touch with Jeff Howard
http://www.apa-agency.com/
jhoward@apanashville.com 

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Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

Jul 6, 2017

What’s your definition of Making It? Neal Casal has built a 30+ year career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, who has released 10 original albums, toured and recorded with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and many more. Currently Neal is performing with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood who’s releasing a new album, Barefoot in the Head, on July 21st, 2017. He also performs with Hard Working Americans and Circles Around the Sun. Neal is a photographer whose work can be seen on his instagram channel and tumblr pages. He has shot album covers for Ryan Adams, Tift Merritt,  and many more, and has performed on many albums as a sessions guitarist. In the last 6 years, he has released 9 albums between all the bands he’s currently playing with. He’s been able to build a beautiful long career, with so much more on the horizon.

 Keep in touch with Neal Casal
http://www.nealcasal.com/
https://www.instagram.com/nealcasal/
http://chrisrobinsonbrotherhood.com/
https://www.facebook.com/circlesaroundthesunband/ 

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Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency  
Music: Emily Kopp

 

 

Jun 29, 2017

What would you do if you got a second chance at life? J. Slaughter is an R&B Singer, Personal Trainer, Fitness Model, and Physique and Bodybuilding competitor form St. Arthur, Texas. His music is a blend of R&B, Soul, Rock&Roll, and EDM. His music is going to make you want to get up and dance, just as he loves to do. In this conversation we share his journey as a musician, and a life-changing event that turned him to combine his music with fitness. He leads by example everyday by being disciplined in his nutrition and training, and uses his music and voice on social media as a way to inspire and motivate people, while also changing lives literally in the gym. In this episode, he shares some insight on his writing process, how he built his own studio and learned how to produce his own music, what goes into competitive physique and bodybuilding, being an Instagram influencer and much more.

Keep in touch with J. Slaughter
https://www.iamjslaughter.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jslaughter22/
https://twitter.com/jslaughter22
https://soundcloud.com/jslaughter-music 

Keep in touch:
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg

Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Creative Agency
Music: Emily Kopp
Photography: Herb Gonzalez

 

Jun 22, 2017

How many songs do you have to write to start getting to the good stuff? This episode features Nashville based R&B/Alt-Pop/Singer-Songwriter Jeffrey James. In this conversation we discuss reaching mastery in songwriting, the Nashville music scene and songwriters rounds, building your business team, publishing, collaborations, and much more. We dive into Jeffrey’s story about growing up playing basketball in Indiana to moving to Nashville to attend Belmont University, and his journey to getting a manager, booking agent, attorney, publishing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing.

Jeffrey James released the EP “UNSAID” in 2017, and we dive into this EP, which was released by South by Sea, and what people can expect from these songs. We also discuss him venturing into collaborations with EDM artists, and getting his song placed in the TV show “Nashville.” Jeffrey James shares all kinds of great and wonderful lessons with you in this conversation.

Keep in touch with Jeffrey James
http://jeffreyjames.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jeffreyjamesofficial/
https://twitter.com/jeffreyjames
https://soundcloud.com/jeffreyjamesmusic 

Keep in touch:
www.makingitwithchrisg.com
https://www.instagram.com/chrisgoyzueta/
https://twitter.com/chrisgoyzueta
https://www.facebook.com/makingitwithchrisg

Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: ONElive Media
Music: Emily Kopp
Photography: Herb Gonzalez

Jun 15, 2017

What would you do to reach your dreams? How much would you sacrifice to get one step closer to reaching them? The most beautiful part in pursuing your dreams is the journey. That’s where all the stories and the good stuff happens that we teach and share with others. This weeks guest is Pank Nayyar who travelled to Orlando, FL all the way from New Delhi, India to pursue his dream to become a WWE Superstar.

Pank’s story is an inspiring adventure of someone that will make massive sacrifices to pursue their dream. When he was 12 years old, he was sitting in a classroom when the teacher asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up, and in front of the entire class he answered “I want to be a WWE Superstar just like the Undertaker.” And just a few years later the journey began where after several obstacles he moved to Phuket to train with an MMA school and started getting in shape. In 2015, he was voted as the WWE’s biggest fan in India, and was able to attend a live event. After seeing WWE Tough Enough on TV in India being broadcast live from Full Sail University, he decided to move to Orlando, FL to go the Full Sail for his masters, and pursue his dream. And the journey begins. 

Keep in touch with Pank Nayyar:
https://www.instagram.com/wwepank/
https://www.facebook.com/wwepank 

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Jun 8, 2017

Fran Snyder is a singer-songwriter and the Founder of Concerts In Your Home, The Listening Room Network, and the Listening Room Festival. In this episode we continue our house concerts series, and learn about his company, Concerts In Your Home. We discuss how to be part of the network as a host and as an artist. The network has over 1,000 hosts all over the world. You’ll learn what hosts are looking for, and how to book a tour oversees through the network, and much more.

