Since May 2019

100 Episodes

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.

Best Episodes of DIY Musician Podcast:

#323: Talkin' TikTok Trends - How to Use Them for Your Music Promo

TikTok is a powerful platform for music discovery; your songs and videos can reach the right new fans because of TikTok's algorithm. But did you know it's also one of the best places to find inspirati

Since Jan 2014

268 Episodes

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.

Best Episodes of Song Exploder:

Sampa the Great - Let Me Be Great (feat. Angélique Kidjo)

Sampa The Great is a songwriter, rapper, and singer from Zambia. She was based in Australia for years, but came back to Zambia in 2020, shortly before the pandemic hit. When she couldn’t travel, she d

Since Mar 2017

301 Episodes

An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.

Best Episodes of Music Production Podcast:

#301: Don't Lose Twice; 3 Book Recommendations; Jamuary 2023

It's time for Jamuary 2023! Jamuary is a challenge to make and share a piece of music each day during January. The point isn't to create masterpieces, it is simply to show up and do some work.  In thi

Since Nov 2011

251 Episodes

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

Best Episodes of Sodajerker On Songwriting:

Episode 243 - Michael Penn

Composer and songwriter <a href= "">Michael Penn</a> talks with Sodajerker about his "former career" in songwriting, meeting Bob Dylan as a kid, and why he doesn't co-write with

Since Dec 2018

216 Episodes

Let's learn songwriting! Learn to write impactful and meaningful songs by writing great melodies, lyrics that move your listeners, and arrangements and chord progressions that evoke the right emotions.Do you want to write emotional and powerful melodies? Learn to write incredible melodies, regardless of your musical background.Do you wish you could write incredible lyrics that move your listeners? Learn how to write great lyrics that are worthy of being framed and hung up on your wall.Want to make full, rich arrangements that sound fully professional? Learn how to arrange in a way that makes your song shine.Do you sometimes have trouble finding inspiration or staying productive? Learn how to find, maintain and regain inspiration as well as remain productive in your creative processes.Do you ever get overwhelmed by songwriting?Do you find yourself getting into creative ruts?Do you wish your songwriting efficiency was better?If you want asimpleguide to learn to get past the overwhelm of songwriting, thisshow is for you!So let's learn how to songwrite with music theory, lyric writing, creative productivity, inspiration, and more!Anyone who's ever had feelings or thoughts can become a songwriter, so let's dive deep into our inner creator and learn how to write songs!If you want to dive even deeper, gograb my free guide on 10 proven ways to start writing a song in under an hour here:

Best Episodes of Songwriter Theory: Learn Songwriting And Write Meaningful Lyrics and Songs:

Understanding and Utilizing Modes (Modes Revisited Part 2)

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Since Oct 2017

232 Episodes

6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join host Brian Hood and his guests as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.

Best Episodes of 6 Figure Creative:

#232: The 11 Must-Have Tools For Growing And Running A 6 Figure Creative Business In 2023

I'm sure you already know how easy it is to get bogged down by the day-to-day tasks and admin work that comes with running a freelance business. You probably don't know all of the amazing tools out th

Since Jan 2018

257 Episodes

Ever wonder why you can practice for hours, sound great in the practice room, and still be frustratingly hit or miss on stage? Join performance psychologist and Juilliard alumnus/faculty Noa Kageyama, and explore research-based “practice hacks” for beating anxiety, practicing more effectively, and playing up to your full abilities when it matters most.

Best Episodes of The Bulletproof Musician:

The Best Type of Goals for More Success in the Year Ahead

If you've ever wondered why New Year's resolutions have a way of falling by the wayside so quickly, today's episode might provide some insights (and suggestions on how to avoid the motivation slump).A

Since Jul 2020

300 Episodes

Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

Best Episodes of All Songs Considered:

In conversation: The enduring spark of Selena

Since her death in 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez' legacy has spread far beyond her Tejano music roots. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode and explores how Selena became a powerful symbo

Since Nov 2017

208 Episodes

From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Best Episodes of Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond:

Johnny Mathis

Today, we are featuring “The Voice of Christmas,” Mr. Johnny Mathis. Over the years, Mr. Mathis has released six Christmas albums. His iconic first holiday record, Merry Christmas, is a tribute to his

Since Apr 2015

284 Episodes

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.

Best Episodes of The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz:

TEM283: The science behind cultivating gratitude

TEM283: The science behind cultivating gratitude Some priceless wisdom from Elizabeth Gilbert about not basing our sense of worth on things we can not control.   Head over to for the <a href= "

Since Jan 2016

354 Episodes

Inside the biggest stories in music, hosted by Rolling Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt. Featuring interviews with top artists, expert insight on new releases and breaking news from the Rolling Stone staff, and much more.

Best Episodes of Rolling Stone Music Now:

The Untold Story of 'A Long December' – Counting Crows' Adam Duritz Looks Back

Is "A Long December" a Christmas song? In a special holiday episode, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz weighs in on that question, while going deeper than ever before on the making of e a seasonal c

Since Sept 2017

111 Episodes

My name is Jamie Lidell and I'm gonna delve into the heady magic of creating music in a modern studio, probe the depths of production, get tech crazy with mixing tricks, studio skills and equipment. I'll be joined by fellow musicians, engineers and all-round audiophiles who kindly share their tips, stories and ingenious insight from the bizarre world of music production. I shall answer questions and seek knowledge from other music makers on a quest to discover how to make things sound RIGHT. I will also share some studio trickery on each episode as I explore some of my favourite innovations in music tech and my creations... outpourings from the weirdo brain! Welcome to a place for musicians, producers and listeners alike as we "cheers" our love of everything audio.

Best Episodes of hanging out with audiophiles:


Merry Chrimble y’all! Here’s a sonic present for your ears to unwrap.  It’s in the form of a nice fireside ramble with the excellent Stephen James Wilkinson aka Bibio.  He’s a wonderful and thoughtful

Since Apr 2019

73 Episodes

Go beyond the liner notes with the VMP Anthology podcast, the audio accompaniment to VMP Anthology, a series of box sets from Vinyl Me, Please.

Best Episodes of VMP Anthology:

Comedy Store Episode 4: Bobby Lee & Johnny Sanchez (Comedy Store Podcast #234)

Originally aired as <a href= ""> Comedy Store Podcast</a> episode 234.  Contender for the best episode in Comedy Store Podcast

Since Oct 2014

319 Episodes

A podcast all about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Best Episodes of Switched on Pop:

ICYMI: We *do* talk about Bruno

The number one song on the charts is a bit of a mystery. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is the unlikely hit from Disney’s sleeper animated musical Encanto. Set in a mountainous village in Colombia, the f

Since Jan 2015

371 Episodes

Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into the fandom of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.

Best Episodes of The Great Albums:

Liner Notes - Bill's Listening Habits in 2021 (plus emails!)

Bill and pulls up Spotify's curated 2021 playlist and talks about what he enjoyed listening to in the last year! Plus some listener emails!