Secret Academy Episode - Mickael Zibi
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As a multi-platinum international producer, singer, songwriter, DJ, award winning director and owner of Cold Chamber Studios - Mickael Zibi is a top-notch example of a music entrepreneur who has successfully capitalized on more than just his artistic ability to create amazing sounds. Having a unique ability to connect-the-dots and see opportunities that others often miss, Mickael has been able to capitalize on many different verticals across the music industry, while simultaneously emerging himself in other ventures such as starting a creative agency that caters to commercial and corporate clients to branching into the screen printing business, all while still running his award winning studio in Houston. From humble beginnings working hard and recording his first songs in his closet to working with music industry titans like Snoop Dog, Busta Rhymes, and Baby Bash (to name a few), Mickael divulges the music industry secrets of success and gives us the scoop on what it really takes to become successful and make it big in the music business.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How he been able to connect-the-dots to take advantage of various business opportunities in the music industry
  • Why being involved in so many verticals has given him a competitive advantage within his industry
  • The way social media and increased accessibility online is transforming the music industry and the best way for artists to gain exposure
  • What is the “right” way to break into the music business
  • The importance of focusing on the quality of music you deliver first, and your image later
  • How to successfully network and build strategic relationships by constantly focusing on what you give to, not what you get from others
  • How he has successfully launched a creative agency catering to corporate and commercial clients leveraging the same tools he uses for Cold Chamber Studios
  • His reason for branching into the billion dollar screen printing industry
  • How to brand one business to wear different identities for different target audiences
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