Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated June 2018; image)
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Popcast
Weekly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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}
 
A Music Business Resource for Indie Musicians Everywhere!
 
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.
 
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Get Your Rocks Off
Rare
 
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.
 
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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The 20-year-old broke out of the SoundCloud rap scene and reached No 1. But he faced accusations of violent crimes against a woman, and leaves behind a troubling legacy. Guests: Noisey's Lawrence Burney and Miami New Times's Tarpley Hitt.
 
What do you do when a new opportunity comes your way? What criteria do you use to decide which to take on and which to turn down? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share the power of two important words, “yes” and “no”, and how to use them to advance your career. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Reflecting on the most important le ...…
 
Toronto musician and Dandelion Initiative Founder Viktoria Belle joins us to discuss the tough topic of sexual misconduct at music venues and festivals. Viktoria is a survivor of sexual violence and founded the Dandelion Initiative (formerly the Sexual Assault Action Coalition) to help other survivors and address the problem with real solutions ...…
 
A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who last November put out a five-song EP. Also last year she was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Three months ago she did a soft launch via YouTube of a new single. She recently played the Montauk Music Festival and also a sold out show at Rockwood Music Hall and recent ...…
 
Ella Mai joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the chart success of her breakthrough single “Boo’d Up,” how she was discovered by producer Mustard, and freaking out after she heard Beyonce mentioned “Boo’d Up” at one of her recent concerts. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses the death of XXXTentacion, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s surprise collaborative a ...…
 
Boy bands are on the rise and young male singers have some choices to make. A conversation about two performers with their sights set on pop ubiquity.
 
Do you find yourself performing many tasks as a music entrepreneur? Do you sometime feel discouraged that they are so different from each other? Does it seem like you’re losing focus? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I consider the question, “how does this all fit together?” I also offer some tips on how to reframe your perspe ...…
 
Environmentalist, musician, and filmmaker Les Stroud has long used his groundbreaking TV show Survivorman as the principal vehicle to convey his message of celebrating and protecting nature. Now, he's combininghis love for the environment with his other passion: music. On his fifth album, Bittern Lake, the Canadian singer-songwriter issues an u ...…
 
This week we feature reggae artist Kybaka Pyramid as he shares tracks off of his new album KONTRABAND. Riddim Driven Feature: Wizzle RiddimNew Artist Of The Month: Alexx A Game
 
A multiple Dove Awards nominee, just last week he released his second project in The Second City four-part series, "The Second City Part 2," with Part 1 having been released in late January. He has had a song receive national recognition from NBA on ESPN, plus another single was featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and VH1’s “Black Ink Crew ...…
 
This week on the show, we're joined by Chromeo! The dance-pop duo are back with their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, out this Friday. Fans have already gotten a few tastes of the new project -- including "Must've Been," featuring DRAM, and "Bad Decision" -- but what ties the whole project together is the group's eternal love of funk music.…
 
Michael Brun’s Bayo Block Party takes a celebration of Haiti’s spirit on the road, and he is bringing his friends with him too.By (PRI's The World).
 
There are a million ways to promote a new release. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss some of the things they’ve tried with their new music to reach listeners and amplify that interaction —... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
Music is your passion. I get it. And, if you want to keep it a fun hobby, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if you’re thinking about making a serious go of it, you might want to embrace the business side of it too. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I answer the question, “why business?” Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – ...…
 
Canadian-born, New Zealand-based musician Tami Neilson spoke to us recently about her latest album, "Sassafrass!" and the three key moments that inspired it.By (PRI's The World).
 
Mike sits down with a figure of Canada’s musical and cultural history. Rupert Harvey is a guitarist and founding member of recently-reunited funk/soul/R&B band Crack of Dawn, who signed with Columbia Records in 1975, making them the first black band to be signed by a major record company in Canada. The group sold more albums and concert tickets ...…
 
Sister duo currently working on new music that they hope to release next year. They continue performing all around Florida - including playing some very notable venues and events (performed at the House of Blues three times last year) - while also going back and forth to Nashville. The girls have been extremely successful building their followi ...…
 
The rapper’s polarizing eighth album arrived surrounded by a celebrity circus and provided few answers.
 
