52 Top Music Industry Podcasts for Musicians

52 of the best music industry and music biz podcasts online. Awesome shows for your inspiration and guidance in the music industry. A few towards the bottom of this list are no longer broadcasting but their past shows are worth listening to for helpful advice. If you have any suggestions of any new or old interesting music industry podcasts leave a comment below. The active shows are in no specific order.

Music Business Hacks
Simon Tam
A daily show for the aspiring musician who wants to revolutionize their career with inspiration + activities. During the week, listeners will learn about specific things they can do that day to advance their career and hear deep dive interviews with insight from creatives and music industry professionals. The show is written and hosted by Simon Tam, author of Music Business Hacks, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, and the Last Stop Booking blog. He is also founder and bassist of dance rock band, The Slants.

The Third Story Podcast with Leo Sidran
Leo Sidran
The Third story features long-form interviews with creative people of all types, hosted by musician Leo Sidran. Their stories of discovery, loss, ambition, identity, risk, and reward are deeply moving and compelling for all of us as we embark on our own creative journeys.


Creative Juice
Creative Juice, brought to you by Indepreneur, is a weekly 1-hour podcast dedicated to enabling you to pursue your creative passion. Each week we interview successful independent musicians, music industry professionals, and music marketers to give you an inside look at what it’s like to treat your “dream” like your “fallback”.

We also take you inside whats working now at the cutting edge of music marketing. You’ll learn exactly how to gain control, clarity, and confidence in your music career.

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast
Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he’ll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he’ll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Bob Lefsetz Website

Music MarketingBobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle Podcast
Music Industry Analysis, Interviews, Tips, News, and Reviews. In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you’re in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

Insiders is a Music business podcast in which we speak with the executives that shape the Music and Tech industries. The podcast is hosted by Soundcharts. Soundcharts monitors social networks, streaming platforms, charts, playlists and radio airplay data over than 2 million artists.

DIY Musician Podcast
CD Baby
Making music has never been easier, but building a music career today is altogether different. Finding the right audience for your music takes an entrepreneurial mindset, a lot of hard work, and a willingness to experiment. The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who’ve found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent buyers, and more. This podcast is geared towards independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosts Kevin and Chris work with hundreds of thousands of artists at CD Baby, and are actively releasing and promoting their own music too; they’re part of the same community they’re helping to educate and encourage with each new episode.

Middle Class Musician
Inspiring the Intentional Musician.
For fans of: The Working Songwriter, Song Exploder, DIY Musician Podcast, The Fretboard Journal, This Nashville Life, And the Writer Is… Chasing Tone, Made It In Music
Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry.

This Nashville based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world.

Hosted by singer/songwriter and Nashville For Hire founder: Andrew Galucki

The Savvy Musician Show
Leah McHenry

The leading online music marketing podcast just for musicians!

Expert interviews, strategies, the latest changes in social media and Facebook advertising, album launches, crowdfunding, student success stories, and MORE! We equip musicians with the knowledge and tools to live their dreams in the new music industry.

Female Entrepreneur Musician with Bree Noble
Bree Noble
Host Bree Noble shares insights on how to create a sustainable career as a woman in the music business. This show includes two different episode formats, solo shows where Bree provides tips and tricks from her own knowledge and experience, and interviews with female musicians and industry pros. These interviews are inspirational and informational and help our audience get a different perspective on the business of music.

Bree Noble Website
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Bree Noble on Twitter

WOS Music Podcast
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The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz
Andrew Hitz
The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz will help you make more money in the music business. Andrew brings his experience of performing in almost 40 countries over the last two decades to conversations with the most successful musical entrepreneurs in the world to provide actionable advice for anyone trying to succeed in today’s ever-changing music industry.

Music Business Dreams
KDMR Music
Want to know what it takes to make it in the Music Business? This is the Music Business Dreams Podcast, where we interview artists, managers and other industry professionals to find out how they made their Music Business dreams come true — and how you can, too. Listen to learn the latest music marketing strategies, and how to build a successful music career.

Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast
The Rock/Star Advocate
Join Suz {The Rock/Star Advocate} as she lays out everything you need to know to go from struggling DIY Musician to confident Music-Preneur, growing a sustainable career in music.

Smart Music Business Podcast
Chris Greenwood
Smart Music Business Podcast Teaching You Music Marketing & Promotions plus all things Music Industry Related.

The Six Minute Music Business Podcast
Wade Sutton / Rocket to the Stars
Wade Sutton of Rocket to the Stars, one of the world’s top artist services record labels, gives artists insights and tips that are vital to growing a successful music business.

Kreative Kontrol
Entertainment One
Thoughtful, funny, heartfelt interviews and in-depth documentaries about musicians, authors, comedians, and other cultural creators.

