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Weekly program dedicated to empowering independent creators


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  • BTB Ep 427: Working with singers; we interview award - winning composer Pete Calandra

    01:03:06
    TOPICS: Ryan thinks that the new GPT 4o is flirting with us; the forced TikTok sale; Gideon King Wheel of Topics; advice on working with singers; we interview award-winning composer and pianist Pete Calandra. Pete’s new album “Spirit” is available now and you can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.petecalandramusic.com.Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”

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  • BTB Ep 426: TikTok sues the government; we interview rock country artist Rockie Lynne

    01:04:51
    TOPICS: Artists seem to universally hate Apple’s new “Crush” iPad commercial; TikTok is challenging its U.S. ban by filing a First Amendment lawsuit; we interview rock country artist Rockie Lynne about his new Amazon Prime Documentary “Where I Belong” and his latest album. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://www.rockielynne.com/.Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”
  • BTB Ep 425: UMG and TikTok make peace; Children’s Artist Mama B

    01:01:24
    TOPICS: UMG and TikTok make peace, but is a US ban on the horizon after recent Congressional action?; we interview Annie, Dee Dee, and Michelle from the UniPhiSpace Agency about National Astronaut Day and the inaugural Astronaut Rock Star Awards; we interview Children’s artist Mama B. Mama B’s new album “Imaginology” is available on Mother’s Day.Music: “Old Cartoons” by Just Seconds Apart (www.justsecondsapart.com)Mama B Instagram: @mamabsongsAstronaut Rock Star Awards: www.nationalastronautday.comRate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”
  • BTB Ep 424: ElisaRockDoc plays substitute teacher with Lauren and Grammy Award-winner and Deadhead Jonathan Shank

    01:01:53
    This week on Break the Business ElisaRockDoc plays substitute teacher while Ryan is out of town. Producer Lauren and Elisa chat about the future of TikTok for indie creators; we get an ElisaRockDoc career update; and we chat with Leading live events producer, Grammy Award-winner and Deadhead Jonathan Shank about his life in the industry and about his new podcast“The Jam”.Tune in!
  • BTB Ep 423: It’s our first Break the Business Show on Volume.com!

    01:03:11
    TOPICS: Break the Business is having its first episode as part of the volume.com live streaming network! To help welcome us to the platform, Jon Romero and Ben Holst from Volume join us to talk about how artists can up their live streaming game and make the most of the Volume.com platform. We also talk about the rise of streaming farms and whether young people are less engaged in the music industry...or do they just engage differently. Tune in!Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”
  • BTB Ep 422: How will Sona.ai impact the music industry; we interview booking agent Jack Forman

    01:07:11
    TOPICS: Break the Business will join Volume.com as a partner program on April 18th; the University ofMiami has a new Taylor Swift class; Ryan and Katie talk about AI music generation platform Sona andhow much that these platforms have progressed in just the past few months; we interview booking agent Jack Forman from Bicoastal Productions. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visitingwww.bicoastalproductions.com.Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”
  • BTB Ep 421: “The Neptunes” trademark dispute; we interview Bill “Downupright” Boulden

    01:05:39
    TOPICS: The Marlins are making Ryan sad; Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes are involved in a (completely avoidable) federal lawsuit over their use of the “Neptunes” name; Ryan and Elisa interview musician and entrepreneur Bill “Downupright” Boulden and talk about musicians’ fears about AI in music. Bill’s new album, an ambitious sixty-track multi-genre project titled “We’re Doomed; We’re Dancing” is available now on all music platforms.Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.”