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Audio gurus and golfers will come together on June 2 to support A Place Called Home.  A studio CEO and a Rock Icon were honored to support recovery programs for musicians. We drop in a few good studios - downtown to uptown - to find new recordings, monitors and more... Marvin says hear Clover Lane.  Point your calendar to June 14 and meet a Super Panel.    
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In This Issue
Your Place or Mine with Mark Linett
Sawchuck Song Reighns
John Rodd On Walking With The Enemy
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New Release: Clover Lane
Meet WB A&R & The Super Panel on June 14
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Recording Industry Golf Tournee June 2



Mark Linett is a three time Grammy-winning engineer and producer whose early career was spent mixing live sound for Frank Zappa, Earth Wind and Fire, Journey and Rufus, among others.  Later, as a staff engineer at Warner Records Amigo Studios, he engineered albums for a wide range of artists including Randy Newman, Los Lobos, Jane's Addiction and Rickie Lee Jones.  Linett recently upgraded his MicroMain27 monitors to the latest Gen2 models at "Your Place or Mine," his private studio in LA, which features a customized API 2488 console with Flying Faders, and two original Universal Audio tube consoles, as well as an extensive mic and outboard gear collection.  All tape formats from mono to 24 track are available along with a Pro Tools 32x32 TDM system. "I really liked my previous monitors, but there was always something in the bottom end between the bass and the kick that was always tricky to get right the first time. You'd do a mix, take it somewhere else, and realize, 'The balance ins't quite right, I'll have to come back and do it again. Tedi Sarafian at Barefoot convinced me to try their speakers." When Amigo Studios closed in 1983, Linett built his own studio/ remote recording system and worked with Laura Nyro, Dave Alvin, and Kris Kristofferson, among others. A chance phone call in 1987 landed Linett in the engineer chair for Brian Wilson's first solo album and began a 25 plus year relationship which continues to this day.  Along the way Mark has mixed the Beach Boys Pet Sounds in both stereo and surround and was nominated for the best engineering Grammy in 2004 for Brian Wilson Presents Smile.  "Most home speakers have a smile curve, the bottom end and the top end tend to be boosted loudness. It's nice to listen to what the consumer is going to listen to, but in terms of a studio environment, you want something that's quite a bit more accurate, especially the imaging, that where the placements are is accurate," says Linett.


Friends of MusiCares MAP Fund  

Friends gathered to congratulate  The Village CEO Jeff Greenberg who was honored alongside rock legend, Ozzy Osbourne (left with daughter Kelly)  at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert at Club Nokia on      
Monday, May 12, 2014.  The $1,250 per person benefit with live ebay auction  helped raise funds for MusiCares' Addiction Recovery with some of this summer's hottest touring acts.  Performers included Ozzy Osbourne with special guests, Billy Morrison,
Dave Navarro
and Slash on Guitar, Beth Hart, Keb' Mo', and Metallica, and Host Dax Shepard. Continuing to celebrate the memory of DJ AM - a longtime supporter of the MusiCares MAP Fund.  Craig Ferguson and Joe Walsh presented Awards and DJ Mix Master Mike opened the jam.  Watch our Red Carpet interviews here.

MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community; and Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support. Established more than 20 years ago by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance and resources --financial, medical and personal emergencies --and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.  For more information, please visit

BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne current  tour begins on May 29 in Abu Dhabi, following select cities in Europe (Germany, Sweden...) in support of SABBATH's comeback album, "13", which came out last June.

studioexpresso caught up  Slash and NARAS President Neil Portnow on the Red carpet who talked to us about the event. Slash talks about his new album World On Fire Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators due out on September 15, 2014 on Dik Hayd International / Roadrunner Records

It's Produced by Michael Elvis Baskette and was recorded at NRG Studios 

The singles: World On Fire is out on June 16, 2014



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John Rodd On Walking With The Enemy 


A-Designs Audio and ATC Monitors user John Rodd
mixed the score for the newly released film, Walking With The Enemy.  
In theaters now, the film stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Jonas Armstrong and Burn Gorman. "It's based on a true story of incredible heroism amid the atrocities committed against the Jews in Hungary during WWII," says Rodd about the film that was named best film at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.  The score album is soon to be released -- also mastered by Rodd. 

