Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated April 2018; image)
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Popcast
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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.
 
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Pop Shop Podcast
Weekly+
 
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
 
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Music Biz Podcast
Monthly+
 
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
 
#1 Syndicate Caribbean Radio Show Worldwide! Official Worldwide Dancehall Hot 20 Countdown
 
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The Music Life
Daily+
 
The Music Life is an exploration of what it means to be a contemporary maker of music during what could be considered 'the wild west' era of the music industry. This exploration is done through conversations with a diverse array of working music artists, producers, and industry professionals. There are many questions to be asked and stories to be told.The podcast is hosted and produced by two working musicians and record producers, Louis Abramson & Joey Secchiaroli. Both have spent the bette ...
 
Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is a free, in-depth news, insight and analysis platform for the international music industry.As a UK-based site with a global outlook, we’re lucky to have access to some of the world’s most exciting professional music businesses on our doorstep.But our remit also extends much further afield, uniting a worldwide community of industry thought-leaders.Whether it’s the colossal US, UK and EU markets, the growing power of Asia-Pacific, Russia and Latin America or th ...
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
Music Business Facts- Where successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.
 
Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine, bring you the latest insider look at the Canadian music industry. Listen to interviews with music experts, industry professionals, musicians, songwriters, and producers. Produced by Canadian Musician Magazine - www.canadianmusician.com. For more information contact us at cmradio@nor.com.
 
A Sunny Place for Shady People is a music podcast featuring interviews of some of the most interesting up and coming bands -- some local and some on tour. Whether recording in the ASPFSP studios or out on location at shows and festivals, Tommy Dubs, Mike McAfee, Doug Kunnath, and Dylan bring the best in new music by getting away from standard question/answer interviews and give you the opportunity to get to know these talented guests.
 
Dale Speaking is a music company in Toronto, Ontario who's motto is 'We connect artists with audiences.''Radio Dale' features Dale, Amber, Roo and India as we look at music news, trends, musicians and the industry. The first part of each show looks at music in the past week, and the second part we focus on a subject, feature an interview, or hold a round table about a topic we've been pondering!We hope each episode gives musicians and music fans alike new insight into the Canadian music indu ...
 
Music industry talk radio show for musicians, songwriters, and others in the music business... Podshow PDN {podshow-f891c9dbd7bfca21035efd1c126175e6}
 
Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.
 
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Marketing Musician
Monthly
 
This podcast talks about how to get more fans, gigs, and music sales. It's by musicians, for musicians.
 
A Music Business Resource for Indie Musicians Everywhere!
 
Musicians, artists and music business professionals discuss the trials and tribulations in an often humorous manner with host Jake Szufnarowski head of NYC based concert firm Rocks Off.
 
From Hollywood, film composers Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston discuss news and opinions on the state of the media music business and issues relevant to film, television and video game composers, orchestrators and musicians.
 
The Hivecast is a weekly interview show, featuring famed '120 Minutes' host Matt Pinfield. Each week we chat with music's best, no holds barred.
 
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Armada Podcast
Monthly+
 
The latest music, news, videos, interviews and more from Dutch record label Armada Music.
 
Waxing Lyrical On The Business Of Bands.
 
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The One Sheet
Monthly
 
Exclusive conversations with music industry experts behind the success of some of the biggest names in the business; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.
 
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WFUV's Take Five
Daily
 
The daily (M-F) podcast for music lovers that keeps you up-to-date on favorite artists and new talent from the worlds of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, roots, world and beyond.
 
Jeff Moore (@jeffam) and Chris Kinney (@DesertofSong) sit down with artists and music industry professionals who share their stories, insight, and tons of actionable tips to help you succeed!
 
The Darren Rose Music Network is a collection of LIVE performances, new music shows & conversation series with Artists & Industry players sharing insight into their talents and careers while giving their perspective on the music business. The Music Industry has seen more changes in the last 15 years than in the prior 75 years. It's a worldwide multi-billion dollar business that is NOTHING like it used to be - nor are the Artists. The hyper-speed of progress left things spinning, flipping, su ...
 
