Music Etc. – Huey Lewis and the News Deliver ‘Weather’ Report
Steve Harvey talks with Johnny Colla, founding member and longtime producer of Huey Lewis & the News, about their latest album, Weather; mixing with Bob Clearmountain; and how highpoint “One of the Boys” came together.
Streaming Drives Global Revenues Up for Fifth Straight Year
Streaming accounted for more than half of global recorded music revenue in 2019, according to the IFPI’s newly released annual Global Music Report.
Library of Congress Aims to Jumpstart Collage Hip-Hop with Citizen DJ
The LoC’s Citizen DJ project creates new ways for the public to discover, access and use public domain audio and video material for music making.
Chicano Batman, Production Team Reinvent Band’s Sound
'Invisible People,' out May 1, puts a modern spin on the Chicano Batman sound, courtesy of producer Leon Michels and mixer Shawn Everett.
New Halo Music Studio Inspired by Legendary Le Studio Facility
The Canadian facility Le Studio Morin Heights outside Montreal recorded classic albums before it was abandoned and ultimately burned down. Now Halo Music Studio, a new studio facility in Ontario, has completed a modern re-creation of Le Studio’s control...
Valhalla Studios Jumps into Analog Immersive Mixing
Valhalla Studios owner/Manowar founder Joey DeMaio collaborated with Grammy-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper and top engineer Ronald Prent to upgrade the facility’s main room to handle all immersive formats.
Broadcasters Prep for Live Immersive Content
The ability to provide immersive audio is quickly moving from being an option in many fields to a necessity. Whether being applied to broadcast content, cinema, or live and concert sound, the various formats—as well as the facilities and...
Podcasting? Yeah, Staples’ Got That
While some big-box retailers might jump on the podcasting boom by selling gear, Staples has a far bigger plan—it’s opened podcast studios in six test stores, with technical designs and acoustics created by Professional Audio Design’s president Dave Malekpour...
Larry Edgeworth, NBC News Audio Tech, Dies of COVID-19
Larry Edgeworth, a 25-year veteran of NBC News who worked out of the network’s Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in Manhattan, died on Thursday, March 19, from complications brought about by the coronavirus.
Music, Etc. – Rob Graves – Creating an Atmospheric Solstice
Dove Award-winner Rob Graves talks about producing hard rockers Red, recording his own new album and why coronavirus might become a positive experience.
Tom Kobayashi, Skywalker Sound / ISDN Pioneer, Dead at 91
Tom Kobayashi built and ran George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound before pioneering the use of ISDN and fiber optic networks for audio work.
Grammy Awards Show Begins Transition to AoIP
The Grammy Awards show has long employed a large splitter system to distribute microphone and instrument signals from the multiple stages to the house sound and broadcast audio mixing consoles. This year, the production began a transition to audio-over-IP...
Mercer Music at Capricorn: Revitalizing a Studio for the Next Generation
Literally on the verge of collapsing only a few years ago, Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, GA, facility that invented Southern rock, has been restored and revitalized by its new owner, Mercer University.
NYU’s Clive Davis Institute Reinvents Itself in Brooklyn
New York University has consolidated its media, technology and art departments into a new facility in Brooklyn. The site includes studios, editing suites, rehearsal spaces, offices and Oscilloscope Labs, the private production studio of late Beastie Boys rapper Adam...
Music, Etc.: Ranky Tanky — Gullah, Good Time and a Grammy Win
Based around the rhythms and culture of Gullah-Geechee, Ranky Tanky’s 2019 album "Good Time" won this year’s Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album.
Music, Etc.: Gloria Gaynor — Surviving, Thriving and Testifying
Gloria Gaynor’s 2019 Gospel album, Testimony, won a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, taking the career of a disco legend (“I Will Survive”) in a whole new direction. Gaynor and engineer F. Reid Shippen dish on recording...
Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom
Finneas O’Connell—Billie Eilish's co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.