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O’Connell Returns To Sony Pictures

Date: 05/06/2015

Twenty-time Academy Award-nominated re-recording mixer Kevin O’Connell has returned to Sony Pictures Post Production Services.  MORE

Of Bandwidth And Quality

Date: 04/09/2015

When the television broadcast industry finally embraced digital technology with the HDTV transition, it marked a major shift in the quality of the consumer experience.  MORE

View From The Top: Building on a Global Foundation - Tarik Solangi, National Sales Manager, RCF USA

Date: 04/09/2015

Three years ago, Solangi was hired by RCF USA on a contract service basis to provide technical support and product demonstrations of its touring and line array products.  MORE

View From The Top: Laying A Solid Foundation for Growth: Roscoe Anthony, President, Renkus-Heinz

Date: 03/18/2015

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA—With twin BA degrees topped with an MBA, Roscoe Anthony took over an Los Angeles advertising agency, where he was named one of Advertising Age magazine’s Top 100 People in Advertising, his team winning more than 50 creative awards while he built the agency from eight associates to 30-plus, with an 10-fold sales increase in his 14-year tenure.  MORE

Mckinney Takes Studer/Soundcraft Helm

Date: 03/18/2015

ANAHEIM, CA—Harman Professional announced in mid-January that David McKinney had been appointed Vice President and GM of HARMAN’s Mixer Business Unit, where he will lead the global operations of the Soundcraft and Studer brands.  MORE

Copyright/Licensing Reform Debate Heats

Date: 03/16/2015

WASHINGTON, DC—With the release by the U.S. Copyright Office of its 245-page study, Copyright and the Music Marketplace, the lines are being drawn in the battle over compensation for music rightsholders in the digital age.  MORE

View From The Top: Breaking Away - Kurt Metzler, Director of Sales, Powersoft Advanced Technologies Corp.

Date: 03/13/2015

Since diving into the industry more than 25 years ago, Powersoft’s Kurt Meltzer has always demonstrated a passion and curiosity for how audio works, both as a musician and part of the audience.  MORE

View From The Top: Gaining Strengths - Brian Bradley, GM, Loudspeaker, Microphone and Headphone Strategic Business Unit, JBL Professional

Date: 03/10/2015

What first attracted Bryan Bradley to JBL Professional was the company's legacy within the industry—not just from a technology standpoint, but also for its participation in some of the most historic moments in the past 100 years.  MORE

The Character Of Passionate Characters (Redux)

Date: 03/10/2015

Five years ago in this space, I wrote an editorial that talked about how the old adage that all businesses are people businesses seems uniquely apropos for professional audio.  MORE

A Billion Connectors Later: Neutrik At 40

Date: 03/10/2015

Founded by Bernhard Weingartner in 1974, beginning humbly with two employees working out of a barn in Schaan, Liechtenstein, Neutrik AG is marking 40 years of business, market leadership and global reach.  MORE

View From The Top: Listening and Responding - Erik Tarkianen, VP of Global Marketing, Harman Professional

Date: 03/09/2015

With 10 pro audio brands under its name, Harman Professional holds a unique position within the industry, as providing a high-quality line of products is just the first tier of the company’s business model.  MORE

RCA Studio A Deal To Close New Year’s Eve

Date: 03/09/2015

NASHVILLE, TN—The much-contested historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, which narrowly avoided being demolished earlier this year, will officially be sold to the non-profit group Americana Music Triangle (AMT) Trust on December 31.  MORE

Live Sound Legend M.L. Procise Passes

Date: 03/06/2015

By Clive Young. Live sound pro M.L. Procise III died in his sleep on March 5 at the age of 62. A mainstay of the touring sound industry for 40 years, Procise became an in-demand FOH engineer for the biggest acts in the world in the 1970s and 80s, before segueing into life as an executive for Showco and Clair Global.  MORE

Making The Old Like New Again

Date: 03/04/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA—With big tracking rooms back in fashion and analog recording enjoying something of a resurgence, the market has apparently never been better for restorers of vintage mixing consoles.  MORE

Streaming Builds Up Steam, Heats Debate

Date: 03/02/2015

Taylor Swift took a big stand against the rising music streaming services recently, when she pulled her entire discography from Spotify just days after the release of her fifth studio album, 1989.  MORE

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