Kingdom of Rock

Kingdom of Rock

Maroon 5 and Faith No More Producer Matt Wallace
Feb 3 • 74 min
On this episode of Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson and Yashi Brown spoke with Maroon 5 and Faith No More producer Matt Wallace.
John Lee Dumas – Entrepreneur on Fire – Episode 55
Jul 2, 2018 • 15 min
John Lee Dumas This week on Kingdom of Rock, John Lee Dumas speaks with Matt Gibson on business strategies for musicians - how to add value and provide a product to consumers. John compares the future of “musicpreneurs” with video game streamers - playing…
Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers – EP 54
Jun 18, 2018 • 26 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock podcast for DIY Musicians, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke with Morgan Wade about her new album and tour and what she does to make her music business succeed. Morgan tells us what it’s like to quit your day job and start…
Twitter for Musicians with Madalyn Sklar – Ep 53
May 6, 2018 • 28 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, guitarist Matt Gibson spoke with Twitter expert Madalyn Sklar about her experiences as a social media expert and the music industry! Co-Host Amanda Bocchi will return next week after she finishes her degree in Classical…
Amanda Bocchi Talks About her Pledgemusic – Ep 52
Mar 19, 2018 • 33 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock podcast for DIY Musicians, co-hosts Matt Gibson and Amanda Bocchi talked about what it takes to run a successful Pledgemusic Campaign. Amanda is currently running her campaign in support of her new album Organ Donor until the…
Paul Porter – Author and Radio Legend – Ep 51
Feb 25, 2018 • 56 min
This week, Amanda and Matt spoke to author and radio persona Paul Porter. Paul is the author of Blackout - My 40 Years in the Music Business. He was also the programming director for BET and eventually purchaced his own radio station in Orlando, Florida.…
Grant Cardone 10x – Why Artists are Starving – Episode 50
Jan 24, 2018 • 24 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson spoke with sales, marketing and business guru Grant Cardone. He addresses why musicians and artists struggle with the concept of making money. Listen now and let Grant hit you between the eyes with some great…
Guitarist and Musician Annie Grunwald – Ep 49
Jan 21, 2018 • 28 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke to guitar shredder and YouTube star Annie Grunwald about her experiences in the music business.
Great White Guitarist Mark Kendall – Ep 48
Dec 12, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Matt Gibson spoke with Great White guitarist Mark Kendall. Mark talks about his vast experiences in the music industry in a Grammy nominated hard rock band that sold millions of records.
Wes Schaeffer – Sales and Business Expert Ep 47
Dec 6, 2017 • 66 min
This Week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians Matt Gibson and Amanda Bocchi spoke to sales and marketing expert Wes Schaeffer. If you are looking for business and sales training, this is the episode for you!
Nick Able – Guitarist and Entrepreneur Ep 46
Nov 20, 2017 • 42 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke with guitarist and entrepreneur Nick Able. Nick is best known for touring with Ravi Shankar and his family as a guitarist. Nick shares his experiences as an…
Bill Lonero – Guitarist, Entrepreneur and Inventor – Ep 45
Nov 13, 2017 • 38 min
Photograph by Neil Zlozower This week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians, Matt Gibson spoke with Bill Lonero about his experiences as a guitarist, entrepreneur and inventor. Bill talked about his journey from an office worker in 2003 to a full…
Ava Camille – Artist Case Study – Ep 44
Nov 6, 2017 • 29 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Matt and Amanda spoke with emerging artist and college student Ava Baker aka Ava Camille about her music career. Episode Highlights: Ava sings her amazing song For the Sake of a Stranger’s Touch Ava talks about her goals as…
Michael Molenda – Guitar Player Magazine Editor in Chief – Ep 43
Oct 30, 2017 • 42 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, guitarists Matt Gibson and Amanda Bocchi spoke to Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief of Guitar Player Magazine. Michael shared about the challenges of running a major magazine for guitar players. We also conversed about how…
A Conversation with Wanda Jackson – Follow Your Dreams
Oct 23, 2017 • 24 min
This week, Amanda Bocchi spoke with country music and rockabilly legend, Wanda Jackson about her experiences as a musician starting in the 50’s on tour with Elvis to her current pursuits as a touring musician and author. Amanda and Wanda talk about her…
Bruce Kulick From Kiss and Grand Funk Railroad – Ep 41