Keep in touch with Fran Snyder:
https://fransnyder.com/
http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fransnyder|
https://twitter.com/CIYH 

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Jun 1, 2017

Shannon Curtis is an independent songwriter, singer, performer, recording artist, speaker, and author, based in Los Angeles. Her fourth full-length record, entitled Creationism, was released on June 17, 2016, and debuted on Nielsen's Top New Artists Albums chart. 

Shannon Curtis is a fearless innovator of the music business taking her career completely in her own hands. In 2011, she performed her first house concert and was hooked on the art of building a community around house concerts. Shortly after she grossed over $25K and wrote a book about her experience called “No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender, How I made $25K on a 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How you can too)” Today, she’s performing over 70 house shows in less than four months every Summer grossing over $50K. In this episode she shares how she discovered house concerts, how she was able to build her own community through her supporters without relying on other networks or middle people. Shannon shares her beautiful philosophy on focusing on building community, not fans. We also talk about her new album, and all the projects she works on during her time off road, which also includes writing personal songs for people.

Curtis’s music has been featured prominently in independent film & in TV shows such as ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, MTV’s The Hills, and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Curtis lives in Los Angeles with her husband, record producer Jamie Hill.

Keep in touch with Shannon Curtis:
http://shannoncurtis.net/
https://www.facebook.com/shannonkcurtis
https://twitter.com/shannoncurtis
https://www.instagram.com/shannoncurtismusic/ 

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May 25, 2017

Ari Nisman is the President and CEO of Degy Entertainment. The company is most known for its success in booking talent for Colleges and University. He got his start in the industry working for record labels, after which he started his Artist Management Company, Degy Management. Very quickly he established a skill for getting artists signed to record labels and publishing companies. After some difficulty of getting his artists a booking agent, he decided to transform his company into a booking agency initially focusing on the clubs and theatres circuit. Today, Degy Entertainment is one of the most reputable College Booking Agencies. The company also books artists for the United States Military and many Corporate Events. He also works with the major booking agencies and boutique agencies, to help broker deals for the US Military and Corporate events for artists on their rosters. 

In this conversation we talk about the two big college conferences, NACA and APCA. The differences between the two, how to prepare and what to expect from a showcase, the purpose of showcasing, putting together your showcasing video, the types of shows an artist will get booked for, and much more. We also dive into his story and how he got started, and touch a little on how he got started booking talent for the US Military and Corporate Events.

Keep in Touch with Ari Nisman
http://degy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/degyentertainment
https://twitter.com/degyent
https://www.instagram.com/degyent/ 

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May 18, 2017

Inside the life of a Talent Buyer. In this episode we feature lessons and insight to becoming a Talent Buyer and Concert Promoter. How to get started, how to succeed, and how to grow with companies such as Live Nation and AEG Live. In this episode, I answer questions about my experience as a Talent Buyer with House of Blues in New Orleans, as well as answer some previous unanswered Facebook questions. This episode also features 5 Lessons from highlights of previous episodes from our Talent Buyer series with Kevin Stone, Wayne Lee, Dan Larson, Allen Anders, and Michael Yerke. Be ready to learn all about what it takes to succeed as a Talent Buyer.

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May 11, 2017

Brandon T. Adams is a serial entrepreneur and crowdfunding expert. One of Brandon’s first ventures was starting a podcast where he travelled the country learning from some of the leading experts and entrepreneurs. He owns a stake in several businesses such as The Accelerant Media Group, Live to Grind, Young Entrepreneur Convention, Arctic Stick, Keys to the Crowd, and many more. Also, he is a co-Host and co-executive producer of the Entrepreneur TV Show Ambitious Adventures with one of my best friends and former podcast guests Greg Rollett. Currently Brandon is also working with the Napoleon Hill Foundation to create the film Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy, and is the youngest entrepreneur featured in the film. In this conversation we talk about entrepreneurship, his passion for creating content and adding value to relationships, how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, podcasting, and so much more. 

Keep in Touch with Brandon T. Adams
http://brandontadams.com/
https://www.facebook.com/btadams18/
https://twitter.com/brandontadams18
https://www.instagram.com/brandontadams18/ 

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May 4, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

Kevin Lyman is the founder of Vans Warped Tour and 4Fini. From his days in college he got involved in helping with and organizing events and live concerts. He’s built such a name for himself in the late 80’s and early 90’s that got him to a point where he was working over 300 shows per year. That eventually led to him working the first four years of Lollapalooza.

