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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

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5 Stars for MBF!

By Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood - Jun 09 2019
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Every episode is chock full of music industry knowledge! Couldn’t recommend it stronger for anybody interested in learning more about all the facets of the music business industry.

Great Content!

By ellatric - Aug 24 2015
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I have already downloaded lots of episodes to listen to later. Thanks for the great interviews!

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
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5 Stars for MBF!

By Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood - Jun 09 2019
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Every episode is chock full of music industry knowledge! Couldn’t recommend it stronger for anybody interested in learning more about all the facets of the music business industry.

Great Content!

By ellatric - Aug 24 2015
Read more
I have already downloaded lots of episodes to listen to later. Thanks for the great interviews!
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Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder

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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

Rank #1: 77. Maynard James Keenan - Tool frontman talks Artistry vs. Music Industry

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Today I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with Maynard James Keenan who is probably best known for his work with his bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. For those of you who don’t know Maynard is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur as well with a number of cool business ventures going on. He got a vineyard & winery as well as interests in Caduceus Cellars, an LA restaurant, Cobras Matadors, and owns an organic produce market. Plus he’s an excellent musician. And he kicks butt in Brazilian jujitsu. Quite the achiever!

Dec 10 2015

17mins

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Rank #2: 107. Tony Boden - Artist Engagement and Booking Tours with Artery Global's Head of European Touring

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My guest today is Tony Boden.

Tony is a UK booking agent, promoter and head of European touring at ArteryGlobal.com - a company who look after an enormous roster of artists from all over the globe.

Recently I was able to sit down and have a one on one with Tony about his experiences, thoughts and opinions on the music business. And it was a great conversation.

In this episode we talk about being a booking agent, what they do, how to become one, being a concert promoter and all of the risks you face as a promoter - after all concert promoters are the ‘gamblers’ of the music business.

Tony’s doing some great things in the music industry and I hope you’ll agree that this is yet another interesting and informative episode of Music Business Facts.

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Oct 12 2017

42mins

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Rank #3: 106. Benji Rogers - How To Raise Money & Create Awesome Pre-Order Campaigns For Your Creative Projects

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Benji Rogers is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pledge Music.com

Pledge Music is a global direct-to-fan platform that helps artists raise funds and create excellent pre-order campaigns.

Benji Rogers is also an accomplished musician and has been through the major label system himself. But now he is predominantly focused on helping ‘creatives’ raise the money required to bring their projects to life through his Pledge Music platform.

So I encourage all of you to check out the cool shit going on over at https://www.pledgemusic.com/

Today, when I looked you’ve got artists like Black Sabbath using the platform right down to a stack of indie acts I’ve never heard of. Anyhow check out Pledge Music!

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com Facebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Oct 06 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: 81. Eyal Levi - Successful Metal Producer and Entrepreneur

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My guest today is a super interesting guy called Eyal Levi. Eyal is an ex-touring metal musician who went through the whole major label system, and now has positioned himself as not only a successful recording engineer and producer, but also as a successful sound production trainer and entrepreneur. I think you’ll really enjoy this interview regardless of whether you’re coming from a performance, songwriting angle or from the sound production sector.

As always, I love to hear from all of you. So hit me up with any questions or comments at: Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts

Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Apr 04 2016

58mins

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Rank #5: 83. Satchel - Lead Guitarist for Steel Panther

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My expert guest today is Satchel- lead guitarist for the very talented and incredibly funny American parody glam act Steel Panther.

I’ve got to admit that this is definitely the most politically incorrect episode of Music Business Facts ever, but it was a lot of fun to interview this guy.

Satchel’s real name is Russ Parish and I did inquire if he’d be interested in doing a “serious” interview, but he wasn’t, so when I realised that I’d be speaking with the character “Satchel” I thought I’d have a bit of fun with it and have a bit of a crack at comedy myself. So don’t take this episode of the show too seriously!

Although, there are actually a couple of good music business facts in this interview, most of it is just a bit of fun so I really hope you enjoy it.

