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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.
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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.
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    #160 - A Holistic Approach to Music and it's Effects

    #160 - A Holistic Approach to Music and it's Effects

    Can music sometimes take the place of medicine? Is it beneficial for Alzheimer's patients to listen to music? Can you improve the quality of your life with the advent of music into your daily routine? Is it possible to save the music education programs in our schools, and why is it needed?
    These questions and many more are what we discuss with our guest Mindy Peterson.
    A graduate of Aquinas College and a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), Mindy Peterson has an affinity for music and business. In 2019, Mindy combined her passions for music, advocacy, and education to launch the podcast, "Enhance Life with Music: A holistic look at music’s effect on our everyday lives." As the show’s creator, host, and producer, Mindy explores the inspiration and power of music through the lens of science, medicine, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. The show is in Chartable's Top 200 Music Podcasts list for both USA (top 100) and Global lists and has downloads in 60 countries.
    Mindy is the Arts Advocacy Chair of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA), on the Board of West Suburban Music Teachers Association (WSMTA), and a member of many trade associations, including the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and National Federation of Music Clubs.
    When not making, listening to, or talking about music, Mindy enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and two teenage children.
    mpetersonmusic.com
    Facebook @EnhanceLifeMusic
    Instagram @enhancelifemusic
    Twitter @musicenhances
    LinkedIn @Mindy Peterson
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2021 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting):  Bob Bender Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain):  Tom Sabella Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle Audio/Video Editor Mark Sabella Midnight Express Studio  Olian, NY Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts Executive Assistant to Bob and Tom (the one who keeps us on track and our schedules straight) Tammy Kowalski All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few). Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN Production Sound Design: Keith Stark Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson Website:
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    • 39 min
    #159 - Sing Your Butt Off So You Don’t Sing Your Throat Out

    #159 - Sing Your Butt Off So You Don’t Sing Your Throat Out

    A lot of singing has to do with your mindset going into it. It’s not just physical. It’s also mental, along with physiological aspects. Whether it's live on stage or in the recording studio, The voice is not for internal use. It's for external use, or as today’s guest Judy Rodman likes to say, “The Dance of the Melody.”
    In this episode, we discuss those aspects, along with the understanding that either on stage or recorded music, it's up to you to make sure you don’t steal the lyrics from your listener when your music is being played or performed. We also talk about microphone technique, both on the stage and in the studio.
    Judy Rodman is a busy professional vocal coach, recording studio producer, and songwriter and continuing her recording session singing and live performances. Her trademarked vocal training method is called "Power, Path, and Performance." In the mid-1980s, she was a successful recording artist, making it all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1986 with the song "Until I Met You." She also won the Academy of Country Music's "Top New Female Vocalist" award in 1985. She backed Country stars Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, and more. She also sang back up for legendary Blues performer Ray Charles.
    She’s also a successful songwriter, penning such hits, including LeAnn Rimes's number-one hit "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)" (co-written with Keith Hinton).
    www.judyrodman.com
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2021 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting):  Bob Bender  Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain):  Tom Sabella Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle Audio/Video Editor Mark Sabella Midnight Express Studio  Olian, NY Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts Executive Assistant to Bob and Tom (the one who keeps us on track and our schedules straight) Tammy Kowalski All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few). Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN Production Sound Design: Keith Stark Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    The music provided on this episode is by:
    Artist: Hemp and Denim
    Song: Slip Away
    Album: House of Love (2021)
    Songwriter: Hemp Meadows
    www.hempmeadows.com
    Website:
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    • 40 min
    #158 - The Top 5 Things Every Developing Artist Needs To Know

