VP, Digital & Product Management, Robbins Entertainment
I am the Vice President of Digital & Product Management at Robbins Entertainment, overseeing all new release and catalog sales, streams, marketing and distribution. I have been a key contributor to the label’s many successes including hits such as Afrojack's “Take Over Control,” Runaground's “Chase You Down,” Glenn Morrison's “Goodbye,” Cascada’s “Evacuate The Dancefloor” and “Everytime We Touch,” DHT’s “Listen To Your Heart,” and DJ Sammy’s “Heaven.”
Also, as a current board member of A2IM (American Association of Independent Music), I led the charge and created the very popular “A2IM Mentor Program”. The A2IM Mentor Program promotes the mission of music industry education and connection-building on a qualitative level. This unique program supports the professional and personal development of independent music executives across all career stages.
The Evolution of the Indie Label – What Does the Future Hold?
10/13/21, 5:00 PM
How have indies evolved to compete in today’s music environment? From adapting to a streaming-dominated market, the migration of physical to chiefly vinyl, navigating D2C and other revenue streams, and the changed working environment and lack of artist touring during the pandemic, today’s indies are operating markedly different businesses than only a half-decade ago.
What are the advantages to artists to work with indies? Has the economics of a frothy new artist signing climate affected indies? How do indies compete and continue to offer a different value proposition from majors, service companies or distributors?
We’ll also look at what the pandemic has taught us unique to our business that we can utilize in future years; competing in a DSP-dominated streaming business; the roles of press and radio for indie labels and their artists; and the roles of digital and conventional distributors.