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Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

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Episode #390 – Sessionwire’s Robin Leboe, Making A Living Through Streaming, And Recording Hits On An iPhone

October 12th, 2021

45:53

NEWS

What it takes to make a living through streaming

Recording hits on an iPhone

GUEST

Founder and CEO of the collaboration platform Sessionwire, Robin …

Podcast #389 – Flavorlab Founders, NFT Legal Issues, And Fully Deductible Production Costs

October 5th, 2021

41:34

NEWS

NFTs are the hot new thing, but you have to be aware of these legal issues
A new bill will make music production costs deductible

GUESTS

Erik Blicker and Glann Schloss, founders of Flavorlab 

My guests this week are …

Podcast #388 – Saxophonist Jamie Anderson, Music Acts Like A Virus, And The End Of The Hackentosh

September 28th, 2021

47:57

NEWS

New data shows that music spreads just like an infectious disease

With Apple release their own processors, the end of the Hackentosh is near

GUEST

Podcast #387 – Byta CEO Marc Brown, YouTube’s Recommendation Engine, And The Music Museum No One Knows About

September 21st, 2021

37:34

NEWS

An overview of how YouTube's video recommendation works
The warehouse storing the history of analog electronic music no one knows about

GUEST

Byta.com founder and CEO Marc Brown
Also check out HowWeListen.org

My guest …

Podcast #386: Producer Kris Bradley, Your Streaming Digital Dollar, And Winter NAMM Postponed

September 14th, 2021

39:42

NEWS

Canadian study shows how the digital streaming dollar is split
Winter NAMM 2022 is postponed to June

GUEST

Songwriter / Producer Kris Bradley
Find …

Podcast #385: Engineer Mark Linett Talks Remote Audio, Amazon Live Streaming, And DSP In Loudspeakers

September 7th, 2021

37:52

Inside The M&B Remote Audio Truck

NEWS

Amazon is getting into live programming

How loudspeaker DSP has changed the audio world

GUEST

3 time Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett
Find out more about Mark and the Horizon …

Podcast #384: All About Trailer Music From Ghostwriter Music, Increased TikTok Video Length, And Web MIDI

August 31st, 2021

32:19

NEWS

TikTok is testing increased video lengths to compete with YouTube
Using MID from your browser with Web MIDI

GUESTS

Chris Bragg and Travis Michaud from trailer music company Ghostwriter Music

Ghostwriter is the go-to …

Podcast #383 – Drummer Matt Sorum, Streaming Marketshare, And Oberheim Gets His Trademark Back

August 24th, 2021

47:03

NEWS

More people are streaming music than you might have thought
The legendary synth developer Tom Oberheim gets his worldwide trademark back and will …

Podcast #382 – BeatConnect Execs, Most Influential Artists, And Another “Stolen Feel” Copyright Lawsuit

August 17th, 2021

40:32

NEWS

The most influential artists and how much they make from streaming
The latest "Stolen Feel" lawsuit that could turn music on its head

GUESTS

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

August 10th, 2021

36:13

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 …

Podcast #380 – Engineer Benny Faccone, Making $50k Per Year On Spotify, And Mixing For Mastering

August 3rd, 2021

40:41

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 …

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

July 27th, 2021

38:09

NEWS

How TikTok influences streaming numbers
The scientific reason behind why people love drumming

GUEST

Engineer and tech writer Barry Rudolph

Barry …

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

July 20th, 2021

38:41

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 …

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

July 13th, 2021

44:38

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

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

July 6th, 2021

39:16

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

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

June 29th, 2021

38:38

NEWS

Tours are having a tough time finding road crews that are vaccinated
Manufacturers like Avid are having great years despite the pandemic

GUEST

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

June 22nd, 2021

42:20

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 …

Podcast #373 – Mixer Nacho Molino, Music’s Short Shelf Life, And Mixing On Headphones

June 15th, 2021

40:05

NEWS

Hit records have a shorter and shorter shelf life
The problems with mixing on headphones and possible solutions

GUEST

Mixer Nacho Molino

5 time …

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

June 8th, 2021

56:01

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 …

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

June 1st, 2021

36:41

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 …

Podcast #370 – German Copyright Uproar, Audio Mags Merge, And Production Manager Tim McKenna

May 25th, 2021

40:40

NEWS

German copyright is changing and artists hate that TikTok won't be paying
Pro Sound News and Mix Magazine are merging

GUEST

Production manager for Boston House of Blues and the Xfinity Center Tim McKenna

My guest this …

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

May 18th, 2021

47:29

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 …

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

May 11th, 2021

38:28

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 …

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

May 4th, 2021

40:21

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 …

Podcast #366 – Producer Brian Malouf, The 10 Most Expensive Albums, And Music Industry Drowning In Data

April 27th, 2021

48:12

NEWS

The music industry is drowning in data and it's getting worse
The 10 most expensive albums ever made

GUEST

Producer/engineer and mixer Brian Malouf

Podcast #365 – Producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson, Streaming Recommendations, And The World’s Quietest Room

April 20th, 2021

38:09

NEWS

Streaming music recommendations may be poor depending on the music genre
The world's quietest room is not where you expect it

GUEST

Music producer Richard "Younglord" Frierson

My guest this week is Richard “Younglord” …

Podcast #364 – Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt, Latest Social Trends, And Cleaning Microphones

April 13th, 2021

32:58

NEWS

The latest trends in social media according to Pew Research
Shure recommendations for cleaning microphones

GUEST

Meddling CEO Travis Rosenblatt

Travis Rosenblatt used his experience in A&R for Warner Bros and 300 …

Podcast #363 – Guitarist Jennifer Batten, Payola For Streaming, And Supercharged Hard Drives

April 6th, 2021

40:50

NEWS

Is reduced royalty rates for playlist placements actually payola?
New technologies for super-large hard drive capacity

GUEST

Guitarist Jennifer …

Podcast #362 – Mastering Engineer Scott Hull, Current Streaming Rates, And Why Bands Are Disappearing

April 1st, 2021

45:52

NEWS

The latest on streaming royalty rates from various services
A look at why bands are disappearing

GUEST

Mastering engineer Scott Hull

Scott Hull …

Podcast #361 – Livestream Sales, Native Instruments/iZotope Merger, and Audionamix Ellie McNeil

March 16th, 2021

32:13

NEWS

Last year's livestreaming sales numbers were surprising
Native Instruments and iZotope merge

GUEST

Audionamix general manager Ellie McNeil

Ellie McNeil is the general manager of the audio software company Audionamix, a …

Episode #360 – Viberate Co-Founder Vasja Veber, Best Social Networks, And Behringer Oberheim Trademark War

March 9th, 2021

41:43

NEWS

The 8 best social networks to promote your music
Behringer loses trademark battle over Oberheim

GUEST

Viberate co-founder Vasja Veber

Vasja Veber co-founded Viberate, a platform that gives artists important analytics …

Episode #359 – Music Attorney Kamal Moo, The UK Opens Up Live Music, And Most Hated Rock Bands

March 2nd, 2021

35:08

NEWS

The UK's roadmap for opening up live music

The most hated rock bands of all time

GUEST

Music attorney Kamal Moo
Check out his book The Straightforward Guide To The Music Biz

Music attorney Kamal Moo has represented …

Episode #358 – Composer/Mixer Lars Deutsch, MLC Collects Unclaimed Funds, And Random, Probable And Generative Music

February 23rd, 2021

39:27

NEWS

MLC collects almost $500 million in unclaimed funds
Random, probable and generative music

GUEST

Composer-mixer Lars Deutsch

Two time Emmy winner Lars …

Episode #357 – Rupert Neve Passes, Labels De-emphasize Radio Promo, And Producer David Franz

February 16th, 2021

52:31

NEWS

The audio legend Rupert Neve passes away
Record labels de-emphasizing radio promo as music consumption drops

GUEST

Producer/multi-instrumentalist …

Episode #356 – Console Designer John Oram, Wallpaper Speakers, And SoundCloud Direct Pay

February 9th, 2021

59:10

NEWS

SoundCloud may pay institute artist-centric royalties
Immersive audio easy with wallpaper speakers

GUEST

Console designer and "father of British EQ" …

Episode #355 – Spotify Is Big Brother, Native Instruments Acquired, And Engineer/Podcaster Matt Boudreau

February 2nd, 2021

52:24

NEWS

Spotify's latest patents have it listening to you to suggest music
Native Instruments the latest MI company to be acquired

GUEST

Engineer/podcast Matt Boudreau
Listen to Working Class Audio

My guest this week is Matt …

Episode #354 – Producer/Engineer Mike Cave, MLC For Songwriters, And A LUFS Overview

January 26th, 2021

44:54

NEWS

How the MLC will collect streaming royalties for songwriters, if you're signed up
An overview of LUFS and why it doesn't matter much for music

GUEST

Episode #353: Elton John Guitarist Davey Johnstone

January 19th, 2021

51:45

SONY DSC

NEWS

Our musical attention span is getting short and what will happen by 2030Taylor Guitars gives the company to its employees

GUEST

Elton John guitar player and musical director Davey Johnstone

Davey Johnstone has …

Episode #352 – Alexandra Bartles And Rick Snoman Of Pro Audio Ears

January 12th, 2021

39:52

My guests this week are Alexandra Bartles and Rick Snoman of Pro Audio Ears and Altar Recording Studios, the world’s first boutique recording studio dedicated to Electronic Dance Music. 

Alex is a practicing …

Episode #351 – Rating Your Musical Taste, Interactive Sheet Music, And Drummer Matt Starr

January 5th, 2021

41:13

My guest this week is drummer Matt Starr, who's worked with Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, Mr. Big and many others both recording and touring .

Matt …

Episode #350 – Annual Music Industry Predictions For 2021

December 29th, 2020

17:46

No guest this week, but you'll find plenty to listen to as I give my top predictions for what will happen next year in the music industry. We'll look at a wide variety of topics including:

How music venues adapt to the …

Episode #349 – 2020 Annual Year End Review

December 22nd, 2020

26:07

No guest on the podcast this week, but I will be taking my annual look back at how the music world changed in 2020.