Steel Panther are touring Australia next month in June. If you haven’t seen them live before they are an excellent band, kind of a cross between Motley Crue, Skid Row, Van Halen and Rodney Rude- It’s a great show and if you like your 80’s metal performed flawlessly and delivered in a hilarious R rated manner you’ll love Steel Panther!

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.comFacebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

May 20 2016

29mins

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Rank #6: 26. Greg Andrew- Elton John impersonator.

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Greg Andrew is an accomplished writer, performer and composer in his own right. 

A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Greg Andrew has now built a professional career in the entertainment industry as an Elton John Impersonator. 

In this episode of Music Business Facts Greg talks to Rodney about his successful career performing and touring with The Elton John Experience and so much more!

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Jun 22 2014

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Rank #7: 76. Aaron Davison - Music Licencing Special

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Today I’ve got another great guest on the show- And today it’s International licensing expert Aaron Davison, and I thought I’d make this episode of Music Business facts a bit of a focus on music licensing. Music licensing is not only a powerful promotional tool for your music but can potentially be really lucrative in terms of making some good bucks.

Nov 27 2015

38mins

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Rank #8: 108. Phil Bauer- Director Of New Business Development @ CD Baby.

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Phil Bauer is the Director Of New Business development @ CD Baby. CD Baby is a global digital distributor of online music. The represent over 650 000 recording artists and 100 000 songwriters.

Feb 19 2018

39mins

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Rank #9: 20- Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez- Tour manager & front of house audio engineer.

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Juan Punchy Gonzalez is an audio and video producer, tour manager, FOH mixer and recording engineer who has worked with a number of artists including successful death metal acts like Nile, and Morbid Angel. 

I caught up with Punchy on the latest Morbid Angel tour of Australia where he is both the Tour Manager and Front Of House engineer.

This is an interesting perspective from a guy who earns his living by tour management and front of house engineering.

Apr 23 2014

31mins

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Rank #10: 86. Glen Drover - Successful Canadian Producer, Session Musician, and Metal Guitarist

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Glen Drover is a successful Canadian musician probably best known as the former lead guitarist for thrash metal icons Megadeth. He also played with King Diamond and did a couple of stints with metal acts Testament and Queensryche.

He is currently a successful producer, session player and music teacher who has a lot of practical high level experience in the music business.

If you enjoyed this episode I'd love to hear from you. You can contact me at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com and at all the following links:

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Jun 21 2016

45mins

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Rank #11: 111. James Newcome from Musicpreneur.com

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James Newcomb is the CEO of Musicpreneur.com a podcast that helps musicians navigate music entrepreneurship. In this episode Rodney and James discuss issues surrounding the musician as an entrepreneur.

Mar 14 2018

41mins

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Rank #12: 23. Vickii Cotter- Music Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Performer, Festival Owner.

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Vickii Cotter is a musician, lawyer and lecturer who loves music festivals so much she bought one! The Noosa Jazz Festival.

Previously Vickii worked for The Sydney Vivid Festival, The Gympie Muster and the Byron Bay Blues Fest. Vickii is also a music business lecturer at the University of Queensland and she also owns her own events company Visable.

An amazing interview where Vickii delves deep into her extensive knowledge on music event management, law, marketing, negotiations and much more!

Wow Vickii Cotter is a super achiever!!

May 20 2014

54mins

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Rank #13: 78. Karl Sanders - Earning a Living as a Death Metal Guitarist

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My guest today is a cool guy named Karl Sanders, who is the founding member of the American Ancient Egyptian themed, technical death metal band Nile. I’ve met Karl a number of times now whilst he’s been here in Australia and he is making a full time living as a death metal guitarist. He’s been doing that for many many years, so as usual I thought I’d pick his brain about the music business facts and see what he had to share.

Mar 15 2016

31mins

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Rank #14: 21. Brian J Simon- Front of house engineer for Foreigner.

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Brian J Simon is an audio engineer who has worked in the music industry for over twenty-five years. 

Brian has mainly worked as a front of house audio engineer, but has also worked as a production manager, tour manager, monitor engineer and has also done backline.

