Uncle Earl & The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents
The Music Masters SeriesFeaturing Mr. Ron Spaulding!
In today’s show, Uncle Earl invites a true legendary music mogul to chew the fat
and lay down some knowledge, wisdom and understanding about Life, Music & The Biz!
Ron Spaulding and Jacob Reardon ( Character – Chance “For 20” Movie).
Double Z ft. Uncle Earl, Tech N9ne ft. 2 Chains & B.O.B.,
Scarface ft. Master P. & Tupac, George Jones, Mike Jones, Brad Paisley,
J Poetic, Satin Jackets, Ressurectz, Trap Door Social, Kuchimatl, Those People,
Howard Hewett, Regina Belle & Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley, Full Force.
When people learn about my background,
they wonder how a small-town guy ended up as a senior executive
building 8-figure businesses for iconic companies.
Maybe it’s because I’ve spent my life trying to achieve perfection.
Hey, if you shoot for the stars and miss,
you at least get to the moon!
Early in my career as a retail buyer,
I chose the jobs that would teach me the most.
When I jumped to the sales side at JCI and, later,
Priority Records, I learned everything about urban music.
I simultaneously built a reputation with artists and business leaders,
sharing market insights with my retail partners.
This led to rapid promotions, huge sales,
and a growing Rolodex of trusted allies
(see my 90+ heartfelt recommendations).
Eight years after my hire as a regional rep in Minnesota,
I ended my tenure with Priority as VP of Sales in Los Angeles,
having grown sales 900%.
Integrating Capitol Music Group into Universal Music Group
and growing market share overall to 7.5% (#2) within 18 months
Transforming Fontana Distribution (Universal Music Group)
from a domestic brand to a global one,
doubling market share and turning losses into 7-figure EBITDA.
Growing Asylum/East West Records (Warner Music Group)
sales from zero to $40M in first 12 months.
Increased market share from 5.6% (#6)
to 7.5% (#2) in 18 month period of time.
Leading sales group at Elektra Entertainment
(Warner Music) through 2 downsizings
and emerging with sales successes that included
the #2 best-selling release in the company’s history.
Having thrived in one of the world’s toughest industries,
executing 5 company reorganizations and/or mergers,
I’m certainly no stranger to change.
I’m always interested in solving business puzzles and exchanging ideas.
Broadcast # 245
Air Date 7/6/15
Radioactive Broadcasting Network, Barbara Beach, MusicXray,
Mike McCready,Donald Tyler, The Akademia Music Awards,
DJC Cru Productions
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