Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Business Side of Music

Let us help you make the right decision. Get your free book now!  

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.  



Founder and creator of The Business Side of Music podcast.

Mar 4, 2020


I’m Tom Sabella, the founder, and creator of The Business Side of Music podcast. Since 2009, we’ve been working to bring the best in entertaining, educational, and informative people into our studio, sharing their insight and experience in the music industry. Guests on our show have included some of the industry’s best performers, hit songwriters, award-winning producers, managers, agents, publicists, and other top-notch industry professionals. With over 250 plus episodes released since the beginning, and with listeners in over 60 countries around the world, we hope that we’ve achieved our original goal, which is to provide quality entertainment to those who have the desire to learn more about how the music business works.


As we continue to create the best episodes for you, the listener to enjoy, check out our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, if you like what you’re hearing, drop us a line and let us know how we’re doing.


Last but most importantly, help us to continue to provide the best episodes for our show by making a donation or supporting our affiliates. Even a few dollars helps in offsetting our costs that are involved with each episode. Just go to our website at and click on the donate button.


Thanks for being a loyal follower, as we continue to bring you all aspects of the business side of music.