Episode #257 – Social Usage, Song Skip Rates, And Surf Guitar Legend Bob Berryhill

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  • The numbers are changing for both social media and streaming music usage in the U.S.
  • Skip rates for your songs are changing the way songs and albums are being made


Bob is a founding member of The Surfaris, and every guitar player since 1963 has learned to play the band’s big hit “Wipeout” sometime early in their career. The song, which Bob recorded when he was 15, sold over a million copies and rose to #2 on the Billboard charts when it was released, and has re-entered the charts a number of times since thanks to being used in various movies and television shows.

The band went on to record other surf hits like “Surfer Joe,”Point Panic,” and “Similou” as well. Bob and the band still perform at concerts around the country.

In the interview we talked about how “Wipeout” came about (and you won’t believe the story) and its continual life, the gear he used, his relationship with Leo Fender, the difference between old and new gear, life in the early music business, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a what social media and streaming networks people are using most in the United States (you’ll be surprised), and how songs and albums are being changed because of the skip rate metric.

Episode #256 – RIAA Numbers, USB 3.2, And Producer-Composer-Mixer Doug DeAngelis

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  • The RIAA year-end numbers are surprising, especially when it comes to CDs
  • Are you ready for USB 3.2? An attempt to clarify the USB types



Composer, producer and music supervisor Doug DeAngelis is my guest on the podcast today.

Doug hit paydirt early in his career when he recorded the Nine Inch Nails hit “Head Like A Hole.” In 1989, he embarked on a world tour with the Detroit Techno crossover dance artist Inner City, but after that he moved on to studio work in New York City, where he amassed over 300 album and remix credits, including 31 #1 Billboard Chart singles. Doug’s album credits include New Order, Michael Jackson, Queen Latifa, Chaka Khan, Love and Rockets, Alicia Keys, and No Doubt, among others.

Doug’s career then shifted to Los Angeles where his music was embraced by Hollywood producer Michael Mann as the scorer for his CBS crime drama series Robbery Homicide Division. His music has since appeared in over 100 television shows including CSI, Bones, CSI Miami, and ER, as well as dozens of reality and late night television programs.

Doug is also the Conference Chair and Co-Founder of A3E, The Advanced Audio & Applications Exchange, a leading industry resource dedicated to the future of new music technologies. He’s also involved in an interesting interactive music app called Stylus,

In the interview we talked about the early days synthesizer programming, becoming a mixer in New York City, composing for television, his newly developed Stylus app, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at the latest numbers on music sales from the RIAA, and take an overview at the new USB 3.2 computer ports (and a look at all the other USB ports too).

Episode #255 – Radio Royalties, MI Business Health, And CD Baby’s Heli De Moral

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  • Radio wants legislation against paying performance royalties
  • The musical instrument business is healthy again


  • CD Baby’s VP of international development, Heli Del Mora

Episode #254 – Amphion CEO Anssi Hyvonen, Facebook’s Lasso, And The Start Of Modern Recording

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  • Facebook launches Lasso, an alternative to TikTok
  • Bing Crosby and the start of modern recording



Amphion loudspeakers have become a favorite of award-winning mixing engineers the world over, and founder and CEO Anssi Hyvonen is my guest on the podcast today.

Anssi spent most of his life as a hi-fi enthusiast, but he got into building speakers sort of by accident. His speakers are very well respected by that community, but acceptance by the pros was a total surprise.

Today the company provides speakers to mixers and composers just about everywhere, even though they’re passive and buck the current trend in monitors.

In the interview we talked about the difference between speakers made for hi-fi and pro audio, why passive speakers can provide higher quality reproduction, the use of passive radiators, the Finnish speaker building tradition, and much more. This interview was recorded live from the speaker evaluation room at Vintage King in Los Angeles.

On the intro I’ll take a look at Facebook launching Lasso to counter Gen-Z favorite TikTok, and a look at the person and event that started the modern recording industry.

Episode #253 – Apple Buys Label Services Company, Hit Songs Keys And Tempos, And Beatchain CEO Ben Mendoza

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  • Apple just purchased a company that provides record label services
  • A look at the keys and tempos of the recent Top 40 hit songs



Ben Mendoza created UK-based Beatchain along with co-founder and musician Steve Jones to accelerate artist growth by using data science and automation.

Ben has spent almost 25 years using software to improve decision making and automate time-consuming processes with leading expense management company MDSL, which Beatchain now brings to the music industry.

