On October 25, 2009, a revolutionary platform was born – Industry Revue on BlogTalkRadio. Created by Martone, this show aimed to provide a valuable resource for aspiring singer/songwriters, actors/actresses, entertainers, and filmmakers. It became a space where emerging talents could seek advice and guidance from established and experienced professionals in the industry. The list of guests was nothing short of impressive, including esteemed individuals like T’Keyah Crystal Keymah from In Living Color, Miss USA Shanna Moakler, CeCe Peniston, the original King of Rap Kurtis Blow, Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless, Singer/Songwriter Austin Brown, American Idol contestant Kassy Levels, dance recording artist Barbara Tucker, and many more.
But Industry Revue was more than just a radio show. It became a thriving community where artists could connect, learn, and grow together. Lamont Hicks, with his exceptional editing skills, added to the show’s popularity by creating captivating vignettes from the interviews. This unique combination of informative discussions and creative content propelled Industry Revue into the mix of must-follow platforms.
Reflecting on the show’s impact, Martone shared, “Not only was I soliciting advice for my listeners, but it was also for me. I utilized the wisdom and knowledge shared during these interviews to fuel my own journey as a singer/songwriter. I can personally attest that the advice given by my guests was not just empty words; it actually worked for me, and it continues to do so.”
Martone’s genuine commitment to the growth and success of artists is evident in the lasting impact of Industry Revue. The platform served as a catalyst for aspiring talents, providing them with the necessary tools, insights, and inspiration to navigate the competitive entertainment industry. The show became a beacon of hope, a source of knowledge, and a testament to the power of collaboration and mentorship.
Today, as Industry Revue continues to thrive as IRMIX Radio, it stands as a testament to Martone’s dedication and passion for uplifting fellow artists. It remains a vibrant hub of creativity, where the spirit of mentorship and the exchange of wisdom continue to shape the careers of emerging talents.
Martone’s personal success story, fueled by the invaluable advice he received from his guests, serves as a testament to the profound impact of Industry Revue. Through this remarkable endeavor, Martone not only created a platform for others but also propelled his own artistic journey forward. The fusion of knowledge, experience, and real-life application has solidified IRMIX Radio place as a transformative force in the entertainment industry.
As the journey continues, Martone and the IRMIX Radio team remain committed to their mission of fostering growth, providing guidance, and celebrating the achievements of artists from all walks of life. The ripple effects of this platform extend far beyond the airwaves, inspiring countless individuals to pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.
Industry Revue is not just a radio show; it is a movement, a source of empowerment, and a testament to the remarkable heights that can be achieved when artists support one another. The legacy of Industry Revue will continue to shape the industry landscape for years to come, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and careers of those fortunate enough to be part of its journey.
March 1, 2013 marked the birth of IRMIX Radio, a momentous occasion that ignited a passion within its founder, Martone. With legendary choreographer and dancer Jimmy Locust as the first major guest, the station embarked on a journey towards success.
Among IRMIX Radio’s notable achievements was the #HappyBirthdayJanet special, a celebration that reverberated across social media platforms, garnering global attention. Even Janet Jackson herself acknowledged the event on her website, expressing gratitude for the heartfelt tribute. The 24-hour special captivated audiences, leading to a remarkable surge in website traffic.
Testimonials from guests
“Martone is a fantastic journalist who asks compelling and thoughtful questions. Being interviewed by IRMIXRadio.net allowed me to speak honestly and openly about my creative journey and my life story.” – Benjamin Lerner
“Speaking with Martone was such a refreshing experience. I’ve done so many interviews throughout my career. Most interviewers feel stiff and forced, Martone was kool, fun, poised, and familiar. It was like chatting with my brother. This is always a plus for me. Artists don’t really get chances like these to express themselves beyond the music. Martone provides us space and breathing room to expound on our thoughts pertaining to music and beyond. Thank you for that my brother.” Keith ‘Wildchild’ Middleton