Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated March 2019; 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 popular 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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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@nwcworld.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 ...
 
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.
 
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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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.
 
Waxing Lyrical On The Business Of Bands.
 
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 Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those hoping to get a start in the sector and anyone interested in sussing out what goes on behind and around music in Ireland today.
 
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For more than 20 years Rónán Ó'Snodaigh has been the front-man with Kila. During that time they've released 20 albums, recorded award nominated soundtrack work, have toured Asia, Australia, America and Europe. Ronán himself has five solo albums and at least two books under his belt. In this episode Rónán talks about avoiding the business side o ...…
 
Blueface’s “Thotiana” is a nearly perfectly engineered hit of the social media age. Guests: The Fader's Ben Dandridge-Lemco and Pitchfork's Alphonse Pierre.
 
Emmanuel Zunz is the founder and CEO of ONErpm, which he calls a “modern music company that is the future of the industry.” It’s an increasing major company that combines social media management and fan engagement, digital music distribution, and other services for artists. In this in-depth conversation, Zunz discusses artists’ best practices f ...…
 
Paralandra has opened for Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and Dokken. The band's Paul and Cassandra Carson talk in this live, on-location interview about having performed at South By Southwest and signing last year with Legend Recordings, subsequently releasing the EP “Ascension.” Their 2016 song, “All Fall Down” debuted, hitting No. 1 on the Bil ...…
 
Logan Henderson joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his breakthrough solo hit “Pull Me Deep,” his upcoming new EP, and what it’s been like pursuing his solo career after success in the group Big Time Rush (“It’s opened up a whole new world,” he says). Plus, the Pop Shop hosts chat about chart news from Juice WRLD, Maren Morris an ...…
 
Marlene Enright fronted the band The Hard Ground, her album Placemats and Second Cuts was nominated for 2018 Choice Music Prize and her day job is booking and promotion for the White Horse bar and venue in Ballincollig Co. Cork. Marlene discusses how she carves out a space as a singer songwriter. Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick is a venue that fe ...…
 
If your music isn’t going to sell, wouldn’t you like to know sooner rather than later? Is there a way you can rapidly release music at less risk to test the market? In this episode of The New Music Industr ...…
 
Mike recently sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with frontman and songwriter Simon Ward and keyboardist Dave Ritter of The Strumbellas, who are about to release one of the most highly-anticipated Canadian albums of the year. That album, Rattlesnake, follows their breakout collection, Hope, and its inescapable single, "Spirits." Simon and ...…
 
The New York Times called them “forward-thinking.” NPR called them “brilliant,” and Rolling Stone placed their first album among the year’s 15 greatest. They have received praise from Childish Gambino, among others, and they’ve appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and have performed with Erykah Badu, among others. In the week leading up to this interview t ...…
 
A good producer can turn your songs into masterpieces. But a bad producer can ruin more than just your recordings. They can sap your self-confidence, wreck your reputation, and exhaust your energy and bank account. In this episode, Kevin and Chris give some pointers on how to find a good producer, what to expect of them, and how you can pave th ...…
 
Hozier joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Wasteland, Baby!” (“I genuinely didn’t think that this was going to happen.”) and talks fan favorite tracks on the set, his just-launched tour and support he’s received from U2.
 
This week's episode comes from Music Minds Festival in Doolin Co. Clare. The festival set out to create a place for musically minded folk to come together to network, learn and be entertained. Featured in this episode are the voices of David Kitt (Artist), Donal Dineen (DJ & Broadcaster), Keith Johnson (IMRO), Una Molloy (Turning Pirate), Sharo ...…
 
It’s time to announce the launch of another brand-new book. What could it be? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share about Start Your Year the Right Way, who it’s for and how it’s structured. I also read the introduction. Highlights: 00:34 – The new book has arrived 01:12 – It doesn’t matter when you pick up and read this bo ...…
 
Music Business Worldwide podcast: Our guest is David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).The NMPA is up in arms over the fact that Spotify and Amazon - in addition to Google and Pandora – are objecting to a ruling offering songwriters a streaming pay rise in the United States.Apple Music has declined ...…
 
The documentary “Leaving Neverland” details devastating allegations of sexual abuse. How do fans process them, and Jackson’s body of work? Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli, Aisha Harris and Ben Sisario
 
Musician Dan Mangan and industry maven Laura Simpson have teamed up to launch Side Door Access, a new online service that connects artists who are eager to play shows with people who want to host concerts in unusual or non-traditional spaces - from homes to distilleries to auto garages. The platform isn't limited by genre, type of venue, or eve ...…
 
