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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 #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 };

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    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 };


    Podcast #376 – Musician/Engineer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti, Buying Instagram Followers, And Single Chord Progression Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 39:16

    NEWS You can easily buy Instagram followers but is it wise? Single chord progression songs have been around longer than rap, hip hop and EDM GUEST Musician, composer, sound engineer, sound designer and producer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti Musician, composer, sound engineer, sound designer and producer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti has worked with a wide range of artists that include Brittney Spears, Rita Ora, Casey Musgraves, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Yngwie Malmsteen and even the Pope.  Since 2015 Jurij's worked on several #1 records as a sound engineer and synth programmer for the acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli, where he also received 4 Grammy nominations. Plus he's also written for a number of magazines over the years. During the interview, we spoke about recording Bocelli, working in Taiwan, playing the Vatican as a musician, working with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road, riding the mic preamp trim control, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the upside and downside buying Instagram followers, and the history of single chord progression songs. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2881', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #375 – Singer/Songwriter John Hall, Road Crew Vaccinations, And Gear Manufacturers Pandemic Profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 38:38


    NEWS Tours are having a tough time finding road crews that are vaccinated Manufacturers like Avid are having great years despite the pandemic GUEST Singer, songwriter, politician, environmentalist and community activist John Hall Singer, songwriter, politician, environmentalist and community activist John Hall is one of the founders of the group Orleans and a co-writer of their two huge hits that you still hear all the time - “Dance With Me” and “Still The One.” He has written songs for Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and James Taylor, and he's also played guitar on tours and records for Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, and Seals and Crofts. John took a break from music to enter politics, where he was elected to the legislature of Ulster County, NY, the Saugerties Board of Education, and finally to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 19th congressional district of New York., where he served from 2007 to 2011. He continues to play with Orleans as well as release solo material, including his latest album titled Reclaiming My Time. During the interview, we spoke about some of the recording and mixing background of “Still The One,” why serving in political office is much harder than running, the difficulties of cutting an album during covid, and much more. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2877', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


    Podcast #374 – Keyboardist Bob Luna, The Creator Economy, And Why Songs Are Simpler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 42:20


    NEWS The creator economy has created a lot of competition The reason why songs are getting simpler GUEST Keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna Keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, Reba McEntire and many more.  Bob has also created music for film, television, commercials and video games, as well as composing the trailer music for dozens of films. He's also served as the music director for the “Simply Shakespeare” concert put on annually by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. Bob and I briefly played together in ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor's touring band back in the early 1990s. During the interview, we spoke about learning conducting, writing trailer music, working with Paul McCartney, studying with some classical masters, covering multiple keyboard parts on stage, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the creator economy, and why songs are getting simpler. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2872', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


    Podcast #373 – Mixer Nacho Molino, Music’s Short Shelf Life, And Mixing On Headphones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 40:05

    NEWS Hit records have a shorter and shorter shelf life The problems with mixing on headphones and possible solutions GUEST Mixer Nacho Molino 5 time Grammy winning mixer Nacho Molino has worked with Ruben Blades, Carlos Vives, CJ Ramone, Gente d Zona, Joan Manuel Serrat and many more. Even though he comes from a rock background, Nacho has been awarded Latin Grammy's for Best Salsa Album and Album of the Year, as well as Recording of the Year, and Best Tropical Latin Album. During the interview, we spoke about bringing a rock sensibility to mixing salsa, the strict rhythms of salsa, using audiophile speakers for mixing, common mixing problems he sees, and much more. On the intro, I'll take a look at music's short shelf life, and the problems with mixing on headphones and possible solutions. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2866', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #372 – Producer/Educator Mark Rubel, YouTube’s Massive Royalty Payout, And Microtime Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 56:01

    NEWS YouTube payed a massive amount of royalty's to the music industry over the last 12 months Is microtime audio the next audio horizon? GUEST Producer / engineer / educator Mark Rubel Mark Rubel has produced thousands of recordings from his Pogo Studio for clients like Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts, Fall Out Boy, Ludacris, Adrian Belew, Luther Allison, and many more. Mark also works as a consultant and legal expert witness in the fields of audio and copyright. He has taught audio, music technology, music business, and the history of rock to thousands of students since 1985 at various colleges and universities before becoming the Director of Education for The Blackbird Academy in Nashville.  During the interview, we spoke about how to make the most with the least amount of gear, the learning experience of working with acoustic music, the affect of being around excellence, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at YouTube's massive royalty payout, and microtime audio. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2860', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #371 – PR Maven Ariel Hyatt, Film Score Trends, And Guitar Environmental Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 36:41