Throughout his journey he’s met and bonded with several artists, and after working Lollapalooza, he was inspired to start a festival that does it in a different way. That was when he started Vans Warped Tour in 1995. It actually wasn’t till he was 33 years old when he started his business, but he brought 13 years worth of experience and relationships along with him. Today in 2017, Vans Warped Tour is the longest running music festival and tour in the world.

Kevin Lyman has put on many other successful festivals and events such as Taste of Chaos. He’s also a serial entrepreneur from having run and sold a Brewery, Hair Dye Company with Haley Williams from Paramore, a coconut water company, and much more. He’s someone that’s passionate about giving back to the community and empowering young people. We talk about branding, longevity, entrepreneurship, the future of our next generation, and much more. 

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http://www.4fini.com/
http://vanswarpedtour.com/
https://twitter.com/KevinLyman 

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Apr 27, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

Samantha Jennings is a Road Manager and true Road Warrior having toured in tour buses and arena shows such as Luke Bryan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line, Hillsong UNITED, and many more. In this conversation, Samantha shares her stories, wisdom, and insight in a very raw and honest way. She shares her story on how she got started in the business, and people that inspired her during her time at Full Sail University. Also, you’ll learn how a great work ethic and positive attitude has helped work her way up very quickly in the business. Sometimes it’s about knowing the right people, sometimes it’s about being at the right place at the right time, it’s always about having a great work ethic and attitude, and sometimes you’ll need to get all the cards to stack in your favor. Samantha is well on a journey to an amazing career in this crazy entertainment industry. 

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https://www.instagram.com/thesamanthajennings/ 

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Apr 20, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

This episode features Isabella Acker, Curator of Culture and Founder of Prism Creative Group in Miami, FL. Isbella is an entrepreneur that truly believes in the power of collaboration and community, and it’s her mission to create culture and events people love in Miami, FL. She’s a former Marketing Director for Live Nation at the Fillmore Miami, and has had many great ventures in the world of entertainment prior to Live Nation and her entrepreneurial journey.

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https://www.instagram.com/bella5oul/
http://prismcreativegroup.com/
https://www.facebook.com/prismcreativegroup/
https://www.instagram.com/prismcreative.group/
https://twitter.com/prismcreative_ 

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Apr 13, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

This episode features our first guest from the world of radio, which is still one of the most important platforms to break new talent into the main stream. Dickerman is a radio personality, content manager, and social media manager for WJRR 101.1 in Orlando, FL. In this conversation we talk about Dickerman’s journey in radio, how his role has changed, opportunities and challenges with radio, and how he’s been able to not only build a 21 year long career in radio, but with the same station. He shares stories from when he used to work with Larry the Cable Guy, his favorite Earthday Birthday moments, and much more.

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http://wjrr.iheart.com/onair/dickerman-16386/
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https://www.instagram.com/itsdickerman/ 

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Apr 6, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

Jason Hunnicutt is the owner of 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, FL. The venue was founded in 20011 with the goal to bring live music to Downtown Jacksonville. The bar itself was first built in 1904, from which they got their name. 1904 Music Hall is a 300 capacity venue that books national touring artists in all genres. Prior to opening 1904 Music Hall, Jason was a touring musician himself, and has always been entrepreneurial spirited.

Keep in Touch with Jason Hunnicutt:
https://www.1904musichall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/1904MusicHall/
https://twitter.com/1904musichall 

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Mar 30, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

Court Bauer is a former WWE Creative Executive turned to serial entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial journey actually began before his work with the WWE, running his own pro wrestling company Major League Wrestling (MLW), which featured wrestlers such as CM Punk, Brian Danielson, Shane Douglas, Terry Funk, and many more. Today MLW has become a major wrestling podcast network with shows by Bruce Prichard and Conrad, Jim Cornette, Eric Bishoff, and more. Court also produces live events during WrestleMania weekend such as WaleMania with rapper Wale, live podcasts, and live storytelling with Pro Wrestling legends.

Keep in Touch with Court Bauer:
http://www.mlwradio.com/
https://twitter.com/courtbauer
https://www.instagram.com/courtbauer/ 

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Mar 23, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Making It with Chris G where we have Conversations with people in the world of entertainment who are making it, from behind the scenes to the spotlight. Sharing their stories and insight to help you get one step closer to Making It.

Davey Jay is an Entertainment Business and Intellectual Properties Attorney. In this podcast Dave discusses how she became an Entertainment Attorney, how to get clients, how to protect your Intellectual Properties and your business, contracts, choosing your PRO, and much more. Davey Jay is a partner at Meehle & Jay in Orlando, FL, and has been practicing law in the Entertainment Industry since 2008.

Keep in Touch with Davey Jay:
http://www.meehle.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MeehleJay/
https://twitter.com/davey_esq 

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