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Making Rumours – A book by Fleetwood Mac’s Producer Ken Caillat

In 1977 the British-American band Fleetwood Mac released their eleventh and most successful album, ‘Rumours’. This was producer Ken Caillat’s first album recording with the band. It is well known that at the time the band was going through a phase of relationship breakdowns. In my interview with Ken, I asked him how was it … Continue reading

iPad music production ‘dogma’, putting creativity first: the rUbba nEck Manifesto

With your iPad at hand, here’s a chance to get your songwriting and production skills into action. Music Producer Chris Lee Ramsden, follows the Lars Von Trier  footsteps for electronic musicians, creating the manifesto for rUbba nEck. Interested? Read on…  Music production can be a long, tortuous process. But it doesn’t have to be. Most … Continue reading

Video: Alica Keys’ producer opens Jungle City studios

Ann Mincieli not only defies the trend of a male dominated trade of music producers, she has also opened her own $5 million studio in New York city in 2010. One of Alicia Key’s music producers, Mincieli is a veteran of many years in the music industry having done just about every job that a … Continue reading

A Journey to Abbey Road – A Musician’s Pilgrimage

In April 2011, I managed to tick another item off my bucket list. Abbey Road is an iconic street for anyone who is a fan of music, let alone any musician. Number 3 on the street is Abbey Road Studios, most famous for numerous recordings by the Beatles. For a musician, the trek to Abbey … Continue reading

The iPad, a Godsend for the Songwriter, Producer and Musician

There are very few tools that take credit for single handedly redefining the way that music is created. For me, the love affair with producing music has just been not just reborn but also liberated. From writing and producing, to performing music the iPad has carved a very special place in my tool kit. (As … Continue reading

Video: Jay-Z, the Producer who Mastered the Business of Music

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that Jay-Z is the husband who is in the shadow of his wife, Beyonce Knowles. But the fact of the matter is Jay-Z is much more than a multi Grammy winning rapper and Producer. His music career spawned a string of entrepreneurial successes, making Jay-Z worth nearly half … Continue reading

Turning Music Into Food: An Interview with Mike Turner

After recently mastering a new EP for 20 Amp Soundchild, I spoke with producer, Mike Turner. He’s a great performer turned producer with the behind-the-scene insights on the music world today. Enjoy! AC: Can you tell me about Pocket Studios today? MT: I developed Pocket Studios as a great place for bands to work where we … Continue reading

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