Quote of the Year? Gene Simmons

For KISS Fans – The Business Of Your Favorite Band

KISS fans, and music business enthusiasts, should read about the business of this iconic band. You can listen to three interviews here too, two with band business manager Aaron Van Duyne and one with their day-to-day manager, Doc McGhee. Click!

Watch This Movie: We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!

If you want to see how a band can overcome roadblock after roadblock and only hit superstardom by not giving up, then watch Twisted F*cking Sister. Click to see the trailer.

Music Biz 101 & More

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: The Artist Managers

Want to know about artist management? Listen to these interviews with top managers of Childish Gambino, Dave Matthews, KISS, St. Vincent, and more. Click!

John Seabrook

Book Review: John Seabrook’s “The Song Machine”

What is John Seabrook’s “The Song Machine” all about? Click to read a review that explains why you should read this book, which is a fine piece of work. Truly, it is.

Michael McDonald of Mick Management

Childish Gambino Manager Michael McDonald Interview Highlights

Click and listen to music biz tips from Childish Gambino/Walk The Moon manager Michael McDonald. From work ethic to tour managing, it’s all here. Listen!

3 Lessons Musicians Can Learn From Mariah’s New Year’s Eve

What can musicians, both professional and DIY, learn from Mariah Carey’s 2016 New Year’s performance? Click to read and find out.

Ariana & Larry Gates

Remembering The Late, Great Larry Gates

Father, husband, and friend Larry Gates has passed away from cancer. In this post, we remember Larry and relate our story with the Hit Men bassist and late-father of your friend and William Paterson University student, Ariana Gates.


Thanks, Hypebot!

Hypebot, a music industry website run by Bruce Houghton, as re-posted our article centered on 2017 music biz predictions. We would like to thank them. Here goes. “Thanks, Hypebot.”

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Music Biz & Industry Predictions For 2017

What’s going to happen in the music industry when 2017 comes beating on our door? Click to read the music industry predictions for 2017 of top execs.

John Seabrook Music Biz 101 & More

Video: John Seabrook “The Song Machine” Interview

SiriusXM’s Steve Leeds speaks with John Seabrook, a regular contributor to New Yorker Magazine and author of the 2015 book, “The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory.” Click to watch this exclusive interview.