Music Business Success with Music Attorney Randall McMillan

randallOur guest, Randall E. McMillan is the President & Founder of McMillan Law. He has successfully negotiated, drafted and closed numerous complex agreements worth tens of millions of dollars involving some of the most prominent businesses and brands in the world and some of the most notable entertainers and artists of our time such as:
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Babyface, Mariah Carey and LL Cool J.
He spent the last decade with Universal Music Group’s Island Def Jam Music Group where he was responsible for advising creative, financial, production and marketing executives in the business and legal affairs of Def Jam Records, Island Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, Mercury Records, So So Def Records and the Russell Simmons Music Group. Mr. McMillan previously held several positions with BMG Entertainment’s RCA Records Label where he was responsible for legal matters involving such diverse and iconic entertainers as Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Christina Aguilera, Tyrese, Jim Brickman, John Pizzarelli, Comedian/Actor John Leguizamo and the Foo Fighters.

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Raising Money with Crowdfunding with Indiegogo’s Garrett Grohman

We talk with Garrett Grohman about preparing, launching and successfully raising money with the original Crowdfunding platform-


  • Crowdfunding is creating huge changes for independent Artists and creative people.  Listen to what some bands have done to earn a spot as a featured campaign.  Also, check out great examples of pitch videos on our resources page.  We cover all of the must-do’s.  Get your pen and paper ready for this show, we cover some very valuable tips to fund your next creative project.


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Mastering Music Licensing with Michael Musco


  • Michael Musco is an award winning musician and the owner of Musco Sound.  He produces custom and stock music for a wide variety of commercial clients.  He has over 10 years of experience in a wide range of styles and genres.  He has a creative and innovative outlook on commercial music that has led to his music being placed in television, film, documentary, video games, ads, and everything else in between.

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Establishing Multiple Income Streams with Music with John Taglieri

JohnTag3John is a singer songwriter, label owner, publishing company owner and a touring artist. John makes a living with his music and has created a sustainable and profitable business built upon touring, selling merchandise, self releasing albums, self distributing, building a PR and Marketing team and doing all of the business networking and fan cultivating on his own.


How to Build A Bands Fan Base By Hosting Contests with Corie Kellman

Corie is an insider in Nashville’s thriving music scene.  She works with Whitesmith unnamedEntertainment and Readymade Records behind the scenes applying her experience in Marketing and Business while learning a lot about the music industry. One thing she noticed was that often times Artists may feel the comfort of a major label, publicist or booking agent… then if those things disappear artists don’t know where to turn.  The answer is to turn to your FANS.


Entertainment Law Introduction with Ben Mclane

Ben Mclane is a dedicated entertainment Attorney with an extremely impressive list of 19479_100633119966041_4157560_nprojects. He often represents songwriters, producers and band members affiliated with the major household names in the music industry. He recieved his Law Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA. Ben worked in legal and business affairs at Rhino Records and Priority Records and head of business affairs/CFO for JWP-USA/BMG Records. Talent scout for Sire Records. Worked at major management company Tim Neece Management where he represented Bruce Hornsby, the Posies, Rickie Lee Jones, Charlie Sexton, the Origin, Leon Russell, Grapes of Wrath, Big Star, Martha Davis, etc. Through his own management company (Starkravin’) managed J/RCA recording artist happyendings.

License: To practice before all courts in the State of California and the US District Courts.


The Creative Entrepreneurial Spirit with Michael Shoup

  • Michael Shoup is a Singer/Songwriter & Founder at 12South Music.  In our interview we discuss Michael’s experience of being a professionally trained musician, depending on music alone to succeed.  Michael discovered the hard way shoupthe importance of mastering the business side of the industry and hopes that Artists can learn from his experience.  After creating a business strategy that would sell his music, Michael began helping other musicians with business development and marketing strategies. Michael Shoup is the perfect role model for the independent music industry. Balancing time as Founder of a successful Creative Development and Artist Consultation firm and a nationally touring Recording Artist, Michael pulls from both the creative and business sides of the industry.
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Monetizing Your Music with Business Coach Debra Russell

  • Debra Russel is business coach who has years of experienceMG_4528crop_large-210x300 coaching talent within the Music and Entertainment Industry.  Debra created a coaching program called the Artist Business Academy which provides high quality resources and guidance for building independent creative careers.

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Landing Sponsors with Braden Anderson from The Strange

  • Braden  explains to listeners how The Strange landed sponsors with a 100% braden2-lowsuccess rate.  To land sponsors, hit the streets!!  Create a list of sponsors that could provide basic things you need for your project or tour.  We provide examples throughout the show.  Your tour needs could be tires, an oil change, fuel, maybe a couple pieces of new gear, a couple outfits to wear on stage, etc.

