October 30, 2020

Ice Cream Truck Music, The 100th Anniversary Of The Theremin, And World Maestro Colin O’Donohoe On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Colin O’Donohoe, who’s worked as a composer, conductor, band leader, drummer, flautist and audio engineer in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Brazil and Turkey. In 2010, his Pangean Orchestra united instruments and musicians from around the world and gained international recognition to where he was nicknamed “World Maestro.” Colin also composes […]

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October 23, 2020

Fake Streaming Artists, Producer Gareth Jones, And Mixing ITB Acceptance On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is producer/engineer Gareth Jones, who’s a pioneer in the use of cutting edge digital equipment, sampling technology, and synthesizers. Gareth produced five albums for techno innovators Depeche Mode and six albums for synth-pop superstars Erasure, and many more.  As the mixer of John Foxx’s seminal album Metamatic, he realized that an artist could truly define his […]

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October 21, 2020

How To Hire A Social Influencer

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If you’re trying to reach teenagers, one of the best ways to do it is through a social influencer. Research has shown that 70% of teens trust social influencers more than traditional celebrities or even friends. If you have some great music or merch that you think needs exposure and you want to reach that […]

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October 20, 2020

How TikTok Recommends Videos #ForYou

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TikTok is probably the hottest social service in the world right now and much of its success is because of its excellent AI-based algorithm. While we’ve discussed how this algorithm works in the past, TikTok itself has provided information about how it comes up with videos for your #ForYou feed. The Recommendation System Just about […]

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October 16, 2020

The Album Reimagined, Studio Designer Carl Tatz, And The Prophet 5 Reissued, On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is studio designer Carl Tatz, who went from being a studio owner in Nashville to designing studios, mixing rooms and listening rooms for some of the biggest clients in the world. He then took that to yet another level by developing his own technology and products. Carl wanted to make monitoring […]

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October 13, 2020

Artists Could Make Just A Little More With Elimination Of The Controlled Composition Clause

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Last week BMG took the unprecedented step of eliminating what’s known as the Controlled Composition clause from its artist contracts, a moved that shocked the industry. This means that BMG artists will receive just a little more in their pocketbooks if they still sell any physical product. The Controlled Composition clause has been a staple […]

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An Internet Minute, Recycled Plastics For Acoustics, And Producer Mark Plati On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Mark Plati, who’s worked with a wide range of major artists including Prince, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, the Bee Gees, The Cure and many others. Mark was initiated into the New York City music scene working under the tutelage of dance music legend Arthur Baker in […]

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Neighboring Rights Royalties, Gibson Aging Technology, And Producer/Soma Breath Founder Niraj Naik On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Niraj Naik, who’s a music producer and self-described renegade pharmacist from the U.K and founder of SOMA Breath, one of the fastest growing wellness movements fusing ancient techniques with modern science.  Niraj is also the founder of Breathe In Beats, a music collective renowned for their legendary conscious music festivals. […]

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Music Piracy Evolving, Sony De-Emphasizing Electronics, And Engineer J.J. Blair On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is engineer, producer and musician J.J. Blair, who has a long list of engineering credits including Joe Bonamassa, Kelly Clarkson, Jeff Beck, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Weezer, and many more.  He’s also produced and mixed the Grammy winning record Press On, by June Carter Cash, engineered on the Grammy […]

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