Ian Rogers (@iancr) interviews Craig Kallman, dance DJ and CEO of Atlantic Records, at the Electronic Dance Music Biz conference 2012. Craig discusses his early days as a DJ in NYC, starting his own record label, and discovering the latests artists Atlantic.
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00:00 – Intro. Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic records
00:35 – How Craig got into music – Early days as a DJ
02:40 – Starting Big Beat Records
04:10 – Favorite music before Big Beat
05:10 – Why he focused on House music with Big Beat – Selling to Atlantic
08:00 – Sonos… with DeadMau5! Thank you Sonos for supporting TWiMusic. Follow Sonos @sonos on Twitter
11:50 – What working at Atlantic Records means to him
14:40 – Who discovers talent first, Atlantic or fans?
17:00 – Defining success in 2012 (as opposed to 1999)
21:10 – Rebooting Big Beat Records. Why now? (Finding Skrillex, Martin Solveig and DJ Chuckie)
23:45 – Thanks MOG for sponsoring TWiMusic! Follow @mogdotcom and @twimusik and tweet at us your playlist. Let us know you like the show!
26:00 – Craig’s thoughts on the dance music explosion and going from DJ to music executive
30:00 – Branding artists
31:45 – What’s really changed in music?