MSCLVR After Dark 003 – Kim Viera – #FollowTheJourney

Kim Viera

MSCLVR After Dark #003 Kim Viera, #FollowTheJourney

Kim VieraThis After Dark episode is featuring the beautiful and supremely talented Kim Viera – singer, songwriter – my little sister – and recording Artist on Republic Records – home to , you know, just a few modern day talents you may have heard of like Ariana Grande, Drake, The Weeknd – you know – no biggy – if you haven’t heard of Kim don’t worry you will…

Kim Viera – Kim is family – I’ve been on honorary older brother to Kim since she was 10 years old and I, like many people in her life w/ functioning eyes and ears, have known that she would have what it takes to do music at a major scale (see what I did there?)

2018 seems like it could be a banner year for Kim’s music career – towards the end of last year she experienced the feeling of hearing her single on the radio for the first time, this year a song she cut is in a major movie now playing in theaters, and the plan is to soon release a major single featuring one of globally known major latin artist…so I’d say things are going fairly well 🙂

Kim VieraThere is so much in this interview so I won’t bore you by trodding on and on – MSCLVR After Dark is about great stories in music and while we always have on our music tech lens we relax the geek speak to focus on the heart of why music intrigues just about everyone you’ll meet.

So without further ado – the one and only Kim Viera!   

Kim on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kimviera/

“Gold Lining” on Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/22Pzg0oBf6kw2qRz2i7pPV

“Tribe” from Pitch Perfect 3 on Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/track/2CQeLzDAdU8fXuztHlyP75

“Diamonds” cover by Kim & Kurt Schneider : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kDX4VGzNYU

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

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043 – Drew De Leon – Creative Director of The Digilogue

Drew De Leon

MSCLVR Interview Series #043 with Drew De Leon, Creative Director, The Digilogue

Drew De LeonThis episode of the podcast is featuring the one and only Drew De Leon – Founder and Creative Director at The Digilogue – a New York City based tech-centric music education platform with over 20 live events under its belt in just over a year in existence – Drew’s been able to partner with brands like Microsoft, We Work, and, of course, Sennheiser to educate and inspire the New York’s music community!

What can I say about Drew?  The man has a vision and he is going for it!  It’s certainly not everyone that could throw their first event and get it sponsored by Microsoft at the Microsoft store on 5th avenue in Manhattan.

Drew De LeonDrew really cares about the music community and he and the Digilogue squad are determined to continue to throw great events w/ innovative brands and feature the best and the brightest in the music + music tech communities.  If Drew gets his way – music communities will be touched by Digilogue live events in major cities across the US and eventually around the world through a first-of-its-kind music tech education platform!

We here at the MSCLVR are certainly rooting for The Digilogue to continue it’s great work and we plan to be at and cover future Digilogue events and we hope to see you there!

So without further ado – Drew De Leon from The Digilogue!

Drew on LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-de-leon-a1861297/

Check out The Digilogue! https://www.thedigilogue.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

042 – Music Business Masterclass – Duane Harley, Esq

Duane Harley

#042 – Music Business Masterclass with Duane Harley, Esq at The Digilogue Future of Audio Series (powered by Sennheiser)

Duane HarleyThis episode is a very special installment of the podcast featuring live recorded content from the “Shape The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue based in NYC and powered by none other than Sennheiser!

Today’s release is from the “Music Business” masterclass recorded on Oct 6th, Day 3 of the series featuring Duane Harley – Entertainment Lawyer.

This is it ladies and gentlemen – this is the precise conversation that you need to listen to if you are creating, collaborating, and are in any way involved in the origination and distribution of music.

In this masterclass Duane does a magnificent job of using real life examples to animate and provide context to the laws governing the music business.

Duane HarleySplits, copyright, publishing, label deals, public performance – they are all covered in this discussion and I would venture to say that everyone in the music world should be acquainted if not intimately familiar as a) avoid huge opportunity costs on original works and b) avoid unnecessary legal hurdles in the due course of business.

So get out your pen and pad for this one because you may want to use Duane’s talking points to launch yourself into a Google search rabbit hole – without further ado – The Future of Audio Series’ Music Business Masterclass with Duane Harley, Esq!

Duane is on Linkedin! https://www.linkedin.com/in/duane-harley-esq-8864856/

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

The Future of Audio Series was an intimate 4 day summit in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood at the Interface creative lounge in early October of last year. It was a really great event consisting of  live music performances, interactive guest panels, and masterclasses w Industry experts like the one you are about to hear right now….and thanks to our friends at Sennheiser – it was free to attend!

