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A show for indie artists and the people who love and support them. The Break the Business Podcast is a fun and informative discussion of entertainment law (for non-lawyers), independent artists, and popular culture. breakthebusiness@gmail.com

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A show for indie artists and the people who love and support them. The Break the Business Podcast is a fun and informative discussion of entertainment law (for non-lawyers), independent artists, and popular culture. breakthebusiness@gmail.com

    BTB Ep 246: Protecting your music with Erin M. Jacobson, “The Music Industry Lawyer”

    BTB Ep 246: Protecting your music with Erin M. Jacobson, “The Music Industry Lawyer”

    This week, Ryan talks to one of his favorite guests, music lawyer Erin M. Jacobson. Named one of this year’s top music lawyers by Billboard, Erin writes frequently on important legal subjects for indie artists. Ryan talks to Erin this week about a recent article she wrote in Hypebot about how artists should protect their music. Erin talks about the importance of copyright registration, why artists should be wary of certain music “registration services,” and the role that copyright registration plays for artists for create a significant amount of music every year. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.themusicindustrylawyer.com and you can find our guest’s recent Hypebot article by clicking here: https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2020/09/is-your-music-legally-protected.html

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 25 min
    BTB Ep 245: Avoiding music business con artists with Jesse Cannon of Musformation

    BTB Ep 245: Avoiding music business con artists with Jesse Cannon of Musformation

    This week, Ryan sits down with Jesse Cannon. Jesse is an acclaimed producer, mastering engineer, author, and the creator of the Musformation YouTube channel, which is an educational resource for musicians and creative entrepreneurs. Jesse talks to Ryan about his recent YouTube video “The 4 MusicBusiness Con Artists You Will Meet in 2020,” and discuss the types the music industry “professionals” that artists should avoid (such as the useless masterclass hawkers and the Spotify playlist grifters). Jesse is also a successful podcast host and producer, and gives some great advice for why artists should get into podcasting. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.jessecannon.com andyoutube.com/musformation.

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 26 min
    BTB Ep 244: We talk to Karen Allen, author of Twitch for Musicians

    BTB Ep 244: We talk to Karen Allen, author of Twitch for Musicians

    This week, Ryan sits down with Karen Allen, an acclaimed business
    development consultant, live streaming expert, and the author of Twitch for Musicians. Twitch for Musicians is an e-book and online course that teaches musicians how to produce a Twitch channel, grow a fan base, and earn revenue on the Twitch live streaming platform. On this week’s show, Karen shares some great advice on how musicians can get into live streaming, which live streaming service to choose, and how musicians can grow their fanbases and make money on live streaming platforms. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting
    www.twitchformusicians.com.

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 24 min
    BTB Ep 243: Making streaming easier for artists and fans with Matthew Adell

    BTB Ep 243: Making streaming easier for artists and fans with Matthew Adell

    This week, Ryan sits down with Matthew Adell, the co-founder and CEO of OnNow. OnNow is a new website where people can discover, share, and promote livestreams happening on platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and even Zoom. OnNow could prove to be a valuable tool for livestreaming musicians to help their fans find their streams on one convenient platform. Matthew talks to Ryan about OnNow and gives some great advice on how artists can promote their streams more effectively. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.onnow.tv.

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 19 min
    BTB Ep 242: Collaborative recording on your phone with Matt Miller and Andrew Perusi of Audiobridge

    BTB Ep 242: Collaborative recording on your phone with Matt Miller and Andrew Perusi of Audiobridge

    This week, Ryan sits down with representatives from the collaborative mobile recording app Audiobridge. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the daily lives of musicians, it is more important than ever for artists to use the power of platforms like Audiobridge to keep creating and collaborating with others. Our guests talk about their platform and give advice on how artists can make their recording process simpler, more efficient, and more effective. You can find out more about our guests' work by visiting www.audiobridgeapp.com and wefunder.com/audiobridge.

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast on Twitter. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 21 min
    BTB Ep 241: Direct investment in indie artists with Adam Cowherd of AmplifyX

    BTB Ep 241: Direct investment in indie artists with Adam Cowherd of AmplifyX

    This week, Ryan sits down with Amplify X CEO Adam Cowherd. AmplifyX is a platform that allows investors to directly fund the careers of musicians while allowing musicians to retain control over their intellectual property and career decisions. Adam talks to Ryan about the platform and how direct musician investment could fix the flawed way that musicians' careers are funded today while also strengthening the relationship between musicians and the fans who love them. AmplifyX will be engaging in a full launch soon and you can find out more about the platform and our guest’s work by visiting www.amplifyx.com.

    Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.

    • 15 min

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