Inside Music Podcast #10 – Jacob Tender

Hello, everyone! After several weeks away we are thrilled to present the return of our ‘Inside Music’ podcast series. This show interviews notable people from around the music industry about their lives, careers, and goals for the future. Each episode is hosted by James Shotwell, who also happens to run this blog. If you would like to subscribe to this show, or browse our archives, you can do so on iTunes.

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For the first time in our ten-show history we are welcoming back a previous guest. Jacob Tender was one of the first people to appear on ‘Inside Music,’ and at the time it seemed like he had life pretty much figured out. He had a new job at a great publication, big dreams for the future, and for the first time in his entire life he could proudly proclaim that he was a paid music writer. Everything seemed to be going great. That is, until things began to change.

This episode is a weird one. The first part explain why we were on hiatus last month, as well as the numerous things we learned during our absence. From there, our conversation turns to Jacob’s turbulent journey through the business and the things he has learned along the way. I’ve known Jacob for years, but I’ve never known him to speak as candidly about life and his struggles as he does on this show. I know this seems a bit odd coming from the guy who hosts the show, but I think this episode is something incredibly special. You can stream and download the show below.

The music you hear in the intro to ‘Inside Music’ is provided by San Diego, California folk punk group Sledding with Tigers. You can learn more about their work on their official website.

We mentioned this at the beginning, but ‘Inside Music’ is now on iTunes! Click here to subscribe.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.