Oct 16, 2017 • 52 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke with legendary Kiss and Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick about his experiences in the music industry. We talk about everything from product launches, record companies, Kiss, Gene…
Christine Stevens Music Medicine – Ep 40
Oct 9, 2017 • 64 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians, Amanda Bocchi spoke with Christine Stevens. Christine Stevens is a music therapist who travels as a director of health and wellness for Remo drums around the world to do sonic healing and drum work.…
Alice Cooper Guitarist Ryan Roxie – Ep 39
Jul 10, 2017 • 19 min
Ryan Roxie (L) and Alice Cooper perform in concert at ACL Live on February 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Ryan Roxie, Alice Cooper This was originally shared on Facebook live, and Instagram live. This week on Kingdom of Rock, guitarist Matt Gibson spoke with…
Indee Killed the Pop Star – From Opera to Indie Ep. 38
May 8, 2017
What’s up Kingdom of Rock! This week, Amanda Bocchi spoke with Atlanta artist Indie from Indie Killed the Pop Star. They spoke about her experiences as an Opera singer and Independent Artist. Indie tells her story of overcoming vocal nodules and…
Legendary Producer Max Norman Ep. 37
Jan 16, 2017 • 71 min
Hello and welcome to our New co-host, Amanda Bocchi! This week, we talk about what it means to be a producer in today’s music business. Matt interviews legendary rock producer Max Norman. Max talks about how a producer functions in the making of a modern…
Marisa Tellez Kingdom of Rock: Ep. 36
Aug 7, 2016 • 31 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson talks with the author of Rock and Roll High School, Marisa Tellez. Topics Discussed: Organizing your ideas and picking the best ones How to tell YOUR story Defining a main topic How writing can affect your music…
Fang von Wrathenstein Kingdom of Rock: Ep 35
Jul 31, 2016 • 45 min
Stage photograph of Fang von Wrathenstein from Lords of the Trident This week Matt Gibson talks with lead vocalist of Lords of the Trident and honorary pillager, Fang von Wrathenstein. Topics Discussed Getting the right PR guy How a theatrical stage show…
Kingdom of Rock Episode 34: Dave Reffett
Jul 18, 2016 • 33 min
Topics Discussed: Teaching music in China Music opportunities abroad Getting businesses to approach you Promoting your gig to the right people Advantages of playing in small public venues How the music business varies in different countries How to make a…
Kingdom of Rock: Episode 33 – Frank Gambale
Jul 6, 2016 • 34 min
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson chats with Grammy Award winning guitarist Frank Gambale. Frank is the the undisputed genius who originated the sweep picking technique and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon. The…
Tyler Morris – Kingdom of Rock Episode 32
Jun 27, 2016 • 50 min
Tyler Drew Morris is a 18 year old teenage guitar prodigy from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. Tyler has played with various artists including Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil, Phil Collen, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Rudy Sarzo, Robert Sarzo, Leslie West, Mark…
Loren Weisman – The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business
Jun 20, 2016 • 48 min
Matt Gibson chats with music business expert, producer, and drummer Loren Weisman about his career as a ghost drummer and his journey as an artist and business owner. Episode 31 Topics Discussed: Loren’s progression as a musician Mixing and Producing…
Periscope for Musicians – Kingdom of Rock Ep. 30
Jun 13, 2016 • 88 min
Join Matt Gibson and Erin Cell as they discuss how you can use Periscope to engage with your Twitter audience. Special Guests: Bruce Garber- live video host Vicki Fitch Topics Discussed: How Periscope connects to social media Comparing other live video…
Twitter for Musicians – Kingdom of Rock Podcast Ep. 29
Jun 6, 2016 • 63 min
Join Erin Cell and Matt Gibson as they discuss how musicians can use Twitter to enhance their music marketing efforts and build their community! Topics Discussed: * Who uses Twitter? * Managing your followers * Using direct messages * Importance of…
YouTuber Anthony Vincent from Ten Second Songs
May 30, 2016 • 45 min
Anthony Vincent from Ten Second Songs is a YouTube superstar. If you haven’t seen his cover of Dark Horse by Katy Perry, you may live under a rock. In this week’s episode of Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson chats with Anthony about his rise to Internet fame…
Snapchat for Musicians Part 2
May 23, 2016 • 41 min
Part two of a two part discussion on Snapchat for musicians. Join Matt Gibson, Erin Cell, Austin Iuliano and surprise guest Joel Comm as they discuss Snapchat marketing for musicians.