Texas-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has gotten radio airplay and has performed over 120 shows a year for the last eight years, including some very notable locations. He has opened for the likes of Clint Black, JoDee Messina, Kansas, and many others. Hear him talk about connecting the Dallas Cowboys with one of his songs as ...…
 
The pop singer/songwriter talks about when we might hear a full project, doing some opening tour dates for Astrid S and more. Also on the podcast, we talk about Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's chart domination -- with "Shallow" topping the Billboard Hot 100 and the A Star Is Born soundtrack atop the Billboard 200 -- and what Hollywood and the mu ...…
 
In this episode Jeremy Hickey (RSAG) talks about how much he enjoys the process of creating a new album, before anyone else gets to hear it. He also talks about the riot at his first gig in Co.Kilkenny where they escaped being lynched in a horse-box. Richard Dowling from Wav Mastering in Limerick sheds some light on the the dark art that is aud ...…
 
Kenyan musician J.S. Ondara left his home in Nairobi, Kenya, for Minneapolis five years ago — to pursue a music career. He's about to tour for his debut album, "Tales of America."By (PRI's The World).
 
Musicians often make headlines; balancing coverage of their art with coverage of the accusations they face isn’t always easy. Guest: The South Florida Sun Sentinel's Brett Clarkson
 
If you’ve been following along with our podcast and website, you might be wondering what happened to The Headquarters membership. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share about some the changes I decided to make to The Headquarters membership and what that’s going to mean for you. Podcast Highlights: 00:34 – Recent Facebook Li ...…
 
This year, Music PEI is partnering with the ECMA to deliver its 5th annual Canadian Song Conference. This year, the event is focused on creating opportunities for artists and industry professionals in relationship to developing multiple revenue streams from songs, including licensing for various media and more. Part of this year's event is the ...…
 
Canadian singer, songwriter, guitar player (Ottawa, Ontario) who has performed internationally – and that doesn’t just mean Canada. When he was 16 years old he became a social media sensation and eventually amassed over 250 thousand followers on Twitter, plus he was ranked Number 1 on ReverbNation in Canada. His newest single (heard at the end ...…
 
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we're discussing all things Oscar! Following Lady Gaga's first Academy Award win, what could be next for the diva? Plus, now that Gaga has both an Oscar and multiple Grammy Awards, how can she nab a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, to complete her EGOT? In addition, the Pop Shop team reviews chart news about Ariana ...…
 
Popping the hood on The Irish Music Industry, checking the oil and tapping the engine block with a spanner. This episode features interviews with Una Molly from Turning Pirate Agency and Dermot Sheedy from Hermitage Green. Una discusses her work as tour manager for Lisa Hannigan and manager for Booka Brass Band. She talks about how she found he ...…
 
The foundations of music marketing stay pretty solid: capture attention, offer value, lead listeners on a journey from awareness to action. But the house you build on that foundation is always shifting. What older marketing strategies still work for musicians in 2019? What are the new tools to tell your story? How do the shifting expectations o ...…
 
What is one of the biggest challengesfacing musicians today? How can this problem be solved? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I introduce a new community project I’m working on called Your Music Matters. You will also discover how you can help make this a reality. Podcast Highlights: 00:34 – Recent Facebook Live 00:59 – Introd ...…
 
Panning for nuggets of wisdom in the streams of the Irish Music Industry, and trying not to drown. Guests in this episode are Dan Hegarty (2FM) and Katie Kim (independent artist). Dan talks about his career path and about he sate of the music scene in Ireland from where he sits in the RTE studios. Katie discusses the positive effect having a pr ...…
 
We've got a diverse trio of artist interviews this week, including a feature chat with Marianas Trench's Matt Webb and Mike Ayley. Over the last 12-plus years, Marianas Trench have amassed one of the most diehard fan bases in the country, and their shows have become arena-sized pop rock spectacles based around a unique blend theatricality, pop ...…
 
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, who was on “The Voice” AND “American Idol.” Her album released last August has gained over three million streams, and she has also had success with honors on the video side. She will be performing in no fewer than nine different states and has also performed on the Vans Warped Tour.…
 
Dean Lewis joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the "amazing" U.S. success of his breakthrough single "Be Alright," his upcoming debut full-length album, how he learned guitar as a child while pretending to be George Harrison, his continued surprise at selling out shows on the road, and how Oasis inspired him as a musician.…
 
The musician has been accused of dangling career opportunities while pursuing female artists for sex, then turning domineering and vengeful. He denies the claims. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik.
 