If you didn’t get to participate this time around be sure to check out future events at www.thedigilogue.com and fear not, the MSCLVR podcast was there to record interviews many of the speakers and panelists and, of course, we are also bringing you the recorded audio so that you, too, can benefit from the awesome knowledge transfer that occurred each day.

041 – Insanul Ahmed – Executive Editor, Genius.com

MSCLVR Interview Series #041 with Insanul Ahmed, Executive Editor, Genius.com

This episode is featuring the illustrious Insanul Ahmed – Executive Editor  at Genius or Genius.com – a music lyric platform that crowdsources knowledge to explain the deeper meaning behind music and culture!

Genius is aptly named I think. Passionate fans contribute their music/lyrical knowledge and insight in pursuit of cred (digital street cred) in the form of Genius IQ. With Genius’ growing success and their partnership w/ Spotify powering the “Behind the Lyrics” features within the app – huge Artists themselves lend their insights including folks like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and a host of others.

The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn and today’s release is with a native New Yorker, a lover of music and a senior voice in the Genius organization.

This was a fun discussion – Insanul can tell a good story which is probably what makes him a great writer – and good stories make for great interviews.  So I won’t prolong this intro any further – please enjoy – Executive Editor at Genius.com, Insanul Ahmed!

Insanul on LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/insanulahmed/

Check out Genius! https://genius.com/

We recorded today’s interview a few weeks ago in NYC at “The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue powered by our friends at Sennheiser.

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

040 – Serato Sample Masterclass with OP Miller – The Digilogue Future of Audio Series (powered by Sennheiser)

OP Miller

#040 – Serato Sample Masterclass with OP Miller at The Digilogue Future of Audio Series (powered by Sennheiser)

OP MillerThis episode is a very special installment of the podcast featuring live recorded content from the “Shape The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue based in NYC and powered by none other than Sennheiser!

Today’s release is from the “Serato Sample” masterclass recorded on Oct 4th, Day 1 of the series featuring OP Miller – Artist Relations Manager at Serato.

OP is a DJ’s DJ – it is definitely worth checking out his vibes on Mixcloud – link down below in the description.  OP’s talent for music cohesion is also matched by his technical understanding of the tools he uses and the company he works for (which has all but taken over the DJ software world) is also stretching to become a force in the closely related world of music production.

OP MillerIf you dabble or are a professional producer, I get the feeling that this new Serato Sample plugin just may change your life a bit – and if that’s a bit of  stretch – it will certainly save you time and cycles when looking to manipulate sounds and samples to create new experiences in your music or audio.

The Future of Audio Series was an intimate 4 day summit in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood at the Interface creative lounge in early October of 2017. It was a really great event consisting of  live music performances, interactive guest panels, and masterclasses like the one you will hear now Industry folks extensive dialogue on topics like VR, 3D audio, the present and future economy of streaming music, and all manner of related topics in between. And thanks to our friends at Sennheiser – it was free to attend!

If you didn’t get to participate this time around be sure to check out future events at www.thedigilogue.com and fear not, the MSCLVR podcast was there to record interviews many of the speakers   and panelists and, of course, we are also bringing you the recorded audio so that you, too, can benefit from the awesome knowledge transfer that occurred each day.

OP on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/opuruiche-miller-7a724448/

OP on Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/thedefinitivesound

Learn more about Serato Sample here: https://serato.com/sample

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ (use code MouthMediaSenn for 25% off)
The Digilogue: https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch: http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr: https://soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation: https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

039 – Brady Clark, Director of Catalogue, Jingle Punks

Brady Clark

MSCLVR Interview Series #039 with Brady Clark, Director of Catalogue, Jingle Punks

Brady ClarkThis episode of the podcast is featuring the illustrious Brady Clark aka Brady O – Director of Catalogue at Jingle Punks – a music licensing company powered by patented music search technology that provides superior search results for TV, Film, and Web creators in need of music to synch to video. That was a mouthful but it should become more clear throughout our brief but entertaining conversation w/ Brady Oh.

If you listened to our last release in episode 38 you probably already know a bit about Brady Clark and the work that he does at Jingle Punks … and if you haven’t and you are interested in the world of music publishing and licensing I highly recommend you give that a listen in addition to this show where we get to know Brady a bit more on a human level.

This one is short and sweet so we won’t prolong the intro but I will say this – Brady came across as a genuine guy and, as an Artist himself, he is someone on the business side that can empathize and truly help up and coming Artists to get equipped for success in the competitive world of music creation and monetization.

