Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated September 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 in-depth 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. Listen and subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, and Spotify.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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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.
 
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 way musicians — heck, the way ANYONE uses Instagram today — is very different from how we used it years ago. Whether you’ve been marketing your music on Instagram for years or you’re brand new to... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
If you’re in your 20s or 30s now, project yourself ahead 50 to 60 years. Where would you be? What would you be doing? How will your life have turned out? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I have a chat with musician, conductor, life coach and author Dobbs Franks, who shares about the wonderful journey of life, and the advice he ...…
 
Writing in-depth features about stars can be an art form. But it’s been changing in recent years. Guests: The New York Times Magazine's Vanessa Grigoriadis; GQ's Zach Baron.
 
Sam Feldman is one of the best-known and most respected figures in the Canadian music industry, thanks in large part to his work with the companies - The Feldman Agency and Macklam Feldman Management - bearing his name. Over the years, he's played an active role in the careers of artists like Sarah McLachlan, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Diana ...…
 
A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, plus he is the president and CEO of Boulder Creek Musical Instruments. The company does guitars, basses, and ukuleles and has a very impressive artist roster. He performs regularly and this year earned Best Band honors in the Gilroy Dispatch’s 2018 Best Of. They also had the distinction of being call ...…
 
Nile Rodgers joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss CHIC’s new two-part album “It’s About Time,” and how it’s the most “self-indulgent” project he’s ever done. The set, which features Lady Gaga and Elton John, among many others, is CHIC’s first album since 1992. The Pop Shop team also discusses news about Paul McCartney’s No. 1 album “Egypt Stat ...…
 
The 26-year-old rapper and producer stood at the crossroads of movements that have been shaping popular music over the past decade. Guests: ItsTheReal's Eric and Jeff Rosenthal; Pitchfork's Sheldon Pearce; and Eric Renner Brown.
 
Many people will cross your path. Some will want to work with you. Others will offer you valuable opportunities. What do you do when you’re confronted with a new possibility? Do you jump on the chance and hope it works out? Do you weigh your options carefully before moving forward with it? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I sh ...…
 
When Mark Howard was a teenager growing up in Hamilton, ON, his high school councilor predicted he’d be “nothing but a criminal.” Instead, Mark has enjoyed a legendary recording career, engineering and producing classic albums by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, REM, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Tragically Hip, Lucinda Williams, and many mor ...…
 
A singer, songwriter, recording artist in the electro pop genre, she also has an extensive background in dance, and, her music videos play in fitness gyms around the country. Plus she has also gotten radio airplay. She was the Pop/Contemporary Entertainer of the Year at last year’s Josie Awards, which is the largest independent artist award sho ...…
 
The Pop Shop team discusses the Oscar buzz surrounding Lady Gaga’s performance in “A Star is Born,” how John Legend is now a member of the elite EGOT club following his first Emmy Award win, and how a trio of *NSYNC albums were released on vinyl for the first time — and debut on the Vinyl Albums chart.…
 
Forty years of writers and editors share memories about helping invent a language to talk about music, and the artists they critiqued — some grateful, some not. Guests: Ann Powers, Evelyn McDonnell, Chuck Eddy, Rob Harvilla and Tom Breihan.
 
Forty years of writers and editors share memories about helping invent a language to talk about music, and the artists they critiqued — some grateful, some not. Guests: Robert Christgau, Jon Pareles, Nelson George, Kyle Gann and Joe Levy.
 
In April, I released my first mini-book, The Essential Guide to Music Entrepreneurship. To my delight, it has been well-received by musicians and music business owners alike. In the meantime, I’ve been working on several pieces of bonus content that perfectly complement this resource and will help you get more out of it. So, in this episode of ...…
 
Whether you were at the 2018 DIY Musician Conference in Nashville, missed out, or didn’t even know it existed, Kevin and Chris talk about 8 lessons learned at the event, and how they apply to... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
In late August, BreakOut West made the formal announcement that it had reached its pledged goal of gender parity in both its artist showcase and industry conference programming - four years ahead of schedule. The event's 2018 edition, happening Oct. 10-14 in Kelowna, BC, will feature 50 per cent female/female fronted acts and 57% female industr ...…
 
