119 episodes

Welcome to the making money in the music business podcast where we share insightful views on a variety of topics in the music industry that can help you make more money from your music business.

Making Money in the Music Business Dr. William E Smith

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Welcome to the making money in the music business podcast where we share insightful views on a variety of topics in the music industry that can help you make more money from your music business.

    MMMB Podcast 119 - Interview With Tech Developer LaTaevia Berry

    MMMB Podcast 119 - Interview With Tech Developer LaTaevia Berry

    LaTaevia Berry, software engineer and website developer, is our very guest in this week's podcast episode #119. LaTaevia shares her background in software engineering and digital initiatives at a variety of major corporate settings such as Toyota/Lexus, Discover and Cox Communications as well as her music experience while working at Motown Gospel, the Gospel Music Association and Dove Awards. She is now a consultant whose goal is to help independent artists create greater streams of digital revenue. LaTaevia's innovative millenial strategies and thought process are a welcome addition to our conversations about making money in today's music industry. She will be a future contributor to our podcast offering tips regarding digital marketing, promotion and other methods that can be launched to enhance income for independent musicians

    To learn more about and follow LaTaevia on social media, visit:
    IG/Twitter: @lataeviaBerry

    • 36 min
    MMMB Podcast 118 - Support For Musicians During COVID-19

    MMMB Podcast 118 - Support For Musicians During COVID-19

    Dr. William Smith and Kenya M. Johnson discuss the challenges musicians are facing amidst the current coronavirus pandemic in episode 118. They refer to Bandzoogle's current article and provide 9 ways musicians can ask fans for support during the pandemic. Finally, there is a discussion regarding the Recording Academy and MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund for musicians.

    To read the full Bandzoolge article, visit https://bandzoogle.com/blog/how-musicians-can-ask-fans-for-support-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic?utm_source=industry_list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fansupport

    To learn more about the COVID-19 Fund Relief for musicians, visit www.makingmoneyinthemusicbiz.com

    • 27 min
    MMMB Podcast 117 - Interview With Film Composer Dalal

    MMMB Podcast 117 - Interview With Film Composer Dalal

    In this podcast episode Dr. William E. Smith interviews film score composer Dalal Bruchman. She talks about how she got into the film scoring business and talks about the actual process of writing for film. Having come to Los Angeles from Austria she also goes into what it was like to come from a different culture into a brand new city and trying to start a career as a musician.

    You can see some of her projects on her website and you can reach out to her on the following social media sites:

    Website: http://www.dalal-music.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dalalmusic/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DalalMusic
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dalalmusic/

    • 43 min
    MMMB Podcast 116 - Interview With Vocalist Shirley Jones

    MMMB Podcast 116 - Interview With Vocalist Shirley Jones

    Shirley Jones of the renowned classic R&B/soul group The Jones Girls is our very special guest in this week's podcast episode #116. Shirley shares her remarkable music journey with her sisters including how their mother fully groomed and developed them to be both impeccable singers and embody the highest level of professionalism. Shirley shares a variety of stories from their careers including how they auditioned and became the background singers for Dianna Ross as well as the "go to" background vocalists in R&B/soul music recordings. In addition to the musical experiences, Shirley discusses the importance of understanding the business side of music including royalty and publishing administration in order to create a legacy of wealth. Listeners will be inspired by the stories discussed while also gaining advice on how to polish artist development, professionalism and business acumen in the music industry.

    To learn more about and follow Shirley on social media, visit:
    IG: @shirleyjonesofthejonesgirls
    Twitter:@jonesgirlshirle
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonesgirlshirley

    • 41 min
    MMMB Podcast 115 - Interview With Radio Director and Program Manager Maxx Myrick

    MMMB Podcast 115 - Interview With Radio Director and Program Manager Maxx Myrick

    Maxx Myrick, program manager for DC Radio, is our very special guest in this week's podcast episode #115. Maxx shares a wealth of information about how he began his career in radio as a teen and how he grew as a radio professional who started a number of noteworthy stations across the country, both digitally and via "brick & mortar." He started such iconic radio stations as Chicago's V103 and XM Satellite Radio. Furthermore, he was the program manager for WHUR in Washington, D.C. and has now established and manages DC Radio, which is a long-format station that specializes in broadcasting podcasts about music (including our podcast "Making Money in the Music Business"), current topics, self development and much more. Listeners will gain valuable insight about how radio works both intrinsically as well as how artists' music is placed on playlists in this compelling conversation regarding today's radio environment
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    To learn more about DC Radio, visit and follow the following links:
    Radio Station: www.dcradio.gov and 96.3 (HD4)
    IG & Twitter: @dcradiohd
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCRadioHD/

    Music Tip:
    Upcoming Music Conferences 2020

    https://www.synchtank.com/blog/key-worldwide-music-industry-sync-events-list-2020/

    Of note

    March
    16/03/20 – 19/03/20 Winter Music Conference Miami, USA

    16/03/20 – 22/03/20 Miami Music Week

    April
    01/04/20 – 03/04/20 ASCAP Experience Los Angeles, USA

    04/04/20 – 05/04/20 North American Conference on Video Game Music New York, USA

    21/04/20 – 26/04/20 Richmond International Film & Music Festival Virginia, USA

    21/05/20 – 23/05/20 Chicago House Music Conference & Festival Chicago, USA

    • 41 min
    MMMB Podcast 114 - Interview #2 With Songwriter/Producer Cynthia Biggs El

    MMMB Podcast 114 - Interview #2 With Songwriter/Producer Cynthia Biggs El

    Dr. Cynthia Biggs El, songwriter, vocalist, producer and publisher, returns to our podcast for a Part Two discussion in this week's podcast episode #114 (Part One is episode #109). Cynthia further shares a historical account of her music career this time speaking more from the perspective of being a music producer. Cynthia is the co-producer of the Teddy Pendergrass classic hit record "Love TKO." She shares the process of working with Teddy Pendergrass in the recording studio, how she became co-producer of the record and the various barriers as well as joys of producing such a major hit song. Similarly, Cynthia delves deeper into managing her music business including the process of registering her music as a writer and the important steps of copyrighting. Listeners will gain continued insight about music production while also better understanding the tremendous importance of having a sound business acumen or at least a team of professionals who fully understand the music industry business to maximize success and revenue.

    To learn more about Dr. Cynthia Biggs El, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Biggs

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

MathPreacher ,

Great Content For Non-Musicians Too!

Right now Making Money in The Music Business is my favorite podcast. As a student of the creative process and business strategy I have been able to ruminate on many of the episodes. I am not a musician, but the business nuggets give me a lot to think about as I build my service based business. Will and Kenya bring their years of experience to the table for context. The guests are some of my favorites and ones I haven’t heard of before. Great job!

koolkev3 ,

A Great Podcast for Music Lovers AND Artists

This is a great podcast to listen to as a fan of music and for any aspiring artist. The advice is sound, the insight is great and the level of personal encouragement they give should be respected by all.

mja music ,

Great substance for the “Indie” Artists

Dynamic info being exchanged, this podcast is great!

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