The Music Makers
The Music Makers
Andy Kushner
Episode 21 Katie Vinten: Founder of Black Diamond Artist Management & Co-Founder of Facet House, Facet Records, and Facet Publishing
51 minutes Posted Aug 7, 2020 at 12:00 am.
] Katie Vinten is on her way to becoming a music industry mogul. [01:59] Why is music so important to Katie?  [07:00] Who were Katie’s favorite artists as she was growing up?  [09:10] When she was in the Tisch School of the Arts, what was she going for?  [12:15] What drew her to L.A.?  [13:43] Learn more about her first job in the music industry and why it was so impactful. [19:33] Katie shares the highlights of her time at Warner Chappell. [22:30] Working with and signing Justin Tranter was one of her most significant contributions to Warner Chappell. [25:15] Why she felt like they had a true partnership.  [28:09] Learn why she decided to step away from the corporate world to create her own company. [32:02] What does managing songwriters and producers entail?  [35:18] One element of Katie’s version of creativity is figuring out the right writers to pair with the right artists.  [37:31] Why she and Justin founded Facet House. [40:06] How does she feel about her ability to face risks?  [42:44] What does she recommend aspiring writers and producers do as they seek management?  [46:04] Is misogyny still prevalent in the music industry?  [49:17] Why you have to shift your perspective on success and growth.    LINKS & RESOURCES Katie Vinten: www.facethouse.com Katie on Instagram @Facethouse @Blackdiamondartistmgmt @healthiswealthwithkatie   Follow The Music Makers:  The Music Makers on Instagram The Music Makers podcast theme song was written and produced by Andy Kushner with help from the rhythm section and horn players of the band, SoundConnection: Elliot Jefferson, Lamonte Silver, Keith Hammond, Roy Lambert, Joe Herrera, and Craig Alston.   Sponsor: Kushner Entertainment    Check out Andy's Other Podcast: The Wedding Biz
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Music is the way to the soul and for many it is the balm needed to make it through rough times. For Katie Vinten, music helped her through the rough times and elevated the wonderful times. She has always been drawn to music and has since taken the music industry by storm.  Katie always knew she needed a creative outlet which drove her to seek out NYU’s Tisch as her school of choice for college. Not wanting to stay too comfortable, she decided on a change of scenery after college and moved out west to L.A. It was there that her career in music would flourish.  Katie became an assistant to EMI publishing legend, Jon Platt, and from there proved that she was meant to be in the industry. Through his belief in her, and following her own gut, she managed to find and sign several amazing artists. She quickly moved through the ranks but realized after the birth of her daughter that it was time to follow her own dreams.  It was then that she formed Black Diamond Artist Management and then co-founded Facet House with singer and mega hit songwriter, Justin Tranter. Under her watch, they’ve achieved literally billions of streams! Listen as we chat about everything including what drives her to make her way in an industry that historically has not been kind to women.  Her drive and determination have marked the music industry for the better and she shares that passion with everyone she works with! Show Highlights: [00:10] Katie Vinten is on her way to becoming a music industry mogul. [01:59] Why is music so important to Katie?  [07:00] Who were Katie’s favorite artists as she was growing up?  [09:10] When she was in the Tisch School of the Arts, what was she going for?  [12:15] What drew her to L.A.?  [13:43] Learn more about her first job in the music industry and why it was so impactful. [19:33] Katie shares the highlights of her time at Warner Chappell. [22:30] Working with and signing Justin Tranter was one of her most significant contributions to Warner Chappell. [25:15] Why she felt like they had a true partnership.  [28:09] Learn why she decided to step away from the corporate world to create her own company. [32:02] What does managing songwriters and producers entail?  [35:18] One element of Katie’s version of creativity is figuring out the right writers to pair with the right artists.  [37:31] Why she and Justin founded Facet House. [40:06] How does she feel about her ability to face risks?  [42:44] What does she recommend aspiring writers and producers do as they seek management?  [46:04] Is misogyny still prevalent in the music industry?  [49:17] Why you have to shift your perspective on success and growth.    LINKS & RESOURCES Katie Vinten: www.facethouse.com Katie on Instagram @Facethouse @Blackdiamondartistmgmt @healthiswealthwithkatie   Follow The Music Makers:  The Music Makers on Instagram The Music Makers podcast theme song was written and produced by Andy Kushner with help from the rhythm section and horn players of the band, SoundConnection: Elliot Jefferson, Lamonte Silver, Keith Hammond, Roy Lambert, Joe Herrera, and Craig Alston.   Sponsor: Kushner Entertainment    Check out Andy's Other Podcast: The Wedding Biz