Business Side of Music

The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 45-year industry veteran, Bob Bender talks to successful guests from every corner of the industry about their careers to discover the things they did right as well as the lessons they learned from any mistakes they made.


#27 Academy of Country Music

Before the MTV Awards, The VH1's, The Billboard Awards, and almost all of the other artist recognition shows, a couple of farmers from Iowa, along with a musician and a disc jockey, created the Academy of Country Music in a little bar in Hawaiian Gardens California.

Listen to Chris Christiansen who is the son of the founders, Chris and Mickey Christiansen, share how the ACM's got started, and within a matter of a few years, became one of the most popular entertainer awards shows... still going strong 53 years later. Chris tells some behind the scenes stories from its early start with a potluck dinner, all the way to its present day event.


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