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Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

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United States

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Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

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English

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206-295-3541


Episodes

Megan Jasper– Punk Rock CEO, Part 2

3/3/2021
In the second part of Megan Jasper’s interview, we learn about Megan’s journey from intern at Sub Pop to eventually becoming CEO of the entire company! Megan’s famous “Lexicon of Grunge” interview helped turn the world’s attention to Sub Pop and Seattle where she was part of the team that helped evolve the Seattle label into a diverse worldwide enterprise. Megan shares some behind-the-scenes insight into the massive challenges record labels have faced in the digital age and during COVID...

Duration:00:30:11

Megan Jasper– Punk Rock CEO, Part 1

2/24/2021
Megan Jasper is the ultimate punk rock goddess. From a young age, she resonated with punk’s unique energy, DIY spirit, and acceptance of being your unique, self. In a world of misfits, Megan fit right in. In Part 1 of 2, Megan and Joleen dive into her early days of their work in the music industry. The ultimate badass, as a high-schooler Megan DJ-ed in Boston on the weekends amidst dreams of becoming a schoolteacher. Fate intervened (thankfully) and while on tour in Seattle with...

Duration:00:27:46

Jodi Jacobson Milstein– A Rock Star Therapist

2/17/2021
Jodi Milstein always loved music and turned an internship at A&M Records into a full-fledged rock-and-roll career. Her go-getter spirit led her to rise through the ranks at the label, working with artists like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Temple of the Dog and Soundgarden (which is when Joleen and Jodi first met). After overseeing marketing and touring for Lionel Richie’s company LBR Entertainment, Jodi grew weary of the road and became a therapist. Her entrepreneurial spirit gave her that “aha”...

Duration:00:32:44

Grace Bradley– Overseeing the ‘Author Brain’.

2/10/2021
Grace Bradley, was always an avid lover of all things literature. After starting out reviewing books, she soon discovered her natural knack for editing and joined the very first digital publishing company as a professional editor. As the publishing world shifted, Grace decided to follow suit and founded Grace Bradley Editing. I can personally vouch for her awesomeness, as Grace edits my Less Than Zero Rockstar Romance series. Her work is so much more than correcting grammar, she ensures that...

Duration:00:34:10

Karim Meghji– What Culture Means in the World of Technology, Part 2

2/3/2021
In the 2nd part of their interview, Joleen and Karim Meghji discuss the values which guide Karim’s work outlook today. After a successful trek at RealNetworks and his own startup venture, Karim developed a keen awareness about the value of company culture, which he now takes to every company he works at. Today, as the Chief Technology Officer at Remitly, Karim challenges his team to think beyond any constraints. He spends time creating value within the workplace not only to create a great...

Duration:00:26:48

Karim Meghji– What Culture Means in the World of Technology, Part 1

1/27/2021
Karim Meghji was always a “tech-y” guy. From his early days writing code in high school, he loved the creative side of computer engineering. In the first of a two-part interview, Joleen dives into Karim’s early career days. Karim originally started in tech support answering phone calls, which gave him a unique appreciation for customer service which he carried on to all of his future roles. After taking some initiative and creating a customer-help software, Karim’s career in engineering took...

Duration:00:30:00

Shari Siadat – Revolutionizing the Beauty Industry

1/20/2021
Growing up, Shari Siadat always stood out. As a first generation Iranian-American growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, she felt singled out in her community which lacked diversity. Before she formed her own thoughts about beauty and appearance, people told her how she should look. After years of enduring mixed messages about beauty, Shari took control of her identity - realizing she belonged to herself. From this realization, she created a new beauty brand, TooD Beauty. With its...

Duration:00:43:24

Rika Nakazawa - Overachieving to Ensure Diversity

1/8/2021
Rika Nakazawa, the founder and CEO of BoardSeatMeet was an overachiever at a young age. Growing up in a multi-cultural family in both Japan and the US, Rika’s desire to master everything from fine arts to physics served her well as one of the first business development executives to integrate entertainment into digital experiences. On this episode of The Lawyer Who Rocks, Rika shares how she built her pioneering career using skills of engagement— and how she was able to parlay these...

Duration:00:34:55

Lily Cornell Silver - Destigmatizing Mental Health

12/16/2020
Lily Cornell Silver is taking IGTV by storm with her amazing show, “Mind Wide Open” which was borne out of Lily’s belief that having open conversations about mental health is the best way to destigmatize it. Her work has led to worldwide media coverage and accolades. A recipient of the 2020 Leader of Mental Health Awareness Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lily’s interviews with guests ranging from leaders in the health and wellness industry to musicians like Duff McKagan...

Duration:00:30:45

Beth Barrett & Andrew Haines - Forging Forward for Seattle International Film Festival

12/9/2020
The Seattle International Film Festival, or SIFF, began in 1976 and has become one of the top film festivals in North America. Executive Director, Andrew Haines began his tenure right before a global pandemic. Artistic Director, Beth Barrett has been a grounding force in curating the festival. Together, these two leaders have banded collaborated to help guide this important arts organization forward despite all obstacles. This is a must-listen for anyone who loves and supports film and wants...

