J Nolan is educating fellow rappers about the music business to avoid pitfalls. Being observant and discovering your strengths is important to everyone advancing in their careers. Figuring that out early on can make an incredible difference in how you perceive and pursue your future. Nolan has not only incorporated his interest in educating others into his brand, he’s also created content and written a book (The Pen Game Portfolio) about the topics most important to him.
During this interview he sits down with DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray to discuss his career and some of the pitfalls he’s experienced that inform his approach.
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00:29 Welcome J Nolan
02:03 How did J Nolan become an MC?
05:44 When did J Nolan become an advocate for artists like himself?
10:09 Time's when J Nolan experienced the dark side of the music business.
14:40 J Nolan discusses a time when his former manager attempted to get $6K to let him out of his contract.
17:31 How J Nolan's "The Pen Game Portfolio" helped Queue Points streamline our process.
19:33 What does J Nolan hope folks get from "The Pen Game Portfolio"
J Nolan Bio:
J Nolan is an independent Hip-Hop artist, songwriter, and music entrepreneur raised in the Atlanta area. His songs have been featured in NBA 2K22, Kevin Hart’s “Zero F’s Given,” Lizzo’s “Watch Out For The Big Grrrls”, “Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu, XFINITY’s “Black Experience” Channel, The CW’s “All American,” and many more. He’s also been highlighted by the legendary NYC radio station Hot 97 in their Top Shelf Freestyle series, debuted his 2021 single “Lanta Sht” on Sway in The Morning, in addition to making a guest appearance in Patreon’s “Pursuing Music Without Permission” campaign advertisement.
In 2021, J Nolan self-published a 2 part book series titled The Pen Game Portfolio which are guides helping independent music creators to track their royalties and monetize their music in non-traditional formats such as TV/Film, creating custom songs for small business and content creators, and much more. Moving further into the music education field, J Nolan recently began taking speaking engagements in youth summer camps, festivals, and colleges. His goal is to help build a stronger, more informed economy for independent music creators to thrive in.
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