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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 149 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 4 hours 48 minutes


#149 - You Don't Need To See Your Audience In Order To Know Your Audience

Joey Stuckey is an award-winning guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. He is also the official music ambassador for his home town of Macon Georgia. And......



#148 - What's Better to Promote Your Song? Tik Tok and Spotify, or Radio?

On the show today, we chat with industry veteran April Rider, who is the VP of Radio Promotion & Marketing for Quartz Hill Records. Our conversation hinges around whether radio is viable anymore, can an artist break out on such music platforms as...



#147 - Heidi Newfield and the Barfly Sessions

On this episode of The Business Side of Music, we talk with singer/songwriter Heidi Newfield, who was one of the founding members of the award winning and chart topping group Trick Pony. We discuss her career, along with her exciting new solo project...



#146 - To Be Successful, You Have to Sell Yourself on Yourself

On this episode we talk with Amira Alvarez, the founder and CEO of “The Unstoppable Woman”, on different aspects of creating a successful career, and how to get around some of the obstacles that can get in your way… most importantly getting out...



#145 - I Believe... The Story of Eliot Sloan and Blessid Union of Souls

In this special edition titled "DEAD HORSE DISCUSSIONS" with guest co-hosts Rick and Melissa Caballo, owners of Dead Horse Branding Company, we chat with co-founder and Lead Vocalist Eliot Sloan from the multi-platinum award winning group Blessid...



#144 - The History of Making Records

Meet David Roys. This guy is a walking encylopedia when it comes to the record industry. We're not talking about the record labels here. We're discussing the actual creation of making records. It all starts with his dad who was the chief engineer at...


 2020-12-21  27m

#143 - The Straightforward Guide to the Music Biz

The Music Biz is challenging, scary, and full of the unknown. Entertainment attorney and author Kamal Moo wants to help you avoid mistakes along the way.  On this episode, we talk with Kamal about his book "The Straightforward Guide to the Music...


 2020-12-14  35m

#142 - John Berry "Christmas Songs and Stories"

In one of the most heartfelt and emotional Business Side of Music interviews we’ve had to date, in the studio with us is GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry.  Celebrating 42 years as a Country music performer, during the 90’s and...


 2020-12-07  41m

#141 - The Renaissance Man of Music

If you had to come up with a word to define Michael Omartian, it would have to be that he's a Renaissance Man (okay... that's two words, but you get the idea). He's a man with many talents and areas of knowledge On this episode, we chat with Michael...


 2020-11-30  44m

#140 - Creating Music For Those Who Tried and Failed

Can an artist find happiness without finding success? Wanna Be Rock Star, Songwriter, and unwitting comedian Doug Robertson thinks so, and shares his story with us on this episode. He got into the business because he liked the idea of girls...


 2020-11-23  35m