    NEWS The latest trends in film scores is good news for indie artists Environmental issues and guitar tonewoods GUEST Music PR maven Ariel Hyatt Music PR maven Ariel Hyatt's CyberPR agency just celebrated 25 years in business. Ariel and her company specialize in digital media campaigns for the music industry. She has spoken in 12 countries to over 100,000 creative entrepreneurs and is the author of five bestselling books on social media, marketing, and crowdfunding including Cyber PR for Musicians, Music Success in 9 Weeks, and Crowdstart.  Her newest Book The Ultimate Guide to Music Publicity describes everything you need to know about hiring or being a music publicist and is the very best book of its kind. During the interview, we spoke about how much music PR has changed through the years, matching up with the right publicist, using the hero's journey in your bio, why physical press kits are still relevant, and much more. On the intro I'll take a look at the latest trends in film licensing, and the environmental issues in building guitars. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2857', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #370 – German Copyright Uproar, Audio Mags Merge, And Production Manager Tim McKenna

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 40:40

    NEWS German copyright is changing and artists hate that TikTok won't be paying Pro Sound News and Mix Magazine are merging GUEST Production manager for Boston House of Blues and the Xfinity Center Tim McKenna My guest this week again is Tim McKenna, who started his career as a stagehand/lighting tech at the legendary Paradise Rock Club in 1980 and now oversees production at the Boston House of Blues and the Xfinity Center. He has advanced well over 5000 shows in his career in venues ranging from 60 to 60,000 in capacity that include Orpheum Theater, Avalon Ballroom, Foxboro Stadium and Great Woods as well as many other venues throughout New England. Tim also produced special events for various radio stations, the Democratic National Convention and ESPN. During the interview, we spoke about learning club lighting without any direction, making the jump from lighting director to production manager, the current brain drain in the industry, predictions for the live music business after covid, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the fight over German copyright laws, and more mergers in the music business. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2850', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #369 – Terry Manning Part 2, TikTok Blowing Up With Gen-Z, And What Makes Music Universal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 47:29


    NEWS TikTok blowing up with Gen-Z What makes music so universal? GUEST Producer/engineer/photographer Terry Manning - Part 2 My guest on the podcast this week is part 2 with the legendary Terry Manning, who’s had successful careers as a record producer, audio engineer, photographer, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. Over his career, Terry has worked on some huge hits with Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Otis Redding, Joe Walsh, Shania Twain, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz and many more.  He’s also worked as a photojournalist for New Musical Express and has photographed Chuck Berry, Procol Harum, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, as well as capturing Martin Luther King Jr on film the day before his assassination. In part 2 of our interview, we spoke about the inside story on the making of ZZ Top's biggest hits, his time at the legendary Compass Point Studio, his photography career, being an audio gear manufacturer, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at TikTok blowing up with Gen-Z, and what makes music universal. Enjoy the show! var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2846', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


    Podcast #368 – Producer/Engineer Terry Manning, Hit Trends On The Billboard 100, And The Best Song Tempo To Study To

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 38:28


    NEWS Trends in the hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart The best song tempo to study to GUEST Producer/engineer/photographer Terry Manning - Part 1 Terry Manning has had successful careers as a  photographer, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, audio engineer, and visual artist. Over his career, Terry has worked with Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Otis Redding, Joe Walsh, Shania Twain, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz and many more. He’s also worked as a photojournalist for New Musical Express and has photographed Chuck Berry, Procol Harum, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, as well as capturing Martin Luther King Jr on film the day before his assassination. During Part 1 of the interview we spoke about being hired at Stax Records by Steve Cropper, the difference between American and English engineers, working with Otis Redding, his relationship with Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, and much more. Part 2 comes next week.   var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2840', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


    Podcast #367 – Music Licensing Expert Michael Elsner, Singles That Won’t Die, And Focusrite Acquires Sequential Circuits

