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The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 45-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. businesssideofmusic.com
 
Leverage Masters is hosted by Gina Gaudio-Graves and Andrea Adams-Miller. Gina is the co-author of "The Leverage Black Book," a Dean of www.DirectionsUniversity.com and the Co-Founder of www.DUvisio.com and www.TheLeveragists.com. Andrea Adams-Miller, is CEO of www.TheREDCarpetConnection.com, a publishing, publicity, & talent agency that also acquires sponsorship for clients, events, and organizations. Additionally, Andrea Adams-Miller is the Executive Director of www.TheKeepSmilingMovement. ...
 
Sam Lamott is a single dad, college drop-out, ex-meth head, who came out of a ten-year bender at the age of twenty-two with severe clinical depression, a two-year-old, and zero life skills. Simply put, there is nobody more genuinely curious about how to be a human being. Featured in Itunes New and Noteworthy 2018. Featured in Apple top 200 podcasts in Health 2018. Featured in Apple top 200 podcasts in Self-Help 2018.
 
In 2005, Sam and Dean Winchester set off on a road trip that would save the world and change television. For fifteen seasons and three hundred and twenty-seven episodes, the CW’s Supernatural (created by Eric Kripke) took audiences on a wild ride of family, fate, and faith with a rocking soundtrack and a seriously cool car. But that was then and now … it’s time for another ride. Join hosts Rob Benedict (Chuck Shurley/God) and Richard Speight Jr (Gabriel and director of many episodes) for Sup ...
 
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All of us have our favorite band or artist we love to listen to. Most of us can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to actually meet their idol, let alone hang out with them. David Stark did just that… and more. Author of the book “It’s All Too Much”, David describes what it was like growing up in North London in the 1960’s as a dedicated…
 
Guest Star Taylor Cole (Sarah Blake) shares stories about fighting a haunted painting with Sam and Dean. She talks about getting the giggles with Jared and Jensen. Hear about her crazy scream. Rob and Rich share some real-life stories of haunted paintings. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art1…
 
Australian Award winning Producer/writer Michael Flanders & co-founder of Pacific International music publishing moved to the USA in Feb 07 to head up Pacific International Music, during this period has built a healthy publishing catalog of over 1100 songs & having administration on 12 other existing catalogs with high profile names attached. His p…
 
Longtime Supernatural producer Todd Aronauer comes back to the podcast to share insights about how Something Wicked came together, behind-the-scenes stories, and learn about more of the crew that made the show happen. Kim Rhodes joins Rob and Rich for the review. We learn about her tattoo rating system. This is a wicked cool episode! See Privacy Po…
 
If you’re a fan of the NBC television Series “The Voice, then you might remember Dan Shafer from Season 11, when he was on “Team Blake”. But Dan’s career goes deeper than that. In addition to "The Voice", Dan has sung on some of the most iconic National Television Commercials of all time to include, "Transformers" (Robots in Disguise), Aliens 3 (Th…
 
Who's ready to face ghosts!?! Guest stars AJ Buckley and Travis Wester join the podcast to talk about their introduction to the Supernatural universe and the entry of their characters. They share details about what was improvised and what wasn't, and what a joy it was to be on the set. They fellas even jump ahead a little to Ghostfacers. See Privac…
 
Brad, the guy literally closest to the action, joins the show. Brad shot on Supernatural for all 15 seasons, at times even substituting as Cinematographer. He shares stories of working with Jared, Jensen, and Nicki Aycox, stories of making shadow monsters (spoiler, it wasn't monkeys), and why you should be careful when you eat calzone. Rob and Rich…
 
We all have an idea on what it takes to get the music process from creation to consumption. The path taken has changed dramatically and historically over the past 20 years or so. At the same time, the one thing that has remained constant is that people love to create, and people love to listen. With all the new technology and ways to distribute mus…
 
Actress Jessica Steen joins the podcast and talks about shooting nights, how creepy Missy Bender is, and how she doesn't like getting locked in cages. Matt Cohen (the OG 1970s John Winchester) joins Rob and Rich to review the episode. Rob and Rich learn that the Benders are inspired by a true-life murderous family. "Demons I get. People are crazy."…
 
In today’s music scene, the independent artist is King (or Queen). No longer tied to having a record deal in order to be successful, the Indie Artist also doesn't fit the normal mold for pre-existing formats. You need someone who can help when the creative decisions become business decisions, and vice versa. This is where Talya Elitzer and her comp…
 
The Director of this episode, Phil Sgriccia, returns to the podcast. Hear stories about getting the sets to feel authentic, how Phil uses real magic to create the special effects, and find out what a "cut out car" is. Rich and Phil connect over all the rules for how directors should cover hunters in certain situations. See Privacy Policy at https:/…
 
Getting into the music business is not easy. It’s competitive, crowded, and the success of making it a career can be challenging on a good day. Factor in those players who say they can “guarantee” you that success for a fee, and all of a sudden things get really complicated… and potentially expensive without much to show for all of your hard work. …
 
