Justin Warfield on taking risks, valuing others, finding creativity & more
What hasn’t Justin Warfield done? He signed his first label deal at 16 following a visit to the Montreux Jazz Festival with Quincy Jones and then went on to produce, compose and remix music across rap, hip-hop, alternative rock, electronica, and indie-rock with artists like Childish Gambino, Jason Derulo, Kylie Minogue, and Saul Williams.
He’s also toured as the frontman of She Wants Revenge, performed as a DJ worldwide and worked as a record label executive.
30+ years of working in the industry led Justin to his current position as VP of Artist Services at Downwrite.
Justin shares these lessons and more from his journey on a new edition of the Music Biz Weekly podcast.
- How taking risks can lead to the biggest rewards. Justin has been taking career risks since 1993 when he released his first solo record and started a rock band – since then, each risk has come with a rewarding outcome.
- The importance of his motto– “I am a firm believer that everyone on your journey is important, even if at first you don’t know why.”
- How to find your personal avenue for creativity – Justin has found creativity through exercise, driving, sitting on a particular couch and even washing the dishes.