The Industry


1st October 2018

Looking for some new music focused podcasts to follow? Well, hopefully you are already subscribed and ALL OVER BIMM’s Inside the Music Industry, where we look at different aspects of the business, from A&R to artist, every other week. If you need another stream or two to get you through between our release weeks, we have just the tickets for you. From pop songs to drum enthusiasts, sarcastic comedy to informed academic, here is a list of some of our favourite folks putting out great content on the regular.

CMU’s Setlist

Brought to you by the good people at Complete Music Update (CMU), Setlist is a weekly round up and review of all the music news and business happenings in the industry. Hosted by CMU editor Andy Malt and CMU co-founder Chris Cooke, Setlist provides a one stop shop on all that is going on the the fast paced music economy.

Your Favourite Band Sucks

From perennial favourite Fleetwood Mac to metal band Slayer to indie darlings The Smiths, no one is safe from the acerbic tongues of co-hosts Mark Mosley and Tyler Mahan Coe. Billing itself as ‘a comedy podcast about overrated bands…because all bands are overrated,’ you will be chuckling, at least, at the truism provided by the duo on even your most cherished artists.

WTF with Marc Maron

If you have not at least heard of Maron’s podcast, you are missing out on what is legitimately a cultural phenomena. From Barack Obama to Joan Jett, comedian Maron provides a provocative yet fun interview into some of our most beloved and controversial figures.

Switched on Pop

Ever wonder if there was a secret or science behind why we love a good pop song? Why they can’t get out of our heads? Why you can still sing every lyric to Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls,’ yet can’t remember your own mum’s birthday? Let musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding reveal the formulas that make pop hits so infectious.

Art of the Score

How do you find and create the perfect music to add drama, give ambience and provide tension in movies, commercials and TV? Art of the Score examines this area of the business, with each episode focused in a different soundtrack, artist or era.

Creative Juice

Ever feel somewhat adrift and at a loss for how to move your creative passion to its next step or bring a project to fruition? Creative Juice features other professionals, from industry veterans to independent musicians, who have traveled the proverbial ‘road less traveled’ and thrived. A great 1-hour pick-me-up when you need a bit of life affirmation.

Drummer’s Resource

Here’s one for the heart of the band that often does not get the love they deserve. Featuring drummer Nick Ruffini, this podcast interviews artists, gives career advice and provides information for anyone interested in pursuing a path as part of the crucial rhythm section.

Korg microKAST Podcast

Who doesn’t love some good synthesiser? If that is your wheelhouse of musical amore, make sure you check out this podcast, where all things keys, technology and more are discussed.

And the Writer Is…

This is a favourite podcast, featuring a different songwriter every week. Meet the men and women responsible for penning some of your favourite hits by Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and more. Host Ross Golan, himself a multi-platinum songwriter, is at once engaging and self-deprecating. LOVE!

Song Exploder

On this podcast, musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. From hip-hop to indie and back, Song Exploder provides a glimpse into the process of crafting a perfect track, from start to finish. Amazing guests include Björk, U2, Metallica, Solange, and over a hundred more.


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