Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder


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July 2018
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My guest today is Chris O’Neil. Chris is the National Manager of the Writer services department for APRA- Which is The Australaisian Performing Right Association. And they are closely affiliated with AMCOS- Who are the Australiasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society. If your serious about a career in the music business then you not only need to know what both of those acronyms stand for, but you also need to know what the organisations do.

Direct download: ONeil_Chris_-Export.mp3
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Ex Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach talks to Rodney Holder from

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!

Direct download: Sebastian_Bach.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Dave_Haley_Final.mp3
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My guest today is Martine Cotton who is the founder and director of music industry professional development resource/community website:, A site that contains free, weekly how-to articles and premium course video interviews with successful working music industry figures, all explaining best contemporary practice. MIIO seeks to deliver authentic, real world music industry training and mentoring for the Australian music industry - not just musicians but their teams: managers, publicists, labels, event managers and much more.

Direct download: Martine_Cotton.mp3
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Def Leppard are an English rock act who have sold 100 million records.

They've been awarded the prestigious Record Industry Association of America "Diamond Record Sales Certification" twice. Including (2 X separate records selling over $10 million records each). 

Guitarist Phil Collen has achieved everything that any young kid who has ever played a band has ever dreamed of!

Here are The Music Business Facts according to Phil Collen.


Direct download: Def_leppard_Final.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Burton_C_Bell-1.mp3
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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 And share the link around with all your metal buddies if you think they may enjoy the episode.

Direct download: Max_Cavelera.mp3
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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.


Direct download: Dani_Filth.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm AEST