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The Business Side of Music

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Music Industry experts share their experience, insights and career advice 

The Business Side of Music Podcast is a weekly podcast. The main objective is to educate and train musicians to succeed in the music business. The host Bob Bender is an established music industry veteran with years of major label and indie artist experience. Bob guests include music industry experts who share their experiences in the music industry.

This Podcast is one of the world’s most listened music business podcast. It is listened to in over sixty countries around the world, and our shows have been download Over 150,000 times.
You will find that this is an informative and helpful medium for singers and musicians who want to become successful in the music industry.

This Podcast provides essential information about the music business, including recording, copyrights, songwriting, and so much. And the most important you will learn how not to taken by the industry Sharks.

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, festivals, and tours in Europe, Japan, Mexico, and North America.
  • 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
  • Worked with Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina, and Hank Williams Jr.
  • Managed Country legend Michael Martin Murphey's record label for 3 years.
  • Co-producer (with his wife, Debbie) of a 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 podcasts in the world.  



May 28, 2018

Famed entertainment attorney Ben Mclane, as he talks about his new book "Music Business In 10 Easy Lessons". Ben discusses how his book gives a straightforward summation of the ten most important popular music concepts for artists and their teams to understand, by breaking each topic down into an easy to absorb...

May 14, 2018

We chat with Dirk K. who has recorded over 30 CD's in the course of his career, and worked with such great jazz legends including Randy Brecker, Dave Weckl, Toots Thielemans, Brandon Fields, Peter Erskine, and Rick Braun, just to name a few.

Dirk shares his career insights, from his humble beginnings as a student at...

May 7, 2018

Meet Dawn Beyer, Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Promoter, and last but not least, organizer of "A Girl and Her Guitar" Living Room Tour.

Dawn shares her insight and knowledge on what it takes to make it in the "New" Nashville music scene these days, by breaking away from performing at the traditional honky-tonks along...

May 2, 2018

Andy Hill, Music Supervisor, composer and producer with Cinemuse, along with being the author of three books.

While at Walt Disney Studios, Andy oversaw the music production of such films as "The Lion King", Sister Act", and "Beauty and the Beast". He went on to work as Music Supervisor on such film productions...