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Protect Yourself Don’t Allow Your Manager to Have Sole Access to Your Distribution Account
28:43
Get control and access to everything related to your career… today! We are going to say it AGAIN! Get control and access to everything related to your career… today! We share a real story of a musician’s ex-manager who deleted their CD Baby account and all worldwide distribution for their most recent album. This happened […]
Sep 20, 2019
We Read and Dissect a Spotify Playlist Promotion Pitch Letter
36:43
Spotify playlist promotion offers, we see them all the time, maybe you do as well. These are becoming as frequent as website SEO offers. In this episode we read the actual Spotify playlist promotion proposal, dissect it and point out various red flags. Music Biz Weekly podcast listeners can go to http://www.Bandzoogle.com to try it […]
Sep 13, 2019
Stuart Epps Has Worked with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman, Paul Rogers and More!
55:35
Stuart Epps has toured America with Elton John, produced and engineered records for Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Bill Wyman and Paul Rodgers and is now focusing on the Next Generation of up-and-coming artists. Stuart shares his stories along with great insight and advice to recording, the roles of a producer and engineer and so much […]
Sep 06, 2019
BeatChain, Bringing All the Tools and Data Musicians Need Into One App
44:46
We are joined this week by Ben Mendoza, CEO of BeatChain. BeatChain brings all the tools and data musicians need into one app. With the right tools and guidance, you can build a supportive fanbase, who get everything direct from you: your tracks, content, tickets and merchandise. Beatchain was founded to bring all those tools […]
Aug 30, 2019
Apple Music for Artists and Spotify for Artists, We Look at Both
37:59
This week we look at both Apple Music for Artists and Spotify for Artists. Apple Music for Artists is now out of beta and open to everyone. This week we look at both Apple Music for Artists and Spotify for Artists. Why you need too using. How to use them. How to signup. Jay wrote […]
Aug 23, 2019
Facebook Video vs. YouTube Video How to Release Your Music Video to Both Channels
31:41
This week we discuss why you should release your video to both YouTube and Facebook One of the most common questions we get asked by clients and even non-clients is… I have a new music should I release it to both YouTube and Facebook? This week we discuss why you should release your video to […]
Aug 17, 2019
Why You Need to Double Check that your Distributor Successfully Uploaded Your Music
34:06
Jay and Michael share some real world experience as to why you need to double check your distributor every time you release music. Music Biz Weekly podcast listeners can go to http://www.Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and use the promo code “musicbizweekly” to get 15% off the first year of any subscription […]
Aug 09, 2019
We Answer Your Questions About Pressing Vinyl with Tony van Veen from the DIY Media Group
54:45
Tony van Veen the CEO of DIY Media joins us this week. DIY Media is home to such leading brands as BookBaby, Disc Makers, and Merchly, which service tens of thousands of authors, artists, and other rights holders every year in the fast growing fields of book self-publishing, physical media manufacturing, and custom garment printing. […]
Aug 02, 2019
The Feature.FM Marketing Toolbox
42:39
We are joined by Michael Sherman Director of Business Development at feature.fm. Feature.fm builds smart marketing, advertising, and analytics tools for the music industry, making it easy for artists and labels to promote their music to the right audience. Feature.fm’s self-serve ad platform allows you to advertise your music to your target audience through unique […]
Jul 26, 2019
Tactics for strategically setting up a release with Guest Amber Horsburgh
38:02
Tactics for strategically setting up a release with Amber Horsburgh This week we talk with AMBER HORSBURGH about strategically setting up a release by reviewing tactics in her two amazing resources: Amber Horsburgh’s Music Marketers Toolbox – http://bit.ly/32BvB0q Deep Cuts ‘Bases Get Aces’ Music Marketing Checklist – http://bit.ly/2JStyww Subscribe to Amber’s newsletter Deep Cuts – […]
Jul 22, 2019
Attorney Chris Castle Talks About What is Happening at Pledgemusic
58:42
Attorney Chris Castle sits down with us to talk about what is happening at Pledgemusic. Chris gives us his insight into when this started, why it may have happened, what could happen, we talk bankruptcy and administration. We ask Chris what should artists and fans do right now. While we still wait for Pledgemusic to […]