Brian has worked with bands like The Monkeys, Night Ranger and The Little River Band. But for the past two and a bit years Brian has been FOH mixing one of the most successful and legendary rock bands of all time. Foreigner! (80 million album sales world-wide).

May 04 2014

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Rank #15: 25. Raymond Herrera- Fear Factory drummer & award winning video game & film composer

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Raymond Herrera is the super creative double kick drum master who was the driving force behind influential industrial metal band Fear Factory.

Raymond is also an award winning composer and producer for video games, TV and feature films. He has contributed to the soundtracks of such cool games like Mortal Combat, Resident Evil, Battlefield 2, Need For Speed, Iron Man 2 to name but a few.

Currently Raymond is coordinating an exciting new crowd funding project called “Project Rogue", where he is aiming to raise around $70K so he can release a new record with his buddies who include members of System of a Down, Napalm Death, Cynic, Obituary, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, and Devil Driver to name just a few.

This is a great interview where Raymond talks about the business of Fear Factory, music publishing, record contracts, remixing, writing music for games and films, and the concept of crowd funding to fund a recording. Enjoy!

Jun 17 2014

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Rank #16: 110. Carl Neumann-Director of Heavy Magazine

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Carl Neumann who is the owner and director of Heavy Magazine. Heavy is a digital Australian music resource, podcast, blog and more.

In this episode of Music Business Facts we discuss 'pitching' your products and services to industry gatekeepers.

Carl tells us how to obtain attention in a crowded marketplace and how to attract publicity opportunities for your music, shows and clients.

Feb 27 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: 24. Andrew McMillen- Music Journalist

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Andrew McMillen is a freelance journalist based in Brisbane Australia. 

He has had articles and reviews published in publications such as Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Wired, The Sydney Morning Herald, Triple J Mag and Australian Penthouse (to name a few).

Today he speaks with Rodney Holder from Music Business Facts about how to best engage with the media in order to gain their attention for your music projects. 

May 27 2014

40mins

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Rank #18: 19. Jim Runge- Tour manager for The Black Keys

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Jim Runge is a tour manager and tour consultant who is currently the full time tour manager for The Black Keys. Previously Jim has also worked for artists such as Machine Head, Alice in Chains, Susanne Vega, Ryan Adams and Rickie Lee Jones to name a few.

In this episode of Music Business Facts Jim talks about the truths on being a professional tour manager. He goes into detail about the roles and responsibilities of working as a TM with a professional artist around the world. A really inspiring and educational episode- Enjoy.

Apr 20 2014

48mins

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Rank #19: 27. Dave Nicholas- Multiple ARIA award winning record producer & audio engineer!

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Dave Nicholas is an Australian multiple award winning recording engineer, mixer and producer who has a plethora of number 1 selling records to his name. He has worked with such prestigious acts as Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Pulp, Soul Asylum, The Sex Pistols, INXS, Midnight Oil, Delta Goodrem, Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton, Diesel, George, and Vince Jones to name but a few.

In this interview Dave gives the music business facts and harsh realities about producing records for a living in the current music industry climate.

We also discuss a range of other music business topics such as music publishing, mechanical royalties, artist royalties, 360 degree deals, and the need for diversification.

Enjoy!

Jun 30 2014

52mins

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Rank #20: 22. Chris Maric- Music Publicist.

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Chris Maric is the man behind Maric Media- A company that works in promotion, publicity and artist relations.

With over 15 years experience behind him, Chris has worked the promotion for companies like Channel Ten, Riot Entertainment, Sony, Universal and EMI. 

In this episode of Music Business Facts Chris talks about the role of the publicist and how he became a publicist. Chris also discusses some great strategies on how to formulate a media plan and on how to best communicate an artist product or service to obtain the attention of industry players like the media, labels and promoters. Enjoy!

May 11 2014

1hr 10mins

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116. Devin Townsend Music Business Coaching Call

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Devin Townsend is a successful singer, songwriter, performer, guitarist, and music producer. He is also the brain behind The Devin Townsend Creative Academy www.dtcreativeacademy.com

As a part of Devin's Creative Academy Devin offers select student's one-on-one coaching calls.

