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Inside Music offers an in-depth look at life in the modern music business. Each week, host James Shotwell chats with musicians and music professionals about their journeys in the industry, as well as the trends shaping the future of entertainment.

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Inside Music offers an in-depth look at life in the modern music business. Each week, host James Shotwell chats with musicians and music professionals about their journeys in the industry, as well as the trends shaping the future of entertainment.

    We The Kings (Travis Clark)

    We The Kings (Travis Clark)

    Travis Clark is in a good place. After a decade of clubs, theaters, festivals, and all varieties of venues in between, the frontman of We The Kings is a career musician living the dream. He's doing everything he wants to be doing, and music is the reason that any of it is possible. On a recent January afternoon, Travis spoke with Inside Music host James Shotwell about his experiences in the often treacherous waters of the music business. He also shared his feeling about social media, the path to becoming a professional songwriter, and what the future may hold for We The Kings.

    • 38 min
    Convey (Ben Cohen)

    Convey (Ben Cohen)

    Convey is an American rock band currently traveling the country on their first nationwide tour. During a recent stop in West Michigan, frontman Ben Cohen visited Inside Music HQ to record an exciting episode filled with road stories, lessons learned, and hopes for the future. Be sure to check out the band's new record, City of Skin and Bone, wherever you get music.

    • 32 min
    Annie Schindel

    Annie Schindel

    Three years after her initial appearance on Inside Music, songwriter Annie Schindel returns to update listeners on her latest activity. From her time in college to her appearance on the NBC series Songland, Annie has done a little bit of everything since her last chat with host James Shotwell. With her new single on all music platforms, Annie tells James what she's working on currently, as well as what she has planned for 2020. Find "Reminiscing" wherever you stream music.

    • 24 min
    Light The Torch (Howard Jones)

    Light The Torch (Howard Jones)

    Howard Jones is a bonafide music industry lifer. For more than two decades, Jones has captivated rock music fans around the world with his unforgettable voice and unique perspective on existence. His latest project, Light The Torch, is no exception.

    On this episode of Inside Music, Jones chats with host James Shotwell about his latest activity, his love of the band Stryper, and how he manages to do seemingly everything he wants without letting the pressure to succeed get to him.

    • 28 min
    East Goes Global (Andrew Spalter)

    East Goes Global (Andrew Spalter)

    You don't have to reinvent the music business to succeed. Sometimes, all you need to get ahead is an understanding of where the industry is going. Andrew Spalter did just that when he realized there were countless American artists with no knowledge of the Chinese marketplace. He soon launched East Goes Global, which he appears on Inside Music today to discuss.

    • 29 min
    Papa Roach (Jerry Horton)

    Papa Roach (Jerry Horton)

    Jerry Horton of Papa Roach sits down with host James Shotwell to discuss his band's legacy in music and the reason he's so invested in helping develop the future of rock.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

findingjessica ,

Best Music Podcast Around!!

I get so excited every time a new episode of Inside Music is uploaded because I know I'm going to be in for a treat no matter who the guest is that week! James Shotwell is a natural at speaking about music and related topics and he's also great at interviewing artists and driving the conversation. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to learn more about up and coming artists and what it takes to work in the music industry.

Scott Fugger ,

Great podcast

James has a skill for interviews - he makes them feel so conversational, but knows how to get great information out of those he interviews

Jake Denning ,

Great new podcast!

Looking forward to more great interviews from James, he really does a great job.

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