299 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
    • 4.8 • 103 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 433 – Playlists Diminished Importance, Proper Metadata, And Music Career Coach Katie Zaccardi

    Episode 433 – Playlists Diminished Importance, Proper Metadata, And Music Career Coach Katie Zaccardi

    My guest this week is Katie Zaccardi, who pivoted from being a wellness coach to a music career coach.







    Since then she’s helped hundreds of musicians grow their careers, release music, launch Patreons, start coaching businesses, and double their incomes. She has a number of online courses and coaching programs, and is the host of her Out To Be podcast.







    During the interview we talked about building an audience if you don’t have one, where to find your ideal fan, how to monetize your audience, some tips about putting your music on TikTok, and much more.







    I spoke with Katie via zoom from her office in the Nashville.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at why playlists might not be as important as you think, and the reason why proper metadata is essential for your songs.





















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    • 41 min
    Episode 431 - Marketing Strategist Nicole Slater, User-Centric Royalties, And Recent Hit Songwriting Changes

    Episode 431 - Marketing Strategist Nicole Slater, User-Centric Royalties, And Recent Hit Songwriting Changes

    My guest this week is Nicole Slater, who specializes in helping artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs develop their marketing strategies. Since 2005, Nicole has been focused on helping creative people share their message with the world and make more money.















    She’s helped artists and pro audio companies like Burl Audio, Barefoot Sound, and IK Multimedia, and studios like Sunset Sound, form roll out plans for new products and music releases, develop marketing materials, create email newsletters, optimize social media, launch marketing events, and develop online ad campaigns.







    During the interview we talked about her career in radio and streaming, why posting consistency is so important, when to hire a PR person, how to become a podcast guest, and much more.







    I spoke with Nichole via zoom from her office in the Hollywood Hills.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the new Soundcloud user-centric royalties, and the ways that songwriting has recently changed.





















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    • 38 min
    Episode 430 – Mic Developer Eric Heiserman, High-Quality Bluetooth Audio, And The End Of Music Genres

    Episode 430 – Mic Developer Eric Heiserman, High-Quality Bluetooth Audio, And The End Of Music Genres

    If you ever wanted a vintage microphone but couldn't afford the super high price, a Heiserman Audio mic has become a top alternative. In fact, many "golden ears" of the audio business have liked them so much that they've sold their vintage mics in favor of a Heiserman version. Eric Heiserman is the man behind the microphone, and that's who's on my latest podcast.







    During the interview we talked about how Eric discovered that the capsule is the most important part of a microphone, why he built his own CNC machine, why most classic mics sound different from one another, finding the ultimate tom mic, and much more.







    I spoke with Eric via zoom from his facility in North Carolina.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the what may be the end of traditional music genres, and the new Bluetooth LE high-quality wireless audio standard.





















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    • 37 min
    Episode 429 – Restoration Engineer Michael Graves, A New Spotify Scam, And New Netflix Spatial Audio

    Episode 429 – Restoration Engineer Michael Graves, A New Spotify Scam, And New Netflix Spatial Audio

    My guest this week is audio restoration and mastering engineer Michael Graves, who’s a four time Grammy award winner and 12 time nominee. Michael's main focus is saving historical audio that was recorded on deteriorating or obsolete grooved media, as well as more recent recordings where the sound is obscured for various reasons.







    Michael uses a combination of physical and electronic specialty techniques designed to rescue rare, one of a kind recordings or deteriorating media. This includes old 78 rpm records clouded by surfaces noise and years of neglect, right up to digital recordings that were done on some of the earliest pioneering formats.







    During the interview we talked about how his hobby became a career, why a high-end turntable is his secret weapon, the surprising styli that he uses to avoid record surface noise, why a stereo needle is preferred even for a mono record, and much more.







    I spoke with Michael via zoom from his studio in Hollywood.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the latest Spotify scam using the "track linking" feature, and Netflix embraces Sennheiser’s AMBEO so you can hear spatial audio from a pair of stereo speakers.





















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    • 46 min
    Episode 428 – Keyboardist CJ Vanston, Songwriters Finalize Raise, And The Optical Microphone

    Episode 428 – Keyboardist CJ Vanston, Songwriters Finalize Raise, And The Optical Microphone

    My guest this week is producer, songwriter and keyboardist CJ Vanston.







    CJ Vanston started doing jingles in Chicago where he soon became a first call player, doing as many as six sessions a day.







    After moving to Los Angeles, he worked with a wide variety of artist like Toto, Def Leppard, Prince, Joe Cocker, Tears For Fears, Spinal Tap Ringo Starr, Bob Seger BB King, Celine Dion Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton among many others.







    He’s also worked on films like Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, Sweet Home Alabama, A Mighty Wind, Mascots and more.







    CJ has also written and performed pieces for the Dalai Lama and Muhammad Ali, and most recently y co-wrote, co-produced and performed on Jeff “Skunk” Baxter’s 2022 solo release called Speed of Heat.







    During the interview we talked about how he got the nickname CJ, getting started in the studio scene, learning to engineer and mix, and much more.







    I spoke with CJ via zoom from his home in the Hollywood Hills.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the ruling that finally gives songwriters a retroactive raise, and the camera that can see vibrations and record multiple instruments separately.





















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    • 38 min
    Episode 427 – Music That Streaming Favors, A New Music Format, And Gearspace.com Founder Jules Standen

    Episode 427 – Music That Streaming Favors, A New Music Format, And Gearspace.com Founder Jules Standen

    My guest this week is Jules Standen, who worked as an engineer with groups like The Lemonheads, The Smiths, and Siouxsie and the Banshees before starting an online forum for engineers in 2002.







    That hobby eventually grew into Gearspace.com, a place for all things audio, from gear forums and classifieds to gear databases and reviews, Q&A sessions with famous producers and engineers, and a worldwide audio community. Gearspace is now celebrating its 20th year serving online audio geeks everywhere, with over one million discussion threads, 13 million posts and 400,000 members.







    During the interview we talked about Jules engineering secret, how Gearspace got started, the questions most often asked on the forum, the most popular topic right now, and much more.







    I spoke with Jules via zoom from his office in the U.K.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at how some music genres that streaming favors more than others, and a new physical music distribution format that’s way better than vinyl but you may never see.





















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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Niles36251 ,

Great Podcast 🤘🏻

This podcast has been very helpful to me in learning more about the music industry, keeping up to date with current events, and getting some deep insights into the careers of various industry professionals from musicians to audio engineers to music tech company owners. Highly recommended, thank you for this wealth of excellent information Bobby O!

Philisophical Phil ,

Wonderful Insights!

This is a GREAT podcast to get wonderful insights and information that you really can’t find anywhere else

Shane in the neck ,

Great show! Thanks

I enjoy your show.

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