Key Takeaways from Pharrell’s Career Retrospective with NPR’s Jason King

On Monday, October 26th, 2015, Pharrell Williams sat down with with Jason King, professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and host of NPR Music’s R&B channel “I”ll Take You There,” for an in-depth career retrospective.

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Sam Valenti IV of Drip & Ghostly Approaches Business as Artist & Fan

Welcome to Out of the Vault, where we ask industry executives to reveal insider information that can only be learned from years in the field in an attempt to help creators be smarter about their business.

In our first installment of the series, founder of Ghostly International and co-founder of Drip, Sam Valenti IV discusses how he finds new talent, the importance of a creator’s sense of self, and what he looks for in partnerships.

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Unlocked: Ratking Embodies the Importance of Authenticity and Practice

In the first installment of Unlocked, we trace the success of Harlem-based rap trio, Ratking and discuss the success of ‘700 Fill’ with former BitTorrent Chief Content Officer, Matt Mason as well as the importance of an authentic product and blending into different mediums with the group’s prolific producer, Sporting Life.

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Hi, we’re Stem.

Imagine a world where you, as a creator, can consistently get paid for your work with clarity. For each song you write, recording you make, and video you film, it is simple to understand and collect the money you’ve earned. With so many new platforms, it is hard to know where to begin.

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