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The Punk Rock MBA

187 EpisodesProduced by Finn MckentyWebsite

Finn McKenty interviews people who are making a living doing something they love: from musicians to filmmakers, designers, visual artists, engineers, athletes, business owners, writers - anybody who has turned their passion into their career. The goal is always to pull out the big ideas that will he… read more

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Real Talk About Mental Health For Creatives (Modern Musician Podcast)

June 27th, 2022


Finn McKenty was a guest on the Modern Musician Podcast to discuss life as a creative.

On this episode: 

  • The most important aspects you should focus …

Tony Cappocchi (Dragged Under)

June 13th, 2022


Tony Cappocchi from Dragged Under joins the podcast to talk about what the band has been up to.

On this episode:

  • Being in a band with Jared Dines

Jonny Craig (Ex-DGD, Slaves, Emarosa)

May 30th, 2022


Jonny Craig (ex-Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Slaves) joins the podcast to talk about EVERYTHING.

On this episode:

  • The allegations against him
  • The …

Girlfriends (Travis Mills, Nick Gross)

May 16th, 2022


Travis Mills and Nick Gross from Girlfriends join the podcast to talk about their latest music and their history as a duo.

On this episode:

  • How Travis …

Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo)

May 2nd, 2022


Billy Graziadei from Biohazard and Powerflo joins Finn McKenty to discuss his career and the new BillyBio album "Leaders And Liars"

Listen to "Leaders …

Josh Travis (Emmure)

April 18th, 2022


Josh Travis is a guitarist in Emmure. He previously played in Glass Cloud, Monuments and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.

On this episode:

  • His …


April 4th, 2022


Finn McKenty sits down with JT Cavey from ERRA.

On this episode:

  • Leveling up during the pandemic
  • Having passionate fans
  • And more!

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March 21st, 2022


Finn Mckenty sits down with 93feetofsmoke and on this episode, they discuss:

  • Geeking out over the technical details
  • How emo rap has changed over the …

Finn McKenty on The Ex-Man Podcast

March 7th, 2022


Finn McKenty joins Doc Coyle on The Ex-Man Podcast.

On this episode:

  • Finn's transition to Twitch
  • Developing a second YouTube channel
  • New music vs. old …


February 14th, 2022


Skate Maloley aka Sk8 sits down with Finn Mckenty to talk about his music journey.

On this episode:

  • SK8's early days
  • How much touring he's done
  • And …

Porcell (Youth Of Today, Shelter, Judge)

February 1st, 2022


Porcell is the guitarist in Shelter, Judge, Youth of Today and formerly of Project X. He's been a staple in the hardcore scene for decades. On this …

Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant, Pyvott)

December 20th, 2021


Tommy Green is the former lead singer of Sleeping Giant and xDEATHSTARx.

On this episode:

  • How Tommy got involved with the fight against human …

Is the Rock Band Dead? A Response to Glenn Fricker

December 17th, 2021


Is the rock band dead? Is "desktop metal" the future? I respond to Glenn Fricker (Spectre Media Group)'s video to answer this question!

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The Worst Songs of the 2000s

December 10th, 2021


Are these the worst songs of the 2000s? Do Afroman, Hinder, O-Town, "Thong Song," Finger Eleven, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, 3OH!3, Gwen Stefani, and …

Aaron Pauley and Tino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)

December 6th, 2021


Aaron Pauley and Tino Arteaga from Of Mice & Men join Finn Mckenty to discuss their new album.

On this episode:

  • Self-producing their record

90s Hardcore Nostalgia w/ The Post America Podcast

December 3rd, 2021


Finn Mckenty joined the The Post America Podcast to talk all things 90s hardcore.

On this episode:

  • Finding out about the straight-edge scene
  • The …

Eyal Levi (URM Academy, Riffhard, Daath)

November 29th, 2021


Eyal Levi is the CEO and co-founder of URM Academy and Riffhard as well as a former guitarist in Daath. He joined the podcast to discuss:

  • Why music …

Nu-Metal Tier List (Part 2)

November 26th, 2021


Nu-metal tier list part 2 is here! Where do nu-metal bands like Korn, System Of A Down, Taproot, Mushroomhead, Crazy Town, Deftones, Slipknot, Limp …

Michael Shantz

November 22nd, 2021


Michael Shantz is an artist/designer and the co-owner of Strategic Cold. He joins Finn McKenty to discuss:

  • Getting his start with Drop Dead (Oli …

Nu-Metal Tier List (Part 1)

November 19th, 2021


The nu-metal tier list is here! Where do nu-metal bands like POK, Korn, Mudvayne, Coal Chamber, Kittie, Soulfly, and Orgy belong?

