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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
3
0
0
0

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

Latest release on Oct 27, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 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 #4: 88. Sarah Hamilton Pt. 1 - How to Distribute your Music to Online Global Platforms

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Sarah Hamilton is the Client Manager for Ditto Music Australia. Ditto are a Professional Online Music Distribution service who helps independent artists distribute their music globally to platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and hundreds of others.

If you want to get your music aggregated and streaming online- then I can’t recommend Sarah highly enough. You can contact Sarah at sarah@dittomusic.com and tell her Rodney sent you. I promise you she’ll do an amazing job!

Sarah is also the creator of an amazingly cool and informative blog OneofOne.com.au where she features the profiles of successful women in the Australian music scene. Go and check it out!

And a few months back Sarah also gave an incredible lecture at my online Music Business Summit on how to get your music online. So today's podcast with Sarah will be part one of a two part feature on Sarah. So make sure you catch part two which will be out in the very near future.

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

Jul 11 2016

47mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 42. Expert Marketing strategies with Tim Reid

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Today I'm happy to present to you today my interview with one of Australia’s leading marketing experts Mr. Tim Reid.

Tim’s an authority on marketing as well as a bit of a celebrity in the podcasting world. He runs his own very informative marketing show called “Small Business Big Marketing, which I strongly suggest you go and check out.

So in this interview I just thought it would be cool to have a casual chat with Tim and pick his brains on marketing topics. 

During the conversation we discuss things like:

What is Marketing, the difference between concepts like Publicity, Promotion, Public relations and Advertising. Not to mention publicity stunts and marketing strategies.

Enjoy

Feb 04 2015

51mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 82. How To Start and Operate A Successful Independent Recording Studio

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My podcast today is about
How to Start and Operate a
Successful Independent Recording Studio,
and today I
talk with not one but two guests.

Rohan Sforcina and Rob
Vasey
come from an awesome little music studio
just 30 minutes drive north of Melbourne, VIC called
Four Hundered Acres Recording Studio. You
can check out the awesome facilities by going to fourhundredacres.com, or by visiting the show
notes at www.musicbusinessfacts.com

The guys run a great little studio and this is a cool interview
where Rohan and Rob give a fantastic no-holds-barred insight into
what it’s like to start and run a studio. And for those musos who
aren’t necessarily interested in starting a studio- keep listening
because Rohan and Rob give some fantastic tips that anyone who is
about to enter the studio needs to hear.

As always I'd love to hear feedback from all of you, get in
contact at: Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/musicbusinessfacts

Twitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

May 02 2016

39mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 39. Rod Yates- How to get your band featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

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Rod Yates is the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Australia.

He has over fifteen years experience writing for music publications like Kerrang, Hot Metal, Empire magazine and numerous other street press. (Not to mention playing bass in his own band).

In today's episode I ask the big Question- "How does one get their act featured in a magazine as prestigious as "rolling Stone".

The answer sure surprised me!.

Enjoy!

Nov 02 2014

15mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Peter Clarke- What it was like breaking the US country scene with Keith Urban

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Peter Clarke is a drummer whose big music break came when he moved to the US with up and coming guitarist Keith Urban.

In this episode of Music Business facts Peter tells the story of the trials and tribulations of trying to break into the world's biggest music market and the subsequent success that followed.

After Peter had parted ways with Keith Urban he also performed with other legendary Australian artists such as Leigh Kernaghan and Doc Neeson's Angles.

A great music business story. Enjoy

Jan 18 2015

52mins

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Rank #13: 38. Lochlan Watt- How to get your music played on Triple J national radio

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Lochlan Watt is my guest today and Lochlan is the presenter for Triple J’s heavy music program “The Racket”.

Lochalan is also a vocalist in a band, a promoter, he books tours both locally and nationally, he runs a record label, and he works for an international record company. He’s a great guy who is one of those kind of industry people who is always doing something. 

In this episode we discuss things like:

Will radio stations like JJJ survive?

Artists writing to a JJJ formula simply to get played?

How to get played on Triple J?

How promoters can secure a Triple J presents?

Bands bribing him to be played on Triple J

How to get your band interviewed on JJJ

Enjoy!

Oct 27 2014

32mins

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Rank #14: 40. Gympie Muster Music Festival Special

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The Gympie Muster is a music Festival held just outside of the town of Gympie in Queensland Australia. 

Now in it's 33rd year it is the largest camping charity music festival in Australia, attracting over 50000 people.

In this episode of Music Business Facts I interview a variety of professionals working at The Muster, including full time musicians, sound engineers, lighting technicians and more. 

I ask the big questions and I find out how to become a professional in their particular field, what it's like to work in that industry, and much more. 

So if you're interested in becoming a professional audio engineer, lighting tech, voice over artist or musician- listen in and enjoy!

Nov 11 2014

30mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 87. Bob Babisch - Promoter of the "World’s Largest Music Festival"

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Concert organisation and promotion has always been a huge passion of mine! So today I was stoked to be lucky enough to speak with a guy that’s been running one of the worlds biggest music festivals for over three decades- truly amazing! Bob Babisch is that man, and what a wonderful and down to earth bloke he is! Bob runs Summerfest- go check it out at summerfest.com He has worked in the music industry for 41 years – 37 of them booking Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that time Babisch has booked some of the biggest acts on the planet including Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tina Turner, and Prince. If you'd like to get in contact with me, or if I can ever help you, or you have some ideas for guests or topics that you’d like me to cover then hit me up at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com Website: www.musicbusinessfacts.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/musicbusinessfactsTwitter: twitter.com/musicbizfacts

Jun 26 2016

46mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 79. John P. Kellogg - Assistant Chair of Music Business & Management at Berklee

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There aren’t too many people with the credentials of my guest today, Mr. John P Kellogg. John is the Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management department at the highly acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He’s also the former vocalist of the American soul funk group Cameo, and a music business attorney.

Mar 21 2016

36mins

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Rank #19: 84. Cherie Currie - Legendary Vocalist of All-Girl Punk Band 'The Runaways'

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The Runaways are one of the most influential bands of the 70’s- certainly the most influential all girl band of any era. And my guest today is the original lead vocalist of that group- the lovely Cherie Currie, and what a story she has to tell. Like I mentioned The Runaways basically rocked the music industry to their core with their attitude fueled performances and sexually explicit lyrics- all being fronted by a 15 year old Cherie Currie. They were wild, and drug fueled, and presented to the world as basically 'jailbait'! If you’ve seen the awesome film titled “The Runaways”, which is partially based on Currie’s brutally honest memoir then you’ll know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t seen it – go see it!

Cherie is touring Australia in a few weeks so if you’re interested her show dates are available in the show notes at: musicbusinessfacts.com!

I hope you enjoy my conversation with this living rock legend. 

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

May 22 2016

19mins

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Rank #20: 85. Paul Wiltshire - How to Buy, Sell, and License Music with Songtradr

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Paul Wiltshire has produced and composed music for a number of successful artists including The Backstreet Boys, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian & Shannon Noll to name a few.  

He has also worked with hit-making production team “The Matrix” whose credits include Avril LavigneKorn and Hilary Duff).

PAUL WILTSHIRE is also the CEO & founder of Songtradr, a marketplace platform for trading and licensing music rights. The platform solves the difficulties and problems associated with rights transactions and provides creators and owners with a single destination to manage their business. 

If you enjoyed this episode please let me know by getting in contact via the usual methods or email me at: Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

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

Jun 06 2016

56mins

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