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Strictly Business

Industry leaders converse about business deals, strategy and the future of media and entertainment.

  • Evan Bogart Talks Writing Songs for Beyonce and Rihanna, and the "Spinning Gold" Biopic About His Dad, Casablanca Records Founder Neil Bogart
    by iHeartPodcasts on March 15, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    Evan Bogart is a first-class multitasker who's written hit songs for Beyonce and Rihanna, owns a publishing company that recently acquired […]

  • ‘I Produce Money’: Why a CBS Veteran Left the C-Suite to Become a Media Entrepreneur
    by iHeartPodcasts on March 8, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    TV distribution executive Scott Koondel details the launch of his Sox Entertainment banner and why it is well-positioned to take advantage […]

  • It’s a Wonderful Life for Specialty Content Distributor Fathom Events
    by iHeartPodcasts on March 1, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, explains how the Denver-based firm has managed to buck the box office downtrend with a roster of special […]

  • In the Groove With Verve Records' Jamie Krents as Label Racks Up Grammys
    by iHeartPodcasts on February 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Jamie Krents, a 25-year veteran of Universal Music Group, runs the Verve, Impulse! and Verve Forecast imprints, original home to Ella […]

  • 'Unscripted' Book Authors Offer Lessons on Redstone Succession Drama
    by iHeartPodcasts on February 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning authors James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams of The New York Times discuss their investigations into the downfalls of […]

  • Super Bowl Kicks Off Pivotal Time for Barstool Sports Head Coach Erika Ayers
    by iHeartPodcasts on February 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Barstool Sports CEO Erika Ayers returns to Strictly Business to discuss a big month for her company, which is set to be wholly acquired […]

  • Fine-Tuning TV: Top Executives on Content and Distribution Strategies for the Streaming Transition
    by iHeartPodcasts on February 1, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman of Universal Studio Group, and Erin McPherson, chief content officer of Verizon Consumer Group, discuss how […]

  • Lead Execs At Netflix Ads, Pinterest Content Share Their Strategies
    by iHeartPodcasts on January 25, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Netflix president of worldwide advertising Jeremi Gorman and Pinterest chief content officer Malik Ducard split a double-interview episode […]

  • The Mind Behind Hartbeat, Kevin Hart's Media Venture
    by iHeartPodcasts on January 18, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Thai Randolph is CEO of Hartbeat, the production company Kevin Hart founded with an eye on creating comedy across media platforms. She […]

  • State of the Song Trade With Warner Chappell Music Publishing Co-Chair Carianne Marshall
    by iHeartPodcasts on January 11, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    As the Grammy Awards prepares to present its first ever Songwriter of the Year honor, Warner Chappell Music Publishing Co-Chair Carianne […]

  • Deals, Disruption and Drive: Strictly Business 2022 in Review
    by iHeartPodcasts on January 4, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Our 2022 retrospective highlights favorite guests, moments and most significant industry trends in media and entertainment, as selected by […]

  • The St. Jude Story: How Hollywood Stars and Immigrants Came Together to Save Lives
    by iHeartPodcasts on December 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Producer Tony Thomas tells the story of how his father, entertainer Danny Thomas, pulled together Hollywood stars and Lebanese and Syrian […]

  • Startup Story: Range Media Partners Builds a New Model Talent Management Firm
    by iHeartPodcasts on December 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Peter Micelli and Jack Whigham of Range Media Partners outline their vision for the startup representation firm that aims to reinvent […]

  • Hollywood Talent Agency APA Takes a Big Swing at 60
    by iHeartPodcasts on December 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Jim Gosnell and Jim Osborne, CEO and president of APA, discuss the dramatic changes that have swept across the content business and […]

  • ‘Stranger Things’ Happened: Sony Music Publishing’s Amy Coles on Resurrecting the Kate Bush Classic; It’s ‘About Damn Time’ Lizzo Producer Ricky Reed Got His Due as an Entrepreneur
    by iHeartPodcasts on November 30, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    How did Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” become one of the most-consumed songs of 2022, 37 years after its original release? […]

  • “It’s All Upside”: A Hollywood Veteran Mines for Gold at Wattpad Webtoon Studios
    by iHeartPodcasts on November 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    David Madden, global head of entertainment for Wattpad Webtoon Studios, discusses his mandate to develop TV and film projects based on new […]

  • There's Life After ‘Dead’ for Skybound Entertainment
    by iHeartPodcasts on November 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    The TV megahit "The Walking Dead" will end its historic run on AMC this week, but that conclusion doesn't mark the end of the franchise. […]

  • Riot Games Tackles TV Production Its Own Way
    by iHeartPodcasts on November 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    To make its animated Netflix series "Arcane," Riot Games didn't follow the typical Hollywood rules. Marc Merrill, co-founder and president […]

  • Wondery CEO Jen Sargent Explains Amazon Prime's Podcast Push
    by iHeartPodcasts on November 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

    It's another double-dose episode on the podcast this week about...podcasts. First, Jen Sargent gives us an inside look at how Amazon Prime […]

  • Hollywood's "Picks and Shovels": Why Hudson Pacific is Investing Big in Studio Space and Production Services
    by iHeartPodcasts on October 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Jeff Stotland, executive VP of global studios for Hudson Pacific, explains why the real estate investment trust has been buying up studio […]

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