Timothy Williams composed the score that deftly navigates the atrocities and heroism, sacrifice and bravery of the story

"Scoring Walking With The Enemy was one of the most incredible and most challenging experiences of my career. I tried to capture the pain and anguish of the time, as well as the bravery and hope of Elek Cohen (based on the true story of Pinchas Rosenbaum), who disguised himself as a German officer and Arrow Cross member to help thousands of Jews escape. When you score a film you watch the scenes again and again...Although it was challenging to convey what I was seeing through music, ultimately it was incredibly rewarding," says the composer Williams.  



Songwriter Spotlight: Terry Sawchuck


Originally from a small paper mill town, Espanola, Ontario Canada,  Terry Sawchuk started writing songs at age 16. It wasn't long before he started composing original music for highschool musicals and started a garage band in his brother's basement. His first break came in 1991 when he landed the job of engineer at Arnyard Studios in Toronto. Between '91-'95 Sawchuk helped record such albums as Our Lady Peace's "Naveed" and "Clumsy" (Sony/BMG), among others.

In 1994 Terry co-wrote one song with Alanis Morissette and producer Glenn Ballard. "Superstar Wonderful Weirdo's" went as far as being recorded and mixed during the "Jagged Little Pill" sessions.

A&M Records signed Sawchuk and his alternative rock project "The Miller Stain Limit" to his first major label deal in 1997. At age 27 Terry produced, engineered, mixed and co-wrote the album "Radiate" which featured the top 20 single "Cellophane".

Co-written with Josh Jenkins, Terry's song "I Still Love You" appears in TV show Reighn on The CW. 6500 views on youtube in its first week. 

All this and a post on Terry's facebook that brings us back to earth...
"The 13 million plays my song received will earn me $151.66. Not the 58 cents I thought it would
. Goodbye June's Comcast bill. Booya!!,"  
Such is life in the fast songwriter lane. Dig your songs and your sense of humor Mr Sawchuck. And a big congrats on finding true love with Mrs Sawchuck. Here's to good songs and love!  


Lill's Blues Revue With Dave Reitzas


Respected singer/songwriter Pamela Lillard has recorded new material for her third project with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Dave Reitzas.


(L-R) Randy Chance, guitar; Wesley Seidman, assistant engineer; Dave Reitzas, producer/engineer; Pamela Lillard, recording artist; Tony Braunagel, drummer; Bob Glaub, bass at Ocean Way Studios Photo by David Goggin. 

"Lill's Blues Revue" is an homage to the Blues, celebrating Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, Huddie Ledbetter, and other legends.  With roots in the Delta Blues, Lillard, was joined by guitarist Randy Chance, drummer Tony Braunagel and bassist Bob Glaub in a striking new celebration of the Blues.
Influenced by everyone from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt, Lillard began performing at Kingston Mines in Chicago when she was 20.  Raised in Ohio, Lillard's guitar work, percussive and rhythmically idiosyncratic, began in one of Chicago's best-known Blues clubs. " I'd been playing for about five years before I started going to Kingston Mines," she explains. " I went down there for open mic night and sang the blues.  After a couple of times they asked me to be in the house band."  Barely out of her teens, she found herself jamming with Howling Wolf's sidemen.  In 1991, Lillard moved to L.A. and began working with the musicians who would join her in the group Ruby, which later transformed into Pearl & The Rhythm Method.  When asked for a description of her music, Lillard calls the style "blues alternative, or acoustic groove music."


