Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated December 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.
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Making music and building a career is more accessible to musicians than ever before, but how do you actually get your music in the ears of real music fans? The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with promoters, lawyers, publishers, bookers, and artists of all styles and backgrounds to bring you the all the latest in music promotion and marketing. Born out of their daily work with artists at CD Baby and their own musical pursuits, Kevin and Chris are leading the charge to educate and en ...
 
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.
 
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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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Music's big awards show is trying to make big changes. So what do these nominations tell us? Guests: The New York Times's Jon Pareles. Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz
 
Drake, Mitski, Ariana Grande — whose albums defined the year? (And will albums matter next year?) Guests: The New York Times's Jon Pareles, Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz
 
When it comes to engaging in creativity and building something you care about, coaching, training, support and accountability can make all the difference. That’s why I launched The Headquarters membership program. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, you’ll learn what The Headquarters is all about and whether it’s right for you. P ...…
 
Andrew connects with Arkells frontman Max Kerman to chat about the band's latest album, Rally Cry. In addition to delving into some of the album's overtly political lyrical themes and why Arkells felt compelled to tackle them, they discuss the album's unique sonic character and how it evolved out of what they captured with 2016's Morning Report ...…
 
The lead singer of Billboard Top 20 and three-time ACM-nominated country act The Lost Trailers. The band was founded in 2000 and just released a six-song EP in September, entitled, “Between Stages,” which was done by an award-winning producer in Nashville. The band is on the Grade One View Music record label. All this and he might sit for the b ...…
 
"Honestly, songwriting is so magical, but to do Christmas songwriting was another level for me," Stefani tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast.
 
The collaboration between Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider just released a 360-degree video of the song "Balderrama" shot in studio.By (PRI's The World).
 
Our listeners ask great questions, so we thought we'd do a whole episode taking calls and emails from DIY musicians, and then try our best to provide answers that aren't bonkers. Plus, inspirational film and podcast recommendations that will help you close out 2018 on an upswing.
 
A conversation about the Brooklyn rapper’s arrest and musical prospects as he releases “Dummy Boy” while behind bars. Guest: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli.
 
With her 15th album, “Caution,” the singer has entered a new phase of her long career. Guests: Michael Arceneaux; Jezebel's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd; The New Yorker's Briana Younger.
 
It’s important to be aware of the rhythms of life and go with the flow. Sometimes, you need to take time in your schedule to think and reflect. Don’t ignore those moments. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share why you need to take time to reset. Podcast Highlights: 00:18 – Early reflection 00:34 – The holiday season 01:21 – ...…
 
Singer, songwriter, piano player, and dancer who has worked with the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel, Nickelodeon, HBO, Discovery Channel, and many more. She has performed in Times Square and Las Vegas, and has performed/dance captained several national and international tours in over 20 countries. She has worked with several award-win ...…
 
LANDR, the innovative and oft-discussed instant mastering service, was recently ranked fourth on Deloitte's Fast 50 list of Canadian tech companies thanks to an average three-year growth rate of 9,875.3% (Yes, you read that right). LANDR CEO Pascal Pilon speaks with Andrew about that impressive tangent while also touching on the technology behi ...…
 
Who will earn 2019 Grammy Award nominations? We break down the Grammy buzz around Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Drake and more in a special edition of the Pop Shop Podcast.
 
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to crank up your music promotion efforts and try something new and different to engage your fans. In this episode, Kevin and Chris share their holiday promotion ideas and tips that take advantage of this special time of year. Plus, they reach into the mail bag to tackle listener questions.…
 
How do you build a strong mindset? How do you brainwash yourself into believing in your personal success? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I chat with Richard “Younglord” Frierson, who describes his approach, as well as numerous revenue streams musicians can tap into. Podcast Highlights: 00:18 – New podcast theme 01:03 – Monet ...…
 
Rob Bowman is the envy of every music journalist in the world. He got his start interviewing the likes of Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd when he was still a high school student in Toronto and, since then, his Grammy-winning career as one of the most respected music journalists and historians in the business has seen him interview just about everyon ...…
 
Billboard-charting record producer, EDM Remixer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked on Grammy-winning and nominated albums. This year alone he has had four Number 1 songs. He also hosts celebrity TV shows for the 24K Music Network. His success has come while working across various genres of music over the years. He also has a great st ...…
 
The Pop Shop team reviews new holiday music offerings from Katy Perry, John Legend, RuPaul and more. Plus, news about Taylor Swift signing a new record deal with Republic Records, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and chart chat about Kane Brown, The Beatles and Panic! at the Disco.
 
