Real-World Review: Making Sound — Creative Music Production Tips and Philosophies
Producer/engineer Russ Long pages through Making Sound and declares, "I don’t think there an engineer alive who won’t receive some benefit from reading it."
AKG Honors Quincy Jones with Lifetime Achievement Award
The award was bestowed at AKG's 70th Anniversary party at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.
Busbee, Grammy-Nominated Producer and Songwriter, Dead at 43
By Steve Harvey. The noted producer collaborated extensively with Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum, and co-wrote hits with Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
Spotify Acquires SoundBetter Audio Pro Marketplace
Music/audio production personnel site added to Spotify’s services for creators.
Jimmy Johnson, Engineer, Producer and Swamper, Dead at 76
By Steve Harvey. Producer, engineer and guitarist Jimmy Johnson had a hand in some of the Sixties and Seventies’ most indelible hits, working with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Rolling Stones.
Grammy Pros Share How to Overcome Recording Obstacles
Top pros weighed in on topics ranging from “demoitis” to the role of the producer.
Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom
By Steve Harvey. In April, Billie Eilish’s debut album entered the Billboard 200 at number one. Finneas O’Connell—her co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording the sonically adventurous collection at their family home.
$70,000 of Gear Stolen from Producer Tucker Martine
By Clive Young. Thieves stole vintage mics, amps and guitars from Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Tucker Martine's nearly completed studio. Now efforts are underway to help Martine, who's worked with R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists and others, recover.
Book Review: Al Schmitt On the Record—The Magic Behind the Music
By Clive Young. Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
The METAlliance Report: Where We Are
By Ed Cherney. Legendary producer/engineer and METAlliance member Ed Cherney (Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) explores the struggle to bring album credits back into the limelight in the age of streaming—and how that effort...
Retro PSN: Taylor Swift Talks Recording ‘Fearless’
Back in November, 2008, we chatted with an emerging teen country artist about recording her second album.
Producers, Engineers To Benefit from Music Modernization Act
Unanimously passing the House and Senate, the Act was signed into law October 11.
Producer/Q Division Founder Mike Denneen, Dead at 54
By Christopher Walsh. A key member of the Boston music scene for decades, Q Division co-founder Mike Denneen has passed.
Engineer Steve Albini Wins WSOP 2018 Seven Card Stud Event
By Clive Young. Noted musician/recording engineer/studio owner Steve Albini took home over $100,000 on June 14 when he beat 309 other entrants in the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven Card Stud event.
Book Review: Making Rumors: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album.
By Clive Young. Ken Caillat recalls every detail behind the creation of Fleetwood Mac's best-known album in his memoir, the aptly titled Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album.