Duration:00:35:35

Regina Wamba – The Sarcastic, Nerdy Road to a Creative Empire

12/2/2020
Regina Wamba’s love for art started when she was just 5 years old. Despite a lack of arts education in Idaho, Regina was determined to go to art school and apply her natural talent in visual communications and graphic design. After a stint in the “real world,” Regina’s natural entrepreneur tendencies took over. She founded her brand and built her reputation as an expert in creating designs, imaging, and projects with emotion and story. Today, Regina has several complimentary ventures...

Duration:00:34:19

Briaan Barron– How to Show Up and Change the Status Quo

11/18/2020
Briaan Barron always knew she’d find a way to merge her great love for creativity and strategy. Responsible for building brands including Sound Transit, Northwest Film Forum Seattle Chocolate, and the Northwest African American Museum, Briaan founded Worthi, an agency targeted to uplift underserved founders, talent and executive leaders. Briaan takes great pride in using her self-taught graphic design skills to help clients launch impact-driven brands, break bad marketing habits, and nurture...

Duration:00:34:01

Leslie Pierson – The Fine Line Between Hobby and Business

11/11/2020
Natural craftsmanship, creative spirit and a passion for solving everyday problems is the perfect combination for a born entrepreneur like Leslie Pierson. Leslie invented GoodHangups, an innovative magnetic system that enables you to hang art on any wall without ruining it. To say it has been a success is an understatement. If winning TODAY’s Next Big Thing award wasn’t enough, Leslie pitched on Shark Tank and secured a deal with Lori Greiner. Now millions of people use her invention. But...

Duration:00:32:52

Abe Claiborne and Rebecca Kurek– The Partnership that Just Clicks

11/4/2020
Abe and Rebecca bonded over their love of music. When both simultaneously started dabbling in consulting, they quickly realized they had very different skill sets… and that they needed each other. So they joined forces to create 2 Doors Management, which provides customized music and video licensing solutions. For Rebecca, starting 2DM was a learning curve, but her love for strategy gave her the confidence to systematize the back end of the business. Meanwhile, Abe used his developed skills...

Duration:00:32:29

Karen Okonkwo – Revolutionizing the World of Stock Photography

10/28/2020
As a first-generation Nigerian American, Karen Okonkwo believed her path to success was through law, medicine, or engineering. In college, while studying to be a pediatrician, a quirky encounter with a homeless man at a festival completely changed her perspective. From that moment on, Karen wanted to be her own boss. Early in her career, out of necessity, she began shooting her own content to capture diverse imagery. As the idea grew, she went on to found TONL, a company that is transforming...

Duration:00:30:27

Kelly Bayett - How to Push Your Creative Boundaries

10/21/2020
For Kelly Bayett, music was always an escape. As a kid, she would put on headphones and pretend that nothing else existed. With her astounding taste, enthusiasm, and love for the music scene, Kelly devoted her life to music production. She has worked in voice acting, radio, and eventually went on to found her own production company, Barking Owl. As one of the only female founders in music production, she stands out with her booming confidence and pushes the boundaries of the music industry...

Duration:00:31:52

Aba Kwawu– How to ‘Show Up’: This Is Who I Am, Part 2

9/30/2020
In the second part of Aba Kwawu's interview, Joleen and Aba dive into the success of Aba's career in fashion and luxury branding. After studying fashion in London, Aba styled and media trained proffessional athletes and later founded her own agency, TAA Public Relations. What started as an at-home office turned into a PR Empire. Aba built up elite clients like Cirque Du Soleil and Laduree and created an astounding reputation for her and her brand. Today, TAA is one of the most reputable PR...

Duration:00:25:31

Aba Kwawu– How to ‘Show Up’: This Is Who I Am, Part 1

9/23/2020
Aba Kwawu’s path to the fashion industry was full of kicks and turns. In the first of a two-part interview, Joleen and Aba dive into her roots and the core values that made Aba the leader she is today. A first-generation Ghanaian immigrant, Aba’s love for the arts was considered more of a hobby than a career. While she absolutely excelled in genetics and public health, her true calling was fashion so she ditched science and became the only American student at the London College of Fashion....

Duration:00:20:02

Penny Sansevieri– How To Sell Books By The Truckload

9/16/2020
Growing up, Penny Sansevieri surrounded herself with books and wanted nothing more than to be a librarian. With her love for all things literature, she published her first book 25 years ago and saw a window for herself in the independent publishing industry[JH1] . Penny is a true publishing pioneer managing book marketing campaigns that have created countless bestselling authors (including The Lawyer Who Rocks!). Penny’s company, Author Marketing Experts, helps self-published authors learn...

Duration:00:32:37

Mari Carr– The Badass Romance Author That Rocks Our World! Part 2

9/10/2020
In the second part of Mari Carr’s tell-all interview, we Mari delves into her creative writing process. Collaborating with other authors, Mari found a sisterhood in the writing community. Together they organize workshops and other ‘bootcamps’ in order to learn from each other. But there’s also a plot twist: Mari’s story runs closer to Joleen’s than you may think… tune in to hear the shocking way Mari and Joleen crossed paths, and how Mari’s support of Joleen’s alter-ego has been...

Duration:00:20:32