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In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for…

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    Episode 427 – Music That Streaming Favors, A New Music Format, And Gearspace.com Founder Jules Standen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:19

    My guest this week is Jules Standen, who worked as an engineer with groups like The Lemonheads, The Smiths, and Siouxsie and the Banshees before starting an online forum for engineers in 2002. That hobby eventually grew into Gearspace.com, a place for all things audio, from gear forums and classifieds to gear databases and reviews, Q&A sessions with famous producers and engineers, and a worldwide audio community. Gearspace is now celebrating its 20th year serving online audio geeks everywhere, with over one million discussion threads, 13 million posts and 400,000 members. During the interview we talked about Jules engineering secret, how Gearspace got started, the questions most often asked on the forum, the most popular topic right now, and much more. I spoke with Jules via zoom from his office in the U.K. On the intro I'll take a look at how some music genres that streaming favors more than others, and a new physical music distribution format that's way better than vinyl but you may never see. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83397195, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 426 – California’s 7 Year Law, Evolving Songwriting, And Sound Designer Bob Pomann

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 50:10

    My guest this week is Bob Pomann, who discovered his unique ability to tell a story through sound while doing sound effects for the original Saturday Night Live. He went on to create Pomann Sound, a full-service audio-post and sound design house located in midtown Manhattan on the Penthouse floor, now in its 38th year, going strong since 1984. Bob went on to design sound for Disney's long-form animated series, Doug, and his specialized sound can be heard on series including Little Einsteins, Kids Next Door for over 800 animated episodes. He's also worked with all the major ad agencies on campaigns for major brands like Subway, Nicorette, and Verizon Fios, and in 2010 was the Gold Winner in the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for his work on the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man In The World” campaign. During the interview we talked about having a studio in Manhattan, getting client approvals for Atmos mixes, getting started in the business as a high-school intern, some great stories about the early days of the business in New York, and much more. I spoke with Bob via zoom from his home studio in the New Jersey. On the intro I'll take a look at the possible end of California's 7 Year Rule and what that means for artists, and how songwriting is evolving. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83353544, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 425 – Mixer Andrew Scheps, Renaming Rock, And Elvis Weddings In Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 44:30

    My guest this week is Andrew Scheps, who's won 3 Grammy awards and mixed huge hits for Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Beyonce, Jay-Z, U2 and many more. Andrew has also spent quite a lot of time mixing in Dolby Atmos lately, and his tutorials on the subject are some of the best available. He's also spent a lot of time working on audio apps and plugs, creating  his Scheps 73EQ and Parallel Particles in collaboration with Waves, and most recently, his own Bounce Factory. Bounce Factory is an extension to Pro Tools that allows you to automate every aspect of the bouncing process in order to escape the drudgery of exporting alternate mixes and stems. During the interview we talked about consumer adoption of Atmos, the origins of Bounce Factory, how his mixing has evolved, using less parallel compression, and much more. I spoke with Andrew via zoom from his studio in the UK. On the intro I'll take a look at trying to change the name of a music genre, and the end of Las Vegas Elvis weddings thanks to copyright infringement.

    Episode 424 – Composer Jim Hustwit, Music Videos Are Dying, And The Global Music Vault

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 38:16

    My guest this week is Jim Hustwitt, who quit his marketing job in 2011 to work as a music producer and composer.  Since them Jim has produced music for Universal, EMI, BMG WestOne & NinjaTune and has been commissioned to write music for the BBC, Sky 1 and Channel 4. He's also walked the boards of the National Theatre and London's West End. During the interview we talked about shifting from being a singer-songwriter to composer, the approach to writing trailer music, battling the temp score, how many composers get fired and no one ever hears about it, and much more. I spoke with Jim via zoom from his studio in the UK. On the intro I'll take a look at a new approach to artist videos, and the plan to preserve digital music for 10,000 years in the Global Music Vault.

    Episode 423 – Drummer And Historian Daniel Glass, Sony Unrecouped Balances, And Gibson Vs Dean Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 47:47

    If you're a drummer or regularly work with drums, you're really going to like my guest on the podcast this week since it's filled with things you probably never knew about the instrument. It's Daniel Glass, who's an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He previously appeared on Episode 305. Daniel is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. He's recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse roster of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, and even KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2011, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York's legendary Birdland Jazz Club. As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, created a curriculum that's used by hundreds of music educators in schools across the U.S. and Canada, and is a regular contributor to publications like Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer.  During the interview we talked about what caused the drum kit to evolve from marching band, how one of the original duties for a drummer was to provide sound effects, how the high hat got its name, programs for home school students, what it's like to put out a record in today's business climate, and much more. Find out more about his latest album BAM here. I spoke with Daniel from his home in Manhattan. On the intro I'll take a look at Sony Music's latest expanded unrecoupment program, Gibson winning its trademark infringement case against Dean Guitars.

    Episode 422 – Picking A Social Media Manager, Gibson Guitars Are Dad Rock, And Kali Audio Execs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 40:44

    My guests this week are director of marketing Nate Baglyos and director of acoustics Charles Sprinkle of the speaker manufacturer Kali Audio. Both held executive positions at JBL before joining forces to start the company. Kali studio monitors are built to offer the best possible value to its customers, while providing high-performance products that fit any budget. During the interview we talked about why opera singers aren't fun to be around, why designing professional speakers is more rewarding than consumer speakers, the theory behind Kali's coaxial speaker configuration, why the science of loudspeaker design is so important, fine-tuning loudspeaker DSP, and much more. I spoke with Nate and Charles via zoom from their offices in Burbank. On the intro I'll take a look at how the social media manager job has evolved, and why Gibson Guitars are now equated to “Dad rock.”

