Music Business Radio - Behind The Scenes



This is your behind the scenes look at Music Business Radio. You'll get stories that you don't hear on the official show, music marketing advice, and more. Hosted by David Hooper of Music Marketing [dot] com.


  • Bill Cakmis

    09/10/2013 Duration: 06min

    Bill Cakmis dropped by the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about his work as a performance coach, media consultant, and show doctor. Bill has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years and has worked with hundreds of actors, politicians, athletes, doctors, performers, and musicians to help them be better at media and connecting with the public.Here are some of the topics we discussed:- interview etiquette- handling tough questions by the media- stage persona- the secret to a great "meet and greet"- getting over fear of performing live- technique vs. talent

  • Shannon Pollard

    02/10/2013 Duration: 03min

    Shannon Pollard, founder and President of Plowboy Records, dropped by the Music Business Radio studios to talk about his label and the current state of the music business today.Plowboy Records is home to artists such as Bobby Bare, Paul Burch, Cheetah Chrome, JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, and Chuck Mead. The label has also released an Eddy Arnold tribute, You Dont Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold, which features a diverse group of artists including Frank Black, Lambchop, Drivin' N Cryin', Alejandro Escovedo, and Mary Gauthier and was recorded at RCA Studio B, where Arnold recorded many of his hits.

  • Emerson Hart

    25/09/2013 Duration: 06min

    Emerson Hart dropped by the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about his 20+ years in the music business, his band Tonic, and his upcoming solo release, Beauty in Disrepair.Emerson brought along a list of 20 tips to survive the music business, which will be included in a special, Internet-only broadcast coming soon.

  • Norbert Putnam

    18/09/2013 Duration: 06min

    Norbert Putnam dropped by the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about his 50+ years in the music business working with acts like Roy Orbison, Al Hurt, Henry Mancini, Linda Ronstadt, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.Norbert Putnam produced "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett.He played bass on 122 tracks with Elvis Presley.He has performance credits on over 10,000 tracks.We talked about his start in the music business, working for $5/hour at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, what it's like to be the opening act for the Beatles, meeting Elvis Presley for the first time, his work with Kris Kristofferson, producing Joan Baez, working for Clive Davis, and how he worked to help Jimmy Buffett develop his signature sound.

  • Jeff Goins

    01/09/2013 Duration: 06min

    Author, blogger, and former touring musician Jeff Goins was in the Music Business Radios to talk about the parallels of the book and music businesses and what musicians can learn from bloggers, book authors, and other writers.

  • Trinidad Sanchez

    17/07/2013 Duration: 07min

    Trinidad Sanchez was in the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about his 20+ years in the music business and what upcoming musicians can do to have the same longevity.Trinidad started in the music business as a roadie, but quickly worked his way up the music business ladder to front-of-house sound engineer, tour manager, and various other positions.He's worked with dozens of acts including David Benoit, The Rippingtons, The Band Perry, Colbie Caillat, Jo Dee Messina, and Steve Wariner.How do you hit the road with an established act? This episode has the answers...And how do you become an established act? This episode has the answers.

  • NAMM - Summer Session 2013

    13/07/2013 Duration: 11min

    Music Business Radio was on the show floor at Summer NAMM 2013 in Nashville, TN to find new (and weird) music instruments and accessories.This episode talks about a free iPhone app from Yamaha that lets you learn music faster and easier. You'll learn about tremolos for acoustic guitars, a new kind of guitar amp cabinet, a $35 guitar pick, and more...

  • Lisa Harless

    09/07/2013 Duration: 04min

    Lisa Harless dropped by the Music Business Radio studios today to talk about the music business and money. Lisa has worked on Music Row for 20+ years and is the Senior Vice-President of Regions Bank and a Private Wealth Advisor in its Sports and Entertainment Division.A banker who listens to music and considers intangible assets like song publishing and trademarks when loaning money? Yes!Need financing to record your new album? Need a mortgage? Need a car loan? How musicians can best approach these things are are just a few of the topics we covered on this episode.

  • Walt Aldridge

    26/06/2013 Duration: 08min

    Walt Aldridge has written dozens of hits including "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" for Ronnie Milsap, "Holding Her and Loving You" for Earl Thomas Conley, and "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" for Travis Tritt. His band, The Shooters, was signed to Epic Records released seven charting singles.Walt started his music business career as an intern at FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios, home to iconic recordings by Dobie Gray, Clarence Carter, Candy Stanton, Billy Ocean, and Aretha Franklin.

  • Eric Dahl + Music Gear Reviews

    19/06/2013 Duration: 05min

    Eric Dahl joined us for a special episode recorded at South Street Studios on Music Row. Eric is the author of the book Lucille and the Loves Before Her, which chronicles the history of BB King's guitars and amplifier.Eric knows something about BB King's guitars firsthand. In 2005, for B.B. King's 80th birthday, Gibson made a special run of 80 Gibson Lucilles, referred to as the '80th Birthday Lucille'. The first prototype was presented to King as a birthday present. King used the guitar as his main guitar until the summer of 2009, when it was stolen from him. Just a couple of months later, Eric Dahl unknowingly purchased the stolen instrument from a pawn shop in Las Vegas. The guitar was returned to King in late November 2009, who was happy to receive his 80th birthday present back.

  • Chris Gero

    05/06/2013 Duration: 07min

    Behind the scenes info on the Music Business Radio episode with Chris Gero of Yamaha Entertainment Group. Chris has worked with hundreds of artists over his 20+ years in the music business including Elton John, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, and Paul McCartney.

  • Jessica Campbell and Ernie Halter

    30/05/2013 Duration: 09min

    Behind the scenes info on the Music Business Radio episode with songwriters and musicians Jessica Campbell and Ernie Halter.

  • Stokes Nielson

    30/05/2013 Duration: 08min

    Behind the scenes info on the Music Business Radio episode with songwriters, musician, and new media entrepreneur Stokes Nielson.

  • Demo Derby Questions (and Answers)

    30/05/2013 Duration: 10min

    In this episode, David answers questions about demo/music review on Music Business Radio, including what happens to demos when they are submitted, how you can submit your music for review, and other music submission questions including why Music Business Radio wants you to mail a CD rather than submit music online.