It goes without question that Podcasts have risen in popularity over the past year or so. Being a fan of comedy Podcasts, myself I never thought that listening to a music or entertainment industry related podcasts would be worth my time.
That mindset all changed after I was introduced to Music Business Hacks. After listening to a few episodes I realized that the information that was talked about is information that is critical for aspiring musicians.
In the podcast they talk about first hand experiences in the industry; the stuff they don’t teach you in school. Coming from a person with a degree in the business, I can attest to that! Tips and tricks and special facts that are helpful with getting to where you need to be in the cut throat world of the music industry.
This discovery led me to other industry podcasts such as Hey How’d You Get That Music Job, or Creative Juice. All different and unique, all touching on different aspects of the industry, but all very useful.
If you want to get anywhere in the industry, you need to do your research and you need to do your homework. It’s great if you got a piece of paper that says, “yes, you studied and learned the basics of the industry” but it does you no good if you don’t continue to learn beyond the textbooks.
Any profession that you enter there is always an opportunity to learn and grow, and there are always superiors who pass down advice and words of wisdom to the rookies. Take in everything that is given to you with the world of technology, and utilize it. And the best thing is, podcasts are free!
Some music Podcasts that I suggest you take a listen to are:
Hey! How’d You Get That Music Job
Tiny Desk Concerts
Music Business Hacks
Sound and Vision
Our Debut Album
So, while you are cleaning your place, driving in your car, walking around the block or at the gym; throw on one of these podcasts and listen to what these people have to say. Trust me, you will take more away from them then what you would from a textbook.