April 14, 2020

Episode #313 – Creativity And Age, AI In The Studio, And MIDI 2.0 With Brett Porter

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Brett Porter is one of the lead engineers in the development of the MIDI 2.0 spec. Brett has a big background in electronic music, but he’s also developed software products for the pro audio, broadcast, and musical instrument industries as part of the Art+Logic development team. Musicians have been connecting electronic music gear together using […]

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March 24, 2020

Episode #310 – Downturn In Streaming Numbers, Smart Monitor Future, And NinjaTune/Coldcut Co-Founder Matt Black

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This week’s guest is Matt Black who’s the co-founder of the leading indie record label Ninja Tune and electronic music pioneer duo Coldcut. Coldcut has remixed and created productions for the likes of James Brown, Queen Latifah, Eurythmics, INXS, Blondie, and many others, while Ninja Tune has been visionary with it’s selection of artists emphasizing […]

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March 17, 2020

Episode #309 – Imposed Downtime, M.I. Trade Wars, And Artist Branding With Laura Bull

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This week’s guest is Laura Bull, who spent ten years with Sony Music Entertainment where she became one of the company’s youngest executives at the age of twenty-eight. During her tenure, she spearheaded development and marketing for globally recognized artists including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Johnny Cash among hundreds of other artists from Arista, […]

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February 25, 2020

Episode #306 – Spotify Accounts Hack, Music Gear And Tech, And Post Engineer Leslie Gaston-Bird

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My guest on this episode is Leslie Gaston-Bird, who is a post-production engineer, governor-at-large for the Audio Engineering Society, and a former Associate Professor of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver. Leslie’s first gig was at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. where she worked on shows like “Morning Edition.” “All Things […]

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February 18, 2020

Episode #305 – The Health Of Major Streaming Services, 6 F’s Of Taking A Gig, And Drummer Daniel Glass

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This week’s guest is drummer Daniel Glass, who has worked with a wide variety of artists that range from Brian Setzer to Bette Midler, to the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, to KISS front man Gene Simmons.  Daniel has been voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer and DRUM […]

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February 11, 2020

Episode #304 – Submission To Playlists, Reasons Behind USB-C, And Producer John Boylan

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Legendary producer John Boylan started in the business as a member of the burgeoning folk scene in the Village in New York City that set the tone for the explosion in the music business to unimagined heights.  John has a long list of stellar production credits that include Rick Nelson, the Association, Linda Ronstadt, Boston, Charlie […]

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January 28, 2020

Episode #302 – Extra Tracks Strategy, USC Diversity Study, And Groove U Founder Dwight Heckelman

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After working at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Dwight Heckelman felt that music higher education needed to be held to a higher standard and would be a lot better if it were apprenticeship-based and relationship-driven.  He called on his experience as a graduate of Belmont University, at major and independent record labels, recording studios, […]

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