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Episode 28: Matt Whiteman on learning from the band you’re opening for

MusicBizCast with Kelly Castor

Release Date: 11/26/2014

Episode 54: Bill Toms talks about what it takes to release a CD in 2015 show art Episode 54: Bill Toms talks about what it takes to release a CD in 2015

MusicBizCast with Kelly Castor

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bill Toms joined Pittsburgh’s legendary band, The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. ...

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Episode 53: Stacey Sherman on why success in the music biz is all about the team you build around you show art Episode 53: Stacey Sherman on why success in the music biz is all about the team you build around you

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Episode 52: Tasman Jude on blowing up the reggae scene all the way from Alberta Canada show art Episode 52: Tasman Jude on blowing up the reggae scene all the way from Alberta Canada

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Grande Prairie, Alberta may not be the first place you expect to discover a reggae band. But it was there that Caleb Hart & Al Peterson first climbed an open mic stage together and improvised three songs. The crowd’s response could not be ignored, and while people gathered around them to ask where their music could be found, Caleb quickly made a Facebook page with the name Tasman Jude and directed people there. ...

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Episode 51: Kendal Conrad on what it’s like sharing a stage with the one-and-only Keith Urban show art Episode 51: Kendal Conrad on what it’s like sharing a stage with the one-and-only Keith Urban

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Kendal Conrad is a singer, actor, published writer, and award-winning songwriter. Kendal appeared on MTV and recently sang a duet onstage with Keith Urban. Kendal was featured on Keith Urban's website as one of his favorite "Raise 'Em Up" Tour moments and appeared in Keith's 2014 Video Yearbook. She is International Miss Talent and won the title with her original song "Girlstrong." She has performed at the White House, Wells Fargo Center, Sands Casino, Six Flags, Hersheypark, the Bitter End, and Musikfest, as well as the Susquehanna Bank Center for 92.5 XTU's anniversary party. ...

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Episode 50: 20 Twen on the work that went into getting a radio single in 14 states show art Episode 50: 20 Twen on the work that went into getting a radio single in 14 states

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20 TWen is a East Detroit rap prodigy who first made a name for himself in the Michigan hip-hop scene by releasing a series of blazing mixtapes and catchy singles. Coming up, 20 Twen has collaborated with super-producers 9th Wonder, Kajmir Royale (DMX, Bow Wow, De La Soul), and Johnny Juliano (Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, Rick Ross). ...

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Episode 49: Riley Weston on always making time for the business side of the music show art Episode 49: Riley Weston on always making time for the business side of the music

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Riley Weston is a Nashville-based writer of TV and film, actress, award-winning author, songwriter, singer, and performer. ...

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Episode 48: Van Wild on why not all advice in the musicbiz is created equal  show art Episode 48: Van Wild on why not all advice in the musicbiz is created equal

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Van Wild is a southern blues-rock-pop musical project. Her debut EP, "Van Wild," is a mix of catchy love, social observation, and protest songs that are inspired by southern landscapes and folklore. ...

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Episode 47: Brent Baxter on capturing the grit and the grace of life as a lyricist in the music biz show art Episode 47: Brent Baxter on capturing the grit and the grace of life as a lyricist in the music biz

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Brent Baxter is a Nashville-based lyricist and songwriting coach. Brent’s first cut came in early 2004 with “Monday Morning Church,” recorded by Alan Jackson. The song went on to become a top five hit, honored as one of Nashville Songwriters Association International’s ten “Songs I Wish I’d Written.” In early 2005, Brent signed his first publishing deal as staff songwriter for Major Bob Music, which yielded cuts by Lady Antebellum, Randy Travis, and Lonestar, among others. ...

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Episode 46: Andrew Apanov, founder of Dotted Music + WeSpin, gives us a new spin on music marketing show art Episode 46: Andrew Apanov, founder of Dotted Music + WeSpin, gives us a new spin on music marketing

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Andrew Apanov is the founder of , a digital marketing agency for the music industry. Dotted Music offers branding, graphic design, inbound marketing, social media integration, website development, copywriting, targeted PR, and online management to music brands of all sizes. ...

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Episode 45: Avion Blackstone on staying abundantly, ridiculously happy in the music biz show art Episode 45: Avion Blackstone on staying abundantly, ridiculously happy in the music biz

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Avion Blackstone is an Austin-based singer, songwriter, poet, and pianist that lays big pop sound in between layers of meaningful lyrics. Obsessed with symbolism, Avion writes music as metaphors for life, gender, sex, and urgent world events.

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Matt Whiteman is the vocalist and frontman for Red Tide Rising, a Denver-based band that slammed onto the national music scene in 2012 when they hit the road with In This Moment on the band’s non-festival ‘Blood’ tour dates, which also included one date with Hatebreed.

The band then struck a deal with a small independent label, Spat! Records, for a digital release of two singles, “Finding Home” and Inferno. In early 2013, they recorded their first full length album released through DeathBox Records. In 2014, Red Tide Rising has continued their domination of concert stages across North America and are currently on tour with Drowning Pool.