Category Archives for "Podcast"

February 6, 2024

Wayne Kramer – In Memoriam Replay

Wayne Kramer In Memoriam Replay

This week’s episode is dedicated to the memory of legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and film and television composer Wayne Kramer, who passed away recently.  Wayne was far more influential than many realize as his band MC5 basically invented punk rock a full decade before it even emerged as a genre. The band and its […]

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January 23, 2024

Episode 505 – SymphonyOS CEO Megh Vakharia, Best Months To Release Music, And How Much Producers Make

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My guest this week is a partner at Integral Studios and CEO of SymphonyOS, Megh Vakharia. Since 2016, he’s spearheaded product and data strategy as CTO of Integral Studio, one of the music industry’s leading marketing agencies. At Integral, Megh has worked with every major label and alongside artists of all sizes, from independent creators to […]

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January 16, 2024

Episode 504 – Killphonic CEO Caleb Shreve, An Internet Minute, And Who Invented The Microphone

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My guest this week the founder and CEO of Killphonic Rights, Caleb Shreve.  Caleb began professional career in 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York. As part of the Sony Music Special Projects team, he began working alongside artists such as Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin, Destiny’s Child and Marc Anthony.  In early 2003, Caleb […]

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December 26, 2023

Episode 501 – 2023 Year In Music Business And Audio Production Review

2023 Year End Review - 501

It’s been an eventful year in the music industry and that’s what we’ll review in the latest episode of my Inner Circle Podcast. We’ll look at: Listen to it at, or on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Mixcloud, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, TunIn Radio, and RadioPublic. I hope you’ve had a great 2023 and I look forward to us both having a […]

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December 12, 2023

Episode 499 – Award-Winning Mixer Biz Morris, Ticketing Reform, And Rode Buys Mackie

Biz Morris episode 499

My guest today is Biz Morris, a multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer with credits like Lecrae, Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin, PJ Morton, and Andy Mineo. For the last decade, Biz has represented independent Atlanta hip-hop label Reach Records as a Vice President and Head of Studio Operations. Biz started recording when he was 14 […]

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December 5, 2023

Episode 498 – Talkboxer Bosco Kante, Making Millions From Spotify, And New Computers Not As Powerful As You Think

Talkboxer Bosco Kante on Episode 498

My guest today is Bosco Kante who’s a Grammy award-winning artist, producer, creator of the world’s first Tubeless talk box, and co-founder of ElectroSpit. Bosco has performed on albums by Kanye West and Dua Lipa and wrote the theme to the show “In Living Color.” You’ve heard the sound of a talkbox before on hits […]

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November 18, 2023

Episode 497 – Sound Designer Scott Gershin, YouTube Copyright Strikes, And Ai Noise-Canceling Headphones

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My guest today is award-winning sound supervisor, sound designer, and mixer Scott Gershin, who’s audio work has enhanced a variety of different visual mediums in film, broadcast, streaming and games. Some of Scott’s vast credits include major films like Pacific Rim, Hellboy 2, Chronicles of Riddick, Team America: World Police, Shrek, Star Trek, and American Beauty, and best-selling games like the Gears […]

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November 7, 2023

Episode 495 – Manager Nichole Barsalona, Copyright Claims, And Guitar Center Executive Shuffle

Nichole Barsalona - Episode 495

My guest today is Nichole Barsalona, who’s the director of Everyday Rebellion Entertainment artist management and the president of the non-profit Women In Music organization.  Nichole grew up around music as her father Frank was a pioneering agent later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His clients included The Who, Led Zeppelin, […]

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October 31, 2023

Episode 494 – Singer/Songwriter Drew Ryder Smith, Radio Airplay Royalties, And The Las Vegas Sphere Sound System

Drew Ryder Smith - Episode 494

My guest today is country music singer and award winning professional songwriter Drew Ryder Smith, who’s also the owner of Gray Sound Recording in Nashville and Charlotte NC, working as a producer and senior mixing engineer.  Drew is also the author of The Before You Record Course, which prepares new artists for their first recording […]

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