Jul 12, 2019
Our Favorite Tools… Canva, Wave Video, Linkfire, Linktree, Fiverr and Appsumo
42:39
This week Michael and Jay talk about some of their favorite and most used tools.. Including: Appsumo, Fiverr, Canva, Wave Video, Linkfire and Linktree. Music Biz Weekly podcast listeners can go to http://www.Bandzoogle.com to try it free for 30 days, and use the promo code “musicbizweekly” to get 15% off the first year of any […]
Jul 05, 2019
Bandzoogle Launches a Crowdfunding Platform
43:43
Dave Cool from Bandzoogle sits down with us this week Dave Cool from Bandzoogle sits down with us this week to discuss Bandzoogle’s brand new crowdfunding feature. Dave also updates on so many of the recent enhancements to the Bandzoogle platform. Built by musicians for musicians, Bandzoogle is an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to […]
Jun 21, 2019
What You Should NEVER Say to Your Fans
31:38
This week we discuss a official statement Vinnie Vincent This week we discuss a official statement Vinnie Vincent, former KISS guitarist, posted and why you should NEVER post something like this. Why you should NEVER talk to your fans like this. Why you should have someone else be the bad guy when dealing with your […]
Jun 14, 2019
Bruce Houghton Talks About What the Future Holds for Hypebot and Bandsintown
40:32
Bruce Houghton sits down with us this week to discuss the Bandsintown purchase of Hypebot. How did it happen? What does this mean for Bruce and Hypebot? What does Bandsintown have planned for the future.     Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about […]
Jun 07, 2019
Soundfly Online Music Courses with a Human Touch
33:24
Jeremy Young from Soundfly joins us. Join Soundfly for one of their six-week, interactive courses and get the hands-on support of an industry professional dedicated to your growth and development as a musician. Jeremy is a music business guru who has toured three continents and loves giving advice to young, emerging bands. He writes music […]
May 31, 2019
URSA Music The Next Generation Music Streaming is Here
44:56
We are excited about the potential of this new streaming service. We sit down and talk with Christopher Jones and Chad Royce the co-founders of URSA Music. URSA is the only streaming service that features extensive Artist-controlled profiles, including Music, Photos, Videos, Tour Dates, Bios, and more, all in one place. Ursa’s mission to frame […]
May 24, 2019
Set Realistic Expectations and Goals for Your Next Release
20:02
Jay and Michael discuss why you need to set realistic expectations and goals for any project you are working on. It’s your very first release, thinking that Rolling Stone will review is not realistic. You can’t sell out a show in your home town, touring Europe probably isn’t too realistic.   Visit Hypebot for music […]
May 17, 2019
PledgeMusic to Enter Administration as Sale Falls Through
32:35
We discuss the news that it appears PledgeMusic is entering Administration, the equivalent of bankruptcy.   What does this mean? Our reactions? Is there an opportunity for someone to fill this space with a new service?   Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about […]
May 10, 2019
Paste Magazine Acquires Noisetrade, We Speak with Editor In Chief Josh Jackson
32:51
This week we are joined Paste Magazine Editor In Chief Josh Jackson who discusses Paste’s recent acquisition of Noisetrade.   What are Paste’s plans for Noisetrade? Will they integrate Noisetrade into Paste and Daytrotter?   Visit http://www.noisetrade.com and http://www.pastemagazine.com   Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking […]
May 03, 2019
Don’t Get Caught in the Set It and Forget It Trap
30:18
Don’t fall into the trap of setting something up and forgetting about it. So many artists forget to change bios, links, call to actions, photos after an album or tour cycle. We also discuss some tips we learned from speaking with YouTube… setting up your video name, description, keywords and a custom thumbnail. Did you […]
Apr 26, 2019
It’s Friday & You Just Dropped Your New Release, Now What Do You Do?
10:17
You have a marketing plan leading up to your new release, but… do you have a plan on what you are going to do after it is released? Sadly many small labels significantly cut back their marketing efforts once the album is out. It is YOUR job to keep the album alive and active. It […]
Apr 12, 2019
Ari Herstand – Digital Distributors, Spotify Listeners and More!
