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Episode Info: Today's guest is with Madame Gandhi (birth name Kiran Gandhi). She's an incredibly inspiring person, an activist, and feminist. She started her career drumming for M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, and recently embarked on Oprah Winfrey's Vision 2020 tour. Gandhi is also a recording artist and speaker. She also holds an MBA from Harvard University.We talk about release strategy, how she creates her music and high production value music videos as an independent artist. ---2:25 - Madame Gandhi's tour with Oprah Winfrey7:00 - Kiran getting her MBA and how she did it with her touring schedule8:50 - Kiran's Indian heritage and culture15:12 - When Kiran Gandhi came up with the name and project Madame Gandhi18:04 - What Madame Gandhi thinks an activist is19:30 - How Kiran chooses which companies/brands to work with27:15 - Switching sides: Going from employee to employer and what the responsibilities are like31:10 - How often Madame Gandhi does high production music videos31:46 - Staying healthy on the road and when you're away from home33:28 - Madame Gandhi's viral moment running the London Marathon36:27 - The 'Visions' EP's story38:04 - Madame Gandhi's creation process - is there a lot of collaboration? What DAW Madame Gandhi uses41:50 - Maintaining Gandhi's sound and why her drumming skills are vital when writing music43:33 - Gandhi's independent career and why she hasn't signed to a major label47:20 - How many shows Gandhi has performed as Madame Gandhi48:20 - The independent musician hustle - Gandhi's Instagram strategy and understanding your brand56:40 - The release strategy for Madame Gandhi and the thought process behind her methods59:30 - Remaining close to the original message of the song when creating music videos and visuals1:01:38 - What it means to Madame Gandhi to make it in the new music business---Connect with Ari Herstand: Website: https://www.aristake.comInstagram (personal): https://www.instagram.com/ariherstand/Instagram (Ari's Take): https://www.instagram.com/aristake_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aristake/Twitter (personal): https://twitter.com/ariherstandTwitter (Ari's Take): https://twitter.com/ArisTakeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Madame Gandhi:Website: https://www.madamegandhi.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madamegandhiInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/madamegandhi/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadameGandhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtD9SdEZpAgOc-BcwNfbhgSpotify: See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....
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