Top Music Industry Podcasts You Should Listen To

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Staying on top of the latest trends and tips in the music industry can be a tedious task if you’re already creating new music, promoting what’s out, and booking gigs. Podcasts are great way to stay in the know because you can listen to them on the go from your phone or Bluetooth in your car.

From interviews to mixing tips and even the science behind writing songs, podcasts are the best knowledge tool for artists on the go.

We’ve put together 5 music industry podcasts you should press play on to broaden your horizons.

1. Couch Wisdom

Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan.

Press Play: iTunes

2. Switched on Pop

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Press Play: iTunes

3. Blap Chat

Focusing on the music production side of the business, BlapChat is a podcast founded by !llmind that promises to “talk about everything and anything related to the music producer. New gear reviews, business advice, beat critiques and industry special guests every week.” BlapChat is a must-listen for all aspiring music producers—regardless of genre.

Press Play: iTunes

4. Music Industry 360

Symphonic’s official podcast features commentary and discussions with our staff, clients, friends, and more. Each and every episode aimed at educating you throughout the maze that is the music industry.

 Press Play: SoundCloud | iTunes

5. Showstopper

Showstopper is one of Spotify’s first original podcasts. It looks at the way music has impacted some of the biggest television shows over the years. Speaking with music supervisors from TV series like Breaking Bad and The O.C. Showstopper investigates the importance of a good soundtrack to a show’s success and hears first-hand stories about how songs like Phantom Planet’s “California” were immortalized as theme songs.

Press Play: Spotify

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