Mastering and Remastering Masterpieces at Abbey Road Studios
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
8M ago
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio in the world, renowned for its creativity and technological excellence. It is a global icon that for the last 90 years has been the musical home to artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Ella Fitzgerald, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Lady Gaga,, Amy Winehouse and Adele. We wanted an insider take on this sacred studio so we could learn about the art of mastering and remastering music.   Our studio guide is Simon Gibson. Simon is one of the world's leading audio restoration and remastering engineers and has 30 years’ experie ..read more
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Beat Machine. Endlesss Music, Endlesss Fun
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
9M ago
At Beatseeker, we love music and we love games, so combining them in interesting ways is bound to get our attention. Our guest today blurs the lines between music creation and video games and he has even developed an arcade-style ‘Beat Machine’ which puts musical creativity at the centre of any private or public space.  Meet Tim Shaw, AKA Tim Exile, a producer and performer of electronic music spanning drum and bass, IDM, breakcore and gabber. A classically trained violinist, Tim began experimenting with electronic music aged 12 and never looked back. Unsatisfied with the possibilities of ..read more
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If Music is Medicine, What’s Your Prescription?
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
9M ago
If administered correctly, can music be used as medicine? We reached out to a fascinating company called MediMusic for some answers. MediMusic creates individualized playlists that reduce heart rate and influence the Vagus nerve to stimulate a positive physio-endocrine response. The software uses algorithms to automatically create playlists based on a range of academic data on how people consume music –like age, gender and  nationality – that prompt a positive physiological and emotional response.  Joining us today is Gary Jones, the CEO and Co-founder of MediMusic. Gary is an award ..read more
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What’s That Sound Giving Me the Chills? All About ASMR.
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
10M ago
Ever get the chills when listening to some amazing music? It used to be something that occurred accidentally but is now being engineered by artists and influencers into a more potent form called ASMR.  ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, has captured the attention of the Internet with millions watching viral clips of whispered voices, delicate hand movements or tapping.  Our guide to ASMR is Giulia Poerio, an associate lecturer at the University of Sussex. Dr. Poerio is a world-renowned expert on ASMR and was one of the first academics to conduct formal studies on the subje ..read more
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Inside Vevo, the OG of Music Videos
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
10M ago
The vast majority of people go to YouTube for video content on the web, but when it comes to music videos, Vevo is the OG. Jointly owned and operated by the big record labels, Vevo specializes in ​streaming music videos and artist-exclusive content. Even when you stream a music video from YouTube, chances are that it was served up by Vevo.  Taking us inside the company is JP Evangelista, Vevo’s Senior Vice President of Content, Programming & Marketing. JP oversees Vevo’s original content, production, music programming, editorial, talent, events, label relations & social teams glob ..read more
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The Rapid Globalization of Music and Culture
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
11M ago
Music and other media are becoming increasingly globalized. Not so long ago, it was rare to discover music that originated far from your home. But now it’s increasingly easy to discover music, movies and TV shows made anywhere in the world. We now watch shows like the Korean hit Squid Game and listen to Puerto Rican sensation Bad Bunny without giving it much thought.   To explain the rapid globalization of music and culture, we reached Srishti Das in Mumbai. Srishti graduated from Berklee Valencia with a masters degree in music business, and went on to work in different parts of the ..read more
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Virtual Orchestra: When the Composer Can’t be in the Room
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
11M ago
The pandemic caused many of us to work from home. For most people this wasn’t a big deal but if you’re a world renowned composer who needs to collaborate with a big symphony, a zoom meeting just isn’t going to cut it. Today you’ll hear about a very unique work from home story that inspired a novel workaround. Like many pandemic innovations, it turns out this workaround had lasting benefits long after things have returned to normal. Joining us today are the duo that developed this technology, Jody Elff and Anna Clyne. Elff is a Grammy Award winning audio engineer and sound artist. He has mixed ..read more
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Why do Pizza Hut, lululemon and UFC Need Their Own Streaming Apps?
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
1y ago
It seems like there’s little room to enter the music streaming market with companies like Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Tencent dominating global market share, but innovators always seem to find a way in. Tuned Global is a B2B streaming technology provider that helps companies launch their own streaming services. Their technology has been used by some of the big names, including the UFC, Warner, Universal and Sony Music Group.   Joining us today is Con Raso, the founder and Managing Director of Tuned Global. Con is a life-long innovator and music technologist, who has created disruptive tech ..read more
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Let’s Start with BTS. Two-way Live Streamed Concerts with Kiswe
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
1y ago
Live streamed concerts gained some momentum during the pandemic, but will people keep attending now that things have returned to normal? To help us answer this, we spoke to the industry leader in live streaming - Kiswe. Kiswe’s two-way video technology enables audiences to both consume and contribute to live digital content. They have delivered the world’s largest digital pay-per-view events and serve some of the top sports, media, and entertainment companies.   Joining us today is Glenn Booth, CEO at Kiswe. Glenn was named one of Billboard's 2022 International Power Players and previousl ..read more
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On Aux for 20,000 Fans: Toronto Maple Leafs DJ Cale Granton
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by Matt McButter and Mike Weider
1y ago
Music is an important tool for sports teams to get fans - and players -  amped up for a game. The tunes need to rock the arena to keep the energy level high and a DJ needs to pick the right song to match each game situation. We wondered what it must be like to be a pro sports DJ: what’s involved in preparing and what it’s like to spin tunes for a big game. Taking us behind the scenes is music producer and DJ, Cale Granton. Cale has performed alongside top musical talents including Snoop Dogg, Lil Yachty, Sean Paul & Major Lazer.  A resident DJ at Drake’s private members-only Sher ..read more
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