May 21, 2024

Episode 521: Viral Vocal Coach Lara Chapman

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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March 5, 2024

Episode 510 – Engineer/Artisan Baker Randall Michael Tobin, Unusual Release Formats, And Western Tuning And Harmony

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My guest this week is Randall Michael Tobin, who founded his Theta Sound Studio way back in 1977. Since then he’s 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 every audio service you can […]

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February 27, 2024

Episode 509 – Mixer Nick Squids Squillante, Social Doesn’t Monetize, And A New Optical Storage Format

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My guest this week is mixing and mastering engineer Nick Squids Squillante, who’s recent immersive mixes include “Rescue Me” by Dirty Heads, which went to Number 1 on the Billboard Alternative charts, and “Psycho” by Asking Alexandria, which also scored a spot at Number 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts. He’s also done other immersive mixes for artists such […]

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February 20, 2024

Episode 508 – Moises Ai CEO Geraldo Ramos, How Many Videos On YouTube, And World’s Most Expensive Amp

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My guest this week is co-founder and CEO of Moises Ai Geraldo Ramos. Moises is an AI-driven application that enables musicians to separate their tracks into stems, identify chords, adjust tempo or pitch without affecting other musical elements, and refine their audio with professional mastering, among a host of other features. Another feature is Voice […]

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February 13, 2024

Episode 507 – Scoring Mixer Jason LaRocca, Vinyl Record Backlog, And Hit Songs That Almost Didn’t Make The Album

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My guest this week is Grammy-nominated producer-engineer-scoring mixer Jason LaRocca, who has recorded and mixed music for major motion pictures, games and television. Known for mixing the score of “The Lord of The Rings: Rings of Power” series, Marvel’s “Morbius” and more, Jason recently mixed the Grammy-nominated albums “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and the “God of War: Ragnarok” soundtrack. He […]

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