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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.  

 

 

Dec 19, 2019

Acoustic guitarist Jason Ahlbrandt came to Nashville with his band, hoping to find warmer weather than his Pennsylvania roots, along with obtaining a record deal. Although the recording contract never came to fruition, Jason wound up touring all over the world with the likes of Easton Corbin and Guy Penrod.

Now he's...


Nov 26, 2019

With an already established music career and record deal in place, with six #1 Billboard singles to his credit, recording artist Tony Vincent decided it was time to up his game. So he went out and auditioned for the NBC TV Series "The Voice", winding up on CeLo's team, and becoming a finalist on the famed television...


Nov 20, 2019

In our 100th episode, we introduce you to Michael Elsner. As a songwriter and producer, Michael Elsner has over 2,000 original song placements in over 750 TV episodes and contributed music to over 180 individual television series.  He's also written music for various movies, film trailers, and commercials, some of...


Nov 14, 2019

Dave Isaacs has been called “a musician’s musician”, a master player with the command and knowledge of his instrument that can only come from a lifetime of experience. In his adopted hometown of Music City USA, he has become known in the music community as the “Nashville Guitar Guru” for his work as a...


Oct 21, 2019

You've got the songs, the stage show is all set, and you're ready to hit the road. The only problem is how do you figure out the logistics when it comes to traveling with a group of musicians and crew? Road Warrior Touring Rentals comes to the rescue with their fleet of vans ready for the road.

Guest Ryan Broshear who's...