Composer Jay Gruska joins the show and shares his Supernatural origin story, and how he enjoyed collaborating with Christopher Lennertz to design the musical landscape. He discusses the performances in the episode and the loyalty of the Supernatural community. Rob and Rich ponder Dean's awkwardly long sex scene. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.…
 
On this episode, Danny Zelisko shares with us his forty years in the music business, producing over 34,000 shows in that time. He talks about what it was like to get started in the business as a stagehand (including being a security guard on Alice Cooper shows), what it was like to work with concert and tour producer legend Bill Graham, and how he …
 
Guest Star Julie Benz joins the podcast. She shares stories about how she got started in acting, how much she loved working with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, who from the show she got to kiss, and what it was like working in mud. Plus Jared and Jensen pop-in to have some fun with Rob and Rich. Don't fear the reaper! See Privacy Policy at http…
 
If you’re a musician of any caliber that’s been around for more than a few years, then you know what the annual NAMM Show is. NAMM which is the acronym for the National Association of Music Merchants, which was founded in 1901. Each year the NAMM Show hosts literally the largest display of musical instruments, professional sound reinforcement equip…
 
Executive Producer Bob Singer and Production Designer Jerry Wanek (two titans of television) return to talk about Scarecrow, one of Season 1's scariest episodes. Hear about how the town wasn't a real-sized town, who came up with the look of the scarecrow, shooting in the fog, and how much everyone loved shooting Nicki Aycox, for the debut of Meg. T…
 
The business of music catalog acquisition has become a hot topic of discussion lately. With the sales of such song catalogs once belonging to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Shakira, John Lennon, Ryan Tedder, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, 50 Cent, Nelly, and many more, it's become a sellers paradise. But why? We ta…
 
Director Guy Bee and Producer and Post Supervisor Todd Aronauer join the show to talk about the super creepy episode, Asylum. Guy has directed several episodes of Supernatural, and Todd is one of the few people that worked on the pilot and then went on to work on the series for years. We get details about how they shot at an actual abandoned asylum…
 
On this episode, we talk with Dave Philp and Steve Marcone with regards to their book “Managing Your Band: A Guide to Artist Management”. This book is considered the go-to guide for artist management in the new music industry, especially independent artists taking the DIY route. Industry insiders Steve and Dave tackle the work and knowledge require…
 
Visual Effects Supervisor Ivan Hayden joins the podcast. Hear details about the visual effects craft and hear Rob and Rich's theories about Missouri Moseley and the reasons the boys return home. Everything is on fire! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
As a songwriter, you have to be a student of your genre. Whether it be Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, or Country. You have to learn to keep your eyes on your own paper as you create this body of work, and be fearless in doing so. At the same time, there are so many questions when it comes to not only writing songs, but what to do with your creation afterwards…
 
Guest star Tyler Johnston and co-writer Rachel Nave Dworkin discuss Bugs with hosts Richard Speight, Jr. and Rob Benedict. Hear stories about Tyler getting into a strange white van and how Rachel got cheated out of a toaster oven. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles pop in to share a story from the set. Bugs, it isn't as bad as you remember. See Priv…
 
On the show with us today is Dave Ratner, the lead lawyer at Creative Law Network, a boutique entertainment law firm in Denver Colorado. We talk about what the difference is between an entertainment lawyer and a regular business attorney, along with navigating the waters when it comes such contracts as a record deal, a publishing deal, how copyrigh…
 
Executive Producer McG talks about how he first met Eric Kripke and heard the pitch for Supernatural. He shares secrets behind some of the special effects of the episode. Jane McGregor who played Lori Sorenson also joins the episode and shares why they had to do re-shoots and that her dogs didn't get along with Jared's dogs. And of course Rob and R…
 
Milana Rabkin Lewis is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Stem, the leading distribution, payment, and financing solution built to simplify the process of releasing music in today’s industry and designed to empower artists & their teams to run their business truly independently. Backed by industry-leading investors including Upfront Ventures…
 
Charles Duhigg is the author of The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies, and Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity. Charles studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently writes at The New Yorker Magazine, and until a few years ago, was…
 
Jerry Wanek, Production Designer, Producer and Director, shares details about this super gross episode. Rob Benedict, Richard Speight, Jr. and Jerry’s talk about the sewer, the rats, and peeling ones skin off. Here about why most sets had to be built, and how the brothers were almost stuck staying in Motel 6s across the country. Plus, a very specia…
 
How do you go about conquering stage fright? Do you know the best way to handle a heckler from the audience? Do you have an idea of what your single most important element of your music performance is? How do you go about reading an audience if you see that you’re “losing them”. Singer, Songwriter, and author of the book “Performance Matters” John …
 
