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Jed Brewer

PresidentGood Loud Media

Chicago, IL

Member Since March 2024

About

Jed Brewer is the founder and President of Good Loud Media, a nonprofit record label that uses music as a messaging tool for public health applications. Jed is a skilled media professional with twenty years of experience in music, video, and audio production resulting in millions of plays and views online and tens of thousands of hours of airtime on traditional media. Jed creates media that audiences love across a huge range of styles, genres, and applications. Jed also has fifteen years experience in the nonprofit sector serving at-risk young people, returning citizens, people experiencing homelessness, and more. Jed is dedicated to using media to meet the needs of those who need it most.

Published content

Eight Ways to Balance Business Innovation With Financial Stability

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Experimenting with a new product or service shouldn’t come at the expense of your core business. It can be said that all businesses are in the business of making money. Regardless of what product they sell or what service they provide, all businesses need to make money in order to survive and, hopefully, thrive. But there’s another component businesses need in order to thrive, at least in the long term: innovation. If businesses don’t innovate or improve upon their current offerings, they may not ever grow or reach their true potential. However, innovation can be risky, as not all ideas will be profitable or accepted by customers. To find that balance between making money in order to survive and making room for innovation, business leaders should consider the following eight tips from the experts of Rolling Stone Culture Council. Here, they discuss the key to balancing innovation with the financial need to stick with what works, ensuring business leaders can still pay the bills.

Seven Steps to Ensure Your Next Event Ends Up on Everyone's To-Do List

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To get customers excited about your event, you’ll have to think like them first. With the weather warming up and summer just getting started, people are eager to spend more time outdoors and attend various summer events and activities. But concerts and festivals aren’t the only events on the agenda — plenty of businesses host events in the summer, or year-round, to help promote their goods or services and to connect with their customers in fun, unique ways.  However, with so many other events taking place, it can be difficult for businesses to ensure theirs will be guaranteed a spot on customers’ calendars. Thankfully, the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council have a few suggestions for how to resolve this dilemma. Below, they discuss seven actions businesses can take to ensure their event is not only well-attended but thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Nine Reasons Why Business Leaders Need a Growth Mindset to Succeed

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Your willingness to learn and grow has a major impact on your ability to win in business. The business world is full of ups and downs. One day you’re succeeding, and the next day you’re not. This can be especially true of the culture space, where trends can change daily and consumers’ opinions evolve equally as fast. Entrepreneurs who develop a growth mindset — or the belief that persistence and effort lead to success — are more likely to thrive in this type of environment, making it an essential trait to cultivate for culture space leaders. As leaders in the culture space themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council know what it takes to succeed in today’s marketplace. Here, they discuss the top reasons why business leaders need a growth mindset and the impact that mindset has on their ability to lead well.

Three Ways a Cover Song Showed Me the Untapped Potential of Global Creative Partnerships

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In my experience, global talent sourcing presents a unique opportunity for creative endeavors to get great results and good value at the same time.

How to Create a Social Media Presence That Stands Up to the Competition's

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Cut through the noise by amplifying your unique story. Today, it seems that nearly everyone is on social media — and that includes businesses. With the majority of small businesses using social media to reach their audience, there’s a lot of competition when it comes to earning the attention of potential customers. This is why it’s so vital to find a way to stand out and cut through the digital noise. However, beyond creating viral videos or following the latest social media trend, there are a number of other, more meaningful ways to set your business apart. Here, nine business leaders from Rolling Stone Culture Council weigh in on some of the steps a business can take to ensure their social media presence stands out from the competition and engages their followers in a meaningful way.

11 Mistakes Businesses Commonly Make When It Comes to Public Relations

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Building the brand image you want starts with smart PR moves. In business — and especially the culture space — what the public thinks of your brand is everything. Do they find you trustworthy and reliable? Do they think of you as innovative, cool or luxurious? Controlling the narrative around your brand is key to ensuring you create the image you’re after — and to ensuring you’re reaching your desired target audience.  However, public relations is an art as much as it is a science, and many businesses that don’t have experience in this particular area can end up making mistakes that could damage their reputation in the short and long term. To avoid these same blunders, consider this list of common mistakes as outlined by the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council. Below, they detail why these mistakes can be detrimental to your brand goals and advise what actions you should take instead.

Company details

Good Loud Media

Company bio

Good Loud Media is a nonprofit record label that creates music and video content with and for at-risk people and historically under-resourced communities. Our music is designed to make life better for our audience members. We do this by combining guidance and insights from physicians, psychologists, and social workers with the world-class talents of Grammy-winning performers, platinum-selling producers, and legendary recording engineers.

Industry

Music

Area of focus

Health Care
Music Label

Company size

Myself only