Meet Cassie Leachman and Matthew Farrelly, founders of the music production, artist management, and record label Capricious Productions. They are the first to be profiled in new podcast series called Young Entrepreneur Series (YES!) by Hunter’s Fund.
Cassie and Matthew were inspired to start Capricious Productions while studying at Syracuse University. Unlike large, corporate record labels, they are committed to transparency and offer custom contracts to artists that allow them greater freedom over their music and futures.
“We try really hard to educate the artists that we work with on all of the pieces and parts of a recording contract,” Leachman says. “It’s really hard for artists, and really scary if you don’t know what you’re doing, so we try to make that process as helpful and as educational as possible.”
On this week’s inaugural episode (also available on Podcast) of the Young Entrepreneur Series (YES! Series), Cassie and Matthew share how they started their company, how to avoid predatory record label contracts, how professors and networking have helped their business succeed, how they scored their first client, and advice for people wanting to break into the music industry.
The podcast series focuses on business, creativity and entrepreneurship and is hosted by Hunter’s Fund grant recipient Jacob O’Connor.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-N4c5xeEAtg. You can also listen to it on Spotify on “Hunter’s Fund.”
Learn more about Capricious Productions here: https://www.capriciousmusic.com/
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Hunter’s Fund is a program of the Hunter Watson Memorial Fund which was founded in response to the death of Hunter Watson, who, as a Syracuse University student, tragically lost his life as a passenger in a distracted driving auto accident. Hunter was a talented young student who had already demonstrated his abilities in music, computer technology, entrepreneurship, and performance arts. The Fund was initially begun by members of Hunter’s family and his university and high school classmates to honor Hunter’s memory. Its purpose is to encourage and support other young people who have displayed talents and achievements in areas similar to Hunter’s accomplishments but who often lack the financial means and support to carry their inspirations to fulfillment.
Hunter’s Fund has helped many student entrepreneurs follow their dreams. It also supports the annual Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards at Syracuse University as part of the RvD iPrize competition.
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