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Expresso Walk And Talk...
Santa Fe Mix You may not live in this area, but you can hear
it online as well at www.KBAC.com.
(Click on the little Listen Live icon toward the upper
left part of their opening screen, and wade through the little commercial...then
you should get the broadcast stream.) Its Monday evening,
from 10:00-midnight in Santa Fe, so if you are in California it
will start at 9:00. "We'll be playing lot of good live music
performed in the studio by fine local music artists, with interviews
and some other fun stuff. There is a lot of great musical talent
in this area, and we are excited about building a showcase for them,"
says David Schwartz, co-host and producer of a new weekly radio
show that premiers this Monday June 1
Music Spins. The day after Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars"
played on Grey's Anatomy, it became the most downloaded song on
iTunes, and the show's soundtrack was later nominated for a Grammy.
After that, Atlantic Records gave Alexandra Patsavas of Chopshop
Records her own label. Most recently, she selected the soundtrack
for the movie Twilight, which has brought in $380 million at the
box office to date.
New No. 1 Friend Former
Facebook exec Owen Van Natta becomes CEO of MySpace In April 2009.
Owen Van Natta was the CEO of Project Playlist. He served the Chief
Revenue Officer at Facebook until he left in February 2008. Prior
to Facebook, Owen was Vice President of Worldwide Business and Corporate
Development at Amazon. He was part of the executive team of A9.com,
the Amazon search company, and he was responsible for business development
and sponsored-link advertising. Owen holds a bachelors degree
from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
vision of the A R Rahman Foundation is to strive towards
making poverty history. As a first step towards achieving this vision,
the foundation will set up educational institutions and provide
world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education to underprivileged
children who do not have the means to access & fund their education.
This will equip them with knowledge and skill sets to pursue specialized
higher studies that will provide them career opportunities to build
a secure future for themselves and their families. You might know
as the Oscar-winning composer behind Slumdog Millionaire's "Jai
Ho," which has been downloaded more than 100,000 times on iTunes
and was re-recorded as a hit collaboration with the Pussycat Dolls.
But Rahman has been writing Bollywood hits since 1992. His soundtracks
have reshaped Indian pop, adding influences from jazz, reggae, and
Western classical music, and have sold more than 100 million copies.
Rahman also created the musical Bombay Dreams and has been testing
new forms of music distribution; through a tie-up with Nokia, he
recently released an album just for the company's music-phone users
in India. Rahman released a coloring book for children featuring
stories based on human values of love & peace. A new story to
be released every month. Each coloring book is priced at INR 99/-
only and proceeds from sales will go towards the A R Rahman Foundation.
music, all roads lead to -- and from -- Jimmy Iovine, Chairman,
Geffen A&M Records. The resurrection of the New Kids on the
Block. The exclusive Best Buy deal for Guns N' Roses. MySpace's
music venture. Dr. Dre's high-tech headphones. Iovine had a hand
in all these projects -- and he's still thinking big, bold, and
increasingly multimedia. "We just built a television studio
across the street from Interscope," he says. "It's a performance-nightclub
facility where we'll create new content every day," Iovine
TEC L.A. Open's 9th hole co-spnosored by studioexpresso and
All Kings, Al Schmitt the winner of 19 Grammys (r), as well as the
Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award; studioexpresso's Claris with
engineer/mixer, David Rideau
The Mix Foundation
for Excellence in Audio and Honorary Chairman Al
Schmitt joined close ot 100 players from audio royalty at the
9th hole co-sponsored by studioexpresso and Studio Suite on May
11. "Joel (Stoner of Studio
Suite) and I were happy to respond to organizer, Karen Dunn's
invitation this year. It felt good to support the 14th Annual TEC
LA Open (formerly Mix). We had a blast. I think everyone enjoyed
the beautiful day at Malibu Country Club and had a good time especially
at the 9th hole where variety of beverages including espresso got
served," says studioexpresso's Claris Sayadian-Dodge.
