#163 – Finding New Ways To Do Business In A Brand New World

How to get into the music industry
In this episode, we talk with Guy Robinson, the founder and CEO of the Coalition Agency based in London, England. Our conversation covers how the college live music market has mostly disappeared due to not only the pandemic but new tastes and lifestyles in the young adult market in how they approach their music and discover new artists without attending shows.

We also discuss how his company found a new way of creating live productions that attract a new audience in a format not previously considered the norm when it comes to concerts.

The Coalition Agency represents, imagines, and delivers dynamic shows, artists, and brands worldwide. Their artists include Nick Grimshaw, Greg James, and Ministry of Sound, as well as owning music and entertainment brands such as “Just Can’t Get Enough 80’s” and their recently launched “Car Park Party.”



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