June 3rd, 2013
Conquer Entertainment’s Interview with Tommy Boy Founder – Tom Silverman
Conquer Entertainment President and CEO Amanda Ridinger had the rare opportunity to sit down and speak with an industry legend – Tom Silverman. Tom has been the driving force behind Tommy Boy, and New Music Seminar – he even served on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tom has a unique perspective on the industry, and offers some great insights into the music business, and how new artists face a plethora of challenges as the work hard to make a name for themselves. Please take a moment to read Tom’s fascinating interview with Amanda Ridinger on the Conquer Entertainment Blog.
Tom’s insights are fascinating, and really show just how important Conquer Entertainment is for developing artists – and how we offer solutions for the future of the music industry. It’s all about empowering artists through our Certified Artist Development program!
Below you’ll find part of this fascinating interview with Tom Silverman. To read the entire interview – please visit the continue reading on the Conquer Entertainment Blog…
This interview is pulled from my archives from a little known blog I had a few years back, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Tom Silverman. Tom is the founder of Tommy Boy, New Music Seminar, and board member the RIAA, SoundExchange, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM and its predecessors NAIRD/AFIM), Merlin Network and previously has served on the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Dance Music Hall of Fame, as well as the NARM Manufacturer’s Advisory Board.
Amanda: What do you think is the biggest challenge for an artist just starting out in the industry?
TS: Getting Arrested. There are two major hurdles in any artist’s career; 1. Quitting your day job so you can focus your full attention on your music. 2. Breaking through the obscurity zone. There are 5 million artists out there, and less than 200 each year break the obscurity zone for the first time. Less than 10 do it themselves without a label. Getting noticed is first big hurdle. Then, generating enough money to do it full time. Then, breaking free of the glut of artists to be ahead of the pack.
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