Music Business Podcast


Inside the Mind of a Talent Buyer with Charles Meyer, LiveStyle Talent Buyer

Season 1, Ep. 36

In this episode, we sit down with Charles Meyer Talent Buyer at LiveStyle. The company is one of the world’s largest music event producers. They produce the events you know and love like Electric Zoo, Friendship, MadeEvent, All My Friends, and many more. Outside of his talent buying responsibilities under stage name Charles Meyer, is also a DJ & producer. 

In this episode we discuss… 

  • What factors go into a talent buyer’s decision to book artists. 
  • How artists should approach proactive outreach to promoters. 
  • What factors artists and their teams can take into account to negotiate rates. 
  • The career differences between a Talent Buyer and a Booking agent. 
  • Does being an artist bring a deeper self of fulfillment as a creative outlet. 
  • Strategies artists and their teams can implement to generate booking demand. 

As always never hesitate to leave a review or reach out to @musicbusinesspodcast Instagram with any feedback or ideas. Check out Charles on his socials @CharlesMeyerOfficial and check out his new single AirTight.

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Using the Blog Era to Win in 2021 with Co-Founder of Closed Sessions Alexander Fruchter

Season 1, Ep. 124
On this episode of the Music Business Podcast, we invite Alexander Fruchter aka DJ RTC. Born and raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, he has been a mainstay in Chicago’s Hip Hop community as a DJ, journalist, and label owner for close to 20 years. Fruchter is the founder of the significant underground Hip Hop blog rubyhornet, an accomplished DJ, and an Associate Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago. Fruchter is the founder of the indie Hip Hop label, Closed Sessions, and was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year” in 2016. He is a graduate of Indiana University, and currently lives in Humboldt Park. His most recent writing can be found at LL Cool’s Rock The Bells.Today, we talk about founding Closed Sessions and writing for rubyhornet in the height of the blog era, what today's music industry can learn from it when it comes to community building, branding, and more. This is a fun, informative episode and a moment nostalgia for anyone that was a part of the blogging community in the early 2010s. Even if you weren't, you'll get an idea of what it brought to today's industry by the episode's conclusion.Leave a review and join us in our discord via our Patreon at to discuss the episode with Sam, Jordan, and the Music Business Podcast community. Follow us on IG at @musicbusinesspodcast for additional content and clips from this episode and past episodes.