My name is Andy Lykens. I have 20 years of experience helping people find, produce, and license music in advertising and entertainment marketing. A decade of that time has been at Netflix, where I still work leading a global music team and building operations to facilitate finding, clearing, licensing, and paying for music for the marketing team.
My blog is meant to help people navigate their work cultures, think about solving problems in new ways, and explain how things work in ways that they have not been explained to me. Lots of my ideas come from my tastes in books, podcasts, and other readings.
The Music Lessons Podcast is a series of conversations with musicians where my goal is to explore the analogous principles of music and growth – in short, I think being a better musicians has a lot of lessons to teach about being a better person.