Suite's Joel Stoner, Tournee Chairman and legendary mixer/engineer,
Al Schmitt, studioexpresso's Claris Sayadian-dodge, Capitol Studios.....;
Ed Cherney, Trish Silverman and Stoner of Studio Suite,....Gavin
tournament winners and loosers were all smiles. First place went
to Natural Soundfields Limited (Eric Tomooka, Ken Dahlinger, Mike
Cruz and Richard Gordon) with a score of 57; second to Ed Cherney
Team (Cherney, Scott Thurston, Frank Pirruccello and Jerry Kanter)
with a score of 61; third to The
Village (Charlie Bidwell, Ken Cross, Rudy Tomjunovich and Kyle
Smith), also with a score of 61 but which lost on a card-off versus
the second-place team with a birdie on hole 5. The Long Drive went
to Cyle Wehbu; Closest to Pin to Alex Brown; Longest Putt to Rudy
Tomjonovich; and Putting Contest to Jason Toney.
Trish Silverman & Kolet Minassian; Ed Cherney at the 9th Hole
sponsored by studioexpresso and studio suite; Le
Mobile's Guy Charbeneau with Joel and Claris; Studio Suite's
Stoner flanked by Studio angels and managers of Record Plant, Sound
City and Capitol
music producers, engineers and other professionals from leading
production facilities, manufacturers and distributors. "We
are grateful to the many companies who are sponsoring the event
in this time of economic uncertainty," said tournament director
Karen Dunn of KMD Productions. Proceeds from the tournament support
Mix Foundation's educational programs, including the TEC Awards
and TECnology Hall of Fame.
Stage To The Streets and Back
The Soloist Raises Awareness For The Homeless and Mental
l-r: New West Symphony's Wendy Velasco; The Soloiost
is based on a true story about LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez (played
by Robert Downey, Jr) who meets the mysterious figure Nathaniel
Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a former music prodigy living on Los Angeles'
Lopez embarks on a quixotic mission to get Ayers who is obsessed
with Beethoven, Mozart, Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond, off the
streets and back to the world of music. But even as he fights to
save Ayers life, he begins to see that it is Ayers
with his unsinkable passion, his freedom-loving obstinacy and his
valiant attempts at connection and love who is profoundly
producer Gary Foster was guest of The New
West Symphony at a recent film screening at Muvico theater at
The Oaks. Foster spoke about the film and expressed the rewarding
experience despite the lack of the box office success.
Edie Markman who plays violin with the LA Phil spoke about the 14-hour
shoot that produced the magical scene with Ayers attending a concert
of the LA Phil. New West Symphony benefit organized a food drive
a local Conejo Valley food bank. New West Symphony Assistant principal
cellist, Wendy Velasco played at the pre-screening reception (Ben
Hong, LA Phil's assistant principal cellist taught Jamie Foxx the
cello in preparation for his role as Ayers).
Maestro Brott presented Foster a with New West Symphony comissioned
collectible posters of Beethoven and Mozart by artist/designer,
l-r: New West Symphony President, Len
Linton, Executive Director, Nelson Dodge; Soloist producer, Gary
Foster and NWS music director, Boris Brott; Symphony guests and
patrons offer donations to Manna; composer
The Soloist is directed by the young, gifted and British Joe Wright
(Atonement, Pride and Prejudice). The score is written by Dario
Marianelli. Though the subject matter is heavy, the filming and
story telling is poetically light hearted. We give it a studioexpresso
thumbs up! This may not be your box office smash hit but look for
it at the Oscars!
Song When Robert Downey Jr.'s character is in his house; dancing
and drinking wine at night towards the beginning of the movie? Mr.
