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David Hooper
Nashville, TN
Music Marketing Guy
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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 3 days ago 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
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Ken Coomer is a three-time Grammy nominated drummer. He's also a producer and one of the founding members of Wilco. As a producer, Ken has worked with artists from around the world and received multiple Gold and Platinum records and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 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 Apr 16, 2014 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 Apr 15, 2014 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 Apr 15, 2014 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