Monthly Archives: May 2023

May 30, 2023

Episode 475 – Engineer Ryan Schwabe, Labels Becoming Outdated, And Avid Up For Sale

Ryan Schwabe 475

My guest this week is Ryan Schwabe who’s a two-time Grammy nominated, platinum certified mixing and mastering engineer. In 2020, he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Baauer’s “Planet’s Mad,” and in 2023 he was nominated for Best Sound Engineered Album, Non-Classical for mixing and mastering Baynk’s “Adolescence.”  Ryan is a […]

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May 16, 2023

Episode 473 – NPR Music Tech Director Josh Rogosin, Label Covert Spotify Accounts, And Bacteria Play Drums

NPR music technical director and Tiny Desk Concerts engineer Josh Rogosin

My guest this week is Josh Rogosin, who stumbled into NPR headquarters in 1999 on his way to mixing shows at The Shakespeare Theatre in downtown DC. Since then, he has been at the controls for all of NPR’s flagship newsmagazines and gathered sound in far flung places like Togo, Cambodia and Greece for the Radio Expeditions series.  Josh […]

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May 9, 2023

Episode 472 – Talent Manager Temima Shames, Distributors Stop AI-Generated Songs, And Genre Vocal Levels

Temima Shames Episode 472

My guest this week is Temima Shames, who’s the CEO of Next Step Talent, a full service talent management and digital brand agency that’s home to more than 20 music artists, influencers and actors. While in college, Temema worked for Atlantic Records, and Visionary Music Group before jumping into her own management company. Since then […]

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May 2, 2023

Episode 471 – Game Composer Dren McDonald, 5 Things About The Musician’s Brain, And An AI Music Primer

Dren McDonald episode #471

My guest this week is composer and producer Dren McDonald who has done everything from experimental indie rock to video game music to string quartet chamber music to film and VR animation soundtracks. He has worked with game studios and publishers such as Valve Corporation, Ubisoft, Glu Mobile, DeNA/Hasbro, Romero Games, Zynga, Tapulous, and others, […]

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