Even though the pandemic dominated the headlines, there was so much more that happened in the past year. …

Episode #348 – Producer Mark Plati Part 2, Three Types Of Media, And Top 10 Audio Hardware Pieces

December 15th, 2020

53:11

NEWS

The 3 types of media every artist should knowTop 10 Audio Hardware pieces from this year by GearNews

GUEST

Producer/Engineer Mark Plati - Part 2

Episode #347 – Super Hi-Fi CEO Zack Zalon, Apple Music Prices, Production Relief From Congress

December 8th, 2020

36:23

NEWS

A look at Apple Music prices around the world
Production relief from Congress with the HITS bill

GUEST

Super Hi-Fi CEO Zack Zalon

Zack Zalon started his music business career as the general manager of the legendary …

Episode #346 – Miles Copeland Part 2, AI A&R, and Deep Fake Vocals

December 1st, 2020

41:54

NEWS

Warner Music uses AI-driven A&R to sign more artists

Popular artist vocals and lyrics can now be deep faked

GUEST

The Police and Sting manager …

Episode #345 – Police Manager Miles Copeland – Part 1, YouTube Ads, And Thunderbolt 4

November 24th, 2020

39:01

NEWS

YouTube can now puts ads on all your videos whether you like it or not

Thunderbolt 4 is coming to a computer near you

GUEST

Police manager and IRS …

Episode #344 – Musician Robert Martin, Gamers Avoid Royalties, And Sound Without Speakers Or Headphones

November 17th, 2020

52:27

NEWS

Labels make Twitch crack down on music infringement

Immersive sound without speakers or headphones

GUEST

Musician, vocalist, and mixer Robert Martin

Robert Martin was a long-time member of Frank Zappa’s band, the …

Episode #343 – Engineer John Cuniberti, Drive-In Concert Audio, And Spotify’s New Discovery Mode Tool

November 10th, 2020

59:25

NEWS

Is Spotify's new Discovery Mode tool pay-to-play?
Drive-In Concert audio is actually pretty good

GUEST

Engineer John Cuniberti
Check out his OneMic …

Episode #342 – Mixer Billy Decker, Ripper Sites Coming Down, And Audio Chips About To Get Scarce

November 3rd, 2020

37:54

NEWS

The RIAA is going after 41 YouTube ripper sites

A fire at the AKM factory means audio chips are about to get scarce

GUEST

Nashville mixer Biller Decker

Check out his Template Mixing And Mastering book
You can also listen …

Episode #341 – World Maestro Colin O’Donohoe, Ice Cream Truck Music, And 100th Anniversary Of The Theremin

October 27th, 2020

42:42

NEWS

The company that monopolizes ice cream truck music
The 100th anniversary of the theremin

GUEST

World Maestro Colin O'Donohoe

Colin O’Donohoe has …

Episode #340 – Producer Gareth Jones, The Rise Of Fake Artists, And Mixing ITB Acceptance

October 20th, 2020

44:46

NEWS

The rise of fake artists in streaming

Even old analog engineers are now okay with mixing in-the-box

GUEST

Producer/engineer Gareth Jones

My guest …

Episode #339 – Studio Designer Carl Tatz, Reimagining The Album, And The Prophet 5 Reissued

October 13th, 2020

41:22

NEWS

The album is being reinvented for the streaming eraThe legendary Prophet 5 synthesizer is being reissued

GUEST

Studio designer and Phantom Focus developer Carl TatzHear more from Carl on Episode #17

Carl Tatz has gone …

Episode #338 – An Internet Minute, Recycled Plastics For Acoustics, And Producer Mark Plati

October 6th, 2020

37:46

NEWS

A look at what happens on the Internet in a minute in 2020Acoustic materials made from recycled plastic bottles

GUEST

Producer Mark Plati - Part 1

Mark Plati has worked with a wide range of major artists including …

Episode #337 – Neighboring Rights Royalties, Gibson Aging Technology, And Producer/Soma Breath Founder Niraj Naik

September 29th, 2020

47:52

NEWS

Neighboring rights and what it means to an artistGibson's latest guitar aging technology

GUEST

Music producer and Soma Breath founder Niraj Naik

Episode #336 – Engineer/Producer J.J. Blair, Music Piracy Evolving, And Sony De-Emphasizing Electronics

September 22nd, 2020

40:29

NEWS

Music piracy is evolving, or so an industry association wants you to believeSony is de-emphasizing electronics

GUEST

Engineer, producer and …

Episode #335 – The 2020 Social Universe, Guitars Selling Again, And Songwriter Andrea Stolpe

September 15th, 2020

42:57

NEWS

The social media universe in 2020Guitars are selling better than ever during the pandemic

GUEST

Songwriter/educator Andrea Stolpe

Andrea Stolpe has …

Episode #334 – Producer/Plugin Developer Dan Korneff, 50% Visa Increase, And An Immersive Audio Format War

September 8th, 2020

37:44

NEWS

You won't see too many mid-level foreign artists touring after a 50% visa price increaseGet ready for the immersive audio wars as Sony 360 Reality Audio is released

GUEST

Producer/mixer/engineer and plugin developer …

Episode #333 – UK Musicians Leaving The Business, Horn Players At RiskDuring The Pandemic, And Music Exec Anthony Martini

September 1st, 2020

38:16

NEWS

64% of UK musicians are considering leaving the music business

Horn players at risk during the pandemic

GUEST

Royalty Exchange partner and music exec Anthony Martini

Anthony Martini got his start as a rap/metal …

Episode #332 – Songwriters Not Free To Experiment, NAMM Cancelled, And Producer/Engineer Sean Giovanni

August 25th, 2020

46:43

NEWS

2 unique plagiarism cases about copying yourself, and freedom to experimentWinter NAMM 2021 has been cancelled, but that might not be so bad

GUEST

Producer/engineer/entrepreneur Sean Giovanni

Sean Giovanni is a …

Episode #331 – Stairway To Heaven Lawsuit, Rickenbacker Dumps Guitar Center, And AmplifyX Founder Adam Cowherd

August 18th, 2020

32:39

NEWS

The "Stairway To Heaven" plagiarism lawsuit is going to the Supreme CourtRickenbacker dumps Guitar Center and Musician's Friend

GUEST

AmplifyX founder Adam Cowherd

Adam Cowherd is the founder of AmplifyX, a company …

Episode #330 – Dewey Bunnell From America, No Artist Pay For Airplay, And New Acoustic Advances

August 11th, 2020

56:59

NEWS

Bipartisan Congressional support for not paying artists for radio airplaySeveral new acoustic advances to be aware of

GUEST

America co-founder Dewey Bunnell

Dewey Bunnell, is a founding member and half of the band with …

Episode #329 – Music Videos Coming To Facebook, Capturing The Sounds Of Mars, And Songwriter/Entrepreneur Adam McInnis

August 4th, 2020

41:47

NEWS

Official music videos coming to Facebook with the industry's blessingDPA gear is going to Mars on the latest Rover

GUEST

Singer/songwriter, mentor and entrepreneur Adam McInnis

Adam McInnis is a singer/songwriter most …

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

July 28th, 2020

41:54

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 …

Episode #327 – UK Gives Music Venus Aid, Red Bull Studios Close, And Austrian Audio CEO Martin Seidl

July 21st, 2020

43:48

NEWS

The UK Government passed an aid package for venues and cultural institutionsRed Bull has closed it's 11 studios around the world

GUEST

Austrian …

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

July 14th, 2020

38:44

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 …

Episode #325 – Deezer Coming On Strong, My Top 10 DAWs, And Tour Manager Felicity Hall

July 7th, 2020

44:25

NEWS

Streaming service Deezer making movesMy top 10 DAWs

GUEST

Tour manager Felicity Hall

Felicity Hall has been a tour manager for the last 10 years in a male dominated world. During that time she’s worked with Snarky …

Episode #324 – Save Home Studios In Nashville With Lij Shaw

June 30th, 2020

40:05

GUEST:

Lij ShawSign the petition at SaveHomeStudios.comIf you live in Nashville, send an email directly to the city council at balancenashville.org

Imagine that it was illegal for you to record anyone except yourself in …

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

June 23rd, 2020

52:57

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 …

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

June 16th, 2020

37:44

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 …

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

June 9th, 2020

40:51

NEWS

Kids are watching TikTok almost as much as YouTubeTelefunken has opened a mic custom shopGibson sells iconic manufacturer Stanton to InMusic

GUEST

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

June 2nd, 2020

41:36

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 …

Episode #319 – Gaming Spotify, Touch-Enabled Laptop, And Bassist Stu Hamm

May 26th, 2020

42:30

Stu Hamm is one of the world’s premier bass players and clinicians. His unique and innovative two-handed tapping technique proves that even the …

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

May 19th, 2020

39:35

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 …

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

May 12th, 2020

45:24

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 …

Episode #316 – YouTube Views Increase And So Does Music Gear Sales, And Music Exec Camille Barbone

May 5th, 2020

48:31

Camille Barbone has done just about every behind-the-scenes job in the music business you can think of. 

From working as a label executive for …

Episode #315 – Musician Relief Funds, Fender Stops Using Ash, And Composer Joe Renzetti

April 28th, 2020

44:01

My guest on this episode is Joe Renzetti, who started in the studio band of the Cameo Parkway label in Philadelphia playing on hits like “Let’s Twist Again,” “South Street,” Palisades Park,” and “Limbo Rock.”

He then …

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

April 21st, 2020

42:46

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 …

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

April 14th, 2020

41:25

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 …

Episode #312 – Releasing Music In Isolation, New Bass String Technology, And Lawyer/Drummer Kurt Dahl

April 7th, 2020

40:32

This week's guest is Kurt Dahl, who's not only a successful entertainment attorney but is a busy drummer as well. His band One Bad Son has toured …

Podcast #311 – Musician’s Union Lawsuit, UPS Backup, And Studio Guitarist Ira Ingber

March 31st, 2020

52:29

My guest today is Ira Ingber, who’s a long time Los Angeles studio musician, composer and producer.

Through the years Ira has had multiple major label …

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

March 24th, 2020

41:09

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 …

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

March 17th, 2020

35:58

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 …

Episode #308 – Streaming Network Payouts, Liquid Distortion, And Drummer/Producer Tony Braunagel

March 10th, 2020

1:05:50

My guest this week is Tony Braunagel, who's been the drummer for a wide variety of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Rickie Lee Jones, and Taj Mahal, among others.

It was with Taj that Tony gained a named for …

Episode #307 – AI In A&R, Subwoofer Sneakers, And Music Marketer Jay Warsinske

March 3rd, 2020

42:32

This week's guest is Jay Warsinske has been in music marketing, promotion and artist development for over 40 years.

