August 10, 2021

Podcast #381 – Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota, Fake Instagram Followers, And Changes At Sweetwater

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NEWS Big stars that have huge fake Instagram and Twitter followings Will the big change at Sweetwater affect the way they do business? GUEST Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota My guest this week is the CEO of Merlin, Jeremy Sirota. Merlin is a digital rights partner for independent labels and distributors all over the world. It’s powerful […]

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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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NEWS 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 GUEST 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 […]

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July 27, 2021

Podcast #379 – TikTok Influences Streaming, Scientific Reason For Drumming, And Engineer Barry Rudolph

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NEWS How TikTok influences streaming numbers The scientific reason behind why people love drumming GUEST Engineer and tech writer Barry Rudolph Barry Rudolph has probably done more magazine gear reviews that anyone on the planet by a factor of 10. As an engineer, Barry’s worked on 15 gold or platinum records by artists like Lynyrd […]

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July 20, 2021

Podcast #378 – Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, Latest Streaming Numbers, And A New Sound Isolation Tool

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NEWS The latest streaming numbers tells us a lot about the current music business A new simple and cheap sound isolation tool may make a big difference in all kinds of construction GUEST Keyboardist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber Grammy Award-nominated keyboardist, composer, and record producer Jeff Lorber has released more than 25 albums during […]

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July 13, 2021

Podcast #377 – Immersion Networks Execs, Unseen Streaming Trends, And The Return Of The Rhodes

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NEWS A look at the best-selling streaming songwriters shows some interesting and unseen trends The Rhodes electric piano may be back in production soon GUESTS President and founder Paul Hubert, COO Jim Rondinelli, and chief scientist JJ Johnston from the 3D mixing platform Immersion Networks Guests this week include President and founder Paul Hubert, COO […]

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July 6, 2021

Podcast #376 – Musician/Engineer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti, Buying Instagram Followers, And Single Chord Progression Songs

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NEWS You can easily buy Instagram followers but is it wise? Single chord progression songs have been around longer than rap, hip hop and EDM GUEST Musician, composer, sound engineer, sound designer and producer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti Musician, composer, sound engineer, sound designer and producer Jurij Gianluca Ricotti has worked with a wide range of […]

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June 29, 2021

Podcast #375 – Singer/Songwriter John Hall, Road Crew Vaccinations, And Gear Manufacturers Pandemic Profit

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NEWS Tours are having a tough time finding road crews that are vaccinated Manufacturers like Avid are having great years despite the pandemic GUEST Singer, songwriter, politician, environmentalist and community activist John Hall Singer, songwriter, politician, environmentalist and community activist John Hall is one of the founders of the group Orleans and a co-writer of […]

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June 22, 2021

Podcast #374 – Keyboardist Bob Luna, The Creator Economy, And Why Songs Are Simpler

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NEWS The creator economy has created a lot of competition The reason why songs are getting simpler GUEST Keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna Keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, Reba McEntire and many more.  Bob has also created music […]

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June 8, 2021

Podcast #372 – Producer/Educator Mark Rubel, YouTube’s Massive Royalty Payout, And Microtime Audio

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NEWS YouTube payed a massive amount of royalty’s to the music industry over the last 12 months Is microtime audio the next audio horizon? GUEST Producer / engineer / educator Mark Rubel Mark Rubel has produced thousands of recordings from his Pogo Studio for clients like Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts, Fall Out Boy, Ludacris, Adrian […]

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June 1, 2021

Podcast #371 – PR Maven Ariel Hyatt, Film Score Trends, And Guitar Environmental Issues

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NEWS The latest trends in film scores is good news for indie artists Environmental issues and guitar tonewoods GUEST Music PR maven Ariel Hyatt Music PR maven Ariel Hyatt’s CyberPR agency just celebrated 25 years in business. Ariel and her company specialize in digital media campaigns for the music industry. She has spoken in 12 […]

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May 18, 2021

Podcast #369 – Terry Manning Part 2, TikTok Blowing Up With Gen-Z, And What Makes Music Universal

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NEWS TikTok blowing up with Gen-Z What makes music so universal? GUEST Producer/engineer/photographer Terry Manning – Part 2 My guest on the podcast this week is part 2 with the legendary Terry Manning, who’s had successful careers as a record producer, audio engineer, photographer, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. Over his career, Terry has worked on […]

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May 11, 2021

Podcast #368 – Producer/Engineer Terry Manning, Hit Trends On The Billboard 100, And The Best Song Tempo To Study To

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NEWS Trends in the hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart The best song tempo to study to GUEST Producer/engineer/photographer Terry Manning – Part 1 Terry Manning has had successful careers as a  photographer, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, audio engineer, and visual artist. Over his career, Terry has worked with Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, […]

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May 4, 2021

Podcast #367 – Music Licensing Expert Michael Elsner, Singles That Won’t Die, And Focusrite Acquires Sequential Circuits

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NEWS The new trend of making different versions of the same song Focurite Group acquires legendary synth manufacture Sequential Circuits GUEST Composer and music licensing expert Michael Elsner Master Music Licensing Michael Elsner started playing sessions for a multitude of television, album and film projects, which eventually led to his own music appearing on TV […]

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