Thu, 25 June 2015
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.
Tue, 23 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.
Fri, 29 May 2015
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,
And a whole lot more!
Tue, 19 May 2015
Mikael Akerfeldt is the lead vocalist and main songwriter of Swedish death, progressive, rock, alternative band Opeth.
In this episode of www.musicbusinessfacts.com Mikael gives his insights into the music business based on his extensive industry experience.
Tue, 14 April 2015
50. Yngwie Malmsteen- An insight into the music business of one of the world's greatest guitar players.
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.
Fri, 10 April 2015
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
Wed, 8 April 2015
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!
Sat, 4 April 2015
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!
Fri, 27 March 2015
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.
Sun, 22 March 2015
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!