In that time he's helped launch the music for celebrated artists like U2, NWA, AC/DC, Dr. Dre, …

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

February 25th, 2020

36:17

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 …

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

February 18th, 2020

1:00:55

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 …

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

February 11th, 2020

50:24

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 …

Episode #303 – Ghosted Songs, Illegal Tribute Bands, And Music Consultant Jay Gilbert

February 4th, 2020

47:16

My guest this week is Jay Gilbert, who turned his love of taking concert photographs into being on the cutting edge of digital sales and marketing as an executive with Universal, Sony and Warner Music Groups.

Jay has …

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

January 28th, 2020

45:32

After working at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Dwight Heckelman felt that music higher education needed to be held to a higher standard …

Espisode #301 – Winter NAMM 2020 Overview

January 21st, 2020

21:18

This week on the podcast I take a quick look at the recent Winter NAMM 2020 exhibition that just finished in Anaheim.

NAMM was certainly different this year as it felt renewed and actually had its first buzz-worthy …

Episode #300 – Streaming Slowing, 13 Musical Emotions, And Engineer Dennis Moody

January 14th, 2020

45:53

My guest today on Episode #300 is Dennis Moody who’s the engineer of choice for some of the worlds top drummers, including Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, …

Episode #299 – Music And Audio Companies Sold, And Radial Product Manager Jay Porter

January 7th, 2020

38:24

My guest today is Radial Engineering product manager Jay Porter, who worked as both a live and studio engineer before entering the world of audio manufacturing.

Over the past 10 years while working with Primacoustic, …

Episode #298 – Predictions For 2020

December 31st, 2019

20:45

No guest on the podcast this week as I take a look at what might be in store for us 2020. It's short and sweet and will get you thinking.

Some of the …

Episode #297 – Decade And Year End Wrap Up

December 24th, 2019

33:05

Merry Christmas everyone!

Check out the annual look back at the year, and the decade, in music, audio and the music industry.

You'll be surprised at just how much has changed over the last year, and even more surprised at …

Episode #296 – How Many Streams For Minimum Wage, Pulitzer For Audio, And Studio Designer John Storyk

December 17th, 2019

59:24

Over the course of his 50 years in the business John Storyk has designed more than 3,500 audio and video production facilities, recording studios, radio stations, corporate media and conference rooms, educational and, …

Episode #295 – Vinyl’s Big Sales Week, Dolby’s Latest Deal, And Blogger/Author Ari Herstand

December 10th, 2019

52:00

Ari Herstand parlayed his experiences as an indie artist into a secondary career as a music industry blogger and author.

Ari’s music business blog Ari’s Take has been a staple for helping musicians build a career …

Episode #294 – Inactive Social Accounts, Plugin Evolution, And Engineer Kevin Killen

December 3rd, 2019

47:37

Kevin Killen is a multi-Grammy award winning engineer who’s worked with luminaries like David Bowie, U2, Peter Gabriel, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road …

Episode #293 – New Music Streaming Service, Digital Archiving, And Waves Product Manager Yoni Zlotkin

November 26th, 2019

39:20

Yoni Zlotkin turned some ambisonics and binaural college projects into a job as product manager for what has now become Waves NX.

He is now also a …

Episode #292 – Rush Seating, Rosewood Rules Relaxed, And Mastering Engineer Jonathan Wyner

November 19th, 2019

51:20

My guest this week is Jonathan Wyner is the chief mastering engineer and president of M Works Mastering in Cambridge, MA.

Jonathan began his career as a mastering engineer in 1985 as the compact disc was becoming a …

Episode #291 – Return Of The Compilation, My Podcast Setup, And Post Mixer Jason Brennan

November 12th, 2019

43:49

This episode features guest Jason Brennan, who's a re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor and sound designer with numerous feature film and television credits for Warner Bros.

His 10 years of experience in music …

Episode #290 – FTC Gets Tough On Social Fakers, The Downside Of Free Plugins, And Dino Monoxelus “The Ampeg Guy”

November 5th, 2019

38:06

This week's guest is Dino Monoxelus, who is currently a senior product specialist and product planning manager for Ampeg Amplifiers.

He’s affectionally known as “The Ampeg Guy” for his extensive knowledge about the …

Episode #289 – Spotify Adverts, Gibson Loses Trademarks, And Michelle Moog-Koussa

October 29th, 2019

35:35

Michelle Moog-Koussa is the daughter of the man who’s name is almost synonymous with the word synthesizer - Bob Moog.

Michelle has been the executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation for the 12 years since its …

Episode #288 – Label Catalog Dilemma, AES New Gear, And Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski

October 22nd, 2019

1:02:32

This episode's featured guest is Michael Romanowski, a Grammy nominated mastering engineer who’s the owner and chief mastering engineer at San Francisco’s Coast Mastering.

He’s also the co-owner and founder of the …

Episode #287 – CD Baby And TuneCore In China, Digital Patchbays, And Producer-Engineer Yoad Nevo

October 15th, 2019

40:35

My guest this week is Yoad Nevo, who has credits that include over thirty #1 singles, more than fifty Top 10 albums and over sixty Top 10 singles worldwide as a producer, mixer and mastering engineer.

Among the artists …

Episode #286 – Spotify Market Value, Engineers Working For Free, And Agent Bruce Houghton

October 8th, 2019

40:11

This episode features guest Bruce Houghton, who started his boutique Skyline Artists Agency more than 25 year ago.

The agency now has offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New England, Virginia, Florida and St.Louis, and …

Episode #285 – Online Content Getting Shorter, New SSDs, And L-Acoustic’s Scott Sugden

October 1st, 2019

41:39

Scott Sugden started as a live systems engineer for bands like Van Halen and Steve Miller Band to theater productions like Spamalot and The Producers before specializing in large format sound system design for …

Episode #284: CDs Making A Comeback, Cheap USB Hubs, And Engineer Craig Burbidge

September 24th, 2019

50:04

My guest this week is engineer Craig Burbidge, who gained multi-platinum status having worked with hundreds of artists including Barry White, Steve …

Episode #283 – Streaming Royalties May Change For The Better, SM58 Facts, And Engineer Jesse Ray Ernster

September 17th, 2019

50:47

My guest this week is engineer, mixer and composer Jesse Ray Ernster, who grew up in a musical family with both his parents playing in bands and making records.

Jesse’s entrance in the music business began at age of 16 …

Episode #282 – Latest Music Sales Data, 40th Walkman Anniversary, And Miles Davis Nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.

September 10th, 2019

38:03

This week's guest is Vince Wilburn Jr., who has both toured and recorded with his uncle Miles Davis on many legendary recordings from 1984 through 1987.
He is also a producer on the Grammy-winning “Miles Ahead” …

Episode #281 – Manipulating Streaming Numbers, Steinway’s Secret Vault, And WAM’s Terri Winston

September 3rd, 2019

37:24

Terri Winston is the executive director of Women’s Audio Mission, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media to attract over 2,000 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative …

Episode #280 – Music Disappearing From Radio, Hydrating Your Voice, And Hollywood Bowl FOH Mixer Fred Vogler

August 27th, 2019

52:33

6 time Grammy Award-winner Fred Vogler is the principal sound designer and FOH mixer for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Throughout …

Episode #279 – Amazon Sells Counterfeit CDs, Mixing With Your Eyes, And Amuse CEO Diego Farias

August 20th, 2019

34:11

My guest this week is Diego Farias, who's a digital music and tech expert with experience from some of the world’s most successful tech companies. He …

Episode #278 – Producer Joe Solo, Rerecording Old Songs, And The Transition To 64 Bit DAWs

August 13th, 2019

43:25

Joe Solo turned a chance meeting with Macy Gray into a 17 year journey that culminated in a Grammy win, a double platinum album, and a hit MTV video.

Episode #277 – 411 Music Group’s Kristen Agee, Katy Perry Plagiarism Lawsuit, And SoundCloud For Every Musician

August 6th, 2019

49:48

Kristen Agee is a classically trained violinist and started playing multiple instruments at the age of 7.
She opened a studio in Silver Lake, …

Episode #276 – Musician’s Labor Relations, Focusrite Buys ADAM, And Engineer Steve Genewick

July 30th, 2019

43:15

This week's guest is Steve Genewick, who's worked at Capitol Studios in Hollywood for 25 years.
During that time he’s had the opportunity to work …

Episode #275 – Producer/Remixer Dave Aude, DJ Streaming, And Summer NAMM

July 23rd, 2019

42:38

Dave Audé is a producer and remixer with an astounding 133 #1’s on Billboard’s Dance Club chart. That’s more than any other producer, and what makes it even more impressive is that 14 are his own singles as an artist. …

Episode #274 – Amazon Music, Aerosmith In Vegas, And Producer/Engineer Greg Penny Talks Immersive Audio

July 15th, 2019

55:37

My guest this week is at the forefront of mixing music in Dolby Atmos. Greg Penny has produced hits with k.d. lang, Cher, and Paul Young, among …

Episode #273 – Music In 10 Years, Tinnitus, Pro Tools Computers, And Primephonic CEO Thomas Steffens

July 9th, 2019

26:00

My guest today is the CEO of Primphonic, Thomas Steffens. Primephonic is a music streaming service dedicated to keeping classical music alive and …

Episode #272 – New Billboard Charts, Smuggling With Speaker Cabinets, And Smart Studio’s Jim Dunne

July 2nd, 2019

50:39

Jim Dunne is the founder and senior acoustic consultant of the ground-breaking Smart Studio, which completely disrupts how recording studios and …

Episode #271 – Music Publishing Revenue, Universal Vault Fire, And Female Musician’s Academy’s Bree Noble

June 25th, 2019

45:26

My guest on the podcast this week is Bree Noble, who is a champion for women in music thanks to her Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast and Female Musician Academy.

