Sat, 24 March 2018
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
Wed, 14 March 2018
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.
Tue, 27 February 2018
Carl Neumann who is the owner and director of Heavy Magazine. Heavy is a digital Australian music resource, podcast, blog and more.
In this episode of Music Business Facts we discuss 'pitching' your products and services to industry gatekeepers.
Carl tells us how to obtain attention in a crowded marketplace and how to attract publicity opportunities for your music, shows and clients.
Wed, 21 February 2018
Tim Charles is the epitome of a modern music business entrepreneur. He plays violin and sings with his Australian metal band Neobliviscaris.
He’s also a songwriter, booking agent, artist manager, tour manager, publicist, business executive, label manager, concert promoter, artist liaison, lecturer, teacher, key note presenter, consultant, content creator and social media manager.
On this episode of The Music Business Facts podcast Tim discusses the roles he performs to bring multiple streams of income into his business.
Mon, 19 February 2018
Phil Bauer is the Director Of New Business development @ CD Baby. CD Baby is a global digital distributor of online music. The represent over 650 000 recording artists and 100 000 songwriters.
Fri, 13 October 2017
My guest today is Tony Boden.
Tony is a UK booking agent, promoter and head of European touring at ArteryGlobal.com - a company who look after an enormous roster of artists from all over the globe.
Recently I was able to sit down and have a one on one with Tony about his experiences, thoughts and opinions on the music business. And it was a great conversation.
In this episode we talk about being a booking agent, what they do, how to become one, being a concert promoter and all of the risks you face as a promoter - after all concert promoters are the ‘gamblers’ of the music business.
Tony’s doing some great things in the music industry and I hope you’ll agree that this is yet another interesting and informative episode of Music Business Facts.
Fri, 6 October 2017
106. Benji Rogers - How To Raise Money & Create Awesome Pre-Order Campaigns For Your Creative Projects
Benji Rogers is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pledge Music.com
Pledge Music is a global direct-to-fan platform that helps artists raise funds and create excellent pre-order campaigns.
Benji Rogers is also an accomplished musician and has been through the major label system himself. But now he is predominantly focused on helping ‘creatives’ raise the money required to bring their projects to life through his Pledge Music platform.
So I encourage all of you to check out the cool shit going on over at https://www.pledgemusic.com/
Today, when I looked you’ve got artists like Black Sabbath using the platform right down to a stack of indie acts I’ve never heard of. Anyhow check out Pledge Music!
Fri, 29 September 2017
Maya Janeska is the General Manager of UNFD - one of Australia’s leading heavy music brands – focusing on releasing and developing Rock, Metal, Punk and Hardcore music from around the world. She’s also one of the only woman to be the head of a record label in Australia.
She’s got a ton of industry experience, is an extremely smart music business woman, and as she told me prior to our conversation, she practices Krav Maga so you wouldn’t want to mess with her!
Anyhow a few weeks back I was lucky enough to catch up with Maya at the BigSound Music Conference where I was able to ask her a ton of questions about the industry, her opinions, and about the ins and outs of running a successful record label.
I really enjoyed meeting and talking with Maya and I hope you’ll agree that my conversation with her exposes a ton of music business gold nuggets. In fact if you’re interested I’ve created a free PDF of Maya Janeska’s Top 8 Music Business Tips and Strategies. And you can get hold of that report on Maya’s show notes page at www.musicbusinessfacts.com
Fri, 22 September 2017
You know, one of the many things that I absolutely love about podcasting as a medium is it’s ability, not only to network and connect with people on what is often a much deeper level, but also during that connection, the podcast format allows my guests to really dive deeper into their wealth of experiences, opinions, wisdom and knowledge. That’s what this podcast is all about people! To enable in-depth practical learning, for both myself and for you, and to get educated about the music business from some of the smartest minds and heaviest hitters in the industry.
I think today’s episode of Music Business Facts really highlights all of that with my interview with Matt Rogers- The Chief Operating Officer From The UNIFIED Music Group.
Now, if you’ve never heard of Matt, as I mentioned he’s The COO of UNIFIED. I found Matt to be a really cool guy, a really smart guy, (he’s also a music lawyer), humble and welcoming. In this conversation he digs deep into some really interesting and important topics, including the importance of protecting the value of copyright and getting legislators on side to protect the industry.
Mon, 18 September 2017
My guest today is Mr Eddie Meehan, and people what a great and interesting guest Eddie was.
Eddie runs a company called Wonderful Union who are a multi-tiered agency that handle VIP ticketing initiatives, fan clubs, exclusive meet-and-greets and many more cool fan engagement ideas for some of the biggest names in music. We’re talking about The Taylor Swift’s, The Justin Bieber’s, The Back Street Boys & The Drake’s of this world, just to name a few.
Wonderful Union is not only working with these titans of the industry, they’re also always looking for new artists on the rise. So check out Eddie’s company at wonderfulunion.com.
Now as you’ll hear, Eddie is not only a really down to earth guy but also a really smart and inspiring businessman. And I really enjoyed my conversation with Eddie as I learnt a ton of really cool shit about music business monetisation methods and strategies. So a lot of really cool music biz education take-away’s in this episode people!