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Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship, Midtown)

November 8th, 2021


Gabe Saporta joins Finn Mckenty for a candid interview about:

  • Gabe's return to the internet
  • Why he started The Artist Group
  • What's next with Cobra …

Riffing on The Punk Rock MBA

November 5th, 2021


Rob from Riffing on Horror interview Finn live on Twitch to discuss:

  • What URM Academy's Nail the Mix is
  • Where The Punk Rock MBA will be in the next …

Wage War

November 1st, 2021


Wage War vocalist Cody Quistad and bassist Chris Gaylord joins the podcast to talk about their studio experiences, Spotify, and they dive into:

  • Why …

Roasting Patrick CC!

October 29th, 2021


Finn Mckenty joined Patrick CC live on Twitch to roast Patrick's taste in music. Patrick CC takes some heat for his ska picks, praise for his popular …

Nick Martin (Sleeping With Sirens)

October 25th, 2021


Nick Martin from Sleeping With Sirens joins the podcast to discuss his career, what's next, and more. He and Finn McKenty dive into:

  • How Nick got the …

Smash Mouth Singer Is Down Bad

October 22nd, 2021


Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell went viral in a TikTok from last weekend where he was incoherent and seemed drunk on stage. But before we laugh and …

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Brujeria)

October 18th, 2021


Dino Cazares joins Finn McKenty to discuss Fear Factory, Brujeria, making money in the digital age, and more.

They also discuss:

  • Cannibal Corpse x …

Rap Metal Sucks! Change My Mind.

October 15th, 2021


Does rap-metal suck? I look at a few bands including Fever 333, Candiria, UnityTX, Cipher, Hacktivist, Ghostemane, and DSVR to find out (spoiler warning: yes, it does suck).

Rappers and Riffs: 5 Rap Metal Bands That …

Joey Sturgis

October 11th, 2021


Joey Sturgis joins Finn Mckenty on the podcast to go in-depth on:

  • How he made records in less than ideal situations
  • Starting Joey Sturgis Tones
  • How …

The Honest Truth About Spiritbox

October 8th, 2021


Spiritbox’s new album “Eternal Blue” hit #13 on Billboard! But what is the real secret to Spiribox’s success? And how have Courtney Laplante and and …

Alex Melton

September 28th, 2021


Alex Melton joins the podcast to chat with Finn about his YouTube career. They dive into:

  • Making the leap to go full-time
  • Releasing derivative works

The Truth About Going Independent

September 24th, 2021


Finn Mckenty joined Sacred Symbols+. This is an excerpt from the episode where he chats about going independent versus working for a major company.

Talking Hardcore with Laugh Now Die Later

September 17th, 2021


Finn Mckenty joined Laugh Now Die Later to talk about his experience with hardcore.

On this episode:

  • When Finn was last in a mosh pit
  • Working with …


September 13th, 2021


Finn Mckenty and Fats'e talk about his career and how he gets to do what he loves.

They dive into:

  • Being extroverted when necessary
  • Collaborating vs. …

Bleeding Content & Evolving Business with Caught on the Mike

September 10th, 2021


Finn Mckenty joined Caught on the Mike to dive into content creation and how business evolves. There's also a dash of MMA talk and more!

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How to Social Media

September 3rd, 2021


Finn McKenty and Anthony Fantano dive into how bands can use social media to grow their audience. They discuss:

  • Thinking of yourself as a content …

Danny Mullen

August 30th, 2021


Danny Mullen joins Finn McKenty and they go in-depth on:

  • Creating YouTube content
  • Working with a team instead of solo
  • Why the business side of things …

How to Build a YouTube Fanbase for Bands

August 27th, 2021


Youtube is not limited by characters or time and can be used for more than just music videos. Finn McKenty of Punk Rock MBA talks about YouTube for bands. Are you missing an opportunity to grow your fanbase? This is how …

Andrew Baena (YouTuber)

August 23rd, 2021


Andrew Baena is a YouTuber who has found success on TikTok. He joins Finn Mckenty to discuss:

  • Feeling stuck with YouTube content
  • His TikTok blowing up

Reacting to Videos About Me Pt. 2

August 20th, 2021


Reacting to "Punk Rock MBA response" videos from Wyattxhim, MrDeadman, Stevic MacKay and more!

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Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.)

August 16th, 2021


Sonny Sandoval is the lead singer in P.O.D. He joins the podcast to chat with Finn Mckenty about:

  • The stigma of being in a Christian rock band
  • How …

Reacting to Videos About Me

August 13th, 2021


Reacting to "Punk Rock MBA response" videos from Become The Knight, Hipster Black Metal, Caleb Will Try and more!

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Networking Doesn't Have To Be Douchey

August 6th, 2021


We talk about how many Hatebreed tattoos Finn has and Alan tells us that he hates "education and shit." We discuss how networking should be about …

The Future of The Punk Rock MBA

August 2nd, 2021


The future of The Punk Rock MBA in one word: community! To recreate that vibe of all those nights I spent hanging out at Denny's after a show, sleeping on a stranger's floor and making new friends.

