Stories of The Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams

Ep. 75: Billions of YouTube Views & Bigger Than Fox News and MSNBC with Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks News network.

Cenk Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the American liberal political and social news network, The Young Turks (TYT). They are a massively successful YouTube network and recently raised over $400,000 to crowdfund their recording studio in Los Angeles, where I went to interview Cenk.

Cenk is a former MSBNC Commentator, CurrenTV host and founded Young Turks in 2002. How does someone build a YouTube Channel for over 2 billion views? We talked in depth about their strategy and execution for growing a monster YouTube network. And how they galvanize and build their fan-base.

The Young Turks online:

http://www.tytnetwork.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks

https://twitter.com/TheYoungTurks

https://twitter.com/CenkUygur

 

Direct download: Young_Turks_Cenk_Podcast.mp3
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Troy Carter is a well-known manager of artists like John Legend and Meghan Trainor, as well as a new guest 'shark' on Marc Cuban's TV Show Shark Tank, and the founder and CEO Atom Factory investment and talent management company in Los Angeles.
 
This is a new segment called The Prequel, where we get the pre-story where we talk to someone well-known about what life was like before they were successful. 
 
In this case Troy Carter talks Philly, technology, getting kicked-out of L.A., investing in startups like Uber and Lyft, managing John Legend, hearing a hit song in the studio, the soulful connection between entrepreneurs and musicians, and much much more. 
 
Quote from Troy:
 
"In life in general, there are no guarantees.  Failures are a part of life.  As cliche as it may sound, the way I look at it as there are no rewards without taking risks.  We take a risk every time we step out the door, every single day.  Life is full of risks and failures, but at the same time life is full of triumphs and happiness."    
 
Follow Ryan on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ryanjwill
 
Troy Carter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomfactory
 
 
 
Influencer Economy website: http://www.influencereconomy.com/
 
Meghan Trainor: http://www.meghan-trainor.com/
 
Direct download: TroyCarter_ThePrequel.mp3
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The Loud Speakers Network is an awesome podcast network, featuring prominent voices of the hip-hip generation, and Chris Morrow is the CEO and co-founder. This week he joins me on Stories from The Influencer Economy.

Chris Morrow and Combat Jack (Reggie Osse) started Loud Speakers Network together and quickly they have become a podcast force. Morrow started as a fan of Combat Jack, and later after realizing that they had friends in common, they hit it off. Now they have over 15 podcasts as a part of their growing mini-empire. Combat Jack is like the Dick Cavett or Charlie Rose of hip-hop. It's an interview show that often has old school rappers on as guests. 

Morrow has also published 4 books with Russell Simmons, including multiple NY Times best-sellers.  He first met Russell in 2005, and we talk about what it's like co-authoring books with Russell, and their creative process in authoring books.

Chris has worked in radio and bee in a writer for years. Chris's success as an entrepreneur and the Loud Speakers Network co-founder comes from his ability to under-sell and over-deliver. He also strives for #authenticity when looking for talented podcast hosts, and focuses on being real in business and in life.

 
Links about what we talked about:
 
LoudSpeakers Network Podcasts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LSNpodcasts
 
Combat Jack Show:  http://thecombatjackshow.com/
 
Loudspeaker's Network: http://loudspeakersnetwork.com/
 
Chris Morrow on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mrchrismorrow
 
Loudspeaker's Network on Twitter:  
 
Chris Morrow's website:  chris-morrow.com
 
 
 
 
 
Direct download: LoudSpeakersNetwork_Chris_Morrow.mp3
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