Renman Live Guests
If you want to fast track the learning process in the music business my advice is simple. Hangout with smarter, more talented, more experienced people and you’ll learn. Fast! I’ve been so lucky to have had so many of those people on Renman Live over the past 3 years. And they come from every corner of the business. If you are dreaming of doing something big in the music business as an artist or music pro, take some time and watch these videos and learn from the doers. Their stories will inspire, educate, and entertain you.
Our first Renman Live show ever featured my good friend, KROQ radio personality Nicole Alvarez. We chat about getting on the radio and breaking into the biz.
Renman chats with legendary radio programming guru Max Tolkoff on one of our very first webcasts. We also get Max's take on RenmanMB bands, King Washington AND Out Like Wolves.
Incubus guitarist Michael Einziger stops by to talk about making music and breaking rules.
Renman talks with music industry veteran and long time friend Jay Boberg about today’s record business, where its been and where its going.
Renman talks with artist manager, marketing exec Bruce Flohr about the process of artist development and what it takes to have a shot at success!
Renman sits down with acclaimed photographer Brantley Guttierez to talk about photos and videos.
Bill Silva talks about management and concert biz with Renman. They also talk how to get started on what changed everything for Bill in the music biz.
Renman sits down to talk with Manager David Benveniste to talk about the real role of a manager and how they play a crucial role in their artist's career.
Renman talks with Aaron Bay-Schuck who is currently the President of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M about his work with Bruno Mars and other artists.
Music attorney Mario Gonzalez stops by to talk about band agreements and the most important things to understand when signing contracts. Renman also chats with our good friend from Hypebot, Hisham Dahud.
Renman talks with top LA radio programmer Lisa Worden from the world famous KROQ and Hootsuite's Dave Olson about a great social media management tool.
Renman talks shop with veteran manager Jordan Berliant. They cover everything from Indie Labels to Digital Marketing.
Renman talks with RCA Records President Tom Corson about his career and the state of today's music business
Renman talks shop with longtime manager Pat Magnarella who guides the careers of Green Day, Foo Fighters, and All American Rejects.
Renman talks A&R with Neil Jacobson, Sr Vp of A&R at Interscope Records. Neil tells us the importance of networking and having great songs in today's business.
Renman talks with acclaimed songwriter, Tom Kelly, as we delve into "Songs, Songs, Songs..." Tom lets us in on how he wrote some of his biggest hits for artists like Madonna.
Renman welcomes Jody Gerson, now Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group. Jody is here to talk all things music publishing and how publishing money can be some of the most important you can earn in your career.
Renman talks with YOUNG THE GIANT manager Drew Simmons on this segment of "Breaking the Band".
Today's in-studio guest is none other than Nicky Berger, Manager of GROUPLOVE. We also are joined by Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi and Sean Gadd from the band GROUPLOVE. Jack Hedges from Canvasback Music and CAA agent Kyle Wilensky call in as well.
Renman welcomes Manager of Fun., Dalton Sim, on the Renman Live! broadcast. Dalton skypes in with RMB, as we talk about how he met and eventually broke Fun. with smart touring and licensing.
Renman talks with One Direction manager Richard Griffiths about A&R, record label life, and the state of the music biz in this segment.
On this Renman Live show we are joined by CD Baby's Kevin Breuner and take calls from our members!
Troy Carter is the CEO of Atom Factory and managed one of the biggest artists to take the industry by storm in recent memory: Lady GaGa.
Renman talks with IMAGINE DRAGONS Manager Mac Reynolds about how he helped break the band along with how their aggressive touring made a splash with new fans.
Sports Psychologist Renman sits down with noted Sports Psyschologists Dr. Bob Rotella to talk how artists and athletes can get their head in the right place to do something great. We are also joined by Chirpify's Rory Felton and Warner Bros Record's Lenni Rosenblum.
We talked to Kyle Wilensky from CAA about building a live business and about Artist Development and Agents.
Mike Caren, now the Creative Officer of the Warner Music Group and CEO of Artist Partners Group; and Mark Campana, Co-President (North America) at Live Nation join Renman to talk songs and performances.
Tom Windish, Founder of the Windish Agency, joins Renman to talk about Tartists, building careers, and the renaissance going on in today's music business.
Renman talks with concert promoter Nic Adler about the live concert business, booking shows, and how social media can vastly help your reach as an artist.
Renman talks with DC promoter Seth Hurwitz from IMP Concerts about the role of a promoter and how they interact with the artists, managers, and labels.
Renman talks shop with agent and long time friend and business partner Marc Geiger about tech, touring, and the future of the music biz.
Renman talks with Jack Hedges from Canvasback Music about building a successful album release plan and marketing your product.
LA-based Indpedendent Music Publicist Lesley Zimmerman talks about the importance of having a great story to sell your music.
Renman sits down with up and coming video director Jordan Bahat to talk about making videos and how he got his start.
Incubus band member Chris Kilmore joined us on Renman Live and spun a few songs that he'd been working on and released a previously unheard remix of Incubus' "Love Hurts" seen only on Renman LIVE!
Manager of SOJA, Elliott Harrington, sits down and tells us how his partnership with a big firm has changed the way he does business and how he opened those doors.
Ryan Rabin, Drummer of Grouplove chats about the band's history and how they went about making great songs before anything else.
In one of our most entertaining and infamous clips we talk music business with our good friend Jason Flom, an American music industry executive. Jason has served as the Chairman and CEO of music labels including Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group.
Our friend Ben Kenney, bassist of Incubus, drops by to talk shop how networking has made his career and what it takes to be a touring musician.
