November 7, 2023

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

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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

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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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September 26, 2023

Episode 492 – Musik Hack’s Sam Fischmann, RIAA Mid-Year Report, And Moog Music Layoffs

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My guest today is composer / plug-in developer Sam Fischmann from the plugin company Musik Hack. Musik Hack is the brainchild of both Sam and Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Stan Greene. Their first product is the innovative mastering plugin Master Plan. Sam is a seasoned software developer whose portfolio spans audio/DSP, Web development, and embedded systems. He’s […]

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September 19, 2023

Episode 491 – Kits Ai Founders, Playlist Culture Changing Songwriting, And The Cost Of Analog Recording

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My guests today are Evan Dhillon and James Paston, two of the founders of the Ai voice cloning service Kits Ai. The company has launched tools for artists to safely create, license, and share their own voice models, opening new opportunities for fan engagement and monetization. Kits Ai has amassed over 100,000 users since launching, […]

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September 12, 2023

Episode 490 – Session Guitarist Andrew Synowiec, No Grammy For An Ai Blockbuster, And Your Questions Answered

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My guest today is Los Angeles session guitarist Andrew Synowiec, ,who has recorded for or performed with artists ranging from music industry icons The Who and Alanis Morissette to contemporary trailblazers like Lil Nas X and Meghan Trainor. Other recent collaboration credits include Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Michael Bublé, Elton John, Seal, 98 Degrees, Josh […]

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September 5, 2023

Episode 489 – Vinyl Pressing Expert Dustin Blocker, Music Videos Losing Importance, And Gibson Finds Its Lost Archives

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My guest today is vinyl pressing expert Dustin Blocker, who founded Hand Drawn Records in 2011 and Hand Drawn vinyl pressing in 2014. He’s also been named the first president of the Vinyl Record Manufacturing Association, which is comprised of more than 30 companies from every level of vinyl production, including record labels, mastering, lacquer […]

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August 29, 2023

Episode 488 – Field Audio Producer Bill McQuay, BMI May Be Acquired, And Music Gear Glut

Bill McQuay - Episode 488

My guest today is Bill McQuay, who’s an  independent audio producer, NPR contributor, National Geographic Explorer and founder of Eco Location Sound. Before starting Eco Location Sound, Bill was Supervising Audio Engineer for the Library of Natural Sound at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an audio producer for the Lab’s Multi-media group. Prior to joining […]

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August 22, 2023

Episode 487 – Holistic Artist Coach Wendy Parr, Ai Copyright, And Wireless Studio Monitors

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My guest today is holistic artist coach Wendy Parr, who’s personal and professional experiences led her to become a coach that helps artists lose perfectionism, overcome resistances, follow their inner vision, and curate a life and career they love. With over 20 years coaching top music artists like Melanie Martinez, Sara Bareilles, Marc Bassy, and […]

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