    Episode 421 – Why There Are No Big Hits, Interesting Vibrations, And Peter Sinclair Of BeatBread

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:16

    Peter Sinclair, the CEO of BeatBread. BeatBread enables artists and songwriters to get advances from 1k to 2mil based on strength of the catalogs. Unlike other services, the company allows artist to keep 100% ownership of their masters, publishing, touring, merch and synch. You can design the agreement that works for you after the service gathers your data, which only takes a few minutes. It's a way to stay independent without having to sign a bad deal just to get some working capital. During the interview we spoke about how he accidentally entered the music business, why many artists don't want label services, how an artist can get access to working capital, and much more. I spoke with Peter via zoom from his office near Los Angeles. On the intro I'll take a look at why there aren't many hit songs this year, and how vibrations influence our lives in strange ways. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83191290, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 420 – Songwriters Get A Raise, A New Kind Of Loudspeaker, And James Dickerson Of HitSend

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:58

    If you've ever tried to get an approval on a mix from someone, you know how hard that can get. You want them to hear it in all its glory, yet you don't want to send the high-res file without getting paid first. Plus, getting notes that make sense can be a real chore. That's what my guest on the podcast this week, James Dickerson, has solved with his new service called HitSend. HitSend allows you to share a project with a client, receive timecoded feedback so you know exactly where to make changes, receive final approval and even get paid before the files are released to clients.  HitSend works with files of any audio resolution, and with multiple payment vendors like Stripe, Paypal, Venmo and ApplePay, as well as a number of bookkeeping and invoicing solutions like Freshbooks, Quickbooks and Wave. It even works internationally allowing you to create invoice s with 97 different currencies and accept payment from over 135 countries around the world. During the interview we talked about the difficulty about asking to get paid, the importance of integrating different payment solutions, making revision notes easier, and much more. I spoke with James via zoom from his office in Salt Lake City. On the intro I'll take a look at songwriters getting a royalty raise, and a new kind of paper-thin loudspeaker.

    Episode 419 – Pianist Jason Tonioli, Songs Uploaded To Spotify, And Streaming Level Normalization

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 39:19

    Jason Tonioli has managed to do something that everyone thought was impossible these days, and that's crack 7 figures of income with only sheet music sales. He's recorded 8 albums and created more than a dozen piano solo books as well as dozens of individual pieces of sheet music that he's self-published. One of Jason's secrets is that he creates music that's simple and fun to play, yet sounds more complicated and advanced than it really is.  When Jason isn't playing piano he's also a well known thought leader in the banking industry, runs a record label, and is one of the founders of the tour company Amazing Vacations Costa Rica and the travel agency Amazing Vacations USA.  During the interview we talked about the how your dream can come later in life, how his sheet music business started, how important playability is, how piano education can be improved, how a great song transcends genres, and much more. I spoke with Jason via zoom from his office in Utah. On the intro I'll take a look at the real number of songs uploaded daily to Spotify, and a reality check on streaming audio loudness.

    Episode 418 – Music Exec Vinny Ribas, The Truth Behind Artists And Social Media, And One Hit Wonders

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:46

    My guest on the podcast this week is Vinny Ribas, who's the founder and CEO of both Indie Direct and Cartne. Vinny has worked as both an agent and an artist manager, but is also an executive coach and strategic business consultant. He's also branched out online in creating Indie Connect and his latest venture Cartne. Cartne takes the mystery and guesswork out of being an indie artist by providing the answers to over 250 of the most pressing questions and challenges that artists have. It also exposes over 60 of the scams and rip-offs that plague the industry, and also details hundreds of careers in the industry that go way beyond just artist, musician, engineer and producer. During the interview we talked about the different kinds of agents available, working with the parents of young artists, some current music scams, and much more. I spoke with Vinny via Zoom from his office in Nashville. On the intro I'll take a look at the truth behind artists and social media, and the difference between a one hit wonder and a consistent hitmaker. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83092920, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 417 – Therapist Elisa Di Napoli, Spotify Pro Artists, And Vinyl Pressing Gets A Boost

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 37:04

    My guest this week is Elisa Di Napoli, who's a holistic life coach, hypnotherapist, author and performer. Elisa specializes in helping professionals and artists overcome creative blocks and beat stage fright so they can better share their gifts with their audience. She's been a holistic clinical hypnotherapist as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner for two decades, where her approach combines Positive Psychology, Eastern Philosophy, Esoteric Western Practices with Hypnosis (when needed) and Transformational Creative Coaching to provide a Holistic path to better living.  Elisa is also a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist performing under the name Elyssa Vulpes, and she is the best-selling author of “Dare to Be Seen.”   During the interview we talked about the reasons people get performance anxiety, performance anxiety over social media, the different symptoms that can arise, ways to overcome it, and much more. I spoke with Elisa via Zoom from her studio in New Zealand. On the intro I'll take a look at the number of professional artists are on Spotify, and vinyl record pressing plants finally upping capacity.

    Episode 416 – Composer Ron Jones, Dying Fandom, And Will No Compression Recordings Be A Trend?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 48:43

    My guest this week is Ron Jones, who's had a long career writing for some of the biggest hit television shows of our time. Ron has worked a variety of popular prime-time shows like The A-Team, Magnum P.I., Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter, and Star Trek Next Generation, but he may be better known for his work on animated shows. These include The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Disney's Duck Tales, Fairly Odd Parents, and the ever popular Family Guy and American Dad. During the interview we talked about  why working on animation can be liberating for a composer, why the days before MIDI was actually easier for composers, his battle with categorizing his music on CD Baby, and much more. As you'll hear, Ron's a really funny guy with a wealth of knowledge, so we'll probably come back for a Part 2 to the conversation soon. I spoke with Ron via Zoom from his studio in Washington State. On the intro I'll take a look at the decline of fandom, and are we on the cusp of a new trend in recording?

    Episode 415 – Record Store Day With Larry Jaffee, Women In Music, And Digital Drugs Delivered By Sound

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 45:39

    My guest this week is journalist Larry Jaffee, who's going to take us behind the scenes of the biggest vinyl selling day of the year, Record Store Day. Larry has been editor in chief of several magazines and websites covering the media and marketing businesses, including Medialine, which specialized in physical music product. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Adweek, and numerous other publications. He also currently teaches media studies at St. Joseph's College and New York Institute of Technology, and has been the program director for the Making Vinyl and Replitech conferences, among others. Larry's latest book Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century is the inside story on how independent record store owners and musicians managed to revive the vinyl format from oblivion. It's being published by Rare Bird Books to coincide with Record Store Day's 15th Anniversary.  During the interview we talked about how Record Store Day started, how the resurgence of vinyl caught the music industry by surprise, how custom releases pushed sales, and much more. I spoke with Larry via Zoom from his home in New York City. On the intro I'll take a look at how women are missing from popular music creation, and at digital drugs delivered by sound.

