June 13, 2023

Episode 477 – Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Part 1, Takedown Lawsuits, And Audio Company Turmoil

Eric Boulanger 477

My guest on this episode is Eric Boulanger, who’s the founder of The Bakery mastering studio as well as a professional studio violinist.  A protege of legendary mastering engineer Doug Sax, Eric has mastered GRAMMY-winning or nominated projects for Green Day, Hozier, Selena Gomez, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, The Plain White T’s, Chris […]

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Episode 475 – Engineer Ryan Schwabe, Labels Becoming Outdated, And Avid Up For Sale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