43:37
Ari Herstand returns this week and we discussed the following articles: 1. CD BABY, TUNECORE, DISTROKID, AWAL, DITTO…WHO IS THE BEST DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY FOR MUSIC https://aristake.com/post/cd-baby-tunecore-ditto-mondotunes-zimbalam-or 2. HOW THIS ARTIST GREW TO 500,000 MONTHLY SPOTIFY LISTENERS WITHOUT PLAYLISTS https://aristake.com/post/500000-spotify-listeners  Ari is the author of ‘How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical […]
Apr 05, 2019
Music, Money & Success in the Music Business with Jeff and Todd Brabec
44:04
The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business is the industry bible and the ultimate guide to making money in the music business. Music is a business of money, contracts, decisions and making the most of every opportunity. To succeed—to make money—to have a career—you have to know what you are doing in […]
Mar 29, 2019
Bob Nalbandian Discusses Band Vs Brand
44:34
Bob Nalbandian joins us this week to discuss his new documentary Band Vs. Brand. BAND VS BRAND is a feature length documentary film focusing on the current state of the music business and on how “the brand” of a rock group, in many cases, has more power than the band members themselves.   Visit Hypebot […]
Mar 15, 2019
Measuring Return on Investment & Defining Success in the Music Business
34:57
This week we discuss a question sent in by one of our listeners, Ashworth Wiltshire. Ashworth asks, “Can you guys talk about another dirty subject, Return On Investment (as related to the budget).” We added in a discussion on defining success since that is related to ROI.   Visit Hypebot for music business news and […]
Mar 08, 2019
Streaming, PledgeMusic, Smart Speakers & Podcasts with Bruce from Hypebot
44:14
Bruce Houghton from Hypebot.com sits down with us this week. We hit a number of current topics including: the big three record labels making $19 million a day from streaming, the current issues with PledgeMusic and how we might see this ending, smart speakers and the future of podcasting. Rolling Stone article mentioned: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/musics-big-three-labels-19-million-a-day-from-streaming-798749/   […]
Mar 01, 2019
Do You Understand Your Recording Contract?
43:22
Mark Tavern joins us this week to discuss his recent article… Blueface Doesn’t Understand His Record Deal. Do You? If you’re an artist, you need to understand what the contracts say and what their implications are. Signing a record deal is a major accomplishment. As an artist, having company support can make your career. But […]
Feb 22, 2019
If You Aren’t Posting Your Pre-Order Link You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy
13:26
If You Aren’t Posting Your Pre-Order Link You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy. Posting everyday to promote your new release is great, but if you aren’t posting a pre-order link you are making your fans jump through hoops to purchase… make it simple!   Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If […]
Feb 15, 2019
The Importance of Having a Budget for Your Next Release
30:55
Nobody likes to talk about money, except how much money are they going to make. This week we discuss that dirty word… BUDGETS! Nobody likes to talk about money, except how much money are they going to make. Well, you need to have a budget, you need to have an idea of how much money […]
Feb 08, 2019
Producer Michael Beinhorn on the Importance of Pre-Production
30:23
One of only a handful of producers to have two separate recordings debut in Billboard’s Top Ten in the same week The Grammy-nominated music producer Michael Beinhorn has played a pivotal role in the making of many of the top records of the last four decades. Some of his production credits include work on watershed […]
Feb 01, 2019
If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy
16:32
If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy You need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. How to monetize your videos on Youtube. Who can monetize your videos on Youtube. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking […]
Jan 18, 2019
5 Basic Tips: Preparing to Release New Music
32:17
This week we discuss a article Jay wrote for Soultracks.com, 5 Basic Tips: Preparing to Release New Music Let’s assume that you’ve recorded great music. Pick a focus track. Ask people you trust which song it should be. You’re no longer competing against local artists in your city and state. Today, with partners like Spotify, […]
Jan 11, 2019
Our 2019 Predictions for the Music Business
44:46
We kick off 2019 with our predictions for the music business for the next year. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with marketing needs message him with the contact form. If you like the podcast I ask that […]
Jan 04, 2019
2018, We Look Back at the Good and the Bad in the Music Industry
43:43
Last podcast for 2018 and we thought we would look back at the year and comment on things that excited us and things that disappointed us. Plus what are we looking forward to in 2019. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he […]
Dec 28, 2018
Manage All Your Assets and Report Your Setlists Online with Muzooka.com
34:16
Muzooka is where artists and their teams manage their own media assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. Manage your assets, report your setlists. Muzooka is where artists and their teams manage their own media assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. They also automate the process for live setlist reporting to Performing […]
Dec 21, 2018
Select a Project Manager and Stop Meeting by Committee
29:29
Don’t get sucked into the hole of wanting everyone around to always be on a phone call, on a email, in a meeting. This week we discuss the pitfalls of holding conference calls and meetings with groups of people and not having a single point of contact who is responsible for managing your project. Don’t […]
Dec 14, 2018
What To Do and Not To Do When Working with a Producer, with Reto Peter
42:32
Reto Peter who has been actively engineering and producing music for 20 years at prestigious studios. You are going into the studio for the first time with a producer, are you ready? We are joined by Reto Peter who has been actively engineering and producing music for 20 years at prestigious studios in Boston, New […]
Dec 07, 2018
Your New Album is Released in One Week, What Should You Be Doing?
