S01E02: Empowering Creators From Music to Livestream Shopping w/ Tom Ngo of Popshop Live
Masters of Niche
Tom Ngo should actually have two episodes given how much he has done He was one of the first people to scout and manage the Far East Movement, the hip hop group to become the first Asian American artist to hit the #1 on the Billboard hot 100. He co-founded the imprint which would later become 88 Rising is now the Head of Content at Popshop Live, a livestreaming shopping app dubbed the “qvc for Gen Z which reportedly recently raised a round valued at $100M led by Benchmark. During this conversation we talk about all aspects of Tom's career and his core principles behind his success. Be sure to follow Tom @TomNgo422 and Popshop Live @popshop_live! The facts: Masters of Niche is hosted and produced by Maurice Eisenmann. You can get in touch with him on Twitter at @MREisenmann and you can follow the pod @MastersNiche. The music used is Blitz by LonePeakMusic
#10 Tom Ngo: A Journey from Poppin’ Bottles to PopShop Live
The WLD Show
At 19, Tom Ngo, started club promoting by passing out flyers. In no time, he set out to become the Asian American Puff Daddy, throwing his own nightclub events and managing artists.Always the visionary and innovator, Tom has helped push Asian American representation to where we are today. Over his career, Tom has:Managed Asian American artists like Far East Movement, MC Jin, Dumbfounded, and Keith Ape.Helped create CXSHXNLY, an Asian American artist management company that later became 88rising.Helped create ISATV, an Asian American Media platform, with co-creaters Wongfu Productions and Far East Movement.Founded Jetset LA, an Asian American events company, that has done over 4000 nightclub events.Today, Tom is the head of content for PopShop Live a livestreaming e-commerce app. Find Tom online:Tom Ngo TED Talk: I am Azn AmericanGood Luck Glow Up Podcast: @goodluckglowup@tomngo422PopShop Live: popshop.liveA16Z's Article on Livestream E-commerce: Shopatainment: Video Shopping as EntertainmentPlease subscribe to our podcast! You can find the latest episodes and notes at:Website:willandlee.show/Instagram: @will.and.lee.show
Never judge a book by their cover, they say. Minji’s friend, fellow podcaster, & former party promoter Tom Ngo says otherwise. You just gotta make sure to be curious and open-minded about what’s actually between the covers. In this episode, Minji and Tom go down the rabbit hole of hustling, dating, partying, and all the misconceptions about those who seem to participate in all three at once. They chat about their own first impressions of one another, whether they were accurate or not, and how they’ve both grown to reconcile who they come off to be vs who they really are. Tom shares his insights on growing from a lost boy who was prone to social pressures to a grown man, confident professional, and a more responsible adult. If you’ve ever questioned how to outgrow your former self to move onward & upward, this episode is for you. This week's guest: Tom Ngo (IG: @tomngo422) Follow Minji on: Twitter (@minjeeeezy) Instagram (@minjeezy) Our theme song is "Yellow Ranger" by Awkwafina Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter and support our Patreon This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective Produced by @marvinyueh
Los Angeles native Tom Ngo is the man behind some of YouTube’s hottest acts, from Far East Movement to Joseph Vincent. Tune in as Matt and Tom catch up over coffee, as they share a love of live music, travel experiences, and all things food.