Marylou's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Australia 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Brisbane, Queensland AUS

MARYLOU BADEAUX

Former VP of Special Projects
Warner Bros. Records

“Part of it is a naivety of being young and thinking I can make anything happen. And I think it's important to have that viewpoint, because if you don't, you're gonna sit back and opportunities will pass you.”

INTERESTS:

Music

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Dedication Opportunity Regrets Success

TAGS:

being young, black music department, insurance, naivety, Prince, relationships, Warner Bros Records

BIOGRAPHY:

At age 20, Marylou Badeuax was working at an insurance company, and she was miserable. Her life took a dramatic turn when a friend in the personnel department at Warner Bros. Records helped her land a job in the company's black music department, as one of just six employees. (By the time she left in 1995, the department had grown to 60). Year after year, Warner Bros. continued to be the number one black music label and Marylou worked with hundreds of successful artists, including Prince.

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