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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.

 

Former Taylor Swift Manager Rick Barker On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Rick Barker and Taylor SwiftThis week’s guest on my Inner Circle Podcast is Rick Barker, who helped launch the career of Taylor Swift as her first manager. In the interview, Rick provides an overview of how Taylor became such a huge star, and gives us some insights into how the music business has changed since she hit the scene.

Rick is now is the social media mentor on American Idol, and offers a great Social Media For Music video full of tips and tricks on how to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help you promote your music. Rick is cutting edge in this regard, and taught me a few things I didn’t know myself.

In the intro I’ll take a look at how the record labels are now changing their marketing strategy away from the short product release window to a “continuous loop,” and how the fifth Beatle Sir George Martin changed the finances of the music business.

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

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