In this episode of Music Business Facts, Devin has allowed us to listen in to one of those calls, where he coaches one of his students on how to make it in the modern music business.

Oct 27 2018

36mins

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115. Chris O'Brien - General Manager for Destroy All Lines

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Chris O’Brien is a bit of a legend in The Australian Music Scene. He’s the general manager of touring for Destroy All Lines and former general manager for Australia’s biggest touring metal festival Soundwave 2003-2015.

During the conversation we discuss a variety of things including how to get into the music business, management, touring and tour management, festivals, and a lot more. We also have a brief conversation about Soundwave and the demise of Australia’s largest metal festival. As well as a bit of a chat about AJ Maddah - the colourful character who ran Soundwave.

Chris is a very knowledgeable guy who has a lot of experience in the business so without further delay - I really hope you enjoy my conversation with Chris O’Brien- General Manager for Destroy All lines.

Well there you have it folks I hope you got something out of that discussion with Chris. Once again some recurring themes about believing in yourself, having a positive mindset, working hard, have realistic expectations. And if you’d like to connect with Chris O’Brien go to:

https://www.facebook.com/whatavibemanagement/

Or

chris.obrien@destroyalllines.com

Guys if you’re enjoying the podcast and you haven’t already, head over to iTunes and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

May 10 2018

41mins

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114. Business Skills for Composers

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Chris Boardman, Sebastian Wolff, and Xiao'an Li welcome you to Business Skills For Composers - a Facebook group for composers where discussions center solely around business related practices. It doesn't matter how much or how little experience you have - everyone is welcome to post in line with the group rules and requirements. You will be safe from judgement. A rising tide raises all ships. Let's not compete in a race to the bottom, but push each other to greater heights instead!

Join Business Skills for Composers here

  • Just under 5000 members.
  • My first 4 way live interview.
  • 3 of the admins of the group.
  • Sebastian Wolff - Seattle based, licencing & royalties.
  • Chris Boardman - University lecturer at University of Miami
  • Xiao’an Li -  (C Ow Anne) - Live presentations

During the interview we discuss a number of cool topics such as:

  • Song writing
  • Royalties
  • Music for film, TV and games
  • Commissions
  • Copyright and intellectual property in the United States
  • Music licensing
  • Performance rights organisations
  • Business skills
  • Opportunities for composers - like creating audio brands
  • A.I
  • And especially interesting, as the conversation has a US focus, the differences within different territories

So without further delay here’s my conversation with Sebastian Wolff, Chris Boardman, and Xiao’an Li from Business Skills For Composers. I hope you enjoy it!

Also, I’ve started my own music business Facebook group. I’ve called it the Music Industry Entrepreneurs Association and we're having some cool discussions in there. If you’d like to check it out then visit www.miea.biz

Thanks so much again for listening. I really appreciate your support and I hope you got something out of today’s episode. If you haven’t already subscribed to the show - search me in either iTunes or Stitcher Radio and that way you’ll never miss an episode.

May 03 2018

47mins

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113. Rob Carroll - PR and Management for Rare Finds

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My Guest today is Rob Carroll.

Rob Carroll is the Managing Director of a Sydney based boutique PR and management company called Rare Finds.

Rare Finds aims to foster a scene within the local indie music community as well as provide unique touring opportunities for emerging artists - specifically on the east coast of Australia.

Rare Finds specialise in digital music servicing, management, consultancy, publicity, label services, and event production.

Rare Finds is also a subsidiary of Chugg Entertainment and for those of you who don’t know - Michael Chugg is a behemoth of a player in The Aussie music scene. They call Chuggy “The Godfather Of Australian Touring”.

And I was actually lucky enough to interview Michael Chugg way back in episode 3 of Music Business Facts: http://www.musicbusinessfacts.net/?s=michael+chugg

Now that one is still an awesome interview but it’s frigging hilarious.

Anyhow, here’s my interview with Rob Carroll of Rare Finds- I hope you enjoy it.