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Leake in Review
Monthly
 
Host Jeff Leake sits down with some of the biggest up and coming artists and music industry game changers.
 
The Status Escalate podcast is a bi-weekly music business show where you will learn tips and tricks of the trade from guests who've gained success in various fields of business. From artists and musicians to successful entrepreneurs of all sorts, providing "outside of the box" ways to approach your career. From promotional strategies and social media tips to my Top 3 (Dos, Don'ts & Must Haves), we're providing tools and info to help plan and execute your next moves in the music business.
 
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Have you decided on a direction for your music entrepreneurship career? Are you being as effective as you can possibly be? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share how I’ve decided on a direction for my career, and what you can do to achieve clarity and focus in your career. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Who do you learn music e ...…
 
We had a wide-ranging conversation with Kevin Breuner, the VP of marketing for CD Baby and an independent musician himself. Since its inception 20 years ago, CD Baby has grown to become one of the largest distributors of independent music in the world and encompasses everything from CD and digital distribution to publishing, marketing, YouTube ...…
 
A Coachella set stunning in scope and execution. The first Pulitzer Prize winner who isn’t from classical or jazz. A conversation about the two artists’ triumphs.
 
A singer/songwriter with 1.5 million YouTube subscribers, she released a 14-song album last year and then five months later put out the first in a four-part EP series. She talks about how headlining a tour was different – a learning experience – from being an opening act, and why she doesn’t have immediate plans to get back on the road. Origina ...…
 
Today on the show, this must be Pop... Shop Podcast -- because our special guest is none other than Lance Bass! We hopped on the phone with Lance to talk all about his decade-plus working with the Environmental Media Association, timed to Earth Day this past Sunday (more on that below), and, of course, we had to chat all about the renewed *NSYN ...…
 
In recent weeks, the businesses that present music to the public have undergone major shifts.
 
Musicians must start from scratch every single month. Streams, music sales, merch sales, and paid gigs rarely happen on autopilot, and must be actively pursued. But what if there was a way to generate a predictable monthly income without having to chase after it? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I chat with Brian Poillucci of ...…
 
Ahead of the first-ever Canadian Music Week Hackathon (May 8-9, 2018), Mike sat down for an in-depth conversation with music hackathon producer, tech expert, music industry consultant, entrepreneur, and investor Travis Laurendine. Travis explains how hackathons work and shares some of the best ideas and inventions he's seen come out of them. Mi ...…
 
A return appearance to the show for this California-based country singer, songwriter, guitar player, who this time was joined by his producer (and lead guitar player), who were on-location at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. At the time of the interview they were working toward the release of a single, expected to be followed by another, a ...…
 
Today on the show, we're joined by Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue! The pop star and U.K. dance music producer have teamed up for the new song "Alien," and the collaboration all came together thanks to the A&R talents of Twitter.
 
Billboard staffers discuss Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Tingz," Cardi B's "I Like It," Drake's "Nick for What," Kylie Minogue's "Raining Glitter," 5 Seconds of Summer's "Youngblood," and Florence + the Machine's "Sky Full of Song."
 
The 25-year-old’s LP “Invasion of Privacy” is part of her broad-scale pop culture takeover. A conversation about her rise and debut album.
 
Marketing is a critical piece to the success of any business. If you can get your marketing figured out, a lot of other pieces tend to fall into place. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share two dangerous mistakes musicians and music entrepreneurs make in their marketing, and how to mitigate them… Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – ...…
 
This week, we're exploring the collision of music and artificial intelligence from both the artistic and technical perspectives. First up, Mike speaks with Pablo Castro, senior software developer at Google Brain, a deep learning artificial intelligence research team at Google. Pablo and Google Brain collaborated with Montreal-based creative stu ...…
 
The bass player from Love and a .38, who had a video for one of their songs featured by Universal Studios on a 40-foot screen at City Walk. The band has gone throughout the southwest and up and down the west coast of the U.S., plus they've performed at SXSW too. Working with the band towards a new EP at the time of this interview, Justin also t ...…
 
Today on the show, we welcome back AJR! Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met had a lot to catch us up on since they first appeared on the show back in February 2017, including the release of their album The Click in June and its breakout hit single "Sober Up," featuring Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.
 
