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Today is the 3rd anniversary of my Inner Circle Podcast and I’d like to thank you for being a loyal listener. I never envisioned getting to 150 episodes, but it’s all been made possible by followers like you!
Episode #151 brings back engineer Dennis Moody. Dennis was my first guest, and he’s celebrated every podcast anniversary with me since. As always, we look at the many trends that are happening in both the studio and live sound business. If you’re not familiar with Dennis, he’s the engineer to drumming gods like Steve Gadd and Dave Weckl, and also mixes live sound in arenas to clubs, so he has quite a history.
In the intro I’ll take a look at Spotify’s current A/B tests of its new Hifi tier, and at some killer vintage recording consoles with big histories that are now for sale.
Dave has been a pioneer in the digital space in many ways, going way back as one of the creators of the Synare (the first electronic drum) and later the first computer sequencer with Passport. Dave was also the creator of Berklee Online, one of the first online education programs in the world, and now teaches music business with his own courses with New Artist Model.
In the intro we’ll take a look at how Spotify is making their own records under fake names, and the big sub-industry of microphones on mobile devices.
My guest this week is musician, rapper and entrepreneur Chris Greenwood, who goes by the stage name of Manafest.
Chris has released 8 critically acclaimed studio albums that have either won or been nominated for a host of GMA and Juno awards, and he’s self-financed his last 3 projects with crowdfunding campaigns.
Chris has also written a book and created a number of online music business courses designed to help up and coming musicians learn the ropes, based on his experiences.
One of the best parts of our conversation was about the limitations and advantages of performing to iPod backing tracks, and the transition to using a live band.
In the intro I’ll take a look at cover song recordings being removed from popular online sites like iTunes and Spotify, and a study that describes how your music matches your personality (or vice versa).