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Milan Kordestani

Co-Founder & ChairmanGuin Records

Los Angeles, CA

Member Since May 2021


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Milan Kordestani is the CEO of Ankord Labs, a cutting-edge venture studio that revolutionizes how startups are born, nurtured, and scaled for meaningful societal impact. At Ankord Labs, Milan collaborates with visionary co-founders to take embryonic ideas from concept to reality, focusing on scalability and real-world solutions. His ethos revolves around the principles of conscious capitalism, marrying profitability with purpose to create ventures that are not only successful but also socially responsible. Through Ankord Labs, Milan co-founded and serves as the Chairman of Guin Records, a record label that empowers purpose-led artists, offering them a platform to create and share music that resonates with audiences and drives change.

Published content

What Is the Role of a Record Label in Today’s Music Business?


Musical patronage — which is essentially what record labels provide — still has value in today’s evolving music industry.

Has Streaming Amplified the Culture of Instant Gratification?


We don’t just want content; we want it right now.

14 Lessons You Should Know Before You Start Your Business

expert panel

For these business leaders, hindsight is 20/20. Starting a business can be an intimidating undertaking, especially when it’s your first one. You’re often feeling imposter syndrome in full force, and no matter how much planning and research you do ahead of time, rarely does any aspect of business go how you’d expect.  Because of this fact, for many entrepreneurs, hindsight is 20/20. Now with established careers and businesses, they can better reflect on what may have gone wrong or what they could have done better when they first started out. Below, a panel of 14 Rolling Stone Culture Council members share the lessons they wish they had known when starting their businesses and how that knowledge may have helped them grow along the way.

How These Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Enhance Their Everyday Business Practices

expert panel

The latest tech isn’t just for your average consumer. In the modern world, it's not just consumers who use wearables, apps or software to better their lives. Entrepreneurs and business leaders are also able to leverage new technology to enhance their business practices and ultimately improve their everyday work. Whether it’s an easy-to-use software program or app, or a culture-wide adoption of technology to meet a growing need, tech solutions have the capability to change the way a business (and its people) function in a meaningful way. Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members each share one way they use technology to better their businesses.

15 Skills You May Not Know to Look for in a Potential Business Partner

expert panel

To find the right match, you’ll need to look beyond their technical skills. When it comes to finding the right business partner, not just anyone will do. However, they also may not be the type of person you think you need at first. While many entrepreneurs will assume they need to find someone with superior technical skills like marketing or sales to help drive their business forward, it may be the nontechnical skills that make all the difference. Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council leaders share 15 nontechnical skills you may not realize you should be looking for in a business partner, and why having these qualities at your side could make for the perfect match.

How I Think Modern Music Consumption Promotes Micro-Niches


It’s also important to note that genres are not completely dead — but our conception of them is evolving rapidly.

Company details

Guin Records

Company bio

A music conglomerate currently offering a boutique, artist-friendly, record label. You own your masters, we eat 50/50 only from what we help you build.



Company size

11 - 50