    Episode 414 – Mixer Gary Lux, NFTs For Indie Artists, And The Musical Instrument Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 36:52

    My guest this week is Gary Lux, who is one of Hollywood's premier music mixers with literally thousands of projects to his credit. Before stepping out on his own, Gary was the head music mixer for Universal Studios, where he earned two Emmy Award nominations for his work with The Jacksons, and Frank Sinatra.  He has a wide range of music mixing credits including Usher, Sting, Rob Thomas, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, No Doubt, and many more. Gary was also one of the first to delve into 5.1 surround mixing, and has now mixed hundreds of titles in Dolby Atmos. During the interview we spoke about dealing with stereo stems in immersive mixing, mixing for the headphone experience, mixing Van Halen in Atmos, his approach to mastering immersive material, and much more. I spoke with Gary and his studio partner Dominic via Zoom from his studio near Los Angeles. On the intro I'll take a look at how the promise of NFTs and web3 might not be what artists want, and how the latest revolution in the musical instrument business is not what you think.

    Episode 413 – Positive Grid’s Laura Whitmore, Deceiving 2021 Music Revenue Numbers, And The End Of The Effects Pedal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 37:17

    She Rocks Awards - 01212016 My guest this week is Laura Whitmore, who started her career in the direct marketing department of CBS Records before a 20 year stint as the marketing director for Korg USA. There she was instrumental in marketing, PR and artist relations for the Korg, Marshall, and VOX brands as well as editor of Korg's ProView Magazine. Laura then started her own PR and marketing company called Mad Sun Marketing, with clients like Acoustic Amplification, Peavy, Sterling Audio, SIR, Korg, and many more, before signing on as VP of marketing for Positive Grid. In 2012 she founded the Women's International Music Network™ to create a hub to connect women in all facets of the music industry, and to expose them to role models, events and educational opportunities that focus on women in music.  During the interview we spoke about the difficulties of doing PR in today's social media world, the idea behind the Women's International Music Network, musicians as entrepreneurs, and much more. I spoke with Laura via Zoom from her home office. On the intro I'll take a look at how the RIAA's latest stellar revenue numbers are deceiving, and, are we looking at the end of the guitar effects pedal? var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82942853, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast 412 – Tour Music Director Hayden Maringer, TikTok Becomes A Music Distributor, And Vacuum Tubes Get Scarce

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 43:24

    My guest this week is Hayden Maringer, who has performed countless shows and tours all over the world working with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and many more.  Hayden established himself as a music director and guitarist, but also as an actor, working as the lead guitar player on the Fox hit TV show Glee. He has also worked as a composer, with credits such as “The Scorpion King: Quest For Power,” commercials for Ford, and shows on NBC and BBC.  During the interview we spoke about his audition with Lady Gaga, the importance of reading music, a pressure-packed session with Jennifer Lopez, learning how to become a tour music director, and much more. I spoke with Hayden from his studio in Hollywood. On the intro I'll take a look at TikTok becoming a music distributor, as well as the upcoming vacuum tube shortage.

    Episode 411 – Modern Musician’s Michael Walker, Spotify Songwriter Royalties, And The Sonic Difference Between CD and Vinyl

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 40:57

    My guest this week is Michael Walker, who went from being a living-out-of-his-car touring musician to reaching #2 on the iTunes Alternative Charts in 6 months by using some simple grass-roots marketing techniques. After touring professionally for eight years, Michael decided to set up Modern Musician to teach other artists and bands the skills that he learned to have a profitable music career. Michael now takes clients through a 3 tier system of discovering an artist's identity, developing a passionate fan base, and then multiplying their revenue. During the interview we spoke about how tour hacking started, how artists can better target their audience, how older artists can have an outlet for their music, and much more. I spoke with Michael via Zoom from his studio in Florida. On the intro I'll take a look at the real culprit behind low songwriter royalties on Spotify, and if people can really tell the sonic difference between CD and vinyl.

    Episode 410 – LANDR’s Daniel Rowland, AI Art Copyright, And High Resolution Recording

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 40:21

    My guest this week is Daniel Rowland, who's an audio engineer, producer, educator, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at Montreal's LANDR Audio, and longtime professor at MTSU in Nashville. Daniel has been part of numerous international tours; produced the music for an Oscar-winning Pixar film; and mastered multiplatinum/Grammy-nominated albums, while working on projects for artists as varied as Nine Inch Nails, Seal, Meek Mill, Phillip Glass, and Gwen Stefani, along with dozens of Disney properties such as Star Wars and Marvel.  Daniel has worked with online mastering service LANDR to refine its AI mastering engine and develop numerous virtual instruments, plugins, and other products, while crafting acquisition and partnerships deals with a wide range of startups and iconic brands/artists. During the interview we spoke about distance audio learning, the unexpected uses for LANDR, his take on the newest music tech, and much more. I spoke with Daniel from his studio in Los Angeles. On the intro I'll take a look at the copyright office rejecting a claim for AI art, and the real world reasons for using a high recording resolution. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82833568, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 409 – Engineer Steve Genewick Talks Atmos, Why Entertainment NFTs Are Stagnant, And Kanye’s Stem Player

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 38:57

    My guest this week is Steve Genewick, who's worked at Capitol Studios in Hollywood for 25 years. Steve was one of the very first mixers to get into Atmos music mixing and now has more experience than just about anyone. Among the artists that Steve has mixed in Atmos includes Aerosmith, Miles Davis, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, REM, Maroon 5 and many more. During the interview we spoke about setting up a home Atmos studio, getting thrown into the Atmos learning curve, how he uses objects and beds, the tools he regularly uses, his custom reverb setup, and much more. I spoke with Steve from his home studio in Hollywood. You can find out more about him either here or on Episode 276. On the intro I'll take a look at the people who don't like crypto and NFTs and why, and the $200 Kanye Stem Music Player. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82797749, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 408 – Vienna Symphonic Library’s Paul Kopf, Short Run Vinyl Pressing, And AKM Chip Factory Fire Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 41:24

