Category Archives for "Inner Circle Podcast"
Bobby’s worked with a variety of great artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Carole King to world music superstar Johnny Clegg to the legendary Harry Belafonte. He’s also a composer with his own music library, and his credits include shows like Oprah Winfrey, The View, Survivor, and ABC’s 20/20 News, and commercials for Coca Cola, Ford Motor Co. and American Airlines. Along the way, Bobby’s also been nominated for a daytime Emmy award. We had a great chat that you’ll enjoy.
In the intro I’ll discuss Apple’s interesting proposal for a new streaming royalty rate for songwriters and publishers, and the new breed of big fast flash drives now available.
I’m very pleased to have engineer/gear manufacturer Steven Slate on Episode #117 of my Inner Circle Podcast.
Steven will discuss his journey from musician to engineer to manufacturing some of the coolest and most forward-thinking audio gear available today.
You’ll also hear all about what goes into to making a product like the Virtual Mic or the Raven control surface, as well as some very cool behind-the-scenes company history.
In the intro I’ll discuss how the balance of online music distribution is changing as there are now more streams than YouTube music views, and how the great little audio manufacturer Rane is being acquired by inMusic.
Engineer/producer Tony Shepperd has had an interesting journey in the music business that has taken him from Los Angeles to Nashville and back again.
Along the way he’s mixed projects for a variety of household names like Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, and many more. Tony is also about to get into the world of audio hardware with the launch of a very cool new summing box.
This is a guy who can make even inexpensive gear sing (as you’ll hear in a couple of his stories), so it’s well worth the listen.
In the intro I’ll talk about how Brexit may affect the music business, and if having too many tonal choices is actually a good thing.
My guest this week on my Inner Circle Podcast is sound designer and composer Diego Stocco.
Diego’s not only worked on movies like Takers and Sherlock Holmes, television shows like The Tudors and Moonlight. and video games like Assassin’s Creed, but he’s also one of the people behind the great sounds on the Korg Z1, and Spectrasonics Atmosphere, Omnisphere and Trillian.
This is a guy who hears music in ordinary objects around us, and as a result he’s used both a tree and a burning piano in his pieces, as well as created his own instruments.
In the intro I’ll talk about the DMCA and why both label and music artists want it changed, and the fact that another iconic New York City recording studio is about to bite the dust.
You can also hear both Diego and myself on the AudioNowcast podcast, now celebrating it’s 10th year.
This week I’m lucky to have my compadre from the AudioNowcast on my Inner Circle Podcast, songwriter Martin Page.
Martin’s had much success over the years writing with everyone from Earth, Wind and Fire, to Bernie Taupin, to Hal David, to Robbie Robertson, to Robbie Williams, and he’s also co-written a couple of world-wide #1 hits – “We Built This City” for Jefferson Starship and “These Dreams” for Heart.
Martin will talk about what he’s learned working with some of the world’s greatest writers, and tell a few very cool inside stories as well.
In the intro I’ll look at some numbers about the typical indie label that I found totally unexpected, as well as a quick overview at what I saw at the High End Audio Show in Newport Beach, CA.
As those of you who are songwriters or copyright holders know, you make money when people use your songs, especially on television, films or commercials. It’s not easy to get placement though, but it’s getting easier thanks to Songtradr, a marketplace that matches songs and cues to people and brands who are looking for them.
Paul Wiltshire’s the founder and CEO of Songtradr and he’s my guest on this week’s podcast. Prior to coming up with the idea, Paul was an award-winning songwriter and producer in Australia, and he’s also had some big successes in the US with the likes of the Backstreet Boys, so he knows what it’s like to be on the creative end of things.
In the intro I’ll take a look at a part of Prince’s legacy that not many see, his business acumen that changed the music industry in many ways. I’ll also give you a report on the backlash by record retailers at what was once their biggest day of the year – Record Store Day.
I’m really pleased to have music attorney John Kellogg on the podcast this week. John represented acts like Levert and the O’Jays before becoming assistant chair of the Music Business and Management at Berklee College of Music.
John knows the music business from an artist’s perspective as well, since prior to becoming an attorney, he was a singer in the funk band Cameo.
In the intro I’ll take a look at Apple’s swearing patent, and the 6 trouble frequencies that many mixers find perplexing.