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The Business Side of Music

Music Industry experts share their experience, insights and career advice 

About Bob Bender

Bob is an established music industry veteran with years of major label and indie artist experience. His credits include but are not limited to:

  • Produced over 300 concerts and festivals
  • Tour Manager for Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Billy Preston, Dwight Twilley, Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, A Flock of Seagulls, Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere & The Raiders fame), New Kids On The Block, Gene Pitney and more.
  • Manager of Artist Development for Curb Records
  • Toured with Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina, and Hank Williams Jr.
  • Worked with country legend Michael Martin Murphey; managed his label for 3 years.
  • Co-producer (with his wife, Debbie) of a new television show called “Songs in the Spotlight”.

Tom Sabella founded The Business Side of Music podcast in 2009 with co-host, Traci Snowe. Through mid-2016 they recorded over 100 episodes and made it one of the most popular music industry podcast in the world.  

 

Sep 16, 2019

The Perfect Analog Sounding Speaker For The Digital World

Whether you're a casual listener to music, or a serious audiophile, KEF Speakers are providing some of the finest state of the art stereo reference monitors on the market. Jack Sharkey who is the Marketing & Technical Communications Manager for KEF Speakers...


Sep 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would take to get the attention of the media when it comes to promoting your new album, video, or tour? How do you go about setting up a new music release campaign? What does it take to build the correct press kit? How does media help expand your fan base, and ultimately your music...


Sep 3, 2019

Rockland Road is many things. It’s a street near Nashville. It’s a studio where countless hit records have been recorded. It is a crossroads where country, gospel, pop, R&B and Americana music has thrived for years. It is a self-contained vocal-driven melodic band with a heritage as rich and authentic as its...


Aug 26, 2019

There are so many different opportunities to introduce yourself to potential fans and build that base. So many different ways, that they can be confusing. How do you choose the right ones and use them effectively? Are you using the correct social media platforms? Are you promoting your band efficiently? Are you building...


Aug 19, 2019

When its time to set foot into the recording studio, how do you make the right choices? Its more than just having your songs ready to record. Its also choosing the right studio facility, producer, engineer, and session players, hopefully fitting your budget.

Studio veteran Joe Carrell shares his insight in what it...