The Pop Shop Podcast previews the 2018 Tony Awards with Billboard on Broadway podcast host Rebecca Milzoff! Plus, the Pop Shoppers discuss chart news about Kanye West, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez and Kim Wilde.
 
Billboard staffers discuss new songs from Pusha T, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Courtney Barnett, Maggie Rogers and NIKI. Also: Speedy Ortiz stops by to talk new album 'Twerp Verse' and share music recommendations.
 
Content marketing is an amazing way to build your music career or drive business. Unfortunately, it’s easier to fail in your content marketing efforts than it is to succeed, especially if you don’t have a defined plan. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share several things that holds people back from getting the kinds of resu ...…
 
An excavation of the skeletons animating the back-and-forth between the two rappers — and a conversation about who’s inching ahead.
 
An exclusive interview with SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor on the MBW Podcast.Trainor, who took charge of SoundCloud in August last year, discusses a range of topics with MBW, including SoundCloud's power for emerging artists, the company's financial health, his hopes for the future of the industry and Spotify's recent flotation on the New York S ...…
 
To say that Rick Barker has had an incredible life would be an understatement. Rick muscled his way into the music industry and ended up managing an unknown country singer-songwriter named Taylor Swift. With no experience, he navigated Swift’s meteoric rise from 2005 to 2008 before moving on to other label and consulting roles. These days, he i ...…
 
A sister duo who have a single being released to country radio. They have played over a thousand shows in 20 states. Already this year they have performed in Colorado, Arizona, and California, plus they will be doing an appearance in Nashville in about a week-and-a-half at CMA Fest. They also will be releasing a new EP soon. The girls each sing ...…
 
Jessie Ware joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about how her latest tour was “eye-opening” and “good for the soul,” and her best piece of advice for festival-goers this summer, as she’s playing a series of festivals through July. Plus, Ware talks about working with her mother on their hit podcast Table Manners With Jessie Ware. In addition, the ...…
 
Maddie Poppe won the show, rebooted on ABC with a new cast of judges. What worked, what didn’t and who really stood out? Two longtime “Idol” enthusiasts discuss.
 
The old ways and myths are strong. And many musicians are still making important decisions for their careers based on outdated practices and false assumptions. In this episode, taped in front of a... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
What? It isn’t the New Year? Why talk about starting your year the right way now? The reality is it’s never too late to get your year on track. And, if you’re not on track right now, this would be a good time to get back on track. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I recap the various posts and podcast episodes that were publish ...…
 
This week, conversations with Lava Records CEO and A&R legend Jason Flom and Six Shooter Records Founder and President Shauna de Cartier - two professionals who come from different places but have carved out extremely successful careers in the label game. Six Shooter is one of Canada’s premier indie labels, with such acts as Whitehorse, The Str ...…
 
The founder of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, which will celebrate its tenth such event in October. The festival is five days long and features close to 100 songwriters who over the years have come from places like Nashville, as far away as L.A., and even some from right there in Pensacola, Florida. Writers of songs that have become ...…
 
For two decades, accusations of sexual impropriety have been leveled at the R&B superstar. And Jim DeRogatis has been covering the story.
 
Lauv stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his hit single “I Like Me Better,” why he decided to release a playlist instead of an album, and how he went from playing shows for “nobody” to selling out his own gigs and opening for Ed Sheeran. In addition to the interview, the Pop Shop team also has some exclusive moments from the 2018 Billbo ...…
 
On Brian Ralston's inaugural episode as new host of the SCOREcast Podcast Show, he welcomes DAX PHELAN, producer of such films as "The Sum of All Fears" and "The Canyons", and writer/director of the runaway festival thriller "Jasmine", to discuss his experience working with film composers on his studio feature films. This episode of the SCOREca ...…
 
The Rita Ora track was positioned as a celebration of bisexuality, but struck a sour note with critics who found its lyrics problematic.
 
