Had enough Cardi B on the car radio? Tired of Trump-talk on the news? Sick of hearing Rupert Holmes’ “Escape” on Sirius XM’s Yacht Rock station?
I am. So for the past few months I’ve been diving back into music business and songwriting podcasts when I’m driving or jogging.
Okay, sure. I CAN live without them. They’re podcasts, not peanut butter cookies. But they’ve been great motivators.
Playing favorites here (since I’m the occasional co-host of this CD Baby podcast), but we have over 200 episodes where we discuss a wide range of do-it-yourself strategies for building and sustaining a music career.
Rick Barker, former manger of Taylor Swift, delivers weekly podcasts about entrepreneurial mindset, details about music management, and building a brand.
This podcast goes deep in the weeds (in a good way) on direct marketing and Facebook advertising.
Exactly what it sounds like! Six minute episodes about various aspects of the music business, delivered by Wade Sutton of Rocket to the Stars.
Dissect the creative process and hear how a song comes together. This is cool step-by-step look at songwriting and music production across multiple genres.
Special mention for Joe Pug’s The Working Songwriter podcast, where he talks shop with Americana, folk, country, pop, and rock songwriters.