100 episodes

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast Bobby Owsinski

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 86 Ratings

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

    Episode #319 – Gaming Spotify, Touch-Enabled Laptop, And Bassist Stu Hamm

    Episode #319 – Gaming Spotify, Touch-Enabled Laptop, And Bassist Stu Hamm

    Stu Hamm is one of the world’s premier bass players and clinicians. His unique and innovative two-handed tapping technique proves that even the bass can be a solo instrument in the hands of a virtuoso player.







    Stu has recorded and toured with a who’s who of guitar heros, including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, Carl Verheyen and Michael Schenker. He’s appeared on a slew of magazine covers, released 8 solo albums, has a number of signature basses, and has a number of instructional videos.







    During the interview we traded Frank Zappa stories, spoke about how Stu adapted his style from traditional walking bass, how he incorporated tapping into his technique, pain management from playing, and much more.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at a company trying to game Spotify, and some new touch-enabled features that might come to the MacBook Pro.











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    • 42 min
    Episode #318 – First Socially-Distanced Concert, Slick Quarantine Band Videos, And Zack O’Malley Greenburg

    Episode #318 – First Socially-Distanced Concert, Slick Quarantine Band Videos, And Zack O’Malley Greenburg

    Zack O’Malley Greenburg is a senior editor of media & entertainment at Forbes and author of four excellent music oriented business books.







    His latest, A-List Angels, is how a band of actors, artists and athletes cashed in on the latest tech boom and changed the face of Silicon Valley. His previous books include 3 Kings, about Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z and hip-hop’s multibillion dollar rise, Michael Jackson Inc., and the Jay-Z biography Empire State Of Mind.







    Zack’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Vibe, Billboard,Sports Illustrated, McSweeney’s and the Library of Congress, and he’s been a source for BBC, NPR, MTV and 60 Minutes, and a speaker at SXSW, CES, TEDx, Princeton and Harvard.







    During the interview we spoke about the similarities between media business moguls, how certain entertainment celebrities got involved with tech, Zack’s approach to interviewing famous people, and much more.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the first socially distant concert, and how those quarantine band videos are created.

    • 39 min
    Episode #317 – Demystifying Streaming Royalties, Inside Gear Reviews, And Agent Jack Forman

    Episode #317 – Demystifying Streaming Royalties, Inside Gear Reviews, And Agent Jack Forman

    Jack Forman is a senior vice-president at BiCoastal Productions, the New York City-based concerts and theatrical booking agency. 







    Originally spearheading the agency’s coverage of the Western United States, Jack now oversees the core agency staff and global touring strategy.







    Jack provides an agent’s perspective of working with an artist, as well as recommendations for touring artists and bands during this time of uncertainty.







    During the interview we spoke about marketing a tour, online concerts, the inner workings of an agency, some of the problems facing venues post-COVID, and much more







    On the intro I’ll try to demystify streaming royalties, and give some perspective on gear reviews and what to look for.

    • 45 min
    Episode #316 – YouTube Views Increase And So Does Music Gear Sales, And Music Exec Camille Barbone

    Episode #316 – YouTube Views Increase And So Does Music Gear Sales, And Music Exec Camille Barbone

    Camille Barbone has done just about every behind-the-scenes job in the music business you can think of. 







    From working as a label executive for Columbia and EMI, to managing Madonna, to owning the famous Longview Farm and Gotham Sound studios, to producing major concerts and tours and more, Camille has a wide range of experience that has served her well in every position.







    She has also provided marketing consultation to major record labels and publishers, and handled music events and promotions for companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Jaguar Motor Cars, Boys & Girls Club of American, BASF and others. 







    Camille holds both a degree in psychology and an MBA, which coupled with her extensive entertainment industry experience became the foundation for her current coaching and consulting business.







    During the interview we spoke about her favorite label job, what’s it’s like to own a world-class studio, how a degree in psychology help her deal with people in the music business, and much more.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at YouTube music video views and what it means, and at how music and audio gear sales are soaring.

    • 48 min
    Episode #315 – Musician Relief Funds, Fender Stops Using Ash, And Composer Joe Renzetti

    Episode #315 – Musician Relief Funds, Fender Stops Using Ash, And Composer Joe Renzetti

    My guest on this episode is Joe Renzetti, who started in the studio band of the Cameo Parkway label in Philadelphia playing on hits like “Let’s Twist Again,” “South Street,” Palisades Park,” and “Limbo Rock.”







    He then moved to New York where he worked as an arranger on huge hits like “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb and Barry Manilow’s breakout hit “Mandy.”







    After a move West, Joe immediately found success in Hollywood, winning an Academy Award for The Buddy Holly Story, and scoring a wide variety of films and television shows. He won accolades for his scores on horror films like Dead & Buried, Poltergeist III, and Child’s Play, and many others.







    During the interview we spoke about being in the Wrecking Crew of Philadelphia, recording in mono, arrangers as mixers, making the transition from session musician to composer, and much more.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at new government funding to help musicians and artists, and Fender no longer using ash in its guitars.

    • 44 min
    Episode #314 – 5 Ways To Make Money On YouTube, Recordings In The National Registry, And Wellness Coach Katie Zaccardi

    Episode #314 – 5 Ways To Make Money On YouTube, Recordings In The National Registry, And Wellness Coach Katie Zaccardi

    My guest today is Katie Zaccardi who’s a songwriter, artist, music industry professional, and certified yoga instructor. Through her work in both music and wellness along with her own experience with a generalized anxiety disorder, Katie discovered the urgent need for conversation surrounding mental health and self care within the music industry.







    Through her Out To Be Coaching platform, Katie  supports artists and professionals with a personalized approach centered on cultivating positive actions and attitudes. Her Out To Be Podcast invites listeners to engage with insightful dialogue on all things wellness and their relation to working in music.







    During the interview we spoke about how imbalances in the body can contribute to anxiety, foods that cause inflammation, dealing with burnout when there’s no end in sight, some signs of depression and anxiety that you might be missing, and much more.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the 5 ways to make money from YouTube, and the latest recordings entered into the National Registry.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the 5 ways to make money from YouTube, and the latest recordings entered into the National Registry.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

MooKahn ,

The Best, Period

Best look at the recording and music/record industry I’ve found. Every week as if quantized to a Pro Tools grid we get industry news, backstory, stats, and an über-interesting interview. It lives up to the “inner circle” moniker 100%.

TimisDunn ,

Keep up the good stuff!

I find this podcast very informative and entertaining. I can always rely on this podcast for news about the music industry and insightful interviews from the professionals who work in it. Bobby has his finger on the music industry pulse. I can't wait for the next weekly episode! I highly recommend this podcast!

D Easy D ,

Bobby O keep it rockin!

I love the podcast, its a ritual to listen to each new episode on the way to work. I teach recording arts at the college and always recommend this podcast to my students. The industry news is so helpful and interviews are great.
A small suggestion or wish is to hear more about the process, equipment and practical things than the history/background of guests, but that part is interesting also as you feel like you get to know the guest.
Thanks and keep it going!

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