The music industry feels like it’s changing faster than we can hit “shuffle,” experiencing ups and downs with each new app, streaming service, and piece of production software. Riding in the front car of that roller coaster is Amanda Sidran, operations and licensing manager for family-run music company Unlimited Media Limited.
In charge of overseeing record production, distribution, and marketing for a stable of jazz music stars (including her Academy Award-winning husband, Leo Sidran, who co-produced and performed in 2005's Best Song for the film The Motorcycle Diaries), her sharp command of digital distribution and social-media marketing helps keep her artists in the spotlight.
Between touring the world with her clients, spending time with her three-year-old daughter, entertaining at home, and practicing yoga every day (she just received her teaching certification), Sidran caught up with us at the Brooklyn brownstone she shares with her family and a rotating cast of international musicians. Packed with quirky accessories from her travels as well as whimsical, functional wardrobe and home essentials from T.J.Maxx, it’s the type of home that makes us want to curl up with a glass of wine and a great playlist and stay for hours. Here, Sidran fills us in on her packed days, eclectic entertaining style, and secret history in a Madonna cover band (more on that later).