How Brian “Z” Zisook became the founder of DJBooth & Audiomack! | Ep. 128

This week’s podcast guest is Brian “Z” Zisook – the founder of and Audiomack! is a popular hip-hop music blog site that produces content such as opinion articles, album reviews, artist interviews and much more. Audiomack is a music streaming platform that is rising to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud both as a place for people to listen to music and for rising artists to share their music. In this episode, Brian takes us through his wild journey to founding two successful music platforms!

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  • Ben’s Intro (0:00)
  • Intro to Brian // DJ Booth & Audiomack origins (2:56)
  • Getting into music and journalism (8:20)
  • College years & DJing at school radio (19:34)
  • Transitioning into the work field (30:45)
  • Producing content for DJ Booth (36:41)
  • Album reviews // Maintain reputation and relationships (49:15)
  • Music publication industry // Content variation (1:02:50)
  • Starting AudioMack (1:11:24)
  • Finding balance between work and family (1:21:35)
  • Q&A (1:25:55)
  • Current plans (1:31:00)
  • Outro (1:36:42)


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