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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 229: How COVID-19 is affecting the music business with Jason Joven of Chartmetric

    BTB Ep 229: How COVID-19 is affecting the music business with Jason Joven of Chartmetric

    What is the data telling us about how COVID-19 is affecting different sectors of the music business, and how are indie artists being affected? The answers may surprise you. We talk to our guest Jason Joven of data analytics platform Chartmetric this week to get some insight. Jason does a deep drive into the data and gives some great advice for indie artists based on his platform’s findings.

    Be sure to check out Chartmetric’s ongoing “How COVID is Affecting the Music Industry” series by visiting blog.chartmetric.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.

    • 20 min
    BTB Ep 228: Blockchain saves the music industry with Stefan Schulz of Bitfury Surround

    BTB Ep 228: Blockchain saves the music industry with Stefan Schulz of Bitfury Surround

    This week, Ryan sits down with Bitfury Surround CEO Stefan Schulz. Surround is a platform that will offer an ecosystem of blockchain-based management services to provide transparency for the exchange and monetization of intellectual property in music. Blockchain can be used to strengthen music ownership, create smart contracts for music, facilitate efficient payments for artists, and much more. Blockchain has the potential of fostering significant growth in the music industry and our guest shares the details and talks more about the role his platform may play. You can find out more about Bitfury Surround by visiting www.surround.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
    Ep 227: Simplifying sync licensing with Shellie Lewis and Cestjon McFarland of Syncfloor

    Ep 227: Simplifying sync licensing with Shellie Lewis and Cestjon McFarland of Syncfloor

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent musicians are continuing to embrace the diversification of their income streams beyond live performances. One important area of income for many indies is in the sync licensing of their catalogs to movies, TV programs, commercials, and video games. Our guests this week, Shellie Lewis and Cestjon McFarland, are executives at Syncfloor, a platform that aims to simplify the sync licensing process for rights holders and licensees. Ryan talks to Shellie and Cestjon about the platform and the role that sync licensing will play in a COVID-19 economy. Our guests also give some great advice for indie artists looking to get into the world of sync. You can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting www.syncfloor.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
    BTB Ep 226: Thriving as a creative during COVID-19 with Clarence Charron

    BTB Ep 226: Thriving as a creative during COVID-19 with Clarence Charron

    This week, friend of the podcast Clarence Charron of Pop of Colour stops by. Pop of Colour is a brand management agency that provides marketing and consultation services for musicians and other creators. We talked to Clarence about his own experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic and support programs that exist for artists in his home country of Canada. Clarence also offers some great advice on livestreaming and and updating your brand as your career matures. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.popofcolourmusic.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.

    • 24 min
    BTB Ep 225: Musician self-care during COVID-19 with Katie Zaccardi

    BTB Ep 225: Musician self-care during COVID-19 with Katie Zaccardi

    This week, Ryan sits down with Katie Zaccardi. She is a musician, songwriter, and wellness coach that works with musicians in the areas of self-care, mental health, and time management. She is also the host of the podcast “Out to Be,” a weekly program featuring expert interviews on those areas. Katie talks to Ryan about self-care techniques that musicians can do during the pandemic, and the importance of building relationships with others during this challenging time. You can find out more about our guest’s work (and check out her podcast!) by visiting www.katiezaccardi.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
    BTB Ep 224: Building your community during the pandemic with Ashley K. Stoyanov of Women Crush Music

    BTB Ep 224: Building your community during the pandemic with Ashley K. Stoyanov of Women Crush Music

    This week, Ryan sits down with friend of the podcast Ashley K. Stoyanov of Women Crush Music. Women Crush is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides education and support services for women in music. Ryan talks to Ashley about the support services that WCM is providing for female musicians during the pandemic. Ashley also gives advice on the importance of building and fortifying your community as an indie artist during this challenging period. WCM is sponsoring a weekly virtual showcase on Instagram Live. If you are interested in participating as an artist, you can e-mail Ashley at ashley@womencrushmusic.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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