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Espisode #301 – Winter NAMM 2020 Overview

Jan 21, 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 product in a long … Continue reading →

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

Jan 14, 2020 45:53


NEWS It was a good year for streaming, but its growth is slowing The 13 emotions that music can evoke GUEST Live and studio engineer Dennis Moody My guest today on Episode #300 is Dennis Moody who’s the engineer of … Continue reading →

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

Jan 7, 2020 38:24


NEWS Hasbro buys into the music business Universal Music sells 10% of itself Focusrite buys Martin Audio SSL parent company partially acquired GUEST Radial Engineer product manager Jay Porter My guest today is Radial Engineering product manager Jay Porter, who … Continue reading →

Episode #298 – Predictions For 2020

Dec 31, 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 things I’ll look at include: The plugin evolution that’s … Continue reading →

Episode #297 – Decade And Year End Wrap Up

Dec 24, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Dec 17, 2019 59:24


NEWS How many streams does it take to make $1 and the U.S. minimum wage A new Pulitzer Prize for audio journalism has been established GUEST Studio designer John Storyk Over the course of his 50 years in the business … Continue reading →

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

Dec 10, 2019 52:00


NEWS Vinyl had a big sale week thanks the the big box stores Dolby and Warner Music made a deal for immersive music GUEST Musician, music industry blogger, and author Ari Herstand Check out Ari’s Take Ari Herstand parlayed his … Continue reading →

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

Dec 3, 2019 47:37


NEWS A look at what might happen to your inactive social accounts How plugins are evolving before our eyes GUEST Grammy-award winning engineer Kevin Killen Kevin Killen is a multi-Grammy award winning engineer who’s worked with luminaries like David Bowie, … Continue reading →

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

Nov 26, 2019 39:20


NEWS The upcoming Bytedance music streaming service might tell where streaming is going in 2020 and beyond Archiving digital files on glass GUEST Waves manager for spatial products Yoni Zlotkin Yoni Zlotkin turned some ambisonics and binaural college projects into … Continue reading →

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

Nov 19, 2019 51:20


NEWS Rush seating is a new way to combat secondary ticket sellers The rules regarding rosewood are being relaxed, to the relief of the music business GUEST Mastering engineer, director of education for iZotope, president of the AES Jonathan Wyner … Continue reading →

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

Nov 12, 2019 43:49


NEWS The record labels are bringing back the compilation album, but with a twist The gear that I’m using to create my podcast GUEST Warner Bros. supervising sound editor Jason Brennan Jason Brennan, is a re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor … Continue reading →

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

Nov 5, 2019 38:06


NEWS The Federal Track Commission is cracking down on selling fake likes and followers, and posting fake reviews Sometimes those free plugins you get aren’t worth what you paid GUEST Senior product specialist and product planning manager for Ampeg Dino … Continue reading →

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

Oct 29, 2019 35:35


NEWS There’s a new kind of pop-up ad coming to Spotify that you won’t like Gibson loses its EU trademarks on two iconic guitars GUEST Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation Michelle Moog-Koussa See Michelle’s excellent TED-X talk about … Continue reading →

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

Oct 22, 2019 1:02:32


NEWS The record labels have a problem with what to do with their back catalog New gear shown at AES NYC GUEST Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski Michael Romanowski is a Grammy nominated mastering engineer who’s the owner and chief mastering … Continue reading →

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

Oct 15, 2019 40:35


NEWS CD Baby and TuneCore both made a deal with Tencent Music, the largest streaming service in China Digital Patchbays are here and about to take over GUEST Producer, mixer, mastering engineer and senior advisor to Waves Yoad Nevo Yoad … Continue reading →

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

Oct 8, 2019 40:11


NEWS The reason why Spotify’s stock price is way down Producers and engineers work a lot for free according to new MPG study GUEST Founder of Skyline Artists Agency and Hypebot Bruce Houghton Bruce Houghton started his boutique Skyline Artists … Continue reading →

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

Oct 1, 2019 41:39


NEWS The ramifications of online content is getting both longer and shorter Upcoming solid state drives will be much larger and cheaper too GUEST L-Acoustic’s L-ISA product manager Scott Sugden Scott Sugden started as a live systems engineer for bands … Continue reading →