Bree quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance …

Episode #270 – Spotify vs. Radio, Playlists Replace The Album, And Rocketsongs Jonathan Stone

June 18th, 2019

44:13

Jonathan Stone has had a long career as a director of creative services in music publishing at heavyweight companies like ATV Music, MCA Music, Quincy Jones Qwest Music Publishing, and Windswept. He now runs the …

Episode #269 – YouTube Copyright Mistakes, Losing 50 Million Songs, And Zubin Gadhoke Of Olympus Projects

June 11th, 2019

45:07

Zubin Gadhoke is a co-founder and producer for Olympus Projects, which is a management and consulting agency that provides artists with help in the …

Episode #268 – The 50 States Of Music, Vintage Synth Acid Trip, And Music Consultant Rick Goetz

June 4th, 2019

35:46

Rick Goetz has been a a major label A&R representative, a music supervisor, an artist manager, a bass player, and record label owner. 
He has worked for Lava/Atlantic, Elektra, and EMI, with projects by artists that …

Episode #267 – The Hottest New Social Platform, Guitar And Bass Singing, And Reverb.com Founder David Kalt

May 28th, 2019

38:53

David Kalt launched the super popular gear site Reverb.com in  2013 after growing frustrated with the process of buying and selling guitars on eBay.

Episode #266 – YouTube’s Streaming Numbers, Major Label Hi-Res Audio, And NBC Supervising Sound Editor Robert Siciliano

May 21st, 2019

35:57

My guest today is Robert Siciliano, who started as a music recording engineer, but by almost a quirk of fate got a temp job at NBC that turned into a career.
In the interview we talked about making the transition to …

Episode #265 – Digital Payola, Minors Playing In Clubs, And Microphone Maker Dave Pearlman

May 14th, 2019

47:03

After years as a touring pedal steel guitarist with everyone from Dan Fogelberg and Phil Everly to Pat Boone and Bobby Womack, Dave Pearlman opened …

Episode #264 – Most Musical Cities, Netflix Quality Audio, And Music Technologist David Frangioni

May 7th, 2019

45:59

 
David Frangioni started his music career as a drummer, but soon became a pioneer in MIDI technology. This lead him into the studio as an engineer …

Episode #263 – Black Box Money, Background Music And Grammy Audio Co-Ordinator Michael Abbott

April 30th, 2019

46:37

My guest today is Michael Abbott, who started in television audio doing front-of-house sound for projects like the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics and the Academy awards, to working for the major …

Episode #262 – Digital Music And The Environment, Hearing Loss For String Players, And Music Registry’s Ritch Esra

April 23rd, 2019

49:42

Ritch Esra is the former promotion coordinator for A&M Records and director of A&R for Arista Records, where he worked extensively with the publishing and songwriting communities for material for Whitney …

Episode #261 – Streaming Services Keep The Money, Beamforming Audio, And Producer-Engineer Jack Miele

April 16th, 2019

49:52

My guest today is producer/engineer Jack Miele, who’s won a Grammy, Emmy, 4 Telly awards and 2 Global Music awards.
Based in New Orleans, Jack has a wide range of studio credits that include Rod Stewart, The Roots, …

Episode #260 – Vinyl Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray, The 3 Inch Single, And Violinists Trained By AI

April 9th, 2019

39:14

My guest today is mastering engineer Kevin Gray who specializes in vinyl disc cutting.
Kevin has mastered music at his Cohearant Mastering studio for every major label in every genre, including pop, rock, jazz, …

Episode #259 – Producer Michael Beinhorn, CD Baby Sold, And Audio Interface Survey

April 2nd, 2019

46:36

Michael Beinhorn has produced a wide range of artists including Herbie Hancock, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith and Soundgarden, among many others.
He is the author of Unlocking Creativity, and an …

Episode #258 – 5th Anniversary Geoff Emerick Tribute With Bill Smith, Record Deal For Algorithm, And Counterfeit Gear

March 26th, 2019

1:13:09

Recently I had a conversation with engineer Bill Smith about the late engineer Geoff Emerick and realized that there was a lot that we didn’t know about this audio giant even though he was responsible for some huge …

Episode #257 – Social Usage, Song Skip Rates, And Surf Guitar Legend Bob Berryhill

March 19th, 2019

52:41

Bob is a founding member of The Surfaris, and every guitar player since 1963 has learned to play the band’s big hit “Wipeout” sometime early in their …

Episode #256 – RIAA Numbers, USB 3.2, And Producer-Composer-Mixer Doug DeAngelis

March 12th, 2019

1:02:24

Composer, producer and music supervisor Doug DeAngelis is my guest on the podcast today.
Doug hit paydirt early in his career when he recorded …

Episode #255 – Radio Royalties, MI Business Health, And CD Baby’s Heli De Moral

March 5th, 2019

38:21

My guest on the podcast today is CD Baby’s VP of international development, Heli Del Moral.
Before coming to the company Heli worked in television as the international director of marketing for ESPN and Univision where …

Episode #254 – Amphion CEO Anssi Hyvonen, Facebook’s Lasso, And The Start Of Modern Recording

February 26th, 2019

46:35

Amphion loudspeakers have become a favorite of award-winning mixing engineers the world over, and founder and CEO Anssi Hyvonen is my guest on the podcast today.
Anssi spent most of his life as a hi-fi enthusiast, but he …

Episode #253 – Apple Buys Label Services Company, Hit Songs Keys And Tempos, And Beatchain CEO Ben Mendoza

February 19th, 2019

36:47

Ben Mendoza created UK-based Beatchain along with co-founder and musician Steve Jones to accelerate artist growth by using data science and automation.
Ben has spent almost 25 years using software to improve decision …

Episode #252 – Songwriters Get A Raise, High Sample Rates, And Engineer Paul Edwards

February 12th, 2019

50:59

Paul Edwards is a Montreal-based engineer who has worked on projects by Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Bloc …

Episode #251 – Producer Bill Reynolds, Spotify Hacked, And Apple Switching Processors

February 5th, 2019

39:55

Bill Reynolds is a Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and former bass player with Band of Horses.
Bill’s credits include the …

Episode #250 – Post Mixer/Source Elements Co-Founder Robert Marshall, And Winter NAMM Wrap-Up

January 29th, 2019

1:02:18

Robert Marshall is a sound designer, mixer and partner of Chicago audio post house SUM1. Robert has spent the last 15 years doing sound design, mixes, and ADR for film, television and radio, including several Superbowl …

Episode #249 – Voice-Over Artist Andrew Peters, Spotify Hardware, And Tinnitus Help

January 22nd, 2019

44:46

NEWS

Spotify will release hardware for the car this year
Researchers have found a way to ease the effects of Tinnitus

GUEST

Voice-over artist …

Episode #248 – Drummer Denny Seiwell, Copyright Overview, and History Of Vocal Tuning

January 15th, 2019

45:05

NEWS

A quick look at how to copyright your songs for 2019
The history of vocal tuning

GUEST

Session drummer Denny Seiwell

Denny Seiwell went from being one of the top session drummers in New York City, to become a …

Episode #247 – Session Guitar Tim Pierce, Ed Sheeran Plagiarism Suit, And Pioneer Sold

January 8th, 2019

43:12

NEWS

Ed Sheeran gets sued for plagiarism by the Marvin Gaye estate
Pioneer Electronics is sold

GUEST

Session guitarist Tim Pierce

Tim Pierce, who’s …

Episode #246 – A Look At What To Expect In 2019 In The Music Business

January 1st, 2019

21:42

A look ahead at what to expect in 2019 in:

the music business
the musical instrument business
the pro audio business

Episode #245 – 2018 Year End Music Business And Production Overview

December 25th, 2018

26:41

2018 Year End Overview

A look back at my predictions for the year
What happened in the music business in the last year
What happened in music production business in the last year
What happened in the MI business in …

Episode #244 – “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit, Window Isolation, And Guitarist Laurence Juber

December 18th, 2018

45:06

NEWS

The "Blurred Lines" lawsuit has finally been settled, and not to the benefit of songwriters
A look at isolating home studio windows

GUEST

Episode #243 – Universal Music Up For Sale, A Look At Mastering, And Vocalist Darlene Koldenhoven

December 11th, 2018

48:17

NEWS

Universal Music Group is being put up for sale and already has a potential buyer
A look at what mastering is, and what it isn't

GUEST

Vocalist …

Episode #242 – IFPI Vs. YouTube, Lifting Rosewood Restrictions And Producer Frank Frizpatrick

December 4th, 2018

45:50

NEWS

The IFPI disputes the amount of money YouTube says it's paid to artists
The strict importation restrictions on rosewood that affects stringed instruments may be eased

GUEST

Music and film producer Frank …

Episode #241 – EU Article 13, Top 20 DAWs, and Conan Trumpet Player Mark Pender

November 27th, 2018

42:10

NEWS

What is Article 13 and the effect it will have on your videos
The Top 20 DAWs according to Music Radar

GUEST

Conan trumpet player and vocalist Mark Pender

Episode #240 – U.S. Spotify Users, Voice Care In Winter, And Post Engineer Paul Hollman

November 20th, 2018

48:38

NEWS

An overview of Spotify users in the United States
How to care for your voice during the Winter

GUEST

Postproduction engineer Paul Hollman

Episode #239 – Engineering Legend Al Schmitt, Apple Music Distributor Tiers, And Top 10 Synths

November 13th, 2018

46:35

NEWS

Apple Music now has 3 tiers for distributors
Top 10 Synths of all time according to Music Radar

GUEST

Engineering legend Al Schmitt
Find his new  book Al Schmitt On The Record here

 

Episode #238 – Social Media Mistakes, Best Selling Headphones, And Bassist Paul ILL

November 6th, 2018

50:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Common social media mistakes
The best selling headphones will surprise you

GUEST

Los Angeles studio bass player Paul ILL

Episode #237 – Special Edition: Behind-The-Scenes Of The Podcast

October 30th, 2018

28:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything you wanted to know about the Inner Circle Podcast including:

Origin
Guests, news, branding, and commercial-free
Tech (signal path, studio, plugins, posts, editing)
Distribution
And more

Episode #236 – Spotify Payouts, Nano-Membrane Audio, And Composer Michael Raphael

October 23rd, 2018

48:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Some Spotify payouts are rising while others are falling
Nano-membrane technology could turn almost anything into a mic or speakers

GUEST

Episode #235 – Archival Engineer Dan Johnson, Most Popular Music Genres, And 5 Effects That Changed Music

October 16th, 2018

45:09

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The top worldwide music genres
The 5 hardware effects that changed music

GUEST

United Studios Archiving audio preservation engineer Dan Johson

Episode #234 – Westlake Studio’s Al Machera, Money Pouring Into Music Biz, And The Legacy Of Geoff Emerick

October 9th, 2018

1:08:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Outside money is pouring into the music business, and there's a reason why
The creative and recorded legacy of the legendary Geoff Emerick

GUEST

Westlake Studios co-owner and CEO Al Machera

Episode #233 – NASA Engineer And Bassist Mike Paul Hughes On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

