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Tour" of following world-class studios available here:
calling...There's Gold in Them Hollywood Hills!
Platinum...Ashanti's self-titled debut recorded at Soundcastle
has sold over a million in less than a month. We met up with
owner Buddy King & studio manager Pat Kane who are celebrating
the studio's 25th anniversary and learned about recent remodel,
updates and future plans.
Fogel (link to SE profile), engineer/mixer/remixer/programmer
The Sweetest Thing, Seal, Alanis Morissette
O' Boy! We met up with proud dad of a new baby boy, Chris
at his private studio (Fig) where he speaks about mixing some
of the hottest sounds on the charts.
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Sykes (link to SE profile), producer/engineer/mixer/musician
David Benoit, David Lanz and Peter White
has four albums in the Contemporary Jazz charts top twenty
to his credit: Jeff Golub, David Benoit, David Lanz and Peter
White. Read more and listen to some of his work here: SteveSykes.com
Schmitt (link to SE profile), engineer/mixer/producer
down with 11-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt at the legendary
Capitol Studios where he talks about making records from Henri
Mancini to Diana krall. Many more...
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Schmitt interview from Capitol
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Paul (link to SE profile), writer/producer/programmer
Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen), Depeche Mode and Curve.
UK-based Paul is working with a constant stream of top name
artists. Oskar had another number one hit with Pop Idol winner
Will Young's single 'Anything Is Possible' which he co-produced
with 90s singer Cathy Dennis. He has started a new partnership
with former Cheiron writer/producer Jörgen Elofsson. As
well as having hits with the likes of Britney Spears, Westlife
and Boyzone, Elofsson also wrote and produced Will Young's 'Evergreen'
single. Talking of the new partnership, Paul comments "This
collaboration will involve us working together on a number of
new and exciting projects."
clockwise: Lynn Carey Saylor (Skip Saylor Recording), Thomas
(Beno) May (Bernie Grundman Mastering), Barry
Rudolph, Natalie stocker (EMTEC), Jean Tardibuono(EMTEC),
Candace Stewart (Cello),
C. Ross, Greg Goldman, Nancy Matter (Moonlight Mastering).
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Bernie Grundman Mastering hosted the May 15th event where
studio managers, producers and engineers got to check out
the system up close.
using it? Sony Imageworks, Sony Pix sound Dept. 20th Century
Fox Post, MTV, Buena Vista Home Video, Universal studios,
Library of Congress and ET (Paramount Pix), to name a few.
info: contact EMTEC
800-380-5470 or Thom
Radio in the News: So much for synergy between the former
AOL and Time Warner which finds its Divisions at odds Over
Online Music Royalties
to a national random survey of 2,500 people from 2000 to 2002,
the percentage of Americans over the age of 12 who have listened
to a radio station over the Internet has grown from 10% to
25%. This growth has gotten the attention of record companies
and Internet radio stations alike.
ago, over 500 Webcasters and radio-station Internet simulcasters
observed a "Day of Silence" to protest proposed
Web royalty rates, but the Recording Artists Coalition and
other recording industry groups protested the protest in an
open letter reminding people that "if those who make
the music we all love are not fairly compensated for their
work, that will be the result-silence. But the biggest Internet
radio station of all, run by AOL TIME Warner's America Online
service, kept playing music all day long.
part of the reason: America Online wants to keep the peace
with a sister division, Warner Music Group, which is fighting
for the royalties for its recording artists and labels.
would appear that AOL has found itself on both sides of the
table," says Raghav Gupta, chief operating officer of
Live365 Inc., one of the small web radio stations that is
fighting the royalties.
this one specific case we chose not to participate in a public-relations
ploy by a small number of Webcasters," says Dawn Bridges,
a Warner Music spokeswoman. "We are continuing to participate
actively in the process of discussing substantive issues with
the other RIAA and SoundExchange companies." (Full report
In Wall Street Marketplace 5/15).
major refinances nearly $2 bil, slashes 1,800 jobs, cuts 400
acts from roster
to EMI Recorded Music chairman and CEO Alain Levy, the industry
hadn't grown during the past five years. He cited several
reasons for that, including a serious piracy problem in Aisa,
Latin America and southern Europe and the fact that the industry
did not have a hold on digital distribution. "We are
allowing a whole generation to believe that music should somehow
be free," Levy said. And we've allowed the hardware industry
to absolve themselves of the responsibility for defending
a fundamental law called protection of intellectual property."
admitted that the record industry has been unable to generate
enough superstars -- artist who can consistently sell 10 million
albums. "Not having star power tends to take the magic
out of music," he said. "When people buy a record,
they not only buy music, they also buy a bond to the artist.
