SOURCE: Business RadioX

Business RadioX

March 02, 2015 10:00 ET

Midtown Business Radio Features Emerging Artist Network and SoundRiver Advisors

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 02, 2015) - On February 3, 2015, host CW Hall with Midtown Business Radio sat down with experts from Emerging Artist Network and SoundRiver Advisors. Bo Wilkins, Partner with SoundRiver Advisors who focuses on insurance strategies and solutions introduced listeners to Dave Sutton with Emerging Artist Network. Sutton brought along his partner, well-known guitarist, Peter Stroud.

Sutton and Stroud helped start the technology company Emerging Artist Network. With his extensive background as a marketing expert with TopRight Partners charged with helping companies expand their brands' awareness, Sutton saw an opportunity to fill a void in the entertainment industry. He leveraged his experience with brand development and marketing with a passion for music to help develop a technology platform that utilizes a collection of data points about emerging bands as well as brands.  The data enables Emerging Artist Network to use gamification and analytics to match brands seeking to grow with emerging artists whose data profile and band dynamic matches the picture for that particular brand.

"Emerging Artist Network seeks to get to know a band, their style/genre, and their listeners and using innovative algorithms, they're able to match artists with brands who are looking to include musical acts in their brand awareness campaigns," explained Sutton.

Sutton and Stroud talked about how challenging the music business is now for artists to make money on their music, outside of touring. In today's digital age that has changed the way fans purchase music, royalties have declined significantly. That means emerging artists must look for sources of revenue to support their creative efforts and recording costs through such channels as strategic relationships with brands willing to sponsor their work.

According to Stroud, "Securing sponsorship has often had a negative stigma in the music industry among artists, being viewed as selling out." Emerging Artist Network seeks to let the bands they work with be who they are rather than seeking to change them to fit a sponsor.

Learn more about Emerging Artist Network by listening to this interview in its entirety on Midtown Business Radio.

About Midtown Business Radio:

Each week, from the Business RadioX® studio in Midtown, host CW Hall interviews Atlanta's top business professionals to learn what makes them the best at what they do. Midtown Business Radio airs on Tuesdays at 11:30am Eastern.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they're doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don't have to worry about being ambushed or talking in "sound bites." Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit:

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