    #158 - The Top 5 Things Every Developing Artist Needs To Know

    Are you prepared to run your Day to day operations? Your publicity, your Marketing, your Branding, and your Performance as an artist? Also, keep in mind that you really can’t pay anybody to like your music. You can, however, create a brand. Creating a brand helps identify that you find the marketing partners to help you reach your audience. Guest Nathan Dohse helps explain how to put all of these into action, creating a platform that could lead to better success than you could imagine.
    Nathan Dohse is the COO of AGD Ent. Co. and the author and founder zero To 60 By AGD; a curriculum-based day to day management program for performing artists. Like many others in the artist management field, he got his start as a performing artist himself. Unlike many others… that start was in a Christian Screamo Rock band, which later transitioned to the more accessible genre of Indie/Rock with similarities to Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, and Augustana. The group achieved many notable opportunities over a decade of activity, allowing Nathan and his brother Tim (bandmate and AGD Co-Founder) the necessary experience to transition to artist management. 
    “If I’m honest with myself, I spent more time on the business of being in a band than I did focusing on the art we were trying to create. Don’t get me wrong, I can still write a good hook, but it wasn’t my main concern at any given moment,” says Dohse 
    With this retrospective view in mind, Dohse began to work on the 250+ task curriculum focused on helping artists Balance Art & Industry. The curriculum reached completion in December of 2013, and Dohse launched the program with 4 beta artists the following Spring. He continues to grow the artist roster within the program while expanding the service offerings from AGD Ent. Co. 
    AMD's program ZT60 is a day-to-day management service that provides strategy development for recording artists. ZT60 Artist Coaches are trained to move and guide musicians at a steady pace and provide the foundation for an artist’s success in the industry. Artist Coaches understand a ZT60 musician intends to release music and become a confident performer. ZT60 is designed to work with the artist’s personality and develop their brand according to these goals. Services are available to all artists at any level of career development.
    ZT60 Artist Coaches are trained to move and guide musicians at a steady pace and provide the foundation for an artist’s success in the industry. Artist Coaches understand a ZT60 musician intends to release music and become a confident performer. ZT60 is designed to work with the artist’s personality and develop their brand according to these goals. Services are available to all artists at any level of career development.
    “We believe that motivated artists should have the opportunity to succeed,” said Nathan Dohse, President of AGD Entertainment and Author of the Zero To 60 Program.  “Finances should not be the main cause preventing success as an artist. AGD prides itself on being the most affordable solution for artists needing guidance to properly execute a creative project release. Still, we recognize that some talented artists might not be able to participate in the ZT60 community and program services due to financial constraints.” 
    ABOUT AGD ENTERTAINMENT
    Another Great Day Entertainment Co. (AGD) is based in Nashville and was founded in 2014 by brothers Nathan and Timothy Dohse. The company's primary focus has been artist development and entertainment management services;  label and publishing services will begin in 2021. AGD serves to educate and inspire our clients with our knowledgeable team of industry professionals and community collaboration. AGD cultivates a fun environment with an emphasis on respect, creativity, and relationships.
    AGD provides the necessary steps and connections for artists

    • 43 min
    #157 - A New and Innovative Way of Looking at Providing a Soundtrack for the Internet

    #157 - A New and Innovative Way of Looking at Providing a Soundtrack for the Internet

    Music is intellectual property, but when the music industry and the tech industry have tried to come together in the past, there have been legacy issues. History has dictated what you, as the content creator, have at your disposal to get it out there to the masses.
    Oscar Höglund, Co-founder and CEO of Epidemic Sound, a MusicTech company that’s paving the way for creators to use music to take their videos to the next level while simultaneously supporting musicians both financially and creatively, chats with us regarding how there are other options out there, beyond relying on the traditional method of getting your music played, and most importantly, how to capitalize off of it in the process. 
    www.episdemicsound.com
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2021 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender 
    Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Editor (the “ums’ and “aahs’ removal guy who makes us sound good): Mark Sabella
    Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    Talent Acquisition and Scheduling (the one who keeps us on track) Tammy Kowalski
    All Around Problem Solver and keeper of the key to the vault: Connie Ribas
    Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).
    Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Production Sound Design: Keith Stark
    Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, gifts, and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    The music provided for this episode is from:
    Artist: Hemp and Denim
    Single: House of Love
    Album: House of Love
    Composer: Hemp Meadows / BMI
    Website: www.hempmeadows.com