Bojangles by Neil Diamond. Decca Release the CD with Los Angeles
Philharmonic Orchestra performances on 4/21/2009. Watch
the trailer here
MetAlliance Certifies More Products
Scheiner; Janice Norton, Prism US Operations Mgr.; Ed Cherney; Frank
Oglethorpe, Prism US Sales and Technical Specialist, and George
Sound, manufacturer of premium-quality interfaces and converters
for the recording and broadcast markets, has been granted Music
Engineering & Technology Alliance certification for two of its
products, the ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converter and the Orpheus
multi-channel FireWire computer interface. Established in 2005 by
renowned music producers and recording engineers Chuck Ainlay, Ed
Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot
Scheiner, and Al
Schmitt, the METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows
producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work
together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. At
Studios in Los Angeles, Al Schmitt has been using Prism Sound's
ADA-8XR converters to record Willy Nelson, Barbra Streisand and
Diana Krall. "In my opinion," he commented
Black Eyed Peas album Mastered at Bernie Grundman
During mastering sessions at Bernie Grundman Mastering are Dante
Santiago, A&R creative executive producer; will.i.am, artist/executive
producer; Dylan "3D" Dresdow, mixer; Padraic "Padlock"Kerin,
recording engineer; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer. Photo by
will.i.am booked Bernie Grundman Mastering for sessions with mastering
engineer Chris Bellman to finalize the new Black Eyed Peas album
for manufacturing and distribution. The Interscope album,
The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies), is set for June 9 release on
the Interscope label. Will.i.am rose to fame as frontman and founder
of the hit rap group The Black Eyed Peas, with pop singer Fergie,
and rappers Taboo and apl.de.ap. After the 2008 US presidential
election, will.i.am released "It's a New Day." The video
depicts historical events that led to the election of the first
African-American President of the United States and features celebrities
such as Fergie, Olivia Wilde, Kanye West, Harold Perrineau, Kevin
Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick. It first debuted on The Oprah
Winfrey Show, and appears on the 2009 compilation album, Change
is Now: Renewing America's Promise. In honor of the inauguration
of Barack Obama as President of the United States, will.i.am collaborated
with producer David Foster on the patriotic song "America's
Song", with contributing vocals from Seal, Bono, Mary J. Blige,
and Faith Hill. In the just-released film X-Men Origins: Wolverine,
will.i.am plays Wraith, a teleporter who befriends Wolverine (Hugh
Jackman) during a mutant military mission to Africa.? Years later,
Wolverine tracks down his pal at a nondescript boxing gym in Las
Vegas and the two take off on a fact-finding adventure. "Boom
Boom Pow," the first single from the new Black Eyed Peas album,
is now available.
The Book. "We're going to smoke fatties and make a record,"
says Willy in the book.
The mystery writer's blog may have been more interesting than the
book, but the fans have compared him to Spinal Tap.
Like most narratives, Mixerman's diary has many anti-heroes for
whom the readers can have nothing but contempt.
A recording engineer working with a famous producer on the debut
album of an unknown band with a giant recording budget. Did you
say big? Those were the days! While describing brilliantly the hate
and hilarity that big budgets, big egos and bigger expectations
bring to artistic endeavors, Mixermans diary soon
became both a fast growing Internet sensation with a huge following
as well as a sword of Damocles he had sharpened himself. Is it true
that he weighs in excess of 450 pounds and still manages to perform
daily Pilates with the grace of Baryshnikov at the Venice Beach
Golds Gym? His publisher says he can be reached through his
website mixerman.net where he also hosts a regular and popular podcast
on recording. Your guess as to his true identity is as good as ours,
but if you figure it out, please let the publisher know. Hal Leonard
would like to send him a big check!
For Life Can it be possible that right now, two and a
half million people are waking up in refugee camps having been driven
from their homes by violent means? Under the same sun, could it
be true that almost half a million people have died of starvation,
violence, and disease over the past six years in Darfur? And if
this is true, why has the media remained almost completely silent
on the issue? Why has our government maintained its current
stance of inaction?, asks recording artist Jon Foreman joined
the DARFUR FAST FOR LIFE today, following activist-actress Mia Farrow
and Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson. A longtime
activist and front man for multi-platinum selling rock band Switchfoot,
Foreman undertook a water-only fast, in order to raise awareness
of the humanitarian crisis. Hear and watch Sir Richard Branson and
others in sharing their experiences during the fast through video
and blog posts at www.fastdarfur.org.
To purification of body, mind, and soul!
Chilla in Isla Vista, California with Blue Turtle Seduction
May 2009 or
Woodstock 1969? Peace, Love and Harmony is alive on the campus of
UC Santa Barbara where Blue Turtle Seduction entertained fans who
made the lazy Sunday afternoon come to life on the dance floor.
Lake Tahoe, CA band, The Blue
Turtle Seduction is: Adam Navone -drums
Christian Zupancic -fiddle, mandolin, vocals; Glenn Stewart -harmonica,
vocals; Jay Seals -guitar, vocals; Stephen Seals -bass
Who Meets Who: jam-newgrass?, how about gypsy rock?, no its
Duran Duran meets String Cheese Incident, meets the Clash ... no
its not, its Blind Melon meets the Samples... forget it, just come
to the show!
Milestone: new album, 13 Floors, available at iTunes, Amazon,
eMusic, Rhapsody. Also on Pandora (A New kind of Radio -- stations
that play only music you like)
poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet."
--Bob Dylan (67-year-old Dylan is on top of his game on his
33rd studio album, Together Through Life, released this month).
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