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Ep. 71: Best Of: Johnny Minardi (Elektra / Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner)

Where Are All My Friends

Johnny Minardi is the VP of A&R at Elektra Music Group, Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records. He came on the podcast last year and had one of the most popular episodes to date! This is a “Best Of” version of that episode filled with his craziest stories, and most inspirational quotes. If you aren’t familiar with his work, he’s signed Tones and I, grandson, nothing, nowhere., The Band CAMINO, FEVER 333, AND works on DTA records with Travis Barker from Blink-182. In addition, he’s become one of my closest friends, and my mentor in music. It was an honor to have him share SO much of his wisdom in this episode. If you like it, make sure to go back to Ep. 11 to hear the full version! Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 2:12 - Who you are and what you do. Early days summarization. 4:27 - Going to his first show. 5:45 - Finding club shows and buying CDs from every band he could. 6:50 - High school and becoming engulfed in the Chicago music scene 12:45 - Starting a record label (LLR Records) with Tony Marino 15:30 - Shadowing Drive Thru Records 17:02 - Putting out the first The Academy Is… album 19:10 - Fueled By Ramen taking interest in The Academy Is… and John Janick coming to see them 21:18 - John Janick offering Johnny and Tony jobs at Fueled By Ramen 23:08 - Starting at FBR doing retail 24:15 - Learning as much as he could from John Janick 26:34 - Working retail for the first week of Panic! At The Disco’s first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and a career defining moment 32:31 - Randomly getting laid off and starting Self Titled MGMT 38:40 - Minardi and I meeting and us working together at Equal Vision Records 42:48 - Signing nothing, nowhere to EVR with the help of Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy and DCD2 46:40 - Going back to Fueled By Ramen 50:04 - Coming back strong and signing grandson, The Band CAMINO and FEVER 333 54:04 - Becoming a huge piece of Elektra Music Group with Gregg Nadel & Mike Easterlin 55:20 - Advice to artists looking to get signed // what does a good record deal look like? 1:00:56 - Advice to someone looking to work at a record label 1:05:20 - Why have you not started your project yet? 1:07:07 - What advice do you give your past self in the spot of most uncertainty? 1:08:30 - Shake the self doubt and don’t leave things to chance 1:11:11 - Where can everyone find you? Andrew Cramb: @andrew_ftw Johnny Minardi: @johnnyminardi Podcast: www.whereareallmyfriends.com If you’re finding this podcast for the first time and you like this episode, please do subscribe! The more the podcast grows, the more cool guests like Johnny I can have on the show!

1hr 12mins

9 Nov 2020

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URM Podcast with Jesse Cannon and Johnny Minardi

The Punk Rock MBA

Finn McKenty joins Eyal Levi on the URM Podcast with Jesse Cannon and Johnny Minardi. The guys dive deep into how bands are handling quarantine, knowing where to apply your energy and effort, and much more.Listen to the URM Podcast.Follow The Punk Rock MBA on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.Follow Finn McKenty on Instagram.Check out Finn's social media coaching program.PRMBA NewsletterPRMBA MerchProduced and edited by Deanna Chapman.Support The Punk Rock MBA on Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 45mins

5 Oct 2020

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EP 291 | Finn McKenty, Jesse Cannon, and Johnny Minardi

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

Finn McKenty is the Director of Operations at URM and runs The Punk Rock MBA. Jesse Cannon is the producer of The New Abnormal podcast, a published author, and a respected audio engineer. Johnny Minardi is the VP of A&R at Elektra Music Group.  ON THIS EPISODE: 3:45 – Dumbest shit said during quarantine 8:11 – Fixating on touring 19:34 ... Read More The post EP 291 | Finn McKenty, Jesse Cannon, and Johnny Minardi appeared first on Unstoppable Recording Machine.

1hr 42mins

16 Sep 2020

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EP 281 | Johnny Minardi

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

Johnny Minardi is the VP of A&R at Elektra Music Group. He also runs Self Titled Management where he manages the careers of producers such as Will Putney, Steve Evetts, Nolly, and more. ON THIS EPISODE: 3:33 – The double-edged sword of work travel 21:54 – Responding to adversity 28:57 – All Time Low’s album release 36:26 – Creative marketing ... Read More The post EP 281 | Johnny Minardi appeared first on Unstoppable Recording Machine.

1hr 30mins

8 Jul 2020

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008 - Johnny Minardi of Elektra Music Group

Relax, We're Professionals

Music business industry legend Johnny Minardi (Elektra Music Group, Fueled By Ramen, Equal Vision) joins me to talk about the current state of the community, his rise through the ranks of record labels, thoughts on how the industry has changed and who's...--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relaxwereprofessionals/support

1hr 27mins

1 Jul 2020

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Johnny Minardi (Vice President of A&R Elektra Music Group)

The Peer Pleasure Podcast

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Johnny Minardi is on the program today and I could not be more excited to share a conversation with one of the greats! This man has done it all and brought you some of your favorite bands of all time. From standing in front of tour buses waiting for a picture, to joining street teams, starting his own label and going to work for some of the best in the business, this man has done it right. Join Johnny and I as we walk through his rise through the business and see what I mean when I say one of the last true heroes of the music industry. Don't forget to rate and subscribe!Love the show?Support us on Patreon!www.patreon.com/peerpleasurepodcastVisit the website at:www.peerpleasurepodcast.comGo Rate, Write a Review and subscribe to the show now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow the show on Instagram: @peerpleasurepodFollow the show on Twitter:@podpeerpleasureFollow the show on Facebook:@peerppodYou can email me at:peerpleasurepod@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

27 May 2020

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Ep. 11: Johnny Minardi (Elektra / Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner)

Where Are All My Friends

Johnny Minardi is Senior Director of A&R at Elektra Music Group, Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner. In addition he’s one of my closest friends and my mentor in music. This episode was a special one. We go from the early days of him starting a label in Chicago, to some unexpected failures, successes and all things in-between. Then leading to an incredible come up story of him working his ass off and accomplishing some unbelievably cool career milestones. If you like this episode let us know and share it! I’m @andrew_ftw and he’s @johnnyminardi

2hr 9mins

27 Jun 2019

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Johnny Minardi: How to Start a Record Label

The Ride or Cry Podcast

Johnny Minardi stopped by the Ride or Cry office to talk about his career - past and present and how he got to where he is. Johnny is the senior director of A&R at Fueled By Ramen. He has had a helping hand in the career of pretty much every band that you like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

8 May 2018

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#15 - Johnny Minardi (Fueled By Ramen)

The 8123 Podcast

Johnny Minardi (A&R at Fueled By Ramen) joins the podcast to chat about getting his start in the music industry, releasing Panic! At The Disco's debut full length, and his history with The Maine!Also, check out Johnny's clothing Good Future Club(goodfutureclub.com) and take 20% off with the code '8123'.Do you have tickets for The Maine's upcoming tour? If not grab them now at www.themaineband.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/8123podcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/8123podcast/support

1hr 2mins

22 Feb 2018

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EP175 | Johnny Minardi

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

Johnny Minardi returns to the podcast to chat about the secrets of A&R, getting return clients, and why you need to view the success of others as inspiration. Between doing A&R for Roadrunner and Fueled By Ramen, managing producers with Self Titled Management, and Noise Creators Johnny is a great role model for how to get shit done in the ... Read More The post EP175 | Johnny Minardi appeared first on Unstoppable Recording Machine.

58mins

11 Dec 2017

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