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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

Video: Donald Fagen talks Arrangement and Chords for Peg

In discussing studio recording styles with a fellow musician/producer, I mentioned a Steely Dan documentary that I posted a few years back on the Forum. In revisiting this video, I came across more detailed and personal interviews where Donald Fagen he talks about the chords and the arrangement for Peg, from their 6th LP Aja released … 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

Quincy Jones looking back at producing Michael Jackson’s albums, Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad

One of the most profound musical partnerships is undeniably that between Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. Together the pair created albums Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad, totaling over 150 million record sales. Earlier this year before the passing of Jackson, Jones reflected on working with Michael at the South by South West conference.

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