    • 41 min
    #156 - To Keep That Success Story You Have To Keep On Pushing

    #156 - To Keep That Success Story You Have To Keep On Pushing

    We chat with entrepreneurs, radio/podcast hosts, mentors, music industry executives, Candy O’Terry, and Jacy Valeras, the creators and hosts of the series “Country Music Success Stories.” During our discussion, we talk about everything from the glass ceiling for women being much higher than it is for men in the music business (It’s an unspoken rule that in radio, you’re not supposed to play to female artists back to back, but it’s okay to play male artists in that manner), what is “Star Power” (and what it takes to have and keep it going). The lessons they’ve learned from interviewing some of the Country Music biggest legends and to keep that success story going, you have to keep on pushing.
    Candy O’Terry has been the voice coming out of Boston Mass radio for 25 years on Magic 106.7. It was a long journey from secretary to co-hosting morning drive, where she learned so much along the way. There were so many highlights during that journey, but the two that mattered most to her were hearing her own songs on the radio and creating the weekly Exceptional Women show. Interviewing women is what she loves to do and has continued that with the launch of the weekly podcast series: The Story Behind Her Success. So far, more than 700 women have shared their stories with Candy, and she’s not stopping there.
    Jacy Dawn Valeras was only 13 when she started writing songs and singing at local events in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. By the time she was 19, Jacy had her own band and a crazy performing schedule, opening for such country music legends like Reba and Willie and playing on stages like Madison Square Garden, the iconic Bluebird Café the Texas Troubadour Theatre. When vocal issues caused her to press pause on her career as a singer, Jacy knew she had to create a new chapter in her life, so she took her talent as a performer and matched it with her love of social media marketing, graphic design, and content creation, and Platinum Circle Media was born. 
    www.countrymusicsuccessstories.com
    www.jacydawnvaleras.com
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2021 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender 
    Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Editor (the “ums’ and “aahs’ removal guy who makes us sound good): Mark Sabella
    Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    Talent Acquisition and Scheduling (the one who keeps us on track) Tammy Kowalski
    All Around Problem Solver and keeper of the key to the vault: Connie Ribas
    Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).
    Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Production Sound Design: Keith Stark
    Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, gifts, and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    The music provided for this episode is from:
    Artist: John Cowan
    Single: The Lakes of Ponchartrain
    Album: the Massenburg Sessions
    Composer: Traditional Arrangement by John Cowan / Cowvox Music ASCAP
    Website: www.johncowan.com

    • 40 min
    #155 - Perseverance and Persistence - The Making of a Successful Songwriter

    #155 - Perseverance and Persistence - The Making of a Successful Songwriter

    Growing up in his own words, “he had a bizarre childhood,” Jack Williams enlisted in the Marines, wanting to impress his dad, and became a member of Force Recon. Just before going to Vietnam, knowing he probably wouldn’t return if he did, his commanding officer called him into his office and informed him that due to a paperwork snafu, he wound up getting orders to ship out to Hawaii, where he wound up playing in a band while stationed there. While there, he began writing songs and decided that although he wasn’t sure about the songwriting aspect of things, he wanted to play music, which he wanted to do for a living.
    Upon a chance meeting backstage with Peter Gabriel at a Genesis concert, Jack understood what it took to write a song. He became a Sous Chef at a restaurant in Atlanta, and one day while heading to work, he passed a hotel where the rock band “The Who” was staying. Taking a chance, he pulled over, got out of the car, and asked if he could pitch a song to Roger Daltry. Although he didn’t get to meet Daltry at that time, he wound up being a part of the tour as a Roadie and spent the next 5 months on the road with the band before he finally had an opportunity to meet Roger and Pete Townsend.
    Upon finishing his time with the members of The Who, he once again was allowed to meet another Woodstock legend by being “invited” to meet with Richie Havens after knocking on his hotel room all night. Moving to New York, Richie helped get Jack into the doors of such record label industry leaders, including Clive Davis and Ahmet Ertegun. A single songwriting deal with Clive Davis led him to performances, and kudos from the likes Dave Mason, Ronnie Van Zandt from Lynyrd Skynyrd, and members of heavy metal band Uriah Heep who Jack went on to write with (and the only outside songwriter ever to get a song recorded on a Uriah Heep album). He spent time with the likes of Jimmy Page, Alvin Lee, Jethro Tull while in England and honed his songwriting skills. Coming back to the states, he originally was going to connect with the guys from Skynyrd, but due to the unfortunate plane crash that took their lives, that didn’t happen. He was, however, able to get to work with Greg Allman and Dickie Betts from Allman Brothers fame, with Dickie producing Jack’s next project.
    And then there’s his time with actor and singer Kevin Costner. Jack shares his thoughts on what it's like to work with this Hollywood legend and find just the right song for radio.
    He’s now in the studio working on his solo project. When asked how that was going, he stated that “I reached in and found all the truth I could find.”
    You’d be hard-pressed to find a life, a career, or a body of work quite like that of singer/songwriter/composer H. Jack Williams. 
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2021 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender 
    Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Editor (the “ums’ and “aahs’ removal guy who makes us sound good): Mark Sabella
    Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    Talent Acquisition and Scheduling (the one who keeps us on track) Tammy Kowalski
    All Around Problem Solver and keeper of the key to the vault: Connie Ribas
    Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).
    Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Production Sound Design: Keith Stark
    Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musi

    • 49 min

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