I am sure we will come across Jingle Punks again on this podcast – we didn’t get to dive too deep into the patented technologies they’ve developed but perhaps we’ll get founder, CEO “Jingle” Jared on to get into the full history of the business – thank you Brady Oh for peeling back the curtain for us in this interview – so without further ado….Brady Oh!

Jingle Punks : www.jinglepunks.com

Brady Oh : http://bradyohshow.com/

Check out Brady Live in BK, NY : http://thecommonsbrooklyn.org/civicrm/event/info?id=14395

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

038 – Synch Licensing Masterclass – Brady Clark

Brady Clark

#038 – Synch Licensing Masterclass with Brady Clark @ The Digilogue Future of Audio Series (powered by Sennheiser)

Brady ClarkThis episode is a very special installment of the podcast featuring live recorded content from the “Shape The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue based in NYC and powered by none other than Sennheiser – if you are not familiar Sennheiser…Heading somewhere for the holidays? For all those frequent travelers among you, check out Sennheiser’s PXC550 premium travel headphones, with 32 hours of battery life, noise cancellation and stunning Sennheiser sound – it’s a perfect travel companion! They are on sale for the holiday season so get a move on. I have been wearing them for the editing of this show and I’ve got to say I sound amazing – thanks Sennheiser 🙂 –  Stay tuned to the end for info on The Digilogue and their partnership w/ Sennheiser

The Future of Audio Series was an intimate 4 day summit in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood at the Interface creative lounge in early October of this year. It was a really great event consisting of  live music performances, interactive guest panels, and masterclasses like the one you will hear now Industry folks extensive dialogue on topics like VR, 3D audio, the present and future economy of streaming music, and all manner of related topics in between. And thanks to our friends at Sennheiser – it was free to attend!

Brady Clark
If you didn’t get to participate this time around be sure to check out future events at www.thedigilogue.com and fear not, the MSCLVR podcast was there to record interviews many of the speakers   and panelists and, of course, we are also bringing you the recorded audio so that you, too, can benefit from the awesome knowledge transfer that occurred each day.

Today’s release is from the “Synch Licensing” masterclass recorded on Oct 5th, Day 2 of the series featuring Brady Clark aka Brady O, Director of Catalog at Jingle Punks a music publishing and licensing company headquartered in New York.

In this session Brady gave the 101 on how Creators can maximize the return on investment in their music by optimizing their approach to Synch Licensing, which is the method whereby music (i.e. audio)  is “synched” to the visual – in this case TV & Film.

In this rapidly changing world – Creators of all stripes would be wise to be evermore entrepreneurial – cultivating peripheral skills that can help fortify a long career – and in this session Brady provides a great framework for how getting placements for TV ads, shows, and films can help supplement and augment one’s music career!

So if you are a music Creator, manager, or just someone curious about Synch – there is no further ado : The Future of Audio Series: Synch Licensing Masterclass!

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

037 – Marcus Mims – Songwriter, Vocal Producer and “Jingle Punk”

Marcus Mims

MSCLVR Interview Series #037 w/ Marcus Mims, Songwriter, Vocal Producer & “Jingle Punk”

Marcus MimsThis episode of the podcast is featuring Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer – Marcus Mims!

Thanks to the Digilogue we had the opportunity to share music technology perspectives from some of the more creative minds that are adapting music tech to their creative processes – the people beyond the walls of Spotify and YouTube and Stem, for instance and it was definitely solid reinforcement for why we find the music tech story such an important one to decode.

Another short but sweet connection from The Digilogue – Marcus Mims is a man all about the melody.  If you listened to episode 36 on the streaming economy hosted by yours truly then you’ve heard some of his thoughts on how the open access that streaming provides acts as a fountain of inspiration for songwriters like him. Simultaneously the streaming data can be used as a feedback loop for the creative process.

Marcus MimsDetroit born and raised, Marcus is a product of a music city and is passionate about helping to shape the sound of newly signed acts. We didn’t get into it due to time constraints but Marcus also lends his talents to a company called Jingle Punks which is a music publishing and licensing company headquartered in New York. This tie also means that he gets to write and perform custom scores, themes, and cues to license for TV and film.

We’ll have to get Marcus back on one day but while we wait for that opportunity we’re happy to present to you without further ado…episode 36 with Marcus Mims!