Content, content, content. There’s so much to consume and so little time. Aren’t you glad you can listen to this instead of reading it? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share the top 10 posts on The Music Entrepreneur HQ from 2017. Download the PDF transcription Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – We publish a lot of content at The ...…
 
Canadian Musician had a major presence at Canadian Music Week 2018 in Toronto, covering panels and keynotes, taking in showcases, and making connections across the conference. Of course, we also had a chance to catch up with some of the biggest and best artists performing throughout the event, including: Marianas Trench, Bif Naked, Shawn Hook, ...…
 
She has sold over a million records worldwide and won various awards, including Billboard and Juno, and has been called “one of the pioneers of female fronted rock." A singer/songwriter, she has toured and/or worked with an impressive list that ranges from Aerosmith to Alice Cooper to Cheap Trick to Van Halen, Carlos Santana, and Joe Cocker. Sh ...…
 
Kelly Clarkson joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the “sink or swim” challenge of hosting the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and how she wants it to be a celebratory and “really cool night” for the nominees. Plus: Chart news about Childish Gambino’s first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “This Is America,” Post Malone and Celine Dion’s new “Dead ...…
 
Chris O’Brien is a bit of a legend in The Australian Music Scene. He’s the general manager of touring for Destroy All Lines and former general manager for Australia’s biggest touring metal festival Soundwave 2003-2015. During the conversation we discuss a variety of things including how to get into the music business, management, touring and to ...…
 
These days, recording data doesn’t get captured the way it used to. This leads to incomplete metadata and a loss of opportunity for those involved in the recording process. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, Deborah Fairchild of VEVA Sound shares about how easy it can be to collect the right data with their Studio Collect plugin ...…
 
What if you could own more than just a CD or digital download from your favourite artist? What if you, as a fan, could invest in a percentage of that artist's intellectual property, and share the revenue generated by the performance and playback of their work? That's the idea behind Vezt.co, a platform that lets fans share ownership in songs by ...…
 
A saxophonist/guitarist for the likes of Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and Toto, among others, he actually plays several other instruments and sings too. He is also the CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Ignited Network - his fourth startup company - and is an invited guest lecturer (having taught at USC) and panelist at numerous new media conferences ...…
 
The Swedish singer/songwriter just released her third album, Sway, on Friday, and she's hitting some very big stages to promote the project. Last month, she wrapped up an opening stint on Lorde's Melodrama Tour, and starting May 29, she'll be traveling through Europe with Katy Perry on the Witness World Tour.…
 
Are you use Pandora AMP? It’s a no-brainer; DIY musicians should absolutely take advantage of these powerful (free) features of Pandora’s streaming service, particularly the Artist Audio... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
The 28-year-old producer and D.J., who died last month in Oman, was a pop savant and an EDM innovator who left behind a complicated legacy.
 
Do you wish you could work with Nashville session musicians on your next release? Are you having a hard time finding the right kind of players for your recording project? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I talk to Andrew Galucki of Nashville For Hire, who shares about working with session musicians and the ups and downs of the ...…
 
Chris Boardman, Sebastian Wolff, and Xiao'an Li welcome you to Business Skills For Composers - a Facebook group for composers where discussions center solely around business related practices. It doesn't matter how much or how little experience you have - everyone is welcome to post in line with the group rules and requirements. You will be saf ...…
 
Suba Sankaran is pretty busy these days. In addition to a successful career as a performer with acts including Autorickshaw, Retrocity, and FreePlay Duo, she's also the co-artistic director of Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. On this week's show, Suba joins Andrew to talk about the rising popularity of vocal music thanks to the success of ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry," J. Cole's "1985," Khalid and Billie Eilish's "Lovely," Kali Uchis' "Feel Like a Fool," and Lykke Li's new songs. Plus, Madrid rockers Hinds stop by to share some recommendations.
 
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