The Best Podcasts For Musicians

I love podcasts, especially ones about music.

music podcasts

So I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of my favorite music-related podcasts along with one of my favorite episodes of each.

RELATED: 3 Music Podcasts That Think Outside The Box

Here we go…

Song Exploder

Song Exploder, which I’ve talked about before, is where “musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.” I think songwriters especially will enjoy this podcast. But really anyone who likes hearing about the creative process will like it too.

One of my favorite episodes is the one with Weezer, and not just because I grew up listening to them. It’s because front man Rivers Cuomo has such a unique songwriting process.

And The Writer Is…

Ross Golan (writer/co-writer of “My House” by Flo Rida, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, “Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammar) hosts the And The Writer Is… podcast. Every episode, he talks with “an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry.”

They cover the songwriting process, the business side of music, personal stuff — all of it. One of the more interesting episodes is the one with Andy Grammar.

DIY Musician Podcast

The goal of the DIY Musician Podcast from CD Baby is (surprise) to help DIY musicians succeed. They mainly cover the business/marketing/practical side of music-making. So if you’re out there trying to make music your career, you’ll want to give this podcast a shot.

One of my favorite episodes is called “60 ideas in 60 minutes.” Get a pen and some paper. You’ll need them.

The Third Story Podcast

Each episode, the host interviews a musician and gets the story of how they got to where they are. The Third Story Podcast is definitely one that can encourage you to keep going.

One of my favorites is Theo Katzman’s story (plus, he’s also a fantastic singer/songwriter).

 

 

Tips For How To Get Your Podcast Off The Ground

Everyone and their mom has a podcast these days. Even I have one.

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There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts filling the internet at the moment, leaving few subjects untouched.

Unfortunately, most of these podcasts fade out of popularity.

This happens because the podcaster has a great new idea, and tries to start a podcast, but isn’t great at growing it.

In this article, I’ll be taking you through the process of successfully starting a podcast, pulling from my own experience.

I’ll talk about what gear you should have, provide tips on audio editing, and show you how to get the word out…

  1. The Golden Tip: Avoid Analysis Paralysis
  2. The Gear And Software You will Need
  3. The General Workflow
  4. Useful Software For Podcasters
  5. 6 Audio Editing Tips That Will Make your Podcast Sound More Professional
  6. Promoting Your Podcast
  7. Further Resources
  8. Conclusion

Read the full post on Midi Lifestyle

Music In My Earholes: The Beats Edition

Gideon Conn (photo from Bandcamp)
Gideon Conn (photo from Bandcamp)

It’s been a while. But, not to worry, another installment of Music In My Earholes is here.

I’ve been listening to a ton of music since the last edition, so it was hard to choose the albums for this post (there will be a Singer-Songwriter edition next).

But here it goes…

ProleteR

ProleteR takes old music — often jazz -swing from the 1920s — and puts sick beats and his own bass lines to it. Guaranteed to feel cool while listening to his tunes.

You can hear his music in my podcast, Musicateur.

Esbe

Something about this song puts me at ease. Sit down and take a listen and see what you feel.

You can also hear his music in my podcast.

P.SUS

Imagine “Singing In The Rain” but with a beat. That’s P.SUS.

Gideon Conn

You wouldn’t think a British singer-songwriter and artist would put out a hip-hop album. But this one did, and it’s a lot of fun. Conn’s song, “Sweet Music,” ended up being the theme song for Musicateur.

Musicateur’s Pilot Episode: Her Phantom Music

The first episode of my podcast, Musicateur, just went live yesterday. If you have seven minutes and a tinge of curiosity, take a listen below.

In this episode, you’ll hear from a woman who hears “phantom music” — music in her ears that’s not actually there.

“I felt like I was hearing things, but I knew I was missing things,” she said.