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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder Inspiring interviews with successful music industry experts

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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

    116. Devin Townsend Music Business Coaching Call

    116. Devin Townsend Music Business Coaching Call

    Devin Townsend is a successful singer, song writer, performer, guitarist, and music producer. He is also the brain behind The Devin Townsend Creative Academy www.dtcreativeacademy.com

    As a part of Devin's Creative Academy Devin offers select student's one-on-one coaching calls.

    In this episode of Music Business Facts, Devin has allowed us to listen in to one of those calls, where he coaches one of his students on how to make it in the modern music business.

    • 36 min
    115. Chris O'Brien - General Manager for Destroy All Lines

    115. Chris O'Brien - General Manager for Destroy All Lines

    Chris O’Brien is a bit of a legend in The Australian Music Scene. He’s the general manager of touring for Destroy All Lines and former general manager for Australia’s biggest touring metal festival Soundwave 2003-2015.
    During the conversation we discuss a variety of things including how to get into the music business, management, touring and tour management, festivals, and a lot more. We also have a brief conversation about Soundwave and the demise of Australia’s largest metal festival. As well as a bit of a chat about AJ Maddah - the colourful character who ran Soundwave.
    Chris is a very knowledgeable guy who has a lot of experience in the business so without further delay - I really hope you enjoy my conversation with Chris O’Brien- General Manager for Destroy All lines.
    Well there you have it folks I hope you got something out of that discussion with Chris. Once again some recurring themes about believing in yourself, having a positive mindset, working hard, have realistic expectations. And if you’d like to connect with Chris O’Brien go to:
    https://www.facebook.com/whatavibemanagement/
    Or
    chris.obrien@destroyalllines.com
    Guys if you’re enjoying the podcast and you haven’t already, head over to iTunes and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

    • 41 min
    114. Business Skills for Composers

    114. Business Skills for Composers

    Chris Boardman, Sebastian Wolff, and Xiao'an Li welcome you to Business Skills For Composers - a Facebook group for composers where discussions center solely around business related practices. It doesn't matter how much or how little experience you have - everyone is welcome to post in line with the group rules and requirements. You will be safe from judgement. A rising tide raises all ships. Let's not compete in a race to the bottom, but push each other to greater heights instead!
    Join Business Skills for Composers here
    Just under 5000 members. My first 4 way live interview. 3 of the admins of the group. Sebastian Wolff - Seattle based, licencing & royalties. Chris Boardman - University lecturer at University of Miami Xiao’an Li -  (C Ow Anne) - Live presentations During the interview we discuss a number of cool topics such as:
    Song writing Royalties Music for film, TV and games Commissions Copyright and intellectual property in the United States Music licensing Performance rights organisations Business skills Opportunities for composers - like creating audio brands A.I And especially interesting, as the conversation has a US focus, the differences within different territories So without further delay here’s my conversation with Sebastian Wolff, Chris Boardman, and Xiao’an Li from Business Skills For Composers. I hope you enjoy it!
    Also, I’ve started my own music business Facebook group. I’ve called it the Music Industry Entrepreneurs Association and we're having some cool discussions in there. If you’d like to check it out then visit www.miea.biz
    Thanks so much again for listening. I really appreciate your support and I hope you got something out of today’s episode. If you haven’t already subscribed to the show - search me in either iTunes or Stitcher Radio and that way you’ll never miss an episode.

    • 47 min
    113. Rob Carroll - PR and Management for Rare Finds

    113. Rob Carroll - PR and Management for Rare Finds

    My Guest today is Rob Carroll.
    Rob Carroll is the Managing Director of a Sydney based boutique PR and management company called Rare Finds.
    Rare Finds aims to foster a scene within the local indie music community as well as provide unique touring opportunities for emerging artists - specifically on the east coast of Australia.
    Rare Finds specialise in digital music servicing, management, consultancy, publicity, label services, and event production.
    Rare Finds is also a subsidiary of Chugg Entertainment and for those of you who don’t know - Michael Chugg is a behemoth of a player in The Aussie music scene. They call Chuggy “The Godfather Of Australian Touring”.
    And I was actually lucky enough to interview Michael Chugg way back in episode 3 of Music Business Facts: http://www.musicbusinessfacts.net/?s=michael+chugg
    Now that one is still an awesome interview but it’s frigging hilarious.
    Anyhow, here’s my interview with Rob Carroll of Rare Finds- I hope you enjoy it.

    • 34 min
    112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J Radio

    112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J Radio

    112. Nick Findlay- How To Get Your Music Played On Triple J
    Nick Findlay has been working in radio since he was 16 and has been at Triple J for over 10 years. He is currently the station's Music Director.
    In this interview Nick describes the best practises when pitching music to radio. He also tells us the strategies he recommends artists employ when they are looking to get their music played on Triple J.
    This information could also obviously be used when pitching music to any radio station throughout the world.
    There is also a free report which is the highlights of the interview. This can be obtained from www.musicbusinessfacts.com/triplej
     

    • 33 min
    111. James Newcome from Musicpreneur.com

    111. James Newcome from Musicpreneur.com

    James Newcomb is the CEO of Musicpreneur.com a podcast that helps musicians navigate music entrepreneurship. In this episode Rodney and James discuss issues surrounding the musician as an entrepreneur.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood ,

5 Stars for MBF!

Every episode is chock full of music industry knowledge! Couldn’t recommend it stronger for anybody interested in learning more about all the facets of the music business industry.

Egiluz ,

Learn how to succeed in the biz

This podcast is just an amazing online course for free, if you're willing to start being part of or get better in the music business. Great insight from real professionals of all backgrounds. Rodney Holder, the host, manages the intervieews to open up and give the most honest and most valuable responses in the interviews. Read the bible (“All you need to know about the music business”), for sure, but this podcast still gives me SO MUCH knowledge. Best thing on iTunes!

JakeYarmoff ,

Helpful content no matter the guest

You can never tell exactly what you're going to get just by reading the title of the guest on the podcast - yet there's ALWAYS value. Rodney asks deep questions, and you end up walking away with a truckload of notes and action items after an hour. Pretty impressive, highly recommend!

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