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The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 25-year industry veteran, Bob Bender talks to successful guests from every corner of the industry about their careers to discover the things they did right as well as the lessons they learned from any mistakes they made.
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The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 25-year industry veteran, Bob Bender talks to successful guests from every corner of the industry about their careers to discover the things they did right as well as the lessons they learned from any mistakes they made.
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    #118 - The Steps You Can Take To Be Your Own Manager

    #118 - The Steps You Can Take To Be Your Own Manager

    On this episode, we chat with Matt Allen who is one of the co-founders, and the Account Director with "The Famous Company" based out of London England. He shares how his company was born out of the frustration of artists who thought they needed a record deal, or a manager in order to be successful. The Famous Company provides a mentoring over management perspective, working with the artist, and showing them that one size does not fit all. They show you the steps you can take to be your own manager.
    The Famous Company is a globally recognized, boutique, music services agency. Since first launching in 2010, they’ve built a team of award-winning industry professionals who offer a range of high-end services for labels, managers and artists across the globe.
    Their mission is to serve the independent music sector with high-quality creative, mentoring and promotional services. As an established business, the mantra has always remained the same – to take great talent further and make great music.
    Over the last 10 years The Famous Company has assisted artists, managers and independent labels from London to Los Angeles, Sydney to Sheffield. Together, they've helped thousands of artists to launch a music career, secure airplay on international radio and TV stations, achieve millions of streams on Spotify, sign sync and licensing deals, and take the stage at high profile events including the London 2012 Olympics.
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Co-Produced & Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender 
    Co-Producer, Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video & Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Marketing & Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas
    Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).
    Mixed & Mastered at: Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    Music for this episode is provide by Phil Keaggy with his take on the Corona Virus titled "We All Live In A State of Quarantine".




     

    • 46 min
    #117 - Working The Major Tours - Past, Present, & Beyond

    #117 - Working The Major Tours - Past, Present, & Beyond

    Meet Ray Amico. A multi-faceted musician/composer/producer and studio engineer for over 30 years, at one time the guitar player in the legendary NY Bizarre-Core band, SIX AND VIOLENCE as well as a veteran Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Sound Engineer and Tour Accountant. Influenced by the band Devo at an early age, Ray started out working at A&M Studio, working on such projects as Celine Dion, Taylor Dayne, Mariah Carey, Cheap Trick, and many others.
    On this episode, we talk about what it takes working the major tours, where they've been, and what we can anticipate in the future once the Corona Virus pandemic isolation ends. Simply put, the past, present, and beyond of the working tour.
    Ray has toured with a wide diversity of artists, in multiple positions, from Toni Braxton to George Lopez, Sublime With Rome, The Cult,Ke$ha, DEVO, Fiona Apple, Jane’s Addiction, 2 Skinnee J’s, Jimmy Cliff, Zucchero, Panic! At The Disco, Dream Theater, “Weird Al” Yankovic, System Of A Down, Nancy Sinatra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Eric Johnson, Chic with Nile Rodgers, Beastie Boys, Sinead O’Connor, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jim Gaffigan, John Fogerty, Dane Cook, Smash Mouth as well as many, many others.
    He's also recorded an album titled "TYRANNOSAURUS RAY", called “The Never-Ending Battle Of Fear”, a compilation of Ray’s demos and recordings from all over the world.
    While living in Rome, Ray was introduced by a mutual friend to Eddie Zengeni, who along with Ray has a deep love, knowledge and fascination with Mob-related films such as “The Godfather” and “GoodFellas”, as well as a passion for all types of music. As roommates in Rome, along with Eddie’s wife, Emanuela, the three spent much of their time together performing music and digging deep into the film culture.
    While working for years as Tour & Production Manager for the band DEVO, Ray met his future wife Michelle, who was DEVO’s secretary at their MUTATO MUZIKA STUDIOS in LA. After moving back to the states, Ray married his loving wife Michelle in 2009, and adopted both of her children, Michael and Matthew.
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 
    Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Marketing & Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    Recorded at (when we're not practicing Social Distancing): The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN
    Mixed & Mastered at: Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    You can check out the organization that Ray discusses on the show at www.tourmgmt.org
    Cuts from Ray Amico's projects include:
    "Hardass" 
    "Susie Sunshine"

    • 39 min
    #116 - Building Brands Thru Sound

    #116 - Building Brands Thru Sound

    When you hear a soft drink can be opened and poured into a glass, do you think of a certain brand? Do the words "I'm Lovin' It" remind you of a particular fast-food chain? That's how you go about building brands through sound.
    In this episode, we talk with Sascha Darrock Davies who is the Agency Partners Director with DLMDD. We talk about the current musical climate, the golden era of recording and how it relied on performance and great songs, and how music continues to be an amazing resource, especially when it comes to helping and maintaining a corporate or consumer brand line. We discuss the technology of creating music and understanding when to use it.
    We also discuss with Sascha how he convinced recording artist James Blunt to jump off a cliff, and got the Foo Fighters covered in red paint in their music video.
    DLMDD is the world’s specialist sonic branding agency, crafting strategies and creating identities that communicate with audiences everywhere, and offers world-class music services, specializing in original composition and production, music supervision, and talent partnerships. In other words, they work with clients in how to go about building brands through sound.
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 
    Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Marketing & Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
    Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN
    Mixed & Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    Check out the music video titled "Lockdown Experiment" mentioned (and performed) in this podcast episode at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCjby3LEloI
    To see the video of the Foo Fighters being covered in red paint that we talk about on this show, go to:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjQ9tuuTJQ
    If you want to watch James Blunt jump off the cliff in his music video that Sascha discusses, go to:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofSnsGkops
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.

    • 36 min
    #115 - Is the Force Majeure Clause in the Contract the New Normal?

