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.


The Steps You Can Take To Be Your Own Manager

On this episode, we chat with Matt Allen who is one of the co-founders, and the Account Director with "The Famous Company" based out of London England. He shares how his company was born out of the frustration of artists who thought they needed a record deal, or a manager in order to be successful. The Famous Company provides a mentoring over management perspective, working with the artist, and showing them that one size does not fit all. They show you the steps you can take to be your own manager.

The Famous Company is a globally recognized, boutique, music services agency. Since first launching in 2010, they’ve built a team of award-winning industry professionals who offer a range of high-end services for labels, managers and artists across the globe.

Their mission is to serve the independent music sector with high-quality creative, mentoring and promotional services. As an established business, the mantra has always remained the same – to take great talent further and make great music.

Over the last 10 years The Famous Company has assisted artists, managers and independent labels from London to Los Angeles, Sydney to Sheffield. Together, they've helped thousands of artists to launch a music career, secure airplay on international radio and TV stations, achieve millions of streams on Spotify, sign sync and licensing deals, and take the stage at high profile events including the London 2012 Olympics.

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Co-Produced & Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender 

Co-Producer, Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella

Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe

Director of Video & Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle

Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant

Marketing & Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts

All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas

Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).

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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Music for this episode is provide by Phil Keaggy with his take on the Corona Virus titled "We All Live In A State of Quarantine".



 2020-05-25  46m