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On January 13, 2017, Jody HiGHROLLER, aka, Peach Panther, aka, RiFF RaFF, dropped by Full Sail for an hour long interview. RiFF RaFF claims he got his start in the music business because of his entrepreneurial childhood, work ethic, business mind-set, and limitless, let’s do it now, mindset.
Because of RiFF RaFF’s limitless mind-set, he has delved into many projects. These projects include: Freestyle mixtapes, studio quality recordings, reality shows, being a guest on a comedy show, directing and creating his own music video, creating a movie that will go to theaters, creating 100 YouTube videos in one year, and modeling fashion lines.
RiFF RaFF dropped some major wisdom on Full Sail regarding what to look for in artist managers, his best practices for collaborations and the philosophy he lives his life by. When it comes to artist managers, he says, the best thing a potential manager can do for their client is to lay out everything step by step and write everything down. Anything that is mutually agreed upon should be put in writing so that both parties can know what is expected of them. He also made a solid point that it is helpful for artist managers to lay out where all the money is going and if the artist manager has to say no, show the artist where the yes is. As far as collaborations are concerned, RiFF RaFF simply works with artists that he likes and believes in. He also emphasized that there are no deadlines on collaborations. You create them and release them when the time feels right. Lastly, a philosophy that RiFF RaFF lives by. He believes in following your path of what does not feel like work to you. Essentially, following your passions.
I’ll leave you with this amazing quote that RiFF RaFF left us with, “Sometimes the best advice is your own advice.”
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