Episode 26 of the podcast features Michael Pukownik (@pukownik), SVP/Head of Artist Marketing for North America at AWAL, the recordings division of Kobalt Music Group. We chat about strategies for artist development, his journey from Poland to becoming a crazy ninja-level music executive, and the music that makes us smile.
I met Mike during the Allen Stone project’s brief chapter with Capitol Records. He was working in their marketing department at the time, immediately understood and believed in what we were trying to do, and continued to advocate for the band even after it was clear we were no longer a priority at the label.
Mike’s truly one of the great people in this business, and I’m proud to call him a friend.