May 4, 2021

Podcast #367 – Music Licensing Expert Michael Elsner, Singles That Won’t Die, And Focusrite Acquires Sequential Circuits

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NEWS The new trend of making different versions of the same song Focurite Group acquires legendary synth manufacture Sequential Circuits GUEST Composer and music licensing expert Michael Elsner Master Music Licensing Michael Elsner started playing sessions for a multitude of television, album and film projects, which eventually led to his own music appearing on TV […]

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April 27, 2021

Podcast #366 – Producer Brian Malouf, The 10 Most Expensive Albums, And Music Industry Drowning In Data

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NEWS The music industry is drowning in data and it’s getting worse The 10 most expensive albums ever made GUEST Producer/engineer and mixer Brian Malouf Check out the Djooky Music Awards Brian Malouf is a multi-platinum American producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder and other […]

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April 20, 2021

Podcast #365 – Producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson, Streaming Recommendations, And The World’s Quietest Room

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NEWS Streaming music recommendations may be poor depending on the music genre The world’s quietest room is not where you expect it GUEST Music producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson My guest this week is Richard “Younglord” Frierson, who’s a Grammy-nominated hip hop and R&B producer and a founder of Truth Licensing, a major provider of music for […]

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April 13, 2021

Podcast #364 – Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt, Latest Social Trends, And Cleaning Microphones

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NEWS The latest trends in social media according to Pew Research Shure recommendations for cleaning microphones GUEST Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt Travis Rosenblatt used his experience in A&R for Warner Bros and 300 Entertainment to create Medding, a subscription-based service which offers real time data on global music markets, as well as track capabilities, analytics […]

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April 6, 2021

Podcast #363 – Guitarist Jennifer Batten, Payola For Streaming, And Supercharged Hard Drives

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NEWS Is reduced royalty rates for playlist placements actually payola? New technologies for super-large hard drive capacity GUEST Guitarist Jennifer Batten Guitar Cloud Symposium Jennifer Batten played lead and rhythm guitar on Michael Jackson’s Bad, Dangerous and HIStory world tours. She’s also appeared on 2 Jeff Beck albums and was a member of his touring […]

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April 1, 2021

Podcast #362 – Mastering Engineer Scott Hull, Current Streaming Rates, And Why Bands Are Disappearing

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NEWS The latest on streaming royalty rates from various services A look at why bands are disappearing GUEST Mastering engineer Scott Hull Scott Hull started his illustrious career in mastering at New York’s famed Master Disk studios. Rising from an assistant to chief engineer, Scott then took a series of jobs at some of New York’s other […]

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March 16, 2021

Podcast #361 – Livestream Sales, Native Instruments/iZotope Merger, and Audionamix Ellie McNeil

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NEWS Last year’s livestreaming sales numbers were surprising Native Instruments and iZotope merge GUEST Audionamix general manager Ellie McNeil Ellie McNeil is the general manager of the audio software company Audionamix, a company that uses advanced signal processing and artificial intelligence technology to extract specific elements from an audio file, including speech, vocals, drums and […]

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March 9, 2021

Episode #360 – Viberate Co-Founder Vasja Veber, Best Social Networks, And Behringer Oberheim Trademark War

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NEWS The 8 best social networks to promote your music Behringer loses trademark battle over Oberheim GUEST Viberate co-founder Vasja Veber Vasja Veber co-founded Viberate, a platform that gives artists important analytics about musical trends, events, venues and festivals. It makes performing acts life easier by giving them a better version of an EPK or […]

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February 23, 2021

Episode #358 – Composer/Mixer Lars Deutsch, MLC Collects Unclaimed Funds, And Random, Probable And Generative Music

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NEWS MLC collects almost $500 million in unclaimed funds Random, probable and generative music GUEST Composer-mixer Lars Deutsch Two time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch was born into a non-musical family and was astounded when he discovered that a guitar needs tuning. From those humble beginnings he went from heavy metal guitarist, to singer, to songwriter, […]

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February 16, 2021

Episode #357 – Rupert Neve Passes, Labels De-emphasize Radio Promo, And Producer David Franz

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NEWS The audio legend Rupert Neve passes away Record labels de-emphasizing radio promo as music consumption drops GUEST Producer/multi-instrumentalist and educator David Franz Check out Underground Sun Producer/multi-instrumentalist and educator David Franz wrote the very first book on Pro Tools as well as creating online courses for both Berklee Online and Lynda.com.  Besides running his […]

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February 9, 2021

Episode #356 – Console Designer John Oram, Wallpaper Speakers, And SoundCloud Direct Pay

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NEWS SoundCloud may pay institute artist-centric royalties Immersive audio easy with wallpaper speakers GUEST Console designer and “father of British EQ” John Oram John Oram started his career in the music business as the drummer for Mariann Faithful and a fill-in for the Yardbirds. On the side he began working at Vox during its heyday, […]

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February 2, 2021

Episode #355 – Spotify Is Big Brother, Native Instruments Acquired, And Engineer/Podcaster Matt Boudreau

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NEWS Spotify’s latest patents have it listening to you to suggest music Native Instruments the latest MI company to be acquired GUEST Engineer/podcast Matt Boudreau Listen to Working Class Audio My guest this week is Matt Boudreau, who started as a drummer experiencing 6 figure record deals to eventually settling in behind the glass as […]

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January 26, 2021

Episode #354 – Producer/Engineer Mike Cave, MLC For Songwriters, And A LUFS Overview

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NEWS How the MLC will collect streaming royalties for songwriters, if you’re signed up An overview of LUFS and why it doesn’t matter much for music GUEST Producer, mixer and mastering engineer Mike Cave Find out about The Loft Mastering Mike Cave is a multi-Platinum award-winning record producer, mixer and mastering engineer. Over the course […]

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