Episode one. A verbal voyage of discovery into the machinations of the music industry in Ireland. Guests in this episode are Jenny Wren (booker for Body&Soul Festival) and Jerry Fish (independent artist and record label owner) Jenny talks about how booking bands for Body&Soul Festival and the B&S area at Electric Picnic shifted from being somet ...…
 
Looking under the hood of the Irish Music sector, checking the oil and kicking the tyres. Guests in this episode are Lizzie Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) and Johnny Lappin (music publisher and author of "The Need to Know Guide to Music Publishing") Lizzie discusses striking a work/band life balance, the joys of break new territories and her idea o ...…
 
Poking the Irish Music Industry with a stick while avoiding a bite on the ankle. Guests in this episode are Lizzy Fitzpatrick (Bitch Falcon) and Dominic Kelly (entertainment industry accountant and business manager). Lizzy talks about trying to strike a work life/gigging balance, and lays out her plans for the future and discusses an impressive ...…
 
Does it feel like you’re stuckin the rut? Are you trying to get a different kind of result but unsure how tomake it happen? In this episode of The NewMusic Industry Podcast, I share my mindset around keeping your promises, beinga person of integrity and doing whatever it takes to make your dreams a reality? Podcast Highlights: 00:34 – Heading t ...…
 
DMG Clearances works with some of the biggest artists, brands, and media on the planet, getting samples cleared and licenses in order for music used in a wide array of applications. Founder and President Deborah Mannis-Gardner, who will be presenting her own session on sample licensing at SXSW 2019, joins us for an introduction to this speciali ...…
 
She opened for Bon Jovi and played in the UK since her last appearance on NHTE. A California-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who performed at the Winter 2019 NAMM Show and has a new full-length album on the way, likely this year, with the project mastered by Bernie Grundman ("Thriller," "Tapestry," "Jagged Little Pill"). She talks about ...…
 
Ally Brooke joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new single "Low Key," featuring Tyga, how she wants her music to make people feel "positive and confident" and how she's "in the happiest space ever."
 
After a terrible ceremony that minimized women and nonwhite artists, the Recording Academy tried something else: the opposite. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli, Caryn Ganz and Jon Pareles.
 
Do you know what your goalsare? Are you aware of what steps you need to take to achieve your goals? What’syour plan? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share some ideas on how to create or revamp your music career strategy for 2019. Podcast Highlights: 00:34 – The focus of this episode 01:12 – The Music Entrepreneur HQ strateg ...…
 
This week, we welcome back CD Baby's Director of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, also an indie musician himself, to chat about music streaming’s rapid growth over the last 10 years and how it became the backbone of the recorded music business. We chat about streaming’s pros and cons for its various stakeholders, who benefits from the current model an ...…
 
When Kacey Musgraves set out to make her third studio album, Golden Hour, she knew she wanted to "play with some different colors" this time around, but she never could have imagined that her creative turn would lead to her first-ever nomination for the Grammys' top prize: album of the year. As the guest on Billboard Pop Shop Podcast's special ...…
 
Recording in Nashville the week that this episode is being released, she's a singer, songwriter, guitar player who performed at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show in late January. She was in the Top 20 of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” AND she finished in sixth place on Season 12 of “The Voice.” Plus she has performed at CMA Fest each of the last t ...…
 
The Irish Music Industry Podcast picks apart the mechanism of the Irish music sector in an effort to understand what makes it tick. From well-worn road warriors to eager newbies, all stories, advice, wisdom and occasional tales of woe come straight from the horse’s mouth. The podcast has been tailored to suit music industry professionals, those ...…
 
Do you feel stuck in your musiccareer? Does it seem like no matter what you try you end up in the same place?Don’t worry – there is a way out. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I talk to drummer and career coach Matt Starr about how he rose through the ranks to establish himself in the music industry. Podcast Highlights: 00:34 ...…
 
Two singer-songwriters at different points in their careers are staking claim to new creative ground. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli; The Ringer's Lindsay Zoladz
 
Life is moving at a dizzyingpace. Technology is evolving quickly. Distractions are increasingly at a rapidrate. So, how do you stay productive (and more importantly effective) when there’sso much going on? In this episode of The NewMusic Industry Podcast, I share some ideas on how to reduce distractions andhow this will make you more productive ...…
 
At CD Baby, we are always looking for new and innovative ways for artists to market and promote their music. That’s why we’re happy to announce Spotify audio ads and banner ad targeting as a new additions to our Show.co marketing platform. In this episode. Kevin and Jason (Found.ee) walk through the new features that are going to change how art ...…
 
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