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 40:21

    NEWS The new trend of making different versions of the same song Focurite Group acquires legendary synth manufacture Sequential Circuits GUEST Composer and music licensing expert Michael Elsner Master Music Licensing Michael Elsner started playing sessions for a multitude of television, album and film projects, which eventually led to his own music appearing on TV and film as well.  As a songwriter and composer, his songs have been placed in over 180 individual television series, accounting for over 800 individual episodes. Some of these include American Idol, The Voice, Amish Mafia, Cold Case, EXTRA, The Sing-Off, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hannah Montana, and High School Musical 2. He’s also composed music for commercials for Audi, Mazda, Skechers and Verizon, as well as trailers for Cinderella (Disney), Ocean's 8, Narcos, Sneaky Pete, and Better Call Saul. Michael has taken his knowledge and experience of music licensing and created the Master Music Licensing Program, which provides a first-hand look on how to obtain sync placements in film and television. During the interview we spoke about growing up in Woodstock, making the jump to writing for television, the 4 step process to licensing, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at singles that won’t die, and Focusrite acquiring Sequential Circuits. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2833', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #366 – Producer Brian Malouf, The 10 Most Expensive Albums, And Music Industry Drowning In Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 48:12

    NEWS The music industry is drowning in data and it's getting worse The 10 most expensive albums ever made GUEST Producer/engineer and mixer Brian Malouf Check out the Djooky Music Awards Brian Malouf is a multi-platinum American producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder and other world-known artists.  Also serving as an executive at several major record labels over the years, his work has amassed a total of 53 gold, platinum, and double platinum records to date.  Brian is a true veteran of the global music industry; he has enjoyed a 30+ year career on the production and executive side of the music business. In 1994-2005 he was Senior Vice President of A&R for RCA Records in New York, and later Vice President and Head of A&R at Walt Disney Records where he worked with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and the Jonas Brothers.  Brian now owns Cookie Jar Recording in Sherman Oaks, California and works as an independent producer and mixer. He’s also the co-founder of Djooky, an emerging startup that hosts the Djooky Music Awards — a contest open to artists and songwriters that started last summer and runs four times a year.  During the interview we spoke about working for Michael Jackson, engineering for a recording legend, why drummers and bass players make the best engineers, transitioning into the world of A&R, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the music industry drowning in data, and the 10 most expensive albums ever made.   var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2827', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #365 – Producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson, Streaming Recommendations, And The World’s Quietest Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 38:09

    NEWS Streaming music recommendations may be poor depending on the music genre The world's quietest room is not where you expect it GUEST Music producer Richard "Younglord" Frierson My guest this week is Richard “Younglord” Frierson, who’s a Grammy-nominated hip hop and R&B producer and a founder of Truth Licensing, a major provider of music for films, TV shows and commercials. Rich started producing for Puff Daddy’s Hitmen production team at the tender age of 16. His production credits include Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Fat Joe, Faith Evans, LL Cool J, New Edition and many more. In 2014 he founded Truth Music Licensing, which now has a catalog of over 5,000 songs and has placed music on the Star and Empire television shows, and commercials for Gatorade, Pepsi, and AT&T among others. During the interview we spoke about the value of asking people how they do things, how much the business aspect has changed since he started, his favorite techniques for vocal production,  transitioning into music licensing, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at poor streaming recommendations depending on genre, and the quietest room in the world. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2819', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #364 – Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt, Latest Social Trends, And Cleaning Microphones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 32:58

    NEWS The latest trends in social media according to Pew Research Shure recommendations for cleaning microphones GUEST Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt Travis Rosenblatt used his experience in A&R for Warner Bros and 300 Entertainment to create Medding, a subscription-based service which offers real time data on global music markets, as well as track capabilities, analytics and communications tools. Meddling is used by record labels, music publishers, artist management, law firms, talent agencies and concert promoters to spot new musical talent and trends. Some of his clients include Republic, Columbia, Capitol, Disney and Island records, and Universal Music Publishing, among many others. During the interview we spoke about how label A&R has changed over the years, what indicates an artist is hot, shrinking radio promo departments, the hype around virtual concerts, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the latest trends in social media, and the best way to clean your microphones. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2815', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #363 – Guitarist Jennifer Batten, Payola For Streaming, And Supercharged Hard Drives

