Benjy Grinberg, founder and CEO of Rostrum Records, looks back on his journey—how he left what others might consider a dream job to start his own music label. Rostrum has helped put Pittsburg on the map with artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Benjy reveals what it has been like to work with those two artists, giving us a snapshot of how their careers took off. Tune in until the end to learn about some of the philanthropic things he has done.
If you want to know what it’s like to start your own label, this is the episode for you!
( 02:40 ) About Pittsburg’s music scene
( 03:24 ) Benjy’s transition from L.A. Reid’s assistant to independent music producer
( 07:05 ) How he met Wiz Khalifa and their trajectory to success
( 11:40 ) On handling different duties at the same time
( 17:41 ) The challenges of releasing mixtapes on streaming services
( 25:52 ) On doing deals with artists and major labels
( 37:40 ) The importance of giving back and mental health awareness