July 28, 2020

Niko Kotoulas: From Wall Street to Music Business Entrepreneur

"A formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune"


Starting at young age and sticking with it. Influenced by the greats: The classics Beethoven, Mozart, Ludovici, to the contemporaries Yani, Avicii, Kygo, and Eminem and studying their music and productions. Training your ear to develop the acquired skills needed to hear intervals, chord progressions, arrangement, arpeggiations, and in so doing playing over 5000 covers and releasing close to a thousand! Leave his job in banking to invest in online learning to broaden his knowledge of music production. "A formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune". Studying many different genres. Basketball injury that helped focus his development in music. Graduating college and going to work on Wall Street. Misconceptions of Wall Street. Understanding investing and business operations and using that experience, money and knowledge to launch his own music business. Generating over 50,000,000 streams online through releasing Piano covers of well known artists tracks and learning songwriting by deconstructing the arrangements, melodic and chord patterns. Big break with covering The Weekend's "Starboy" that was added to the official acoustic calm playlist on Spotify. Tagging all the artists that were covered creating a wave of recommendations and placements in more and more playlists growing plays to over 200,000 and placements and close to 250,000 playlists! Loving what you do and the unrelenting passion that drives success. Making the switch from Wall Street to a full time music career. How to create passive income streams. Learning how to build online courses. Opening music credit Jonn Connor AKA Seventh Sign

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