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David Hooper
Nashville, TN
Music Marketing Guy
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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 2 days ago at Music Business Radio
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Dave Pahanish was in the Music Business Radio studios today to talk 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... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Music Business Radio
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Marshall Altman is a Nashville-based record producer, songwriter, and owner of Galt Line Studio. He was formerly an A&R person for such labels as Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, and Columbia Records, as well as the former frontman for the alternative... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Music Business Radio
Marshall Altman is a Nashville-based record producer, songwriter, and owner of Galt Line Studio. He was formerly an A&R person for such labels as Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, and Columbia Records, as well as the former frontman for the alternative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Carlene Carter dropped 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 Apr 9, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Emerson Hart talks about his 20+ years in the music business, his band Tonic, and his solo release, Beauty In Disrepair. Topics discussed: Emerson's start, growing up on the Jersey Shore his time in LA, including living in a car... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Paul Moak is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with House of Heroes, Jennifer Knapp, Lovedrug, Mat Kearney, Seabird, Third Day, and Relient K, among others... Paul's work has appeared on platinum and gold albums as well as hit TV... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Craig Alvin was in the Music Business Radio studio today to talk 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Music Business Radio
Paul Moak is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with House of Heroes, Jennifer Knapp, Lovedrug, Mat Kearney, Seabird, Third Day, and Relient K, among others... Paul's work has appeared on platinum and gold albums as well as hit TV... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Music Business Radio
If you're thinking about licensing your music or performing a jingle to help a company sell its products, watch this video of a commercial featuring Cinderella... ...and think about how you'll feel about your endorsement 30 years down the road.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
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Brian Bauer and Joe Kustelski talk about how musicians can sell more tickets to their live events. Brian Bauer is co-manager Rockhouse Partners, a technology-based entertainment agency based in Nashville. Joe Kustelski is CEO of Etix, the largest independent ticketing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Music Business Radio
The Wood Brothers dropped by our flagship station, WRLT, to play live in the studio and talk about the music business, including their new album, The Muse, on Zac Brown's label. For those not on the podcast... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Brian Bauer and Joe Kustelski dropped by the Music Business Radio studios to talk about how musicians can sell more tickets to their live events. Brian Bauer co-manager Rockhouse Partners, a technology-based entertainment agency based in Nashville. Joe Kustelski is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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A couple of years ago, a Toronto-based musician hijacked Starbucks' Pick of the Week program, where participating stores give away free music download cards. Preston Clark Edmands was inspired by this and recently did something similar. He's also released a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
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G. Love recenently dropped by out flagship station, WRLT. We didn't have time to record a full episode of Music Business Radio, but here's an interview Dan Buckley did with him, which has some good information about the music business.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Nashville based singer-songwriter, Todd Snider has been considered folk-rock, alt-country, and Americana. Whatever the genre, his music has consistently found a place on critics' top lists including Rolling Stones’ 2006 & 2012 Top 50 albums. His start as an assistant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Nashville based singer-songwriter, Todd Snider has been considered folk-rock, alt-country, and Americana. Whatever the genre, his music has consistently found a place on critics' top lists including Rolling Stones’ 2006 & 2012 Top 50 albums. His start as an assistant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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Bandzoogle just released a free ebook called "Building Your Website: A StepByStep Guide for Bands and Musicians." Whether you’re building a new website, or looking to improve your current one, it has some helpful advice that will help you sell... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
This is a guest post (submit your guest post) by Garrison Snell. He runs Red Dog Music Group, a digital marketing and artist management based in Nashville. The music industry has one major problem: Fame. My father was a bass... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
Norbert Putnam has spent 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.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Music Business Radio
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The infographic below was published by Copyblogger, a content marketing company known mostly for its online work with bloggers. It's for that audience, but at least nine of the items listed will apply to you as a songwriter. For example,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Music Marketing [dot] com
Rosa - Thanks for checking out Six-Figure Musician! Glad you liked it!
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This is a guest post (submit your guest post) by Billy Bones, a music marketing expert who works with record labels in improving their marketing strategies. He runs BBE Booking Agency, a music booking agency that works with event planners... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Music Marketing [dot] com
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Shannon Pollard, founder and President of Plowboy Records, talks 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Music Business Radio
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Bill Cakmis is 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Music Business Radio