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

Sep 24, 2019 50:04


NEWS CDs seem to be making a comeback with some big sellers recently Beware of cheap USB hubs that could cause serious system problems GUEST Engineer Craig Burbidge Engineer Craig Burbidge gained multi-platinum status having worked with hundreds of artists … Continue reading →

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

Sep 17, 2019 50:47


NEWS Deezer will try a new streaming royalty plan which could pay indie artists more Some interesting facts about the Shure SM58 GUEST Engineer Jesse Ray Ernster My guest this week is engineer, mixer and composer Jesse Ray Ernster, who grew up … Continue reading →

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

Sep 10, 2019 38:03


NEWS The latest music sales data from the first half of the year from the RIAA Sony’s influential Walkman is celebrating its 40th anniversary GUEST Drummer and Miles Davis nephew Vince Wilburn Jr Vince Wilburn Jr. has both toured and … Continue reading →

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

Sep 3, 2019 37:24


NEWS 4 ways that streaming numbers are manipulated Steinway Piano’s secret underground vault GUEST Women’s Audio Mission’s founder and executive director Terri Winston Terri Winston is the executive director of Women’s Audio Mission, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that uses … Continue reading →

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

Aug 27, 2019 52:33


NEWS Music may disappear off the radio in 10 years but the format will remain Tips on hydrating your voice GUEST Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall FOH mixer Fred Vogler Learn more about Fred at Sonitus Consulting 6 time Grammy … Continue reading →

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

Aug 20, 2019 34:11


NEWS The RIAA says that 25% of Amazon’s CDs are counterfeit Do you mix with your eyes or your ears? GUEST Amuse co-founder and CEO Diego Farias Diego Farias is a digital music and tech expert with experience from some … Continue reading →

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

Aug 13, 2019 43:25


NEWS It looks like Taylor Swift won’t be rerecording the songs from her catalog soon Be ready for the transition to a 64 bit audio world, and our DAWs are first GUEST Producer Joe Solo Joe Solo turned a chance meeting … Continue reading →

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

Aug 6, 2019 49:48


NEWS Katy Perry’s lawsuit loss is bad for song copyrights Why every musician should have a SoundCloud account GUEST 411 Music Group founder and CEO Kristen Agee Kristen Agee is a classically trained violinist and started playing multiple instruments at … Continue reading →

Episode #278 – Musician’s Labor Relations, Focusrite Buys ADAM, And Engineer Steve Genewick

Jul 30, 2019 43:15


NEWS Online creatives might need a new labor union Focusrite Acquires ADAM Audio GUEST Engineer Steve Genewick Steve Genewick has worked at Capitol Studios in Hollywood for 25 years, and during that time he’s had the opportunity to work with … Continue reading →

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

Jul 23, 2019 42:38


NEWS The DJ world is about to change  thanks to streaming Summer NAMM is become a must-attend GUEST Producer/remixer Dave Audé Dave Audé is a producer and remixer with an astounding 133 #1’s on Billboard’s Dance Club chart. That’s more … Continue reading →

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

Jul 15, 2019 55:37


NEWS Amazon Music is growing faster than any other streaming network Aerosmith has a part-time residency in Las Vegas, and it’s a big one GUEST Producer/engineer Greg Penny talks Atmos music mixing My guest today at the forefront of mixing … Continue reading →

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

Jul 9, 2019 26:00


NEWS What will music sound like in 10 years? A venture capitalist thinks he knows. Rolling Stone launches new charts The cause of tinnitus may have been discovered Computers used for Pro Tools GUEST Primephonic CEO Thomas Steffens My guest … Continue reading →

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

Jul 2, 2019 50:39


NEWS There are 2 new Billboard charts, but does it even matter? Drug smuggling with fake speaker cabinets GUEST Smart Studio’s founder and senior acoustic consultant Jim Dunne Jim Dunne is the founder and senior acoustic consultant of the ground-breaking Smart Studio, … Continue reading →

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

Jun 25, 2019 45:26


NEWS The music publishing industry’s revenue increase that’s not trickling down to songwriters The Universal vault fire and how it affects record label’s archives GUEST Female Musician’s Academy’s founder Bree Noble My guest on the podcast this week is Bree Noble, who is … Continue reading →

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

Jun 18, 2019 44:13


NEWS What are the biggest differences between Spotify and radio airplay? It looks like playlists are replacing the album. GUEST Rocketsongs co-founder and creative director Jonathan Stone Jonathan Stone has had a long career as a director of creative services … Continue reading →

