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Sarah Hamilton is the Client Manager for Ditto Music Australia. Ditto are a Professional Online Music Distribution service who helps independent artists distribute their music globally to platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and hundreds of others. So if you want to get your music aggregated online- then I can’t recommend Sarah highly enough.

You can contact Sarah at sarah@dittomusic.com and tell her Rodney sent you. I promise you she’ll do an amazing job.

Today I present to you Sarah’s awesome presentation she delivered at my online music business summit aptly titled “How To Successfully get your Music Online and Heard”.

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Direct download: 89._Sarah_H_Pt.2.mp3
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Sarah Hamilton is the Client Manager for Ditto Music Australia. Ditto are a Professional Online Music Distribution service who helps independent artists distribute their music globally to platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and hundreds of others.

If you want to get your music aggregated and streaming online- then I can’t recommend Sarah highly enough. You can contact Sarah at sarah@dittomusic.com and tell her Rodney sent you. I promise you she’ll do an amazing job!

Sarah is also the creator of an amazingly cool and informative blog OneofOne.com.au where she features the profiles of successful women in the Australian music scene. Go and check it out!

And a few months back Sarah also gave an incredible lecture at my online Music Business Summit on how to get your music online. So today's podcast with Sarah will be part one of a two part feature on Sarah. So make sure you catch part two which will be out in the very near future.

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Direct download: 88._Sarah_Hamilton_Pt._1.mp3
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Concert organisation and promotion has always been a huge passion of mine! So today I was stoked to be lucky enough to speak with a guy that’s been running one of the worlds biggest music festivals for over three decades- truly amazing!


Bob Babisch is that man, and what a wonderful and down to earth bloke he is! Bob runs Summerfest- go check it out at summerfest.com


He has worked in the music industry for 41 years – 37 of them booking Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that time Babisch has booked some of the biggest acts on the planet including Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tina Turner, and Prince.


If you'd like to get in contact with me, or if I can ever help you, or you have some ideas for guests or topics that you’d like me to cover then hit me up at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com


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Direct download: 87._Bob_Babisch.mp3
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Glen Drover is a successful Canadian musician probably best known as the former lead guitarist for thrash metal icons Megadeth. He also played with King Diamond and did a couple of stints with metal acts Testament and Queensryche.

He is currently a successful producer, session player and music teacher who has a lot of practical high level experience in the music business.

If you enjoyed this episode I'd love to hear from you. You can contact me at Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com and at all the following links:

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Direct download: 86._Glen_Drover.mp3
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Paul Wiltshire has produced and composed music for a number of successful artists including The Backstreet Boys, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian & Shannon Noll to name a few.  

He has also worked with hit-making production team “The Matrix” whose credits include Avril LavigneKorn and Hilary Duff).

PAUL WILTSHIRE is also the CEO & founder of Songtradr, a marketplace platform for trading and licensing music rights. The platform solves the difficulties and problems associated with rights transactions and provides creators and owners with a single destination to manage their business. 

If you enjoyed this episode please let me know by getting in contact via the usual methods or email me at: Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

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Direct download: 85._Paul_Wiltshire.mp3
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The Runaways are one of the most influential bands of the 70’s- certainly the most influential all girl band of any era. And my guest today is the original lead vocalist of that group- the lovely Cherie Currie, and what a story she has to tell. Like I mentioned The Runaways basically rocked the music industry to their core with their attitude fueled performances and sexually explicit lyrics- all being fronted by a 15 year old Cherie Currie. They were wild, and drug fueled, and presented to the world as basically 'jailbait'! If you’ve seen the awesome film titled “The Runaways”, which is partially based on Currie’s brutally honest memoir then you’ll know what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t seen it – go see it!

Cherie is touring Australia in a few weeks so if you’re interested her show dates are available in the show notes at: musicbusinessfacts.com!

I hope you enjoy my conversation with this living rock legend. 

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Direct download: 84._Cherie_Currie.mp3
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My podcast today is about How to Start and Operate a Successful Independent Recording Studio, and today I talk with not one but two guests.

Rohan Sforcina and Rob Vasey come from an awesome little music studio just 30 minutes drive north of Melbourne, VIC called Four Hundered Acres Recording Studio. You can check out the awesome facilities by going to fourhundredacres.com, or by visiting the show notes at www.musicbusinessfacts.com

The guys run a great little studio and this is a cool interview where Rohan and Rob give a fantastic no-holds-barred insight into what it’s like to start and run a studio. And for those musos who aren’t necessarily interested in starting a studio- keep listening because Rohan and Rob give some fantastic tips that anyone who is about to enter the studio needs to hear.

As always I'd love to hear feedback from all of you, get in contact at: Rodney@musicbusinessfacts.com

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Direct download: 82._Four_Hundred_Acres_Recoding_Studio_1.mp3
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Matt Urmy is a former touring musician, now turned tech entrepreneur. When Matt was a touring artist he often had trouble organizing his contacts, managing finances and keeping track of gigs while on the road. Sound familiar to anyone?

Anyhow, Matt actually did something about it and created a cool new web based app and company called “Artist Growth”.

Artist Growth is a great web based app that helps musicians and managers streamline the touring process. It’s designed to help you sort your finances, merchandise, royalties and much more, all in one place that’s always available online. And it’s also a great discovery tool where record company A&R reps can also potentially find your stuff as well!

Direct download: 80._Matt_Urmy.mp3
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There aren’t too many people with the credentials of my guest today, Mr. John P Kellogg. John is the Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management department at the highly acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He’s also the former vocalist of the American soul funk group Cameo, and a music business attorney.

Direct download: 78._John_P._Kellogg.mp3
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Today I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with Maynard James Keenan who is probably best known for his work with his bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. For those of you who don’t know Maynard is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur as well with a number of cool business ventures going on. He got a vineyard & winery as well as interests in Caduceus Cellars, an LA restaurant, Cobras Matadors, and owns an organic produce market. Plus he’s an excellent musician. And he kicks butt in Brazilian jujitsu. Quite the achiever!

Direct download: 77._Maynard_Keenan.mp3
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