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Weekly program dedicated to empowering independent creators


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  • BTB Ep 431: How is AI impacting music; we interview documentary filmmaker Bill Teck

    01:00:32
    TOPICS: Music attorney Cassandra Spangler joins Ryan and Gideon King to talk about how AI is affecting music and the law; battling stage fright; Spotify is raising its prices—is this good or bad for artists; we interview documentarian Bill Teck to talk about his new film Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple. The film will be premiering on HBO on June 22nd and you can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting www.billteck.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 430: New rules for celebrities in 2024; we interview Angela Tyler of Muddy Paw PR

    01:03:53
    TOPICS: Ryan and ElisaRockDoc talk about a recent article in Vulture about the “new rules” for stardomin 2024 and how these changes in what it means to be a celebrity offer lessons for indie creators; ElisaRockDoc Career Update; we interview Angela Tyler of Muddy Paw PR to get music publicity tips. Youcan find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.wearemp.co and angelatyler.substack.com. Link to Elisa’s new audiobook that she is narrating: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Redemption-of-Daya-Keane-Audiobook/B0CGY1911P.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 429: “I’m Looking for a Man in Finance” record deal; interview with CeCe Teneal

    01:00:19
    TOPICS: Why was the Memorial Day box office so disappointing?; how the “I’m looking for a man in finance” TikTokergot a record deal; how to operate a tribute band legally; we interview award-winning recording artist CeCe Teneal. CeCe’s new single “Try” is available now and you can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.ceceteneal.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 428: The end of mechanical licenses?; Prof. Alyse Lancaster on the Taylor Swift brand

    01:00:59
    TOPICS: Can Scarlett Johansson sue Open AI for (allegedly) using her voice for ChatGPT 4o; the NationalMusic Publishers Association is mad at Spotify and wants Congress to get rid of compulsory mechanical licenses; the Justice Department is going after Ticketmaster; we talk to University of Miami Professor Dr. Alyse Lancaster about her “Mastermind of the Taylor Swift Brand” course. Find out more by visitingcom.miami.edu.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 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.”
  • 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.”