In this conversation, Bob Duskis, president and co-founder of Six Degrees Records looks back on 25 years of music and experience running a record label.
Topics we cover include:
- How to get a smash hit song with TikTok and the impact it has on an artist’s visibility and sales
- How to find and select international artists for your music label
- How to work out record deals from an independent label perspective
- How to work with global distribution deals for varying international markets
- Developing and nurturing a new audience based on instrumental tracks recorded and produced specifically for guided meditations
- Music from Dom La Nena, Karsh Kale, and Bombay Dub Orchestra
- How 2020 pushed independent artists to evolve and produce music on their own
- A retrospective look at Six Degrees Records with Bob’s upcoming new podcast
I connect artists and producers to their purpose and help launch their careers.
Executive, producer & engineer with over 25 years in the music and video game industries: technical and creative services, business development and management, music publishing & education.
Host of the “Mentor My Mix” Podcast that features interviews with a global network of industry professionals, producers, artists and educators.
I have conducted panels and spoken at: SXSW, The SF Music Tech Conference, AES Conference, The Academy of Art, SFSU, and GRAMMY Sound Tables.
Voted entrepreneur of the Year by The Renaissance Center For Entrepreneurship and awarded ICIC’s (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City) top 100 fastest growing inner city companies in America.
30 year voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys). Served on the board of Governors and as a Trustee.
Clients have included: HTC Vive, Microsoft Studios, Insomniac Games, Ubisoft, Disney, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Blizzard and Zynga, working on award-winning titles like: Watch Dogs 2, Halo Anniversary, Sunset Overdrive, God Of War, World Of Warcraft, Kinect Disneyland, Arcade Saga VR, and Tron Run/r.
Music credits include working with many globally recognized recording artists including Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Giorgio Moroder, K Theory, Rain Phutureprimitive, The Bronx, Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead) and Rocker T & the legendary Joan Baez amongst many others.