Category Archives for "Inner Circle Podcast"

Engineer/Composer Bobby Summerfield On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Bobby SummerfieldOn this week’s Inner Circle Podcast #118 I’m happy to feature Bobby Summerfield, my compadre from the AudioNowcast, as my guest.

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.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Engineer/Gear Manufacturer Steven Slate On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Steven SlateI’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.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Engineer/Producer Tony Shepperd On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Tony ShepperdEngineer/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.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Sound Designer Diego Stocco On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Diego StoccoMy 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 listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

You can also hear both Diego and myself on the AudioNowcast podcast, now celebrating it’s 10th year.

Auratone’s Alex Jacobsen On This Week’s Inner Circle Podcast

Alex_JacobsenThe little Auratone sound cube monitors were once found in just about every studio in the world, but they just about fell off the map after the passing of company founder Jack Wilson
Today Jack’s grandson Alex Jacobsen has relaunched Auratone, and he’s my guest on this week’s podcast. Alex has a great story about the history of Auratone, how they’ve changed over the years, and how he’s bringing the company back to prominence once again.
In the intro I’ll talk about how we’re spending less time on social media and more on messaging, and I’ll provide an overview of a couple of cool online services – Jukedeck and the Fender Mod Shop.
You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Songwriter Martin Page On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Martin PageThis 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.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Ian ShepherdIan ShepherdIf you take notice I have a lot of mastering engineer’s on my Inner Circle Podcast, and that’s because they’re pretty overlooked, usually keep a low profile, and what they do is generally misunderstood. That said, as you’ve probably heard by now if you listen to the show a lot, they all have great stories and musical depth. This week is no exception as mastering engineer Ian Shepherd joins me for a chat.
 
Ian has been a champion for keeping dynamic range in music, and is the founder of Dynamic Range Day. He’ll explain the pros and cons of keeping some dynamics in your music and how backing off on the loudness can actually be better for the audio quality these days.
In the intro I’ll look at the fact that most videos on Facebook are being watched with the audio turned off, as well as Facebook offering it’s Spatial Workstation virtual reality plugin suite for free.
Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, or either on iTunesStitcher, and now Mixcloud and Google Play.
Enjoy the show!

Flipagram’s John Bolton On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

John Bolton FlipagramOn this week’s edition of my Inner Circle Podcast I’m happy to have digital music veteran John Bolton as my guest. John is the head of music at Flipagram, and prior to that he held a similar position at Muve Music, which is one of the larger streaming music services.

 

We’ll discuss what it’s like negotiating license agreements with the major labels, what makes Flipagram a new way for artists to make money, and his take on the future of streaming music.

 

In the intro I’ll look at the news that Universal Music Group is making $4 million a day from streaming music (guess how much trickles down the artists on the label), and Yamaha’s revolutionary TransAcoustic guitar. 

 

Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, either on iTunes, Stitcher and now on Mixcloud and Google Play.

Prince Passes, Record Store Day and Songtradr CEO Paul Wiltshire On My Inner Circle Podcast

Paul WiltshireAs 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.

Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, either on iTunes, Stitcher and now on Mixcloud and Google Play

Music Attorney John Kellogg On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Attorney John KelloggI’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.

Remember that you can find the podcast at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, either on iTunes, Stitcher and now on Mixcloud and Google Play.