How are Smart Speakers Changing the Music Industry

Cherie Hu joins us this week. Cherie is entrepreneurial journalist passionate about documenting and propelling innovation in music, media and entertainment.

In September 2017, she received the Reeperbahn Festival’s inaugural award for Music Business Journalist of the Year.

Here’s what Cherie is working on now:

Columns for Billboard and Forbes, focusing on music-tech and emerging markets.

Research on media business models with NYU Journalism’s Membership Puzzle Project.

Artist strategy pieces on Stem, Medium and other outlets.

Speaking and teaching engagements around the world.

Cherie’s updates at the intersection of music, technology, creativity, business, people, travel and potatoes.

Visit Cherie at https://www.cheriehu.com/

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Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for KISS, ACCEPT, SOiL, Tantric, Killer Dwarfs, Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Narada Michael Walden, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with your marketing needs contact him online at

email: me (at) mikebrandvold.com

website: www.MichaelBrandvold.com

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As a teenager in the Pacific Northwest, Jay smuggled his Canon F-1 into rock concerts to get the perfect shot of the likes of Van Halen, Queen and Cheap Trick. After college, he toured as a musician gaining invaluable experience in what it takes to create and promote an album. He later translated that knowledge as an executive with Universal, Sony and Warner Music Groups.

He moved to San Francisco and finally to Los Angeles for Universal Music where he worked for 18 years, most recently as VP New Media and Online Marketing for Universal Music Enterprises.

Jay has been on the cutting edge of Digital Sales & Marketing with Universal, Starbucks Entertainment, Fox and Warner Music. It is this unique perspective as a musician, music executive, and fan that makes Jay‘s approach to Digital Strategy and Online Marketing so artist-friendly.”

Jay co-founded Label Service company LABEL LOGIC and also works with clients as an independent consultant. He publishes a weekly industry news email called Your Morning Coffee. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/2cuQbb2

email: jay@jaygilbertconsulting.com

Website: http://www.jaygilbertconsulting.com