When Life Hands You Lennons
Lennon Cihak
Imagine trying to build a career in the music business without connections. Imagine working hard and sharing your work, but it’s not getting in front of the right people. When Life Hands You Lennons is the podcast that spotlights talent within the music business that keeps this industry afloat. Thus far into my career I’ve been able to build up a myriad of contacts and knowledge within the music business, including artists, musicians, publicists, label owners, business owners, distributors/aggregators, managers, and more. When Life Hands You Lennons is about sharing that knowledge, the connections, and their expertise with you.


And The Writer Is…
with Ross Golan Big Deal Music // Mega House Music
Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time… this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music. And The Writer Is…

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast
Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.
In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label.

With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz.

Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles you need to take your music to the next level.

Music MarketingMusic Biz 101
The (Un)Official Site of William Paterson University’s Music Business & Pop Studies Programs. Music Biz 101 & More is the only FREE advice talk show in America broadcast on college radio that focuses on the business side of the music & entertainment worlds. Hosted by William Paterson University’s Dr. Stephen Marcone & Professor David Philp, the show airs each Wednesday at 8pm on WPSC-FM, Brave New Radio.@MusicBiz101WP

Podcast Music MarketingMusic Marketing Music Biz Weekly Podcast
Music marketing and music business topics and discussions. The Music Biz Weekly, a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert. Each week we discuss the latest events in the music business and music marketing events and techniques. Discussions for the DIY artist. Topics include music licensing, Facebook marketing, Twitter marketing, email marketing, website development, finding fans online, selling your music, selling merchandise and much, much more.

The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 25-year industry veteran, Bob Bender talks to successful guests from every corner of the industry about their careers to discover the things they did right as well as the lessons they learned from any mistakes they made. Previously with Tom Sabella and Traci Snowe. A podcast series geared towards empowering all musicians to understand the music business from the ground up.

Cyber PR Music Podcast
Ariel Hyatt
Dispatches for the new music business. Hosted by Ariel Hyatt founder of Cyber PR, music publicist, strategist, and author. Features interviews with music and non-music business experts to help musicians get ahead in the music business. Plus, Ariel muses about music industry marketing and independent artist development trends as well as help you keep your wits about you with practical mindset advice.

Music BusinessThe SCOREcast Podcast Show
From Hollywood, film composers Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston discuss news and opinions on the state of the media music business and issues relevant to film, television and video game composers, orchestrators and musicians.

Music Growth Talks: Podcast for Musicpreneurs

Andrew Apanov (Dotted Music)
A podcast for music artists, record labels, start-ups, and industry professionals. Hosted by Andrew Apanov, the founder of the Dotted Music marketing agency and WeSpin.co musicians community. On each episode, the world’s smartest representatives of the music business share tactics and strategies you can use to grow your own music brand. Become a patron at patreon.com/andrewapanov to access a secret feed with exclusive episodes.

Music Marketing Manifesto
Music Marketing Manifesto is a leading resource for today’s DIY musicians, hosted by John Oszajca. John is a Music Marketing Expert, a Former Major Label Recording Artist, and one of the pioneers of Direct To Fan Marketing in the Music Industry.

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Making It with Chris G.
Chris Goyzueta
Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiring individuals who have in his eyes “made it” and who have an abundant amount of stories and wisdom that should be shared with the world of aspiring creatives, musicians, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The objective of this podcast is to educate and motivate individuals by sharing stories of people who are “making it” every day.

TechMuze Academy
Dezz Asante

If you want to learn to make amazing sounding music and grow a massive, loyal fan base as an independent musician, you’ve found the right podcast!. TechMuze is a show about music production and music marketing in the modern age we live in. We discuss such topics as home recording, music mixing, music production, music marketing, social media for musicians, independent music business, growing your fan base and how to sell music.

Learn about using modern tools to make music at home such as recording software (DAW), audio plugins, basic acoustic treatment, etc.

Learn to market your music both online and offline to grow a loyal fan base and turn those fans into “super fans” (AKA customers) and turn your music hobby into a music business.

Dan Steinberg
Over the past year the promoter101 hashtag has gone viral on social media, with the industry observational humor of Dan Steinberg, the weekly podcast was born from that success. A lively mix of industry news, the story’s behind tweets, and interviews with power players of our business. Co-hosted by Luke Pierce, the podcast premiered in late October, already finding a following of thousands of loyal listeners.

Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is a free, in-depth news, insight and analysis platform for the international music industry.

As a UK-based site with a global outlook, we’re lucky to have access to some of the world’s most exciting professional music businesses 
on our doorstep.

