Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Zoë Young, CEO of A&R University, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

A&R University is an online community designed to help aspiring artists, A&Rs, music managers, music producers, and more take the next step in their careers. Learn more about the music industry and what it takes to make the next hit song. As an A&R University member, you will be able to attend weekly live sessions hosted by industry professionals, access tools and resources on the platform, and network with other like-minded people in the industry.

Tell us about yourself

I am a leading female music executive behind superstars French Montana, BIA, Blac Youngsta, DDG, and more. I am the former VP of A&R at Epic Records, home to some of the biggest names in the music industry.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Garnering over 50 members and helping them get on the right track to a sustainable career in the music industry.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things is building a budget where I can offer the most value to members of my community.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Create a strong business model.
  2. Offer value to your customers.
  3. Make an impact with your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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