    #115 - Is the Force Majeure Clause in the Contract the New Normal?

    In this very special episode, we talk with Jack Forman who serves as Executive Vice President of BiCoastal Productions, the New York City-based concerts and theatrical booking agency. We talk about the Force Majeure Clause in contracts, an often-overlooked section where an actual "Act of God" situation can interrupt, postpone, cancel a show, or even an entire tour. With the current COVID-19 epidemic going on worldwide, it's affecting the music business on many levels, including the acts that Jack's agency is representing.
    We discuss what agents are having to do in order to keep tours alive, along with what are the new dates they're all looking at with regards to getting the bands back on the road.
    We also discuss what the future of the live music industry is going to be (with an estimated $12.2 billion in revenue in 2019).
    Are non-linear streaming platforms going to be the new way to be entertained? Are millennials becoming the "Netflix & Chill" society?
    Are shows going to become an interactive experience?
    What is the future of the booking agent?
    And ultimately is the Force Majeure clause in contracts going to be something all promoters and buyers look at with a whole new understanding.
    BiCoastal Productions roster includes Lee Rocker (of Stray Cats fame), Naturally 7, Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV (of Whose Line is it Anyway?), The Hit Men (Legendary Rock Supergroup), Scotland’s Red Hot Chilli Pipers and The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour. Originally spearheading the agency’s coverage of the Western United States, Jack now oversees the core agency staff and global touring strategy. He remains actively involved with industry organizations like the Western Arts Alliance (WAA), North American Performing Arts Managers and Artists (NAPAMA), and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).
    Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (an avid Packers fan) Jack attended Chicago’s Columbia College with a focus in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management while also working at The Windish Agency (now Paradigm) with Indie & Electronic music agents. After college, Jack was recruited to ICM Partners’ New York City branch in the Urban Concerts department and he would later join BiCoastal Productions, adding to the growing team led by Ron Gartner & Fran Heller. Jack currently lives in Long Branch, NJ with his wife, Shelly, and their baby girl, Jeanette.
    www.bicoastalproductions.com
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 
    Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN
    Mixed & Mastered at: Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    Our music today is provided my Marc Jordan
    "Wild Horses" off of his "Both Sides" CD Project
    www.marcjordan.com

    • 37 min
    #114 - The 7 Why Exercise to a Successful Career

    #114 - The 7 Why Exercise to a Successful Career

    Are you comfortable being a leader? Can you get up in front of a crowd and talk without your instrument in hand? You have to take control of our own personal development, and Judith Baker is on the show to explain how you can accomplish this by taking the 7 Why Exercise. It's not easy figuring out where you want to be in your career, or where your career is even headed. 
    Judith Baker, MBA, MIT, ITIL, is an award-winning and well-respected leader. Her expertise comes from a combination of education and career experience. A gifted speaker, singer, and songwriter, this military Veteran is no stranger to the podium or platform. Above all, as an entrepreneurial-minded strategic leader, Judith created LeBaker Music as a way to do what she loves to empower and help others by combining her skills in Leadership and Music.
    Judith provides services in the form of Keynote Concerts, custom Songwriting, and music for film & TV.  So what is a “Keynote Concert?” As a certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Judith does things refreshingly different. She combines music and speaking to create an experience instead of a lecture. Skilled at speaking, training, leading masterminds, and lunch-in-learns both in person or virtually, she will work with you to design what is best for your business needs. Part of this process is the 7 Why Exercise which she explains in this episode.
    Some of her clients include the U.S. Army, The State of TN, the Medical University of South Carolina, Trevecca University, Boise State University, The National Safety Council, the American Red Cross, A Soldiers Child Foundation, and numerous corporate events.
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 
    Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN
    Mixed & Mastered at: Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
     

    • 32 min
    #113 - Be The Best You, You Can Be

    #113 - Be The Best You, You Can Be

    On this special episode #113-Be The Best You, You Can Be we chat with Zach Farnum, founder of 117 Entertainment Group about everything from the ramifications of the Corona Virus on the entertainment industry, to what it is like to work with a legendary artist who is still touring in spite of a debilitating stroke. Zach also shares with us on what is a successful independent artist, what it takes to get good press in major publications, and the team it takes to help take your career to the next level.
    117 Entertainment Group (www.117group.com) is a multi-faceted entertainment firm specializing in publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events, and brands as well as artist management and development. Their unique approach centers around the artist as a brand, utilizing new and traditional outreach methods, taking full advantage of broad opportunities to influence and stretch results beyond expectations. 117 represents legendary personalities mainly in country, rock and roll and classic rock genres as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming musicians. Founded by Zach Farnum, the group is one of the fastest-rising companies in Nashville and recognized by industry professionals across the country with a major presence in New York and Los Angeles. Enjoy Show #113-Be The Best You, You Can Be.
    The Business Side of Music ™
    © 2020 Beyond the Music
    Produced & Hosted by Bob Bender 
    Creator & Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
    Audio Engineer (one really cool guy): Jim Tennaboe
    Director of Video (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
    Lighting Director (the inventor of video): Mark Pleasant
    Recorded at: The Coffee House and Underground Bunker in Franklin, TN
    Mixed & Mastered at  Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
    Website: businesssideofmusic.com 
    Stream or Download (free) businesssideofmusic.com 
    To submit to be interviewed: musicpodcast@mail.com
    Sponsorship information businesssideofmusic.com/sponsor-affiliate/
    Join our mailing list for show announcements, career advice, industry discounts, free gifts and more.  Like Free
    Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy.
    For our disclaimer and all its details, please click on the applicable link on our website.
    www.kalieshorr.com
    www.jamesrobertwebb.com
     
     

    • 37 min

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