Building a Career in Music: Insights from Andy Day, Founder & CEO of Capital A
On this episode of the Liberty Music PR’s podcast, Bee Adamic interviews Andy Day, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capital A, an M&A advisory for marketing and communications agencies. In the interview, Andy shares his extensive history in the music industry, from his early beginnings to his current work identifying and supporting agencies through selling their business.
One of Andy’s major accomplishments in the music industry was starting the industry giant online magazine, Gigwise. It started as a website where he reviewed bands and took photos, but it quickly became very popular and he became a permanent fixture in Liverpool’s music scene. Andy also worked as a manager and manager’s assistant for a company called 115 management, which was run by Jools Holland’s manager. Despite getting fired from the job due to his over-enthusiastic approach to work, he persevered and continued to work in the industry.
During the podcast, Andy also talks about his favorite social media platforms for musicians and how he would make waves online if he were starting out today. He shares that he is a big fan of Instagram, as it’s an excellent platform for sharing photos and videos, as well as connecting with fans. He also emphasizes the importance of being consistent with content creation and having a clear branding strategy.
Additionally, Andy discusses how mindfulness has helped him in some of his most difficult times. He emphasizes that it’s important to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health. This is a message that he tries to promote to all of his clients, as he believes that taking care of yourself is essential to building a successful career in the music industry.
Overall, the podcast provides invaluable information and insight for musicians looking to build their careers in the industry. Andy’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and hard work, and his advice is applicable to anyone looking to make their mark in the music industry.