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Magee from O'Henry Studios, Burbank
for more interviews in the coming months with Greg Ladanyi
from Tidalwave, Micahel C. Ross from Royaltone and Tolbert/Sutton
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100 Positions /Issue Date:June 22, 2002
Thanks heaven for Ocean...
where double Platinum album Sinner by Drowning
Pool, Grammy Winning Embrace the Chaos by Ozomatli
and Grammy nominated Canto by Los Super Seven
by taking an
or call manager, Bob to visit the facility.
Joseph Magee -- engineer/mixer/producer
Fantasia 2000, Ali, Country Bears
Magee was at O' Henry Studios recently while recording and
mixing the soundtrack for Touchstone/Disney's The Country
Bears, with producer Glyn Johns and artist John
the interview with Mel Lambert here).
Ken Allardyce - engineer/mixer/producer
Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Weezer
We visited Ken Allardyce at Mothership in LA. where ken is
producing and recording the upcoming record for The
Yardbirds. "I saw the band (original line-up including
Eric Clapton) openning for the Beatles in UK when I was 13.
To work with the band now, is indeed very special, a dream
come true! The album will feature 1/2 new material and 1/2
classic with well-known guest artists," says Ken. Look
for the 2003 release on Steve Vai's label, Favorednations
Chris Conway -- Producer/Mixer/Songwriter
Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Lauren Hill
who received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year for
Eminems Marshall Mathers/Interscope is represented
Citkovic, President of Countdown Entertainment in US and most
recently also represented by Big
Life Management in the United Kingdom and Europe.
out the StudioExpresso online event calendar
Tue June 25
Los Angeles Section meeting to address digital microphone
the AES Standards Committee approved the AES 42-2001 guidelines
to help manufacturers develop digital microphones. This standard
was officially published under the heading: "AES Standard
for Acoustics - Digital Interface for Microphones."
25th program will focus on the Neumann Solution-D, the first
digital microphone to make use of these standards. Sennheiser's
senior engineer, Juergen Wahl, as well as the company's west
coast technical staff, will present excerpts from a technical
paper describing the technology behind the Neumann Solution-D
engineering and design and then discuss the microphone's unique
benefits "During the last few months," noted Wahl,
"we visited several leading studios and learned first
hand about the growing excitement surrounding the Neumann-D's
recording capabilities. With so many favorable comments from
engineers, artists and producers, the L.A. AES section decided
we should share this information with audio professionals
at the June meeting.
be joined by Ryan Robinson, technical support engineer at
Warner Brother's Post Production facility who has devised
unique tests to evaluate both the technical limits and music
capabilities of various microphones. Ryan will apply these
tests to the Neumann Solution-D microphone and share these
insights with the attendees.
Krause or at 818-754-4753
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
$15 with advance reservation by June 23, 2002or $20 at the
Meeting: 8:00 p.m.
meetings are free; non-members and students are welcome to
The Sportsmen's Lodge, at Ventura Blvd. & Coldwater Canyon,
would like to congratulate Michael
C Ross of Los Angeles, CA. Michael won a $150
certificate courtesy of MavenAmp
which he can redeem towards any purchase at Westwood Music
AES report from Deutschland by Mel Lambert
-- Unveiled the all-new Aurus "Direct-Access Console"
Studer's -- Vista 7 Digital
Mixing System incorporates the Vistonics operating interface...
Solid State Logic
-- wowed AES attendees with its new XL 9000 K-Series analog
AMS-Neve -- spotlighted
its new Logic MMC Digital Console
Digidesign -- attracting
a great deal of attention with Pro Tools HD
-- unveiled AudioCube5-Dell530, with # of VPI mastering/restoration
Fostex - is the first
licensee of Digigram's
EtherSound technology, which allows low-latency networks to
be set up within a studio using conventional Cat-5/6 cabling,
I/O cards and hubs
Telefunken analog tape machine
displayed at AES Historical Presentation
-- new European pro-audio magazine from the folks that brought
you "Studio Sound." Zenon Schoepe and Phil Bourne
have launched and new title that will be published eight times
more...the full AES Munich report here!
Lambert has spearheaded Media&Marketing,
a consultancy service for the professional audio, broadcast
and multimedia industries for over a dozen years. In addition
to providing public relations, marketing and consulting services
for such companies as Amek, AMS-Neve, Aphex Systems, Ensoniq,
Euphonix, Fairlight, Graham-Patten Systems, HHB, Martinsound,
Meyer Sound, ADC-nVision, QSC, Record Plant Studios, Solid
State Logic, Sony Cinema Products, Sunset Sound Studios and
Symetrix, he has created a large number of freelance articles,
profiles and reviews for such magazines as "Mix,"
"Radio World," POST," "Pro Audio Review,"
"Millimeter," "Audio Media," and "Studio
seven years he was Managing Editor and later Editor of "Recording
Engineer-Producer," and most recently served as International
Marketing Director with Otari Corporation.
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LA Open golf tourney held on June 10th at the Malibu Country
Club drew many artist/musician, studio, producer/engineer
and manufacturer participants. Some of the sponsors included
AudioTechnica, The Village, DiscMarketing, Shure and Signet
SSL, EMTEC, to name a few.
auction and awards followed the scrumptious club lunch. Of
course the players had plenty to eat/drink and tee!
Nancy Matter of
Moonlight Mastering, Rutlege of EMTEC,
Dave Rosen of World
LinkDigital, MIX Editor
in chief, Tom Kenny serving the thirsty guests & honarary
chairman, producer/engineer, Ed Cherney entertaining his team
at the 13th hole.
Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing addresses Congress
over Webcasting royalty debate
Letter Marks First Time Producers and Engineers are Heard
as One Voice on Important Matter of Policy
of the Recording Academy®'s Producers & Engineers
Wing's 5,000 members throughout the U.S., a letter was sent
to the Subcommittee calling on Congress to focus on the role
of producers in the creative process and to address the interests
of producers in copyright-related legislation, including webcasting
royalties. The letter was co-signed by some of the top producers
in the music business, including Phil Ramone, Terry Date,
Peter Asher, Ed Cherney, Don Gilmore, Bob Ezrin and Brendan
producers have a direct financial interest in webcasting royalties
and the way the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel [CARP]
decision turns out," said Leslie Lewis, Director of the
Producers & Engineers Wing. "So Congress needs to
understand the creative contribution of producers and how
they are compensated for their work, regardless of where or
how that work is heard and/or distributed."
February, the CARP recommended to the U.S. Copyright Office
that webcasters must pay $.0014 per song, per listener. Traditional
radio stations that rebroadcast their signals over the Internet
would pay half that rate, with non-commercial sites paying
even less. The Librarian of Congress must make his final decision
about whether to accept the CARP recommendations by May 21,
letter to the House is the first time producers are being
heard as one voice on a matter of policy," said Phil
Ramone, legendary producer and a co-signer of the letter.
the Recording Academy established the Producers & Engineers
Wing, a collection of more than 5,000 professional producers,
engineers and technologists. The P&E Wing's mission is
to provide an organized voice for the pro sound community,
while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies,
recording and mastering standards, as well as other critical
issues affecting their craft, such as archiving and preservation.
The P&E Wing also builds on the existing professional
development activities of the Academy, which include workshops,
forums, publications and advocacy.
Contact: Ron Roecker/The Recording Academy 310.392.3777
the entire press release here
to Buy Control of Zomba Music; Napster goes buy buy
BMG, the music division of
German media conglomerate Bertelsmann
AG, has agreed to take control of Zomba Music Group, the
record label that revived the teen pop genre with the likes
of Britney Spears and 'N Sync.
The deal, which is estimated to be worth $3 billion, will
end Zomba's status as the world's largest independent label.
It will also provide a huge payday to Zomba founder, Clive
Calder, who industry insiders credit with being out in
front of some of the biggest trends, including teen pop, rap
and Christian rock.
Spears and 'N Sync have proved to be worldwide phenomena;
together they have sold more than 50 million records to date.
Also, Calder signed Will Smith to his first major contract
in the early 1980s. While some industry executives say that
the teen pop genre led by Spears and others has peaked, it
continues to produce revenue. "The artists are still
popular and there are new ones," said Hilary B. Rosen,
chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America.
Rosen noted that global stars such as Spears are generating
new profits through the sale of video games, television shows,
clothing and other merchandise.
Calder is an extremely astute analyst of what will be the
next musical trend," said Danny Goldberg, chief
executive of Artemis
Records. The deal's size shows that the music industry,
despite sagging sales and Internet piracy, still generates
significant revenue. Despite "the technical issues and
the see-saw of sales, the recording industry is still really
valuable," Goldberg said.
Music industry revenue declined 7 percent last year, a drop
that some attribute to the growth of Internet technology that
allows users around the world to trade copies of songs without
paying, despite the shutdown of file-sharing giant Napster.
Last month, Bertelsmann announced that it had acquired Napster
Inc., which once distributed the most popular music-sharing
software. Bertelsmann, which had already invested $80 million
in Napster, paid $8 million for the title to the company.
Napster filed for bankruptcy protection after the deal was
announced (Christopher Stern, Washington Post ).
Father's Day Tribute!
Bonnie Raitt did
not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until
the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time (Don
Was/Ed Cherney production team); her tenth album, it rocketed her
into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first
committed her unique blend of blues, rock and R&B to vinyl.
Born in Burbank,
California on November 8, 1949, she is the daughter of Broadway
Raitt, best known for his starring performances in such
smashes as Carousel and Pajama Game and Oklahoma!
After picking up the guitar at the age of 12, Raitt felt an
immediate affinity for the blues, and although she went off to attend
Radcliffe in 1967, within two years she had dropped out to begin
playing the Boston folk and blues club circuit. Signing with noted
blues manager Dick Waterman, she was soon performing alongside the
likes of idols including Howlin' Wolf, Sippie Wallace and Mississippi
Fred McDowell, and in time earned such a strong reputation that
she was signed to Warner Bros.
has been making albums for more than 30 years. Throughout her career,
Raitt remained a committed activist, playing hundreds of benefit
concerts and working tirelessly on behalf of the Rhythm and Blues
Foundation. For Silver Lining, her latest release on Capitol
she produces with Mitchell Froom, and Tchad Blake (Los
Lobos, Suzanne Vega and the Latin Playboys), the team who first
collaborated on Raitt's 1998 record, Fundamental. The collection
finds Raitt doing songs by people including David Gray (who had
a huge hit last year with the song "Babylon"), Tommy Sims,
Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick (who wrote Eric Clapton's "Change
The World"), blues guitarist Roy Rogers, and African stars
Oliver Mtukudzi (from Zimbabwe) and Habib Koite (from Mali), as
well as tracks written by herself and by her keyboardist, Jon Cleary.
Ms Raitt recounted
her fond childhood memories in a touching interview with her dad,
John Raitt on NBC early this week. Here's to all the special dads
out there -- Happy Fathers Day! To a Silver Lining!