Today’s guest is manager and independent record label owner Tal Oz. Tal began his career on the engineering side, working at Interscope, where he would eventually transition into A&R. He continued his A&R path at Mom+Pop Music before moving into producer, mixer, and artist management. Some of his current management clients include Doug Schadt, Evan Sutton, and Rob Cohen. He’s also recently co-founded a boutique independent label called Hundred Days. We have a great chat about switching from the recording studio to the record label, 100 hour work weeks, assisting Jimmy Iovine, and the importance of finding the the next thing that excites you.
In this episode we'll dig in on...
Working in a hotbed of amazing major label artists
The recording studio is a service business
Seeing the writing on the wall of the future of engineering
Switching into the label side and working as Jimmy Iovine's Assistant
Linn Drum Samples
Understanding record deals, what you get and what you give up
Management for producers and engineers
Learning to read the data
Finding a unique element to define a sound
Scaling as an independent artist
Creating a brand as an engineer or mixer... it's about value
Leaving college to attend Musician's Institute
Engineering for Ron Fair
Stephen Pressfield https://amzn.to/3PH6fWQ ("The Art of War")
Tiago Forte https://amzn.to/3yThV1N ("Building a Second Brain")
https://amzn.to/3aQO7uJ (The Defiant Ones) documentary
Travis' Intro: Planning for Creativity
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Guest: Tal Oz
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd)
Theme Music: inter.ference