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Nick Tieder from Frontiers Music, Your Biggest Problem is Indifference

Frontiers Music Tells Us What Artists Can Do To Help Get Signed Nick Tieder, General Manager North America Frontiers Music sits down with The Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. We cover a broad range of topics from music streaming, touring, social media, what artists can do to help take their career to the next […]


New Mobile App Gigroad, Airbnb for Concerts, Connecting Artists with Fans and Places to Play

Need Help Booking Your Shows? Gigroad Might Be the Answer! This week we are joined by Mark Mckelvie from Gigroad. Gigroad is something like Airbnb for concerts, connecting artists with fans and places to play. Venues on Gigroad may be professional, but they may also be just about anywhere, which enables artists to create gigs […]


We Answer Your Questions About Email Marketing Best Practices We Speak With

We Answer Your Questions About Email Marketing Best Practices Scott Englund General Manager of joins us this week to discuss email marketing. We discuss why you need a email list even now with all the various social networks. Why you shouldn’t be sending out email blasts using your Gmail account. How does FanBridge differ […]


Guiding Your Music Career Through the Evolving Music Landscape

Better Understanding of the Music Business Comes from Education We are joined by CandyShop Management co-founders, John Mathiason and Antony Bland. Johan and Antony share some great insight on how they have been able to pivot and guide the finances and careers of their artists through the ever evolving landscape of music revenue streams. They […]


Social Media Marketing 101: Content Calendars, How to Post & What to Do and What Not to Do

The Basics of Social Media Marketing, What to Do and What Not to Do. Katie Guastini from Blue Biscuit Digital to discuss the basics… Social Media Marketing 101. With 10 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, and the ever-changing landscape, Katie has worked both on the agency side, as a director of social media, […]


Don’t Panic the New Facebook Algorithm Isn’t the End of Your Page

How To Get Your Fans to Comment on Your Facebook Posts Lori Lewis, VP Social Media for Cumulus Media and Westwood One, joins us to discuss the new Facebook newsfeed algorithm. Lori wrote a article for called Let’s Be Clear – Comments Are The New Likes, you can read it at—comments-are-the-new-likes We discuss […]


Buy and Sell Music Rights and Copyrights with Royalty Exchange

How Songwriters Can Buy and Sell their Music Copyrights We are joined by Antony Bruno from Royalty Exchange. We discuss how songwriters can buy and sell their music rights and copyrights. Artists turn to Royalty Exchange to raise money and take control of their financial future. They connect them with private investors through the world’s […]


Brian Slagel from Metal Blade Records, Advice for Bands Looking to Get Signed

Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records Discusses the Importance of Streaming This week we are joined by Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records. Brian shares his thoughts on the importance of social media and how important is social media when considering a band for a record deal. We talk about bands having to pay […]


What Symphonic Distribution Can Do To Help Your Career

What Does Your Music Distributor Do For You? This week Janette Berrios, Director of Marketing from Symphonic Distribution talks about indie distribution and artist services like playlist pitching, sync licensing, youtube and educating indie artists. Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he […]


What is Your Story? Releasing a New Album is NOT a Story! The Ins and Outs of Biographies, Press Releases and Press Kits

What is Your Story? Releasing a New Album is NOT a Story! This week we discuss with Wade Sutton the importance of your biography, press releases and a press kit. What should and shouldn’t be part of each one. Wade Sutton is the founder of Rocket to the Stars, an artist services record label with […]


Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger Talks About The Role of a Manager

How to Submit Your Own Music to Blogs and Playlists We speak with Darrin Pfeiffer, manager of country recording artist Ryan Sims. Darrin is a musician, record producer, band manager and radio personality (Dangerous Darrin show). He has played drums in the pop punk bands Goldfinger, Punk Rock Karaoke and Sum 41. Darrin talks about […]


Using SubmitHub to Submit Your Music to Blogs, Labels & Playlists

How to Submit Your Own Music to Blogs and Playlists For the first episode of 2018 we are joined by Jason Grishkoff from Jason shares with us how SubmitHub was born out of a need for managing submission to his own music blog, Indie Shuffle. We discuss how SubmitHub works and how artists can […]


Intelligent URLs and landing pages for your release using Linkfire

Why You Need a Landing Page for Your Next Release Linkfire co-founder Jeppe Faurfelt discusses intelligent URLs and landing pages for your release. For more information visit Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. If you are interested in speaking with Michael about what he can do to assist with marketing needs message him […]


Sponsored Songs and Spotify Pre-Saves with Feature.FM

How You Can Add a Sponsored Song to Streaming Services We are joined by Daniel Sander, Head of Business Development & Marketing at Feature.FM. We discuss two of Feature.FMs most exciting features; sponsored songs in streaming services and Spotify pre-saves. is a native song advertising network through which artists can promote their songs inside […]


Do You Have a Plan to Wrap Up Your Marketing After Your Tour or Album is Over?

Don’t Leave Old Tour or Album Promotion Assets Up After They Are Over We have discussed plans to market and promote your album or tour. Plans for your downtime. But… do you have a plan for when your tour ends or your album has run it’s course? To clean up and remove messaging that is […]


How to Monetize Your Live Show with VNUE and SET.FM

How to Record Your Live Show and Sell Them to Your Fans This week we are joined by Zach Bair from VNUE to learn how artists of any size can monetize their live shows using VNUE and SET.FM VNUE is a music technology company dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, […]


Seth Godin Let These Six Words Guide You, People Like Us Do Things Like This

Every Musician Needs to Spend 30 Minutes and Listen to Seth Godin. This week we are joined by Seth Godin. So much great information is discussed, that every single musician, big or small, can use. This is MUST listen episode. Let these six words guide you, People like us do things like this SETH GODIN […]


Mixcloud, Redefining Radio

Mixcloud is the leading digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike. We are joined by Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud. We discuss with Nico how musicians can use Mixcloud to promote their music. Mixcloud is the leading digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike.They connect […]


Ep. 303 The Recording Academy District Advocate Day

Advocates for the Recording Academy Meet with Congressional Representatives This week we are joined by Daryl Friedman, the Recording Academy’s Chief Industry, Government and Member Relations Officer. Daryl discusses the Recording Academy District Advocate Day. This is the nation’s largest grassroots movement for music. During the day of action Recording Academy members across the country […]


How to Break Into the Music Business

Bruce Houghton and Michael Brandvold Discuss How to Break Into the Music Business Jay is off this week so we are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. We switch hats this week and Bruce interviews Michael… about his history, how he broke into the music business, creating new revenue streams for artists, biggest mistakes he […]


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