Podcasts are a great way to be entertained and learn new things. You can listen to them anywhere. I like to listen while I am doing chores around the house, commuting to work or while working depending on how much I need to focus on the task at hand. Check out the 5 podcasts I recommend to musicians to listen to and learn from.

1. Noise Creators

Are you looking for a producer to take your recordings to the next level? Well, look no further, Noise Creators has you covered. Jesse Cannon (Producer/Co-Owner of Noise Creators) is here to help guide and point you the producer that will work best with your band. Jesse interviews producers who have recorded some of your favorite bands and they discuss the process behind how they approach their work. Learn what producers expect out a band coming into the studio and what you should expect out of them.

Noise Creators Podcast: Episode 009 Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck)

2. Variable Bitrate

A podcast about entertainment at large with a heavy focus on music. Each episode of VBR has a special guest that shares a little about themselves and what they are into.

11: 'When You Eventually Unfollow Me', with guest Jack Appleby

3. Lead Singer Syndrome

Have you ever wondered if your singer is just lazy or is actually being productive with his time when the rest of the band is loading equipment on and off stage? Shane Told of Silverstein is here to de-mystify the lead singers of today’s scene. What do they really do for the band and do they all have that big rockstar ego that we all hate? This podcast is entertaining as well as informative for any musicians who want to better understand the lead singers of their favorite bands.

EPISODE 14: Tyler "Telle" Smith (The Word Alive, Ex-In Fear And Faith, Ex-Greeley Estates)

4. Hawthorne Heights Explains It All

Dayton's own Hawthorne Heights started their podcast earlier this year and I honestly think more bands should be podcasting. It is an easy way to connect with your fans on a personal level and give them behind the scene updates on anything you are doing that you may not have made public yet. Listener questions are a great way to include your fans in the conversations and let them know you care about them.

HHEIA Episode 26: Pokemon Go, APMA’s, Tour, and Politalk

5. seanwes podcast

If you listen to any of these podcasts please listen to this one. I consider this the one that is the most valuable and has changed my mindset and how I approach life now. Your band should be a business if you want it to be a full-time career and this podcast is all about business. Start thinking bigger and becoming a learning machine.

The seanwes network includes other great shows I highly recommend you listen to such as Behind the Brand, Lambo Goal and The Podcast Dude.

279: Gold Miner: Finding Value in Unexpected Places

Honorable Mentions

Song Exploder

A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.

Episode 1: The Postal Service

Encore

Jason Tate and Thomas Nassiff talk about the latest music, tech and sports news. Jason is the is the founder and editor-in-chief of chorus.fm. Thomas Nassiff co-owns Bad Timing Records. They both have a great dynamic for a music podcast since they have been involved in the music industry for so long and both have strong opinions that they share. Crack open a cold one and enjoy this podcast.

Planes Fly Fast (Encore Episode 130)

Missaligned

Deanna Chapman and co-host Meghin Moore have a bi-weekly discussion about currently events, new music, music history and anything else they deem podcast worthy on Missaligned. They recently added a book club, in which they pick one book each month to discuss that revolves around music or pop culture. Deanna interviews professionals in the music industry every other episode.

Missaligned 040: Nick Vombrack


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