Loeb To Co-Host Pensado Awards

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has been announced as an additional co-host for the inaugural Pensado Awards, an award show acknowledging today's emerging brand of music professional and "recognizing the faces behind the sound." Loeb joins the following previously announced co-hosts: producer-engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Pink, Foo Fighters), Marcella Araica (Britney Spears, Madonna, Pink) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey). Created by the producers of the acclaimed online video series Pensado's Place, the Pensado Awards are set to take place June 28, 2014, at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, California, and broadcast online globally one week later. Here's an episode with Vance Powell and John McBride from Blackbird Studios  





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Tee Time!
y June 2, Noon  

2014 Recording Industry Golf Tournament  

  Malibu Country Club  


The 2014 Recording Industry Golf Tournament™ (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 2, 2014, at Malibu Golf Club, is adding to the fun and festivities at this annual charity event with a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at the conclusion of the tournament. This unique event will help to raise additional funds to benefit the music program at A Place Called Home,  a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts and well-being. The tournament is again being organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions, with Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt serving as Honorary Co-Chairs.  


NEW! Register here for the Helicopter Ball Drop and enter to win....
Call Karen  at 925-708-0307 OR  Register here: http://www.eventbrite  
Like" RIGT on Facebook
 Confirmed sponsors include Audio-Technica, Clyne Media, Dave Collins Mastering, Design FX Audio, GC Pro/Sterling Audio, JBL Professional®, NAMM, PreSonus, The Recording Studio Insurance Program, Record Plant,
SAE LA,, AlterMedia/Studio SuiteX and TransAudioGroup.

"We are having a Helicopter Ball drop this year.  There is a special web site to order balls.  Anyone can buy them and you don't have to be present to win.  It offers an opportunity to support the charity event without having to attend or play golf," says Dunn who has added  new sponsors this week: AES, Bob Hodas Acoustic, Universal Mastering, JBL, Westlake Recording Studios, Vintage King, Full Sail Univeristy and Hyundai who will be offering a 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan as a hole-in-one prize.  They will also be inviting two players to

an all-expense-paid trip to play in the National Final at Cascata in Las Vegas.  The winner of the National Final will qualify to play in the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions Pro-Am in Kapalua, Hawaii. 

IMSTA Festa at SAE Institute On June 14  
6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100  Los Angeles, CA 90028

Saturday, June 14, 2014
11:00 am - 7:00 pm


  On Saturday, June 14th, the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and SAE Institute Los Angeles will host IMSTA FESTA, a celebration of music technology. Harvey Mason Jr will deliver keynote at noon. Expert Panelists incluce producers Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe) , Khaliq Glover (Prince, Herbie Hancock, & Marcus Miller) and Rafa Sardina (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Clare Fischer, Elvis Costello and The Roots) who will be on the Super Panel at 1pm. They will discuss the state of the music business, technology and much more.
IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to anyone interested in the art of music making. Visitors must register online here  or call   (323) 466-6323  

  "We are bringing together the best minds, innovators and companies in the business of music and audio for this 1-day networking event," says the organizer,    Dave Hampton will moderate.     


Country: Portraits of an American Sound

May 31--September 28

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California.    


The new exhibit at The Annenberg Space for Photography presents over 110 images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music. 

Celebrated performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Hank Williams-as well as deejays, 

fans, executives and musicians-are seen in the works of photographers who documented multiple generations of this popular history.  The photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographer Leigh Wiener, among others.  

photo: © Leigh Wiener  



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New Faces of A&R   


What is the typical salary range for A&R reps?

It's pretty broad. A regional person who works full-time for a label might get anywhere between $45,000 and $70,000, and it can kind of go up from there. Directors probably make between $70,000 and $90,000, and VPs typically make well over $100,000.

Warner Bros. added three new A&R Executives to its West Coast office. Veteran Michael Howe and meet the two newer faces: Jack Minihan and Kate Craig.



Jack Minihan -- A&R WB 


Jack Minihan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Relations. Minihan landed the internship in New York City with RCA and ended up working his way to a position with Warner Brothers Records in Los Angeles. He worked for the Promotions Department at WB where he managed radio promotions, networking, interpersonal communication, and writing, which he feels relates directly to his degree choice.  

Katelyn Craig - A&R WB

Katelyn Craig began her post as director of A&R at Warner Bros Records & Warner/Chappell Music Publishing since January of 2014.  Prior to her new post, she was an independant music supervisor since 2010.  IMDB lists her as associate  music supervisor in Mud and Peach Plum Pear. She also served as EA to Warner Bros and Chapel Music CEO. 

