Walk And Talk with...
l-r: Norman Seeff, Jill Furmanovsky, Guy Webster, Bob Gruen, Lynn
Goldsmith Henry Diltz and Edward Colver
Who Shot Rock
'n Roll Norman Seeff, Jill Furmanovsky, Guy Webster, Bob Gruen,
Lynn Goldsmith Henry Diltz and Edward Colver are among the best
who have shot Rock & Roll.
Join studioexpresso VIP mixer!
September 6th, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm
Be our guest and meet Edward Colver up close and personal in Living
in Chaos: Capturing the Birth of L.A. Hardcore
Night Lecture Series at the The Annenberg Space for Photography.
Ed will be doing
a book signing after his lecture that evening
Parking and directions will follow. Annenberg has reserved a limited
space for studioexrpesso guests who RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 818-990-3031 by/before July 10
True to the punk ethos, during the 33 years that Colver has been
shooting, hes never run an ad, hes never asked for work,
hes never had a published phone number and he uses personalized
funeral sympathy cards as business cards
"This photo just in from the Who Shot Rock & Roll Opening.
I feel very honored to be in the company of the photographers I
admire," says Colver (right and middle far right). Colvers
work has exhibited in the United States & Europe and has appeared
in magazines such as Bam, LA Weekly, Mix and Surround Professional.
His book Blight at the End of the Funnel is a catalogue of the LA
Edith Piaf and Miles Davis stamps (Credit: USPS);
Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis;
Don Was, President of Blue Note Records talk in front of Miles Davis'
new Forever stamp. (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III)
Forever Miles & Piaf America and France pay tribute to two
iconic musicians, the influential jazz trumpeter Miles Davis after
21 years after his death along with legendary French singer Edith
Piaf. The stamps were issued last Tuesday by both the United
States Postal Service and France's postal agency La Poste. In
a ceremony at the Rubin
Museum of Art of
Art in New York City, the stamps were unveiled in front of a crowd
that included Davis' son Erin Davis, daughter Cheryl Davis, and
nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., as well as Blue Note Records chief creative
Was, SiriusXM program director Mark Ruffin, jazz bassist Ron
Carter, producer George Avakian, actress Cicely Tyson, and U.S.
deputy postmaster general Ronald Stroman, who dedicated the stamps.
Avakian, who was a longtime producer for Columbia and worked to
sign Davis early in his career, spoke along with Tyson and Was.
A trumpet trio from Davis' alma mater Juilliard performed "So
What," "Human Nature" and "Kind of Blue"
with the help of a rhythm section. Los Angeles will host a second
stamp dedication June 27, which will be followed by a "Miles
Davis Celebration" concert hosted by Herbie Hancock at Hollywood
Bowl. Hancock will be providing the musical score for an upcoming
feature film starring Don Cheadle and based on Davis' life.
Wins Landmark Decision Against ASCAP And BMI Did you know 70%
of retailers believe music increases sales? DMX
is an industry pioneer with 40 years of experience providing on-site
marketing solutions to businesses of all types and sizes. DMX began
directly licensing musical compositions for use in DMX services
in 2006 rather than relying solely on licenses provided by performing
rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC . DMX saw this
as a way to compensate publishers directly as well as a way to achieve
savings in an increasingly competitive industry. It also set a precedent
allowing publishers to negotiate and license their music directly
with commercial music providers such as DMX and Muzak. We're also
excited about what this means for our ability to curate great music
from even more artists and share that with our clients and their
customers," said Craug Harrison, Global Director of Content/
Licensing for Mood Media. The new fee structures were incorporated
into DMX's model after the initial court ruling in 2010. Last week's
decision ensures that the new fee structures will remain and DMX
will continue to be able to pass along greater value to its clients.
Next time you're
shopping for a shirt or pair of sneakers, it can be your song on
the store playlist!
announced it has reached a major milestone of $1 billion in digital
royalty payments to recording artists and record labels since its
inception. This marks the first time SoundExchange
distributions have exceeded $100 million in a given quarter,
and is the result of increased collections as well as the enhanced
data management and our improved technology platforms that have
been, and remain, a high priority of the organization. SoundExchange
represents both signed and unsigned recording artists as well as
small, medium and large record companies (both indies and majors),
which participate in this growing royalty stream. Artists should
register with SoundExchange in order to receive the royalties that
are rightfully theirs.