Director and Producer Phil Sgriccia and Composer Chris Lennertz share details about music, editing, and the creative process. Jovanna Burke (Bloody Mary) pops in and shares some great BTS stories about the make-up and special FX. This episode is packed and super fly! Supernatural Then and Now continues with never before heard insights from the cast…
 
Did you know that the portable, cheap, flimsy, music stand we all recognized in school growing up was patented in 1900, then modified in the 1950s – and hasn’t really changed much since. Every musician has a story. Stands that didn’t assemble easily (or collapsed in the middle of a performance), not to mention the struggle to fold them back up… Ser…
 
Kate Bowler, PhD is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. She studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves about success, suffering, and whether (or not) we’re capable of change. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel and The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power …
 
Director of Photography Serge Ladouceur talks about the look he developed for the show and shares details about Phantom Traveler with hosts Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr. Also, Serge and Bob Singer talk about working together and with Jared and Jensen. Jensen pops in and shares a funny story about working with Bob as a director. This baby is…
 
In one of our most powerful, intimate, and deeply thought provoking interviews we’ve ever had on this our 200th episode, we spend time back in the studio with the legendary lyrical illustrator and hit songwriter Jack Williams. Adopted, and raised as a single child, Williams talks of his childhood, which included a physically abusive relationship wi…
 
Bob Singer, Supernatural's 15 year Executive Producer, tells us how he got involved in the show, describes his directing style and shares some great behind-the-scenes stories about shooting with kids and water. Bob spends some time with hosts Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr. remembering Kim Manners, who directed Dead In The Water and a bunch o…
 
Fleet Maul P.H.D. is the founder of Prison Dharma Network, Prison Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety, National Prison Hospice Association, and Windhorse Seminars. He is also the co-founder of Engaged Mindfulness Institute, Transforming Justice Initiative, Upaya’s Institute’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, the Rwan…
 
You’ve written that first song, and you’re ready to record, but where do you start? Should you release a single, or does it make sense to release an entire album. Being a newbie in the music business is tough enough, but how do you tap into your creative and musical self, and determine where to go next? Connor Frost to the rescue. Connor is a Music…
 
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are back again with hosts Rob Benedict and Richard Speight Jr. as our journey continues. The actors behind Sam and Dean Winchester are here to discuss the second episode of Supernatural, season one, “Wendigo,” written by Eric Kripke with a story by Ron Milbauer, and directed by David Nutter. Join Rob, Rich, and the…
 
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles join the conversation with hosts Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict for the premiere episode of Supernatural: Then & Now. The road trip begins with Sam and Dean Winchester themselves here to discuss the pilot episode of Supernatural, written by Eric Kripke and directed by David Nutter. The boys join us to talk ab…
 
What happens when you mix together a Jazz musician, Bluegrass performer, and songwriter / performer for a major television show? While you’re at it, throw in spending time on the boards of Broadway (NYC), Lower Broadway (Nashville), along with being on the road with one of the Rock N’ Roll industry’s legends, and you get singer, songwriter, multi-i…
 
John Cowan, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for thirty-seven years now, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. His rise to fame began in 1974, when he auditioned to play bass for the then up and coming “New Grass Revival. Fellow members Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, Curtis Burch, and later on Bela Fle…
 
Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Love Does and Everybody, Always and Dream Big. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does—a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. He's a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping peop…
 
On the show today, we have Matt Wilson, about his new book “Hooks: Lessons on Performance, Business, and Life from a Working Musician”. In the book, Matt shares eighty life lessons from decades of experience as a performing musician and business owner. In 2021, Matt released his first book, Hooks: Lessons on Performance, Business, and Life from a W…
 
As we wind down the year, we have a conversation with one of our major sponsors for the show. James Sajeva is the Senior Brand Manager - Music Technology Products for Korg Musical Instruments. We discuss the technology of the Korg keyboards, including their latest one, the Korg Nautilus which we have in our studio. We also talk about the history of…
 
Whether you're just getting started in your career, or you're already down a path and don't know exactly what your next step is, then maybe it's time to read the book "The Blueprint: The Bible for Becoming a Successful Performing Artist in the Digital Age." Author Frank Demilt joins us to share his vision and journey of writing this book, from his …
 
A few years ago Nate Postlethwait walked away from a highly successful career in real estate to give himself a reset and find more understanding in his life. He sold his home and everything with it and traveled throughout the world for several months. During his travels, he began publicly sharing his journey of healing from childhood trauma and the…
 
RJ Curtis, former past president of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) joins us in the studio. After being forced to take a year off due to the pandemic and having to go virtual, the Country Radio Broadcasters Association announces the return of in-person CRS which will be held on Feb. 23-25, 2022. RJ talks about what potential attendees should know about…
 
Tis' the Christmas season, and it's time for Tom Sabella, the founder, and executive producer, along with Bob Bende, the host of the show, to finally get together in the studio and reflect on this past year. As we're coming up to our 200th episode early in 2022, we also talk about how the show started, what it was like for Bob to take over in 2017,…
 
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