The Song and the Score to The Lords
Big Music Win for The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Song - Motion Picture
"Into The West"--- Music & Lyrics By: Howard
Shore, Fran Walsh, Annie
Lennox (her latest release, "Bare" is nominated for
Score - Motion Picture - Howard Shore
list of winners here!
With A Little Help From My Friends
The Guitar Center Supports New West Symphony's Young Artists
Center's Marty Albertson with New West Symphony's Maestro Borris
Brott at a post-concert reception; GC storefront in Manhattan
Center sponsorship of $100,000 per year is the largest corporate
sponsorship in the Westlake based New West Symphony's history. The
concerts, formerly known as the Discovery Artists Concerts (now
in its 10th year), will become the Guitar Center Young Artists Concerts
featuring the Discovery Artists 2004(5) and the Ventura County Honor
Band. The 2004 concerts took place on January 17 and 18 at the Countrywide
Performing Arts Center/Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and at the
Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The four 2004 Discovery Artists,
ranging in age from 11 to 25 and joined by a Discovery Artist alumnus,
performed works by Beethoven, Barber, Rachmaninov, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
The dates for the 2005 concerts will be announced at a later time.
The concerts annually showcase outstanding young musicians selected
by audition from Ventura County, Malibu and the West San Fernando
Valley in performances as soloists with the New West Symphony.
Co-CEO of the Guitar Center said of the generous commitment, "Being
inspired is a gift we should all enjoy throughout our lives. Great
music is the result of inspired people. The inspiration begins in
our public school systems through the direction and motivation of
the music teachers and it is perpetuated by communities building
and supporting local symphonies and orchestras." He added,
"The New West Symphony has created a program that will tie
together all generations of musicians and at the same time bring
recognition to the music teachers who are the catalysts and central
figures for the development of music in our society. The New West
Symphony's commitment to these programs was instrumental to Guitar
Center's support." For more info contact the NWS
- order the season tix, a great gift for the young person in your
Center had its origins in Hollywood, CA. in the 1960s, and following
its vision of vast expansion while maintaining "good, old-fashioned
customer service," now has over 100 retail music stores across
the country. Begun by owner Wayne Mitchell, Guitar Center went public
in 1997 and acquired the Musician's
Friend catalogue company shortly thereafter. In 2003 it acquired
Music Group, and is now known as "the largest Musical Instrument
retailer in the world." And for those of you in ProAudio, check
Café Society Pictured at
ASCAP's Music Café at the Sundance Film Festival (l-r) are
Edie Brickell, ASCAP's Loretta Munoz, Shawn Colvin, ASCAPs
Sue Devine, Jason Mraz and ASCAP's Tom DeSavia.
Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah is universally regarded
as the foremost showcase for American independent films. The Festival
culminates in the live broadcast of the Sundance Film Festival Awards,
where kudos for excellence are bestowed by a jury and by audience
vote. Past Festivals have included films that have literally charted
the history of independent cinema: sex lies and videotape, Reservoir
Dogs, Hoop Dreams, Memento, The Full Monty, Shine, The Blair Witch
Project, In the Bedroom, The Good Girl, Dogtown and Z-Boys, American
Splendor, Capturing the Friedmans, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Thirteen,
and The Station Agent. The music cafe featured this year's ASCAP
event with cutting edge artists: Shawn Colvin, Edie Brickell , Jason
Mraz, John Hiatt, Jon Brion, Sam Phillips, Sweet Pea Atkinson &
Was (Not Was) Quintet featuring Don & David Was All-American
Rejects, Clem Snide and more...
Logic XL 9000 K is Maserati's Choice
renowned for his cutting-edge mixing style, completed the production
on Beyonces recent #1 album Dangerously In Love
at the Hit Factory, Studio 3. Maserati was recently nominated for
three Grammy awards and has also mixed tracks for some of todays
best-known recording artists, including Black Eyed Peas, Christina
Aguilera, Mary J.
Blige and Marc Anthony among others.