Sponsored by: LinkedIn …

Patreon Q&A - July 2021

July 30th, 2021


It's time for another Patreon Q&A! In this episode, Finn answers questions about:

  • Mistakes he's made with his channel
  • Growing a YouTube channel

Ryan "Fluff" Bruce (YouTuber)

July 26th, 2021


Ryan "Fluff" Bruce joins Finn Mckenty to chat about YouTube, Dragged Under, and more.

On this episode, they dive into:

  • Being the old guys on YouTube


July 23rd, 2021


Why should bands quit complaining about Spotify royalties? I explain:

  • Why Spotify's real value is discovery via their curated playlists (eg Rap …

Investing in Your Music Career with Dan Tsurif and Eyal Levi

July 19th, 2021


Social media, paid engagement, buy-ons, video content, paid mentorship: where modern marketing elements such as these fit into a music or production career and when to incorporate them are always at the top of the list …

AM I BIASED AGAINST METAL? Lorna Shore, Tom Macdonald & pop-punk revival

July 16th, 2021


Another edition of viewer comments! Some of what I talk about:

  • Is the pop-punk revival a fad? (Jxdn, Mod Sun, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Barker, etc)

Slaughter to Prevail

July 12th, 2021


Jack Simmons from Slaughter to Prevail joins Finn Mckenty to discuss:

  • The logistical challenges of having members in more than one country
  • Cutting …

My interview on No Jumper

July 9th, 2021


Finn Mckenty joins Adam22 on No Jumper to talk about the rock scene of their teenage years, how Finn got into media, his content and elaborates on his goal to work with a big corporation and take their content to …

Slay At Home: Monetizing Metal Panel

July 2nd, 2021


A discussion on how the music industry continues to adapt through the digital age, and new ways we've seen brands and artists monetize with new …

Ouija Macc

June 28th, 2021


Ouija Macc is a Juggalo rapper and he joins the podcast to chat with Finn Mckenty about:

  • How leaving Las Vegas improved his life
  • The misconceptions …

How I got my dream job (and you can too)

June 25th, 2021


How I got my dream job making videos for Flo Multizine back in 2004-2006. We worked with Underoath, Bam Margera, Queens Of The Stone Age, Quiksilver, …

Tommy End

June 21st, 2021


Tommy End (formerly known as Aleister Black from WWE NXT) joins the podcast to chat with Finn Mckenty about:

  • How music and wrestling are similar from …

No, You Shouldn't Get Rewarded For Adulting

June 18th, 2021


Finn and Linh went live on Instagram to answer questions about relationships, Linh going full-time on YouTube, video games, and more!

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Mod Sun

June 14th, 2021


Finn McKenty sits down with Mod Sun for a raw, in-depth chat about his life and career. They dive into:

  • How sobering up changed Mod Sun's perspective


June 11th, 2021


Welcome back to viewer comments! Here's what we cover in this edition:

  • Weezer, System Of A Down, and horror punk/Celtic punk
  • Do labels make bands …

Lacey Sculls (Talk of Love Podcast)

June 7th, 2021


Lacey Sculls joins the podcast for a deep dive with Finn McKenty on:

  • Her time on Rock of Love and playing a villain role
  • What it's like to host a …

Dropkick Murphys, K Pop, and Dating Advice

June 4th, 2021


Another installment of view comments! Here's what we talk about:

  • The original Misfits w/ Danzig reunion, Victory Records' influence, Botch & …

Courtney LaPlante (Spiritbox)

June 2nd, 2021


Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox sits down with Finn Mckenty to discuss:

  • Being a woman in the metal scene
  • Working in the band with her husband
  • How the …

The Punk Rock MBA's Podcast Growth and Monetization Strategy

May 28th, 2021


Deanna Chapman returns for a quick breakdown of how The Punk Rock MBA Podcast is handling growth and monetization. Plus, she includes a few extra …

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)

May 25th, 2021


Andy Biersack is the lead singer of Black Veil Brides aka Andy Black. He joins the podcast to discuss:

  • Why he says yes to almost everything
  • His path …

Starting a Podcast - From Idea to Launch

May 21st, 2021


Producer Deanna Chapman takes you through the initial steps to get your podcast from idea to launch. She goes through:

  • Questions you need to answer …

Nik Nocturnal (YouTuber)

May 17th, 2021


Nik Nocturnal and Finn Mckenty dive into what it's like to be YouTube creators. They discuss:

  • Why it's dumb for labels to copyright claim certain …

Growing Up Poor with Joey Sturgis

May 14th, 2021


One of the things about growing up poor is that you feel like you're doomed to stay there forever because nobody you know has made it out and you have no idea how to escape. But my friend + business partner Joey Sturgis …

Patrick CC (YouTuber)

May 10th, 2021


Patrick CC joins Finn Mckenty to dive into:

  • Going full-time with YouTube and working with your friends
  • His album release strategy for "Launch …

Standing Out In A Crowded Industry

May 7th, 2021


Matt Halpern and I go deep on how you can set yourself apart in a hyper-competitive, crowded creative industry!

