Industry Analysis

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Music and the Online Stream – Napster Vevo Spotify MySpace iTunes

The story of the relationship between Music and the internet could make a captivating Hollywood. It continues to unfold as the choice of online music services available continues to grow with the likes of Spotify, Pandora covering the streaming side of things and Amazon taking Apple’s iTunes head on. Vevo’s Takes on the MTV formula … Continue reading

MPF Review of Billboard’s FutureSound Conference 2012

In November 2012 I was fortunate enough to attend the Billboard FutureSound conference. I say fortunate because events like this would normally happen without my knowledge as I’m a mix engineer and educator. Of course, issues in the industry directly affect us, but the influence on us is usually limited to something like checks coming … Continue reading

Core change at Apple, as Jobs leaves, where does this leave the music industry?

One piece of Apple software changed the music industry forever, though it wasn’t the code itself that changed made the impact. It was the content that it distributed, music. Apple founder Steve Jobs was the brains behind the strategy that put iTunes as the software in the humble iPod, to Windows machines, the iPhone and the … 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

How Many Plug-Ins Do You Use?

The following article was taken from a seminar my studio partner Bryan Martin and I gave at our mastering studio, Sonosphere, here in Montreal this October.  I wish you all could have been there but here’s a couple things we’ve learned about the design of most plug-ins.

Getting to Know Steve Jobs at D8 2010

For us as people who have a vested interest in the commercial future of the music industry, Steve Jobs is a man we need to get to get to know. Love him or hate him, (and many of us love to hate him) just about all of us have found Apple technology has worked its … Continue reading

Discussion – Music Industry 2009 and beyond

It looks like 2009 is shaping up to be an interesting year. With this “global financial crisis”, new government in the US and that thing called the internet moving from strength to strength. Where does this place our precious music industry? There are potential volumes of theories on that, but one thing’s guaranteed, there’ll be … Continue reading

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