"Cold Mountain" soundtrack captured by Neumann Mics
Piersante at Sunset Sound, during the "Cold Mountain"
recording engineer for producer T-Bone Burnett, utilized a mix of
and RCA microphones to convincingly recreate the sounds for the
hit Civil War movie "Cold Mountain".
that the songs that have been recorded for "Cold Mountain"
are more simply arranged to capture "the feeling the music
is being played by real people sitting on their porch playing a
song on a banjo or a fiddle," he elaborates. "It's less
of a band and a singer and more like a couple of soldiers sitting
in the woods, playing and singing. The music is their few release
and their entertainment." "Cold
Mountain," directed by Anthony Minghella ("The English
Patient"), is based on the National Book Award-winning novel
by Charles Frazier.
for Mixing Beyoncé Live
Rick Camp, who
has been working with all three members of Destiny's Child - solo
and together - for the last two years, has had a busy 2003, most
recently taking Beyoncé Knowles' solo show on the road across
the States, through Europe, to South Africa, and back to the U.S.A.
For Camp, a veteran studio engineer as well as live sound mixer,
the ATI Paragon
II Production mixing console has everything he could possibly
want on a console. "I like having everything onboard,"
he comments. "It's like being in the studio. There are gates
and compressors, like an SSL, but for live." Every Paragon
II input features the patented ATI compressor, gate circuitry and
four bands of parametric EQ as standard.
Camp, who owns
and operates Reel Tyme Recording in Canoga Park, California,
is a long time fan of the ATI console for live mixing, he adds.
"I've been using them since the original Paragon. I used them
when I was mixing Earth Wind & Fire."
and Sean Paul, Charles Aznavour, Martina McBride, and The Black
Eyed Peas are among the latest performers who will appear on the
46th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast, it was announced by the
Recording Academy®. Recording artists Norah Jones, John Mayer
and Pharrell Williams, and actors Sean Astin and Amber Tamblyn are
the first presenters to be announced for the music industry's premier
event, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8 at STAPLES Center
in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound
on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (EST/PST). The show also will be supported
on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com.
also announced that from Jan. 19 to Jan. 26, people across America
can go to eBay
and bid on the 46th Annual GRAMMY Ultimate VIP Experience. This
once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience some of the most exclusive
GRAMMY festivities will offer numerous opportunities to mingle with
celebrities at star-studded, invitation-only events. Proceeds from
the eBay auction will benefit music people in need through the MusiCares®
Emergency Financial Assistance Program. The 46th Annual GRAMMY Ultimate
VIP Experience package includes: a GRAMMY VIP weekend stay at the
Sofitel Los Angeles, platinum-level tickets to the 46th Annual GRAMMY
Awards telecast, a behind-the-scenes VIP backstage tour and rehearsal
passes, tickets to the official GRAMMY Nominees Reception and official
GRAMMY Celebration, two VIP Tickets to the MusiCares 2004 Person
Of The Year Tribute to Sting (including dinner and a tribute concert
featuring performances by Tony Bennett, The Black Eyed Peas, Elvis
Costello, Dido, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews,
John Mayer, and Sting), and a GRAMMY Bag filled with official GRAMMY
gear and two official GRAMMY Jackets. Further information about
the package and bidding can be found at www.ebay.com/grammy.
Jimmy Jam, Brian McKnight, Dave
Matthews, Daryl Friedman and Neil Portnow
On Jan. 15,
a group of music industry leaders participated in the first GRAMMY
Industry Roundtable, an off-the-record meeting hosted by the Recording
Academy at its Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters designed to begin
a direct dialogue between artists and music executives. Part of
the Academy's GRAMMY Cultural Policy Initiative, the roundtable
was the first in a series of private and public discussions encouraging
creative solutions to the industry's challenges.
was facilitated by Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art,
Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and hosted
by Academy President Neil Portnow. Participants included recording
artists Glen Ballard, Jimmy Jam, Brian McKnight and Dave Matthews,
as well as Daniel Carlin (Recording Academy Chairman), Mitch Bainwol
(RIAA chairman and CEO), Les Bider (chairman and CEO, Warner Chappell
Music), Ron Fair (president, A&M Records), Bruce Flohr (Red
Light Management), Michael Ostroff (senior vice president, Universal
Music), entertainment attorneys Charles Ortner and Don Passman,
Glen Ward (president and CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group and vice
chairman of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers'
board of directors) and Silas White (artist manager).
L-R: Karen Baker, Per Hallberg,
Mark Stoeckinger and Wylie Stateman.
