The Springboard Music Podcast Launches To Make Music Biz Dreams Come True
The Springboard Music Podcast, helmed by Rachael Hession, who most recently served as Manager of National Promotion at Capitol Christian Music Group, has launched with its first four episodes. Peaking at No. 12 in Apple Music Podcast’s Music Interviews category in its first 24 hours, Chartable also has the program ahead of “Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” “David Guetta The Podcast,” “The New Music Business with Ari Herstand,” and “Exit 209 with Storme Warren – SiriusXM” upon it’s debut.
Featuring Morgan Evan’s bass player Andrew Brown, Director of Digital Partnerships and Revenue at Universal Music Group’s Shannon Woodworth, and Concord + Chromatic Music Publishing songwriter Lauren Hungate (parts 1 + 2), the debut features went live Feburary 7th, with new episodes releasing every other Tuesday.
“I knew from an early age that I wanted to be involved in the Music Industry,” says Hession, describing why she started the podcast. “I just always thought you had to be an artist or songwriter, and those were your only two options. After watching an episode of American Idol, I looked up what Simon Cowell’s path was to his career—he did radio promotion, as well as A&R. I immediately thought radio promotion would be cool, but didn’t think it was something you could just jump into, so I pursued A&R. I couldn’t afford to go to a school that had a music business program, so I went to a small private school with the intention of graduating as quickly as I could to move down to Nashville. I studied Marketing, thinking it was “similar” to A&R (branding). During that time, I had no one on campus who understood what I was trying to do with my life, and no one in my family had ever considered a career like the one I was striving for. I wished so badly there was someone young, who had recently broken into the industry, who didn’t have it all handed to them, that wasn’t an artist, that could tell me their story. Thus, The Springboard Music Podcast.”
Hosting a variety of interviews with music industry professionals that listeners can look up to, pick their brain, etc., the podcast breaks down the elusive persona of the Music Industry and is geared toward an audience whose always dreamt of working in music, but don’t know where to start. While each episode reveals no direct path to a dream job, each guest provides insight on how to gain experience while in high school or college, what type of person would be a good fit for the job, and whether or not they consider themselves as “living the dream.”
The Springboard Music Podcast will help listeners realize there is space for them at the “music industry table,” no matter what their skills or passions are.
“You can be a photographer, and work in the Music Industry. You can be an accountant, and work in the music industry. You can be in IT Security, and work in the music industry,” continues Hession. “I hope young professionals won’t feel so alone and lost in their dreams after listening, that they will reach out to the guests, and take steps to gaining experience now to heart. I also hope that in 10 years, I run into them and hear about their successful careers, making it happen, and still doing what they love.”