15 Must-Hear Podcasts for Musicians in 2021

Evelyn Trainor-Fogleman

5/28/21

Whether you're an aspiring musician or a seasoned pro, it's always rewarding to feel like you're "plugged in" to the latest things that are happening in the world of music. 


A great way to do that is tuning into some great podcasts that are made by musicians for musicians. Whether your taste is classical or cutting-edge, there's a podcast out there to fit your style and give you an insider peek into the latest and greatest in the world of music.

 

We’ve rounded up our picks for the 15 best podcasts of 2021 for musicians that you need to add to your subscription list.


DIY Musician Podcast

If you’re looking to build a career in music from the ground up, this podcast is a “can’t miss.” 


From interviews with successful artists, both indie and signed, to deep discussions on the business side of a music career, each episode is packed with the good stuff that will help aspiring musicians build a sustainable career.  

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 313
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream


Sodajerker on Songwriting

Created by UK songwriting team Sodajerker, this podcast is all about the art of songwriting. 


It features interviews with notable songwriters and musicians and includes interesting topics and thought-provoking commentary from its veteran hosts that will help you expand your knowledge of what makes a chart-topping song.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 298
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Bulletproof Musician

This podcast dives into the inner workings of a musician’s mind, from stage fright to how to practice more effectively to see measurable improvement and results. 


If you’re the kind of musician that feels like you’re running in place when it comes to developing your performance style and putting on a great show, this is a podcast you’ll want to tune into

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 105
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Score: The Podcast

This podcast was launched by the successful documentary creators behind the hit film “SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY” and explores the complex and intricate world of film scoring. 


Weekly episodes feature interviews with notable film composers and carefully unpack the role that music plays in crafting emotionally compelling stories on screen.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 357
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream


Broken Record

Musicians Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond recount their personal experiences in the professional music industry through fun and insightful anecdotes and discussions. 


The show also features original music by the musicians and their guests, making it a perfect weekly listen.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 3,426
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Six Figure Home Studio

Are you looking into the idea of rolling up your sleeves and building a successful home recording studio where you can mix and master your music and the music of others to perfection? 


Then you need this podcast in your life. This podcast unpacks the business side of music producing and is designed to get the aspiring independent producer off the ground and running with a sustainable approach to the business of music.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 337
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Dissect

If you want to pick apart your favorite albums in intimate detail, this podcast is perfect for you. 


The show features one album per season and analyzes one track per episode, looking at the 5 W's that go into making a smash hit album, one track at a time.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 8,363
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Song Exploder

Another song analysis podcast, this show features guest musicians that go in-depth on one of their songs and tell the story of how it was made, from their inspiration to their reaction when the song took off. 


Perfect for musicians that want to get inside the heads of their favorite artists and get an insider glimpse of their creative process.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 4,922
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

RBMA Couch Wisdom

A weekly podcast that features the best of the Red Bull Music Academy lecture archive, you can tune in and hear interviews from some of the most successful musicians in any genre. 


Described as “Inside the Actors Studio for music” by Questlove, if you’re looking at an insider conversation with some of the biggest names in music, this podcast is one of the best.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 48
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

Questlove Supreme

Speaking of Questlove, music fans won’t want to miss his weekly podcast that combines humor, insight, and education into a nonstop 1-2 hour entertainment experience. 


Featuring huge guest stars, irreverent comedy, and deep-dives into what makes or breaks success in the music industry, this is a star-studded podcast you won’t want to miss.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 970
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream


Hanging Out With Audiophiles

A great podcast for the audio tech-heads, this show dives into the world of music production and talks shop with some of the most successful music producers about the tips, tricks, and techniques they use to take a song from ok to amazing. 


They talk gear, software, and methodology, making this the perfect podcast for aspiring producers looking to hone their technical skills.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 180
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

RA Exchange

This is a podcast that’s perfect for musicians passionate about the electronic music scene and who want to dive into what’s coming next in this rapidly evolving genre. 


Featuring interviews with artists, producers, and promoters in the electronic scene, this podcast gives great insight into this fast-moving industry. 

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 78
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Great Albums Podcast

This is a rock and pop podcast being produced by fans of the genre for fans of the genre. Indie rock musicians Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson discuss the rock and pop albums they love the most and how they influence the culture at large. 


Sometimes featuring guest interviews and always including a track-by-track album review, this is a great listen for anyone who loves to talk about music that has an impact on them.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 627
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Talkhouse Podcast

If you're looking for a broader discussion not just of music but of entertainment as a whole, the Talkhouse Podcast is the perfect weekly listen. 


For the podcast, artists write essays that combine their firsthand experiences, victories, and criticisms of their experiences in the entertainment industry and talk one-on-one with other peers in the industry for a surprisingly intimate podcast experience.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 103
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

Sock Monkey Sound

This up-and-coming podcast discusses music and culture and challenges listeners to examine their own perceptions and how they influence their music tastes. It includes interviews with notable indie musicians and provides a laid-back and interesting conversation on the interconnection of music and pop culture.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: N/A
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): N/A
  • Link to Stream

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to your music career, there’s a podcast to fit your taste and spark your creativity. This is only a small sampling of the hundreds of fascinating shows out there that seek to educate, inform, and engage with aspiring and professional musicians alike and keep the conversation around what makes great music constantly flowing.

 

If you’re struggling to work closely with your music production team in the world of remote work, check out Evercast. Evercast allows you to stream your edit sessions in HD while video chatting and exchanging notes with your team, all under one platform. It works with any popular music production software and will allow your team to work together seamlessly through every step of the creative process, from the first chord to the final album.

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Evelyn Trainor-Fogleman is a writer based in New York City. After over half a decade in the film industry, she came back to her Journalism roots to write for a variety of media outlets about subjects including technology, business, marketing, and social and environmental justice.

