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David Hooper
Nashville, TN
Music Marketing Guy
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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters has composed hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, and George Strait, as well as Neil Diamond and Bryan Adams. Gretchen received the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Music Business Radio
Annalee Cantos sits in for David Hooper to talk with Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars. You're going to enjoy Charlie's hilarious stories about the journey to his success today. For those not on the podcast... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Music Business Radio
With a music industry career that spans three decades, Shelia Shipley Biddy has handled jobs from the front desk to the board room. The first woman to head a Nashville record label, her success is measured in her achievements of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Music Business Radio
Jennie Smythe is CEO of the digital marketing agency, Girlilla Marketing. She's worked to market dozens of top-shelf artists including Darius Rucker, Ben Rector, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, and Nickelback. On this episode, we talk about her start in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Music Business Radio
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Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra was in the Music Business Radio studio today. As a producer, writer, and co-writer, he's participated in albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30,000,000 copies. Kevin has worked with artists like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Music Business Radio
For more than a decade pianist, sound-sculptor, and songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Music Business Radio
Nick Palladino is the President and primary Director for Moo Creative. He's done work for Garth Brooks, OneRepublic, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and Toby Keith, among others. On this episode we talk about the current state of music videos, getting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Music Business Radio
Two of Music Business Radio's favorite guests return this week -- Michael Omartian and Terry Christian. Michael alone has participated in sales of over 350,000,000 albums as a producer, arranger, artist and musician. He’s also been nominated for 17 Grammy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Music Business Radio
Steve Keller, CEO of iV Audio Branding, began his start in the Nashville music scene by making dance remixes of country hits for artists like Tim McGraw and Wynnona. He is an expert on all things related to audio branding.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Music Business Radio
Thanks for listening, Kevin. Not sure about the status of Norbert's book. When we taped this, it was on schedule to be released this year, but as of now, it looks like that hasn't happened. Hopefully soon! He has some great stories...
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David Dufresne is CEO of Bandzoogle, a platform for musicians to build websites, engage fans, and sell music and merch directly. More than 20,000 musicians and bands use Bandzoogle. David has a venture capitalist background and spent eight years placing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Music Business Radio
Michael Dorf is founder and CEO of City Winery, Nashville's newest venue and sister to City Wineries in New York City, Chicago, and Napa Valley. In 1986, at only 23 years old, Dorf founded The Knitting Factory, New York City’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Music Business Radio
Dave Steunebrink shares his story about coming to Nashville from New Zealand, working in the music business, discovering Paramore, current projects like The Vespers, and much more. For those not on the podcast... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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On this episode, David Hooper talks with Eric Dahl about new music gear. Eric also tells the story of a Gibson guitar he found in a Las Vegas pawn shop that turned out to have been stolen...from BB King. Eric's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Music Business Radio
On this episode... Dan Buckley interviews: Laura Whitmore - Editor of Acoustic Nation / PR for Casio Mike Martin - GM Marketing Casio Glen Caruba / Pearl Drums Jackie Anderson - Griffin Technology Julianna - Notes for Notes AlJon Go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. He's collaborated with artists like Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, and Donna the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Chris Blair is the owner of The Listening Room Cafe, a destination venue for singer/songwriters in Nashville, TN. Jim Peterik is co-founder of The Ides of March and Survivor. He's written songs for acts like Cheap Trick, 38 Special, The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Chris Blair is the owner of The Listening Room Cafe, a destination venue for singer/songwriters in Nashville, TN. Jim Peterik is co-founder of The Ides of March and Survivor. He's written songs for acts like Cheap Trick, 38 Special, The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Music Business Radio
A special Father's Day edition of Music Business Radio with the legendary, Grammy nominated, songwriter-artist, John Hiatt and his equally talented daughter, Lilly. Eighteen year old John came to Nashville from Indiana in the 70s to pursue a songwriting career,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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My last music business book, Six-Figure Musician, somehow broke outside the music industry and found a non-musician audience of entrepreneurs, bloggers, speakers, writers, filmmakers, and others with a message to spread. These non-musicians realized they aren't any different from musicians... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
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Dave Pahanish talks about his career as a songwriter and artist. As a writer, he's had several major label cuts including three No. 1 Billboard country music singles --"Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne, "American Ride" by Toby... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Carlene Carter drops by the Music Business Radio studios to talk about her new album on Rounder Records, Carter Girl. This album, a fresh take on classic Carter Family songs, includes guests like Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Cowboy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Craig Alvin talks about his career as a recording engineer and mixer. Craig has worked with dozens of well-known acts including Amy Grant, The Features, Erin McCarley, Bronze Radio Return, and Hanson. For those not on the podcast... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Ashley Capps got his start as a music promoter in Knoxville during the 1970s, where he booked events at the University of Tennessee and off-campus venues. He is the founder of AC Entertainment, co-producers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Music Business Radio
It happens. And when it happens, the show must go on... It would have been easy for this band, Great White, to cancel the show, just like it would have been easy for them to quit the music business entirely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com