Apr 26 2018

34mins

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112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J Radio

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112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J

Nick Findlay has been working in radio since he was 16 and has been at Triple J for over 10 years. He is currently the station's Music Director.

In this interview Nick describes the best practises when pitching music to radio. He also tells us the strategies he recommends artists employ when they are looking to get their music played on Triple J.

This information could also obviously be used when pitching music to any radio station throughout the world.

There is also a free report which is the highlights of the interview. This can be obtained from www.musicbusinessfacts.com/triplej

Mar 23 2018

33mins

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111. James Newcome from Musicpreneur.com

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James Newcomb is the CEO of Musicpreneur.com a podcast that helps musicians navigate music entrepreneurship. In this episode Rodney and James discuss issues surrounding the musician as an entrepreneur.

Mar 14 2018

41mins

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110. Carl Neumann-Director of Heavy Magazine

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Carl Neumann who is the owner and director of Heavy Magazine. Heavy is a digital Australian music resource, podcast, blog and more.

In this episode of Music Business Facts we discuss 'pitching' your products and services to industry gatekeepers.

Carl tells us how to obtain attention in a crowded marketplace and how to attract publicity opportunities for your music, shows and clients.

Feb 27 2018

56mins

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109. Tim Charles- The Epitome Of A Modern Music Business Entrepreneur.

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Tim Charles is the epitome of a modern music business entrepreneur. He plays violin and sings with his Australian metal band Neobliviscaris.

He’s also a songwriter, booking agent, artist manager, tour manager, publicist, business executive, label manager, concert promoter, artist liaison, lecturer, teacher, key note presenter, consultant, content creator and social media manager.

On this episode of The Music Business Facts podcast Tim discusses the roles he performs to bring multiple streams of income into his business.

Feb 21 2018

1hr 14mins

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108. Phil Bauer- Director Of New Business Development @ CD Baby.

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Phil Bauer is the Director Of New Business development @ CD Baby. CD Baby is a global digital distributor of online music. The represent over 650 000 recording artists and 100 000 songwriters.

Feb 19 2018

39mins

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107. Tony Boden - Artist Engagement and Booking Tours with Artery Global's Head of European Touring

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My guest today is Tony Boden.

Tony is a UK booking agent, promoter and head of European touring at ArteryGlobal.com - a company who look after an enormous roster of artists from all over the globe.

Recently I was able to sit down and have a one on one with Tony about his experiences, thoughts and opinions on the music business. And it was a great conversation.

In this episode we talk about being a booking agent, what they do, how to become one, being a concert promoter and all of the risks you face as a promoter - after all concert promoters are the ‘gamblers’ of the music business.

Tony’s doing some great things in the music industry and I hope you’ll agree that this is yet another interesting and informative episode of Music Business Facts.

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Oct 12 2017

42mins

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106. Benji Rogers - How To Raise Money & Create Awesome Pre-Order Campaigns For Your Creative Projects

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Benji Rogers is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pledge Music.com

Pledge Music is a global direct-to-fan platform that helps artists raise funds and create excellent pre-order campaigns.

Benji Rogers is also an accomplished musician and has been through the major label system himself. But now he is predominantly focused on helping ‘creatives’ raise the money required to bring their projects to life through his Pledge Music platform.

So I encourage all of you to check out the cool shit going on over at https://www.pledgemusic.com/

Today, when I looked you’ve got artists like Black Sabbath using the platform right down to a stack of indie acts I’ve never heard of. Anyhow check out Pledge Music!

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com Facebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Oct 06 2017

1hr 21mins

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105. Maya Janeska - General Manager for UNFD

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Maya Janeska is the General Manager of UNFD - one of Australia’s leading heavy music brands – focusing on releasing and developing Rock, Metal, Punk and Hardcore music from around the world. She’s also one of the only woman to be the head of a record label in Australia.

She’s got a ton of industry experience, is an extremely smart music business woman, and as she told me prior to our conversation, she practices Krav Maga so you wouldn’t want to mess with her!