A&R exec James Mormille shares his thoughts on A&R and signing new talent. He also introduces us to his most recent signing, Aussie artists the Kin.
Singer of SOJA, Jacob Hemphill, talks about finding your true north as an artist and how to build a sustainable career.
Meet Blasko who has been a recording and touring musician since he was 16 years old. His credible career began with the seminal hardcore thrash band Cryptic Slaughter signed to Metal Blade Records in high school. SInce then he has played for acts such as Rob Zombie and manages Black Veil Brides.
Manager of X Ambassadors, Seth Kallen, tell us how smart licensing and playing the right gigs got the X Ambassadors to where they are today... the top of the alternative charts.
The X Ambassadors tell us how they got started writing songs and what they learned along the way of their musical careers.
Renman welcomes Derek Smith aka PRETTY LIGHTS to Renman Live to talk about his wonderful ride in the Electronic Music world and how he's pushing the boundaries to places only he knows.
LA based alternative band The Neighborhood chat with Renman about forming the band, branding, and how they found their unique sound.
Alex da Kid
Grammy award winning producer Alex Da Kid stops by the Renman Live! studios and tells us his story of networking, writing songs on his laptop, and his eventual rise to the top of the charts.
Brandon Boyd talks with Renman about his latest musical project "Sons Of the Sea", a new book called "So The Echo", his work with Incubus, and more.
Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, & Offspring manager Jim Guerinot has a long history in the music business and a lot of success to come with it. From his early days as an intern at Avalon attractions to managing Social Distortion and beyond Jim showed he has a bonafide F*ck the Gatekkeper mentality and joins Renman to talk shop.
Renman is joined by industry blogger Bob Lefsetz for a lively session full of opinions and insight into today's music business and how to find success.
Renman chats with FUN. singer Nate Ruess about his career in music and what it takes to become an overnight sensation.
Renman talks to Coachella founder Paul Tollett about his career in music and the birth and development of the greatest music festival around. Live from the Pollstar Convention in Nashville.
Music industry veteran and radio promotion guru Jacqueline Saturn stopped by the office to talk about what it takes to get music on the radio.
Chris Carter is a great example of how to turn your love of music into a sustainable career in the music industry. He's worn a number of hats over the years and founding member of Alt Rock band DRAMARAMA (Renman's first management client)
Former Elektra Records President and now Co-founder of Cast Management Jeff Castelaz stopped by the Renman Live studios to talk shop with Renman and take questions from our viewers. It was a rare opportunity for music hopefuls to pick the brain of a record company president and he had tons of wonderful insights and advice that can help you do something great in the music biz.
Jake Udell is the manager of Krewella and ZHU and founder of 3rd Brain Management. How he got his start is an interesting one, don't miss it!
Richard is an American songwriter, record producer and record label executive. In 1997, he co-founded The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company, with long-time partner Scott Cohen. He's had a successful 50 year career in this biz.
M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold dropped by the office for a great interview. We talked a lot about starting out as a metal band, what it takes to succeed in the rock business, and what the band's involved in outside of music.
Renman gets together with Jim Urie, one of the legendary Marketing and Distribution execs in the record industry. Jim is the former President and CEO of UMG Distribution and now CEO, President and Chairman of CUR Media
Former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel stops by to discuss performing at your best when it counts the most. Rick is going to talk about the mindset of winning and what it takes to bring out your best performance.
Longtime Republic Records A&R executive Tom MacKay talks about how he got his start in the music business, what it takes to get signed to a record label, how to get signed to a deal, and shares some great stories from his Music Industry Career.
Guitar god Steve Vai joins us on Renman Live to talk about his life in music. For any kid that ever picked up a guitar in the last 30 years they probably spent some time admiring the virtuosity of Steve Vai.
CBS golf announcer, Gary McCord, talks getting your head in the right place to do something great. You're probably wondering what am I going to learn about the music biz from a golfer!? Just watch...
Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson joins Renman Live! to talk about his career and the bands upcoming 40th anniversary tour!
Nick Raphael is the one of the top A&R execs in the whole of the music business and currently the President of Capitol Records UK. He's signed some huge artists including Sam Smith, Five Seconds of Summer, and Jay Z to name a few.
As the manager of acts like Zayn Malik, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, and Rita Ora, Sarah Stennett has worked her way to the top of the business. Joining us live on Skype from London, Sarah fills us in on how she got started in the biz, who some of her mentors were, and how she and her team play label, manager, and music publisher all under one roof.
Longtime music business veteran and music marketing expert Fred Croshal shares his experience and advice from his long career in the music business.
EDM.com CEO and co-founder Ethan Baer shares his insights on being a music-tech entrepreneur, how EDM.com works, what they look for in artists, how to get on the website, and much more!
Drummer and Youtube star Meytal Cohen has built a huge online presence amassing over 1.3 Million Facebook followers and 120,000,000 YouTube views, and has more subscribers on YouTube than any other drummer.
Brian Murphy is President of Goldenvoice West and a longtime concert promoter. He is one of the Renman's very first mentors and responsible for giving the Renman his first gig in the Music Business! If you're looking to learn details about the live business and concert promoting this is a must watch.
We dive into the belly of the pop beast with John Seabrook author of the book "The Song Machine." He talks about the songwriting process of the top tier pop songs hitting the charts today.
A&R Exec/Producer chats with Renman about making great music, how he got started in the record business and what he looks for when signing new acts.
Joey Papoutsis is the manager of EDM artist LOUIS THE CHILD.