If you’re like most artists, you’ve been collecting fan emails to build that coveted email list. However, once you build that list, it’s hard to figure out what to send so your emails continue to... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
A conversation about the earnest rapper and the SoundCloud renegade, both successes of modern internet-driven rap fandom.
 
What is music entrepreneurship? Should musicians see themselves as small business owners? Is it more empowering to think of yourself in this way? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I read an excerpt from my new book, The Essential Guide to Music Entrepreneurship. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – The release of my new book 00:58 – Whe ...…
 
Kuné is billed as Canada’s Global Orchestra - a collection of 13 extremely talented musicians from various parts of the world who are now based in Canada and have united to weave a unique sonic tapestry. On this week's show, we're speaking with Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts with the Royal Conservatory and the pioneer of th ...…
 
A fingerstyle guitarist known for a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body. One of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the world, he has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades. To-date, he has recorded seventeen albums and is working on hi ...…
 
Years & Years front man Olly Alexander joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the group’s new “crazy” and “dramatic” video for “Sanctify” and the pressures of working on the group’s second full-length album – due out this summer. Plus, the Pop Shop team dive into an in-depth discussion about what they want for from new albums from Madonna, Ar ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Jack White's "Get In the Mind Shaft," The Weeknd's "Hurt You," Kacey Musgraves' "High Horse," Shawn Mendes' "Lost In Japan" and Cardi B's "Be Careful."
 
Two new albums put a spotlight on Nashville’s ongoing, agonized relationship with female performers.
 
Are you working yourself to the bone? Do you have time to step back and enjoy life? Are you being effective with your time, or are you in an endless pursuit of productivity? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I talk to James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness and tease out some amazing insights into building a business and life you l ...…
 
With a seven-song EP on target for release this summer, award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Chandler Juliet is on a path being paved by success stories. Her debut EP in 2015 was featured through a sold out CD release party at Boardner’s in Hollywood. She has also performed at noted Hollywood venues such as The Troubador, The ...…
 
Mike reconnects with Sunrise Records Owner Doug Putnam to find out how his big bet on physical music has paid off. Mike and Doug first spoke about a year ago when Sunrise announced it was taking over more than 80 retail spaces across Canada that were left vacant by HMV's sudden closing. In under one year, Sunrise Records rapidly grew from a nin ...…
 
MNEK joins the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new single and video “Tongue,” his upcoming debut studio album, and writing hits with such acts as Beyoncé, Dua Lipa and Madonna. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses big chart news from XXXTentacion, Lil Dicky, Chris Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt and more.…
 
112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J Nick Findlay has been working in radio since he was 16 and has been at Triple J for over 10 years. He is currently the station's Music Director. In this interview Nick describes the best practises when pitching music to radio. He also tells us the strategies he recommends artists emplo ...…
 
Al Howard of The Redwoods Music and multiple San Diego bands is back to chat with Tommy, Mike, and DK. We get a little political - don't worry, you'll like it. And, if you don't, let us know by calling into the HYPE line - 619-354 HYPE. We'll play your take on the air. Podcast Links: Al Howard: https://www.facebook.com/alfred.howard.92 The Redw ...…
 
Have you ever felt unworthy? Does it seem like others around you are accomplishing more than you are? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explore entrepreneurial insecurity and how to reframe your perspective. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – You are where you are 00:43 – Insecurities 01:07 – Stop comparing 01:56 – Taking risks 02:2 ...…
 
This week's show is all about The 2018 JUNO Awards. JUNOs/CARAS CEO Allan Reid joins us to talk about the first year of their partnership with the CBC, how they decide which artists will perform during the televised awards show, injecting diversity into JUNOs programming and the CARAS board, and of course, the Barenaked Ladies reunion for their ...…
 
