#63 - Nima Etminan On Working with Snoop Dogg as Teenager, Disrupting An Industry through EMPIRE and Diving into Rap Culture

Season 1 | Episode 63
1h 19m | Feb 2, 2022

Nima is the COO of Empire Distribution Records and Publishing, an American distribution company and record label founded in 2008 by Gazi Shami and headquartered in San Francisco, California. In his teenage years, he started as a writer contributor in DubCNN, a website for west coast music. In his teenage year Nima was interviewing popular and rising hip-hop artists. He has also produced groundbreaking album records for acclaimed musicians, including 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and many more.

After finishing his Master’s degree in Media Management Program in Hamburg Media School, Germany, he moved to the US and learned the ins and outs of the US music industry.

I highly recommend listening to the entire episode because we cover interesting topics, not only about the hip-hop music industry, changes in music streaming over the years, the decline of piracy, but also about showing up every day to pursue the thing you’re most passionate about. 

I hope you learned something out of that episode! Now go crush it out there and remember to be nice with our planet - we only got one!

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