Record executive, producer, promoter, and manager who is currently the CEO of SRI Label Group. He has worked with artists ranging from Sammy Davis Jr. to John Lennon. And, he has licensed recordings worldwide, and works as a consultant to several major music labels. Last year he put out a hardcover book called, “Doing it on the Downbeat.”…
 
BTS is the focus of the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, as the Pop Shop team dives into why the South Korean group became the breakout stars for the K-pop genre in the U.S. Billboard contributor and K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin joins the show to discuss all things BTS and K-pop with the Pop Shop team.…
 
What is your purpose? What were you meant to accomplish in your lifetime? Are you living life to your fullest? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I interview Jules Schroeder of Unconventional Life. She shares how she came to understand her purpose in this world, how she encourages others to live a life of passion, what we can do ...…
 
Drummer touring with P!NK (currently in Australia), he has also performed over the years with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Foreigner, Destiny’s Child, and many others. He is the recipient of numerous gold and platinum discs and has appeared on shows ranging from The Grammys to The Late Show to The Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien, ...…
 
Mike has a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with Tamir Koch, the CEO of eMusic. eMusic launched in 1998 as the first legal, digital music store. As the industry pioneer and champion of independent labels and artists, eMusic serves 47 million music fans and has sold nearly one billion downloads. It relaunched in 2017, evolving from a di ...…
 
We sit down with Ed Sheeran to talk all about the brand-new documentary Songwriter -- which premiered Tuesday on Apple Music -- recognizing when a song is a hit, and why any major-label artist should aspire to be as big as Adele.
 
“Sweetener” has taken the singer to new heights at a moment of transition for the top ranks of female vocalists. Guests: The Ringer's Lindsay Zoladz; VF.com's Josh Duboff; and Billboard's Nolan Feeney.
 
There is so much change going on around us, whether it’s technology, search engine algorithm updates or the needs of our target customers. It isn’t necessary to keep up with everything, but there are some things that can have a major impact on our careers or businesses if we aren’t prepared for them. In this episode of The New Music Industry Po ...…
 
On this week’s podcast, we give a preview of Thursday’s webinar with long-time touring instrument tech Jeramy “HooGie” Donais. HooGie has spent the last 20 years on the road as a guitar/bass tech for Gob, Shinedown, Sam Roberts Band, Finger Eleven, Theory of a Deadman, Staind, Lamb of God, and many more. This Thursday, Aug. 23, he will join And ...…
 
It's called the music BUSINESS, which means that if you are a singer, songwriter, recording artist, musician, entertainer of any kind, there IS an element of sales involved in what you're doing. On this episode, sales trainers Rick and Nancy Monsipapa give tips for selling your music, getting bookings, finding sponsors or endorsement deals, bra ...…
 
On this week's show, Why Don't We swung by the Billboard LA office! The five-member boy band formed almost exactly two years ago, and since then, they've released a fast-paced five EPs, all of which have hit the Billboard charts. But now it's time for their first full-length album: 8 Letters is due Aug. 31.…
 
One is an old-style hip-hop star, one comes from a newer school. But both are facing challenges making effective albums and defining their artistic identities. Guests: David Turner and Briana Younger.
 
The Queen of Soul leaves a towering legacy. How will we remember her? Guests: The New York Times's Jon Pareles and Wesley Morris; and David Ritz.
 
Are you thinking about going to a music industry conference? Have you thought about staring your own music conference? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I chat with Kevin Breuner of CD Baby who shares about the forthcoming DIY Musician Conference. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Introductions 00:30 – What is the DIY Musician Confer ...…
 
If you want to keep your business over the long haul, you can’t leave it all to chance. Legal troubles can ensue, and it may have nothing to do with anything you’ve done wrong. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I interview Scott Smith of Royal Legal Solutions who shares not only about how to protect your business but also the s ...…
 
Two weeks ago, performing rights organization SOCAN made the major announcement that it was merging with reproduction rights organization SODRAC. Now, for the first time in Canada, a single organization – SOCAN – will be able to license, track, and distribute all royalties for both music performing rights and mechanical rights. To explore the d ...…
 
A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele, she has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” gotten gear endorsements, and even had one of her original songs used in a TV commercial. She has performed everywhere from the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim this past January to the prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival in the Florida panhandle, to a San ...…
 
Troye Sivan joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his new album "Bloom," taking its songs on tour, working on new music for the film "Boy Erased" (in which he co-stars), songwriting, who is on his wish-list for future collaborators and more.
 