A singer, songwriter, guitar player who lives in Oklahoma but has also performed in places like Texas, California, and Nashville, she became a featured artist on Radio Disney. She recorded an EP under the direction of producer Ken Caillat, best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac. Emily was named the Oklahoma and North American Country Music ...…
 
Keala Settle joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to chat about her breakthrough hit “This Is Me” from "The Greatest Showman" and her journey from being a Shakespeare major in college to hitting the big screen in film. Plus, she talks about her experience of performing the Academy Award-nominated “This Is Me” on the Oscars, her debut EP "Chapte ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Leon Bridges' "Bet Ain't Worth the Hand" and "Bad Bad News," Troye Sivan's "Strawberries & Cigarettes," Anderson .Paak's "Til It's Over," Courtney Barnett's "Need a Little Time" and RuPaul's "Kitty Girl" ft. Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Kennedy Davenport and BeBe Zahara Benet.
 
A singer raised in Thailand and Sweden is trying to create a virtual space in music for kids raised in multiple cultures who often feel like they don't belong anywhere.By (PRI's The World).
 
Part two of our conversation about the mid-2000s pop star features debates about her MTV reality show and “S.N.L.” debacle, and a listener mailbag.
 
This page contains links to affiliate products. If you purchase through these links, we will make a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support. Reading is an important part of personal growth. There is a lot of knowledge in books you can’t find anywhere else. So, are you prioritizing reading in your life? In thi ...…
 
As musicians, we work hard to get press coverage. But when the moment arrives, we sometimes squander the opportunity, or worse, let it go completely off the rails. In this episode, Kevin and Chris... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
A duo, both originally from California but reconnected in Nashville, they are working on a new EP hoped to be released in the Spring. They have written hundreds of songs together and toured across the nation and have opened for the likes of Thompson Square, Love and Theft, and Daryle Singeltary as well as performed at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashv ...…
 
James Newcomb is the CEO of Musicpreneur.com a podcast that helps musicians navigate music entrepreneurship. In this episode Rodney and James discuss issues surrounding the musician as an entrepreneur.
 
Mike recently met up with acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, who is back with a very different record. A new father, Jeremy’s latest album is Highway to Spell, which as you may have guessed from the title, is a children’s record. His last release, The Lemon Squeeze, featured the biggest hit single of his career, the collaboration “Uh Oh ...…
 
On today's show, we have Anne-Marie! The breakout British singer/songwriter is known for the 2016 Clean Bandit song "Rockabye," also featuring Sean Paul, and for the buzzy new Marshmello collaboration "Friends," which climbs 27-24 on our Pop Songs chart this week and is already a top five hit in her native U.K.…
 
In the mid-2000s, the pop singer had platinum albums and an MTV reality show. Hear the first of two conversations about Ms. Simpson’s misunderstood career.
 
What should one be doing to advance their career? How should they be spending their time as a music entrepreneur? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I reflect back on 2017 and talk about 10 things I did to move my career forward. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – What does the life of a music entrepreneur look like? 00:37 – Is entrepr ...…
 
Recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association International as "One to Watch" (for being a songwriter on the rise), already in her young career she has performed at the likes of Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA), and The Coca Cola 600 Speed Street Festival (Charlotte, NC). She has re ...…
 
[Photo: Our Lady Peace by Ashley Osborn] Our Lady Peace is easily one of Canada’s most iconic alt-rock bands, having released countless hit singles since their debut album in 1994, including instantly recognizable songs like “Starseed,” “Automatic Flowers,” “One Man Army,” “Somewhere Out There,” and many, many more. But they are not ones to res ...…
 
On our latest episode, MAX is back on the podcast to talk about the slow-burning success of his biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit yet, "Lights Down Low," featuring gnash.
 
A conversation about carefully considered creative paths — and how pristine voices with powerful messages are amplified — as three strong new albums arrive
 
Billboard staffers discuss "Opps" from the 'Black Panther' soundtrack, Janelle Monae's "Make Me Feel," 5 Seconds of Summer's "Want You Back," Kacey Musgraves' "Space Cowboy," SOPHIE's "Faceshopping," and Soccer Mommy's "Still Clean."
 
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