    My guest this week is Paul Kopf who's the product manager for the go-to orchestral sample library for most film composers - the Vienna Symphonic Library. A composer, producer, musician and singer, Paul has been a staff member of VSL since the year 2000 when the company was founded, and is an expert for the world's largest orchestral database with several million recorded samples.  As a Product Manager, he's responsible for product design, beta-testing, presentation and documentation and is closely involved with customer support. Paul also does many of VSL's numerous video tutorials, and travels around the world holding clinics and presenting the latest products at music events. During the interview we spoke about the secret behind what makes VSL so popular, the process of recording the samples for the library, virtually placing the players on the stage, the piano robot, and much more. I spoke with Paul from his office in Liechtenstein. On the intro I'll take a look at a new short run vinyl presser, and an update on the AKM audio  chip fire. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82758946, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 407 – Ceri Thomas From Dolby Music Talks Atmos, TikTok Royalties and MI Sales

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 47:16

    Also, how TikTok royalties works, and what will happen to musical instrument sales after the boom during Covid. My guest this week is Ceri Thomas, who's responsible for content and studio enablement for Dolby Music. He works with engineers, studios and record labels to ensure that they can create music using Dolby's Atmos Technology. After 15 years in the film and television industry at companies like Danetracks, Todd-Soundelux and Twenty Four Seven Sound, Ceri started as an applications engineer in virtual reality at Dolby. He then made the jump to working with Atmos in 2015, so he has vast experience on the subject. During the interview we spoke about how to get into Atmos mixing, the vast number of devices that are Atmos capable, Dolby room tuning, what makes a great immersive mix, and much more. I spoke with Ceri from his office in Burbank. On the intro I'll take a look at how TikTok royalties work, and what happens to musical instrument sales after the pandemic. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82732238, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast 406 – Nashville Home Studio Defender Lij Shaw

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 39:55

    PLUS: why the CD sales increase was just a mirage, and the end of the smart speaker era. My guest this week is engineer Lij Shaw, who's the owner of the Toy Box Studio in Nashville and host of the great podcast Recording Studio Rockstars. Lij has also been battling with the Nashville Metro Council since 2015 on behalf of home studio and home business owners in the city to keep their businesses open.  The city of Nashville, which ironically has the moniker of “Music City,” had a zoning ordinance on its books claiming that a home studio or business is in violation if a customer comes to the house. In July 2020 Nashville finally made home studios and other home businesses legal, but the win also included a sunset clause that would cause the bill to expire three years later unless they vote to keep the law active in January 2023. In 2017, Lij and other Nashville home business owners filed a lawsuit in an effort to provide the right to work from home, which has now made it all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court. During the interview we spoke about his legal battle with the city of Nashville, installing his new studio, auditioning the Phantom Focus system, selling his iconic console, and much more. I spoke with Lij from his studio via zoom in Nashville. On the intro I'll take a look at why the CD sales increase was just a mirage, and the end of the smart speaker era. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82692478, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast 405 – Sonarworks Co-Founder Martins Popelis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 39:59

    Plus, why the prices of streaming audio should be increased, and the world's fastest cybernetic drummer. My guest this week is Martins Popelis, who's one of the founders of Sonarworks. The company was one of the first to provide room and headphone calibration software that's within the reach of the average home studio owner. During the interview we spoke about measurement mics why they're all different, the company's consumer offerings, how to get the best results with Sonarworks, the difference between Sonarworks and room modeling, and much more. I spoke with Martins from a studio in Los Angeles that he was visiting. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82669940, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 404 – Legendary Guitarist Wayne Kramer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 51:08

    Also, the top music moneymakers last year, and some plugins that can do more harm than good. My guest this week is the legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, who may be one of the most unappreciated but exceptionally influential guitarists in rock. He was a co-founder of the seminal MC5, a band that many would argue started the punk rock movement almost a decade before it became popular. In fact, The Clash even wrote not one, but two songs about him! Wayne has collaborated with a who's who of rock's most elite artists over the years. As a matter of fact, the list is so long that you can read about it here. His scoring work can be heard on Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down, ESPN's 5-4-3-2-1, In My Own Words, and Under The Lights, and even for the “Unlabeled” Jim Beam commercial. Wayne is extremely passionate about his work with Jail Guitar Doors, a program that provides guitars and music lessons for inmates at more than 50 penal institutions throughout the United States. He regularly plays concerts with an all-star band at prisons around the country. During the interview we spoke about . I spoke with Wayne from his studio in Los Angeles. On the intro I'll take a look at how the top music earners compare to youtube earners, and some plugins that can get you into trouble.

    Episode 403 – Jeff Komar Of Avid Answers Your Immersive Audio Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 38:28

    Plus on the intro, a look at how CDs increased for the first time in 17 years, and how voiceovers are being disrupted by AI. My guest this week is Avid Solutions Specialist Jeff Komar. Jeff grew up around music and recording so he naturally gravitated towards the tech world. He joined Digidesign in 2000 before it was bought by Avid, and he's specialized in helping creators solve problems ever since.  Since there have been so many questions lately about immersive audio, I thought I'd get the info from someone directly connected to the technology. During the interview we spoke about what's required to get started in immersive audio, where to find sessions to practice with, the difference between bed and object tracks, the different mixing approaches, how it's affected production, and much more. I spoke with Jeff via Zoom from his home studio. On the intro I'll take a look at how CDs actually increased in sales last year, and how voiceovers are being disrupted by AI. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82612661, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 402 – Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski Talks Immersive Mastering

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 43:07

    My guest this week is Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Michael Romanowski, who's the owner and chief mastering engineer at Coast Mastering in Berkley, CA. Michael has over 30 years of experience mastering in stereo, but he's been a pioneer in mastering for immersive audio, complete with a new purpose-built 9.1.6 room. Michael's immersive credits include the original motion picture soundtrack for Dune, Hans Zimmer, three albums by Alicia Keys, Eagles “Live From The Form”, and quite a few others. During the interview we spoke about what people expect from immersive mastering, how the loudness wars are creeping in again, the tools he uses and the tools he'd still like to have, what makes a great immersive mix, and much more. I spoke with Michael via Zoom from his studio just in the Bay area. On the intro I'll take a look at Apple Music finally converting its full catalog to lossless, and the top 20 computer audio interfaces. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82587791, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode 401 – Trends And Predictions For 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 24:51

