The 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. 25-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.


Getting Your Song Played on Radio - Is it Worth It?

Spotify, Pandora, and other applicable music listening platforms have grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, allowing independent artists a way to get their music heard in a non-traditional sense. So does terrestrial and satellite still matter anymore?

Meet Jennifer Blair, who's been working independent artists to FM radio for over a decade. She brings insight into what it takes to get your music in front of the decision makers (i.e. Program Directors, Music Directors, and Consultants), and what you as the independent artist should expect... and when you should seek help in reaching your goals. From getting your song in front of those decision makers, to setting up and doing a promotions tour, Jennifer covers all the bases in getting spins on the radio.

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Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 

Creator & Technical Advisor: Tom Sabella

Audio Engineer: Jim Tennaboe

Continuity: Deborah Halle

Recorded at: The Franklin Coffee House and Bunker in Franklin, TN

Mixed & Mastered at: Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN


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Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.


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