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Music Business Radio is a syndicated, weekly, one-hour specialty program spotlighting the inside workings of the music business. The show is hosted by music marketing expert, consultant, and author, David Hooper, and features interviews with various industry professionals giving the listener their insight and expertise into the business.






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Episode #205 - Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin formed the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra in 1988. The band had great success in the 1990s with hits such as "Good", "In the Blood", and "Desperately Wanting", and has continued in the 2000s with hits such...

Duration: 01:13:51

Episode #204 - Phin Daly and Steve Robertson

Phin Daly runs Marathon Music Management. He is also known as the manager 3 Doors Down. Steve Robertson is SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records and has worked with acts like Collective Soul, Seven Mary Three, and Matchbox 20. For...

Duration: 01:11:53

Episode #203 - Mark Steiner

Mark Steiner is the co-founder of GigSalad, a marketplace for booking bands, musicians, entertainers, speakers and services for parties, productions, and events of all types and sizes. We talk about the live event business and what acts need to know...

Duration: 01:03:49

Episode #201 - Gretchen Peters

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters has composed hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, and George Strait, as well as Neil Diamond and Bryan Adams. Gretchen received the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award for...

Duration: 01:11:07

Episode #200 - Charlie Mars

Annalee Cantos sits in for David Hooper to talk with Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars. You're going to enjoy Charlie's hilarious stories about the journey to his success today. For those not on the podcast...

Duration: 01:10:20

Episode #198 - Jennie Smythe

Jennie Smythe is CEO of the digital marketing agency, Girlilla Marketing. She's worked to market dozens of top-shelf artists including Darius Rucker, Ben Rector, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, and Nickelback. On this episode, we talk about her start in the...

Duration: 01:03:00

Episode #197 - Marco Benevento

For more than a decade pianist, sound-sculptor, and songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky...

Duration: 01:08:33

Episode #196 - Nick Palladino

Nick Palladino is the President and primary Director for Moo Creative. He's done work for Garth Brooks, OneRepublic, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and Toby Keith, among others. On this episode we talk about the current state of music videos, getting...

Duration: 01:08:56

Episode #195 - Michael Omartian, Terry Christian, and Andrew Manzardo

Two of Music Business Radio's favorite guests return this week -- Michael Omartian and Terry Christian. Michael alone has participated in sales of over 350,000,000 albums as a producer, arranger, artist and musician. He’s also been nominated for 17 Grammy...

Duration: 01:10:08

Episode #194 - Steve Keller

Steve Keller, CEO of iV Audio Branding, began his start in the Nashville music scene by making dance remixes of country hits for artists like Tim McGraw and Wynnona. He is an expert on all things related to audio branding....

Duration: 01:05:58

Episode #193 - David Dufresne

David Dufresne is CEO of Bandzoogle, a platform for musicians to build websites, engage fans, and sell music and merch directly. More than 20,000 musicians and bands use Bandzoogle. David has a venture capitalist background and spent eight years placing...

Duration: 01:10:15

Episode #192 - Michael Dorf

Michael Dorf is founder and CEO of City Winery, Nashville's newest venue and sister to City Wineries in New York City, Chicago, and Napa Valley. In 1986, at only 23 years old, Dorf founded The Knitting Factory, New York City’s...

Duration: 01:08:48

Episode #191 - Dave Steunebrink

Dave Steunebrink shares his story about coming to Nashville from New Zealand, working in the music business, discovering Paramore, current projects like The Vespers, and much more. For those not on the podcast...

Duration: 01:09:29

Episode #190 - BB King's Stolen Guitar (and More)

On this episode, David Hooper talks with Eric Dahl about new music gear. Eric also tells the story of a Gibson guitar he found in a Las Vegas pawn shop that turned out to have been stolen...from BB King. Eric's...

Duration: 01:13:05

Episode #189 - Summer NAMM 2014

On this episode... Dan Buckley interviews: Laura Whitmore - Editor of Acoustic Nation / PR for Casio Mike Martin - GM Marketing Casio Glen Caruba / Pearl Drums Jackie Anderson - Griffin Technology Julianna - Notes for Notes AlJon Go...

Duration: 01:09:25

Episode #188 - Chris Blair and Jim Peterik

Chris Blair is the owner of The Listening Room Cafe, a destination venue for singer/songwriters in Nashville, TN. Jim Peterik is co-founder of The Ides of March and Survivor. He's written songs for acts like Cheap Trick, 38 Special, The...

Duration: 01:08:01

Episode #182 - Marshall Altman

Marshall Altman is a Nashville-based record producer, songwriter, and owner of Galt Line Studio. He was formerly an A&R person for such labels as Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, and Columbia Records, as well as the former frontman for the alternative...

Duration: 00:55:43

Next on Music Business Radio... Marshall Altman

Marshall Altman is a Nashville-based record producer, songwriter, and owner of Galt Line Studio. He was formerly an A&R person for such labels as Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, and Columbia Records, as well as the former frontman for the alternative...

Duration: 00:00:30

Episode #181 - Emerson Hart

Emerson Hart talks about his 20+ years in the music business, his band Tonic, and his solo release, Beauty In Disrepair. Topics discussed: Emerson's start, growing up on the Jersey Shore his time in LA, including living in a car...

Duration: 01:07:18

Episode #180 - Paul Moak

Paul Moak is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with House of Heroes, Jennifer Knapp, Lovedrug, Mat Kearney, Seabird, Third Day, and Relient K, among others... Paul's work has appeared on platinum and gold albums as well as hit TV...

Duration: 00:47:50

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