    It's that time of year again to take a look back at the influential music business stories from 2021, see how the predictions from last year fared, and have a look forward to the trends and predictions for 2022. Among the things I'll discuss in Podcast 401 include: Music centers shifting to new places on the globe The $9.99 streaming price Spotify getting into video TikTok peaking The future of immersive audio The move towards hi-res audio Artists and their streaming numbers The next big trend in music Music NFTs As always you'll hear not only my outlook on these topics but what I'm seeing that makes me think that way. Here's to the last podcast of 2021. Once again, thank you for your support. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82562793, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

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    Episode #400 – Some Personal Studio Horror Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:46

    Yes, it's an old picture, but I thought Edward Colver did a great job taking it We've hit a milestone today with Episode 400 so I'm going to change things up a little. There's new theme music (I'm not sure if I like it - if you have something better please send it), and the upcoming episodes this year will be more theme-based. First up will be a deep-dive into immersive audio as soon as the new year rolls around. By popular demand, this episode is dedicated to a few of my personal studio horror stories, although some are actually about some good experiences (like the Frank Zappa stories) too. During the episode I covered some early sessions that did not go well (and how I handled them badly too), dipping my toe into commercials and jingles, fun times with Frank Zappa, having some songs on a hit TV show (but paying the price), a true Hollywood TV star moment (not), not getting paid and not getting credit, celebrity tapes exploding, and much more. Thank you kindly for all your support and for listening all these years. I hope to see you back for the next 400! var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82531207, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #399 – Engineer Dennis Moody, No New Rock On The Album Charts, And The State Of Sampling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 41:13

    My guest this week is my good friend for many years Dennis Moody, who also appeared on the very first episode of the Inner Circle Podcast as well as number 100, 200 and 300. This is episode #399 and I'm going to be changing things up starting on episode 400 so I wanted to bring Dennis back on to close out an era. Dennis is known as the “drummer's engineer” having worked on projects by master drummers Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, and Michael White among many others. He's also one of the few studio engineers that also excels as a live concert engineer, having mixed at most of the major U.S. venues from Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden to The L.A. Forum, as well as most of the major concert venues throughout Europe including Wembly Arena, Royal Albert Hall, and other venues for shows having up to 250,000 in attendance. He has also mixed thousands of Broadway style musicals, large and small orchestral shows, plays, and live broadcasts worldwide. During the interview we spoke about working during Covid, some of his recent interesting  gear finds, working with Missy Elliot, the future of recording studios, and much more. I spoke with Dennis via Zoom from his studio just outside of Hollywood On the intro I'll take a look at the genres not on this years Billboard year-end charts, and the state of sampling and how that affects the hits we listen to today. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82435386, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #398 – Katie Eismann From The Adam Hall Group, Musician Minimum Wage, And Vocal Recording Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:54

    My guest this week is Kati Eismann, who's the global marketing director for the Adam Hall Group. The Adam Hall Group brands include sound reinforcement company LD Systems, stage lighting company Cameo, stand company Gravity, cable protectors by Defender, and Adam Hall hardware and flight cases. It's also the distributor to brands like Hofner, EBS, Maiton and Mad Professor Amplification. Before joining Adam Hall Kati spent 10 years with labels such as Warner, Universal and Virgin, and then moved into the fashion sector at brands such as Eastpak and Endemol, before returning to music business with her position with Adam Hall. During the interview we spoke about being one of the few females in live sound, how the music business prepared Katie for the fashion industry, the difference between the US and European audio markets, and much more. I spoke with Katie via Zoom. On the intro I'll take a look at the minimum wage for working musicians, and some vocal recording tips.

    Episode #397: Mastering Engineer Pete Doell, The Pros And Cons Of A Record Deal, And Deepfake Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 35:51

    My guest this week is mastering engineer Pete Doell, who worked as a staff engineer at the legendary Wally Heider Studios before moving to Capitol Records studio and then to Sony Pictures, where he worked for 15 years. While at Capitol, he worked on a wide range of artists from Miles Davis to Dwight Yokum to the Beach Boys and many more. In the early 2000's Pete transitioned into mastering engineer first at Universal Mastering Studios, then to AfterMaster Audio Labs, where he currently works. His mastering credits include Ray Charles, James Brown, Puddle of Mudd, Toto, and many more. I wanted to catch up with Pete since his last appearance on the Podcast was in Episode 165 more than 4 years ago. During the interview we talked about the things that have changed in mastering, how streaming has actually been beneficial to music audio, the level of the mixes he asks clients to send him, mastering for The Voice, and much more. I spoke with Pete from his studio in Hollywood. On the intro I'll take a look at the pros and cons of a record deal, as well as the legal implications of deepfake music.

    Podcast #396 – How Much Streaming Now Pays, New Uses For Spatial Audio, And Audio Educator John Krivit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:49

    John Krivit is an audio educator and founder of the extremely popular Facebook group "Hey Audio Student."  He's a past president of the Audio Engineering Society, and served as Chair of the 2018 AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration at the US Library of Congress and was Chair of the 2018 and 2019 AES High School Audio Educators Conferences. John is also a senior affiliated faculty at Emerson College, where he's been the recipient of the Inabeth Miller Award for excellence in teaching and the Norm Prescott Award for outstanding faculty member.  During the interview we talked about not so obvious audio jobs, John's “Hey Audio Student” community, conducting audio manufacturer factory tours, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at how much streaming platforms are paying in 2021, and new uses for spatial audio. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 81947497, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #395 – Earthworks Audio CEO Gareth Krausser, Music Industry Job Changes, And The Ultimate Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 34:45

    NEWS How the music industry jobs have changed The ultimate song according to science GUEST Earthworks Audio CEO Gareth Krausser Gareth Krausser, who's the CEO of Earthworks Audio, one of the premier microphone manufacturers that keeps a relatively low profile. Earthworks was founded by audio pioneer David Blackmer, who also founded dbx, and it was originally set up as a speaker manufacturer. David found the test gear needed in loudspeaker design was lacking so he built a measurement microphone as his first project. It was so well regarded for its sound quality that before long, the focus of the company shifted entirely to microphones. During the interview we spoke about Gareth's long association behind the scenes with Earthworks, what makes Earthworks mics different, specialty microphones, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at how jobs have changed in the music business, and the ultimate song according to science. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 81529662, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

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    Episode #394 – Music Life Coach Ariane Paras, Vinyl Industry In Crisis, And The New Guitar Sales Boom

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 39:23

    NEWS Vinyl is doing better than ever, and that's why it's in crises Will the latest guitar sales boom collapse? GUEST Music life coach Ariane Paras My guest this week is music life coach Ariane Paras, who started in the business working for record labels and booking acts into large venues before she found that her real calling was helping people. Now through her Olympia Coaching she helps musicians, artists, and industry professionals how to be happy and thrive in their careers. A certified life coach, Ariane uses a variety of self-development tools from fields such as NLP, neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology in her sessions to help her clients create a life they love, and love the life they have. During the interview we spoke about connecting to your creativity, using breath work to overcome a negative emotion, working with artists who feel stuck in their careers, getting beyond the typical artist mindset blocks, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at vinyl doing so well that it's in crisis, and the new guitar sales boom.

