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.


#31 You Can Get Your Music Into Stores As An Indie Artist Without a Record Deal

A look into the reality of how viable the brick and mortar retail record store still is, and how today's independent artist can get their music placed in them... as long as you take the time to do your homework and meet the right people in the right places.

We welcome James Donio, President of the Music Business Association, who shares his insight as to how the record business has not only evolved, but is once again thriving in a very competitive and saturated market place. With 30 years of experience under his belt, along with being an Adjunct Professor at MonMouth University in West Long Beach New Jersey, James lets us know that music is more than just merely a download or a stream. The physical CD and even vinyl record still has a place, and its a prime opportunity for the independent artist to make a footprint on a new landscape we call the music business.

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