125 episodes

Whether you’re an aspiring music business professional or a seasoned vet, every Thursday, The Music Business podcast brings you the trends, tactics and insights from some of the world’s most innovative minds in music. Hosts Artist Manager Jordan Williams and Sam Hysell of NOX aren’t teachers, we’re entertainment industry professionals, drinkers, wannabe comedians and, most importantly, fans. Come learn and laugh with us.
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Music Business Podcast Sam Hysell & Jordan Williams

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Whether you’re an aspiring music business professional or a seasoned vet, every Thursday, The Music Business podcast brings you the trends, tactics and insights from some of the world’s most innovative minds in music. Hosts Artist Manager Jordan Williams and Sam Hysell of NOX aren’t teachers, we’re entertainment industry professionals, drinkers, wannabe comedians and, most importantly, fans. Come learn and laugh with us.
To learn more visit the musicbusinesspodcast.com or follow @musicbusinesspodcast , @samhysell , and @jordanchude on Instagram.

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    Season 1 Finale!

    Season 1 Finale!

    After 124 episodes, we are switching it up. We're putting a nice, big red bow on Season 1. Thank you all so much for the incredible support over the past 2 years and we are so so thankful for the amazing community that now surrounds the podcast and everything it stands for.
    This is our opportunity to reimagine and continue to level up how we operate, the conversations we have, the potential to organise events and come back like never before.
    BRB on September 23rd.
    Don't be a stranger.

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    • 2 min
    Using the Blog Era to Win in 2021 with Co-Founder of Closed Sessions Alexander Fruchter

    Using the Blog Era to Win in 2021 with Co-Founder of Closed Sessions Alexander Fruchter

    On this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we invite Alexander Fruchter aka DJ RTC. Born and raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, he has been a mainstay in Chicago’s Hip Hop community as a DJ, journalist, and label owner for close to 20 years. Fruchter is the founder of the significant underground Hip Hop blog rubyhornet, an accomplished DJ, and an Associate Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago. Fruchter is the founder of the indie Hip Hop label, Closed Sessions, and was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year” in 2016. He is a graduate of Indiana University, and currently lives in Humboldt Park. His most recent writing can be found at LL Cool’s Rock The Bells.
    Today, we talk about founding Closed Sessions and writing for rubyhornet in the height of the blog era, what today's music industry can learn from it when it comes to community building, branding, and more. This is a fun, informative episode and a moment nostalgia for anyone that was a part of the blogging community in the early 2010s. Even if you weren't, you'll get an idea of what it brought to today's industry by the episode's conclusion.
    Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.

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    • 54 min
    Providing Day One Support to Songwriters with VP, Creative, at BMI New York, Samantha Cox

    Providing Day One Support to Songwriters with VP, Creative, at BMI New York, Samantha Cox

    This week we talked with Vice President, Creative, BMI New York, Samantha Cox. Samantha is responsible for overseeing the Pop, Rock and Indie team based in BMI’s New York office. She is also responsible for scouting and signing new songwriters and publishers, and maintaining relationships with existing BMI affiliates worldwide. 
    Cox has additionally launched several successful programs including, BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters®, BMI Pick of the Month, the Annual BMI Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival.
    It was great to hear about her climb to her current role, how BMI invests in songwriters early in their careers, and how performance rights organizations operate within the music industry, and more.
    Learn more about BMI and the business of songwriting at the next BMI 101 event here: https://www.bmi.com/events/entry/58540
    Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.

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    • 42 min
    Building an International Non-Profit in Music with shesaid.so Founder + CEO Andreea Magdalina

    Building an International Non-Profit in Music with shesaid.so Founder + CEO Andreea Magdalina

    On today's episode of the Music Business Podcast, we interview shesaid.so Founder and Partnership Strategist Andreea Magdalina. Andreea is an experienced speaker on topics such as music and brand partnerships, business development, brand strategy, building community, marketing, and diversity & inclusion. She has spent the past 4 years working with creative agencies to develop digital-first content, technology products and strategic partnerships for global brands.
    As of May 2019, she is focusing on her role as CEO at shesaid.so in addition to consulting for music, technology and culture-forward clients. Partnerships she has previously worked on include clients such as YouTube Music, Instagram, Microsoft, Skype, Sonos, British Council to name a few.
    Today, we discuss the founding of shesaid.so, how it's grown internationally, what standing up for equality looks like in music, strategies for building community, questions to ask yourself when developing a strategic partnership, and more.
    As always, please leave a review and follow us on IG @musicbusnesspodcast. Let us know what you think of the episode in our discord at https://www.patreon.com/musicbusinesspodcast

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    • 50 min
    Developing Your Craft While Building Your Artist Business with Marc E. Bassy

    Developing Your Craft While Building Your Artist Business with Marc E. Bassy

    On today's episode of the Music Business Podcast, we interview artist and singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy. Since 2014, Bassy has grown his listenership to over five million monthly listeners on Spotify and has become an in-demand songwriter. His list of collaborations include Kehlani, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Hailee Steinfeld and more. He's additionally the founder of his own independent record label, New Gold Medal Records.
    On the episode, we discuss the process of building a business around his music, the dynamic between him and his manager, how he's grown as a songwriter and musician over his career, the role of collaborations, and more. We give you tactics and insights from the brightest business people in music and we're honored to have Marc as the most recent artist to shed more light on the business from an artist's perspective.
    As always, please leave a review and follow us on IG @musicbusnesspodcast. Let us know what you think of the episode in our discord at https://www.patreon.com/musicbusinesspodcast

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    • 43 min
    Trapital: Jonnyshipes on Cinematic Music Group, Indie Hip-Hop, and Building the Supreme for Music

    Trapital: Jonnyshipes on Cinematic Music Group, Indie Hip-Hop, and Building the Supreme for Music

    EPISODE SWAP TIME! This week, we are switching episodes with Dan Runcie's 'Trapital' Podcast.
    The episode with Jonnyshipes discusses establishing Cinematic, indie label deals, and how a label brands itself. Alongside this, it's a great example of how to manage personal branding and branding for businesses.
    Find out more info on Trapital Podcast here:
    https://trapital.co/pod/
    Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at https://musicbusinesspodcast.com/community to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Love this podcast and this latest episode with Shannon Herber was killer for behind the scenes at the Music Academy and then connecting to social justice. What a great conversation. Thank you!!

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Highly recommend

Love this podcast. Super informative. The interviews with label, management, and tech people are the best imo.

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My personal Review

Learn something new on every episode, this is like the music business cheat code literally lol

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