By: Sacha Walton, SWI Management Group
It was 1984, and I remember listening to the radio to what we now know as old-school hip hop flooding the airwaves. The days of Beat Street, New York City Breakers, Pumas with the fat shoe laces, DJ battles, UTFO, and The Rapping Duke, while everyone was doing the Wop and singing La-Di-Da-Di. “6 minutes Dougie Fresh You’re On!” Listening to DJ Red Alert Hot 97 mixtapes, with female duo Frick and Frack.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of hip hop, I can’t help but give a shout-out to the queens of hip hop who blazed the trail for many female rappers for Women’s History Month.
For Black History Month, Underground Music Collective presented a special live virtual panel, Succeeding as a Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry, on Wednesday, February 15. Our panel of multi-disciplinary music industry veterans shared their experiences navigating the industry as a Black creative, the challenges they’ve encountered and overcome, and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Want more educational opportunities like this? Join our next virtual panel, Succeeding as a Woman in the Music Industry, on International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8). And, if you want to help us expand our educational and community resource offerings, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.
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Our recent conversations with Keith Evan Gay, Adam Arnold (a.k.a. Scotty Rock), and Sacha Walton of SWI Management Group will give you all the motivation you need to start a new week strong.
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Sacha Walton is the founder of SWI Management Group. An international speaker, business strategist, podcast host, author, and event producer, Sacha empowers entrepreneurs — including independent musicians — to take a holistic approach to business.
On today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, we learn about Sacha, and dive into her books, Beyond the Music: A Music Artist Entrepreneurship Guide, and The Ugly Truth About Entrepreneurship.
P.S.: Register for our free virtual panel, ‘Succeeding as Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry,’ taking place Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. CT.
As an independent artist, the task of running a business is not easy. The challenges of staying ahead of the competition, keeping up with industry trends, and growing your fanbase can be daunting. But with the right resources and a little bit of dedication, it is possible to make your music business successful.
Whether you are a rising artist, or someone who has been in the game for a while, understanding taxes and business ownership is key to success. This article will help you make sense of the different tax strategies that apply to music artists, as well as strategies for structuring your business and minimizing your tax liabilities.
My name is Sacha Walton, and I help independent music artists operate as business owners to better navigate the business of the music industry with ease. It is my belief that “An Educated Artist Creates Leverage,” which is a quote from my book, Beyond The Music: A Music Artist Entrepreneurship Guide.
Last week, we announced that we’ll be hosting a free virtual panel in commemoration of Black History Month, titled Succeeding as a Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry, on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. CT. This special event will give multi-disciplinary music industry veterans a chance to share their experiences navigating the industry as a Black creative, the challenges they’ve encountered and overcome, and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Today, we’re back with the official panelist announcement!
Meet the Panelists