The tug of war between how the genre advertises itself and how it’s actually evolving is growing more tense. Guests: Nick Murray; Natalie Weiner.
 
If you’re looking to achieve anything of consequence, you need a plan. A well-defined plan can help you filter through the many distractions that exist and assist you in becoming laser focused on what you’re trying to achieve. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explain the steps you need to take to put together a strategy for ...…
 
This week, a pair of artist interviews from opposite ends of the sonic spectrum. JUNO Award-winning, PEI-based trio The East Pointers have been making big waves in the roots music community with their infectious fusion of folk, trad, and pop sensibilities and thrilling live shows. Their latest album, What We Leave Behind, takes it further with ...…
 
Two-time Emmy Award-winning director and producer who was also nominated for a third. He has produced and directed numerous network series, including multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Law and Order SVU as well as Blue Bloods. He distinguished himself early in his career with the popular classic series Picket Fences and Chicago ...…
 
A lot has changed for Lukas Forchhammer between the 2015 release of his band Lukas Graham's self-titled U.S. breakthrough album and the release of their brand-new third album 3 on Oct. 26. The Danish singer/songwriter's two biggest achievements over those three years were the runaway success of the global hit single "7 Years," which peaked at N ...…
 
Time to say goodbye to a few false assumptions that have been holding you back! The music industry has stayed loyal to some really destructive myths, so it’s always great to see when independent artists find new methods for success once they’ve freed themselves of bad or outdated ideas and habits. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss those ...…
 
The trumpeter, who died at 49, was a singular figure dedicated to keeping jazz’s past in dialogue with its future. Guests: The New York Times's Giovanni Russonello; Jozen Cummings.
 
So, you’re putting together your latest release and you’re interested in promoting it. Or, maybe you’re a marketer looking to help a musician get the word out about their new album. But what does a DIY music marketing campaign look like? What can you expect as you look to share your music with the world? In this episode of The New Music Industr ...…
 
This week, we take an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of music streaming and its role in the music industry with Catherine Moore, musicologist and adjunct professor of music technology and digital media at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. We look at the very different ways the record labels reacted to two digital dis ...…
 
Bassist, producer, music supervisor, and platinum-selling songwriter who has recorded and/or performed with a most impressive list of top name artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Ben Folds to Robert Plant, Maren Morris, Tom Jones, the Indigo Girls, and many (many) more. The night of this interview he was playing with Emmylou Harris, who he'd ...…
 
Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new single "Bottled Up," stepping into the solo spotlight, what it was like performing on "The Tonight Show," and why she'd like to collaborate with Carrie Underwood.
 
With “Honey,” the Swedish star returns to a landscape she’s quietly shaped for over 20 years. Guests: The New York Times's Caryn Ganz; the Guardian's Laura Snapes; Jezebel's Hazel Cills
 
Life presents us with many challenges. And, sometimes we end up carrying our negative thoughts and feelings into a variety of unrelated situations without even being aware of it. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share how you can “leave it at the door” and be present and fully engaged in everything you’re doing. Podcast High ...…
 
Have you ever thought about composing? Have you already started your career? Are you interested in taking your composing game to the next level? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I talk to composer Steven Lebetkin, who shares about his forthcoming release, Perpetuum Immobile, New Age Chamber Music and his specific way of approa ...…
 
SOCAN recently made the major announcement that it had launched a new music services arm called Dataclef. The move follows a number of large moves by the music rights organization (MRO) in recent years, including the acquisitions of Audiam, MediaNet, Royalty Guru, and SODRAC, as well as its expansion into Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. This ...…
 
She has had two Top 40 songs on the Texas charts and multiple “Female Vocalist of the Year” nominations, and been a finalist in many songwriting competitions. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, she has performed in the likes of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Nashville, West Virginia, and, Florida. Her six-song self-titled debut EP was released t ...…
 
The singer/songwriter talks with the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast about his latest single "Song About You," his upcoming album inspired by his dad's death and more.
 