9:19
What should you be doing a week before your album is released? Michael is flying solo this week as Jay had something come up at the last minute. Today Michael is preparing for his client Jason Becker’s album release on December 7th. So, what should you be doing a week before your album is released? […]
Dec 01, 2018
The Basics of SEO and How to Not Get Scammed
41:50
We bring the topic of SEO down to a level that we all understand. This week we tackle the topic of SEO, Search Engine Optimization. What is SEO and how is it different than SEM, Search Engine Marketing. What makes up good SEO. What is black hat SEO, what question should you ask a SEO […]
Nov 16, 2018
This Is Not a Marketing Plan for Your Next Release
29:14
Why it is so important that you have a real plan, not a bunch of tools. Do you have a marketing plan? I have a marketing plan! Do you really have one? A Playlist Is Not A Marketing Plan. A record label is not a marketing plan. A digital distributor is not a marketing plan. […]
Nov 02, 2018
The Major Label Machine with Dave Lopez from Flipsyde
41:52
The Ups And Downs Of Being A Major Push On A Major Label Dave Lopez lead guitarist from the band Flipsyde joins us to share the band’s story of being discovered and signed by Jimmy Iovine to Interscope Records.How one song got them discovered and signed. Looking back 13 years later Dave shares the ups […]
Oct 26, 2018
Spotify Invests in DistroKid, We Have Many Questions
34:06
Spotify Makes A Minority Investment In DistroKid A couple weeks ago Spotify announced you would be able to upload your music directly to Spotify. This week it was announced Spotify is making a minority investment in the distribution service DistroKid and you would be able to upload your music to Spotify and distribute it to […]
Oct 19, 2018
If It’s Too Good To Be True, It Is
29:19
There Is No Shortcut To Success. This week it is all about… BEWARE! There are lots of experts, lots of people who have figured IT out. People with guaranteed methods to get there faster. This week it is all about the old saying… if it’s too good to be true, it is. There is no […]
Oct 12, 2018
Monetize Your Fanbase and Launch a Mobile Fan Club with GigRev
33:03
A White Label Solution For Building A Mobile Fan Club. Kevin Brown from GigRev joins us this week to talk about their white label solution for building a mobile fan club that easily allows bands to monetize their fans online. With a fan community mobile and desktop platform, you can connect with your fans like […]
Oct 06, 2018
Bandzoogle Provides the Tools for All Your Website Needs
30:07
Need a Website for Your Band? Check out Bandzoogle! This week we are joined by Stacey Bedford, newly named CEO of Bandzoogle. Bandzoogle is an online platform which provides tools for musicians to build a professional website, promote their music, and sell direct-to-fan for a flat monthly fee. It includes a built-in store, mailing list […]
Sep 28, 2018
Upload Your Music Directly to Spotify, What Does this Mean to the Artists
49:21
You Can Now Upload Your Music Directly to Spotify Bruce Houghton from Hypebot sits down with us this week and the first thing we discuss is the just announced news from Spotify that artists will be able to upload their own music directly to the service. What does this mean? What about Soundcloud? What about […]
Sep 22, 2018
This Week INgrooves on Why You Need to Be on Streaming Services
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What is Important When Pitching Your Music We are joined by Taylor Blasko, Label Development from INgrooves. Taylor discusses what makes INgrooves different from other distributors. What is important when pitching your music. Why you need to be on streaming services… and so much more! Visit www.ingrooves.com Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. […]
Sep 07, 2018
We All Need Free Help at Times, Understand the Limitations and Issues of Free Help
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You Get What You Pay For When You Use Free Help This week we discuss free help. Everyone at one point or another has used free help. Often it is your only option for help. But, you need understand the issues that go along with free help. Don’t end up in the situation that you […]
Aug 31, 2018
Level the Playing Field of Knowledge for Music & Technology
35:01
How are Smart Speakers Changing the Music Industry Cherie Hu joins us this week. Cherie is entrepreneurial journalist passionate about documenting and propelling innovation in music, media and entertainment. In September 2017, she received the Reeperbahn Festival’s inaugural award for Music Business Journalist of the Year. Here’s what Cherie is working on now: Columns for […]
Aug 17, 2018
Rocket Songs the Original Song Marketplace, How To License Your Finished Songs to Be Covered
35:34
How To License Your Finished Songs to Be Covered? Today’s guest Jonathan Stone, Rocket Songs is the Original Song Marketplace. They are looking to disrupt and democratize the closely held music publishing game. Music publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been mostly undisrupted by the info-tech revolution. As you probably know, for every […]
Aug 10, 2018
Do You Know All Your Passwords and Who Has Access to Your Accounts?