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15 Must-Hear Podcasts for Musicians in 2021

Evelyn Trainor-Fogleman

8 min read time

Whether you're an aspiring musician or a seasoned pro, it's always rewarding to feel like you're "plugged in" to the latest things that are happening in the world of music. 


A great way to do that is tuning into some great podcasts that are made by musicians for musicians. Whether your taste is classical or cutting-edge, there's a podcast out there to fit your style and give you an insider peek into the latest and greatest in the world of music.

 

We’ve rounded up our picks for the 15 best podcasts of 2021 for musicians that you need to add to your subscription list.


DIY Musician Podcast

If you’re looking to build a career in music from the ground up, this podcast is a “can’t miss.” 


From interviews with successful artists, both indie and signed, to deep discussions on the business side of a music career, each episode is packed with the good stuff that will help aspiring musicians build a sustainable career.  

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 313
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream


Sodajerker on Songwriting

Created by UK songwriting team Sodajerker, this podcast is all about the art of songwriting. 


It features interviews with notable songwriters and musicians and includes interesting topics and thought-provoking commentary from its veteran hosts that will help you expand your knowledge of what makes a chart-topping song.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 298
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Bulletproof Musician

This podcast dives into the inner workings of a musician’s mind, from stage fright to how to practice more effectively to see measurable improvement and results. 


If you’re the kind of musician that feels like you’re running in place when it comes to developing your performance style and putting on a great show, this is a podcast you’ll want to tune into

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 105
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Score: The Podcast

This podcast was launched by the successful documentary creators behind the hit film “SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY” and explores the complex and intricate world of film scoring. 


Weekly episodes feature interviews with notable film composers and carefully unpack the role that music plays in crafting emotionally compelling stories on screen.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 357
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream


Broken Record

Musicians Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond recount their personal experiences in the professional music industry through fun and insightful anecdotes and discussions. 


The show also features original music by the musicians and their guests, making it a perfect weekly listen.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 3,426
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Six Figure Home Studio

Are you looking into the idea of rolling up your sleeves and building a successful home recording studio where you can mix and master your music and the music of others to perfection? 


Then you need this podcast in your life. This podcast unpacks the business side of music producing and is designed to get the aspiring independent producer off the ground and running with a sustainable approach to the business of music.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 337
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Dissect

If you want to pick apart your favorite albums in intimate detail, this podcast is perfect for you. 


The show features one album per season and analyzes one track per episode, looking at the 5 W's that go into making a smash hit album, one track at a time.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 8,363
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

Song Exploder

Another song analysis podcast, this show features guest musicians that go in-depth on one of their songs and tell the story of how it was made, from their inspiration to their reaction when the song took off. 


Perfect for musicians that want to get inside the heads of their favorite artists and get an insider glimpse of their creative process.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 4,922
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

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RBMA Couch Wisdom

A weekly podcast that features the best of the Red Bull Music Academy lecture archive, you can tune in and hear interviews from some of the most successful musicians in any genre. 


Described as “Inside the Actors Studio for music” by Questlove, if you’re looking at an insider conversation with some of the biggest names in music, this podcast is one of the best.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 48
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

Questlove Supreme

Speaking of Questlove, music fans won’t want to miss his weekly podcast that combines humor, insight, and education into a nonstop 1-2 hour entertainment experience. 


Featuring huge guest stars, irreverent comedy, and deep-dives into what makes or breaks success in the music industry, this is a star-studded podcast you won’t want to miss.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 970
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream


Hanging Out With Audiophiles

A great podcast for the audio tech-heads, this show dives into the world of music production and talks shop with some of the most successful music producers about the tips, tricks, and techniques they use to take a song from ok to amazing. 


They talk gear, software, and methodology, making this the perfect podcast for aspiring producers looking to hone their technical skills.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 180
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 5
  • Link to Stream

 

RA Exchange

This is a podcast that’s perfect for musicians passionate about the electronic music scene and who want to dive into what’s coming next in this rapidly evolving genre. 


Featuring interviews with artists, producers, and promoters in the electronic scene, this podcast gives great insight into this fast-moving industry. 

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 78
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Great Albums Podcast

This is a rock and pop podcast being produced by fans of the genre for fans of the genre. Indie rock musicians Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson discuss the rock and pop albums they love the most and how they influence the culture at large. 


Sometimes featuring guest interviews and always including a track-by-track album review, this is a great listen for anyone who loves to talk about music that has an impact on them.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 627
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

The Talkhouse Podcast

If you're looking for a broader discussion not just of music but of entertainment as a whole, the Talkhouse Podcast is the perfect weekly listen. 


For the podcast, artists write essays that combine their firsthand experiences, victories, and criticisms of their experiences in the entertainment industry and talk one-on-one with other peers in the industry for a surprisingly intimate podcast experience.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: 103
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): 4.5
  • Link to Stream

 

Sock Monkey Sound

This up-and-coming podcast discusses music and culture and challenges listeners to examine their own perceptions and how they influence their music tastes. It includes interviews with notable indie musicians and provides a laid-back and interesting conversation on the interconnection of music and pop culture.

 

  • Number of Reviews on Apple Podcasts: N/A
  • Average Star Rating (out of 5): N/A
  • Link to Stream

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to your music career, there’s a podcast to fit your taste and spark your creativity. This is only a small sampling of the hundreds of fascinating shows out there that seek to educate, inform, and engage with aspiring and professional musicians alike and keep the conversation around what makes great music constantly flowing.

 

If you’re struggling to work closely with your music production team in the world of remote work, check out Evercast. Evercast allows you to stream your edit sessions in HD while video chatting and exchanging notes with your team, all under one platform. It works with any popular music production software and will allow your team to work together seamlessly through every step of the creative process, from the first chord to the final album.