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Inside Music offers an in-depth look at life in the 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 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.

    Dorian Pintaric (Year Over Year)

    Dorian Pintaric (Year Over Year)

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    Since the dawn of the digital age, no year has been as difficult for indie artists to navigate as 2020. Between the lack of performance opportunities and the fact that everyone is distracted by the numerous fires (both literal and figurative) raging around the world, staying afloat without a label's support is hard. Many musicians have put their careers on hold in hopes 2021 is better, but the bravest artists are forging ahead and adapting in whatever ways they can. Dorian Pintaric is the type to never give up or give in, and music fans everywhere are the beneficiaries of his unflinching dedication to creative expression.  

    In this episode of Inside Music, host James Shotwell chats with Pintaric about his work as Year Over Year. Dorian shares the work that went into the band's EP and details his creative process. The pair also discuss the legitimacy of so-called "writing tips" offered in books and blog, as well as their hopes for 2021.


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    • 31 min
    Nick Tieder (Frontiers Records)

    Nick Tieder (Frontiers Records)

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    If you don't know the name Frontiers, then you might be a fake rock fan. Few labels are betting on rock and roll the way Frontiers has for the last quarter-century, especially in 2020. The label is home to the best emerging and legacy acts in the industry, and they've somehow mastered a powerful marketing approach for both.  

    In this episode of Inside Music, host James Shotwell speaks to Frontiers' Head of Marketing, Nick Tieder, about the company and his role in it. Nick shares the challenges of marketing amid a pandemic, his optimistic outlook for the future, and why AC/DC is the comfort listening all rock fans need right now.   Learn more on our blog: http://haulixdaily.com.


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    • 31 min
    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown RETURNS!

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown RETURNS!

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    Tyler Bryant represents everything good and pure in rock today. For more than a decade, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown has worked tirelessly to establish themselves as the next band to change someone's life. They play blues-laced rock and roll with a heart that takes listeners on a sonic journey through the pains of being human. They make music to serve as the soundtrack to a life fully lived without fear or regret. It's about seizing the moment and wringing every last bit of emotion from it that you possibly can.

    Tyler probably didn't enter 2020 planning to release an album. Then again, nobody's plan for 2020 has unfolded precisely how they imagined that it might. COVID took the entire music business by surprise, but a fortunate few found the strength and creativity needed to forge ahead. Tyler is one of them, and in this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, he tells James Shotwell how his new album, Pressure, was born.


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    • 26 min
    Bloodbather (Kyler Millo)

    Bloodbather (Kyler Millo)

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    The biggest secret in hardcore is about to become public knowledge. Florida's Bloodbather will release their Rise Records debut EP, Silence, on October 9. The album combines the chaotic energy of early-2000s bands such as The Blood Brothers and Norma Jean with the ferocity of more modern talent. It's a unique release in an age of sonic redundancy, and we cannot recommend it enough.

    In this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell chats with Bloodbather's Kyler Millo about his band's underground legacy. Kyler recounts signing with Rise Records, the long wait to release music from within the entertainment industry system, and how the band is coping with life in a time when touring is impossible.


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    • 25 min
    Tommee Profitt

    Tommee Profitt

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    In this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell talks with super-producer Tommee Profitt about his journey in the music industry. Tommee tells me how he built a career in production from his childhood home in West Michigan, and how a recent move to Nashville made an already busy schedule more hectic. Tommee also shares information about his long-awaited debut album, set to arrive before the end of 2020.


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    • 32 min
    American Authors (Matt Sanchez)

    American Authors (Matt Sanchez)

    This is going to be the best pod of our lives. American Authors' drummer Matt Sanchez stops by Inside Music to discuss various topics, including his band's new 'Counting Down' EP. Matt tells James about the evolution of the group and the friction that occurs when musicians try to change their sound. The pair also discuss maintaining your creativity amid a global pandemic, becoming the 'gold standard' in music licensing, and the allure of Nashville. It's a big conversation stuffed into a small amount of time, and we believe you're going to love how it sounds.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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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