Anyhow a few weeks back I was lucky enough to catch up with Maya at the BigSound Music Conference where I was able to ask her a ton of questions about the industry, her opinions, and about the ins and outs of running a successful record label.

I really enjoyed meeting and talking with Maya and I hope you’ll agree that my conversation with her exposes a ton of music business gold nuggets. In fact if you’re interested I’ve created a free PDF of Maya Janeska’s Top 8 Music Business Tips and Strategies. And you can get hold of that report on Maya’s show notes page at www.musicbusinessfacts.com

Sep 28 2017

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104. Matt Rogers - Chief Operating Officer at UNIFIED

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You know, one of the many things that I absolutely love about podcasting as a medium is it’s ability, not only to network and connect with people on what is often a much deeper level, but also during that connection, the podcast format allows my guests to really dive deeper into their wealth of experiences, opinions, wisdom and knowledge. That’s what this podcast is all about people! To enable in-depth practical learning, for both myself and for you, and to get educated about the music business from some of the smartest minds and heaviest hitters in the industry.

I think today’s episode of Music Business Facts really highlights all of that with my interview with Matt Rogers- The Chief Operating Officer From The UNIFIED Music Group.

Now, if you’ve never heard of Matt, as I mentioned he’s The COO of UNIFIED. I found Matt to be a really cool guy, a really smart guy, (he’s also a music lawyer), humble and welcoming. In this conversation he digs deep into some really interesting and important topics, including the importance of protecting the value of copyright and getting legislators on side to protect the industry.

Sep 21 2017

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103. Eddie Meehan - How to Thoughtfully Engage with Your Fans

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My guest today is Mr Eddie Meehan, and people what a great and interesting guest Eddie was.

Eddie runs a company called Wonderful Union who are a multi-tiered agency that handle VIP ticketing initiatives, fan clubs, exclusive meet-and-greets and many more cool fan engagement ideas for some of the biggest names in music. We’re talking about The Taylor Swift’s, The Justin Bieber’s, The Back Street Boys & The Drake’s of this world, just to name a few.

Wonderful Union is not only working with these titans of the industry, they’re also always looking for new artists on the rise. So check out Eddie’s company at wonderfulunion.com.

Now as you’ll hear, Eddie is not only a really down to earth guy but also a really smart and inspiring businessman. And I really enjoyed my conversation with Eddie as I learnt a ton of really cool shit about music business monetisation methods and strategies. So a lot of really cool music biz education take-away’s in this episode people!

Sep 18 2017

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102. Rod Yates (Rolling Stone Magazine).

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Rod Yates is the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Australia. In this special edition of musicbusinessfacts.com Rod Yates will disclose strategies on how to get your music featured in major music media outlets.

G’day ladies and gentlemen, Rodney Holder here and welcome to the Music Business Facts podcast the show where I do the best I can to bring you the truths about trying to monetise your passion for the music biz.

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Ok a few months back I ran an online summit where some of my music industry expert mates came on and gave some lectures. And today I’m replaying one such lecture with my good buddy Rod Yates who is the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Australia.

Rod and I go back many years, we’re both from good old Canberra, and Rod and I played shows when my band Alchemist played gigs with his band who were called Henry’s Anger, and they were a great band- go and google em.

Anyhow Rod has now become a gate keeper if you like for one of the world’s most prestigious music print media brands. He’s the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Australia, and even during this hectic period of digital disruption, Rolling Stone seems to be holding it’s own.

So I suppose this talk is a bit of an interrogation. I branded it as How To Get Your Music Featured In Major Music Outlets. And I think Rod gives a pretty good insight into how to go about trying to do that so I hope you enjoy the replay.

And without further delay- here’s my presentation with Rod Yates from Rolling Stone Magazine Australia.

Well there you have it ladies and gents. I hope you agree that there’s some pretty good take away’s from that discussion.

As always I’d love to know your thoughts and you can hit me up at facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts.

And if you’d like some highlights of the shownotes head over to music businessfacts.com and type in rod yates into the search bar.