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 40:50

    NEWS Is reduced royalty rates for playlist placements actually payola? New technologies for super-large hard drive capacity GUEST Guitarist Jennifer Batten Guitar Cloud Symposium Jennifer Batten played lead and rhythm guitar on Michael Jackson’s Bad, Dangerous and HIStory world tours. She’s also appeared on 2 Jeff Beck albums and was a member of his touring band for 3 years. Jennifer continues to give clinics and master classes all over the world, and most recently created the Guitar Cloud Symposium, an online guitar workshop that feature contributions from her favorite guitar players. During the interview we spoke about her audition with Michael Jackson, playing the Super Bowl, playing with her hero Jeff Beck, developing guitar synth techniques, some insider tips about tapping, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at payola for streaming, and supercharged hard drives. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2807', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Podcast #362 – Mastering Engineer Scott Hull, Current Streaming Rates, And Why Bands Are Disappearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 45:52


    NEWS The latest on streaming royalty rates from various services A look at why bands are disappearing GUEST Mastering engineer Scott Hull Scott Hull started his illustrious career in mastering at New York’s famed Master Disk studios. Rising from an assistant to chief engineer, Scott then took a series of jobs at some of New York’s other excellent mastering facilities including Classic Sound and the Hit Factory before striking out on his own. He returned to Master Disk in 2008, this time as the owner, where he continues to cut both digital and vinyl masters for a wide variety of artists. Scott has mastered records for Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and hundreds more. During the interview we spoke about Scott’s experience assisting the legendary Bob Ludwig, interpreting what a client means when describing what they hear, why the tools of mastering don’t always work as well, getting used to different rooms, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the current streaming rates, and why bands are disappearing.


    Podcast #362 – Mastering Engineer Scott Hull, Current Streaming Rates, And Why Bands Are Disappearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 45:52


    My guest on the podcast this week is Scott Hull, who started his illustrious career in mastering at New York’s famed Master Disk studios. Rising from an assistant to chief engineer, Scott then took a series of jobs at some of New York’s other excellent mastering facilities including Classic Sound and the Hit Factory before striking out on his own. He returned to Master Disk in 2008, this time as the owner, where he continues to cut both digital and vinyl masters for a wide variety of artists. Scott has mastered records for Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and hundreds more. During the interview we spoke about Scott’s experience assisting the legendary Bob Ludwig, interpreting what a client means when describing what they hear, why the tools of mastering don’t always work as well, getting used to different rooms, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the current streaming rates, and why bands are disappearing. Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, or either on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Mixcloud, Google Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, TunIn Radio, and RadioPublic. Enjoy the show!


    Podcast #361 – Livestream Sales, Native Instruments/iZotope Merger, and Audionamix Ellie McNeil

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 32:13

    NEWS Last year's livestreaming sales numbers were surprising Native Instruments and iZotope merge GUEST Audionamix general manager Ellie McNeil My guest on the podcast this week is Ellie McNeil, who’s the general manager of the audio software company Audionamix. Audionamix uses advanced signal processing and artificial intelligence technology to extract specific elements from an audio file, including speech, vocals, drums and bass. Their top-of-the-line audio separation tech is reserved for major film studios, television networks, and music labels via their new Audionamix Professional Services division. Ellie’s background includes working as working as an engineer, product manager, and an instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. During the interview we spoke about how the Audionamix algorithm works, the legal ramifications of part extraction, some overlooked applications for the software, why so much cutting edge audio technology comes from Paris, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at last year’s livestream revenue numbers and the Native Instruments/iZotope merger. Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, or either on iTunes, Stitcher, Mixcloud, Google Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, TunIn Radio, and RadioPublic. Enjoy the show! var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2791', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #360 – Viberate Co-Founder Vasja Veber, Best Social Networks, And Behringer Oberheim Trademark War

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 41:43

    NEWS The 8 best social networks to promote your music Behringer loses trademark battle over Oberheim GUEST Viberate co-founder Vasja Veber Vasja Veber co-founded Viberate, a platform that gives artists important analytics about musical trends, events, venues and festivals. It makes performing acts life easier by giving them a better version of an EPK or even a traditional website. Viberate features over a million profiles of musicians, venues, events and festivals and employs over 100 people all over the world, Vasja is also the manager of techno artist UMEK. In his spare time he consults with the government of Slovenia in the field of sharing economy legislation. During the interview we spoke about the importance of clean data, the latest way for artists to get to their fans, pitching his idea to Silicon Valley, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the 8 best social networks to promote your music, and the trademark battle between Behringer and Oberheim. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2785', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #359 – Music Attorney Kamal Moo, The UK Opens Up Live Music, And Most Hated Rock Bands

