Scooter Braun Gets Free Advice in a ‘Mogul Memo’ Monologue
30th August 2023

Every week, subscribers to Variety Intelligence Platform receive a “Mogul Memo” column addressed to one luminary or another in the entertainment industry, filled with candid advice on how they should do their business.

This week, we’re doing something different: Bringing the “Mogul Memo” free to anyone who wants to listen via the “Strictly Business” podcast. Think of it as a monologue version, just in time for an executive who could really use some blunt counsel: Scooter Braun, the well-known music-industry manager who watched a trio of his biggest clients walk out the door one after the other last week.

As Andrew Wallenstein, author of the “Mogul Memo” column and chief media analyst at Variety Intelligence Platform, opens the episode, “I would have reached out sooner, but honestly, it’s so awkward. I really don’t know what to say. Hallmark doesn’t make any ‘Sorry your career imploded!’ sympathy cards.”

Listen to the podcast here:

The full text of the “Mogul Memo” column about Braun is available here for Variety Intelligence Platform subscribers.  

Also in this episode, Variety Intelligence Platform analyst Heidi Chung shares an interview she conducted earlier this summer with Paramount Global CTO Phil Wiser from the Collision Tech Conference in Toronto.

“Strictly Business” is Variety’s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of media and entertainment. A new episode debuts each Wednesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

See other installments in VIP+’s “Mogul Memo” series:

  • How Ted Sarandos Could Save Hollywood
  • This Can’t Be What Linda Yaccarino Was Expecting at Twitter
  • Why Iger Couldn’t Pick a Worse Time to Re-Up

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