July 28, 2020

Episode #328 – Gen-Z Influencing Listening, The 5 Mix Elements, And Composer David O

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NEWS Gen-Z’s taste in music is different and it’s influencing other generationsThe 5 Mix Element Rule GUEST Musical theater composer/arranger and musical director David O David O’s work as a composer is enhanced by his unique skills as a multi-faceted music-theatre artist, pianist, conductor, arranger, vocal coach, and sometimes actor. He has received numerous awards and […]

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July 14, 2020

Episode #326 – Nielsen Mid-Year Music Report, Korg And Roland Get Fined, And Sweetwater’s Chuck Surack

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NEWS Nielsen’s mid-year recorded music report has some interesting data pointsKorg and Roland get big fines in the UK GUEST Sweetwater Sound’s founder and CEO Chuck Surack Chuck Surack supplemented his playing career as a sax and keyboard player with a makeshift recording studio in the back of a his Volkswagen bus. That mobile studio […]

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June 23, 2020

Episode #323 – Online Concerts, Things We Don’t Miss About Analog Studios, And Studio Designer John Brandt

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NEWS Yes, online concerts can pay off big-timeThe reasons why we don’t miss the studios of old GUEST Studio designer John Brandt John Brandt has owned studios and built custom audio equipment in both the UK and Nashville before delving deeper into the world of studio design.  John’s company JHBrandt Acoustic Designs now provides design […]

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June 16, 2020

Episode #322 – New Grammy Rule Book, Orchestra Social Distancing, And Producer Kyle Hunter

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NEWS The Recording Academy has released a new rule book for the GrammysOrchestras try to make a comeback after COVID GUEST Producer Kyle HunterFind out more at RhythmCouture.com Kyle Hunter started producing music for artists, but soon learned about the world of sync licensing and custom music. He also co-founded RhythmCouture, which now counts Forever […]

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June 9, 2020

Episode #321 – TikTok And Kids, Mic Custom Shop, Gibson Sells Stanton, And Mixer/Producer David Cole

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NEWS Kids are watching TikTok almost as much as YouTubeTelefunken has opened a mic custom shopGibson sells iconic manufacturer Stanton to InMusic GUEST Mixer and producer David Cole – find out more at themixguy.com David Cole started his career as a staff engineer at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood, learned the lost art of […]

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June 2, 2020

Episode #320 – Charts Vs. Listeners, Studios Reopening, And CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner

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NEWS Why the charts and what people actually listen to don’t always matchA look at the Recording Academy P&E Wing recommendations for reopening studios. GUEST CD Baby VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner My guest on the podcast this week is Kevin Breuner, who’s the SVP of Marketing for CD Baby, the host of their DIY Musician Podcast, and […]

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May 19, 2020

Episode #318 – First Socially-Distanced Concert, Slick Quarantine Band Videos, And Zack O’Malley Greenburg

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Zack O’Malley Greenburg is a senior editor of media & entertainment at Forbes and author of four excellent music oriented business books. His latest, A-List Angels, is how a band of actors, artists and athletes cashed in on the latest tech boom and changed the face of Silicon Valley. His previous books include 3 Kings, […]

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May 12, 2020

Episode #317 – Demystifying Streaming Royalties, Inside Gear Reviews, And Agent Jack Forman

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Jack Forman is a senior vice-president at BiCoastal Productions, the New York City-based concerts and theatrical booking agency.  Originally spearheading the agency’s coverage of the Western United States, Jack now oversees the core agency staff and global touring strategy. Jack provides an agent’s perspective of working with an artist, as well as recommendations for touring […]

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April 21, 2020

Episode #314 – 5 Ways To Make Money On YouTube, Recordings In The National Registry, And Wellness Coach Katie Zaccardi

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My guest today is Katie Zaccardi who’s a songwriter, artist, music industry professional, and certified yoga instructor. Through her work in both music and wellness along with her own experience with a generalized anxiety disorder, Katie discovered the urgent need for conversation surrounding mental health and self care within the music industry. Through her Out […]

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