In the autumn of last year, I reached a point when I was just sick of being forced to scroll down my never-ending LinkedIn feed or to almost accidentally read on random websites and blogs about music industry’s breaking news and current “stats and facts”. Because of my newly adopted behaviour to follow news not on a daily but weekly basis that resulted from reading “Make Time” by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, subscribing to the famous Billboard Magazine to stay informed was just the right thing! Let me tell you a little bit more about the Billboard Magazine and its offering.
A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine at the media agency came up to me in the lunch break and told me “Hey Benjamin, this might be interesting for you! Take some minutes and check this out”. What she presented to me definitively mesmerised me! To reveal the secret, it was the new Gimlet Media‘s podcast called “Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty” which was launched in mid of June 2017. Every Friday a new episode of this podcast will be released. You can listen to it on Apple Podcast, Spotify (not for all countries available) or directly on the Gimlet website. From my point of view, it is comparable to a high quality and professionally produced BBC documentation which I really like. Just audible and with a big portion of urban flair. So what is it about?