The Billy O Show

The Billy O Show

Billy O is a Producer, studio engineer, musician, and now...a podcaster. Every week he’ll be bringing you the facts, fictions, and even some inside info from the music industry. You’ll be hearing topics covering all the major genres of music from both the consumer and industry viewpoints. If you love podcasts, music, the music industry, music industry podcasts, music about podcasts, podcasts industries...you get the point...you'll be right at home here.... Show More

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October 6, 2020 142 min

Jay Z taking some liberties with Kanye’s masters,

Metallica not getting along so well with a certain producer,

A few pretty good suggestions for future recording contracts,

Spotify possibly getting in the karaoke game,

A breakdown of some of Kanye’s leaked contract,

is it grammy season already?

And much much more…

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Telling people to "just listen to what they enjoy" is anti-intellectual an...

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September 17, 2020 124 min

Some insider history behind GnR,

A “disappointing” sales week for Tekashi 6ix9ine,

The KISS makeup controversy,

Bill gets upset over some more Spotify reporting,

Some insight from the label side of things,

Good news regarding streaming numbers,

and much much more…

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: I cannot STAND the sound of fingers sliding across the strings on an acoustic guitar, that squeak sends shivers down my spine every tim...

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Disclaimers for “not-so-live” shows,

The ramifications of Drake going independent,

A damage report from Live Nation,

Some hard truth for the modern artist,

Some uplifting news for independent artists,

A.I. stirring up controversy in the industry again,

and much much more…

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: People don’t take John Mayer seriously enough

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July 28, 2020 79 min

Megan Thee Stallion getting shot,

Corey Taylor gushing about his new solo project

A sneaky drive-in rave

The new Lady A trying to bully the old Lady A

A settlement in the Ghost Ship civil suit

Billboard changing their sales metrics,

And much much more...

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Elvis Presley is arguably the most overrated artist of all time

This weeks album review: Bush - The Kingdom

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March 23, 2020 63 min
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March 5, 2020 109 min

Flavor Flav and his political departure from Public Enemy,

An interesting new sponsorship for Billy Idol,

Coronavirus cancelling BTS’s tour dates,

Garth Brooks making a poor choice in football jerseys,

A new DJ video game,

Major streaming profits for major labels,

and much much more…

This weeks music picks:

Coin - Dreamland

Billy Clyro - Instant History

Halestorm - Viscious

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Too Musically Attenti...

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February 29, 2020 121 min

Bad news for SOAD fans,

A Whitney Houston hologram tour update,

Disaster at the Solis festival,

An awkward traffic stop for Ronnie Dunn’s daughter,

How NOT to handle a hostile crowd at your show,

Brexit taking its toll on Europe’s music scene,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man\

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: How do you stop yourself from getting stuck on one genre?

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February 20, 2020 98 min

RATM and their interesting ticket pricing strategy,

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s take on hits,

Billie Eilish’s studio,

Darius Rucker pulling big numbers,

Soundcloud gets a new income boost,

The ever continuing drama over the Universal Music warehouse fire,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Why is metal such a male dominated genre?

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February 14, 2020 102 min

Keith Richards finally making healthy choices,

Keshas “defamatory” texts,

A country music mobster indicted,

Elon Musk goes EDM,

Nikki Minaj gets bullied,

Vinyl going endangered once again,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Green Day - Father Of All…

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Can instrumental music be commercially successful?

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Billie Eilish winning big,

Viagogo selling fake Slayer tickets,

Some country grammy moments,

A cool new rave location in the U.K.,

Bobby Shmurda’s prison mixtape,

Some pre-grammy drama,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Do you prefer to listen to artists/bands best album first and then if you like it go back to the their previous "less good" one...

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January 19, 2020 44 sec

Sometimes ya gotta take the "L".

See you guys next Thursday.

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January 18, 2020 94 min

R.I.P. Neil Peart

Shaggy turning down a chance to work with Rhianna,

Some shady fan requests from Justin Beiber,

Dolly Partons posthumous music release plans,

Cartel violence hitting the festival scene,

A major streaming milestone for the music industry,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Selena Gomez - Rare

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: I don’t understand lyrics

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January 10, 2020 109 min

Rod Stewart having a “family feud”,

Gene Simmons unique breakfast habit,

Possible streaming shenanigans involving French Montana,

Luke Bryant’s take on criticizing music,

A ground breaking new Coachella act,

Kanye West and EMI at it again,

and much much more…
This weeks album review: Harry Styles - Fine Line

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Innovation in music (and the importance of it)

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January 2, 2020 109 min

Ed Sheeran getting fat shamed,

Drake cooking up all sorts of new beef,

Pete Townshend claims to be the father of heavy metal,

What it takes to be a country star,

A worst case scenario at a headline DJ gig,

The lack of new Christmas songs,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Free Nationals - Free Nationals

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: What are some good examples of albums that have benefited greatly from a remasteri...

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December 27, 2019 57 min

Max Voloshin, Jon, and Bill visit the Lets Talk Music subreddit on Christmas eve and answer some of the topics.

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December 19, 2019 100 min

Debunking a Hendrix conspiracy theory,

Ja Rule making the best of his Fyre fame,

Riff Raff goes country,

Justice pulling a Willy Wonka,

Discovery network’s ridiculous new policy for songwriters,

A new EDM venue in Chicago,

And much much more…

This weeks album review: Vatican - Sole Impulse

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: People shouldn’t recommend softer songs in rock

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December 12, 2019 109 min

Becks go-to guitar,

R.I.P. Juice WRLD,

More details on the new Michael Jackson musical,

Carnage’s advice to opening DJ’s,

Some (not so surprising) backlash against Kid Rock,

Soundcloud’s not-so-popular free upload limit,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Twista - Summer 96

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Let’s Talk: Album Covers

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December 6, 2019 110 min

Heavy Metal’s best (voted) drummer,

Akons new city,

A new Michael Jackson musical,

Sam Hunt’s unfortunate DUI,

Flux Pavillions fan collab,

A hacker caught with plenty of music leaks,

and much much more…

This weeks “Lets Talk Music”: Does Reliance On Theory Kill The Art?

This weeks Album Review: Beck - Hyperspace

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