This milestone reflects the fact that the digital music industry
is evolving and will continue to grow," said Michael Huppe,
TEC LA Open charity golf tournament was held on Monday, June
25, 2012, at the Malibu Country Club. The tournament annually draws
many of the recording and sound industrys top engineers, producers
and studio personnel Returning as Honorary Chairman will be multiple
Grammy-winning recording engineer Al
l-r: Paula Salvatore
Studios with Studio Suite's Joel Stoner on the green. Joel manned
hole 10 co-sponsored by studioexpresso. The Record Plant
crew was there with Rose Mann enjoying refreshments. "It's
a big hit each year and this year was no exception. Thanks to Karen
Dunn for another relaxing day for pro audio people to bond, breath
fresh air and strategize," says Claris Sayadian-Dodge "We're
putting the final touches on Studio Suite X, to be released in late
July. Aside from iPhone/iPad access, there is live 2 way sync to
Google Calendar, integrated SMS messaging and push notifications,
and a ton of other new features," says Joel Stoner.
Prices are scheduled
to increase up to 40% when Studio Suite X is officially released.
If you pre-order now, you will receive Studio Suite 9 so you can
begin building your databases, managing your projects, equipment,
etc., then automatically be updated to X for FREE here
at Studio Suite
ANNUAL TEC AWARDS TO BE HELD AT THE 2103 NAMM SHOW The TEC Foundation
for Excellence in Audio has announced that the 28th Annual Technical
Excellence & Creativity Awards®, will be presented on Friday,
January 25, 2013 at the NAMM Show® in Anaheim, California. The
TEC Awards is the professional audio and sound production industry's
most prestigious recognition of outstanding technical and creative
achievement. The NAMM Show is the largest trade show for the international
music products industry, with more than 90,000 attendees. Look for
studioexrpesso panel at Hot Zone - details in the coming months!
The TEC Awards also announced it will inaugurate 2 new awards in
the Outstanding Technical Achievement categories, bringing to 21
the number of awards for audio product design. Headphone / Earpiece
Technology will include headphones and in-ear transducers for professional
studios, live sound and broadcast. Audio Apps for Smartphones &
Tablets will include software for recording and music production,
audio measurement, audio/music utilities, controllers, signal processing
and musical instruments. Watch
highlights from the show last year here
Deml grew up in Germany, where he founded his first band (Quest)
at the tender age of 16. After completing his schooling he moved
to the USA, studying at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los
Angeles alongside luminaries such as Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson
and Paul Gilbert. Just two years later he was already teaching at
the Institute himself and playing as a tour and session guitarist
in California, including work on projects by Carmine Appice and
Randy Jackson. After five years his residence permit expired and
he returned to Europe. In 1993 he teamed up with keyboard player
Ralf Hildenbeutel to set up the ambient-meets-guitar project Earth
Nation, which a year later caused a stir at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In the following years, Deml evolved into a sought-after session
and live musician. He now has over 300 sessions to his name
including work for Kingdom Come, Nena, Rick Astley, Snap and Laith
Al-Deen. He has also toured with Saga, the Rödelheim Hartreim
Projekt and Simon Collins, to name but a few. To date, he has released
three studio albums with Errorhead the last being the awesome
"Modern Hippie" (2008) plus a live album and a
concert DVD. He has also lived out his passion for jazz rock in
the Electric Outlet project. He is presently focused exclusively
on Errorhead, however, who are now releasing their first album for
the Rock The Earth label. Organic
Pill tour begins end of June
Neil Lasher receives MusiCares' From the Heart
Memorial Fund established Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com; Alice
In Chains' Jerry Cantrell receives the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award
at the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP
Fund benefit concert Photo:
Kevin Winter/ WireImage.com
Heart The eighth annual MusiCares
MAP Fund benefit concert honored Alice
In Chains' co-founder Jerry Cantrell with the Stevie Ray Vaughan
award for his commitment to the MusiCares MAP Fund and helping others
with addiction recovery process at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on
Certified interventionist Neil Lasher received MusiCares' From the
Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the
