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Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder

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Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.


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116. Devin Townsend Music Business Coaching Call
Devin Townsend is a successful singer, songwriter, performer, guitarist, and music producer. He is also the brain behind The Devin Townsend Creative Academy As a part of Devin's Creative Academy Devin offers select student's one-on-one coaching calls. In this episode of Music Business Facts, Devin has allowed us to listen in to one of those calls, where he coaches one of his students on how to make it in the modern music business.
115. Chris O'Brien - General Manager for Destroy All Lines
Chris O’Brien is a bit of a legend in The Australian Music Scene. He’s the general manager of touring for Destroy All Lines and former general manager for Australia’s biggest touring metal festival Soundwave 2003-2015. During the conversation we discuss a variety of things including how to get into the music business, management, touring and tour management, festivals, and a lot more. We also have a brief conversation about Soundwave and the demise of Australia’s largest metal festival. As well as a bit of a chat about AJ Maddah - the colourful character who ran Soundwave. Chris is a very knowledgeable guy who has a lot of experience in the business so without further delay - I really hope you enjoy my conversation with Chris O’Brien- General Manager for Destroy All lines. Well there you have it folks I hope you got something out of that discussion with Chris. Once again some recurring themes about believing in yourself, having a positive mindset, working hard, have realistic expectations. And if you’d like to connect with Chris O’Brien go to: Or Guys if you’re enjoying the podcast and you haven’t already, head over to iTunes and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.
114. Business Skills for Composers
Chris Boardman, Sebastian Wolff, and Xiao'an Li welcome you to Business Skills For Composers - a Facebook group for composers where discussions center solely around business related practices. It doesn't matter how much or how little experience you have - everyone is welcome to post in line with the group rules and requirements. You will be safe from judgement. A rising tide raises all ships. Let's not compete in a race to the bottom, but push each other to greater heights instead! Join Business Skills for Composers here Just under 5000 members. My first 4 way live interview. 3 of the admins of the group. Sebastian Wolff - Seattle based, licencing & royalties. Chris Boardman - University lecturer at University of Miami Xiao’an Li -  (C Ow Anne) - Live presentations During the interview we discuss a number of cool topics such as: Song writing Royalties Music for film, TV and games Commissions Copyright and intellectual property in the United States Music licensing Performance rights organisations Business skills Opportunities for composers - like creating audio brands A.I And especially interesting, as the conversation has a US focus, the differences within different territories So without further delay here’s my conversation with Sebastian Wolff, Chris Boardman, and Xiao’an Li from Business Skills For Composers. I hope you enjoy it! Also, I’ve started my own music business Facebook group. I’ve called it the Music Industry Entrepreneurs Association and we're having some cool discussions in there. If you’d like to check it out then visit Thanks so much again for listening. I really appreciate your support and I hope you got something out of today’s episode. If you haven’t already subscribed to the show - search me in either iTunes or Stitcher Radio and that way you’ll never miss an episode.
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Nov 24th, 2013
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Oct 27th, 2018
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