And if you found any value in that presentation, and you’d like to donate to the show, you can go to paypal.me/musicbusinessfacts.com

I get thousands of downloads for most of my episodes so again, if you’d like to support me, I’m gladly accepting any donations at paypal.me/musicbusinessfacts

And artists, musicians, anyone who would like to try another form of monetising your free content, look into paypal.me- You occasionally get a little surprise from people who want to support you.

Ok until next time people thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate your time and again, I hope you got some value from the presentation.

Until the next episode here’s today’s quote.

Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.

Ken Auletta

This is Rodney Holder for musicbusinessfacts.com

Aug 28 2017

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101. Tommy Darker- Artistpreneur & Music Biz Educator

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Tommy Darker is a Greek and London-based musician and entrepreneur. A "Musicpreneur"- A term Tommy is often credited for making popular. Tommy is also a music business lecturer. Tommy lectures in music business studies at The University Of Westminster in the UK and he obviously knows his stuff.

Hello and Welcome to The Music Business Facts Podcast.

I’m Rodney Holder and it’s my mission to, as best as possible, try and discover the intricacies and realities of how to monetize your passion for the music business.

So whether you’re a songwriter, a performer, a manager or an agent, a promoter or a publisher, you run a label or any other entrepreneurial venture trying to commercially succeed in and around the music industry, or perhaps you’re a student of the music business, then this podcast is absolutely for you. I have made this show for you so welcome,

And this episode of Music Business Facts is proudly brought to by Audible.

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Ok today’s guest and Music Business Expert is Tommy Darker.

Tommy Darker is a Greek and London-based musician and entrepreneur. A Musicpreneur- A term Tommy is often credited for making popular. And like me Tommy is also a music business lecturer. Tommy lectures in music business studies at The University Of Westminster in the UK and he obviously knows his stuff.

And Tommy’s also got some really cool free resources over at his website at tommydarker.com. Marketing Plans, and business model case studies, and a variety of great stuff so I do encourage you to check it all out out over at www.tommydarker.com so go and grab some quality freebies there.

Anyhow in this episode I had a great chat with Tommy where we discuss a number of interesting things and takeaways for you guys including music business models, marketing strategies, goal setting, music education, and a whole lot more good stuff.

So I really hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I enjoyed conducting it.

So without further ado, here’s my chat with Tommy Darker. Please enjoy.

So there you go guys I hope you learnt something from my talk with Tommy.

And again, if you are interested in hearing Tommy present his “How To Make A Profit Performing Live In 100 Days”, he’ll be hosting that presentation with Gabi Huckins who is a licensing expert who looks after the catalogues of artists like The Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath. So that’s going to be very cool and very high level information.

So if that’s something that you’re interested in attending then head over to https://www.musicpreneur.live/mbf and enter the code MFB20 to receive $20 off the admission price.

And don’t forget that it’s not just going to be a great Masterclass, it’s also going to be a 100-day challenge, where you join, you’ll be forced to have identified revenue streams for your live performances, drafted a mini-tour plan, and prepared a strategy to make a profit by performing. And it’ll all be backed up with feedback from the instructor and you’ll also receive an accountability partner. And I’m going to be one of those partners so I think it’s a really interesting idea that will really educate and motivate you to getting you closer to undertaking a profitable live performance or tour within 100 days.

And yes it is a paid course, the package starts at $97, but as Tommy and I discussed in this podcast, music education is expensive, at least here in Australia, and if you do want to learn from industry experts, and you would like some professional accountability to hold you towards implementing your goals, then it is such a minimal investment and if you’re serious about your career you should be prepared to back yourself and invest in your own education.

So once again, musicpreneur.live/mbf with a checkout code of mbf20 to receive $20 off the price.

As always all of this information is available in the show notes over at music business facts.com, and you can always get in touch with me at facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts.

And I love hearing from people who listen to the show so pop over and say g’day.

This podcast as always is always free and if you’d like to support me in any way shape or form you can show your appreciation over at https://www.paypal.me/musicbusinessfacts

And people if you’re undertaking any venture where you are trying to provide value to people’s lives then I encourage you to setup a free paypal.me account that enables your super fans to help you out financially if they desire.