He leads a team that includes behavioral economists, Ph.D. data scientists, artificial intelligence and machine learning experts and senior music industry professionals that helps artists and bands to build up their fan bases across social media, improve fan engagement, identify the most engaged fans, and promote only to those most likely to respond. The platform offers a version for artists, and also a B2B version for major and independent record labels, artist managers, and promoters.

In the interview we talked about the real-world background of the company, new data possibilities for artists, how analytics works in the new music business, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at Apple buying a company that does a lot of the work of a record label, and the tempos and keys or recent hit songs.

Episode #252 – Songwriters Get A Raise, High Sample Rates, And Engineer Paul Edwards

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  • Songwriters are getting a 44% raise for streams
  • The ins and outs of sample rates, especially 192kHz



Paul Edwards is a Montreal-based engineer who has worked on projects by Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Bloc Party, Seal and many more.

For 3 years Paul was also the lead audio engineer for the online mastering service LANDR.

In the interview we talked about getting into mastering, some insights into LANDR, artificial intelligence in audio, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at why songwriters are getting a 44% raise for streams, and provide a high sample rate overview.

Episode #251 – Producer Bill Reynolds, Spotify Hacked, And Apple Switching Processors

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  • Spotify is hacked and fake artists are showing up on playlists
  • Apple will be switching processors soon, and what that could mean


Bill Reynolds is a Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and former bass player with Band of Horses.

Bill’s credits include the Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Truth and Salvage Co, Tim, Chaisson, Lissie, among others, and his songs have appeared on TV shows like House, Justified and Army Wives. He currently works out of his personal Fleetwood Shack studio in Nashville.

In the interview we talked about vocal mix levels, being in a band and being their producer, the difference between the Asheville and Nashville music scenes, the amazing Nashville session players, using a tape machine again, and much more. Bill and I spoke via skype from his studio in Nashville.

A special thank you to Universal Audio who introduced me to Bill Reynolds.

Episode #250 – Post Mixer/Source Elements Co-Founder Robert Marshall, And Winter NAMM Wrap-Up

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  • An overview of the just completed Winter NAMM 2019



Robert Marshall is a sound designer, mixer and partner of Chicago audio post house SUM1. Robert has spent the last 15 years doing sound design, mixes, and ADR for film, television and radio, including several Superbowl spots.

He’s also a founding partner of Source Elements, a company that provides a number of excellent IP-based replacements for the ISDN services that have long been used by the voice-over industry for long-distance recording.

In the interview we talked about getting into post-production from music, the idea behind Source Elements and the different products offered, post production in the Chicago commercial scene, the ideal amount of compression on a voice over, and much more.

On the intro I’ll provide a wrap-up of Winter NAMM, including some insights that you might not find anywhere else.

Read more: https://music3point0.com/2019/01/29/episode-250-robert-marshall/#ixzz5e1OSIvuf
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Episode #249 – Voice-Over Artist Andrew Peters, Spotify Hardware, And Tinnitus Help

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  • Spotify will release hardware for the car this year
  • Researchers have found a way to ease the effects of Tinnitus


My guest today is Andrew Peters, who started as popular radio personality and eventually transitioned to television as the host of Australian music shows like Rock Arena, Trax, Simulrock, the Live Aid broadcast, and interviewer for the MTV special Australian Made.

After 20 years on radio and television he’s become one of the top voice actors in SouthEast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His voice is heard by millions every day as the current network voice for Channel News Asia, Dubai Eye 103.8, Radio M classic rock, and on numerous television, radio, and corporate spots.

In the interview we talked about Andrew losing his North London accent to get into radio, making the transition to television, the learning curve required for voice-over work, some cool voice-over tricks, the difference between Australian and American home studios, and much more. Andrew and I spoke via Source Connect Now from his home in Australia, where it was truly a pleasure to listen to his big booming voice.


Episode #248 – Drummer Denny Seiwell, Copyright Overview, and History Of Vocal Tuning

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  • A quick look at how to copyright your songs for 2019
  • The history of vocal tuning


Denny Seiwell went from being one of the top session drummers in New York City, to become a founding member of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band Wings, to playing on television and film scores in Los Angeles.

Besides McCartney, Denny has worked with artists like Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, James Brown, and Denice Williams, among many others. He has a wide range of film credits that include Waterworld, Grease II, and Vertical Limit, and on TV shows like Happy Days and Knots Landing.

In the interview we talked about getting started in session work in New York, that famous first university tour in England with Paul McCartney, leaving the biggest band in the world, making a painful transition to the Los Angeles studio scene, working on the first Billy Joel record, and much more.

On the intro I’ll provide an overview on copyrighting your songs in 2019, and a quick history on vocal tuning.