  • What is your demographic?  What type of audience are you attracting with your music?  You must pin-point these characteristics so that you can get an idea of good matches for sponsorship.  You need to think of companies who would be interested in getting in front of your audience.

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Websites for Bands with Web Designer Ross Barber



  • Ross is a web developer with a very impressive portfolio of band websites that are clean, responsive and each one is a work of Art that accurately reflects the band’s style.  We cover a multitude of tips and resources to get you started with building a WordPress site that generates solid income for your band.  As an Indie Artist, you should look at your website as your storefront, ticket office, PR hub and the first place your fans will go for information.

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Veteran Artist/Producer/Businessman Johnny Dwinell Co-Founder Daredevil Productions

Johnny-Leather-Smile-1Created in 2011, Daredevil Productions is the joint vision of veteran Nashville Engineer/Producer/Performer Kelly Schoenfeld and veteran Los Angeles Artist/Producer/Businessman Johnny Dwinell. DDP is a full service music production team housed in Ragtop Recording studios on Nashville’s world famous Music Row. Johnny provides advice with Marketing, Production and Business Development. He also write fabulous articles on his blog.


A Story of Perseverance in Music Production with Maestro Dance

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Music Video Production Tips with Producer- Niel Guilarte


  • Niel Guilarte is a talented producer with an impressive production background.  He’s the Owner of Wild Style Media Group and the Former Producer for the Mayor of Orlando. His interview covers his vast experience in shooting TV shows, indie films & music videos providing valuable information for DIY Artists.  Listen to his step by step process for pre-production, script writing, acquiring the equipment and deciding what software is needed.

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Success as a Producer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist with Andrew Adkins


  • Andrew mixes tapestries of sounds, atmospheric textures with lush vocal ambiance and a wide array of musical styles, flavors and elements all add up to create this fresh, new sound and vision called The Colored Parade.  He Explains his creative process as well as the road to becoming on independent producer and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Andrew talks about making sure you avoid people who can not show you proven results with what they do for Artists.  They should have a track record for success and a clear plan if you are considering hiring them to help you.  And don’t ever sign something your don’t understand. Andrew also uses press releases and music blogs for promotion and he believes music blogs are the new taste makers.

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The Story of a Veteran Performer/ Composer- Francis Rockliff

In this week’s show we talk with Performer/Composer/Producer, Francis Rockliff

  • Francis Rockliff has co-written with Barry Mason, whose 60 million record sales RB___FRinclude hits for Rod Stewart, Tom Jones and Barbara Streisand.  He recently composed soundtrack production for clients including Oxford University and the Royal Air Force alongside a current commission to compose the music for the forthcoming UK musical, RUTH, based on the story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England.

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How your Contacts Can Launch your Career with Nicky Baker



  • Nicky is a singer/songwriter who has had successful hits and toured the world.  She’s written for very many well-established artists, including Angelique Kidjo, David Charvet and the 3rd-bestselling French artist, Anais Croze. She shares with us the importance of following your musical passions and never allowing yourself to stray too far from your creative purpose.

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The Power of Playing Live Shows with Rob Meister


In this week’s show we talk with Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer Rob Meister.

  • Rob Meister has a long history of producing hit songs with very talented musicians and is currently recording and preparing to tour for a new solo album.  During his interview we discuss the importance of finding ways to dedicate yourself to your music and how performing and networking alone are often enough to launch an independent music career.

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The Power of Owning Your Brand with Jamie Martin

In this week’s show we talk with Singer/Songwriter/Performer Miss Jamie.


  • Jamie exemplifies taking Branding to the max.  She covers a multitude of great
    tips for staying true to your creative goals, succeeding as a working musician and identifying your strengths so you can build a team to help maintain a successful independent music career.

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Music Marketing & Social Media Tips with Rockstar Braden Anderson

We talk with Braden Anderson- The Drummer for a talented Desert Rock band called The Strange.


  • We cover easy to understand tips about the benefits of a quality website, social media platforms and the power of having a message behind your music.  Braden also explains how establishing a strong network of supporters in your local community can have great results.

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Mastering Promotional Strategies with Andrea D’Agostini

In this week’s show we talk with Rising Crowd President Andrea D’Agostini.


  • Andrea is an Artist, Entrepreneur, Producer, Actor and Host.  He is the President of Rising Crowd, a group of professionals who value the importance of the Artist’s voice and creative freedom.  Andrea has mastered creating promotional strategies and shares his techniques with us.

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