THE MUSIC INDUSTRY & WHY THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN | TRENDIFIER #52 - GIO KAY
Giorgios “GIO KAY” Karadonis is a Record Executive, Artist Manager, Music Publisher, & Producer. Currently, he is the Founder & CEO of Aktive Records. Furthermore, in 2020, Gio founded Fazo Unlimited, a music distribution company serving independent artists.
8:03 - That time Gio dislocated Julian’s shoulder; “Being a boss”; Partners over employees
24:38 - The 3 Types of People who exist in this world; The entrepreneur mindset; The problems with the US school system; Gio rips the banking system as a parallel of the education system; Why aren’t Bruce Springsteen & Bon Jovi taking us all to school?
48:17 - Why Gio lives for what he does; Building Aktive Records; Pop Culture, Social Media, and why the youngest generations drive everything; Gio gives his twelve cents on the Clubhouse App
1:04:36 - Cancel Culture and why it makes no sense
1:13:26 - The consumer mindset; “If your work is good, people will come”; Why plan B’s and C’s are misguided
1:26:44 - The parallels between the schools, the education system and corporate culture; The Student Debt Crisis and Why College debt is a disgraceful system
1:41:53 - When the rebel becomes the establishment; The Winklevoss Twins and why Gio thinks they’re “Cappers”; Steve Jobs and the customer’s desires; Gio talks about his Greek roots
2:09:07 - The stigma behind sticking to your culture; Gio talks about living in Greece during the height of the Pandemic; “People who know but don’t know”
2:19:31 - Julian and Gio talk about The Borgata; The problem with people who “claim” relationships; The court of public opinion; Gio talks about his brother (Rapper, Lil Benzy) and the development of his career; Gio and Julian talk Generational Wealth; The guys listen to Lil Benzy’s new unreleased song