October 4, 2022

Episode 441 – Scoring Mixer Jason LaRocca, YouTube’s Secret Weapon And All-Time Best Selling Pedals

Scoring mixer Jason LaRocca on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is engineer Jason LaRocca, who has recorded and mixed music for major motion pictures, games and television. Jason not only engineers the scores, but often produces them as well, along with creating sound design and instrumentation. Jason has worked on films like Marvel’s “Morbius,”“Paddington,” “Aquaman,” “The Harder They Fall,” “Coming to […]

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September 27, 2022

Episode 440 – Radio Royalties Again, Google Project Caviar, And Social Media Maven Cassie Petrey

Crowd Surf's Cassie Petrey on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Cassie Petrey who’s been behind the social media marketing for some of the music’s most iconic artists including Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello and Britney Spears.  Cassie is the co-founder of Crowd Surf, a leading marketing and music management firm. She started at age 12 creating a newsletter for the Backstreet Boys that […]

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September 20, 2022

Episode 439 – Engineer Justin Cortelyou, SoundCloud Layoffs, And Unusual Effects Pedal Packages

Engineer Justin Cortelyou guests on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Grammy-award nominated engineer/producer Justin Cortelyou. Justin started his career working with Chuck Ainlay at Soundstage Studios in Nashville before moving to Los Angeles to work with mix-master Mike Shipley. He eventually teamed up with artist/producer Tommy Henriksen, and in 2008 they moved their operation back to Nashville and began working with legendary producer […]

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September 13, 2022

Episode 438 – Former Maroon 5 Drummer Ryan Dusick, Will Your Song Be Stolen, And Constants Of Vocal Recording

Ryan Dusick on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Ryan Dusick, who was Maroon 5’s original drummer until he retired because of chronic nerve damage. After departing the band, Ryan struggled with anxiety and addiction for a decade before making a commitment to recovery. Founding the group Kara’s Flowers in 1994 with fellow Brentwood High School students Adam Levine, […]

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September 6, 2022

Episode 437 – Song Doctor Molly Leikin, Song Codes Everyone Should Know, And The Bass Line That Crashed Computers

Song doctor Molly Leikin on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is professional song doctor Molly Leikin, who’s coaching has helped 12 clients become Grammy winners and another 19 become Grammy nominees. Molly has been as a staff writer at Almo Music, Interworld Music and Chappell Music, and she’s written songs for and with everyone from Katy Perry to Placido Domingo  to, Cher, […]

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August 30, 2022

Episode 436 – Grammy Nominee Negatives, Environmental Vinyl, And Producer/Mixer/Educator Kevin Kelly

Producer/mixer/educator Kevin Kelly on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Kevin Kelly, who’s a producer, mixer and long-time audio educator with a host of major label, film score and jingle credits. These include projects by Blondie, Edgar Winter and Rick Wakeman, among many others that he worked on from his well-known studio called The Workshoppe. For 14 years, Kevin was […]

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August 16, 2022

Episode 434 – Streaming Farms, Music AI, And Artist Manager Talya Elitzer

Artist manager Talya Elitzer on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Talya Elitzer, who along with her partner Nick Sylvester leads godmode, a company that offers label, management, publishing and creative direction services. godmode has an unorthodox approach to artist management in that they specialize in managing artists that don’t quite fit pre-existing formats. During the pandemic godmode was able to […]

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August 9, 2022

Episode 433 – Playlists Diminished Importance, Proper Metadata, And Music Career Coach Katie Zaccardi

Music career coach Katie Zaccardi on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Katie Zaccardi, who pivoted from being a wellness coach to a music career coach. Since then she’s helped hundreds of musicians grow their careers, release music, launch Patreons, start coaching businesses, and double their incomes. She has a number of online courses and coaching programs, and is the host of her […]

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August 2, 2022

Episode 432 – Acoustic Consultant Sam Berkow, The UK Government On Streaming, And The New Vinyl Association

Legendary acoustic consultant Sam Berkow on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is legendary acoustic designer Sam Berkow, who has designed and improved the acoustics for everything from concert halls, to recording studios, to amphitheaters, to worship spaces.  Sam is a founding member of SIA Acoustics and has been the acoustical designer of a wide variety of projects such as concert venues like […]

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July 26, 2022

Episode 431 – Marketing Strategist Nicole Slater, User-Centric Royalties, And Recent Hit Songwriting Changes

Marketing strategist Nichole Slater on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is Nicole Slater, who specializes in helping artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs develop their marketing strategies. Since 2005, Nicole has been focused on helping creative people share their message with the world and make more money. She’s helped artists and pro audio companies like Burl Audio, Barefoot Sound, and IK Multimedia, and […]

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July 12, 2022

Episode 429 – Restoration Engineer Michael Graves, A New Spotify Scam, And New Netflix Spatial Audio

Restoration and mastering engineer Michael Graves on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

My guest this week is audio restoration and mastering engineer Michael Graves, who’s a four time Grammy award winner and 12 time nominee. Michael’s main focus is saving historical audio that was recorded on deteriorating or obsolete grooved media, as well as more recent recordings where the sound is obscured for various reasons. Michael uses […]

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June 28, 2022

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

Gearspace.com founder Jules Standon on Episode 427 of Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

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, […]

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