    Podcast #393 – L-ISA Studio With Guillaume LeNost, Facebook’s Lost Young Users, And Metallica’s Band Course

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 37:43

    NEWS According to it's own insider data, Facebook has lost young users Metallica has an online band course, but are bands passe? GUEST L-Acoustic's managing director Guillaume LeNost talks L-ISA Studio Guillaume LeNost started in the R&D department at L-Acoustics in 2009 and has risen to Managing Direct in the UK. He's also in charge of the company's Creative Technologies division, which includes development of the L-ISA immersive audio system. Prior to that Guillaume researched industrial environmental noise and binaural synthesis (in which he received his PhD), and spent time in audio for gaming space. During the interview we spoke about the L-ISA Studio spatial audio package, how artists are thinking of immersive audio right from the beginning of a project, spatial audio translation from headphones to a playback system, L-Acoustic's Blue Space, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at Facebook losing new users, and the Metallica online band course and the future of bands. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 80565989, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #392 – Vocal Coach Adreana Gonzalez, Spotify’s Marquee Promo Tool, And Smart Apps Changing Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 38:42

    NEWS Spotify's Marquee promotion tool makes you pay to reach your own fans How smart apps and plugins are changing music GUEST Vocal coach Adreana Gonzalez Vocal coach Adreana Gonzalez is the founder of HVS Conservatory, a post-secondary school for aspiring professional vocalists. HVS is led by some of the most prominent vocal coaches and artist development professionals that give their students practical and actionable advice that goes beyond just technique. During the interview, we spoke about tension can affect our voice, singer's bad habits, the mental aspects of singing, how your lifestyle influences your throat health, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the possible new Spotify's Marquee promotion tool, and how smart apps and plugins are changing music. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 80151636, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #391 – Perfect Groove’s Andreas Wagner, Songwriter Streaming Royalties, And Guitar Center News

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 35:41

    NEWS My guest this week is Andreas Wagner, who's the head of software development for Rebeat Innovation. Andreas is the main developer for the company's Perfect Groove software, which allows mastering engineers to emulate a fully cut vinyl lacquer.  Songwriter streaming royalties about to be set again, and the streaming services want it to decrease Guitar Center's credit rating actually increases GUEST Andreas Wagner, head developer of the Perfect Groove virtual lacquer software This allows mastering studios to optimize and prep audio files for the master disc cutting process, and disc cutters to detect any issues in the cutting process before the lacquer is actually cut. During the interview, we spoke about the physics of what happens when a stick hits a drum, why a virtual lathe is needed today, how Perfect Groove fits with HD Vinyl, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the possible new streaming royalty rate for songwriters, and Guitar Center's latest financial picture. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 79727799, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #390 – Sessionwire’s Robin Leboe, Making A Living Through Streaming, And Recording Hits On An iPhone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:53

    NEWS What it takes to make a living through streaming Recording hits on an iPhone GUEST Founder and CEO of the collaboration platform Sessionwire, Robin Leboe My guest this week is Robin Leboe, founder and CEO of the production collaboration platform Sessionwire. Sessionwire solves the challenges associated with remote collaboration of having to cobble together different audio, video and file transfer services to re-create a realistic virtual recording environment.  The platform's all-in-one seamless integration of high quality audio and video enables artists to focus on the music and creative process, not technology connections and communications coordination. Sessionwire's core components include the stand-alone Mac and Windows app, online community, a suite of cross-platform plug-ins, and the unique Sessionview, a browser-based production environment that allows anyone with a link to participate in a remote session with live high-quality audio and video.  During the interview, we spoke about the reality of latency, the unpredictability of wifi, how Sessionwire works, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at what it takes to make a living through streaming, and recording hits with an iPhone. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 78125619, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #389 – Flavorlab Founders, NFT Legal Issues, And Fully Deductible Production Costs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 41:34

    NEWS NFTs are the hot new thing, but you have to be aware of these legal issues A new bill will make music production costs deductible GUESTS Erik Blicker and Glann Schloss, founders of Flavorlab  My guests this week are Erik Blicker and Glenn Schloss, founders and of Flavorlab, an award-winning audio production company that composes, records, mixes and masters music and sound for the biggest brands in the world. Flavorlab offers a complete set of audio solutions through its three divisions. Flavorlab Score is dedicated to composing original music and scores; Flavorlab Sound specializes in audio services for feature films, scripted and unscripted television; and commercials, trailers and video games, and Flavorlab Toolbox offers an exclusive boutique music catalog with over 5,000 songs by 300 different composers. Flavorlab's past projects include the original score, editing, and mix for the NBA Official 2020 Season Restart Announcement, the mix for documentary Do Not Split, the original score for HBO's documentary Wildcard: Death of a Radio Loudmouth, and the original score, music licensing, and mix for KSV's American Forest Foundation.  Flavorlab also composed the theme song for ABC's iconic talk show, The View, the recent Olympics spot for Polo Ralph Lauren, and the HBO series VICE utilizes their exclusive Producer's Toolbox and licensing services for their show music, among many others. During the interview, we spoke about the unique circumstances for that led to the formation of the company, why they'd prefer not to do commercials, tuning drums and percussion to the key of the song, how persistence led to getting tracks on ESPN. and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the some of the legal issues with NFTs, and passage of a congressional bill can make all music production costs fully deductible. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 77965559, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #388 – Saxophonist Jamie Anderson, Music Acts Like A Virus, And The End Of The Hackentosh

