The Wedding Biz – 320: Andy’s Reflections on 2020 with Jennifer Stein
Are you ready for something a little different? Andy is being interviewed by his good friend Jennifer Stein, the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine. Listen, as Andy gets a little personal and allows us to see a side of him that maybe we’ve never seen before as they discuss the craziness that was the year 2020, what he wants to change in the future and the plans he has for 2021 all on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
Andy shares how the pandemic has affected his life professionally in both negative and positive ways. He talks about the biggest thing he has learned during 2020, launching The Wedding Biz Network, a new podcast he launched called The Music Makers, and some exciting things that will be announced on The Next Level on Wednesday, January 6th.
Congratulations, Andy, on your New Year’s Eve engagement! Listen as he shares the amazing things that have happened in his personal life since the quarantine at home orders and how this last year has changed his outlook on life both personally and professionally. If you want to get to know Andy a little better, you don’t want to miss this one of a kind episode.
Don’t forget to listen to Andy’s other podcast, The Music Makers. It’s behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most influential music industry pros around, including artists, recording engineers, record producers, songwriters, managers, record industry executives, and more. You can find The Music Makers podcast by searching for that term in your cell phone’s podcast app or visiting www.themusicmakers.com.
[02:43] Welcome back to the show, Jennifer!
[03:07] Jennifer shares what the holidays looked like for her.
[03:58] Andy speaks about having his family close for the holidays.
[06:16] Andy discusses what was going on with Kushner Entertainment before the pandemic set in.
[09:29] What was it about your partnership with your music business partner that gave you back your passion for the work?
[11:45] Andy shares how working with Sean Low has helped him with his companies.
[13:05] Andy talks about the impact of the pandemic on his business.
[15:31] What’s the biggest thing you have learned this year?
[16:43] Andy speaks about how The Wedding Biz has worked with the pandemic.
[18:38] Andy announces a new show launching on The Wedding Biz Network in the new year.
[21:15] Andy says that the network has been on his mind for a while, but the extra time he’s had during the pandemic has allowed this to become a reality.
[23:31] Do you feel like good things have come out of this health crisis?
[25:50] Andy discusses how the pandemic has affected his personal life.
[27:32] Andy shares that he just got engaged on New Year’s Eve!!
[29:37] Has this experience of 2020 fundamentally changed your outlook on life?
[32:37] Jennifer agrees with Andy that Joe Biden, and his administration, is the right person for the country right now.
[34:40] Andy believes that, for the most part, the event industry will come back full force once this pandemic is over.
[37:13] Jennifer, thank you for coming on the show!
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