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MPF Podcast 008: Ken Caillat on his Career as an Engineer and Producer

Born in 1946, Ken Caillat is a audio engineer and Grammy winning producer who has an amazing working career with a wide range of the music of legendary acts such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, the Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock and Alice Cooper. He is best known as the producer for … Continue reading

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

Artist Preview: Barry Southgate, an artist bringing change and not standing idol

True success is well and truly earned, and that journey means taking initiative and simply getting things done. Songwriter, producer and vocalist Barry Southgate is living by these rules. His motto is ‘bring change somewhere’, which is a simple yet profound philosophy.  As an independent artist with a solid fan base, he’s producing his own … Continue reading

Video: U2’s Producer Steve Lillywhite reveals his true obsession

In the below mini documentary, Steve walks through the early days of producing music in the ’80s with U2, well before the benefits of today’s digital technology. With a wealth of experience at the pinnacle of music production, Steve has plenty of anecdotes and insight to share. For him, sound ‘is not just in a … Continue reading

MPF Podcast 002: From Kesha to McCartney, studio owner and producer JJ Appleton shares stories and wisdom

 JJ Appleton’s music career included working with top 40 sensation Kesha and her songwriter, and his music has also drawn the attention of Sir Paul McCartney. He was in a popular New York based band Grasshopper and as a signed artist released his own solo album in the UK. In this conversation, I spoke to … Continue reading

Video: Mick Fleetwood with Nicole Atkins reflects on the Fleetwood Mac days

The 60’s in London, saw American Rhythm and Blues take hold of the nation’s music scene, spawning the British Invasion with groups like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Towards the end of the 60’s, British blues guitarist Peter Green formed a band with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (And later John’s wife Christine McVie), … Continue reading

Video: Bruno Mars, the next generation of hybrid producer, songwriter and artist

Born as Peter Hernandez in 1985, Bruno Mars is of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent with his family being professional musicians and performers. In 2004 his quest for success in the music industry began. A year after leaving his home state of Hawaii for the bright lights of LA, Bruno Mars was ‘stone broke’,  and before forging … Continue reading

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