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

Jun 11, 2019 45:07


NEWS The reason why YouTube is making a lot of copyright mistakes these days MySpace just lost 50 million songs from 14 million artists and many can’t be found anywhere else GUEST Olympus Projects co-founder and music producer Zubin Gadhoke … Continue reading →

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

Jun 4, 2019 35:46


NEWS The 50 States Of Music shows what music contributes to every state’s economy Synth tech gets an acid trip from a vintage synth repair GUEST Music and digital media consultant Rick Goetz Find out more  at Rick Goetz … Continue reading →

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

May 28, 2019 38:53


NEWS Tik Tok is the hottest new platform for tweens and teens, and the major labels say they aren’t paying enough Vocal tips if you play guitar or bass and sing at the same time GUEST founder and CEO … Continue reading →

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

May 21, 2019 35:57


NEWS YouTube Music’s streaming numbers are pretty low Major labels embrace hi-res audio again GUEST NBC supervising sound editor Robert Siciliano   My guest today is Robert Siciliano, who started as a music recording engineer, but by almost a quirk of … Continue reading →

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

May 14, 2019 47:03


NEWS There’s a new form of legal payola now coming to streaming platforms Pennsylvania passes a law to let minors play in bars, but there’s unintended consequences GUEST Dave Pearlman of Pearlman Microphones After years as a touring pedal steel … Continue reading →

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

May 7, 2019 45:59


NEWS Can you guess the most musical cities in the world? Netflix is upping the quality of its audio, but not on all formats GUEST Drummer, engineer, author and music technologist David Frangioni Audio One can be found here   … Continue reading →

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

Apr 30, 2019 46:37


NEWS Songwriters are missing out on Black Box money, but help may be on the way Background music may be detrimental to concentration GUEST Grammy audio co-ordinator and television engineer/producer Michael Abbott My guest today is Michael Abbott, who started … Continue reading →

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

Apr 23, 2019 49:42


NEWS It turns out that digital music is worse for the environment than CDs or vinyl A viola player won a lawsuit with the Royal Opera House over hearing damage at a rehearsal GUEST Founder of the Music Business Registry … Continue reading →

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

Apr 16, 2019 49:52


NEWS Streaming services are keeping a lot more money even as they appeal a songwriter royalty increase Beamforming audio is coming to the new MSG Sphere Arena in Las Vegas GUEST Producer-engineer-composer Jack Miele My guest today is producer/engineer Jack … Continue reading →

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

Apr 9, 2019 39:14


NEWS Here comes the 3 inch vinyl single and it’s not a joke Violinists are being trained by artificial intelligence. The future of music education? GUEST Vinyl mastering engineer Kevin Gray Reach Kevin at My guest today is mastering … Continue reading →

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

Apr 2, 2019 46:36


NEWS Distributor CD Baby was sold to music publisher Downtown Music Holdings This survey describes which type of audio interface is everyone using GUEST Producer Michael Beinhorn talks about pre-production Michael Beinhorn has produced a wide range of artists including … Continue reading →

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

Mar 26, 2019 1:13:09


NEWS An algorithm just got a record deal for 20 albums with Warner Music Counterfeit gear ring in China busted GUEST 5 Anniversary Show – Tribute to Geoff Emerick with Bill Smith Recently I had a conversation with engineer Bill … Continue reading →

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

Mar 19, 2019 52:41


NEWS The numbers are changing for both social media and streaming music usage in the U.S. Skip rates for your songs are changing the way songs and albums are being made GUEST Surf guitar legend from The Surfaris Bob Berryhill … Continue reading →

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

Mar 12, 2019 1:02:24


NEWS The RIAA year-end numbers are surprising, especially when it comes to CDs Are you ready for USB 3.2? An attempt to clarify the USB types GUEST Producer-composer-mixer-music  supervisor Doug DeAngelis   Composer, producer and music supervisor Doug DeAngelis is my guest on … Continue reading →

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

Mar 5, 2019 38:21


NEWS Radio wants legislation against paying performance royalties The musical instrument business is healthy again GUEST CD Baby’s VP of international development, Heli Del Mora

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

Feb 26, 2019 46:35


NEWS Facebook launches Lasso, an alternative to TikTok Bing Crosby and the start of modern recording GUEST Amphion Loudspeakers founder and CEO Anssi Hynovnen   Amphion loudspeakers have become a favorite of award-winning mixing engineers the world over, and founder and … Continue reading →