Do "real" artists do cover songs? What kind of songs should you cover? And what are the different uses of a great cover version? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about the controversy and opportunities of recording or performing another songwriter's material. Plus some great listener emails!
 
Devin Townsend is a successful singer, songwriter, performer, guitarist, and music producer. He is also the brain behind The Devin Townsend Creative Academy www.dtcreativeacademy.com As a part of Devin's Creative Academy Devin offers select student's one-on-one coaching calls. In this episode of Music Business Facts, Devin has allowed us to lis ...…
 
Now that K-pop is successful on its own terms, the questions it faces are changing. Guest: Billboard's Jeff Benjamin.
 
There are a lot of social networks out there. And, there are some clear favorites among musicians, such as Instagram, YouTube and SoundCloud. But what about LinkedIn? Could it be used to enhance your music promotion and networking efforts? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, guest Vik Rajan of phoneBlogger.net shares how you can ...…
 
We're bringing you back to Kelowna, BC, where the 2018 edition of BreakOut West took place from Oct. 10-14, 2018. We revisit some of our #CMLive interviews, including: Allan Reid and Alexandra Golden of The Juno Awards filling us in on what's in store for 2019; Dylan Villain of The Wild on the state of rock 'n roll in Canada and what it means f ...…
 
Brothers who live in Nashville and perform in a country band, although they each did have their own solo careers. They have written songs that have been cut by twelve other artists. Their debut single debuted at #1 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown and their music has been streamed by the millions. They were also named one of five “Rising Acts” by C ...…
 
5 Seconds of Summer joins the Pop Shop Podcast for an in-depth discussion about their first No. 1 Pop Songs chart hit “Youngblood,” their new single “Valentine,” and what it felt like going up against The Carters — Beyoncé and JAY-Z — for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
 
Is rock music in 2018 a sound, a mood or a retail category? Where do Twenty One Pilots, the 1975 and Greta Van Fleet fit in? Guests: The New York Times's Caryn Ganz; Rolling Stone's Kory Grow; the Ringer's Lindsay Zoladz
 
Do you feel like you could never be a music entrepreneur? Do you feel discouraged by this thought? Then this episode is for you. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, we try on the idea that there are no alternatives or options, that music entrepreneurship is indeed all there is. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Connection 00:36 – “Musi ...…
 
Is it possible to forego certain steps to achieve success in music? Is it imperative that you pay your dues to get to where you want to go? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explore what growth hacking is and how it could apply to the music industry. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – What is a growth hacker? 00:23 – The norm in the ...…
 
On his latest offering, revered East Coast rocker Matt Mays has revisited and reimagined his 2017 LP, Once Upon a Hell of a Time. Aptly called Twice Upon a Hell of a Time, the release finds Mays and a group of close and trusted collaborators offering intimate, stripped-down takes of the more robust album tracks. He and Andrew dissect the proces ...…
 
A million-selling, Grammy-nominated country music artist whose songs have hit #1 on the charts five times. Amazingly, he has had his songs recorded by Hall of Famers and Grammy winners in five different genres, including Travis Tritt, Timothy Schmitt of The Eagles, and more. He has also been a contributing author for eight books. And, he receiv ...…
 
Madison Beer joins the Billboard Pop Shop podcast to talk about her pop radio hit "Home With You," why her debut EP was worth the wait, and new music with David Guetta.
 
The European market has a rich live-music tradition, but artists often feel lost when trying to infiltrate the scene as an outsider. However, with the aid of online tools like Google Translate and Skype, booking your own successful European tour might be easier than you think. In this session, recorded live at the 2018 DIY Musician Conference, ...…
 
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