Detavio Samuels is the new CEO of REVOLT, a hip-hop-focused media company founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. In this episode, he talks about the opportunities and challenges that rose when the Black-owned company made a shift toward social justice. He reveals what it’s been like to run a cable network amid the explosion of online content, giving a sneak peek of the exciting things that the company is working on. Detavio also shares how he establishes himself as a leader with Diddy as the chairman.
If you work in media, entertainment, music, or in any of the related fields, here’s an interesting episode for you!
[ 03:08 ] Why Detavio jumped ship from his previous company to Revolt
[ 05:50 ] How REVOLT combines hip-hop culture with the Black Lives Matter movement
[ 12:08 ] The challenges of launching a cable network that offers black content
[ 17:32 ] On REVOLT’s digital content and most important metrics
[ 19:40 ] A preview of “The Crew League” Season 2 and the other projects that Revolt has planned for the rest of the year
[ 27:00 ] What Diddy and Combs Enterprises President Tarik Brooks are like as leaders
[ 29:55 ] The magic of being in the right place at the right time with the right people
[ 34:30 ] REVOLT aims to set a different standard for what already exists
[ 38:35 ] On the company’s plans to get into podcasts and the studio business