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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 125 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

#125 - Now Is The Time To Up Your Game in the Music Business

In this episode of the Business Side of Music, we talk with Camille Barbone, an established music industry executive, who is best known as the person who discovered, developed, managed, and launched the mainstream music career of superstar Madonna. We...



#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...



Don’t Make Your Live Show the Last Thing On Your List

Even during this period of isolation, and with no venues open for you to perform, its still a great time to work on your live performance, because if you don’t have a live show worth watching, no one will pay attention, especially if you're only...



#122 - Affordable Health Insurance for the Working Musician

It's a tough business we work in. Often times we're working from paycheck to paycheck, and some items such as health insurance can be considered a luxury to those that work in the trenches, trying to make a living in the music industry. Then there's...


 2020-07-06  48m

#121 - The Booking Agents Book of Secrets for Touring Musicians

Things are changing dramatically in the live entertainment industry. Many venues in the United Kingdom now need to retain 110% of the box office revenue to stay afloat which is an impossibility at this point in time. Booking agents are doing...


 2020-07-01  33m

#120 - Creating Clarity With Your Fans To Get Across What You Want

Meet Cheryl B. Engelhardt, who started out as a Marine Biologist working for the government, got bored with that, and went on to become a successful independent recording artist, topping numerous music charts including iTunes and Amazon. Cheryl talks...


 2020-06-24  45m

#119 - Use This Downtime To Get Your Music Business Affairs In Order

Branding is your identity. Whether it's your look on stage, your logo, or your style of your music. Its what sets you apart from all the others. In this episode, we talk with Rick Caballo, who's the founder and Art Director for Dead Horse Branding,...


 2020-06-15  39m

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...


 2020-05-25  46m

#117 - Working The Major Tours - Past, Present, & Beyond

Meet Ray Amico. A multi-faceted musician/composer/producer and studio engineer for over 30 years, at one time the guitar player in the legendary NY Bizarre-Core band, SIX AND VIOLENCE as well as a veteran Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Sound...


 2020-05-13  39m

#116 - Building Brands Thru Sound

When you hear a soft drink can being opened and poured into a glass, do you think of a certain brand? Do the words "I'm Lovin' It" remind you of a particular fast food chain? That's how you go about building brands thru sound. On this episode, we talk...


 2020-04-21  36m