5 Music Business Podcasts to Supercharge Your Career

by Tim Redford, Dec 26, 2017 . 3 min read

5 Music Business Podcasts to Supercharge Your Career

If you’re always on the lookout for new ways to take your music to the next level, there are many great podcasts worth subscribing to. Music business podcasts are in a golden age of useful content.

Whether you’re in it for inspiration, a sense of feeling connected to other artists who are also striving to hone their craft, or simply the latest tactics being used by successful musicians, there’s a podcast for you.

Here are 5 of them you can use to level up your music career.

1. DIY Musician Podcast

DIY Musician Podcast

This podcast by the famed indie distribution service CDBaby is hosted by Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley.

Each episode features the latest music industry news followed by the show’s topic discussion. Their focus is on actionable strategy and philosophy for independent artists trying to make a real go of their music without having to rely on the record deal that may or may not come.

2. Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast

Music Marketing Manifesto

John Oszajca was an alt-country rocker who got signed to a major record deal, only the big dream turned into a nightmare.

He brushed himself off and went into a career of online marketing where he realized that the same sales funnel and email list strategies that work for people selling products online could also work just as well for independent musicians selling their music. He now has a podcast sharing all his best marketing techniques.

3. BandTools Podcast

Band Tools Podcast visual

BandTools is a short(er) podcast that focuses on one specific tool, like Bandcamp or NoiseTrade, each episode that bands and artists can use to advance. Practical and fun.

4. The EDM Prod Podcast

EDM Prodcast Podcast visual

No guitars here, which is where we quickly learn that the craft of making great music transcends genre. Sam Matla interviews guest artists in the world of EDM to grill them on their challenges and solutions on the road to success producing music and performing.

5. Don’t Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job podcast

A podcast for creatives of all types through the lens of what it means to run a successful small business.

Cathy Heller interviews business owners who have taken the hard steps to turn their hobby into their primary business. All of us who dream to make a living in the music industry can benefit from the stories of those who have taken the leap to doing what really inspires them, and turn a profit while they’re at it.

Listen – Learn – Apply

Persistence is the key to making a dent in today’s musical landscape. Insight from artists in the trenches and help from those who have come before us is essential fuel.

Consider bringing some of these music business podcasts with you on your next commute and keep your ears open for practical takeaways that you can apply in your own music strategy.

Get our free Alternate Tunings Guide!

Check out some other similar articles

Take advantage of our biggest backer-exclusive discounts and get your hands on this next-generation automatic tuner. Back the Kickstarter campaign today and be the first to receive the Roadie 3.

Tuning is crucial. And it turns out, no one is more obsessed with tuning than a guitarist. Guitar players check their tuning excessively and for good reason. If a single string is out of tune, it can completely ruin a song (as well as your reputation).

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 4, 2020 . 4 min read

Bob Dylan has been a staple of music and culture for over 50 years. He’s considered by many one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 30, 2020 . 4 min read

Some guitarists tend to focus solely on improving their left hand. The dirty little secret is that the left hand can only be as good as the right hand allows. Good hand synchronization is imperative for any guitarist.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 17, 2020 . 3 min read

Released in February of 1970, “Fire and Rain” has been a staple of fine songwriting for 50 years.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 15, 2020 . 5 min read

Guitarists are a dime a dozen. Unique guitarists are not. And then there are those who stand in the rarified air of having their unique guitar playing styles widely imitated.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 14, 2020 . 4 min read

Is it really over?! Well, not quite! Roadie 3 is now available on Indiegogo with exclusive perks for a limited time!

For most of you, Roadie 3’s launch on Kickstarter on May 20, 2020, is not new news. 

Hussein El Annan
Jul 7, 2020 . 3 min read

As guitar players, practicing is the most important tool we have to get better. I hate to break it to you, but there is no way around this one.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 6, 2020 . 6 min read

Some say that few things match the gift of giving. Sharing and giving usually does good to all parties involved. People love presents, and guitar players are no exception. So to help make the right impression, here are the top ten gifts your guitar-player friend will love.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 3, 2020 . 6 min read

Earlier this month, we witnessed a historical mass day of observation – Blackout Tuesday. Many called it the largest modern showing of solidarity in the fight against racism that the Black Lives Matter organization has ever seen.

Donna Maurer
Jun 23, 2020 . 3 min read

John Lennon was one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation and was taken from us way too soon. Lennon is well-remembered to this day, not only as a musician but as an activist and a counter-culture icon.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 19, 2020 . 3 min read

Practice makes perfect, but there’s always room for improvement. If you want to become a master, then you need some effective habits to improve your guitar skills.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 16, 2020 . 3 min read

Although the lockdown is slowly easing up in many parts of the world, we’re still not at the stage where we can all jump around and frolic in the wild. So how will you spend the last months and weeks of the quarantine?

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 9, 2020 . 3 min read

Johnny Cash: real name or not? Even though he passed nearly two decades ago, Johnny Cash is still popular today — even outside of his genre. His songs still have a profound impact on his listeners and his legend will probably outlive most of his peers.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 5, 2020 . 3 min read

Did you see that? The start of our campaign was explosive! In under 10 minutes, we reached 100% of our funding goal and so far raised over $290K in the first 14 days alone! 

Tamara Habchi
Jun 3, 2020 . 2 min read

Although many parents have found the iPad to be a good substitute for parenting, there are those who believe that DIY crafts make more balanced human beings in the long run.

Tamara Habchi
May 28, 2020 . 4 min read

Roadie 3 has finally launched on Kickstarter in the most explosive way possible!

Tamara Habchi
May 21, 2020 . 2 min read

At times like these, it’s easy to forget that there are ailments out there other than COVID-19. That’s not to make light of the current situation but just being real.

Frederik Nielsen
May 11, 2020 . 4 min read

Why should you change your guitar strings? They’re not even broken!

Frederik Nielsen
May 8, 2020 . 3 min read

Picking the greatest musical moments in guitar history is almost impossible. Where do you even start? With the invention of the guitar?

Frederik Nielsen
May 5, 2020 . 4 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic is, fortunately, showing signs of slowing down. However, the lockdown still continues, which means you get to spend some quality time with your guitar.

Frederik Nielsen
May 4, 2020 . 3 min read
We'll be bringing you recommended tabs and plenty of interesting quotes from guitar legends along the way!