24:29
Who Has Access to All Your Social Media Accounts? This week we discuss some real experiences we have had over the years with artists. Do you know all your passwords, to all your many accounts? We bet you don’t. Do you know everyone who has access to all your accounts? We bet you don’t. We […]
Aug 03, 2018
Kevin Breuner Talks About CD Baby’s 2018 DIY Musician Conference
38:44
The Music Convention Designed for the DIY Musician We are joined this week by Kevin Breuner to talk about the DIY Musician Conference. This summer, the DIY Musician Conference makes its way to Nashville once more! August 24-26th marks CD Baby’s 4th annual conference. Taking place at the Omni Nashville, CD Baby expects another standing-room […]
Jul 13, 2018
The Fan Pyramid, How to Identify The Five Levels of Being a Fan and Engage With Them
48:25
The Number One Thing Your Fans Want is Recognition This week we discuss the five levels of fandom and how to reach them. Think of your fans as a pyramid with your most devoted and loyal fans at the top. The number one things your fans want is recognition. They want to know you recognize […]
Jul 06, 2018
Genius is the Lyric Community You Need to Be Part Of!
32:56
The Best Lyrics Community Online This week we are joined by Ben Gross, Genius’s Chief Strategy Officer from Genius.com. The Genius community has grown into an influential force of over 2 million contributors, editors, and musicians who sign up to discuss and deconstruct their favorite songs with fans all around the world. As a result […]
Jun 29, 2018
David Turner Discusses the Business of Streaming Music
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The Problems with Streaming Services Being Gamed This week we are joined by David Turner, author of the newsletter Penny Fractions. David joins us in a discussion about the business of streaming music, the issues to data standardization and the problems with the services being gamed. Subscribe to David’s newsletter at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/pennyfractions Visit Hypebot for […]
Jun 22, 2018
Self Service Playlist Promotion with Crosshair Music
31:10
How to Submit Your Music to Spotify Playlist Owners Garrison Snell CEO of Crosshair Music and Gyrosity Projects joins us this week to discuss their self-service platform, Crosshair Music, for submitting your music to playlists and influencers. The mission of Crosshair Music is to affordably connect musicians directly to the playlist curators and social influencers […]
Jun 15, 2018
Jay Jay French from Twisted Sister Gives Us a Dose of Reality About the Music Business
40:08
Jay Jay French from Twisted Sister gives us a dose of reality about the music business. French is most famous for his role as the founding member and one of the guitarists of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Since his first performances with Twisted Sister, French has played more than 9000 concert performances. Being […]
Jun 08, 2018
Music Industry Veteran Bobby Owsinski Talks Music, Marketing and Recording
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Music industry veteran Bobby Owsinski joins us this week to talk about music streaming, smart speakers, recording and the general state of the music industry. Visit www.BobbyOwsinski.com https://www.soultracks.com/opinion-cr-spotify-soul-jazz Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with marketing needs message […]
Jun 01, 2018
Does Streaming Need a New Model for Paying Artists?