(an Ascent Media Company) welcomed the announcement by the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) regarding its selection
of the seven feature films which will be competing for an Academy
Award nomination in the category for Best Sound Editing at the January
20 Sound Editing "Bake-off."
Soundelux provided sound editorial services for the following three
of the seven selected feature films.KILL BILL, VOL. I (Wylie Stateman,
Supervising Sound Editor); THE LAST SAMURAI (Mark Stoeckinger, Supervising
Sound Editor) and SEABISCUIT (Per Hallberg and Karen Baker, Supervising
Sound Editors). Congrats! Contact:
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Sounds of NAMM 2004
The Namm show
ended with more crowds, more business and more entertainment. Centered
around the theme Believe in Music, the 102nd NAMM Show
brought together a record 1,340 exhibiting companies, close to 70,000
attendees (including a record number of international guests) and
thousands of retail buyers for the music products industrys
largest annual event in the United States. The NAMM
Show gives our industry a great opportunity to come together as
a community, said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. This
gathering is what sets the tone for the year, and based on feedback
from our Members, the feeling is that weve turned the
corner, creating a sense of optimism within the industry.
Karl Winkler brought Michelle Shocked to perform her acoustic
set while demonstrating the Evolution wireless Generation 2
microphones. Shocked released a deluxe, re-mastered version of her
classic 1988 debut studio album SHORT,
SHARP, SHOCKED, last September on her own label, Mighty Sound.
In the eve Sennheiser hosted the 6th Annual Evolution Dealer
Appreciation Party featuring performances by Vertical
Horizon, John Jorgenson and Friends, and a Chicago favorite,
introduced its Vinault Plexi-18... the amp that never
existed... but should have. "We believe in the sound, the look,
the feel and the soul of vintage tube guitar amplifiers the
tone that those amps produced has never been surpassed," says
CEO Randy Troast.
who will receive an Oscar for Pro Tools System by Academy Award
-- the second Oscar in Avid family - has acquired the assets of
Bomb Factory Digital, Inc., (manufacturer of real-time audio DSP
effects for the Digidesign Pro Tools® platform) and also annoucned
arrival of DigiDelivery - exchange Files of Any Size as Easily as
the recording industry for realistically emulating the sound and
look of vintage studio processors, Bomb Factory's plug-ins have
amassed a loyal following among customers ranging from Grammy®
award-winning musical artists to major broadcasters to top-tier
video game developers. In the near future, Digidesign expects to
announce its plans for deploying the Bomb Factory assets across
the Pro Tools product line.
of Bomb Factory underscores Digidesign's commitment to deliver the
most powerful creative options available to Pro Tools customers,"
said David Lebolt, Avid vice president and Digidesign general manager.
enables users to securely exchange any kind of digital file of virtually
any size with anyone in the world. With DigiDelivery installed on
an Ethernet network, DSL or cable modem, users simply drag and drop
files to send a delivery, or click a link in an email to receive
a delivery theres no need for recipients to enter IP
addresses, usernames, or passwords. DigiDelivery is available now
at select dealer locations including GCPro.
also announced the upcoming launch of a free quarterly printed edition
of DigiZine magazine. Digidesigns popular e-zine, DigiZine
has become known throughout the industry as a mecca of wealth for
Pro Tools® tips, recommendations, training resources, user profiles,
and more. Due to this popularity, Digidesign will kick off its first
printed edition of DigiZine in April, 2004, and will distribute
the magazine internationally at both popular industry tradeshows
and Digidesign dealer locations.
announced shipment of the LSR6300
Series line of studio monitors at the NAMM show in Anaheim.
The new line incorporates patented transducer technologies and revolutionary
RMC Room Mode Correction system to minimize the effect of
standing waves and acoustic problems in the production environment.
The result is more accurate performance at the mix position in any
size control room. JBL Professional Director of Recording and Broadcast,
Peter Chaikin said, Our objective is to go beyond accurate
and solve the problems in the mix environment. By incorporating
Room Mode Correction technology, even a small production space can
have accurate performance at the mix position. The new LSR6300 speakers
eliminate the guess-work and make mixing a pleasure.
With the cost
conscious user in mind, JBL announced the introduction of the JRX100
series for musicians, DJs and other users of live sound reinforcement
speakers at the Winter NAMM Show. The JRX100
series offers a complete line of quality live sound reinforcement
speakers at an affordable price.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, the
new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is getting the latest
in loudspeaker technology from JBL Professional including VerTec®
line array systems and AE Series loudspeakers.
company, and Eric Clapton's production team, has decided to move
forward with JBL VERTEC after carefully reviewing the various line
array options available today," confirms Tim Boyle, Managing
Director for Concert Sound, whose staff handles concert needs worldwide
for a prestigious group of major artists including Clapton.