Sponsored by: LinkedIn Talent Solutions

Michael Montoya (Winds Of Plague)

May 3rd, 2021


Michael Montoya (aka Morgoth Beatz and Winds Of Plague guitarists) chats with Finn Mckenty about his career path. They dive into:

  • Networking without …

You Don't Have To Be Smart To Make Money

April 30th, 2021


What I learned at Funnel Hacking Live 2017, the convention for Russel Brunson's company ClickFunnels.

The point of this is that I had a little bit of a rude awakening at the ClickFunnels convention when I realized that …

Anthony Vincent (YouTuber)

April 26th, 2021


Finn McKenty and Anthony Vincent dive deep into being YouTubers. Here's what they discuss:

  • Anthony changing the name of his channel from 10 Second …

How to Get Press Coverage for Your Work!

April 23rd, 2021


Getting magazines, blogs, and influencers to cover what you're doing can be a gamechanger + help you get over obstacles you previously thought were …

Ash Avildsen (Sumerian Records, "Paradise City")

April 19th, 2021


Ash Avildsen talks to Finn Mckenty about his journey into the film industry and creating "Paradise City." Some of the topics they dive into are:

  • The …

Things You Don't Know About Me

April 16th, 2021


Thank you for 300,000 YouTube subscribers! Here's a little channel update and some things you may not know about me:

  • Why I started my YouTube channel …


April 12th, 2021


guccihighwaters joins the podcast to break down his career. He and Finn McKenty discuss:

  • Signing with Epitaph and releasing his debut album "joke's …

90s Hardcore and More with Danny Diablo

April 9th, 2021


Finn Mckenty appeared on Diablo's Den to talk to Danny and Jay about:

  • Zine culture and the 90s hardcore scene
  • Starting and growing his YouTube channel

Craig Mabbitt (Escape the Fate)

April 5th, 2021


Craig Mabbitt is the singer of Escape the Fate. He joins the podcast to discuss:

  • How he’ll balance Twitch and touring once tours start up again
  • Being …

Why I "don't talk about punk"

April 2nd, 2021


I answer one of my most common comments: "If your channel is called The Punk Rock MBA, why don't you ever talk about punk?"

  • Why I believe that I DO …


March 29th, 2021


Joe Mulherin, AKA nothing,nowhere., joins the podcast to chat with Finn about signing with Fueled By Ramen, being straight edge, his mindfulness …

How to Network and Sell Without Being a Douche w/ Matt Halpern of Periphery

March 26th, 2021


Finn McKenty and Matt Halpern break down 5 ways you can get better at networking and selling. If you're struggling with making contacts in the industry that you want to work in, you'll want to take notes on this one.

Metal Jesus Rocks (YouTuber)

March 22nd, 2021


Metal Jesus Rocks joins Finn Mckenty to discuss his YouTube channel, why he doesn't work with sponsors, and much more. If you have a YouTube channel or want to start one, you'll want to take notes during this one.

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Finn's Top 5 MTV Shows of All Time!

March 19th, 2021


Finn made an appearance on My Top 5 to discuss his favorite MTV shows. Which ones will make the cut? You'll just have to listen to find out!

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Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold, Drinks with Johnny)

March 15th, 2021


Johnny Christ from Avenged Sevenfold and Drinks with Johnny joins the podcast to dive into creating content on a consistent basis, what the best …

How to Charge What You're Worth with Matt Halpern

March 12th, 2021


Should you charge an hourly rate for a project rate? How can you get clients to see your value? What do you say when they try to negotiate your …

Grady Smith (YouTuber)

March 8th, 2021


Grady Smith joins the podcast to discuss what it's like reviewing country music on YouTube, whether or not country artists have toxic fanbases, some of his goals for the future of the channel, and more.

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Finn Hates Beer - Here's Why (w/ Matt from Cryptopsy)

March 5th, 2021


Finn appeared on the Vox & Hops podcast to discuss coping with 2020, why he hates beer, the challenges that come with The Punk Rock MBA, and more.

Chase Mason (Gatecreeper)

March 1st, 2021


Chase Mason joins the podcast to talk to Finn Mckenty about getting sober, why his band relies on physical merchandise, and more.

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Bret Michaels, Tramp Stamps, and Chick-Fil-A Sucks

February 26th, 2021


Over Valentine's Day weekend, Finn and his wife Linh answered questions on IG Live. They answer questions about Bret Michaels, what video games they enjoy, why they hate Cheesecake Factory, and much more.

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Danny Diablo (Skarhead, Crown of Thornz)

February 22nd, 2021


Danny Diablo joins the podcast as he and Finn dive deep into Danny's career in music, the hardcore scene, how he got into acting, and much more.

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Spend more time on Tik Tok! (Patron-only Q&A)

February 19th, 2021


Patreon supporters sent in their questions about TikTok, how Finn would spend an extra 10 hours per week, and more. Finn has the answers and if you …

Lil Xan

February 15th, 2021


Lil Xan joins the podcast to talk about getting sober, life as an independent artist, plans for his Patreon, and much more.

