Episode 002 of our new podcast series #theINFLUENCERS w/ SAMMY CHAND - Music Man, Producer & Entrepreneur! Sammy Chand is a music man with a career that spans over two decades. He guides some of the biggest artists and musicians in the world and was recently recognized by a leading lifestyle blog as one of the 10 most influential South Asians in America. Noted by the New York Times for his pioneering cultural work in the United States, his work has been featured in over 60 different film and television shows including shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Most Wanted, So You Think You Can Dance, just to name a few. However, Sammy’s most noted work has been his work with his record label @rukusavenue , the first of its kind in North America, Rukus Avenue has released 22 albums since 1996, and has helped shape the business terrain of Indian music around the world. Sammy has worked with President Barack Obama, President Jimmy Carter, The United Nations, A.R.Rahman, The White House, Sonu Nigam, Satinder Sartaaj, Wu-Tang Clan, Michael Franti, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and so many many more amazing artists.
This episode is hosted & edited by Rhian Moore @morerhian and is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, etc. Search “Traktivist”
Intro Music credits: esta. & Mr. Carmack
Instrumental Music credits: Freddie Joachim
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#theINFLUENCERS is our new podcast series on Asian American leaders, tastemakers, and experts in the music industry. Just as important as front-facing representation in entertainment is representation behind the scenes. Too often, these influencers in the music industry don’t get the deserved recognition for their incredible work that significantly impacts today’s culture & entertainment. This podcast series will spotlight these individuals, including their stories and words of wisdom for aspiring artists and industry professionals.
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