Cultivating A Lifelong Career In The Music Industry Ft. Seth Kallen (X Ambassadors, Jukebox The Ghost, Will Linley)


July 26, 2022

Everyone, please welcome this week’s guest to the bus – Seth Kallen! Seth manages X Ambassadors, Jukebox The Ghost, Will Linley, and Corook to name a few. I found it impressive he has been managing Jukebox The Ghost for 17 years (almost half his life)! His stories of being a part of the rise of X Ambassadors were also a pleasure to listen to. So get comfy, grab your drink of choice, and get ready for this week’s episode of Don’t Shit on the Bus!

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How Seth went from wanting to be a musician to being a manager of an internationally recognized band

• Why Seth believes live music is so crucial for a particular artist

• How ‘Jungle’ and ‘Renegades’ put X Ambassadors on the map

• What happens to a band, on the back end, after a song becomes very successful

(00:00) Intro

(02:15) Patreon

(03:36) Seth gets on the bus

(05:53) Seth’s path to becoming a manager

(07:57) How Seth met Jukebox The Ghost

(21:00) When Seth started working with X Ambassadors

(22:21) The songs that helped X Ambassadors grow in popularity

(30:16) How ‘Jungle’ became the anthem of the 2014 World Cup

(33:59) How the song ‘Renegades’ propelled X Ambassadors into area-selling shows

(35:52) The impact of syncs on an artist’s career

(39:44) Lessons learned from big songs like ‘Jungle’ and ‘Renegades’

(46:32) Why artists need to perform live

(53:55) Wrap up notes

(56:10) Shower Shoes

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey

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