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Investing Basics for Scene Kids and Metal Heads

February 12th, 2021


Investing basics aren't nearly as complicated as you may think! I explain:

  • My take on Robinhood, Gamestop stock price, Wallstreetbets and "meme …

Fame on Fire

February 8th, 2021


Bryan and Paul from Fame on Fire join the podcast to talk about going from releasing covers to releasing original music. They also talk about what …

How I run my YouTube merch store (and grew it 5x)

February 5th, 2021


How I run my YouTube merch store on Teespring, and what you can learn from it on how to run your band merch or any other online store!

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Jeris Johnson

February 1st, 2021


Jeris Johnson blew up on TikTok and recently collaborated with Chad Kroeger and Papa Roach. He and Finn dive into how all of those things happened …

Don't Listen to the Fearmongers with An0maly

January 29th, 2021


Finn and An0maly dive into what the deal is with mainstream media, the approach An0maly takes to his videos, and much more.

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Shayne Smith (Comedian)

January 25th, 2021


Shayne Smith is a comedian who is considered a bit of an outsider within the industry. In this episode, he discusses his business model, streaming on …

Getting Real About Mental Health with Metal Trenches

January 22nd, 2021


Finn was a guest on Metal Trenches and the conversation goes deep on mental health. They discuss the locus of control, cognitive distortions, lower …

Aram Arslanian (Cadence Leadership, Betrayed)

January 18th, 2021


Finn Mckenty and Aram Arslanian dive into the self-limiting way of thinking that can be prevalent in punk and hardcore. They discuss why it's important to not have a negative outlook on everything, Aram's business, and …

Patreon Q&A - December 2020

January 15th, 2021


Want to know how Finn makes time for all of the content he creates? Or how to deal with negativity on YouTube? In this bonus, Finn answers those …

Matt Halpern (Periphery, GetGoodDrums)

January 11th, 2021


Finn Mckenty chats with Matt Halpern about running a company, dealing with COVID, and more. If you want to know what it's like to run a business and …

Finn is wrong about everything!

January 8th, 2021


Finn and Glenn Fricker discuss how bands love missing opportunities, graphic design for big corporations, creator burnout, and investing time on worthwhile pursuits!

Check out Glenn's YouTube channel Spectre Sound Studios

Mike Cessario (CEO, Liquid Death)

January 4th, 2021


Finn Mckenty chats with Mike Cessario, the CEO of Liquid Death, about the company's start, their marketing approach, and much more! If …

I Stopped Playing Video Games - This Is Why

January 1st, 2021


If you've ever told yourself "I don't have time," this one's for you! These are my productivity and time management tips-- it really all comes down …

Awsten Knight (Waterparks)

December 28th, 2020


Finn and Awsten Knight discuss how Waterparks got their start, signing with the Madden Brothers, and more. If your band wants to know how to make it, this is the perfect episode for you.

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Anthony Fantano (YouTuber)

December 21st, 2020


Finn Mckenty chats with Anthony Fantano about running a successful YouTube channel, how new creators should approach their content, and more. If …

Please stop asking me to make this video

December 18th, 2020


Finn discusses why he won't make certain kinds of videos on his channel, so please stop asking for them.

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Allison Hagendorf (Global Head of Rock at Spotify)

December 14th, 2020


Finn sits down to talk to Allison Hagendorf about her journey to Spotify, the state of rock music, and more. She hosts her own podcast, Rock This, …

What Makes a Successful Podcast?

December 11th, 2020


Deanna Chapman takes over the podcast to answer your questions about podcasts. She dives into what you should focus on when starting a podcast, what …

Andre Fili (UFC Fighter)

December 7th, 2020


Finn chats with Andre Fili about how he got into fighting, his outlook on life, and more. Even if you aren't into UFC, this episode covers following …

I Need to Make Some Changes

December 4th, 2020


It's my turn to make one of those cliched YouTuber videos where I talk about the future of my channel. Thanks to PsychIRL, Ola Englund and Sara …

Matt Saincome (The Hard Times, Outvoice)

November 30th, 2020


Matt Saincome joins Finn on the podcast to dive deep into offering equity to editors, how The Hard Times was started, the best way to start a new company, and so much more. If entrepreneurship interests you, this …


November 27th, 2020


Another batch of viewer comments, including: Trapt's Chris Taylor Brown; Billie Eilish charging too much for her livestream; livestreams from Code …

Aaron Marshall (Intervals)

November 24th, 2020


Finn Mckenty and Aaron Marshall dive deep into various forms of revenue stream, keeping up with creating content, and much more. If you're looking for ways to improve your band from a business perspective, take notes!

Mental health in music (Deftones guitarist is a flat earther)

November 20th, 2020


Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter is a flat earther and anti-vaxxer, according to him on the Sam Tripoli podcast. What does this tell us about the …

Hoya (Madball)

November 16th, 2020


Hoya from Madball joins the podcast to discuss Madball's start, how the hardcore scene has changed over the years, and more.