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 35:08

    NEWS The UK's roadmap for opening up live music The most hated rock bands of all time GUEST Music attorney Kamal Moo Check out his book The Straightforward Guide To The Music Biz Music attorney Kamal Moo has represented artists from various genres of music as both personal manager and attorney. He has negotiated several types of entertainment contracts, including recording, music publishing, and producer agreements, with clients include legendary recording artist Janet Jackson, The Hallmark Channel, indie artist Lil B, and several record labels, music publishers, songwriters, and producers. Kamal’s also the author of The Straightforward Guide To The Music Biz, which is a necessary read for anyone in the music business that needs a basic understanding of how it works. He’s also the voice behind the 6 Questions about the Music Biz podcast. During the interview we spoke about working as a manager, the one thing that most people get wrong about the music business, label 360 deals, the difference between dealing with a major and indie label, being a contestant on Jeopardy, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the UK roadmap for live music, and the most hated rock bands of all time. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2779', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #358 – Composer/Mixer Lars Deutsch, MLC Collects Unclaimed Funds, And Random, Probable And Generative Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 39:27

    NEWS MLC collects almost $500 million in unclaimed funds Random, probable and generative music GUEST Composer-mixer Lars Deutsch Two time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch was born into a non-musical family and was astounded when he discovered that a guitar needs tuning. From those humble beginnings he went from heavy metal guitarist, to singer, to songwriter, to a Masters in classical composition, to international performances of his classical works, to lecturing in composition and audio production. He’s also become an in-demand mixer as well. Lars has scored over two hundred thirty films that have collected over one hundred awards, and his songs are also in high demand. As an audio branding expert, he has created audio logos for a range of companies including Adidas, Mercedes Formula One, Contac, Epson and many more. During the interview we spoke about the process of creating an audio brand logo, the reasons why he began mixing, his method for organizing samples, mixing on headphones, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the MLC collecting unclaimed funds, and randomization, probability, and generative music.   var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2767', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #357 – Rupert Neve Passes, Labels De-emphasize Radio Promo, And Producer David Franz

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 52:31

    NEWS The audio legend Rupert Neve passes away Record labels de-emphasizing radio promo as music consumption drops GUEST Producer/multi-instrumentalist and educator David Franz Check out Underground Sun Producer/multi-instrumentalist and educator David Franz wrote the very first book on Pro Tools as well as creating online courses for both Berklee Online and Lynda.com.  Besides running his label Underground Sun and EDM artist development and even production company Underground Sol, David is also the content manager for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning, where he works with creative professionals to create courses (including yours truly) to create courses on the platform. During the interview we spoke about writing the first book on Pro Tools, doing a deep analysis of John Coltrane, his Airstream trailer-based studio, the technique of melding electronic and live musicians together, recording an album remotely, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the passing of the great Rupert Neve, and how labels are changing their emphasis away from radio promotion. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2759', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #356 – Console Designer John Oram, Wallpaper Speakers, And SoundCloud Direct Pay

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 59:10

    NEWS SoundCloud may pay institute artist-centric royalties Immersive audio easy with wallpaper speakers GUEST Console designer and "father of British EQ" John Oram John Oram started his career in the music business as the drummer for Mariann Faithful and a fill-in for the Yardbirds. On the side he began working at Vox during its heyday, contributing his expertise to the development of the wha-wha pedal, the fuzz box, the Continental organ, and the Super Beatle amplifier. From there he joined the legendary Trident Studios as design consultant and Chief of Design creating many consoles including the Fleximix, the TSM, and the iconic Series 80. He then founded Reflex Music Technology, inventing electro-acoustic preamps and pickups and supplying OEM products to guitar-makers Martin, Washburn, Charvel, Jackson, Lowden and many more famous guitar names. He then established Oram Pro Audio, where he continues to design and sell analog consoles and rack modules. During the interview we spoke about growing up in the music scene in the UK, working at Vox, the real story behind Trident, the secret to the sound of his EQ, having Covid twice, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at Soundcloud going to an artist-centric payment model, and wallpaper loudspeakers. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2750', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #355 – Spotify Is Big Brother, Native Instruments Acquired, And Engineer/Podcaster Matt Boudreau

