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Un-predictable and un-scripted, informative and always entertaining!  A “must listen” for anyone interested in music.  That’s how our audience is describing Music Business Radio, a syndicated weekly one-hour specialty program spotlighting the inside workings of the music business.  The show is hosted by music market expert, consultant, and author, David Hooper, and features interviews with various industry professionals giving the listeners their insight and expertise into the business.  Our wide-ranging guest list include Grammy Award winning producers, artists, musicians, and songwriters….as well as, record executives, promoters and artist managers.

Recent Episodes

Music Business Radio: Tyson Leslie

This week on Music Business Radio we welcome musician Tyson Leslie who has played with acts like Vixen, Giant, Dave Ellison from Megadeth and more. We’ll talk about the unexpected nationwide reaction to a photo he took from the stage in Kid Rock’s bar...

Music Business Radio: Olivia Lane

This week on Music Business Radio we welcome Olivia Lane, a singer-songwriter and entertainer based in Nashville who you may recognize from NBC’s “Songland.” We’ll talk about her journey to Nashville, how finding vulnerability and taking a pause can be amazing for your artistry,...

Music Business Radio: Bruce Warren

This week, MBR welcomes Bruce Warren, Program Director at WXPN in Philadelphia and Executive Producer of NPR's World Cafe. We'll talk about how his station chooses music, the Philadelphia music scene, the new operating environment caused by the pandemic, and how the American Music...

Music Business Radio: Jackie Marushka

This week MBR welcomes Jackie Marushka, a public relations and branding expert working with artists like Maggie Rose, Ashley Ray, and Aubrie Sellers. In this episode we talk about Americana's Thriving Roots event, the anatomy of a PR campaign, and why you should never...

Music Business Radio: Touring Industry COVID-19 Update

David Hooper interviews three guests, all from the touring side of the music industry: Chad Jeffers, a touring musician who plays with acts like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Kenny Loggins; Emmy-awarded audio engineer, Danny Poland; and Ryan Goldbacher, tour manager for Sebastian Bach....

Music Business Radio: Jason Davis

David Hooper is joined remotely by Jason Davis, an entertainment industry executive, artist manager, and songwriter with One One 7, Radar Label Group, and Noble Management. He's worked with acts like Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Dolly Parton, and more. They talk...

Music Business Radio: Nick Autry

In a special remotely recorded episode, MBR welcomes producer, engineer, songwriter and General Manager of Nashville's legendary Sound Stage Studios at Black River Entertainment, Nick Autry. He'll talk about the coronavirus' effect on recording studios, his work with Carolina Story and Willie Jones, and...