Snapchat for Musicians with Austin Iuliano pt 1
May 17, 2016 • 52 min
Snapchat is the newest “next thing” in social media. Join Matt Gibson, Erin Cell and special guests Austin Iuliano and Joel Comm as they discuss how you should be using Snapchat for your music based business. This is part 1 of 2.…
Facebook for Musicians
May 9, 2016 • 51 min
Facebook is the place on the internet where almost all of your future fans and customers hang their hats. In this episode of Kingdom of Rock, guitarist Matt Gibson and social media rock star Erin Cell talk about how to optimize Facebook to promote your…
Jazz Violinist and Entrepreneur Christian Howes
Apr 27, 2016 • 57 min
Jazz violinist Christian Howes is doing a lot of things right with his business that we all can learn from. In this episode Christian give us some great tips and practical strategies for generating more revenue with our music. We talk about his…
The Dead Daisies Bassist Marco Mendoza
Apr 20, 2016 • 77 min
The Dead Daisies - Marco Mendoza - The Gov 3.12.14 © Sue Hedley The Dead Daisies is a great band with a great lineup. A great band needs a great bass player to be the glue to hold it all together. Marco Mendoza is that guy. It’s not just the fact that he…
Kevin Breuner – CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast Host
Apr 12, 2016 • 45 min
Kevin Breuner is the Vice President of Marketing for CD baby and the host of the CD baby DIY Musician podcast. He is also one smart cookie when it comes to making money in today’s music business! This week on Kingdom of Rock, Kevin shares a birds eye view…
Warrant’s Erik Turner – The Business of an American Band
Apr 4, 2016 • 25 min
“Warrant is an American Band.” Guitarist and founding member of Warrant, Erik Turner joins us this week and talks about the ups and downs of the music business and what it means to release an album in today’s music industry. Erik also talks about the…
Ryan “Fluff” Bruce talks About YouTube and the Music Business
Mar 28, 2016 • 53 min
If you are a guitar player or aspiring audio engineer, you have probably heard of the Riffs, Beards and Gear YouTube channel. I have been a fan for awhile myself! Riff and Beard Master, Ryan “Fluff” Bruce and I talk about his take on how to build a…
Director Alex Winter talks Frank Zappa Documentary Kickstarter
Mar 17, 2016 • 35 min
Alex Winter is a Hollywood director of award winning documentaries about technology and music such as Deep Web and Downloaded. He is also the actor that played Bill S. Preston esq in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure! This week on Kingdom of Rock, host…
Organized Musicians with Kate Erickson – Kate’s Take
Mar 11, 2016 • 23 min
Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur on Fire explains how to get organized better than anyone I know! I’m sure that has something to do with being part of the duo that runs one of the most successful business podcasts in the world. With monthly revenue of…
Podcasting for Musicians with Dave Jackson the Podcast Coach
Feb 29, 2016 • 37 min
Podcasting is a unique and personal way to connect to your fans and it’s exploding! Join me this week as I speak with podcast coach and consultant David Jackson from the School of Podcasting about how musicians can leverage podcasting to build their brand…
Billy Sheehan – Musicians, Endorsements and Selling Records
Feb 18, 2016 • 35 min
Bass player Billy Sheehan from the Winery Dogs is a master of his instrument. He DEFINITELY knows the music business! Billy has played with hundreds of rock legends, heck, he IS a rock legend! Join me as we discuss his perspective on the modern day music…
How to Make 75k as a Guitarist in San Francisco – Rob Michael
Dec 28, 2015 • 38 min
Today I spoke with Guitarist Rob Michael about how he makes $75,000 as a guitarist in San Francisco, CA. Rob talks about his 35 year journey as a full time musician and what you can do to make a decent living off the grid of the music business. Check him…
Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson – Follow the Music Where it Takes You
Dec 18, 2015 • 34 min
Photo by Pao Glitter in Buenos Aires Argentina If you like heavy metal or thrash, David Ellefson needs no introduction. As bassist and co-founder of the iconic band Megadeth, David has pretty much seen or done it all in the world of rock and roll and…
How to Get One Million People to Follow You on Social Media.
Dec 15, 2015 • 23 min
It’s webinar Wednesday! I am doing my very 1st webinar to share with you my story of how I got one million people to follow me on social media. This is a very beneficial topic for artists, musicians and creatives who are trying to grow their brand on…
Sell More Music with Direct Response Marketing – John Oszajca
Dec 14, 2015 • 29 min
John Oszajca may not be a household name but I can’t imagine many musicians that haven’t heard of Music Marketing Manifesto! John is the creator and CEO of MMM and today John and I discuss how you can sell more music using the concept of direct response…
Weekend Update 001
Dec 13, 2015 • 23 min
Weekend update! We are refining our content schedule for the podcast! Check it out!
Why Musicians are Afraid to Sell to Their Fans
Dec 10, 2015 • 41 min
On today’s episode, Matt Gibson is joined by co-host Wagner dos Santos and special guest host Nina Noir ! The topic of discussion is how to wear the two hats of artist and salesperson simultaneously. Be sure to like us on Facebook! (function(d, s, id) {…
Building a Scalable Website for your Business
Dec 9, 2015 • 29 min
Every musician needs a website that can grow with their business. In this episode I teach you about all of the building blocks you need to build your own website. Resources Covered - Some of these are Affiliate Links Google Domains…
Los Angeles Guitarist John Huldt Part 2
Dec 8, 2015 • 23 min
John Huldt and I finish up our informative interview about what it takes to make a living as a guitarist in LA! Websites Mentioned in the interview
What are You Worth? L.A. Guitarist and Full Time Musician John Huldt – Part 1
Dec 7, 2015 • 20 min
In this episode of Kingdom of Rock I spoke with Los Angeles guitarist and music entrepreneur John Huldt! We covered a variety of topics to include how to determine your monetary value as a musician. UPDATE: On April 5, 2016 John Huldt released a parody…