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Are the Streaming Services a Level Playing Field for Artists? This week we are joined by Chris Rizik from SoulTracks.com. This episode centers around a article Chris wrote “Spotify could kill Jazz, Soul and Classical music. Really.” You can read the article at https://www.soultracks.com/opinion-cr-spotify-soul-jazz Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you […]
May 25, 2018
Inside the Business of Music Licensing, Placements and Samples with Deborah Mannis-Gardner
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Inside the Business of Music Licensing, Placements and Samples. This week we dig into Music Licensing, Placements and Samples with Deborah Mannis-Gardner. Deborah Mannis-Gardner is the go-to expert for global music rights clearances, whether for samples for recordings; song usage in movies, television, and video games; or innovative applications such as the history of hip-hop […]
May 11, 2018
If All Your Social Media Posts Are About Selling Don’t Be Shocked When Your Fans Stop Talking
11:51
It Is Time to Stop Selling to Your Fans! Technical issues with Skype forced us to call a audible with today’s guest. Today Jay shares another you need help with your online strategy. If All Your Posts Are About Selling Don’t Be Shocked When Your Fans Stop Talking Visit Hypebot for music business news and […]
Apr 27, 2018
Nick Tieder from Frontiers Music, Your Biggest Problem is Indifference
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Frontiers Music Tells Us What Artists Can Do To Help Get Signed Nick Tieder, General Manager North America Frontiers Music sits down with The Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. We cover a broad range of topics from music streaming, touring, social media, what artists can do to help take their career to the next […]
Apr 20, 2018
New Mobile App Gigroad, Airbnb for Concerts, Connecting Artists with Fans and Places to Play
35:39
Need Help Booking Your Shows? Gigroad Might Be the Answer! This week we are joined by Mark Mckelvie from Gigroad. Gigroad is something like Airbnb for concerts, connecting artists with fans and places to play. Venues on Gigroad may be professional, but they may also be just about anywhere, which enables artists to create gigs […]
Apr 13, 2018
We Answer Your Questions About Email Marketing Best Practices We Speak With FanBridge.com
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We Answer Your Questions About Email Marketing Best Practices Scott Englund General Manager of FanBridge.com joins us this week to discuss email marketing. We discuss why you need a email list even now with all the various social networks. Why you shouldn’t be sending out email blasts using your Gmail account. How does FanBridge differ […]
Mar 30, 2018
Guiding Your Music Career Through the Evolving Music Landscape
45:36
Better Understanding of the Music Business Comes from Education We are joined by CandyShop Management co-founders, John Mathiason and Antony Bland. Johan and Antony share some great insight on how they have been able to pivot and guide the finances and careers of their artists through the ever evolving landscape of music revenue streams. They […]
Mar 23, 2018
Social Media Marketing 101: Content Calendars, How to Post & What to Do and What Not to Do
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The Basics of Social Media Marketing, What to Do and What Not to Do. Katie Guastini from Blue Biscuit Digital to discuss the basics… Social Media Marketing 101. With 10 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, and the ever-changing landscape, Katie has worked both on the agency side, as a director of social media, […]
Mar 15, 2018
Don’t Panic the New Facebook Algorithm Isn’t the End of Your Page
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How To Get Your Fans to Comment on Your Facebook Posts Lori Lewis, VP Social Media for Cumulus Media and Westwood One, joins us to discuss the new Facebook newsfeed algorithm. Lori wrote a article for AllAccess.com called Let’s Be Clear – Comments Are The New Likes, you can read it at https://www.allaccess.com/merge/archive/27844/let-s-be-clear—comments-are-the-new-likes We discuss […]
Mar 09, 2018
Buy and Sell Music Rights and Copyrights with Royalty Exchange
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How Songwriters Can Buy and Sell their Music Copyrights We are joined by Antony Bruno from Royalty Exchange. We discuss how songwriters can buy and sell their music rights and copyrights. Artists turn to Royalty Exchange to raise money and take control of their financial future. They connect them with private investors through the world’s […]
Feb 23, 2018
Brian Slagel from Metal Blade Records, Advice for Bands Looking to Get Signed
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Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records Discusses the Importance of Streaming This week we are joined by Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records. Brian shares his thoughts on the importance of social media and how important is social media when considering a band for a record deal. We talk about bands having to pay […]
Feb 16, 2018
What Symphonic Distribution Can Do To Help Your Career
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What Does Your Music Distributor Do For You? This week Janette Berrios, Director of Marketing from Symphonic Distribution talks about indie distribution and artist services like playlist pitching, sync licensing, youtube and educating indie artists. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he […]
Feb 09, 2018
What is Your Story? Releasing a New Album is NOT a Story! The Ins and Outs of Biographies, Press Releases and Press Kits
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What is Your Story? Releasing a New Album is NOT a Story! This week we discuss with Wade Sutton the importance of your biography, press releases and a press kit. What should and shouldn’t be part of each one. Wade Sutton is the founder of Rocket to the Stars, an artist services record label with […]
Feb 02, 2018
Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger Talks About The Role of a Manager
43:15
What Is The Role of a Band Manager? We speak with Darrin Pfeiffer, manager of country recording artist Ryan Sims. Darrin is a musician, record producer, band manager and radio personality (Dangerous Darrin show). He has played drums in the pop punk bands Goldfinger, Punk Rock Karaoke and Sum 41. Darrin talks about the current […]
Jan 19, 2018
Using SubmitHub to Submit Your Music to Blogs, Labels & Playlists
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How to Submit Your Own Music to Blogs and Playlists For the first episode of 2018 we are joined by Jason Grishkoff from SubmitHub.com. Jason shares with us how SubmitHub was born out of a need for managing submission to his own music blog, Indie Shuffle. We discuss how SubmitHub works and how artists can […]
Jan 12, 2018
Intelligent URLs and landing pages for your release using Linkfire
26:08
Why You Need a Landing Page for Your Next Release Linkfire co-founder Jeppe Faurfelt discusses intelligent URLs and landing pages for your release. For more information visit https://linkfire.com Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with marketing needs message him […]
Dec 22, 2017
Sponsored Songs and Spotify Pre-Saves with Feature.FM
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How You Can Add a Sponsored Song to Streaming Services We are joined by Daniel Sander, Head of Business Development & Marketing at Feature.FM. We discuss two of Feature.FMs most exciting features; sponsored songs in streaming services and Spotify pre-saves. Feature.fm is a native song advertising network through which artists can promote their songs inside […]
Dec 15, 2017
Do You Have a Plan to Wrap Up Your Marketing After Your Tour or Album is Over?