Not having stars tends to make music a commodity and depreciate
this value. We believe the talent is there, but the industry
has lost sight of the levels of investment in time and money
that is required to build these superstars."
Records -- run by chairman and CEO Matt Serletic and president
and chief operating officer Roy Lott -- will be headquartered
in New York. (source: The Hollywood Reporter 3/21/02)
100 Positions /Issue Date:May 18, 2002
and you know it's Herb Alpert!"
( Miles Davis from a 1989 interview )
Mess, Brass To Their Ears:
$250 Million due to recording icon figures Alpert
& Moss. French giant, Vivendi Universal SA's acquisition
of Seagram Co two years ago is coming back to haunt the media
and utility conglomerate. When it acquired Rondor, Seagram
committed to pay founders Messrs. Alpert and Moss the $250
million in cash if the shares of Vivendi Universal fell below
$37.50 for 10 consecutive days. The shares of Vivendi have
traded under $37.50 every day since April 3, triggering the
payment obligation to Rondor.
is the former publishing arm of A&M Records, the company
Alpert & Moss founded in a garage in 1962. Rondor's catalog
of copyrighted songs includes works by The Beach Boys, Otis
Redding, Isaac Hayes, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen.
Alpert & Moss sold A&M to PolyGram, then a unit of
Philips NV of the Netherlands, in 1989, but retained ownership
of Rondor. After Seagram acquired PolyGram in 1998, the two
men claimed that the consolidation of the music interests
of Seagram's Universal Music Group and PolyGram violated a
provision of the 1989 deal, and sued Seagram for $200 million.
They dropped the suit as part of the 2000 sale of Rondor to
Seagram for six million shares then worth about $350 million
and $12.5 million in cash.
tapped into Latin music as a trumpet player with his band
The Tijuana Brass and produced hits including "The Lonely
Bull" and "What Now My Love" in the 1960s.
A&M, housed in Charlie Chaplin old studio in Hollywood
(currently Hanson Studios) was extremely successful, releasing
Carole King's "Tapestry" and works from artists
including The Police, Peter Frampton and Janet Jackson. In
1989 it was one of the largest independent record companies
around, and PolyGram spent $500 million to acquire it, then
considered an astonishing sum. The lawsuit alleged that PolyGram
promised to retain the name "A&M" and its relative
independence, which it did at first. But in '99, after Seagram's
Universal Music acquired PolyGram, A&M was folded in with
other record labels and more than 150 of its employees were
let go. The lawsuit complained that this was a breach of contract,
and was settled as a part of Seagram's acquisition of Rondor.
Among the more than 60,000 songs in Rondor's catalog are "Sitting
on the Doc of the Bay," "Respect," and "Soul
Man." It was efficiency for Universal Music to be able
to reunite a portion of these published songs with the original
"Masters," or recordings, which had come with its
earlier purchase of the record company. Though he and his
partner left the company in '93, Mr. Alpert continued to play
his trumpet and release occasional records. He also began
a career as a sculptor and abstract painter. Mr. Moss enjoyed
some success-buying racehorses. (source: Wall Street Journal,
more from these two visionary men!
but not least, belated congrats go to our special friend and
superb mastering engineer, Gavin Lurssen who won the
VERY FIRST GRAMMY given to a mastering engineer early this year.
Gavin told SE about some recent work coming out of The Mastering
Lab: "Albums I've done lately include Tom Wait's "Blood
Money", a Raplh Stanley record, soundtrack for "The
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood" produced by T-Bone
Burnett which includes tracks by Bob Dylan, Macy Gray, Lauren
Hill, Allison Krauss, Rya Charles and the list goes on."
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