Knowledge. Besides playing, writing, networking, recording, and on top of regular work and life duties, I have to work on the business of music. Knowledge is power. I read a lot on the web but I also listen to a lot of podcasts. I have a job that allows me to listen to my mp3 device while I work. On average, it’s 3 hours a day that I can cram in podcasts. Some are music related and others are not. I’ve found some podcasts on my own and have had some recommended by fellow musicians/friends. I look at this time as bonus studying. I thought I would share some of the podcasts I enjoy :
Brian Thompson – Brian is better known as his on-line name ‘Thorny Bleeder‘. He has 3 podcasts :
- DIY Daily – a daily podcast that focuses on self-motivation and positivity
- Music Biz Weekly (co-hosting with Michael Brandvold) – usually covers advice and topics on all facets of the music industry
- Rock Start Branding Podcast (with Michael Brandvold and musician Greg Kihn) – discussing the marketing/branding of your music, image and more
You can hear the podcasts on Brian’s site here.
The Upward Spiral – Music professionals discussing many aspects of the music business. Listen here.
Sodajerker – Two songwriters from the UK who talk to fellow songwriters (Johnny Marr, Paul Williams, Ron Sexsmith and more) and discuss all things songwriting. Well thought out questions and really in-depth. If you’re a songwriter or enjoy the art of songwriting, it’s worth your time. Listen here.
These are a few of the podcasts on my radar. If you have any recommendations, drop me a line via social media.