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Don’t Leave Old Tour or Album Promotion Assets Up After They Are Over We have discussed plans to market and promote your album or tour. Plans for your downtime. But… do you have a plan for when your tour ends or your album has run it’s course? To clean up and remove messaging that is […]
Dec 08, 2017
How to Monetize Your Live Show with VNUE and SET.FM
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How to Record Your Live Show and Sell Them to Your Fans This week we are joined by Zach Bair from VNUE to learn how artists of any size can monetize their live shows using VNUE and SET.FM VNUE is a music technology company dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, […]
Dec 01, 2017
Seth Godin Let These Six Words Guide You, People Like Us Do Things Like This
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Every Musician Needs to Spend 30 Minutes and Listen to Seth Godin. This week we are joined by Seth Godin. So much great information is discussed, that every single musician, big or small, can use. This is MUST listen episode. Let these six words guide you, People like us do things like this SETH GODIN […]
Nov 17, 2017
Mixcloud, Redefining Radio
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Mixcloud is the leading digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike. We are joined by Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud. We discuss with Nico how musicians can use Mixcloud to promote their music. Mixcloud is the leading digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike.They connect […]
Nov 10, 2017
Ep. 303 The Recording Academy District Advocate Day
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Advocates for the Recording Academy Meet with Congressional Representatives This week we are joined by Daryl Friedman, the Recording Academy’s Chief Industry, Government and Member Relations Officer. Daryl discusses the Recording Academy District Advocate Day. This is the nation’s largest grassroots movement for music. During the day of action Recording Academy members across the country […]
Nov 03, 2017
How to Break Into the Music Business
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Bruce Houghton and Michael Brandvold Discuss How to Break Into the Music Business Jay is off this week so we are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. We switch hats this week and Bruce interviews Michael… about his history, how he broke into the music business, creating new revenue streams for artists, biggest mistakes he […]
Oct 27, 2017
Spotify Playlist Pitching System and New Spotify Artists Mobile App
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Spotify Launches a New System for Pitching to a Playlist This week we discuss some Spotify news. Spotify releases a mobile app for Spotify Artists so you can now access all your Spotify data from your mobile device. And… Spotify announces a new playlist pitching system for major and independent labels. SPOTIFY LAUNCHES NEW PLAYLIST-PITCHING […]
Oct 20, 2017
What is BlockChain and How Can BlockChain Help Musicians
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How can BlockChain help musicians? This week we are joined by Mo Jalloh Co-founder of Zimrii Music to discuss BlockChain technology. We answer the question what is BlockChain in the simplest terms possible. How can BlockChain help musicians. What the challenges that BlockChain is facing. The emerging use of BlockChain Technology is an area that […]
Oct 06, 2017
Ep. 299 How to Pitch to a Spotify Playlist with Ari Herstand
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How you can pitch your music to Spotify playlists. This week we are joined by Ari Herstand. Ari talks about the different kinds of playlists you will find on Spotify. How labels and managers pitch to Spotify. We discuss third party services you can hire to pitch your music to playlists. And… if you don’t […]
Sep 29, 2017
Maybe You Should Think More About Selling the Experience Rather Than the Music for Your Next Release
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Gene Simmons Masters Selling the Experience and Not the Music. Is music becoming more about the experience than the music itself? It seems Gene Simmons of KISS might have just cracked the code on how to sell music. You don’t sell the music, you sell the experience of buying the music. With the announcement of […]
Sep 22, 2017
Ep. 297 The Evolution of VIP Meet & Greet Programs
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VIP Meet & Greet Programs Should Be Part of Your Revenue Model We are joined by Ed Meehan the CEO of Wonderful Union. Over the last 10 years, Wonderful Union has explored new possibilities within the field of fan engagement and community development, VIP ticketing initiatives, fan club management, direct-to-consumer merchandising (DTC) and content promotion […]
Sep 17, 2017
Can You Answer This Question? What Is Your Vision?