Merch has become a crucial part of a musician’s rise. Here’s how it’s evolved. Guests: Procell's Brian Procell; The Cut's Emilia Petrarca; and Grailed's Lawrence Schlossman.
 
1968 was a year of political upheaval and the music reflected the restless times. The World's host Marco Werman went back and checked out the 1968 chart-toppers from the US, Japan, France and Brazil.By (PRI's The World).
 
This week, Mike chats with Amper Music CEO and Co-Founder Drew Silverstein. Amper Music is at the leading edge of the artificial intelligence revolution in music. Amper's AI is designed to instantly produce royalty-free production music that matches the length, genre, and mood that the user dictates, while also allowing the user to collaborate ...…
 
A duo act who prides themselves on playing every instrument you hear - no loops or tracks - they have a unique story about essentially living on the road in their RV. Chris plays guitar and drums and has performed with and for a list of artists that includes Lee Brice, while Kristen (bass and lead vocals) had a solo career that included perform ...…
 
Bebe Rexha joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about her new hit single “I’m a Mess,” its emotional creation with songwriter Justin Tranter, the tune’s striking music video, her debut full-length album “Expectations” and more. Plus, the Pop Shop discusses news about DJ Khaled, Robyn, Demi Lovato and more.…
 
What happens when a band wipes a stain from its historical record? Or when physical albums vanish, replaced by different digital versions? Guests: Mark Richardson; Rolling Stone's Christopher R. Weingarten; and The New York Times's Caryn Ganz.
 
It’s one thing to talk about doing something. Quite another to be doing it. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share my motivation behind adding a revenue stream to my business and how it’s been panning out so far. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Adding a revenue stream 00:47 – Why Medium? 01:14 – Leveraging content I had already ...…
 
Canadian MC Shad joins us to talk about Hip-Hop Evolution, the highly-anticipated documentary series now on Netflix that he narrates and hosts. The four-part series explores the history of hip-hop from the late '70s to early '90s, taking viewers on the journey from DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa, through Run DMC and Publi ...…
 
More than 15 artists from other countries have produced their own country-specific versions of Childish Gambino's 'This is America.'By (PRI's The World).
 
Currently working on an EP for release before the end of 2018 with an album release likely for 2019, this singer, songwriter, guitarist has been highlighted in Guitar World Magazine ("next blues hero"), Guitar Player Magazine, and UltimateGuitar.com ("the next big thing"). His second album debuted at number 16 on the iTunes Blues music chart an ...…
 
Bazzi joins the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast! The rising singer-songwriter called in to chat about his No. 1 Pop Songs hit “Mine,” his "Cosmic" album, connecting with Camila Cabello on tour (and in the studio) and a chance encounter with one of his “biggest inspirations,” Justin Timberlake.
 
Australian musician Tash Sultana's forthcoming LP, "Flow State," is the next musical step for the former busker. Sultana describes what it's like being in a flow state and why she's greedy when it comes to genres.By (PRI's The World).
 
Two documentaries have attempted to unpack the life of one of pop’s transformative figures, whose complex legacy is still riddled with questions. Guests: Naima Cochrane; Jezebel's Rich Juzwiak; Alan Light; and The Times's Joe Coscarelli.
 
Music entrepreneurship courses are beginning to pop up in more colleges and universities. But with that also comes some important questions, such as what is music entrepreneurship and why does it matter? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University a ...…
 
Are they a Newfoundland band or a band from Newfoundland? Heralded folk trioThe Once find themselves wrestling with this and many other questions abouttheir artistic and sonic identity, though that's not stopping them frommaking the music they want to make and subsequently watching their audiencegrow. Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill chat w ...…
 
Niall Horan joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new song “Finally Free,” from the film “Smallfoot,” how he’ll be “disappearing” after his tour to work on his next album, why we won’t be getting any club bangers from him, and eight years of One Direction. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses chart new about Drake, Ariana Grande a ...…
 
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