Mon, 5 October 2015
My interview today was conducted at the recent BigSound conference and is with a great guy called Adrian Kelly. And Adrian runs an independent artist management company called NMA Management. So obviously I wanted to hear his take on how it all goes down in this crazy business.
Fri, 18 September 2015
Ex Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach talks to Rodney Holder from musicbusinessfacts.com
Sebastian is one of the great rock metal voices of our time and is also a legitimate businessman in his own right.
With over 20 million records sold and 30 years experience in the music business Sebastian Bach certainly has the credentials to discuss the Music Business Facts!
Fri, 11 September 2015
Dave Haley is one of Australia's most accomplished and recognised metal drummers.
He is also the manager for his extreme metal band Psycroptic.
Additionally Dave run's music events, tours international bands, teaches drums, tour manages, and invests in property.
Dave has never had a real job and makes a great living from his passion of drums and heavy metal music.
Some great insights in this interview with Rodney Holder from Music Business Facts!
Fri, 14 August 2015
Burton C. Bell is a veteran of the music business and in this episode of Music Business Facts he shares a plethora of stories on the music business. He is the vocalist for American heavy music act Fear Factory. Burton is attributed to first successfully mixing "clean" vocals into the style of death metal. A great insight on what to do and what not to do in the music business.
Thu, 30 July 2015
In today’s episode I’m absolutely stoked to be bringing you my interview with legendary metal guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Max Cavelera.
Max and his ex band Sepultura where a huge influence on me personally and my band Alchemist back in the day.
Max’s story is a really interesting one because Sepultura were once well on the way to becoming one of the biggest metal bands on the planet. Just at the peak of their career- the band split with Max due to the fact that they were going to sack their manager who also happened to be Max’s wife.
Max has gone on to become involved in numerous exciting heavy music projects including Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavelera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.
Anyhow I really love this interview as Max goes into some of the huge music business mistakes he’s made in his career like simply being naïve regarding contracts, not knowing the intricacies of understanding name and brand protection, getting ripped off and a whole lot more.
He also has a dig at The current line up of Sepultura who are still performing and touring under the Monicker that Max and his brother Igor started all those years ago.
Anyhow lots of music business lessons in this one. Hope you enjoy the episode.
Let me know on Twitter.com/musicbizfacts. And share the link around with all your metal buddies if you think they may enjoy the episode.
Sat, 25 July 2015
Welcome to Music Business Facts – The podcast where Rodney Holder talks to successful music industry professionals and debates the facts about the music industry.
Today's guest is Mr. Dani Filth- Lead vocalist for the very successful and often controversial gothic horror vampire black- metal band- Cradle of Filth.
In this conversation Danny shares his views and opinions on the music biz as well as some great take away advice on how to get the attention from big industry players.
Mon, 22 June 2015
Behemoth are an extreme metal act from Poland. They are excellent musicians with a very strong visual presentation and image. Their music, videos, artwork, live performances are all very nihilistic and horrific- Stuff the metal kids really love.
I was absolutely stoked to secure this interview with band leader and main man "Nergal" because this guy is not only a modern extreme metal cult figure, but also a fully fledged entrepreneur with his fingers in numerous and various business ventures.
Apart from exploiting the standard music income streams like shows, touring, physical & digital music sales and merchandise (which Behemoth do exceptionally well), Nergal is also an accomplished entrepreneur with numerous other businesses outside of his band including a bar/night club and two barber shops, plus overseeing licensing ventures with beer brewers and a whole lot more.
Adam "Nergal" Darski is Black Metal's Behemoth Entrepreneur.
Sat, 21 March 2015
Jason Fuller speaks to Rodney Holder about his professional career in the music business.
Jason is veteran of the Australian heavy music scene who has played in his rock and roll grindcore band "Blood Duster" for over twenty three years.
Jason is a song writer, performer, manager, publicist, promoter, producer, studio owner, comedian and entrepreneur.
This is an action packed episode about a DIY punk rock ethos had to evolve to music business entrepreneurship in order to survive the insanely crazy music industry.