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 52:24

    NEWS Spotify's latest patents have it listening to you to suggest music Native Instruments the latest MI company to be acquired GUEST Engineer/podcast Matt Boudreau Listen to Working Class Audio My guest this week is Matt Boudreau, who started as a drummer experiencing 6 figure record deals to eventually settling in behind the glass as a mixer and mastering engineer. Matt has since gone on to launch the hugely popular Working Class Audio podcast with more than 300 episodes under his belt. During our interview we talked about the burden of owning a commercial studio, rebounding from a business loss, template mixing, starting the Working Class Audio podcast, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at Spotify monitoring your speech to suggest music, and Native Instruments being acquired. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2742', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };

    Episode #354 – Producer/Engineer Mike Cave, MLC For Songwriters, And A LUFS Overview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 44:54


    NEWS How the MLC will collect streaming royalties for songwriters, if you're signed up An overview of LUFS and why it doesn't matter much for music GUEST Producer, mixer and mastering engineer Mike Cave Find out about The Loft Mastering Mike Cave is a multi-Platinum award-winning record producer, mixer and mastering engineer. Over the course of his career, Mike has worked with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, KRS-One, Lewis Capaldi, Fatboy Slim, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron, Rufus Wainwright, The Charlatans, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more on a variety of award-winning and record breaking releases. He’s also the owner of Loft Mastering, a high-end mastering facility based in Liverpool. During our interview we talked about getting into mastering, mastering while mixing, becoming a project finisher, his plugin strategy, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at how the MLC will affect songwriters, and a LUFS overview. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2734', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


    Episode #353: Elton John Guitarist Davey Johnstone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 51:45


    SONY DSC NEWS Our musical attention span is getting short and what will happen by 2030Taylor Guitars gives the company to its employees GUEST Elton John guitar player and musical director Davey Johnstone Davey Johnstone has played guitar and been the musical director for the Elton John Band since 1972. During that time, Davey has played on all of Elton’s albums and tours. In fact, he recently celebrated his 3,000th show with Elton in 2019. Davey’s also played and recorded with a wide range of artists including Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper among many others,  During our interview we talked about the making of Elton’s early albums, what it’s like to play the hits 3,000 times, how his gear has changed through the years, making a pilgrimage to Muscle Shoals, and much more. On the intro I’ll take a look at the average attention span of music listeners and Taylor Guitar being given to its employees.


    Episode #352 – Alexandra Bartles And Rick Snoman Of Pro Audio Ears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 39:52

    My guests this week are Alexandra Bartles and Rick Snoman of Pro Audio Ears and Altar Recording Studios, the world’s first boutique recording studio dedicated to Electronic Dance Music.  Alex is a practicing audiologist with over 18 years experience who specializes in tinnitus retraining therapy. She also serves on the AES education and historical committees, […] The post Episode #352 – Alexandra Bartles And Rick Snoman Of Pro Audio Ears appeared first on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast.

    Episode #351 – Rating Your Musical Taste, Interactive Sheet Music, And Drummer Matt Starr

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 41:13

    My guest this week is drummer Matt Starr, who’s worked with Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, Mr. Big and many others both recording and touring . Matt is also a successful career coach, using his past success and failures as a guide to help musicians getting started or those that are stuck in place. During […] The post Episode #351 – Rating Your Musical Taste, Interactive Sheet Music, And Drummer Matt Starr appeared first on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast.

    Episode #350 – Annual Music Industry Predictions For 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 17:46

    No guest this week, but you’ll find plenty to listen to as I give my top predictions for what will happen next year in the music industry. We’ll look at a wide variety of topics including: How music venues adapt to the new world Live streaming The many facets of the TikTok story Facebook getting […] The post Episode #350 – Annual Music Industry Predictions For 2021 appeared first on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast.

    Episode #349 – 2020 Annual Year End Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 26:07

    No guest on the podcast this week, but I will be taking my annual look back at how the music world changed in 2020. Even though the pandemic dominated the headlines, there was so much more that happened in the past year. We’ll cover: Some of the serious fires that shaped our year and our future The […] The post Episode #349 – 2020 Annual Year End Review appeared first on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast.

    Episode #348 – Producer Mark Plati Part 2, Three Types Of Media, And Top 10 Audio Hardware Pieces

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 53:11

    NEWS The 3 types of media every artist should know Top 10 Audio Hardware pieces from this year by GearNews GUEST Producer/Engineer Mark Plati – Part 2 Mark Plati has worked with a wide range of major artists including Prince, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, the Bee Gees, The Cure and many […] The post Episode #348 – Producer Mark Plati Part 2, Three Types Of Media, And Top 10 Audio Hardware Pieces appeared first on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast.

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