The RKS Guitar Revolution!
Mason on-stage and at NAMM 2004 launching the RKS
Mason is no stranger to music making or performing and now to
With 19 solo albums (that's not including 3 Fleetwood Mac and 6
Traffic albums) he has appeared on numerous legendary albums including,
Electric Ladyland with Jimi Hendrix, All Things Must Pass with George
Harrison, History of Eric Clapton with Clapton, Venus And Mars with
Paul Mccartney. This year Dave is Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee
and has a new album (recoreded at his home studio) due for immanent
Dave's new "open
architecture" hand-built (made in the USA) instruments are
designed and co-founded by world-renowned industrial designer Ravi
Sawhney, CEO of RKS
. "It was exciting to introduced our beautiful line at NAMM
this year, " says Dave who was at the RKS booth giving demonstrations.
"Guitars offer...A virtually unlimited number of permutations
tailored to dirfferent players and their personal preferences to
appeal to both the music enthusiast and professional musicians alike
with highly desirable and unique aesthetic in addition to world-class
playability and tonality," says Ravi. To check out the guitars
visit the RKS website or Contact Ravi Sawhney or Gary Kevorkian
at 805-370-5858 for more info.
Kevin Bacon, Neutrik USA President, Jim Cowan and Michael Bacon.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, created six years ago and
designed to bring its vast resources to venues throughout the United
States, was parked at the Marriott Outdoor Plaza at this year's
Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA, where guests enjoyed a performance by
The Bacon Brothers. The non-profit, newly re-built, state-of-the-art
mobile recording studio is outfitted with a vast amount of connectors
(including XLRs, ¼" jacks and plugs, BNCs and AES/EBU
adapters) and four TT size patch panels (NPPA-TT-PT-PH) from Neutrik.
The 2004 NAMM
Summer Session will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, July 2325.
or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).
L-R: Charlie Watts with Ross and
Abe Laboriel JR.
According to Ross Garfield, "the Drum Doctor," 2003 was
a very good year both in the studio and in tour support. In addition
to looking after long-time friends and luminary drummers Jim Keltner,
Peter Erskin and Rickie Laawson, Ross supports Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul
McCartney) , Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, I'm A Robot) and Josh Freese
(Perfect Circle, Offspring, Everesence). Ross' friendly staff are
approachable and give everyone the same tender loving care and star
attention musicians deserve. So, next time you're in the studio
and want that killer drum sound, look up the Drum
Doctor on the net. The facility in Burbank offers choice of
some of the best drums in the world, in-studio tuning, cartage and
storage -- give Ross and his staff a jingle 818-506-8123. "we
like to give back to the music community by supporting the local
heroes and producers and labels who believe in them," says
Chops Announces Spring West Coast Tour
Half-day Seminar Explores New Revenue Sources for Audio/Music Pros
of Studio Business
Chops announce regional workshops focusing on business tips
and techniques for pro audio professionals. The West Coast tour
to include San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, Sacramento,
Portland and Seattle in mid-May with venues and specific dates TBA.
"Top music business leaders share their practical and radical
views of doing business in the evolving audio-music world,"
says event producer David Schwartz. One of the past presenters,
John Stiernberg, author of "Succeeding
In Music" was guest on the Samm Brown's For The Record
on KPFK 90.7 FM this past Sunday.
For updates e-mail: email@example.com
Scoring"The Notebook" at Todd-AO with editor Philip
Tallman and composer Aaron
L-R at the digital workstation on Stage S at Todd-AO Radford are
re-recording mixer Jon Taylor, DFX systems manager Jeffrey Welch,
music editor Philip Tallman, DFX systems technician Trini Alvarez,
and re-recording mixer Brad Sherman.
Photo: David Goggin.
music editor Philip Tallman chose LA's Design FX Systems to provide
him with the complete Pro Tools system he is using on Todd-AO Radford's
Stage S for post-production on "The Notebook." Directed
by Nick Cassavetes, the film stars Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling,
Gena Rowlands, James Garner, and Joan Allen. Tallman worked closely
with composer Aaron Zigman in preparation for post-production with
re-recording mixers Jon Taylor and Brad Sherman. The film is slated
for release in Spring 2004.