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 47:57

    NEWS New data shows that music spreads just like an infectious disease With Apple release their own processors, the end of the Hackentosh is near GUEST Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Anderson My guest this week is sax and woodwind player Jamie Anderson, who's played with artists like Chaka Khan, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Incognito, Robbie Williams, Rick Astley, and many more. Jamie is also heavily involved with West End Musicals where he played on the smash hit Jersey Boys for its full nine year run, as well as 42nd Street, Motown The Musical, Dreamgirls, Kinky Boots, and The Book Of Mormon, among others. He now offers some great instructional videos on his YouTube channel as well as a full list of courses on his Get Your Sax Together website.  During the interview, we spoke about learning to excel in different genres, backing up some music legends, the ins and outs of playing in a theater pit orchestra, the many factors involving saxophone tone, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the viral transmission rates of songs, and the upcoming end of the Hackintosh. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2991', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #387 – Byta CEO Marc Brown, YouTube’s Recommendation Engine, And The Music Museum No One Knows About

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 37:34

    NEWS An overview of how YouTube's video recommendation works The warehouse storing the history of analog electronic music no one knows about GUEST Byta.com founder and CEO Marc Brown Also check out HowWeListen.org My guest this week is Marc Brown, founder and CEO of Byta.com, a site that enables sending and receiving digital audio in a clean, simple and secure way. Marc has an extensive music business background and considerable digital audio knowledge which has helped him deliver unique insights to audiences from Tallinn to Toronto. He got his start at Murderecords, Canada's premier artist owned label, during the mid 90s.  After working in A&R at the legendary London indie Creation Records, then at Alan McGee's Poptones, Marc started his own boutique UK radio promotion company off the back of his success with The Hives. For over 10 years Marc worked with an impressive list of indie rock luminaries including Wilco, Bloc Party, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, Spoon and Refused as well as legends such as Tom Waits, Yoko Ono, Booker T and Mavis Staples. During the interview, we spoke about why radio might still be important to an artist, the downside of sending files via email, the challenges of getting music to industry execs and radio, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at YouTube's video recommendation engine, and the fantastic analog electronic music museum that no one knows about. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2984', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #386: Producer Kris Bradley, Your Streaming Digital Dollar, And Winter NAMM Postponed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:42

    NEWS Canadian study shows how the digital streaming dollar is split Winter NAMM 2022 is postponed to June GUEST Songwriter / Producer Kris Bradley Find out more at producerlikeaboss.com and boomfoxproductions.com My guest this week is Kris Bradley, who's a songwriter/producer with credits including Sony BMG, Warner Chappell, Rolling Stone, Fox, Lincoln, and Miramax. She heads Boomfox Productions, producing for various sync projects, artists and songwriters. Kris is also the founder of Produce Like a Boss, which is an online coaching program geared towards the songwriter/producer, rather than the engineer. Her “non-techy” and simplified style of teaching is helping tons of artists learn how to produce their own music. During the interview, we spoke about playing in a cover band in Asia, rebranding herself for production, her approach to communicating with artists, trends in production, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at how the streaming dollar breaks down, and Winter NAMM 2022 gets postponed. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2978', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #385: Engineer Mark Linett Talks Remote Audio, Amazon Live Streaming, And DSP In Loudspeakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:52

    Inside The M&B Remote Audio Truck NEWS Amazon is getting into live programming How loudspeaker DSP has changed the audio world GUEST 3 time Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett Find out more about Mark and the Horizon remote audio truck at MandBaudio.com Mark previously appeared on Podcast #135 My guest this week is 3 time Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett. Mark and his partner Bob Wartinbee have operated their remote audio truck as the West Coast branch of Music Mix Mobil, but will now continue as a new independent company, M&B Audio. For the last 11 years, M&B's 40' state of the art mobile audio truck 'Horizon' has recorded numerous iconic events, including the Grammy Awards, The Oscars, MTV's VMA's, ten years at the CMA's, the iHeartRadio Music Awards and Festivals. They've also done projects for a wide range of artists including Coldplay, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, U2, Motley Crew, Linkin Park, Miley Cyrus, and Sean Mendez, to name a few.  During the interview, we spoke about how live recording has changed over the years, the workflow of award shows, his conversion to digital audio, and much more. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2962', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #384: All About Trailer Music From Ghostwriter Music, Increased TikTok Video Length, And Web MIDI

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 32:19

    NEWS TikTok is testing increased video lengths to compete with YouTube Using MID from your browser with Web MIDI GUESTS Chris Bragg and Travis Michaud from trailer music company Ghostwriter Music Ghostwriter is the go-to source for trailers for feature films, as well as television programming. The company's clients include Marvel, Disney, Sony, Paramount, 20th Century Studios, LEGO, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Amazon, Apple, FX, HBO, Hulu and Netflix, among others. Chris has worked as a mastering engineer, producer, music supervisor and sound designer before starting Ghostwriter. Travis, who's the company's COO, worked as a sound editor, sound designer, music supervisor and music producer before partnering up with Chris in 2017. During the interview, we spoke about how trailer music is different from film music, the mindset needed for creating trailer music, how a trailer gets put together, the fast turnaround time required, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at TikTok testing increased video times, and the new online version of MIDI from your browser called Web MIDI. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2953', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #383 – Drummer Matt Sorum, Streaming Marketshare, And Oberheim Gets His Trademark Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 47:03

    NEWS More people are streaming music than you might have thought The legendary synth developer Tom Oberheim gets his worldwide trademark back and will start making synths again GUEST Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Matt Sorum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum held the drum chair for Guns N' Roses for 7 years, as well as stints with The Cult and Velvet Revolver. Matt's reputation as a musician's musician has placed him squarely at the center of Hollywood's A-list community of artists, working on projects with legends like Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Brian May (Queen). Quite the entrepreneur as a founder of 6 startup companies, Matt sits on the Global Blockchain Business Council at UCLA, and has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He's even created his own beer line, appropriately named The Drummer. Matt's autobiography, Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock ‘n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver, is available soon wherever books are sold. During the interview, we spoke about Matt's contribution to the Buddy Rich tribute album, getting his first big break, Lemmy and Motorhead stories, his entrepreneurship and charitable causes, his new autobiography, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the streaming marketshare, and Tom Oberheim gets his worldwide trademark back. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2944', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #382 – BeatConnect Execs, Most Influential Artists, And Another “Stolen Feel” Copyright Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 40:32