October 2nd, 2018

38:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The most stressful job in the music industry might surprise you
The used guitar market may be growing too fast

GUEST

Bassist, Bollywood …

Episode #232 – Author/Musician Craig Anderton, Music Modernization Act, And Sales Tax For Online Gear Purchases

September 25th, 2018

57:09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

How the Music Modernization Act passed the Senate and what happens next
Pretty soon you'll probably have to pay sales tax for all …

Episode #231 – Sony’s Big Payouts, Changes To The Vinyl Standard, And Veva Sound’s Drew Waters

September 18th, 2018

55:03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Sony Music's payouts to artists larger than expected after selling Spotify shares
The RIAA is considering the first changes to the …

Episode #230 – Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher, Spotify Music Video War, And Neumann Logo Badge Color

September 11th, 2018

49:37

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

There's a big war brewing between labels, publishers and Spotify over music videos
There are five logo badge colors on Neumann …

Episode #229 – Taxi Founder Michael Laskow, US Radio Decline, And The 5 Saddest Songs

September 4th, 2018

52:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

U.S. radio continues to decline while it's on the upswing in the rest of the world
A new Gloom Index algorithm rates the 5 saddest songs

GUEST

Taxi Music founder and CEO Michael Laskow

Episode #228 – Spotify Fake Artists Again, MI/Pro Audio Imports, And Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster

August 28th, 2018

41:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify uses fake artists on its ambient channels, but labels fight back with Apple Music
Musical instrument and pro audio imports are down, and that's before tariffs kick in

GUEST

Mastering engineer and …

Episode #227 – Blue Oyster Cult Guitarist Buck Dharma, Stream Fraud, And A New Audio Console Study

August 21st, 2018

40:22

Photo: Cheryl Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Stream fraud is running rampant by artists, labels, platforms and even consumers
Audio consoles and mixers are …

Episode #226 – Most Expensive Vinyl, Monster Money, And Recording Academy’s Daryl Friedman

August 14th, 2018

39:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The 10 most expensive auctions for vinyl records will surprise you
Cable manufacturer  Monster tries crypto-currency  with Monster Money

GUEST

Recording Academy's government relations officer brings us up …

Episode #225 – Radio, Smart Speaker Data, Logitech Buys Blue, And Composer Lyle Workman

August 7th, 2018

45:28

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Nielsen's latest report provides lots of data on radio and smart speaker usage
Logitech buys Blue Microphones

GUEST

Guitarist and film/TV composer Lyle Workman

Episode #224 – Releasing Vinyl, Audio Over Ethernet, And Wall Street Piano Man Niko Kotoulas

July 31st, 2018

44:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

9 things to think about before release a vinyl album
An overview of Audio over Ethernet

GUEST

Wall Street piano man Niko Kotoulas

Episode #223 – Radio Formats Changing, Musical Instrument Data, And Empirical Labs Founder Dave Derr

July 24th, 2018

59:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The popularity of radio's top music formats is changing
Musical instruments are selling again and here's where we're buying them from

Episode #222 – Spotify Playlists, Martin Audio Sold, And Label Exec Shan Dan Horan

July 17th, 2018

41:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

All Spotify playlists won't provide the same streaming results
Private equity group buys Martin Audio

GUEST

President of Outerloop …

Episode #221 – Vinyl Surges Again, Jazzmaster Is The New Strat, And Engineer Ed Seay

July 10th, 2018

48:33

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Vinyl sales rose again in the first half of the year
Fender's Jazzmaster is becoming this generation's Strat

GUEST

Nashville engineer Ed Seay talks about giving an Elvis album new life

Episode #220 – Grammy Changes, JBL Pro Rumors, And Engineer Clark Germain

July 3rd, 2018

44:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

There are some changes coming to the Grammys, but will they have the intended effect?
There may be big changes coming to JBL Pro soon

GUEST

Engineer and Emmy winner Clark Germain

Episode #219 – Streaming Direct Deals, China Trade War, And Mobile Engineer Steve Remote

June 26th, 2018

57:16

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

How Spotify's direct deals with artists can change the balance of power in the industry
The effect of a possible trade war with China on music and audio gear

GUEST

Mobile and location recording engineer …

Episode #218 – Label’s Spotify Windfall, Looping Origin, And Music Connections Eric Bettelli And Mark Nardone

June 19th, 2018

42:04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The record labels made money from Spotify. Where's it going?
We trace the surprising  origin of looping

GUESTS

Publisher Eric Bettelli and Editor Mark Nardone of Music Connection Magazine

Episode #217 – Apple’s New Publishing Division, Too Similar Pop Songs, And Music Exec Ted Joseph

June 12th, 2018

52:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Why Apple created a new music publishing division
A new study confirms #1 pops songs all sound similar

GUEST

Longtime music marketing exec Ted Joseph

Episode #216 – Facebook Losing Teens, The Creative Cycle, And Mixer Andrew Maury

June 5th, 2018

36:24

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Facebook is no longer the top social site for U.S. teens
The Creative Cycle explained

GUEST

Producer/mixer Andrew Maury

Episode #215 – YouTube’s New Charts, Guitars Aren’t Dying, And EveAnna Manley Of Manley Labs

May 29th, 2018

46:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube's new charts are competing with Billboard's
Despite what you read, the guitar isn't dying

GUEST

EveAnna Manley, CEO of Manley Labs

Episode #214 – Universal Music Going Public, Shure Exits Phono Cart Biz, And Post Mixer Mike Rodriguez

May 22nd, 2018

54:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Why Universal Music may be going public
Shure exists the phono cartridge business after 86 years

GUEST

Post mixer and podcast host Mike Rodriquez
Check out the AudioNowcast

Episode #213 – Music Industry Growth Worldwide, Interface Formats, And Mixer Gary Lux

May 15th, 2018

39:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The music industry is growing worldwide, and the reason is surprising
An overview of the different audio interface formats

GUEST

Engineer/mixer Gary Lux

Episode #212 – New Revenue From YouTube, Keeping Your Band Together, And Audio Director Nick Peck

May 8th, 2018

44:08

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Finding new revenue from YouTube
7 keys to keeping your band together

GUEST

Disney audio director Nick Peck

Episode #211 – Virtual Radio, Instrument Insurance, And Film Composer Chris Boardman

May 1st, 2018

52:23

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Virtual radio looks to be the next big thing in broadcast
The ins and outs of instrument insurance

GUEST

Film composer Chris Boardman
Chris Boardman Master Classes In Film Scoring

Episode #210 – SoundCloud Losses, AI Songwriting, And Producer David Campos

April 24th, 2018

47:49

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

SoundCloud's losses mount
Songwriting via machine is getting popular

GUEST

Producer and composer David Campos
Find out more about …

Episode #209 – Spotify Kills Song Titles, National Recording Registry, And Producer Warren Huart

April 17th, 2018

58:43

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify is killing song titles
25 classic recordings added to the National Recording Registry

GUEST

Producer/engineer Warren Huart
More info about Produce Like A Pro

Episode #208 – What A Vinyl Hit Really Means, Pro Tools Gets A New Name, And Scoring Mixer Bobby Fernandez

April 10th, 2018

56:49

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A vinyl hit doesn't really mean a lot of sales
A Pro Tools version is getting a new name

GUEST

Film scoring mixer Bobby Fernandez

Episode #207 – Apple Music Adds Videos, Fender Doing Better Than Gibson, And Hall Of Fame Saxophonist Joe Sublett

April 3rd, 2018

53:04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The strategic reason why Apple Music is adding music videos
Here's why Fender is doing better than Gibson

GUEST

Blues Hall Of Fame saxophonist Joe Sublett

Episode #205 – Campus Label Reps Are Back, The Latest MI Report, And Producer Clarence Jey

March 20th, 2018

44:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Record labels are hiring college campus reps again
The Musical Instrument industry is doing better than expected, but there are some …

Episode #204 – A Look Back At Tower Records, Bose Audio AR Startup Fund, And KEF Content Manager Jack Sharkey

March 13th, 2018

38:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Tower Records founder Russ Soloman passes, and why the record seller was so important to the industry
Bose has $50 million for …

Episode #203 – Spotify File IPO, Gibson Lays Off Workers, And Engineer And Studio Owner Greg Curtis

March 6th, 2018

40:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify finally filed to go public and revealed a lot about its operation in the process
Gibson laid off worked Custom Shop employees and had its credit downgraded yet again

GUEST

Musician, engineer and …

Episode #202 – The Legal Spotify Scam, Amp Sim Tips, And Engineer Lij Shaw

February 27th, 2018

50:58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

This legal Spotify scam made over a $1 million in royalties
Amplifier simulator tips

GUEST

Engineer and Recording Studio Rockstars host …

Episode #201 – The Bot Act, LUFS Levels And Steve Marcone and Dave Philp

February 20th, 2018

47:02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A year later, has the BOT act actually helped concert ticketing?
LUFS levels mixing guidelines

GUESTS

Dr. Steven Marcone and David Philp talk about their book Managing Your Band 6th edition

Episode #200 – 4th Year Anniversary Show With Engineer Dennis Moody

February 13th, 2018

38:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

This is show #200. Thanks for your support!
Hip-hop banned in China
Gibson in financial hot water again

GUEST

Live sound engineer and studio engineer to the drumming stars (and annual anniversary episode …

Episode #199 – Music Reaction Videos, NAMM Products And Music Licensing Guru Chris SD

February 6th, 2018

49:58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube music reaction videos are really a thing
Latest products from Winter NAMM 2018

GUEST

Producer, engineer and creator of the music licensing course “The Art Of The Song Pitch” Chris SD

Episode #198 – Spotify Payouts, Hendrix Home Guitars, And Vydia CEO Roy LaManna

January 30th, 2018

36:16

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Royalties from streaming networks have changed but how accurate is the information?
Would you buy a custom guitar made from Jimi …

Episode #197 – YouTube Channel Partners, AES@NAMM, And Mixer Billy Decker

January 23rd, 2018

39:57

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube has raised the criteria needed to monetize your channel and videos
An AES conference runs concurrently with NAMM this year

GUEST

Nashville mixer Billy Decker talks about mixing from a template

Episode #196 – 2 Singles At Once, Top 5 Song Analysis, And Candyshop Management

January 16th, 2018

47:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

More and more A list artists are releasing 2 singles at once
Here's what the all the top 5 songs of last year looked like

GUESTS

John Mathiason and Andrew Bland of Candyshop Management

Episode #195 – Spotify Going Public, Gibson Skipping NAMM and Soundworks CEO Gebre Waddell

January 9th, 2018

40:34

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify filed to go public in an unusual way
Gibson is skipping NAMM, and the 60th Anniversary of the Flying V

GUEST

Mastering engineer, author and Soundworks CEO Gebre Waddell

Episode #194 – Cassette Roar Back, SSL Sold, And Producer/Engineer Joel Hamilton

January 2nd, 2018

54:01

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Bandcamp has some interesting stats on cassette releases, band names and album titles
SSL is sold, and what it means for large format …

Episode #193 – Annual Look Back At 2017 And Look Ahead To Next Year

December 26th, 2017

24:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A look back at the music, audio and music business events of 2017
A look ahead to what might happen next year

Episode #192 – Net Neutrality, Gibson Sells A Factory, And Producer Eric Copeland

December 19th, 2017

44:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

What the latest net neutrality ruling means for music
Gibson sold its Memphis factory

GUEST

Producer, educator and musicologist Eric …

Episode #191 – Music’s Features Problem, Hi-Res Audio And Guest Bryan Calhoun

December 12th, 2017

47:47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The problem with songs with a featured artist
What exactly is hi-res audio?

