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August 3, 2021

Podcast #380 – Engineer Benny Faccone, Making $50k Per Year On Spotify, And Mixing For Mastering

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  • More than 13,000 make $50k or more on Spotify, but that’s not the bad news
  • Answering questions about master mix levels for mastering


  • Some good stories from 18 time Grammy winning engineer Benny Faccone

18 time Grammy-winning engineer Benny Faccone started working at the famous A&M Studios back in 1980 where he worked on records by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Supertramp, Michael Jackson and many more.

After Benny went free-lance, he quickly became the go-to engineer for Latin stars like Mana, Jose Jose, Luis Miguel, Ricky Martin, Santana, among many others.

Benny is used to working in the best studios in the world, but has been working in his own custom room in different locations since 2006. He recently decided to build a first-class room in his garage and describes how it wasn’t as difficult as he expected. Yes, he’s still an analog guy and mixes on a console.

During the interview, we spoke about how to build a great sounding room cheaply, template mixing in analog, the sound of vintage reverbs, and some really good stories.

On the intro I’ll take a look at the people that make $50k per year on Spotify, and how to think about mix levels before sending to mastering.

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