Marcus Mims on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-mims-413aa626/

Marcus on Insta : https://www.instagram.com/marcusmims/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

Marcus MimsWe recorded today’s interview a few weeks ago in NYC at “The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue powered by our friends at Sennheiser – Sennheiser is shaping the future of the audio industry with a unique approach to audio innovation, a passion for excellence, and, of course, a rich history of high end product development ranging from headsets to microphones – Heading somewhere for the holidays? For all those frequent travelers among you, check out Sennheiser’s PXC550 premium travel headphones, with 32 hours of battery life, noise cancellation and stunning Sennheiser sound – it’s a perfect travel companion! I have been wearing them for the editing of this show and I’ve got to say I sound amazing – thanks Sennheiser 🙂 –  Stay tuned to the end for info on The Digilogue and their partnership w/ Sennheiser

036 – Digital A&R Masterclass – Kristan McCann

Kristan McCann

The Digital A&R Masterclass with Kristan McCann at The Digilogue Future of Audio Series (powered by Sennheiser)

Kristan McCannThis episode is a very special installment of the podcast featuring live recorded content from the “Shape The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue based in NYC and powered by none other than Sennheiser.

The Future of Audio Series was an intimate 4 day summit in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood at the Interface creative lounge in early October of this year. It was a really great event consisting of  live music performances, interactive guest panels, and masterclasses like the one you will hear now Industry folks extensive dialogue on topics like VR, 3D audio, the present and future economy of streaming music, and all manner of related topics in between. And thanks to our friends at Sennheiser – it was free to attend!

Kristan McCann
If you didn’t get to participate this time around be sure to check out future events at www.thedigilogue.com and fear not, the MSCLVR podcast was there to record interviews many of the speakers and panelists and, of course, we are also bringing you the recorded audio so that you, too, can benefit from the awesome knowledge transfer that occurred each day.

Today’s release is from the “Digital A&R” masterclass recorded on Oct 6th, Day 3 of the series featuring Kristan McCann, Artist and Repertoire at RCA Records.  This masterclass really resonated with the live audience as almost half of the recording is Kristan crafting great answers to questions directly from the Digilogue crowd.

Kristan has a very open, straightforward style and she pulls no punches. If you are interested in the business of music, the world of A&R, the digital route to getting signed, and the people behind the Artists then this is about as brass tacks as it gets.  

Kristan McCann
So – without further ado : The Future of Audio Series: Digital A&R Masterclass!

Kristan McCann : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristan-mccann-5592b628/

Sennheiser: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR

035 – Latasha Alcindor – Artist. Rapper. Singer. Performer. Creative.

Latasha Alcindor

MSCLVR Interview Series #035 w/ Latasha Alcindor, Artist. Rapper. Singer. Performer. Creative.

Latasha AlcindorThis episode of the podcast is featuring Artist, Rapper, Singer, Performer, Creative – Latasha Alcindor! Our time together was brief but I am choosing to believe that Latasha is leading a very charmed life – not many people go from “I’m not a rapper” to opening for Kanye West in a matter of a few years…so yea, if you haven’t heard of her – stay tuned!

Another short but sweet take from The Digilogue – Latasha Alcindor is quintuple threat and her diverse talents have helped her to get to a place where her music supports her lifestyle in very short order. As you’ll hear during the interview LA didn’t really even know she was a Rapper until other people told her as much.  Next think you know she is opening for some of Rap’s greatest off the strength of her album “The Presentation” which we will link to in the description. It’s dope.

Latasha AlcindorBeyond her musical talent, though, I think Latasha is also seeing success because of her readiness to adopt and adapt to technology.  She began to see the value of streaming when she discovered one of her songs had a strong following in Sao Paolo, Brazil – something an independent could hardly ever achieve before the digital age.  LA communicates w/ her fans through Soundcloud and uses the data to inform her creative and business decisions.

I think LA is a shining example of success for today’s Independent Artist – it’s futile to swim against the grain – the “value” of music may never be perfectly aligned w/ the dollars and cents of streaming payouts for all Artists but if you can extract information from data you can build a meaningful career.

So without further ado…Latasha Alcindor!

Latasha Alcindor
Check out Latasha’s website : https://www.latashaalcindor.com/
LA on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ucancallmela/

Mentioned during the show: https://ucancallmela.bandcamp.com/album/the-presentation

Thanks to Sennheiser for inviting us to The Digilogue : https://en-us.sennheiser.com/

Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless Headphones (this things are amazing!) : https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphone-headset-bluetooth-noise-cancelling-pxc-550-travel

Check out The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/

Special thanks to Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/

Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr

Support the podcast & The MSCLVR Foundation : https://www.patreon.com/MSCLVR