The Steve Freeman Podcast

The Steve Freeman Podcast

Steve Freeman is hit songwriter, multi-platinum selling record producer, serial entertainment entrepreneur, author of The Music Business Mindset and founder of The Artist Development Academy. With over 20 years of experience in the music and entertainment industries, Steve uses his podcast as a platform to help beginner, emerging and struggling musicians, artists and songwriters by simplifying the complex music and entertainment industries, making them easy to understand with his raw, truthful and honest advice. Through his direct, no holds barred approach and frequent interviews with music and entertainment industry insiders, celebrities, other hit songwriters and chart-topping artists and producers as well as business leaders, Steve gives you the tips, tricks, tools, advice and mindset that it takes to be successful in todays entertainment industry.... Show More

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August 10, 2020 50 min

It's an honest question and one that everyone should ask themselves. In today's episode, we explore some different ways to that you can start to make the answer to that question YES every single day. We get too focused on our overall satisfaction being derived from whether or not we are achieving our professional goals and we forget to live in the moment and draw true satisfaction from the basics of life.

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August 7, 2020 114 min

Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Golden Globe and Grammy Nominee Frank Stallone joins me on the show to discuss music, movies, being "Rocky's Little Brother", politics, never giving up and the new documentary Stallone, Frank That Is, which is winning almost every film festival it has entered. The documentary is coming soon to Amazon Prime.

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August 3, 2020 55 min

Creator, writer and director of the hit HBO show Entourage joins the show to talk about the creative process behind making one of the most popular TV shows of all time, the characters that will live forever and his new podcast, Victory the Podcast, co-hosted by Entourage's Kevin Dillon and Kevin Connolly. 

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I called this one and we talked about it in a previous episode, The Real Future of The Music Business lies in the streaming and entertainment companies like Apple, Google, Twitch and Amazon signing exclusive deals with artists, songwriters and content creators and it has already begun. It's going to be like the old west and the gold rush of the late 1800s and it's starting right now! How can you take advantage? Find out in ...

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July 27, 2020 48 min

There are 5 Keys To Growing Your Brand. In this episode, we talk about Brand Awareness, Traffic, Engagement, Influence and Action. Each key unlocks a door that will ultimately lead to monetizing your business 

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July 24, 2020 38 min

Toxic people can ruin your life and your business. Today we will explore 12 Ways To Identify Toxic People in your life. Building your career is hard enough, but you will never even get it off the ground if you surround yourself with people that would rather see you fail than succeed and believe me, they are out there and probably in your life right now!

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He's written songs for Bart Allman, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and the hit TV show Yellowstone starring his longtime friend, Kevin Costner. Hit Songwriter Jack Williams joins me on today's episode to talk about his storied career as a pro songwriter in Nashville, his unlikely friendship with one of Hollywood's biggest stars, the role of songwriters in today's modern music busines...

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Your choice of music distribution companies is one of the most important decisions you can make as an artist, songwriter or distributor. In this episode, I visit with ONErpm General Manager, Ken Madson. We talk about the in's and out's of music distribution, the ONErpm platform and various services, Spotify playlist promotion, artist expectations, YouTube, what sets ONErpm apart from other companies and using ONErpm's v...

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Lot's of major artists such as Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapelton, Guns N Roses, The Eagles, Kanye West, Nickelback ad others had their names publically released by several publications last week showing the amount of money each applied for and received as a part of the government PPP program. The amounts ranged from $150,000 all the way up to 6 million. These bands are businesses and have employees to pay, but some of the...

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Make no mistake, for 95% of artists, songwriters, producers, engineers and studio musicians, the music industry is completely dead. Business is good for the remaining 5%, but your shot at becoming one of the 5% is almost non-existent, however, that doesn't mean that you can't be successful and actually Survive The Death of The Music Business. In today's episode of The Steve Freeman Podcast, I'm going to give you the...

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July 6, 2020 33 min

Why do we view it as our job to hold everyone else accountable? We live in a society full of cancel culture where complete strangers determine your current and future worth based on things you did or said 15 years ago when at the time, those things were perfectly acceptable in society. It is impossible to know if something you might say today will offend someone 10 years from now when the social construct is much different than it ...

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Special guest Jacob Hollister of the Seattle Seahawks talks family,  life in the NFL, getting back to normal and his journey from catching passes from Tom Brady and winning a Super Bowl, to a starting job catching passes from Russell Wilson.

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Live Nation has sent a memo to all talent agencies informing them of the new policies for the return of live performances in 2021. These policies are blatantly anti-artist and completely put in place to protect venues. concert buyers, festivals and promoters.

Artists are expected to take massive pay cuts and even compensate venues and promoters for canceled shows. 

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In this episode I address questions about the music business that you guys have emailed me. We talk songwriting, social media marketing, budgets and navigating the business to help you move forward.

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June 22, 2020 36 min

In an effort to satisfy political correctness, are we going too far? If we erase our history, aren't we destined to repeat it? The confederate flag, Gone with The Wind and Lady A's name change are the topics of this week's episode.

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June 8, 2020 42 min

Drew Brees, Black Lives Matter, clout chasers on Instagram and the struggles of white America to show support for injustice in our culture, it's all in today's episode

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a quick update on my war with Ditto music distribution with the company's founder and ceo, plus an open and honest look at the reasons for and behind some of my successes and failures.

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June 1, 2020 40 min

What's going on in America right now is tragic. People are using our fears to control us and drive a wedge between us and when nothing exists, they are manufacturing fear to keep us divided and scared of each other. It's time to WAKE UP. We are better than this.

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In the wake of the George Floyd murder by Minneapolis police officers, Charlie Hines visits the podcast to discuss race relations, religion and being "Too Black for My White Friends and Too White for My Black Friends".   

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Joe Rogan's 100 Million dollar deal may be for his podcast, but the business behind the deal will change the music industry forever. Distributors are now entering the exclusive content ownership game. They are done with leasing content and make a major move to own the content the distribute. What does this mean for artists, songwriters and other content creators?

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