I love podcasts, especially ones about music.
So I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of my favorite music-related podcasts along with one of my favorite episodes of each.
Here we go…
Song Exploder, which I’ve talked about before, is where “musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.” I think songwriters especially will enjoy this podcast. But really anyone who likes hearing about the creative process will like it too.
One of my favorite episodes is the one with Weezer, and not just because I grew up listening to them. It’s because front man Rivers Cuomo has such a unique songwriting process.
And The Writer Is…
Ross Golan (writer/co-writer of “My House” by Flo Rida, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, “Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammar) hosts the And The Writer Is… podcast. Every episode, he talks with “an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry.”
They cover the songwriting process, the business side of music, personal stuff — all of it. One of the more interesting episodes is the one with Andy Grammar.
DIY Musician Podcast
The goal of the DIY Musician Podcast from CD Baby is (surprise) to help DIY musicians succeed. They mainly cover the business/marketing/practical side of music-making. So if you’re out there trying to make music your career, you’ll want to give this podcast a shot.
One of my favorite episodes is called “60 ideas in 60 minutes.” Get a pen and some paper. You’ll need them.
The Third Story Podcast
Each episode, the host interviews a musician and gets the story of how they got to where they are. The Third Story Podcast is definitely one that can encourage you to keep going.
One of my favorites is Theo Katzman’s story (plus, he’s also a fantastic singer/songwriter).