Episode 443 – Keyboardist Chuck Kentis, Spotify’s New Platinum Tier, And Overlooked Mastering Skills
My guest this week is Chuck Kentis, who has worked as a touring and session player with artists like Nona Hendryx, Julian Lennon, Power Station, John Waite, Richard Marx, Paul Young, ABC, and Micheal Bolton. He has also been a collaborator and musical director for Rod Stewart for over 30 years.
Chuck has composed for many music production companies such as Killer Tracks, Mega Trax, Extreme Music and others and his music can also be heard in many commercials, promos for Showtime, television movies, and documentaries.
During the interview we spoke about playing sessions in New York City, getting the gig with Rod, writing production and game music, cutting basics with a band, Eurorack synthesis, and much more.
I spoke with Chuck via zoom from his studio in Los Angeles.
On the intro I’ll take a look at Spotify’s reported new tier, and some of the overlooked aspects of mastering.