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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Samantha Hissong

Music Business Reporter, Rolling Stone

Samantha Hissong is an L.A. native who was educated in Media Studies at Boston’s Emerson College. After university, she immediately jumped into a writing role at music trade HITS magazine, where she eventually earned the title of Editor and stayed for six years. She joined Rolling Stone as a music business reporter in January. Samantha has also worked as an assistant programmer and on-air personality for Dash Radio. She’s skilled in professional concert photography and has served on two entertainment-industry boards for cancer research at City of Hope and the TJ Martell Foundation.

Financial Clarity: Building an Artist-Centric Music Industry

This panel will focus on the challenges artists of all levels face when trying to get a handle on their financial picture. There is a total lack of financial tools and infrastructure for artists and. with the pandemic, the river of nickels coming in from a variety of revenue sources is more important than ever to have a grasp on. These experts know firsthand what the challenges that artists and their teams face when it comes to building true independence in the music industry and they have quite a few ideas on how to solve them.