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

Feb 19, 2019 36:47


NEWS Apple just purchased a company that provides record label services A look at the keys and tempos of the recent Top 40 hit songs GUEST Beatchain CEO Ben Mendoza   Ben Mendoza created UK-based Beatchain along with co-founder and musician Steve Jones to accelerate … Continue reading →

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

Feb 12, 2019 50:59


NEWS Songwriters are getting a 44% raise for streams The ins and outs of sample rates, especially 192kHz GUEST Engineer Paul Edwards

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

Feb 5, 2019 39:55


NEWS Spotify is hacked and fake artists are showing up on playlists Apple will be switching processors soon, and what that could mean GUEST Producer, engineer, musician, songwriter Bill Reynolds Bill Reynolds is a Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and … Continue reading →

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

Jan 29, 2019 1:02:18


NEWS An overview of the just completed Winter NAMM 2019 GUEST Post Mixer and Source Elements co-founder Robert Marshall   Robert Marshall is a sound designer, mixer and partner of Chicago audio post house SUM1. Robert has spent the last 15 years doing … Continue reading →

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

Jan 22, 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 Andrew Peters My guest today is Andrew Peters, who started as popular radio personality and eventually … Continue reading →

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

Jan 15, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Jan 8, 2019 43:12


NEWS Ed Sheeran gets sued for plagiarism by the Marvin Gaye estate Pioneer Electronics is sold GUEST Session guitarist Tim Pierce

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

Jan 1, 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

Dec 25, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Dec 18, 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 Guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber  

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

Dec 11, 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 and educator Darlene Koldenhoven Check out Darlene’s Tune Your Voice course

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

Dec 4, 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 Fitzpatrick

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

Nov 27, 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

Nov 20, 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

Nov 13, 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

Nov 6, 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

Oct 30, 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

Oct 23, 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 Televison composer Michael Raphael

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

Oct 16, 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

Oct 9, 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

Oct 2, 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 composer and NASA aerospace engineer Mike Paul Hughes

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

Sep 25, 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 online gear purchases GUEST Author, musician and music technologist … Continue reading →

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

Sep 18, 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 vinyl record standard since 1978. Could it be about HD … Continue reading →

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

Sep 11, 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 microphones. Do you know what they mean? GUEST Sweetwater editorial director Mitch Gallagher

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

Sep 4, 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

Aug 28, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Aug 21, 2018 40:22


                  NEWS Stream fraud is running rampant by artists, labels, platforms and even consumers Audio consoles and mixers are getting cheaper but better, according to a new study GUEST Blue Oyster Cult … Continue reading →

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

Aug 14, 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 to speed on the Music … Continue reading →

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

Aug 7, 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

Jul 31, 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

Jul 24, 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 GUEST Creator of the Distressor and Empirical Labs founder Dave Derr

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

Jul 17, 2018 41:19


            NEWS All Spotify playlists won’t provide the same streaming results Private equity group buys Martin Audio GUEST President of Outerloop Records Shan Dan Horan

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

Jul 10, 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

Jul 3, 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

Jun 26, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Jun 19, 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

Jun 12, 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

Jun 5, 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 29, 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 22, 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 15, 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 8, 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 1, 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

Apr 24, 2018 47:49


            NEWS SoundCloud’s losses mount Songwriting via machine is getting popular GUEST Producer and composer David Campos Find out more about Advanced Music Production here

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

Apr 17, 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

Apr 10, 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

Apr 3, 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

Podcast #206 – Changes To Social Media, Music Revenue Up, And Licensing Guru Joyce Kettering

Mar 28, 2018 36:37


                NEWS Thanks to Russian hacking and Cambridge Analytica, your social media networks are changing 2017 was a great year for recorded music according to the RIAA GUEST Composer and music licensing guru … Continue reading →

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

Mar 20, 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 surprises GUEST Producer, composer and songwriter Clarence Jey

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

Mar 14, 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 startups in audio augmented reality GUEST KEF Content Creation … Continue reading →

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

Mar 7, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Feb 28, 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 Lij Shaw describes his lawsuit against the city of Nashville for … Continue reading →

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

Feb 21, 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

Feb 14, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Feb 7, 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

