Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder


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August 2017
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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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Today I was lucky enough to speak with Shane Embury from the legenday noise/grindcore/metal act- Napalm Death.

In this episode Shane Embury talks with Rodney Holder about the "Business" of Grindcore! 

Twenty seven years making a living playing extreme metal with Napalm Death.

Direct download: Shane_Embury_Final.mp3
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If anybody has the credentials to talk about succeeding in the music business it's Dave Ellefson.

Dave Ellefson has experienced enormous success in the music business that many can only dream of. 

His band Megadeth is truely one of the great success stories in the history of heavy and thrash metal. 

In this interview Dave talks about that success, as well as offering numerous cool strategies for doing music business in 2015 

A must listen!

Direct download: Dave_Ellefson_Interview_Mastered_mp3.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: Jason_Fuller_Final.mp3
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Devin Townsend is a legendary metal song writer, guitarist, vocalist, producer and label owner. In this episode of Music Business Facts Devin speaks to Rodney Holder about the realities of what it's like to be a professional musician. 

Direct download: Townsend_Final-1.mp3
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Today I'm happy to present to you today my interview with one of Australia’s leading marketing experts Mr. Tim Reid.


Tim’s an authority on marketing as well as a bit of a celebrity in the podcasting world. He runs his own very informative marketing show called “Small Business Big Marketing, which I strongly suggest you go and check out.


So in this interview I just thought it would be cool to have a casual chat with Tim and pick his brains on marketing topics. 


During the conversation we discuss things like:

What is Marketing, the difference between concepts like Publicity, Promotion, Public relations and Advertising. Not to mention publicity stunts and marketing strategies.


Direct download: Tim_Read_Final.mp3
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Peter Clarke is a drummer whose big music break came when he moved to the US with up and coming guitarist Keith Urban.

In this episode of Music Business facts Peter tells the story of the trials and tribulations of trying to break into the world's biggest music market and the subsequent success that followed.

After Peter had parted ways with Keith Urban he also performed with other legendary Australian artists such as Leigh Kernaghan and Doc Neeson's Angles.

A great music business story. Enjoy

Direct download: Peter_Clarke.mp3
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Brian J Simon is an audio engineer who has worked in the music industry for over twenty-five years. 

Brian has mainly worked as a front of house audio engineer, but has also worked as a production manager, tour manager, monitor engineer and has also done backline.

Brian has worked with bands like The Monkeys, Night Ranger and The Little River Band. But for the past two and a bit years Brian has been FOH mixing one of the most successful and legendary rock bands of all time. Foreigner! (80 million album sales world-wide).

Direct download: BJS_final.mp3
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