GUEST

Music Business Toolbox creator Bryan Calhoun

Episode #190 – Gimme Radio, Worst Music Of All Time, And Producer/Engineer Bob Power

December 5th, 2017

45:56

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Gimme Radio is an online station dedicated to metal
The worst songs and albums of all time

GUEST

Engineer, producer, mixer, educator Bob Power

Episode #189 – The Future Of Vinyl, Inside Autotune, And Broadcast Audio Engineer Jeri Palumbo

November 28th, 2017

54:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

We might have hit "peak vinyl" as the future isn't looking terribly bright
The history of Autotune is fascinating

GUEST

Broadcast audio engineer Jeri Palumbo

Episode #188 – Paying For Spotify Streams, Music To Concentrate, And Manager Nicholas Mishko

November 21st, 2017

44:44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Buying Spotify streams
Does music really help you concentrate?

GUEST

Artist manager Nicholas Mishko

Episode #187 – Attention Economics, Music For Psychopaths, And Mastering Engineer John Greenham

November 14th, 2017

44:03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Attention economics is the last thing to be aware of
What music do psychopaths like?

GUEST

Mastering engineer John Greenham

Episode #186 – YouTube Ads, Cassette Tape Shortage, And Musicpreneuer Hub’s Tommy Darker

November 7th, 2017

37:45

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube is only placing ads on 35 to 45% of music videos
There's a worldwide shortage of cassette tape

GUEST

Musicpreneuer Hub's Tommy Darker

Episode #185 – Radio About To Change, Microphone Stands, And The Founders Of Austrian Audio

October 31st, 2017

40:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

With iHeartRadio headed for bankruptcy, it looks like radio may be changing in the near future
A look at the low-tech but much needed microphone stand

GUESTS

From the ashes of AKG comes Austrian Audio and …

Episode #184 – Copyright Small Claims Court, Mixed Reality Audio, And The Recording Academy’s Daryl Friedman

October 24th, 2017

30:03

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A new bill proposes a small claims court for just for copyrights
Mixed reality audio is closer than you think

GUEST

Recording Academy chief government and member relations officer Daryl Friedman

Episode #183 – Songwriting Credits, Gibson In Walmart, And TV Composer Rich Tozzoli

October 17th, 2017

50:22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" verdict has changed songwriting credits
Gibson guitars now in Walmart

GUEST

TV composer and author …

Episode #182 – Composer Kickbacks, 500 Series Control, And Composer Dennis Dreith

October 10th, 2017

46:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Film studios and networks are asking composers for a piece of their royalties
Software control of 500 series rack modules is here

GUEST

Episode #181 – Apple Music Subscribers, Light Stored As Sound, And Producer/Engineer J.J. Blair

October 3rd, 2017

44:47

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Apple Music reaches 30 million paid subscribers
Light can now be stored as sound on a chip

GUEST

Grammy-winning producer/engineer J.J. Blair

Episode #180 – EU Piracy Report, Harman Layoffs, And Marketing, Content and Technology Consultant Frank Wells

September 26th, 2017

48:39

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

An suppressed EU report on entertainment piracy has some interesting findings
Harman to lay off 650 across its pro audio brands

GUEST

Former Audio Media and Pro Sound News editor, and current Marketing, …

Episode #179 – Radio Falling Behind, Alexa Personal Studio Assistant, Powerstation’s Ian Kagey

September 19th, 2017

33:51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Radio falling behind streaming in all demographics
The Odis personal studio assistant built on Amazon's Alexa

GUEST

Ian Kagey - director of operations at Powerstation at Berklee NYC on the Avatar …

Episode #178 – CDs Still Selling, Hi-Res Audio, And Brian Stewart And Shari Hoffman

September 12th, 2017

35:55

NEWS

Believe it or not, CDs are still selling well in 2 very large markets
The major labels are pushing hi-res audio again

GUESTS

Brian Stewart and Shari Hoffman from the AFM SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights …

Episode #177 – Taylor Swift And Ticketmaster, Gibson’s Financials, And Live Sound Engineer Mark Frink

September 5th, 2017

53:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster team up for "Verified User," but with a catch
Gibson Brands has a financial problem that may blow up in 2018

GUEST

Live sound engineer Mark Frink

Episode #176 – Brands In Songs, Unusual Guitars, And Harrison Console’s Ben Loftis

August 29th, 2017

50:52

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The top brands in Top 20 songs over the last 3 years
Fender has two very unusual new product lines

GUEST

Harrison Console's Ben Loftis …

Episode #175 – YouTube Music Update, Music In Cuba, And DIYRE Founder Peterson Goodwyn

August 22nd, 2017

43:40

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube music update from Director of Global Music Lyor Cohen
Music in Cuba

GUEST

DIY Recording Equipment founder Peterson Goodwyn

Episode #174 – Selling Physical Product, Remastering, And Loudr CEO Chris Crawford

August 15th, 2017

43:28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

How to sell more physical product
Do you need to remaster for streaming?

GUEST

Loudr CEO Chris Crawford

Episode #173 – Google YouTube Music, Subwoofer Setup, And Studio Tech Gary Myerberg-Lauter

August 8th, 2017

48:47

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Google Play Music and YouTube Red to consolidate
Steps for setting up a subwoofer

GUEST

Studio technical facilities manager Gary …

Episode #172 – Ideal Video Length, Ear Implants, And Incoming AES President David Scheirman

August 1st, 2017

49:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

What's the ideal video length for social media?
New developments for hearing loss

GUEST

Live sound expert and AES president-elect David Scheirman

Episode #171 – Publishers Sue Spotify, Russian Tubes, And Engineer Benny Faccone

July 25th, 2017

50:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Publishers want sue Spotify and now want equity
The Russian government is threatening to take Mike Mathews tube factory away

GUEST

17 time Grammy winner Benny Faccone talks about building his new home …

Episode #170 – Whiz Passes Psy, Gibson Buys Onkyo, And Engineer Michael Bishop

July 18th, 2017

55:03

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Whiz Kalifa passes Psy for most YouTube views ever
Gibson buys consumer audio company Onkyo and adds to its brands lists

GUEST

Engineer/producer Michael Bishop

Episode #169 – YouTube Losing Ground, Fender Goes Mobile, Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman

July 11th, 2017

39:39

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube is losing ground as streaming has big gains in first half of year
Fender goes mobile to cater to its new customers

GUEST

President of Mojave Audio Dusty Wakeman

Episode #168 – Sony’s In-House Vinyl Pressing, Vocal Recording Mistakes, And Engineer Gary Noble

July 4th, 2017

48:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Sony's going back to in-house vinyl cutting and pressing
6 Vocal Recording Mistakes

GUEST

Grammy-winning engineer Gary Noble

Episode #167 – New Club Strategy, Music Helps Hearing Loss, And Guitarist Shane Theriot

June 27th, 2017

39:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

This simple new strategy might be the key to keeping clubs from closing
Music lessons can help with hearing loss

GUEST

Live From Daryl's House musical director and guitarist Shane Theriot

Episode #166 – Engineer Vance Powell, The New Album, And Guitar Demograpics

June 20th, 2017

55:16

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The album is now being called by other names, and hip hop leads the way
Guitar players and demographics are changing before our very eyes

GUEST

Producer/engineer Vance Powell

Episode #165 – Mastering Engineer Pete Doell, The Principles Of The New Music Business, And Apple’s New Hardware

June 13th, 2017

46:53

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The 10 Principles of doing business in today's music business
Apple's new hardware brings back the creatives

GUEST

Mastering engineer Pete Doell talks about his new room at Aftermaster

Episode #164 – The Mini-Majors, Police Sound Canons, And Singer/Songwriter Beatie Wolfe

June 6th, 2017

48:38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

There's a new category of music companies as the mini-majors appear
Police are using sound canons for riot control

GUEST

Episode #163 – Spotify Settles Lawsuit, Connected Everything, Guest Eric Gaskell

May 30th, 2017

38:48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify settles a lawsuit with David Lowery for non-payment of royalties
Do we really need a bluetooth salt shaker?

