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. 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.


#124 - Learning From Those With Experience and Knowledge

Meet Tim Riley. Nominated 3 times for Billboard Magazine's "Promotion Man of the Year". He's worked with such acts as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bread, Dionne Warwick, Blondie, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, and Carly Simon just to name a few.

We spend time in the studio chatting with Tim in how he got started in the business, working for major record labels, and even writing a song with the legendary Steve Cropper for The Staple Singers. Tim even shares the time he bumped into Elvis Presley at a Christmas Party, and lived to tell about it.

Tim shares insight as how today's independent artist, if willing to listen to experience and knowledge, can get music on the radio in a format that has worked for years, and that's the modern version of the radio special.

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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

Editor (the “ums’ and “aahs’ removal guy who makes us sound good): Mark Sabella

Marketing & Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts

All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas

Recorded at: The 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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The music provided for this episode is from:

Ray Amico

"I’m a Locksmith and I’m a Locksmith"

From the Album: "Tyrannosaurus Ray"


 2020-07-23  39m