But our remit also extends much further afield, uniting a worldwide community of industry thought-leaders.

Whether it’s the colossal US,
 UK and EU markets, the growing power of Asia-Pacific, Russia and Latin America or the streaming-savvy Nordics, MBW helps artists, managers and music industry rights-holders arm themselves with international knowledge to
 tackle international ambitions.

Don’t Keep Your Day Job
Cathy Heller
Are you thirsty for more joy in your everyday? Do you want to get paid to do what you love? Do you want to figure out your greatest passion, your purpose, and how to turn that into a profitable, thriving full-time career? Each week, host Cathy Heller has honest conversations with successful creative entrepreneurs about the hands-on, practical steps to make a living doing what lights you up, and build a life that you can’t wait to wake up to every single day. You’ve got so much to contribute and Cathy is here to help you do it. Follow Cathy @cathy.heller on Instagram for daily sparks of inspiration. Subscribe to Don’t Keep Your Day Job and share the show with someone who needs to hear it. We’re on a mission to make this a brighter, happier, and more fulfilled place – and you can help us make this possible.

The New Music Industry Podcast
David Andrew Wiebe
Podcast host and author David Andrew Wiebe is known for his calm and level-headed delivery of instructional podcast content for independent musicians and music business owners. After a six-month hiatus from his previous show, DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, and some thoughtful deliberation, he rebranded and relaunched. The New Music Industry Podcast isn’t just a simple and easily understood show name – it is also the title of his latest highly-praised book – The New Music Industry: Adapting, Growing, and Thriving in The Information Age – featuring personal development and business advice and a comprehensive view of modern marketing strategies – social media, blogging, podcasting, video, live performance, radio, and more. Listeners can expect to hear interviews with a wide range of people – not just musicians, experts and industry people, but also marketers, entrepreneurs and business owners that can bring a much-needed valuable perspective to the discussion. Wiebe has already had the likes of Bob Baker, James Moore, Ross Barber, Helen Austin, Eddie Meehan, Christopher Sutton, DeCarlos Garrison, Ian Temple, Melina Krumova, James Schramko, Brian Poillucci, Andrew Galucki, Deborah Fairchild, Jason Davis, Sean Murphy, Kevin Breuner, Jules Schroeder, Dobbs Franks, Johnny Vieira, Vik Rajan, Richard “Younglord” Frierson, Monica Strut, Brent Vaartstra, Matt Starr and many others.

Music, Money And Life
Aaron Davison
From How ot License Your Music talks with different music industry pros about the music business, with an emphasis on how to license music in tv, films and ads.

Song Exploder
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.

The Greg Noire Show
Greg Noire
The Greg Noire Show podcast that delves into the world of music, music photography, and whatever is popping in pop culture in the week that was. This show also highlights a topic of the week and answers patron submitted questions in the most informal way possible, over a glass of whiskey, maybe. Probably. This is made mostly to entertain and possibly “educate” (lol), so expect this to go off the rails as I share with you some of my stories and experiences as a photographer of almost a decade of shooting.

Musicians Guide to the Music Industry
Darren Makins, Ron DiSilvestro, Michael Marks, Josh Sawyer
Hosted by Darren Makins (Singer/Songwriter, Musician), Ron DiSilvestro (Billboard-Charting Producer, Audio Engineer, Drummer) and Michael Marks (Audio Engineer, Musician), Musicians’ Guide to the Music Industry is an in-depth look at the Music Industry, its past, and future. Each episode, they talk about the music biz, and give advice on how to navigate the tumultuous waters that is the current state of the Music Industry. They also chat with an industry professionals about their role within the business.

Surviving the Music Industry
DIME Collective
Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today. All the while host, Brandon Harrington, is still surviving the music industry.

Music Industry Insiders Podcast
Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio
Listen to interviews with music industry insiders and discover how music gets produced, published, distributed, and monetized in today’s market. Follow @idletuesdaysLA’

BIMM – Inside the Music Industry
BIMM’s Inside the Music Industry pulls back the curtain on the music business, giving an up close, intimate look into the numerous roles, positions and career paths possible within this ever-changing field.

Behind the Music Business Podcast
BTB music and media
In conversation with a cross section of music business professionals for those who want to start their journey through any part of the Music Industry.

The Behind the (Music) Business Podcast looks at the music industry and talks to those who work in it about their roles, interests and motivtions in order to find out more about the people ‘behind the business’.

Music MarketingAbove The Noise
Interviews are with the people behind the music and the people behind the business of this industry

Music MarketingThe Awful Truth: Behind The Music Industry
Essential for any DIY musician. Indie rockers, My Body Sings Electric, give an honest look at careers in the modern music industry. Essential for any DIY musician. Indie rockers, My Body Sings Electric, give an honest look at careers in the modern music industry. Learn how to build a DIY fanbase, record music in a studio and start touring.