GUEST

Eric Gaskell talks about GKL Audio kits and graphene loudspeakers

Episode #162 – YouTube’s Study, Brain Chemistry And Music, And Engineer Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin

May 23rd, 2017

52:33

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube's latest study riles up the music industry
How music affects your brain chemistry

GUEST

Engineer/producer Eric "Mixerman" Sarafin

Episode #161 – SoundExchange Payout, VR Flameout, And Producer Sylvia Massy

May 16th, 2017

45:27

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

SoundExchange payout to artists and sideman
Has VR flamed out? Look out for "Mixed Reality"

GUEST

Producer/engineer Sylvia Massy

Episode #160 – Album Death, Imitation Voice, And Engineer Bill Smith

May 9th, 2017

59:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Warner Music has 20 of the top 50 albums, but does it matter much if no on listens?
Lyrebird uses artificial intelligence to imitate any voice

GUEST

Engineer Bill Smith

Episode #159 – Kickstarter Milestone, Multiband Compression And Studio Manager Candace Stewart

May 2nd, 2017

41:49

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Kickstarter funds 25,000th music project
A look at multiband compression

GUEST

EastWest Studio manager Candace Stewart

Episode #158 – Royalties For Backup Players, Big Changes For Audio Wireless Gear, And Engineer Owen Curtin

April 25th, 2017

37:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

There's a new royalty stream for non-featured musicians
Big changes coming for wireless audio gear

GUEST

Founder of the Audio Builders Workshop engineer Owen Curtin

Episode #157 – The Biggest Streaming Service, The Global Speaker Market, And Audio Designer Paul Wolff

April 18th, 2017

55:48

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Who's the biggest streaming service? The answer might surprise you.
A look at the global loudspeaker market and the latest trends

GUEST

Episode #156 – YouTube Limits Partner Program, Upcoming Mac Pro, And Mastering Engineer Gavin Lurssen

April 11th, 2017

51:32

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

YouTube won't pay on less than 10,000 plays, but is this much ado about nothing?
Apple teases a new Mac Pro, but you'll have to wait

GUEST

Mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen from Lurssen Mastering

Episode #155 – Latest RIAA Numbers, Good Assistant Tips, And Revival Recordings Founder Shawn Milke

April 4th, 2017

48:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The revenue numbers for 2016 are in and the music industry is very happy
10 tips for assistant engineers (and studio owners)

GUEST

Shawn Milke from the band Alesana and founder of Revival Recordings

Episode #154 – Internet Trends, Musician’s Physical Engagement, And Dane Myers From Custom Tracks

March 28th, 2017

41:36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Some surprising Internet stats, trends and facts
Musician physicality and music, the latest Jymmin trend, and the Band Effect

GUEST

Dane Myers from Custom Tracks

Episode #153 – Top Selling Vinyl Records, Pre-Session Checklist And Engineer Drew Drucker

March 21st, 2017

54:36

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

You won't believe the top selling of vinyl records of 2016
Pre-session checklist for studio owner and producer

GUEST

Engineer Drew Drucker

Episode #152 – Changes In Music Streaming, Hearing Loss, And OWC Founder Larry O’Connor

March 14th, 2017

40:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Pandora and SoundCloud both facing financial difficulties
Hearing loss in adults is rising

GUEST

Other World Computing (OWC) founder and …

Episode #151 – Spotify Hifi, Old Consoles For Sale, 3rd Anniversary With Dennis Moody

March 7th, 2017

45:26

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify looks like it will release a CD quality lossless audio tier soon
Some wonderful and historic old recording consoles are on the …

Episode #150 – Hi-Res Streaming, Hearing Loss, And Composer Richard Gibbs Part 2

February 28th, 2017

52:01

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

MQA might be part of hi-res streaming in the future but will anyone care?
Some new advances may stop hearing loss, plus easy hearing protection

GUEST

Film composer Richard Gibbs talks about his totally …

Episode #149 – All-Time Best Selling Albums, Top 10 Compressors, And Composer Michael Carey

February 21st, 2017

49:14

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Michael Jackson goes 33x platinum, and the 10 best selling albums of all time in the US
My top 10 favorite compressors and why they're on the list

GUEST

Composer, producer, songwriter, session guitarist …

Episode #148 – Grammy’s Out Of Touch, 50 Years of SIR And Clair Bros, And Microphone Man David Bock

February 14th, 2017

47:28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Are the Grammy's out of touch with a younger audience?
50th anniversary for both SIR and Clair Brothers this year

GUEST

Microphone man and founder of Soundelux Microphones and Bock Audio David Bock

Episode #147 – Financing In The Music Business, DIY Audio Kits, And Film Composer Richard Gibbs Part 1

February 7th, 2017

50:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Outside financing is coming back to the music industry in but in new ways
An overview of DIY microphone and audio electronics kits

GUEST

Film composer Richard Gibbs - Part 1

Episode #146 – Dead Streaming Services, The Hall With Perfect Acoustics, And Engineer Joshua F Williams

January 31st, 2017

39:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

32 music streaming services have died in the last 5 years
The hall with the most perfect acoustics ever

GUEST

Dubai-based engineer/producer Joshua F Williams

Episode #145 – Winter NAMM Overview

January 24th, 2017

24:53

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A look at the 2017 Winter NAMM show

GUEST

None

Episode #144 – Music Industry Brain Drain, The Tuning Standard Debate, Neutron Project Manager Matt Hines

January 17th, 2017

52:13

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

There's a brain drain happening in the music industry

The 440Hz vs 432Hz tuning standard debate

GUEST

iZotope Neutron product manager Matt Hines

Episode #143 – Changes In The Music World, People That Don’t Like Music, And String Player Stevie Blacke

January 10th, 2017

34:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Streaming passes 100 million paid subscribers
People who suffer from a medical condition where they don't like music

GUEST

String player Stevie Blacke, who plays "all things strings"

Episode #142 – Mozart Tops In Sales, Music Tech Report Card, And Engineer Tim Latham

January 3rd, 2017

48:07

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Mozart beat everyone in sales last year, or did he?
Music Tech Report Card for 2016

GUEST

Engineer and mixer Tim Latham

Episode #141 – Year End Review And 2017 Predictions

December 27th, 2016

30:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

A look back at the music business news of 2016
Some music business predictions for 2017

GUEST

Not this time

Episode #140 – The New Long Tail, Where We Get Our Musical Tastes, And Producer Mike Elizondo

December 20th, 2016

48:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

How streaming is affecting the Long Tail for artists
Where we get our musical tastes from

GUEST

Producer, songwriter, musician Mike Elizondo

Episode #139 – VR And Live Music, Headphones Turned Into Mics, And Modeling Mic Developer Chris Townsend

December 13th, 2016

47:23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Virtual Reality and live music - venues big and small are checking it out
Beware a security breach as your headphones may be turned into mics without you knowing

GUEST

Chris Townsend, developer of the …

Episode #138 – Music Fans On Instagram, The Next DAW, And Engineer Josh Gudwin

December 5th, 2016

45:38

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Instagram users love music and artists should take notice
How much longer will Pro Tools be the top DAW?

GUEST

Producer/Engineer Josh …

Episode #137 – Streaming Price Wars, SM58 50th Anniversary and Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young

November 29th, 2016

1:00:46

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The big streaming music services are in a price war
The Shure SM58 is 50 years old

GUEST

Engineer Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young

Click here for …

Episode #136 – Pirates Busted, THX Tour Sound, And Jay Clark From EarPeace

November 22nd, 2016

35:22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Pirate busted in Germany with 2 million records, CDs and DVDs
What.CD shut down
THX trying to enter tour sound business

GUEST

EarPeace hearing protection founder Jay Clark

Episode #135 – Bad Tour Buy-On, Harmon Acquired, Avid In Trouble Again, And Engineer Mark Linett

November 15th, 2016

59:49

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Buy-on a Motley Crue tour for $1 million, sue them for $30 million
Samsung buys Harmon International, and Avid in trouble with investors

GUEST

Grammy winning engineer Mark Linett

Episode #134 – Downloads Are Down, New Acoustic Materials, And ProMusicDB Founder Christy Crowl

November 8th, 2016

42:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Downloads are the lowest they've been in 10 years.
We'll be living in a quieter world soon as new acoustic materials come to market

GUEST

Conductor, musical director, singer, songwriter and ProMusicDB …

Episode #133 – The 7 Year Rule, Evaluating Monitors, And Mastering Engineer Gene Grimaldi

November 1st, 2016

45:36

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Warner Music takes Avenged Sevenfold to court thanks to California's arcane 7 Year Rule
Some thoughts on evaluating monitor speakers

GUEST

Episode #132 – Music Biz Revenue Up, Audio Company Acquisitions, And Dirk Ulrich

October 25th, 2016

45:30

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Happy Days! The music business worldwide has seen revenue grow this year.
DTS and THX are acquired.

GUEST

Brainworx and Plugin Alliance founder Dirk Ulrich

Episode #131 – Amazon’s New Streaming Service, Sound System In The Ceiling And Ultimate Ears’ Mike Dias

October 18th, 2016

42:15

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Amazon launched it's Music Unlimited streaming service and it's cheap - but there's a catch.
Let's think out of the box by putting the sound system in the ceiling instead of the sides of the stage.

GUEST

Episode #130 – The Streaming Wars, Cheating With Plugins, And Crowdfunding Author Ariel Hyatt

October 11th, 2016

42:53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Are the streaming wars over? Spotify and Apple Music have 2/3rds of the business.
Is using the latest generation of plugins cheating when it comes to mixing?

GUEST

PR and crowdfunding expert Ariel Hyatt.

Episode #129 – Spotify Buying Soundcloud, GameSoundCon And AES, And Music Publisher Greig Watts

October 4th, 2016

45:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Will Spotify buy Soundcloud? Why it might be a good idea.
Reports from GameSoundCon and AES 2016 in Los Angeles

GUEST

Music  publisher Greig Watts from DWB Songs talks about writing and  publishing in …

Episode #128 – Radio Is Dying, Pro Tools Version 12.6, And Patreon’s Jack Conte

September 27th, 2016

38:03

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Radio is dying right before our eyes, as it chooses to live in the past
Pro Tools version 12.6 brings some new features that we should …

Episode #127 – Streaming Exclusives Ending, Headphone Freakout Solutions, And Game Audio Expert Brian Schmidt

September 20th, 2016

36:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The major labels don't like streaming exclusives so they may be going away
Headphone freakout solutions, some common sense, and some you …

Episode #126 – Will Today’s Music Last, A Piece Of History For Sale, And Engineer Tom Weir

September 13th, 2016

39:49

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Will today's music be played 10 years from now? Catalog music doing just as well as current hits.
The console that recorded The Beatles …

Episode #125 – Spotify Makes It’s Own Records, Mobile Phone Mics And Dave Kusek

September 6th, 2016

44:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Spotify is making it's own records, and dominating some playlists as a result
The microphones on mobile phones are a big business and …

Episode #124 – UMG Gets Stung, Rudy Van Gelder Passes And Pro Tools Expert Founder Russ Hughes

August 30th, 2016

57:32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

It's not often that an artist puts one over on a major label, but Frank Ocean did it to Universal Music
One of the greatest engineers …

Episode #123 – Music Business In Japan, Music That Helps You Concentrate, And Guest Colin Leonard

August 23rd, 2016

38:17

 

 

 

NEWS

The music business in Japan is like the U.S. in the old days
Guess what type of music helps you concentrate best

GUEST

Mastering engineer …

Episode #122 – Vinyl Buyers In The UK, Fix It Before You Mix it, Game Sound Specialist Alex Benyon

August 16th, 2016

47:46

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Who buys vinyl in the UK? They're a different demo than in the U.S.

