Kashif shares his thoughts with us regarding the changes in the way business is done in the music industry since the publication of his bestselling book Everything You Better Know About The Record Industry. Even many things have changed, there are tons of great business practices that remain and if you haven’t had a chance to read Kashif’s book I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this business!


Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.