Co-Founder & ChairmanGuin Records
Member Since May 2021
At 24, Milan Kordestani is a distinguished social entrepreneur, author, and 4x founder who leads a startup incubator fostering his conscious companies. As Chairman, he oversees the strategic direction of Audo, an AI-driven platform for career enhancement and job-matching; Nota, a platform streamlining content creation and distribution for news outlets; The Doe, a digital publication offering vetted-anonymous authorship; and Guin Records, a record label offering best-in-class terms for investment in purpose-led artists. Milan's written work has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, and RollingStone.
Musical patronage — which is essentially what record labels provide — still has value in today’s evolving music industry.
We don’t just want content; we want it right now.
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.
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.
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.
It’s also important to note that genres are not completely dead — but our conception of them is evolving rapidly.
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.