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The Corey Taylor Effect

November 13th, 2020


My response to people who tell me that I don't talk about up and coming artists enough:

* "The Corey Taylor Effect" (as seen in the headlines of Loudwire) and how it applies to the business press to with Amazon, …

Lil Aaron

November 9th, 2020


Lil Aaron joins the podcast to discuss his latest EP, what it's like working with some artists like Selena Gomez, Kim Petras and Blackbear, his …

Real Talk with Knocked Loose and ETID's Management

November 6th, 2020


Nick "Biggie" Grimaldi is a co-founder of Good Fight Entertainment who manage bands including Between The Buried And Me, Circa Survive, Knocked Loose, Turnstile and blessthefall among many others.

Topics discussed on the …

Patrick H. Willems (YouTuber)

November 2nd, 2020


Patrick H. Willems joins the podcast to discuss his YouTube channel, creating videos during COVID, how to foster a Patreon following, and more. If …

Life Advice For Scene Kids and Metal Nerds

October 30th, 2020


Some of Finn's personal life advice for scene kids, metal nerds and pop-bunkers aka "adulting for core kids." He dives into why girls aren't crazy, …

Laowhy86 (YouTuber)

October 26th, 2020


Matt "C-Milk" joins the podcast to discuss his time in China and his YouTube channel, Laowhy86. He and Finn dive into the current state of China, …

Corporate Social Media Accounts Suck!

October 23rd, 2020


Business, company and band social media accounts (mostly) suck! Instead, focus on your personal social accounts.

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Tuck O'Leary (Fit For A King)

October 19th, 2020


Finn chats with Tuck O'Leary about Fit For A King and FeaturedX. They dive into dealing with COVID, finding the right manager and team, what …

How YouTube changed my career (really fun interview!)

October 16th, 2020


Finn joins Input Doc from Clyde Golden to discuss building a personal brand. He sits down with Tim Yeadon to talk about how he brands himself, how he …

Tony Lovato (Mest)

October 12th, 2020


Tony Lovato joins the podcast to talk about Mest, how he's handling COVID, DIY learning, and more.

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Stop Playing the Blame Game!

October 9th, 2020


Inspired by the comments on my video about Hayley Williams of Paramore and Dead Kennedys lyrics about cops, jocks and MTV, I touch on a very …

URM Podcast with Jesse Cannon and Johnny Minardi

October 5th, 2020


Finn McKenty joins Eyal Levi on the URM Podcast with Jesse Cannon and Johnny Minardi. The guys dive deep into how bands are handling quarantine, knowing where to apply your energy and effort, and much more.

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How I Made $1 Million

October 2nd, 2020


How I grew businesses and generated over $1 million in revenue for CreativeLive, Getgood Drums, Horizon Devices, URM Academy and finally started to …

Sara Dietschy (YouTuber)

September 28th, 2020


Finn talks to Sara Dietschy about her YouTube channel, how she monetizes her content, and more. If you've ever been interested in creating content for a living, you'll want to takes notes.

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Working with Periphery

September 25th, 2020


Finn McKenty discusses how he was able to work with some great bands. He talks about his work with Periphery, A Day To Remember, and others.

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Connie Sgarbossa (SeeYouSpaceCowboy)

September 21st, 2020


Finn Mckenty talk to Connie Sgarbossa of SeeYouSpaceCowboy about whether or not hardcore is an inclusive genre, the visual aspect of the band, and …

Student Loans

September 18th, 2020


Finn Mckenty breaks down how you can handle your student loans. He dives into what you can accomplish by decreasing your spending, working hard, and …

Mary Zimmer (YouTuber + Voice Coach)

September 14th, 2020


Finn McKenty chats with Mary Zimmer about voice lessons, creating content, and more. They dive into how he's able to balance her lessons with making videos for her YouTube channel and what it takes to consistently make …

Viewer Comments

September 11th, 2020


Finn answers viewer comments from his YouTube channel. He discusses the hardcore scene, labels and streaming, black metal, and more.

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Glenn Fricker (YouTuber)

September 8th, 2020


Glenn Fricker joins the podcast to discuss YouTube strategy. He and Finn dives into where Glenn gets ideas, what metrics you should pay attention to, …

Adulting for -Core Kids

September 4th, 2020


Finn Mckenty dives into the things that he wish he knew in his 20s. He covers finances, not letting yourself fall into the partying lifestyle, and …

Joe Escalante (The Vandals, Kung Fu Records)

August 31st, 2020


Joe Escalante joins the podcast to chat with Finn about the music business, working in TV, and more.

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I Went Back to College at 25

August 28th, 2020


Finn Mckenty discusses why he went back to college at 25. He touches on why some industries still require some sort of degree, why it made sense for …

Lil Lotus

August 24th, 2020


Lil Lotus joins the podcast to dive into how he got his start in music, his drug use, getting sober, signing to Epitaph, and more. It's a heavy …

Why Does the Scene Hate Money?