mission and goals of the organization. A longtime supporter of MusiCares,
Lasher helped initiate the first Safe Harbor Room MusiCares'
support system at major industry events for artists and crew members
facing addiction issues in 1997 at the 39th Annual GRAMMY
Awards. The event also included a special presentation commemorating
the official launch of the DJ
AM Memorial Fund in honor of the late Adam "DJ AM"
Goldstein. Hosted by comedian Steve-O, the concert featured musical
performances by Alice In Chains, Duff
McKagan's band Loaded, Heart's
Ann and Nancy Wilson, Billy
Idol, and Screaming Trees' cofounder Mark Lanegan. Highlights
included Loaded teaming with the Wilsons for covers of the Rolling
Stones' "Dead Flowers" and Elton John's "Curtains"
and a trio of hits from Idol, whose "Rebel Yell" brought
the audience to its feet. Moby provided musical ambience with a
DJ set during dinner. Metallica frontman James Hetfield, a previous
Stevie Ray Vaughan Award recipient, was featured via a special video
presentation. Hetfield congratulated Cantrell on his honor while
also thanking him for his "music and friendship." Cantrell
was presented with the award by his longtime friend, Alice In Chains
drummer Sean Kinney. During his remarks, a moved Cantrell intimately
shared his personal recovery story and thanked his friends, family
and MusiCares for an "amazing night." Visit studioexpresso
facebook for clips from the show and interviews on the red carpet
Everyone agreed. Billy Idol and The Wilson Sisters look absolutely
fabulous as in ageless!
who served as musical director ; Heart Sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson.
takes place March 8 - 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas. South by Southwest
(SXSW) Conferences and Festivals are now accepting programming proposals
for the 2013 event with the launch of the popular PanelPicker. The
PanelPicker interface is an innovative online tool that allows the
SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming Music,
Film, and Interactive conference activities through an open proposal
and voting process.
PanelPicker is a two-step online system. Step One encourages the
community to submit proposals for programming at SXSW at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com
beginning Monday, June 25, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. Step
Two allows the community to browse all of these ideas and rate which
of these proposals they think are the best fit for the March events.
Community voting begins Monday, August 13, 2012 and will continue
through Friday, August 31, 2012. Votes from the community, along
with feedback from SXSW Advisory Boards and the SXSW staff, will
help determine programming for the 2013 event. New for 2013, the
PanelPicker has been redesigned with a new look and improved functionality
including a video field so that the voters in Step Two can get a
better idea of participants' presentation style. Additional information
including categories, presentation formats, and the user-generated
tags feature built in to PanelPicker can be found at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/faq.
The first round of confirmed programming for all three conferences
will be released on Monday, October 15, 2012.
To Keynote at AES 2012 (U2, Matchbox Twenty, The Rolling Stones),
Producer Of The Year Grammy Award-winner , will present the AES
133rd Convention Keynote Address at San Francisco's Moscone
Center on Friday, Oct. 26. In
addition to current projects for The Killers, Thirty Seconds To
Mars and The Dave Matthews Band, Lillywhite was awarded a CBE earlier
this year by the Queen. His insights into the art of producing and
technology of recording promise to provide attendees with an inspiring
and enlightening speech. "His work is as relevant and innovative
today as it was at the beginning of his career. His Keynote Address
marks an auspicious beginning for what is shaping up to be an exceptional
Convention," says Co-Chair Valerie Tyler. Selected Steve
Lillywhite discography here
Grammy Secures Six-Year Deal with Univision The Latin
Recording Academy® and Univision announced today a new six-year
deal that will keep the biggest night in Latin music, the annual
Latin GRAMMY Awards® telecast, on Univision through 2018. Univision
has been the home of the Latin GRAMMY®s since 2005. "Univision
is the home to some of the biggest nights in entertainment for Hispanics
and as such we are pleased to extend our partnership with The Latin
Recording Academy," said Cesar Conde, President of Univision
Networks. "We are very pleased to continue our longstanding
partnership with our friends at Univision," said Gabriel Abaroa
Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. This year's XIII
Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov.
15, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from 8
- 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Last year's 12th Annual Latin
GRAMMY telecast was watched by 11.1 million viewers in the US The
Awards telecast is broadcast to more than 100 countries.
the eligibility year for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct.
1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012. Additionally, "The GRAMMY®
Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®"
- which officially kicks off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations
in several categories while featuring unique performances with past
GRAMMY winners and/or nominees - will air live on CBS Wednesday,
Dec. 5, 2012. Music's Biggest Night®, the 55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards®, returns to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb.
10, 2013, and will air live on the CBS Television Network from 8
- 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
On Penny's Project: 13
Music Heroes to Life
Kickstarter Before July 25. Producer
Penny (Elton John, KD Lang) is using Kickstarter
and asking for your support in round two.
"What we've learned from the process is to set realistic goals
and focus on the rewards," says Penny with a $60,000 goal in
the next 30 days. "Your early pledges are critical to triggering
the mechanisms within Kickstarter that will get us to our new goal
and beyond - faster. Spread the word," says Penny. More details
Project:13 Good vs Evil theme Animation project
by Greg Penny
A WISH FOR SUCCESS for only $5--- Your name inscribed on an Ema
(small wooden plaque) and placed at the Hie Shrine in Tokyo - with
a wish for success for you, and of course - project :13. Very cool
and powerful Japanese tradition. The rewards get better. For a pledge
$5,000 (limit 4) you become a character in one of the - project:13
videos !!! Yes, the talented animators will bring you or your artist
to life in a cameo appearance as one of the characters in project:13.
This and more enticing rewards all
part of project 13 today!
Speaking of Kickstarter,
Potgieter posted his videos of performing covers on YouTube
and received over a hundred million views. He reached his goal of
$35,000 and is getting close to $45,000 as of Monday morning June
What now? You guessed it. He is selling recordings, drum lesson
videos and drum-related merch. Cobus was recently noted for a Top
10 South African-associated Facebook page. Currently he's auditioning
musicians for My YouTube Band Project which will bring musicians
together in Los Angeles to record an album. Cobus offers 15 dvds
with his Cobus method that teaches you to play by ear. No session
Estate Expresso Candace K protects her clients' best interest
and has an innovative approach that will make the home buying or
selling process a smooth experience. She is an executive MBA graduate
from Loyola Marymount University familiar with properties with studios.
"Candace is a rock star when it comes to real estate. She's
patient, generous and knows and loves LA. Give her a call when you
need to buy or sell," says studioexpresso's Claris Dodge. You
may reach Candace directly at Coldwell Banker, Tel: 323.559.0856
Songs are reviewed only for production purposes at studioexrpesso.
This means you provide song titles/content, production schedule
and budget before we can recommend someone suitable and available
to work with you. studioexpresso is introducing a new service to
artists who may not be ready for a production, but want a trusted
professional to review your songs, or help strategize a production
plan that can meet your long-term needs and goals. Maybe
you need a co-writer in a session or a trusted person's input during
your rehearsal or a mix session.
Select producers can be reached via phone or email with hourly fees
via a secure paypal link. Call or email us to schedule a Session2go
year, at Wimbledon
Pavluchenkova is taking a different tact in bringing some color
to the Tennis courts. While the strict white guidelines offer proscriptions
as it comes to clothing, hats, and shoes, they say nothing with
regard to every woman's favorite accessory: hair. As such, the Russian
world No.33 visited the Clay Salon and Spa in Surrey and, channeling
her inner Gwen Stefani, had her hair coloured hot pink as part of
her pre-tournament preparations. Forehand? Check. Backhand? Check.
Punk rock hair? Double check.
A Generation London 2012 Festival showcases the worlds
greatest artists alongside the stars of the sports world. There
are more than 10 million free tickets and opportunities to take
part in 12,000 events, with performances at 900 venues in villages,
towns and cities all over the UK, including 137 world premieres
and 85 UK premieres London's
Olympic Stadium wildflower meadows sown to flower gold this
summer! So, get a bag of seed from your local garden centre and
brighten up your area and give your local wildlife a boost quickly
and cheaply! .
