June 18, 2024

Episode 525 – Mastering Engineer Katie Tavini, Mainstream Not What It Used To Be, And Ultimate Dad Rock

Katie Tavini - Episode 525

My guest this week is 5 time MPG mastering engineer of the year Katie Tavini, who’s work includes Rudimental, Bloc Party, Ash, We Are Scientists, Nadine Shah, Arlo Parks, Los Bitchos and many more. Since starting in 2014, Katie has grown to become one of the mostin-demand mastering engineers in the UK, who’s at home with […]

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June 11, 2024

Episode 524 – Guitarist Erik Himel, Kids Not Playing Music, And AI Headphones Cocktail Party Effect

Erick Himel - Episode 524

My guest this week is Erik Himel, who expanded his touring guitar career into hosting the hottest jam night in Hollywood, to producing a Las Vegas show, to custom music programming for private and corporate events. Erik’s credits include Powerman 5000, the Russian supergroup Mumiy Troll, Alan Parsons, Eagles Of Death Metal, Puddle of Mudd, […]

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June 4, 2024

Episode 523 – Conductor/Composer John Jesensky, Streamers Losing Millennials, And Silk Acoustic Isolation

Conductor John Jesensky - Episode 523

My guest  this week is conductor John Jesensky, who is currently conducting premiere orchestras around the world in fully restored film score performances. Among the shows that he’s conducted include Harry Potter: In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, Amadeus, as well as The Godfather: Live.   John is also a freelance film composer, scoring short and feature-length films […]

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May 21, 2024

Episode 521: Viral Vocal Coach Lara Chapman

Lara Chapman - Episode 521

My guest this week Lara Chapman, who’s an award winning singer/songwriter turned viral vocal coach and the Founder of VoxTape Studios. Born in Switzerland, her aspirations quickly took her to New York City, where she studied Musical Theatre and Acting for Film and Television. After that she moved to Boston to study Music Business, Songwriting […]

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May 7, 2024

Episode 519 – Trevor McShane, UMG And TikTok Settle, And Music Gear Retail Changing

Trevor McShane - Episode 519

My guest this week is Trevor McShane, the musical alter ego for high-power entertainment attorney Neville Johnson, who has won more than $350 million for actors, writers and musicians who were shortchanged their fair share of royalties from both major film studios and record labels. Called “one of the most feared litigators in Hollywood” by […]

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April 30, 2024

Episode 518 – Production Expert’s Russ Hughes, Song Catalog Purchases, And Headphone Anxiety

Russ Hughes - Episode 518

My guest this week is Russ Hughes, who’s the founder of Production Expert, a group of blogs for music and post-production professionals. Over the last decade, Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert, Studio One Expert and Logic Pro Expert have become some of the leading industry websites with over 7 million visitors annually. Starting his career on […]

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April 23, 2024

Episode 517 – Music Consultant Lisa Machac, Spotify Decreases Songwriter Royalty, And The End Of Guitar Amps

Lisa Machac - Episode 517

My guest this week is Lisa Machac, who’s a music consultant with Little City Sounds and Director of the Omni Sound Project, which is an inclusive community for women and marginalized genders in audio engineering.  Lisa’s writing has been featured in Tape Op magazine as well as a popular Substack newsletter. She’s also the creator […]

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April 16, 2024

Episode 516 – Stephen Schultz On Hearing Loss, Spotify Adjustable Song Speed, And Peak Music Gear

Stephen Schultz - Episode 516

My guest this week is Stephen Schultz, who besides being an expert flautist specializing in Baroque flute, is an Associate Teaching Professor in Music History and Flute at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Orchestra. Stephen is also an advocate for hearing protection for all musicians as he’s learned to overcome his personal […]

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April 9, 2024

Episode 515 – Atrium Music CEO Josh Young, UMG’s TikTok Ban Not Hurting, And How Lyrics Have Changed

Josh Young - 515

My guest this week is Josh Young, who’s the founder and CEO of Atrium Music, as well as an Emmy-nominated supervising television and film editor. His credits include shows like Lego Masters, Big Brother, World of Dance, The Masked Singer, and many more. Atrium Music is a publishing and music library that licenses and places […]

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April 2, 2024

Episode 514 – Award-Winning Composer/Technologist Shelly Palmer, And Misleading Music Revenue Numbers

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My guest this week is Shelly Palmer, who’s an award winning composer, inventor, author, educator and a leading voice in technology. He is also an expert in Ai and it’s integration into the workplace.   Shelly began his career as a composer for television, working with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms […]

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March 19, 2024

Episode 512 – Film Scoring Mixer Alan Meyerson, Possible TikTok Ban, And The Caesar’s Console

Alan Meyerson 512

My guest this week is engineer Alan Meyerson, who many believe is the top scoring mixer in film today. With more than 200 credits, Alan has worked with leading film score composers like James Newton Howard, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Danny Elfman, and has a particularly long-standing working relationship with the great Hans Zimmer […]

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March 12, 2024

Episode 511 – Engineer/Baker Randall Michael Tobin Pt2, Warners May Buy Tunecore, And Most Popular Synthesizers

Randall Michael Tobin Part 2 - 511

This week I speak with Randall Michael Tobin in Part 2 of our conversation. Randall founded his Theta Sound Studio way back in 1977 and has worked on thousands of projects in various genres including Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, Ragtime, Gospel, Ballet, Alternative, Film Score and Spoken Word. Besides offering just about […]

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