Music MarketingBand-Aides: A Music Industry Podcast

Band-Aides is a Podcast, hosted by Leander Gloversmith.

Band-Aides is an exploration of the music industry, and the cogs that make it turn. Over the course of Volume 1 (a 12 episode run) we talk to artists, managers, record labels, booking agents, live promoters, publicists, journalists and many more.

Our focus is on bands, the business, and the business of bands. Our aim is to delve behind the curtain of an industry that can often seem all too opaque, even for those that work and play within it.

Whether you work in the business or you aspire to do so; whether you’re in a band trying to find the right team or just figure out how it all works; or whether you’re just plain interested in what on goes on ‘behind the scenes’, Band-Aides is the right podcast for you.@BandAidesPod

Podcast Music MarketingMad Music Marketing Minutes
Do you want to know more about how to have a successful music career? Are you interested in music marketing and sales? Sniffing out super social media strategies? Me too, let’s learn together as I (Billy Grisack, The Music Marketing Mind) talks about this stuff with an awesome guest each week!

Podcast Music MarketingMusic Marketing Monday
Monday morning zoo radio style music marketing show full of pure audio caffeine, fun, laughs and “highly useful” information by two of America’s most active buzz worthy music marketing minds, Bob Baker and Billy Grisack.

Podcast Music MarketingMusicBizCast with Kelly Castor
Musicbizcast is a weekly podcast helping artists get better at the business of music. Through stories from some of the of the most inspiring names in the industry, we’re collecting the tips, tricks, and lessons that can mean the difference between eeking out a living in music, and truly thriving in the MusicBiz! Hosted by Kelly Castor.

Podcast Music MarketingMusic Marketing [dot] com Podcast
Welcome to the Music Marketing dot com Podcast – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business. Hosting the podcast is music marketer and author of the book “Six-Figure Musician”, David Hooper. Joining David is his co-host, Wendy Wallace.

Music Business PodcastMusic Business Podcast
Co-hosts Kyle Bylin and Cortney Harding are rebanding their Hypebot sponsored Upward Spiral podcast to Music Business Podcast.

Music Business Facts- with Rodney HolderMusic Business Facts- with Rodney Holder
Successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you’re an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.

Music Business RadioMusic Business Radio
Talk radio show featuring top music industry executives, artists, managers, booking agents, and producers who talk about the music business and review music from upcoming and independent artists.

The Music Business Connection is for musicians and others working in the music industry. This is also for music fans!

The podcast features interviews related to the music business. Topics cover recording music, music promotion, radio promotion, music marketing, booking shows, touring (travel), album sales, record labels, artist management, and more.

Gain insights into the careers of people who work in the music industry as they share their own experiences. Get inspired and discover valuable information and resources when you listen in three days per week. The Music Business Connection is brought to you by 3000 Records, an independent record company established in 1996 by your host Terrance D. Schemansky. Get yourself connected!

The Music Life PodcastThe Music Life Podcast
The Music Life is an exploration of what it means to be a contemporary maker of music during what could be considered ‘the wild west’ era of the music industry. This exploration is done through conversations with a diverse array of working music artists, producers, and industry professionals. There are many questions to be asked and stories to be told.

The podcast is hosted and produced by two working musicians and record producers, Louis Abramson & Joey Secchiaroli. Both have spent the better part of their lives pursuing careers in music on both ends of the mic. With years of professional experience producing recordings for other artists, as well as writing, performing and producing records for their own respective bands, the duo hopes to bring some fresh perspectives on the highly unadvisable path of the modern music maker.

Many of you have asked me for advice on how to release an album or single as an independent artist. For five years, with each release, I gathered a list of the basic essentials. I want to share this “checklist” with you.

Though every album release is unique. There are basic requirements and steps in common with all releases across all genres. To distribute your music, attract a fanbase and receive payments, there is a lot of paperwork. You must make plans and do research.

If you are an independent musician, you might not have a lot of free time, a label or street team.

This e-book is a checklist I wish I had when I released my first EP. There is no commentary or fluff in this list. It contains the bullet points, precise links and instructions. It is a starting place for your release and an introduction to some music biz basics.

It will help you level the playing field and get heard in the crowd. It will save you hundreds of hours of research and give you more time to do what you love—making music.

It’s available on Amazon Kindle (left) and this website (right) for the price of a cup of coffee.

So, let’s put aside the guitar, bass or those drumsticks for a while – and let’s focus on getting this necessary work done.

Wish your album or single be a great success! And, your music heard and appreciated by enthusiastic fans around the world.


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