Here's few music events that's noteworthy: In Stirling, LA
Phil's Gustavo Dudamel will lead The Big Concert with the Simón
Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The concert be broadcast
on BBC Four and BBC Radio Scotland and screened live on London 2012
Live Sites in 22 towns and cities across the UK. Lake Windermere
hosts On the Nightshift a free outdoor pyrotechnic and percussion
extravaganza. For The Voyage, a gigantic ship will sail into Birminghams
town centre accompanied by dancers and aerialists. Edward Gardner
will conduct the UK premiere of Weltethos, British composer Jonathan
Harveys epic choral work exploring common values between different
faiths and traditions. In Derry~Londonderry, Pixie Lott, Imelda
May and many more lead the free, sell out Peace One Day concert,
celebrating the theme of the ancient tradition of the Olympic Truce
that has inspired the opening day programme. The concert is produced
by Peace One Day
founder Jeremy Gilley and ambassador Jude Law. Opening the London
2012 Festival in Wales is artist Jeremy Dellers life-size
inflatable replica of Stonehenge, Sacrilege, which will pop
up for the first time at the National Botanical Gardens in
Carmarthen. The artwork will travel to many locations across the
UK during the Festival. Running until 9 September 2012, the once-in-a-lifetime
Festival features more than 25,000 artists from all 204 competing
Olympic and Paralympic nations. Games begin July 27. Take your place
2012 Festival and shine!
Preston, the Nashville native who began her professional career
as a mail messenger and became one of the most successful and consequential
executives in the history of the music industry, died at age 83
from congestive heart failure
During her six-decadelong career with BMI she fought for songwriters
and publishers rights and encouraged the development and support
of new artists. Mrs. Prestons survivors include three sons,
William Kirk Preston, David J. (Emily) Preston and Donald L. Preston,
all of Nashville; six grandchildren, Taylor Preston, Lindsey Preston,
Jake Preston, Matthew Preston, Stuart Preston and Frannie (Brent)
Daughrity; and a great-granddaughter, Preston Rose Daughrity. Memorial
contributions may be made to the T. J. Martell Foundation, 15 Music
Square West,?Nashville, TN 37203, 615-256-2002 or the Frances Williams
Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 2301
Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 (c/o Gifts Processing
PMB 407727), 615-936-0233.
had a chance to outbid Universal in this process, but chose to walk
away. Now they regret their decision and are spending millions to
fight the deal."
--Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment
grants to Universal the sole right to determine what digital services
live and what digital services die."
-- Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group director
Azoff and Bronfman speaking to the antitrust subcommittee last week
on the merger which critics charge would give Universal more than
a 40% share of the US market for recorded music. Universal has made
a commitment to revive EMI's Capitol Records. The opponents of the
transaction led by Warner Music Group director Edgar Bronfman
Jr. urged lawmakers to block a deal that would merge two
of the four largest record labels, and according to critics, give
Universal undue power over the distribution of music online. The
proposed deal is currently under review by the Federal Trade Commission.
Bieber A Break!
the trades report that Justin
Bieber got a very lackluster 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and
scored just 3.3 million viewers- about half the number of top rated
"So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox. It was also beaten
by "Dogs in the City." Seriously folks, since when does
a solo debut artist compete with TV series or the circus? I
suppose the projected 400k sales of his album "Believe"
within the first week is just not good enough.
Could it be
that he's made to look like Elvis or sound like someone else? There
goes artist development! I think I can grow as an artist and
my fans will grow with me, says Justin. Here's looking at
Newman and Joanne Woodward. From the film, "Paris Blues"*
(1961) like Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl
The film Paris
ahead of its time with its commentary on race relations. Paul Newman
and Sidney Poitier play two friends who are also expatriate jazz
musicians living in Paris. Diahann Carroll and Joanne Woodward play
two friends visiting.
Listen to Ray Charles and friends singing America The Beautiful
Pack your Patina basket and head on to Hollywood bowl July 4th
Fireworks Spectacular with special guest, Barry Manilow.
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