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

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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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July 25, 2023

Episode 483 – Manager Zack Zarrillo, Concert Tix Ripoff, And Spotify/YouTube Raising Prices

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My guest on this episode is artist manager Zack Zarrillo. Zack is co-founder of Alternate Side, a full-service music company that represents over 30 artists in the alternative/rock/pop/electronic/metal genres. He also co-founded Bad Timing Records, and he began writing his popular music blog “PropertyOfZack” when he was just 16 years old. The blog became a go-to […]

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July 18, 2023

Episode 482 – Engineer Pete Min, Threads vs. Twitter, And Music Retail In Trouble Again

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My guest on this episode is engineer, producer and avid gear collector Pete Min. Pete is owner of Lucy’s Meat Market studio, and Colorfield Records, a label where he collaborates with some of LA’s best musicians to create one-off LPs made entirely within his studio. Pete’s worked with major artists, including Feist, Diana Ross, Strokes, […]

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July 11, 2023

Episode 481 – Lickd CEO Paul Sampson, Spotify DIY Successes Shrink, And Guitar Collectible Prices Soar

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My guest on this episode is Paul Sampson, who’s the founder and CEO of the music licensing service for creators, Lickd. Paul started in the entertainment business working for a small television production company, where he encountered difficulties licensing music multiple times, which made him want to understand the nuances and problems of music licensing […]

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July 4, 2023

Episode 480 – Music Tech Consultant Vickie Nauman, Caremakers Ditch Radio, And Tidal Finally Lossless

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My guest on this episode is Vickie Nauman, who’s expertise crosses between music and technology, finance, gaming, and the digital business economy. Vickie’s built one of the first DMCA-compliant services at taste-making station KEXP in Seattle, developed music tech work experience in licensing at MusicNet, which was one of the first legal digital services, ran […]

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June 27, 2023

Episode 479 – Artist Collective CEO Evan Price, Song Placement Power, And Record In Iceland

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My guest on this episode is Evan Price, who’s an artist manager, educator, branding specialist and CEO of Artist Collective. At age 14, Evan started his first promotion company, and eventually went on to managing rappers and 9-piece bands in Chicago. He launched Artist Collective out of the dorm room of Columbia College Chicago while […]

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June 20, 2023

Episode 478 – Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Part 2, The 6 Figure AI Album, And Cakewalk Sonar Reintroduced

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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 a variety of popular and legendary artists. Not only that, he’s a studio violinist with performances and […]

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June 13, 2023

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

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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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