"I am actually
running everything except for video off my Firewire drives,"
explained music editor Philip Tallman. "This is a first for
me, because I have previously always put the material on removable
drives, but Firewire is at the point now that I trust it completely."
Design FX provided 24-tracks of Pro Tools, Mac G4, Cinema Display,
and a Mackie mixer for the project. "I'm running the entire
show off of a 200 gigabyte drive with an 8 megabyte buffer, including
the mixdowns of all the cues, source material, and anything I might
need from the temp material."
With most of
the story taking place in the Forties, the score reflects the style
and musicianship of the period. "It's a gorgeous score,"
comments Tallman, "reminiscent of Chopin without the ornamentation.
Composer Aaron Zigman really got into the minds of the musicians
of the 30s and 40s and the performances are impeccable."
Visit Design FX
Audio or call 818.843.6555
The New Look
of Sony BMG
Andrew Lack, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Music
Entertainment and Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, chairman and chief executive
officer of BMG. (PRNewsFoto)
media and entertainment companies Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corporation
announced in December of a binding agreement to combine their recorded
music businesses in a joint venture. The newly formed company, which
will be known as Sony BMG, will be 50% owned by Bertelsmann and
50% owned by Sony Corporation of America. Sony BMG will be based
in New York. More
Congrats to Fono
being selected by the editors of Billboard from 1700 bands. The
band lost everything during the SanDiego fires, but is poised to
bounce back. They have had tracks featured on MTV's Road Rules,
JVC's 'Full Tilt' Album, the Miller Genuine Draft Blind Tracks national
radio campaign, and Clear Channel's newest music CD; Their mp3.com
site has hit the 70,000 download mark; They had an 'Album of the
Month' in the BMG US music catalogue; They have gained international
recognition by headlining for acts like Robert Plant and Bon Jovi
and touring with the Goo Goo Dolls and Tonic and Third Eye Blind.
Played over 170 shows in the USA to over 500,000 people; Featured
in Billboard's Heatseekers; Had songs used by MTV for the Road Rules
series and Warren Millers Cold Fusion movie; Had Top 10 in the Hits
Speciality Airplay Chart ; Had 2 No. 1 songs in Progressive Airplay
Gone top 10 on Belgium's Radio21; Had a 30 minute special on BBC
World service; Fono was selected as one of 6 finalists by the editors
of Billboard from 1700 bands to appear at the Knitting factory on
January 15th for an industry showcase final with the possibility
of winning $35,000 worth of gear. Labels listening? This is an impressive
band...the new demo, engineered by Al Sanderson is available through
the band's cool website.
Band Members Del - guitar, lead vocals Andy - drums Soren - guitar,
vocals Cindy - bass
on the tune of I-tunes!
Mac revolutionized the computer industry and Apple
is once again changing the world, the music world, that is. Its
diminutive iPod, which can store 10,000 songs in a device smaller
than a deck of cards, is the most radical change in how people listen
to music since Sony introduced the Walkman in '79. And selling songs
online for 99 cents each, creates even more demand for iPods starting
at $299. More than 2 million iPods have been sold since its introduction,
solidifying Apple's position as the No. 1 digital music player in
the world. Now with Apple's new PC tech partner, HP,
iPods will reach even a wider market. Next, how we watch movies,
look at photos and even read a book promises to change profoundly
in the coming decade. Jobs became the first person to persuade all
the major record labels to make their music available - legally
- on one Web site. since late April, 30 million songs have been
downloaded from Apple's store, and the trend may one day spell the
end of the compact disk. "(Jobs) is a real visionary, the kind
who can change industries," says Jimmy Iovine, CEO of Geffen
A&M Records (UMG). Movies Next?!
Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business
To the general public, he's best known as a judge for the TV show
American Idol. But for most of you who know him well, the book is
just the latest in Randy Jacksons impressive string of credits.
From legendary session bassist to songwriter and record producer
to artist manager and label vice president, Jackson boasts a seemingly
endless list of accomplishments.
Many of us were
getting Rex Poindexter community callendar of Los Angeles events.
He passed away on 1/23 after his brave battle with cancer. We're
told that as a songwriter he got lot of support from the folks at
NSAI and it was his wish to give back. Make donations in lieu of
flowers to: NSAI
Nashville -- 1701 West End Ave. 3rd Floor Nashville, TN 37201.
He'll be missed.
Live the Dream
"(Man) is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil
or to do good."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.