Fix it before you mix it. What to do to keep the mixer from hating you.

GUEST

Game audio specialist Alex Benyon

Episode #121 – Do You Need A Label?, 5 Ways Production Has Changed, TV Dialog Editor Don Murrey

August 9th, 2016

48:17

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Do you really need a record label?
5 Ways Record Production Has Changed

GUEST

Television dialog editor Don Murrey talks about his job

Episode #120 – CD Sales Falling Faster, Our Music Preferences Are Learned, And Guest Ed Cherney

August 2nd, 2016

53:47

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

CD sales falling faster than expected, and streaming  makes more money
Our musical preferences are learned and not biological, unlike …

Episode #119 – Deezer Launches In the U.S., Fairlight Going Out Of Business, And Taishi Fukuyama of Qrates

July 26th, 2016

35:32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Deezer finally launches in the United States
Fairlight is going out of business

GUEST

Taishi Fukuyama - chief marketing officer of Qrates,com, analog on demand

 

Episode #118 – Increased Songwriter Royalty, A New Flash Drive Design, And Bobby Summerfield

July 19th, 2016

54:01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Apple proposes an increase in the songwriter royalty rate for on-demand streaming
Other World Computing introduces a new 256 Gig USB 3.0 flash drive that 16 X faster than what's available

GUEST

Engineer, …

Episode #117 – Streaming Beats YouTube, Rane Purchased By inMusic, And Steven Slate

July 12th, 2016

41:43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

More people now listen to music streams that watch YouTube music videos
Rane purchased by inMusic

GUEST

Engineer and audio gear manufacturer Steven Slate

Go to slatedigital.com or slatemt.com for more info …

Episode #116 – Brexit And The Music Business, The Vari-Cap Cable, And Engineer Tony Shepperd

July 5th, 2016

52:39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

How Brexit might affect the music business
The Undertone Audio Vari-cap cable - too many tonal choices?

GUEST

Engineer/producer Tony Shepperd

Episode #115 – The DMCA Petition, Another NYC Studio Closes, And Sound Designer Diego Stocco

June 28th, 2016

37:56

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

What's the DMCA and why are superstar artists protesting about it?
Manhattan Sound Recording in NYC is about to close

GUEST

Sound designer and composer Diego Stocco
Check out Diego's new album

Episode #114 – We Spend Less Time On Social Media, Fender’s Mod Shop And Guest Auratone’s Alex Jacobson

June 21st, 2016

41:33

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

We spend less time on social media
Two new online services - Jukedeck video music via artificial intelligence, and Fender's Mod Shop

GUEST

Auratone's Alex Jacobson

Episode #113 – The Typical Indie Label, The High End Audio Show And Songwriter Martin Page

June 14th, 2016

55:48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The Worldwide Independent Network releases a study outline the typical indie label
A look at The High End Audio Show in Newport, CA

GUEST

Songwriter/artist Martin Page

Episode #112 – Facebook Videos With No Audio, FB 360 Spatial Workstation And Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd

June 7th, 2016

56:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

85% of Facebook Videos are watched without audio
Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation virtual reality audio plugin available for free

GUEST

Mastering engineer Ian Shepherd

Episode #111 – Pirate Radio Returns, Basic Tracks Checklist And Creator Of The Digital Drum Machine Roger Linn

May 30th, 2016

51:24

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Pirate radio is back
Basic tracks checklist

Guest

Creator of the modern digital drum machine (and much more) Roger Linn

Find out more about the the Linnstrument at RogerLinnDesign.com

Episode #110 – UMG Makes $4 Mil A Day On Streaming, Yamaha’s TransAcoustic Guitar And Flipagram’s John Bolton

May 23rd, 2016

39:57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Universal Music Group makes $4 million a day from streaming
Yamaha's revolutionary TransAcoustic guitar

GUEST

Flipagram head of music …

Episode #109 – Amazon Video Direct, When All Else Fails Checklist – Plugin Developer Joey Sturgis

May 16th, 2016

51:21

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct, its competitor to YouTube
The "When All Else Fails" Recording Checklist

Guest

Producer/Engineer and Plugin Developer Joey Sturgis

Find out more about Joey Sturgis Tones …

Episode #108 – Apple Music’s Facelift, Behringer And Avid Restructure, Post Mixer Michael Perricone

May 9th, 2016

43:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Apple Music is getting a facelift and price cut
Virtual reality concerts to be broadcast this summer
Behringer moving Tannoy manufacturing to China
Avid restructures to please Wall Street

Interview

Rerecording …

Episode #107 – Removing Your Cover Songs, Your Music Personality, Rapper/Entrepreneur Manafest

May 2nd, 2016

39:12

 

 

 

 

 

 
News

iTunes, Spotify and other services are removing your cover songs
A new study outlines how the music you like reflects your personality

Interview

Rapper/rock artist/entrepreneur Manafest (Chris Greenwood). Find …

Episode #106 – Prince Passes, Record Store Day, Paul Wiltshire – Founder and CEO of Songtradr

April 25th, 2016

43:40

News:
- Prince's business acumen

- Major labels co-opt Record Store Day

Interview:
- Paul Wiltshire, founder and CEO of Songtradr

Episode #105 – Labels Negotiate With YouTube, Gibson in Trouble, Producer John Kurzweg

April 18th, 2016

1:02:58

News:
- Major labels to re-negotiate license agreements with Youtube
- Gibson is in trouble

Interviews:
- Producer John Kurzweg. Find out more about John at JohnKurzweg.com

Episode #104 – Apple Files Swearing Patent, 6 Trouble Frequencies, Music Attorney John Kellogg

April 11th, 2016

46:10

News:
- Apple filed patent with technology to eliminate swear words out of content
- 6 trouble frequencies in music

Get Bobby's courses at …

Episode #103 – EDM is Slowing, Soundcloud Launches Paid Tier, Producer/Engineer Ken Caillat

April 4th, 2016

52:27

News:
- EDM is slowing.  Has it peaked? What's the next trend?
- Soundcloud launches paid tier

Interview:
- Producer/Engineer Ken Caillat.  Visit Ken's website at kencaillat.com or check out Artist Max 

Episode #102 – Kanye West Album Mixes, Your Phone is Listening, Maag Audio founder Cliff Maag Sr.

March 28th, 2016

50:00

News:
- Kanye West releases different album versions. New trend?
- Your phone is listening

Interview:
- Maag Audio founder Cliff Maag Sr.

Episode #101 – Record Labels Changing Strategy, George Martin Passes Away, and Former Taylor Swift Manager Rick Barker

March 20th, 2016

45:37

News:
- Record labels changing strategy in how they market their artists
- Producer George Martin passes away

Interviews:
- Former Taylor Swift Manager …

Episode #100 – Tidal in Trouble, Vintage Gear Found, and Anniversary Celebration with Engineer Dennis Moody

March 14th, 2016

54:02

News:
- Tidal streaming network in trouble
- 10,000 vintage albums and other vintage gear found

Interview:
- Two year celebration with engineer Dennis Moody. Find out more about Dennis at DennisMoody.com

Episode #99 – Streaming Results Different than Radio, Avid Restructuring, Mastering Legend Vlado Meller

March 7th, 2016

1:08:38

News:
- Nielson streaming results different than what radio suggests
- Avid is restructuring. Some offices closing and moving offshore.

Interview:
- …

Episode #98 – MySpace Bought By Time Inc., Comparing RCA to Apple, Drummer To The Stars Jaime Oldaker

February 29th, 2016

56:14

News:
- MySpace purchased by Time Inc.
- Bobby's new mini-coaching program - Lead And Background Vocal Mixing Tricks. Find out more at BobbyOwsinskiCourses.com
- Comparing RCA to Apple

Interview:
- Drummer to the stars Jaime …

Episode #97 – 28 Million Spotify Subscribers, YouTube Buys BandPage, Larry Crane of TapeOp Magazine

February 22nd, 2016

48:02

News:
- Spotify up to 28 million paid subscribers
-  Youtube buys Bandpage
- It's getting easier to carry your instruments on a plane

Interview:
- Engineer and TapeOp Founder Larry Crane

Episode #96 – Spotify Goes Public, Mastering Compression, and Patrick Mahoney of Manhead Merch

February 15th, 2016

37:54

News:
- Spotify plans to go public. Record companies planning on getting money back to the artists.
- Mastering compression tips

Interview:
- Patrick Mahoney of Manhead Merch

Episode #95 – AM Radio is dying, Layoffs at AVID, and Engineer Richard Chycki

February 7th, 2016

48:14

News:
- AM radio is dying
- RIAA official metric announced: 1500 streams - 1 album
- Layoffs at AVID

Interview:
- Engineer Richard Chycki discuss the making of the latest Dream Theater album.

Episode #94 – Spotify Video, Curmusic, and Artist Management Consultant Mike Gormley

February 1st, 2016

41:49

News:
- Spotify will now stream video, for advertising purposes.
- Curmusic.com - new paid music service - cheaper than other services
- Guitar Center back in the news over employee union situation

Interview:
- Artist …

Episode #93 – 2016 Winter NAMM Show Wrap-up

January 25th, 2016

28:45

Trends:

Fewer audio manufacturers at NAMM
Fewer iPad products
Manufactures releasing more sound reinforcement products
The days of product literature …

Episode #92 – David Bowie Passes Away, Engineer Phil Rohr

January 18th, 2016

49:02

News:
- David Bowie passes away; Interesting Bowie facts

Interview:
- Engineer Phil Rohr

Episode #91 – UMG Dips Into Virtual Reality, Year-end Nielson Figures, Vacuum Tubes, Studio Bass Player Paul ILL

January 11th, 2016

48:12

News:
- UMG signed deal with iHeartMedia for Virtual Reality Concerts and Events
- Year-end figures from Nielson
- Vacuum tubes making a comeback thanks …

Episode #90 – Significance Of Beatles Streaming, Drumming Neuroscience, Manager/Producer Walter Turbitt

January 4th, 2016

48:00

News:
- Why The Beatles caving to streaming is important
- Your drummer may be the smartest person in the room

Interview:
- Manager/producer Walter Turbitt from spinoffmanagement

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