    NEWS The most influential artists and how much they make from streaming The latest "Stolen Feel" lawsuit that could turn music on its head GUESTS Founder/CEO Nicholas Laroche and lead designer Yohan Antoine-Édouard from BeatConnect My guests this week are founder and CEO Nick Laroche and lead designer Yohan Antoine-Édouard from the online collaboration platform BeatConnect. BeatConnect offers a low-cost, easy way for producers and musicians to collaborate either using the stand-alone online app or via a plugin on their favorite DAW. The platform arose from Nick's frustration with the problems and time involved in trying to get together with other musicians in person. BeatConnect incorporates a shared sequencer, cloud storage and video chat all within the app, making distance writing and recording a snap. During the interview, we spoke about how BeatConnect was conceived, how it works, dealing with latency, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the most influential artists and how much they've made from streaming, and the latest copyright lawsuit that could turn music on its ear. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2931', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #381 – Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota, Fake Instagram Followers, And Changes At Sweetwater

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 36:13

    NEWS Big stars that have huge fake Instagram and Twitter followings Will the big change at Sweetwater affect the way they do business? GUEST Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota My guest this week is the CEO of Merlin, Jeremy Sirota. Merlin is a digital rights partner for independent labels and distributors all over the world. It's powerful enough that some now refer to it as the 4rth major label. Jeremy previously held a number of senior positions at Warner Music Group and Facebook, where he led the company's efforts to license and acquire music rights from labels and distributors around the world. During the interview, we spoke about Merlin's mission and how it helps indie labels and artists, the mindset of music tech, the essentials of negotiating a deal, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the big stars who have huge fake followings on Twitter and Instagram, and the big change happening at Sweetwater. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2920', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #380 – Engineer Benny Faccone, Making $50k Per Year On Spotify, And Mixing For Mastering

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 40:41

    NEWS More than 13,000 make $50k or more on Spotify, but that's not the bad news Answering questions about master mix levels for mastering GUEST Some good stories from 18 time Grammy winning engineer Benny Faccone 18 time Grammy-winning engineer Benny Faccone started working at the famous A&M Studios back in 1980 where he worked on records by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Supertramp, Michael Jackson and many more. After Benny went free-lance, he quickly became the go-to engineer for Latin stars like Mana, Jose Jose, Luis Miguel, Ricky Martin, Santana, among many others. Benny is used to working in the best studios in the world, but has been working in his own custom room in different locations since 2006. He recently decided to build a first-class room in his garage and describes how it wasn't as difficult as he expected. Yes, he's still an analog guy and mixes on a console. During the interview, we spoke about how to build a great sounding room cheaply, template mixing in analog, the sound of vintage reverbs, and some really good stories. On the intro I'll take a look at the people that make $50k per year on Spotify, and how to think about mix levels before sending to mastering. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2914', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #379 – TikTok Influences Streaming, Scientific Reason For Drumming, And Engineer Barry Rudolph

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 38:09

    NEWS How TikTok influences streaming numbers The scientific reason behind why people love drumming GUEST Engineer and tech writer Barry Rudolph Barry Rudolph has probably done more magazine gear reviews that anyone on the planet by a factor of 10. As an engineer, Barry's worked on 15 gold or platinum records by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall and Oats, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and many more. Barry has also written more than 250 reviews of audio gear for Mix Magazine, and over 2,000 for Music Connection, where he continues to this day. He was first featured here on podcast #31 way back in November of 2014. During the interview, we spoke about the latest at summer NAMM, the state of conferences, trends in audio production, mixing in Atmos, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at how TikTok helps promote streaming, and the scientific reason people like drumming. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2905', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #378 – Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, Latest Streaming Numbers, And A New Sound Isolation Tool

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 38:41

    NEWS The latest streaming numbers tells us a lot about the current music business A new simple and cheap sound isolation tool may make a big difference in all kinds of construction GUEST Keyboardist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber Grammy Award-nominated keyboardist, composer, and record producer Jeff Lorber has released more than 25 albums during his career and he's considered one of the pioneers of the modern jazz genre.  Many of his songs are featured on The Weather Channel's “Local On The 8s” segments, and he's contributed tracks for the critically acclaimed PlayStation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Jeff has done extensive production and session work for other artists including Dave Koz, Eric Benet, and Herb Alpert, and he's excelled working as a remixer. He also owns the state of the art JHL Sound Studios. During the interview, we spoke about the brilliant strategy he used to gain visibility for an early album, the event that got him into engineering, his little-known career in remixer (including a song for U2), and much more. I spoke with the Jeff via zoom from his studio in Pacific Palisades, CA. On the intro I'll take a look at the latest streaming numbers, and a new sound isolation tool that should make a big impact. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2893', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #377 – Immersion Networks Execs, Unseen Streaming Trends, And The Return Of The Rhodes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 44:38

    NEWS A look at the best-selling streaming songwriters shows some interesting and unseen trends The Rhodes electric piano may be back in production soon GUESTS President and founder Paul Hubert, COO Jim Rondinelli, and chief scientist JJ Johnston from the 3D mixing platform Immersion Networks Guests this week include President and founder Paul Hubert, COO Jim Rondinelli, and chief scientist JJ Johnston from the 3D mixing platform Immersion Networks. The company's innovative Mix3 (pronounced “mix cubed”) software allows anyone to upload a tracks and mix them in a three-dimensional environment. These mixes can be appreciated without special hardware and distributed through streaming services.  The credentials of my guests are indeed impressive. Paul worked alongside Steve Jobs at Apple, installing the first Macs at Prince's Paisley Park Studios and creating audio formats that liberated the potential of satellite radio. Jim has recorded and produced more than 100 album projects and received gold and platinum awards for his work with Matthew Sweet, Wilco, Weezer and Everclear, but has a long history in music tech with Warner/Chappell Music, Slacker, and Rdio, among others. JJ is an authority on human perception and audio signal processing, having worked for 25 years at Bell Labs, where he helped develop the MP3 and AAC codecs.  During the interview, we spoke about the most important speaker in a multi-speaker setup, the limitations of modern LP-style  production, developing a streaming service way before one existed commercially, how perceptual codecs were created, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at unseen trends in streaming, and the Rhodes electric piano making a comeback. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2886', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

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