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Staying Inspired After Writing 22 Top 40 Hits with Sam Hollander

Our guest this week on the New Music Business is the multi-platinum songwriter and producer, Sam Hollander.

Connecting Emerging Artists with Strategic Investors Without Retaining Ownership

Joining us on the New Music Business this week is Shav “prettyboyshav” Garg, the CEO and co-founder of Indify. This innovative company connects emerging independent artists with the funding they need to build bigger careers.

Best Music Distribution Companies – Full Comparison Chart

This is the most comprehensive digital music distribution review comparison between Amuse, AWAL, CD Baby, DistroKid, Ditto Music, LANDR, TuneCore, Songtradr, and more.

Music Supervisors Aren’t Treated Fairly, Here’s What’s Going On

Our guest this week is music supervisor and Vice President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, Madonna Wade-Reed. Her credits include TV shows such as All American, Batwoman, American Crime, Reign, Blue Mountain State, Smallville, One Tree Hill, plus films such as 8-Bit Christmas, Lovesick, A Thousand Words and the documentary Let It Fall. In this episode, Madonna breaks down her responsibilities within new projects, why it’s vital for artists to educate themselves on licensing, as well as a closer look into why the music supervisors’ movement toward unionizing.

How He Made $250K on his NFT Song After He Was Dropped From Sony

Our guest this week on the New Music Business is singer/songwriter Sammy Arriaga. Ari and Sammy dive deep into everything songwriting and his successful endeavors in the world of NFTs.

How To Get Your Music on Netflix and other TV shows

I study the sync licensing realm (getting songs placed in film, tv, commercials, video games - Netflix and the rest) quite a bit. Just in this past year, on the New Music Business podcast, I've had as guests: Music Supervisors: Jen...

How This Band Made $250K Livestreaming From Home

Robert Brown, the founder and front man of the steampunk band Abney Park remembers one week in March 2020 when every one of their upcoming concerts got canceled.  The band had been gigging for two decades, supporting the four members...

Handling Your Music Finances From a Business Manager and Accountant

This week on the New Music Business, I spoke with Pink Noise’s business manager Khloe Churko, alongside tax preparer and fellow podcaster Stephanie Belcher. We dive deep into the weeds of music industry finances including bookkeeping, 1099s, LLCs versus S Corps, DBAs, how PROs pay artists, and so much more!

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid as a Musician

Most aspiring artists are chasing their creative dreams on a shoestring budget. Musical gear, recording costs, and promotion expenses can be incredibly expensive, which is why properly managing your money is crucial. As an independent musician who’s spent the last...

Should Artists Boycott Spotify like Neil Young?

The news that took over the entire world this past week was how Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum to either remove Joe Rogan’s podcast or Young would remove his music.  Why? Young said in an open letter to his...

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7 Ways to Find a Manager

The manager is the most important person in your operation. Your manager is your teammate. Your partner. Your friend. Finding a manager is about timing, being in the right place at the right time and, really, making it seem like you don’t need a manager.
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