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What is your vision? What is your goal? Before you do anything else can you answer this question? What is your vision? What is your goal? Answering this question will drive everything else you do. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he […]
Sep 01, 2017
How to Prevent Failure by Managing Your Expectations
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Make sure your expectations are realistic when you are approaching your next project or release. Expectations, do have them? Do have realistic expectations? Do you consider if your expectations can be met? Make sure your expectations are realistic when you are approaching your next project or release. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. […]
Aug 25, 2017
Don’t Ignore the Importance of the College Market
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The importance of the college market… college radio, performances at colleges, college media and more. This week we discuss the importance of the college market… college radio, performances at colleges, college media and more. Why you should not ignore the college and how you can use colleges to build your story. Visit Hypebot for music […]
Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 293 Marketing a Instant Gratification Track vs. Complete My Album
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Instant Gratification Tracks Need to Be Part of Your Digital Release Strategy This week we discuss the difference between a Instant Gratification Track and Complete My Album. One is for promoting a pre-order and one is for a post release sale. Why you should always consider using a Instant Gratification Track as part of your […]
Aug 13, 2017
Continuing Your Music Education with Berklee College Of Music and BerkleeOnline
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Continuing your education in the fast changing music business we are living in. This week we are joined by Mike King, VP of Enrollment Marketing and Management at Berklee College of Music and course author at BerkleeOnline and Carin Nuernberg, Berklee VP of Online Education. Mike and Carin discuss the courses offered at the Berklee […]
Aug 05, 2017
The Key Elements that Make a Successful VIP Ticket Program
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Where have VIP programs gone wrong, what to avoid if you want a successful VIP program. The week we are joined by Ron Young from Little Caesar. We discuss VIP ticket experiences. Where have VIP programs gone wrong, what to avoid if you want a successful VIP program. The key elements that make a successful […]
Jul 28, 2017
Ep. 290 Steve Knopper Discusses His Updated Book “Appetite For Self-Destruction”
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Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age This week Jay flies solo and is joined by Steve Knopper. Steve discusses his updated book “Appetite For Self-Destruction”. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do […]
Jul 17, 2017
The Evolution of PledgeMusic from Crowdfunding to Retail
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Every Artist Should Have a PledgeMusic Profile. We are joined by Bryan Mead from PledgeMusic. Bryan talks about how PledgeMusic has evolved over the years, from starting out as a traditional crowdfunding platform to a business today that is more like a online store for artists selling pre-orders and much more. Bryan also shares where […]
Jul 07, 2017
How to Manage Your New Release Across Multiple Territories
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How to manage the challenges of releasing your music across multiple territories. This week The Music Biz Weekly podcast tackles the problem of releasing your music in multiple territories. How to manage a release across multiple territories. The obstacles and hurdles you might encounter. What you can do to stay in control of multiple territories […]
Jun 30, 2017
Bruce Houghton Interviews Richard Burgess from A2IM
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Hypebot’s Bruce Houghton interviewing Richard Burgess from A2IM at the Music Biz Conference. This week we present a special episode featuring Hypebot’s Bruce Houghton interviewing Richard Burgess from A2IM at the Music Biz Conference. Richard James Burgess is an English-born New Zealand studio drummer, music-computer programmer, recording artist, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and […]
Jun 16, 2017
Ep. 286 Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides Talks About Music Streaming
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Andy Biersack from The Black Veil Brides Discusses How to Use Social Media Andy Biersack from the Black Veil Brides joins us this week to share his view on the music business. What a great conversation with someone who started their career after the business was turned upside down. Andy discusses his views on the […]
Jun 09, 2017
Tips on How to Use Wikipedia and Create Your Own Wiki Page
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Questions You Should Ask Before You Create A Wikipedia Page We are joined by Stella Yu from StellaResults.com to discuss how to use Wikipedia and how to create your own wiki page. Stella provides so many tips on using wiki and addresses a number of things to consider before creating a page. Do you know […]
Jun 02, 2017
How to Use the New Facebook Live with Guest Feature and a Recap Music Biz 2017
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How to Use the New Facebook Live with Guest Feature. This week we try out the brand new Facebook Live feature where you can add a guest to your live video… and we broadcast the show live on Facebook! Jay also provides a recap of the recent Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville. Visit Hypebot for […]
May 26, 2017