Category Archives for "Podcast"

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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April 25, 2023

Episode 470 – A New Streaming Scam, Vacuum Tubes Made In The US, And Musician Doug Legacy

Musician Doug Legacy - episode 470

My guest this week is musician Doug Legacy, who’s  one of the founding members of the the Zydeco Party Band, which won an Emmy for being the house band for The Late Mr. Pete Show. The band also provide music for Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, and The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, and Sean Hayes. Doug has also worked as […]

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April 18, 2023

Episode 469 – Ritch Esra And Eric Knight of MUBU TV, Metaverse Needs Horsepower, And Marshall Amps Sold

Ritch Esra and Eric Knight of MUBU TV

My guests this week are Ritch Esra and Eric Knight of Music Business Television. MUBU TV takes music business education out of the classroom using interviews with music heavyweights to help artists empower their careers. Ritch is a former A&R executive at Arista and co-founder of the Music Business Registry, the music industries leading contact […]

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April 11, 2023

Episode 468 – AI Music Expert Dr. Martin Clancy, How A TikTok Ban Might Change The Charts, And The Most Influential Keyboard

AI music expert Dr. Martin Clancy

My guest this week is Dr. Martin Clancy, who’s a musician, academic, and events producer focusing on AI ethics.  Martin completed his PhD on AI’s financial and ethical implications in 2021 at Trinity College Dublin, and is the editor of Artificial Intelligence and The Music Ecosystem, a new book on trans-disciplinary AI ethics and human […]

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March 21, 2023

Podcast 465 – Songwriter Consultant Mitchell Dyer, AM/FM Radio Changing, And Subwoofer Setup

Mitchell Dyer

My guest this week is the On-Demand songwriter and mastering engineer Mitchell Dyer, who’s on a mission to help other songwriters eliminate their mental blocks and turn their songwriting struggles into a revenue-generating career.  With nearly two decades of songwriting and mastering experience, thousands of artists songs reviewed, and hundreds of songs personally recorded, Mitch […]

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March 7, 2023

Episode 463 – TrackStage Founders, Tidal New Royalties Canned, And The Importance Of Studio Furniture

TrackStage app

My guests this week are Robina Ritchie-Barker and Scott Barker, who’s TrackStage sync music management app is taking the sync world by storm. TrackStage not only helps you get your songs and cut-downs get organized in one place, but it helps you keep track of contracts, split sheets, licenses, reversion dates, pitches and deadlines. Plus […]

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February 28, 2023

Episode 462 – Ken Scott Part 2, TikTok Limits Label Music, And Guitar Center In Financial Trouble Again

Ken Scott Part 2

My guest this week again is legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott, who was one of the five engineers for The Beatles, producer/engineer for four of the most revered David Bowie albums, and engineered or produced seminal albums for Elton John, Supertramp, Duran Duran, America, Missing Persons and many more. Ken was also instrumental in giving the sound […]

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February 14, 2023

Episode 460 – Industry Advisor Kelli Richards, Our 32 Hour Day, And Disinfecting Microphones

Music and tech industry advisor Kelli Richards

My guest this week is Kelli Richards, who’s been a trusted Advisor to legendary musicians, tech executives, leaders and innovators. During her 25 years as a consultant she’s worked with artists like Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Prince, Michael Jackson and even Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs. While she was still in high school, […]

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February 7, 2023

Episode 459 – Van Halen Author Steve Rosen, Cassettes Making A Comeback, And A New Manufacturing Home For Audio Gear

Steve Rosen - Tonechaser Edward Van Halen book

My guest this week is Steve Rosen, who’s an esteemed rock journalist who’s written for Guitar World, Guitar Player, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Classic Rock, among others, as well as books on Jeff Beck, Free/Bad Company, Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen, and Prince. His latest book is titled Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van […]

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January 31, 2023

Episode 458 – Legal Music Piracy, Google AI Music Creation, And Music Business Author Emily White

Music Business Author Emily White

My guest this week is Emily White, who’s a partner in the talent management company Collective Entertainment and the Founder of #iVoted Festival. She’s also the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams and hosts the book’s accompanying podcast of the same name, which […]

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