As Amanda Palmer discussed in her awesome Ted Talk – Don’t ask people to pay, give people ways to pay if they have received enough value that they want to.

And thanks to everyone who has contributed to the show.

Ok it’s great to back and I look forward to talking to you all again soon on the next episode of Music Business Facts.

Copulater.

Rodney Holder \m/

Aug 20 2017

1hr 4mins

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100. Jaddan Comerford - Founding Owner & CEO of UNIFIED

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Ladies and gentlemen, I feel very privileged to have been able to speak with Mr. Jaddan Comerford who is the founder and CEO of Unified- a music company that provides a range of services including management, label, publishing, touring, festivals and merchandise to a diverse roster of internationally recognised and awarded artists.

I really do hold Jaddan in high regard. As I mention in the interview I get to meet so many aspiring music business wanna-be’s, particularly in the Australian heavy music scene, and very few are able to go on with a career, let alone start up an enormously successful company that services most facets of the music business.

As always I love hearing from you people so if you’d like to ever reach out you can email me at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com or or you get in contact via social media:

Facebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts

Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

If you’ve ever listen to any of my podcast or webinars and learnt something or enjoyed the information and your feeling tipsy, then you can always send me a gift at https://www.paypal.me/musicbusinessfacts

Thanks to those of you who do donate to the show it’s always appreciated.

Mar 13 2017

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99. Angela Mastrogiacomo from Muddy Paw PR

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Today the wonderful person that I’ve connected with is Music Publicist and PR Strategist Angela Mastrogiacomo from Muddy Paw PR- Check her services out at MuddyPawPR.com

Now Angela is an absolutely wonderful person and I really enjoyed speaking with her. And we had a really awesome chat about the incredibly important topic of music publicity (surprise surprise). And as I often do- I threw in a few tricky and personal questions, and in this interview Angela gave me some awesome and really honest answers. She also provides a fantastic look into the world of what it’s like to be a music publicist, and gives some great advice for any of you people when it comes to using a publicist’s services.

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Dec 02 2016

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98. Chris Gero - How to Attract & Secure Endorsements and Sponsorship Deals

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Today I have a great treat for you. My guest today is Chris Gero. Not only is Chris a great and very humble bloke, but he’s also the Vice President of Yamaha Corporation USA. So I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to speak with this guy and be able to share that conversation with you.

Among other things Chris is also the Yamaha Artist Relations Executive and the founder of the Yamaha Entertainment Group. He is a Record Label Executive, Concert Producer, Film Director and Record Producer.

He's a really smart guy, and as I mentioned- very humble! During this interview, Chris gives me some really great insights and tips on how to approach potential sponsors- what to do and more importantly what not to do. We speak about a lot of other really cool stuff too but I really think that the gold in this conversation is Chris’ advice and take-aways about how to play it when you’re looking to get a sponsorship or endorsement.

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Nov 26 2016

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97. Stephen Green - Music Publicity and How to Succeed in Your Own Media Campaigns

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Stephen Green is managing director of the SGC Media Group which umbrellas music marketing companies SGC, Title Track, Music Send and Collision Course (Episode 67 with Tim Price). SGC Media Group brings radio, TV, print, online and socials together to offer forward-thinking strategy and execution for labels and artists. Stephen also sits on the board of QMusic and ICIP, is a Music Australia councilor and is a previous BIGSOUND programmer. 

If you’re listening to this and you’ve got the thought that you might like to become a publicist- there’s a ton of great information. In fact just the other day I was speaking with one of my music business diploma students who was considering publicity as a career after study, and after I played him this exact interview his mind was made up!

I'd love to hear what you though of the episode, you can contact me at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

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Nov 13 2016

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5 Stars for MBF!

By Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood - Jun 09 2019
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Every episode is chock full of music industry knowledge! Couldn’t recommend it stronger for anybody interested in learning more about all the facets of the music business industry.

Great Content!

By ellatric - Aug 24 2015
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I have already downloaded lots of episodes to listen to later. Thanks for the great interviews!