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The Music Business Worldwide Podcast

Music Business Worldwide

Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is the leading information and jobs service for the global music industry. It publishes two podcasts: The weekly series, Talking Trends – which dives behind the headlines in the music industry – as well as The MBW Podcast, which sees us interview some of the leading figures in the global business.

Recent Episodes

What's the UK's problem with major record companies? (Talking Trends)October 20, 2021 Episode artwork Spotify Vs. Songwriters (The Redux): David Israelite, CEO, NMPAOctober 15, 2021 Episode artwork Adele's back with new album 30... but what are we expecting? (Talking Trends)October 13, 2021 Episode artwork What will be music's next big buyout? (Talking Trends)October 06, 2021 Episode artwork Is Timbaland about to revolutionize music production (again) with Beatclub?February 22, 2021 Episode artwork Troy Carter, Founder, Q&A: 'The music industry has to change the business model; it's as simple as that.'December 10, 2020 Episode artwork Biff Stannard, Songwriter: Spice Girls, Kylie and a Near-Death ExperienceNovember 17, 2020 Episode artwork Larry Mestel, CEO, Primary Wave: Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, and Spending $800 millionNovember 11, 2020 Episode artwork Poo Bear, Songwriter: Justin Bieber, Black Lives Matter, and Being Hit By A TornadoJuly 17, 2020 Episode artwork Mattias Tengblad, CEO, Corite: Raising $1 million direct from fansMay 18, 2020 Episode artwork Dooney Battle, CEO, Tha Lights Global: Lil Pump, Dominic Fike and Turning Down $5 millionApril 30, 2020 Episode artwork Merck Mercuriadis, CEO, Hipgnosis: Spending $1 billion on SongsApril 26, 2020 Episode artwork Steve Stoute, CEO, UnitedMasters: 'That's not the record business, man – that's the lottery business!'April 16, 2020 Episode artwork Milana Rabkin Lewis, CEO, Stem: 'Our ambitions are bigger than just being a distributor.'April 06, 2020 Episode artwork David Israelite, CEO, NMPA: Spotify vs. SongwritersMarch 11, 2019 Episode artwork Kerry Trainor, CEO, SoundCloud: 'We're in a much clearer place now.'May 30, 2018 Episode artwork Justin Tranter, Songwriter: 'I'm just going to be honest...'January 23, 2017 Episode artwork Mike Caren, CEO, APG: 'I hate the word rules.'November 14, 2016 Episode artwork Justin Kalifowitz, CEO, Downtown: 'The amount of uncleared music online is insane.'December 01, 2015 Episode artwork Alan McGee, Founder, Creation Records: 'I really hate music biz events.'October 20, 2015 Episode artwork Chris Wright, Founder, Chrysalis: 'Do I regret selling it? Yes.'September 28, 2015 Episode artwork Daniel Glass, CEO, Glassnote Records: 'I wouldn’t sign an artist we wouldn’t have over for dinner.'August 11, 2015 Episode artwork Nick Gatfield, CEO, Twin Music: 'A&R is a service that doesn’t necessarily sit inside a major label anymore.'July 07, 2015 Episode artwork