August 21st, 2020


Finn Mckenty dives into why the scene hates money. He touches on the anti-success mentality that holds people back and why that's just dumb.

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Designalily (Product Designer)

August 17th, 2020


Designalily joins the podcast to dive into what the work culture is like at big tech companies, their lack of diversity, and more.

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How Much Money I Made Every Year (15-36)

August 14th, 2020


Finn dives into his finances and gives full transparency on how much he earned per year from ages 15-36.

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Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)

August 10th, 2020


Tommy Rogers of Between The Buried And Me joins the podcast to discuss what quarantine life has been like, how to act in the studio, and more. He also dives into how BTBAM songs are arranged and you won't want to miss …

How I Deal with Depression and Anxiety

August 7th, 2020


Taken from Finn's second YouTube channel, here's how he deals with depression and anxiety. He goes over how he was able to get help, what …

July 2020 Q&A

August 5th, 2020


You have questions and Finn has answers. On this Q&A episode, Finn covers what some of his live show experiences were like, how he handles his work-life balance, what videos he will or will not do down the line, and …

Deanna Chapman (PRMBA Podcast Producer)

August 3rd, 2020


Deanna Chapman, the producer of this podcast, joins to talk all about podcasting. We dive into what it takes to grow a podcast, publishing consistently, and much more.

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Josh Scandlen (Heritage Wealth Planning)

July 31st, 2020


Finn joined Josh Scandlen's podcast to discuss how he's risk-averse, starting his YouTube channel, and more.

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John Browne (Riffhard, Monuments)

July 27th, 2020


John Browne knows a thing or two about playing guitar. He joins the podcast to discuss Riffhard, being in Monuments, and more. If you're wanting to level up your guitar game, this is the episode that you need …

Darold Pinnock (Passion Behind The Art Show)

July 20th, 2020


Darold Pinnock is the host of Passion Behind The Art Show and he's spent over a decade in the design world. On this episode, we discuss how …

Ian McFarland (Godfathers of Hardcore)

July 13th, 2020


Ian McFarland went from playing in Blood For Blood to making music videos. He recently released The Godfathers of Hardcore, a documentary that dives deep into the music scene without just being a look at …

Vanessa Van Edwards (Author, Educator)

July 7th, 2020


Vanessa Van Edwards is the author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People and the Lead Investigator at Science of People. She joins the podcast to discuss what it's like to be an ambivert, how to …

Kevin Jordan (This Wild Life)

June 29th, 2020


Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life joins the podcast to discuss what it's like being a duo, the Warped Tour day, doing what makes sense financially, and more.

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Tim Cayem (YouTuber, Podcaster)

June 26th, 2020


Finn joined Tim Cayem on the Cayem Interviews Podcast to discuss being a creative, his background with zines, and more. They also dive into how important production quality is and whether or not it determines …

Dan Tsurif (VP Artist Management & Digital Strategy)

June 22nd, 2020


Dan Tsurif is the VP of Artist Management & Digital Strategy at BRXND. He works with Zakk Wilde and Black Veil Brides, among others. On this episode, he dives into the various ways that managers and artists …

Joey Sturgis (Producer + Entrepreneur)

June 15th, 2020


Joey Sturgis is a successful producer, the founder of Joey Sturgis Tones, and one of the co-founders of URM Academy. He's worked with bands …

Kelly Mason (Photographer)

June 8th, 2020


Kelly Mason is a photographer who has worked with The Wonder Years, toured with PVRIS, and created the mid-2000s emo bracket. On this episode, she talks about how the music brackets blew up, how often she'd …

Sunny Singh (hate5six)

May 26th, 2020


Sunny Singh runs the hate5six YouTube channel where he releases footage of live shows. He also created an app called Sage that recommends bands based on ones you already enjoy. On this episode, he dives into …

Aram Arslanian (Betrayed, Cadence Leadership)

May 22nd, 2020


Finn joined One Step Beyond: The Cadence Leadership Podcast to chat with Aram Arslanian about bringing your whole self to work. Aram is the …

Chris Garza (Suicide Silence)

May 18th, 2020


Chris Garza, the guitarist and founding member of Suicide Silence, joins the podcast to discuss being in a band in SoCal, having a …

Kyle McCutchen (Kindred Jiu Jitsu)

May 15th, 2020


Kyle McCutchen runs adult classes at Kindred Jiu Jitsu. He joins the podcast to discuss how he got into jiu-jitsu, why you don’t need to be in shape …

Paul Conroy (Impact Real Life)

May 11th, 2020


Paul Conroy joins the podcast to talk about building businesses, working with Rob Dyrdek, and more. He's the Managing Director of Impact Real Life, …

Randall Pich (CEO, Live Fit Apparel)

May 8th, 2020


Randall Pich went from being in a band to being the CEO of a successful apparel company, which isn't an easy thing to do. In this bonus …

Matt Heafy (Trivium)

May 4th, 2020


Matt Heafy is the guitarist and vocalist of Trivium. He also runs a successful Twitch channel where he shares content from the band and …

Big Herc (Youtuber)

May 1st, 2020


Big Herc is a former inmate who now makes a living as a YouTuber, motivational speaker, and author. In this bonus episode, he discusses helping people after prison, what his YouTube channel focuses on, and more.

Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills)

April 27th, 2020


Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills joins the podcast to go deep into his influences, what it was like for INK to become more popular after …

Dee Murthy (Group Chat, Five Four Group)

April 24th, 2020


Dee Murthy is the co-founder of Five Four Group and he co-hosts Group Chat with Chris "Drama" Pfaff and Anand Murthy. In this bonus episode, he discusses his journey into podcasts. He dives into why he started a …

Brendan Murphy (Counterparts)

April 20th, 2020


Brendan Murphy is the singer of Counterparts, a Candian band that has built up a following in the United States. He dives into the challenges of …

Brokencyde (Mikl Shea)

April 13th, 2020


Brokencyde's Mikl Shea joins the podcast to chat about how much hate the band received, what it was like being on TRL, and more. He also dives into …

Drew Russ (Music Video Director)

April 6th, 2020


Drew Russ is a music video director who has worked with A Day to Remember, Beartooth, Pierce the Veil, and many more. He joins the podcast to discuss his start in making music videos, what advice he has for …

Tony Cappocchi (Dragged Under, Pretty Good Agents)

April 2nd, 2020


Tony Cappocchi is the singer of Dragged Under and is also a talent manager at Pretty Good Agents. He works with creators to obtain branded deals for their YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, and more. In this bonus …

Matt Halpern (Periphery)

March 30th, 2020


Matt Halpern spent years working towards making his creative work a full-time career. Now he's in Periphery, loves teaching others how to …

Melissa Marie (Millionaires)

March 23rd, 2020


Melissa Marie is one-half of the iconic duo Millionaires (along with her sister Allison Green). She got her start in the Myspace days, pioneering so much of what we now think of as being an "influencer." She joins the …

Our Last Night (Matt & Trevor Wentworth)

March 19th, 2020


Matt and Trevor Wentworth discuss what it's like to be known as a cover band, why they LOVE Spotify, and more.

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Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)

March 16th, 2020


Doc Coyle is the guitarist for Bad Wolves and the host of The Ex-Man podcast. He got his start in the 90s as a member of God Forbid. On this …

Chris Rawson (Stick To Your Guns)

March 9th, 2020


Chris Rawson of Stick to Your Guns and Walls of Jericho has learned a lot through the hardcore music scene. He joins the podcast to share his experiences in various bands, how what he saw from the scene impacted him, …

Negotiating a Marketing Deal with Alt Press (with Ray Harkins)

March 6th, 2020


It's time for a bonus episode! You may know Ray Harkins as the host of 100 Words or Less. Back in 2018, Ray had Finn on his Be Specific series to discuss a marketing deal with Alt Press. Finn dives into how that …

Ray Harkins (100 Words or Less, Taken)

March 2nd, 2020


Ray Harkins has been in the podcast game for years now. He’s the host of 100 Words or Less and currently works for iHeartRadio in their …

Psych IRL

February 24th, 2020


Psych IRL is a YouTube channel with 180k subscribers that discusses the various themes in pop culture and the internet through the lens of …


February 17th, 2020


Shinigami is hard to label - “alternative rapper” is probably the easiest term to use, but whatever label you want to use, he’s quickly …

Rock Feed (Brian Storm)

February 10th, 2020


Rock Feed is a YouTube channel run by Brian Storm that is focused on bringing you music news outside of the blog and website format. He’s interviewed some of the biggest names in the rock scene like Corey …

Furnace Fest (Chad Johnson & Johnny Grimes)

February 3rd, 2020


The legendary Furnace Fest is BACK to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and Chad Johnson and Johnny Grimes are here to talk about how they're making it happen (along with some very accomplished people like Mike …

Eyal Levi (URM Academy, Daath)

January 27th, 2020


Eyal Levi is the CEO of URM Academy, an online school for rock and metal producers that gives students direct access to the raw tracks for bands like …

Adam Elmakias (Photographer)

January 20th, 2020


Adam Elmakias has been a premier photographer in the music scene for years. He’s toured with artists such as A Day To Remember, Diplo, All Time Low, and many others. In this episode, we dive into what it takes for him …

Josh Manuel (Issues)

January 13th, 2020


You might know Josh Manuel from Issues, but did you know about his time in Nashville or his passion project? If not, this is the episode for …

Johnny Franck (Bilmuri, ex-Attack Attack)

January 6th, 2020


Johnny Franck of Bilmuri (and formerly Attack Attack) joins the podcast to discuss how to make a living as a musician, what he was able to …

Introducing the Punk Rock MBA Podcast

December 19th, 2019


Are you ready for the Punk Rock MBA Podcast? Finn McKenty is here to tell you what to expect out of the show. Spoiler: it's not going to be a music …

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