The Future of Music Discovery: 2023 & Beyond

Nikisha Bailey, Phil Loutsis, Mira Silvers


The Future of Music Discovery: 2023 & Beyond

Episode Notes

“A fan a day” is basically anything that you’re doing to grow. Everything that you do should be cognisant of building an audience…

This episode features a panel discussion moderated by Marc Brown, Founder & CEO, Byta / byta.com 

Our guests are:  Mira Silvers (Head of Music, FORT Agency), Nikisha Bailey (GM, Nvak Collective Executive Board, The Recording Academy Global Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion, Women In Music) & Phil Loutsis (VP Community, AWAL)

Live music, festivals, and conferences. All of a sudden people were back in the same rooms listening to and talking about music again. 2022 was the year music finally came back from COVID.  Some of the same old challenges that have always been there did not go away. This episode comes up with a few ideas to move a music career forward.

 Here is a little more information on our panellists:

Mira Silvers

Originally from Atlanta, Mira Silvers is a young music executive & polymath, who serves as General Manager/Co-Founder of VICEVERSA, an emerging social-based record label and artist incubation platform. Additionally, she is an artist manager and the Head of Music at FORT, an independent female-led and Brown-owned agency focusing on a highly curated roster of artists for live development.

Phil Loutsis

Phil focuses his energies on helping indie artists build their careers. Part of his role at AWAL includes curating content to help creators and managers make the best use of their resources. A big part of building and sustaining those music careers – harnessing community with artists, creators and their teams. He enables artists and their teams to better tell their stories.

Nikisha Bailey

Forbes “Next 1000 list 2021” honoree, Nikisha Bailey is a community-driven entrepreneur, entertainment executive, and philanthropist with a lifelong commitment to music. Professionally, she is General Manager for the Nvak Collective – a next-generation record label & artist advocacy collective that embraces web3 to drive change for creators and intellectual property. She also serves as Vice President for The Recording Academy’s New York Chapter and is an Ambassador for the Academy’s Black Music Collective (BMC). 

Even if you stumble on this podcast deep into 2023, or further down the road, the ideas, strategies and inspired conversation that take place in this episode are well worth a listen, and are still relevant. Sustaining a career in music has never been easy but the landscape seems to be changing at an increased pace… or is it. Some things remain the same- like hard work and treating your music and yourself like a business, other things- streaming, TikTok offer up new opportunities and challenges.

#HowWeListen Live: In Conversation

00:10 – Byta.com

02:49 – FORT Agency, MMF CanadaVICEVERSA Records

03:51 – AWAL

04:32 – Nvak CollectiveThe Recording AcademyWomen In Music

14:13 – Chartmetric

19:57 – Girl In Red

25:53 – 1000 Super Fans

30:49 – Byta

33:00 – Muni Long

33:31 – Jazmine SullivanDenzel Curry

40:15 – Artist as CEO

51:57 –  SubmitHub

55:21 – Byta.com

Music by Fin Productions and Oliver Lyu

Bonus Material: 

#MethodToMyMusic weekly interviews

Digital Dialogue Guest Blogs

Show Contributors

Marc Brown
Nikisha Bailey
Phil Loutsis
Jamie Ford
Jen Pomphrey
Colin MacKenzie
FIN Productions
Oliver Lyu
Mira Silvers