Episode #231 – Sony’s Big Payouts, Changes To The Vinyl Standard, And Veva Sound’s Drew Waters

Drew Waters on Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • Sony Music’s payouts to artists larger than expected after selling Spotify shares
  • The RIAA is considering the first changes to the vinyl record standard since 1978. Could it be about HD Vinyl?

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Episode #230 – Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher, Spotify Music Video War, And Neumann Logo Badge Color

Mitch Gallagher on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • There’s a big war brewing between labels, publishers and Spotify over music videos
  • There are five logo badge colors on Neumann microphones. Do you know what they mean?

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Episode #229 – Taxi Founder Michael Laskow, US Radio Decline, And The 5 Saddest Songs

Michael Laskow on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • U.S. radio continues to decline while it’s on the upswing in the rest of the world
  • A new Gloom Index algorithm rates the 5 saddest songs

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Episode #228 – Spotify Fake Artists Again, MI/Pro Audio Imports, And Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster

Ron McMaster on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • Spotify uses fake artists on its ambient channels, but labels fight back with Apple Music
  • Musical instrument and pro audio imports are down, and that’s before tariffs kick in

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  • Mastering engineer and legendary vinyl cutter Ron McMaster

Episode #227 – Blue Oyster Cult Guitarist Buck Dharma, Stream Fraud, And A New Audio Console Study

Buck Dharma on the Inner Circle Podcast

Photo: Cheryl Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • Stream fraud is running rampant by artists, labels, platforms and even consumers
  • Audio consoles and mixers are getting cheaper but better, according to a new study

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  • Blue Oyster Cult singer, songwriter and lead guitarist Buck Dharma

Episode #226 – Most Expensive Vinyl, Monster Money, And Recording Academy’s Daryl Friedman

Daryl Friedman on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • The 10 most expensive auctions for vinyl records will surprise you
  • Cable manufacturer¬† Monster tries crypto-currency¬† with Monster Money

GUEST

  • Recording Academy’s government relations officer brings us up to speed on the Music Modernization Act

Episode #225 – Radio, Smart Speaker Data, Logitech Buys Blue, And Composer Lyle Workman

Lyle Workman on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • Nielsen’s latest report provides lots of data on radio and smart speaker usage
  • Logitech buys Blue Microphones

GUEST

  • Guitarist and film/TV composer Lyle Workman

Episode #224 – Releasing Vinyl, Audio Over Ethernet, And Wall Street Piano Man Niko Kotoulas

Niko Kotoulas on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • 9 things to think about before release a vinyl album
  • An overview of Audio over Ethernet

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  • Wall Street piano man Niko Kotoulas

Episode #223 – Radio Formats Changing, Musical Instrument Data, And Empirical Labs Founder Dave Derr

Dave Derr on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • The popularity of radio’s top music formats is changing
  • Musical instruments are selling again and here’s where we’re buying them from

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Episode #222 – Spotify Playlists, Martin Audio Sold, And Label Exec Shan Dan Horan

Shan Dan Horan on the Inner Circle Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

  • All Spotify playlists won’t provide the same streaming results
  • Private equity group buys Martin Audio

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  • President of Outerloop Records Shan Dan Horan