Magazine article ADWEEK

Pete Wentz: Between Duck Tales and Gummi Bears, the Fall out Boy Finds Some Grownup Time to Catch Up on Reddit and Watch Shows like Chopped and Girls

Magazine article ADWEEK

Pete Wentz: Between Duck Tales and Gummi Bears, the Fall out Boy Finds Some Grownup Time to Catch Up on Reddit and Watch Shows like Chopped and Girls

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What's the first information you consume in the morning?

The first thing I do is took at Reddit. Being a dad, between making pancakes and driving to school, I don't have a Lot of time to took at all the news, so Reddit condenses all that information. Whatever is happening on the Internet, it's all in one spot.

What occupies your mind in the car?

In my car, usually I listen to Top 40 radio, Like Kiss LA or 98.7 FM, just to know what's being played out here. I also listen to a Lot of satellite radio, like SiriusXM U, where I'm able to hear up-and-coming stuff that I wouldn't know about otherwise. Other than that, because I live in Southern California, I'm in the car all the time, so I try to do meetings or get stuff done in the car. A lot of Bluetooth.

How do you find new artists for your record label?

I snoop around. I Like Hypebeast, Billboard, NPR, AbsolutePunk.net, The Hundreds blog. Or I'll go through Tumblr looking for new music.

How do you listen to music?

I either do Spotify or YouTube, just because it's the easiest. We have a wide range of tastes in our house, so it's easier to go song by song. My kid likes Bob Marley a Lot, and more often than not, he has a tot of opinions about the songs I play in the car.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

We watch a fair bit of TV. We like Girls, Homeland, Veep, just started watching The Americans, a lot of Chopped, and we have Apple TV, so kids shows on Hulu and Netflix are realty easy to come by. …

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