Jan 31, 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 Hendrix’ boyhood home? GUEST Video distribution platform Vydia founder and CEO Roy … Continue reading →

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

Jan 24, 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

Jan 17, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Jan 10, 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

Jan 3, 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 consoles GUEST Producer/engineer/musician Joel Hamilton

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

Dec 27, 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

Dec 20, 2017 44:25


            NEWS What the latest net neutrality ruling means for music Gibson sold its Memphis factory GUEST Producer, educator and musicologist Eric Copeland

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

Dec 13, 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

Dec 6, 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

Nov 29, 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

Nov 22, 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

Nov 15, 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

Nov 8, 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

Nov 1, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Oct 25, 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

Oct 18, 2017 50:22


                NEWS The Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” verdict has changed songwriting credits Gibson guitars now in Walmart GUEST TV composer and author Rich Tozzoli

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

Oct 11, 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 Composer/orchestrator Dennis Dreith

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

Oct 4, 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

Sep 26, 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, … Continue reading →

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

Sep 19, 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 acquisition

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

Sep 12, 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 Distribution Fund

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

Sep 5, 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

Aug 29, 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 talks about console history and Mixbus

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

Aug 22, 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

Aug 15, 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

Aug 8, 2017 48:47


          NEWS Google Play Music and YouTube Red to consolidate Steps for setting up a subwoofer GUEST Studio technical facilities manager Gary Myerberg-Lauter

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

Aug 1, 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

Jul 25, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Jul 18, 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

Jul 11, 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

Jul 4, 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

Jun 27, 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

Jun 20, 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

Jun 13, 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

Jun 6, 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 Singer/songwriter and tech maven Beatie Wolfe

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

May 30, 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 23, 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 16, 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 9, 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 2, 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

Apr 25, 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

Apr 18, 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 Legendary audio producer designer Paul Wolff

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

Apr 11, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Apr 4, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Mar 29, 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

Mar 22, 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

Mar 15, 2017 40:37


            NEWS Pandora and SoundCloud both facing financial difficulties Hearing loss in adults is rising GUEST Other World Computing (OWC) founder and CEO Larry O’Connor

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

Mar 8, 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 market GUEST Kicking off our 4th year with engineer and previous … Continue reading →

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

Mar 1, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Feb 22, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Feb 15, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Feb 8, 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

Feb 1, 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

Jan 25, 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

Jan 18, 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

Jan 11, 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

Jan 4, 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

Dec 28, 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

Dec 21, 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

Dec 14, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Dec 6, 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 Gudwin

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

Nov 30, 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 Headliner Magazine and  

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

Nov 23, 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

Nov 16, 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

Nov 9, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Nov 2, 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 Oasis Mastering chief engineer Gene Grimaldi

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

Oct 26, 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

Oct 19, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Oct 12, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Oct 5, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Sep 27, 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 have had years ago GUEST Pamplamoose and Patreon … Continue reading →

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

Sep 20, 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 might not be aware of GUEST Game audio composer and sound … Continue reading →

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

Sep 13, 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 in Abbey Road Studio 1 is for sale GUEST Engineer … Continue reading →

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

Sep 6, 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 getting bigger GUEST Berklee Online and New Artist Model … Continue reading →

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

Aug 30, 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 ever, Rudy Van Gelder, passed away … Continue reading →

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

Aug 23, 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 Colin Leonard describes his new online analog mastering process Aria

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

Aug 16, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Aug 9, 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

Aug 2, 2016 53:47


            NEWS CD sales falling faster than expected, and streaming  makes more money Our musical preferences are learned and not biological, unlike what many researchers previously thought GUEST Engineer Ed Cherney talks about starting out, … Continue reading →

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

Jul 26, 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

Jul 19, 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 … Continue reading →

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

Jul 12, 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 or for more … Continue reading →

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

Jul 5, 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

Jun 28, 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

Jun 21, 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

Jun 14, 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

Jun 7, 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 30, 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

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

May 23, 2016 39:57


                NEWS Universal Music Group makes $4 million a day from streaming Yamaha’s revolutionary TransAcoustic guitar GUEST Flipagram head of music John Bolton

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

May 16, 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  plugins here.

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

May 9, 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 mixer, musician and … Continue reading →

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

May 2, 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 out more about Chris’s online … Continue reading →

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

Apr 25, 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

Apr 18, 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

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

Apr 11, 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 Interview: – Music Attorney John Kellogg