14 podcasts that musicians should listen to in 2021

Podcasting is more popular than ever, with over 850,000 podcasts available to choose from and podcast listeners listening to an average of seven different shows each week.

You can find a wide variety of podcasts that will help you learn more about the music industry and the latest marketing trends or even be inspired by other musicians.

Here’s an alphabetical list of some of the podcasts we recommend musicians listen to. You might even hear an advertisement for Bandzoogle, which encourages musicians to create a site for their music!

And the writer is…

AND… THE WRITER is a feature film that features Ross Golan, songwriter/artist and multi-platinum artist. They sit down to discuss intimately what goes on behind closed doors within the music industry. This podcast has been one of our favorites for many years. Highly recommended for writers.

Becoming a member of a band

Being In A Band will be hosted by digital marketing and musicians (as well as Bandzoogle Members!) Monica Strut. This podcast is worth listening to if you want to learn more about the music business, branding, marketing, and strategy.

The DIY Musician podcast by CD Baby

The DIY Musician podcast by CD Baby is one of the most informative and longest-running podcasts available for musicians. Kevin Breuner, a long-time CD Baby employee, and Chris Robley host the podcast. It covers all you need to learn about releasing, promoting, and navigating your music in the music industry.

Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast

The Feminist Entrepreneur Musician podcast is hosted by Bree Noble and shares tips on how to build a career in music as a woman. Bree Noble hosts solo episodes in which she shares tips and tricks based on her experience. Other episodes feature interviews with female music industry professionals and musicians.

Check out these episodes: How to Create a Profitable Music Website With Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford Ariel Hyatt’s Ultimate Guide To Publicity for Music.

Gig Gab

The Gig Gab is a podcast hosted by Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton, where they discuss their gigging experience, tips, tricks, and interviews with weekend warriors, as well as professionals. This podcast is great for musicians who are gigging.

How to build a sustainable music career and collect all revenue streams

How To Build A Sustainable Music Career And Collect All Revenue Sources, the podcast version of Emily White’s #1 Amazon Best-Selling Book. Emily White’s career has seen her at the forefront of the music industry. This podcast is highly recommended!

Music Business: How to Make Money

Dr. William E. Smith hosts the Making Money in the Music Business Podcast. He’s a professional musician and music educator. Soul and Jazz vocalist/songwriter (and a Bandzoogle Member!) also hosts this podcast. Kenya McGuire Johnson. They offer insightful opinions on a wide range of music-related topics that will help you earn more money with your music.

Check out these episodes: How to Manage Your Band Professionally Interview with Bandzoogle representative Dave Cool.

The Music Biz Weekly

The Music Biz Weekly Podcast is hosted by Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert and includes discussions for DIY artists. The topics include music licensing and marketing on Facebook, Twitter, email, finding fans, selling music, selling merchandise, etc. This podcast is an excellent place to begin learning about the music industry and marketing.

Check out these episodes: 365 livestream ideas for musicians with Author Leonard Patterson. The Many Commission-Free Revenue Streams on Bandzoogle. Bandzoogle provides the tools for all your website needs.

The New Music Business With Ari Herstand

Ari Herstand is the host of the New Music Business, a podcast hosted by the best-selling writer How To Make It In The New Music Business. The show deconstructs some of the most brilliant minds in the music business, digging deep for the tools, strategies, and tactics that listeners can use to build successful careers.

The Profitable Musician’s Show

Bree Noble also hosts the Female Entrepreneur Musician podcast. She is a friend of Bandzoogle. The Profitable Musician Show explores different revenue streams and ways to diversify and accelerate your music income.

Check out these episodes: Bandzoogle’s Secret to Over $5M in The Pandemic with Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford; The Business of Music: Band Promotion and Content Creation with Monica Strut.

The Setup

Every week, the setup explores new topics by interviewing disruptors in the music industry. Their experiences behind the scenes are turned into practical advice for musicians.

The Working Songwriter

The Workin Songwriter, a podcast hosted by Joe Pug about songwriting, is released every week. This podcast is the one that we get the most feedback about from musicians. This is a must-listen for songwriters.

Check out these episodes: Dashboard Confessional by Allison Russell, Lou Barlow, Lucinda William, Amanda Palmer, Lera Lynn, and Lou Barlow from Dinosaur Jr. & Sebadoh.

Unstarving Musician

Robonzo hosts the Unstarving Musician Podcast, which features interviews every week with independent musicians who share their knowledge and experience on recording, touring, and getting gigs. They also discuss marketing and other topics.

Your Morning Coffee

The podcast is hosted jointly by Your Morning Coffee newsletter creator/curation Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart – former host of Sound & Vision Radio. Each week, Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart break down the most important stories to keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and news in the new music industry.

Listen to the episodes every week and stay up to date with all the latest music news!

These podcasts are great for musicians, and we hope they inspire and inform you. Let us know if we missed your favorite podcasts in the comments!

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