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February 28, 2017

Composer Richard Gibbs Talks About Woodshed Recording On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Woodshed Recording Studio

In my mind Richard Gibbs’ Woodshed Recording is one of the top 5 studios in the world (see the photo on the side), and it’s not because of its idyllic setting on a mountaintop overlooking Malibu’s Zuma Beach. No, it’s because it can be configured any way you want at the drop of a hat, […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/24/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 24th, 2017. It was a rather quiet week, but still lots to talk about. Let’s get into it. This may be the last easy year for streaming music. It needs new innovations and pricing if it wants to grow. Users are leaving Snapchat for Instagram. It […]

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You Won’t Believe What The Most Popular Music Platform Is

Most popular music platform

Streaming gets all of our attention these days but there’s more to music distribution than that. Business Insider conducted a survey of adults in the United States and found some very interesting data about our very favorite music platform, Here’s what it found. iTunes – 30% Pandora – 23% Spotify – 13% Google Play – […]

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February 21, 2017

Composer Michael Carey On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Composer Michael Carey

Michael Carey started his career as a guitar player, but soon found his way into writing music for commercials. His credits there include Toyota, Ford, Sonic, Coke, Papa Johns, NASCAR, Exxon, and Outback Steakhouse among others, as well as on-air promo packages for CBS, NBC and TBS. Michael missed album work though, as has since […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/17/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 17th, 2017. A lot went on in the streaming world, although nothing that you’d classify as major.. Let’s get into it. Spotify just signed a big new lease in NYC and plans to add 1,000 jobs. The is a curious move given recent rumors about its […]

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Spotify May Now Be Looking For A Buyer

Spotify looking for a buyer

It looked like Spotify’s strategy was to go public this year, but recent announcements have pretty much put that aside. The IPO (Initial Public Offering) market has changed recently, and tech companies can no longer be assured of the big paydays of just a few years ago. As a result it looks like the company’s new plan is […]

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February 14, 2017

Microphone Man David Bock On Episode #148 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

David Bock

David Bock is the founder of Soundelux Microphones and Bock Audio and there are few people as obsessed or knowledgeable about microphones as he is. His mics exude quality, not only in the way they sound but in the build quality. Put one up against a cheap Chinese clone and it becomes obvious very quickly. […]

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February 13, 2017

Is Your Music Attorney Good Enough To Get A Grammy For Suing?

Grammy for suing

There have been some pretty crazy plagiarism lawsuits brought against some of the biggest stars in the last few years. These have had a chilling effect on artists, songwriters, labels and publishers everywhere. This funny video from the stars of Portlandia kind of says it all on the subject, at least from an artistic perspective. […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/10/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 10th, 2017. It’s been a busy week in the music world this week. Let’s get into it. Google and YouTube merge their music teams. There’s confusion between Google Play and YouTube Red services, so look for these to become just a single service soon. Warner Music […]

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February 9, 2017

YouTube Launches Mobile Live Streaming And Super Chat

Mobile Live Streaming - Super Chat

YouTube just launched it’s long anticipated Mobile Live Streaming along with a monetization tool called Super Chat. There’s a catch though. You need at least 10,000 followers to have access to these features right now, although the company says it will be available to everyone at some point and baked into the mobile app. While it’s […]

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