94: The Music Biz Then and Now (Feat. Rodney Holder)

About the Guest

Rodney has been a drummer, performer, writer, promoter, and manager for over thirty years. He has a bachelor degree in communication and media production and has been teaching music business studies at College since 1999.

Rodney’s career in the music industry began back in 1987.
Initially as a drummer and the co manager of his psychedelic metal band

Between 1990 and 2010 Rodney and his group released numerous internationally acclaimed albums, toured Australia countless times, and performed at some of the world's biggest metal festivals in Europe- sharing the bills with the likes of Iron Maiden, Slayer, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Kiss and Venom to name a few.

Rodney was also the co-promoter and organiser of Australia's largest and longest running all- Australian metal festival- Metal For The Brain.

From 1991 to 2005 Metal For The Brain was the premium metal show in Australia and raised tens of thousands of dollars for The National Brain Injury Foundation and brain injury victim- Alec Hurley

After completing a communication/media production degree in 1998, Rodney began sharing his extensive knowledge and industry experiences with other musicians. He has been teaching media and music business studies since 1999, and runs the popular Aussie music podcast at

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