Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder


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On July 14 2015 Rodney Holder spoke with successful artist manager Gregg Donovan during a live webinar Titled "How To Successfully Self-Manage Your Music Career & Thrive In The Music Business".

This is a replay of that presentation including a live Q&A session with Gregg after the presentation.

At the end of the presentation Rodney and Gregg invited attendees to join their mentorship and education program. An online course titled "The Art Of Artist Management".

This is an 8 week online step by step guide to artist management and artist self management. Including Q&A with Gregg.

If you are interested in the course you can register at or contact

Direct download: Gregg_Donovan_Webinar_2.mp3
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Dan Biddle is a successful artist manager who formed TCO Artists (Taking Care Of Artists) in January2014 to handle Management for The McClymonts & The Adam Eckersley Band. 

He had previously held various marketing, promo &sales roles at Sony Music, Universal Music &BMG since 1998. 

Dan is also a member of theAmericana Association Australian Advisory Board.

A great interview about breaking into management and implementing management strategies.

Direct download: Dan_Biddle.mp3
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Legendary Pantera drummer and producer Vinnie Paul speaks with Rodney Holder of Music Business Facts about the state of the music industry, investing in strip clubs, and other entrepreneurial business ventures. 

Direct download: Vinnie_Paul_final.mp3
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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.


Direct download: Nergal_Final.mp3
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Corinna Essa is the CEO of Social Media Worldwide, a company who not only specialises in social media but also operates a boutique social media service who can "be your voice". Her company can effectively organise and run your social media accounts & campaigns.

In this episode of Music Business Facts we discuss:

General marketing tips,

Social media marketing techniques to build your audience,

Mistakes bands make when using social media,

Strategies to make money from the internet including how to make money using twitter,

Affiliate marketing

And a whole lot more!


Direct download: Corinna_Essa.mp3
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Mikael Akerfeldt is the lead vocalist and main songwriter of Swedish death, progressive, rock, alternative band Opeth.

In this episode of Mikael gives his insights into the music business based on his extensive industry experience.

Direct download: Mikael_Akerfeldt_Final.mp3
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Yngwie Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years.

In this episode of Music Business Facts - Yngwie speaks with Rodney Holder about the "business" of being the "shredder's shedder", and sustaining such an awesome career for so many years.

A great insight into the business of one of the world's greatest and most influential guitarists.


Direct download: Malmsteen_Final.mp3
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In today's episode of Music business Facts I am lucky enough to briefly speak with legendary and influential guitarist Ace Frehley- The original (and best) space man from rock Gods KISS.

This is obviously an interesting episode of MBF because Ace doesn't care too much to talk about music business or money- preferring to outsource that stuff to his lawyers and personal assistances. 

Nonetheless it's still a super exciting episode where we discuss things like royalties, trademarks, merchandise, relationships with Gene and Paul and more. Enjoy

Direct download: Ace_Frehley_Final.mp3
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Jon Coghill was the rock solid drummer for very successful Australian rock band Powderfinger.

In this interview with Rodney Holder from Music Business Facts Jon discusses the inner business workings of the very successful rock band.

Much is discussed including earnings the band made, management, touring, image and much more. Enjoy!

Direct download: JCfinal.mp3
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In this interview Bill talks about his career as a professional full time musician making a living playing extreme heavy metal. 

He also discusses how the band is self managed by bass player Jeff Walker. And how money is his secondary motivation to his overwhelming urge to play music.

A nicer guy you couldn't meet and a legend of the extreme music movement!

Direct download: Bill_Steer_Podcast_MBF.mp3
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