She was head of Publishing and TV & Film Licensing at New West Records (Ben Lee, John Hiatt) & New West Independent Music Publishing from oversaw all publishing administration and artist relations including creating and managing all writers catalogs, gathering all songs, lyrics, and splits, registering and pitching songs, and attaining song cuts and sync licenses as well as planning and overseeing SXSW events, and corporate meetings.

Apple Got Beats!

Apple made a bold move this month when they acquired Beats Electronics, the company co-founded by Dr. Dre in 2008at a tune of reported $3.2 billion.

Now there's talks about Twitter acquiring music service SoundCloud (the YouTube for audio content)
which could use Twitter's resources to secure big licensing contracts with major music labels (something the service has previously been unable to do). SoundCloud has about 250 million active listeners per month, as of October 2013. Twitter has about 255 million active users in total.  Sounds compatible. The Difference? The difference between a listener and a user, however, is pretty vast. Those listening to SoundCloud might not necessarily be on the company's website or even be signed up for the service. They could, for example, be listening to an embedded stream in a blog post, no strings attached, with no knowledge that they are even playing a SoundCloud stream. But when Twitter counts its "users," it's talking about anyone who has created a log-in and handle for the site. If Twitter really is interested in buying SoundCloud, it likely won't be cheap. The company's last valuation is estimated at $700 million. 

Ten Million Member Eks

Spotify announced its 10 millionth paying subscriber this month, and an additional 30 million people listen for free! By comparison, Beats estimates of its user base range from 110,000 to 200,000.
Meantime, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says that as long as Spotify accomplishes its main task-getting people to stream more music-free users will continue to upgrade to paid subscriptions. "We know if you do that, you're going to be like, 'Hey, 10 bucks is nothing. It's like two beers,'" he says.  margins don't improve as they get larger "In Sweden, it's actually less than one beer." Read the article in Businessweek here




Downtown Expanding
Downtown Music Publishing is expanding its worldwide presence with Downtown Music Benelux, a new venture in Amsterdam with Hot Streak Music, a division of Cloud 9 Music, one of the leading Dutch publishers. Downtown Music Benelux will be helmed by Dutch music industry veteran and Hot Streak Co-Founder Lucas van Slegtenhorst, who will serve as Managing Director. Over the past six years, Downtown's catalog has grown to include over 60,000 copyrights, including the works of John Lennon & Yoko Ono, hard rock legends Mötley Crüe, renowned film composer Hans Zimmer, influential punk rockers Social Distortion, pop songstress Ellie Goulding and the critically acclaimed artist and actor Mos Def. Downtown writers have penned hit singles for artists such as Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, & Rihanna.
SoHo, New York-based Downtown Music Publishing is one of the leading rights-management firms in North America, with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The company's catalog spans over 80,000 titles, including the works of such diverse writer/artists as The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe, Seal, Ellie Goulding, and Neon Trees. 
Downtown Studio A (above), features a museum quality vintage Neve 8014 recording console that has been tooled from the ground up to focus on recording at a world-class level.


New Vid From OD Hunte & Monica Alcorano  


You may recognize Monica from ITV's Take me Out 2014 but Greek Italian singer/songwriter/ model has been working on her music and craft for over 14 years. Now signed to OD Hunte Music & Film Production.  "I'm proud to now reveal her debut video "Touch is Gold" shot on location in Tenerife," says Hunte who put on his Producer/Writer/Director and Video editor's hats to showcase his clients.   

White Wedding 

"Mr. & Mrs. Kanye West"

West Debuted the trailer for his 'Yeezus' Film (Video) featuring rapid-fire clips of a variety of scenes from his lengthy North American leg of the Yeezus tour directed by Hype Williams. The trailer first aired during his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers
Next: Honymoon in Ireland which has become a smash hit for Irish tourism. After all  Mrs alone has 40 million followers on Twitter and Facebook.

And The Winner IS....Rise Like A Phoenix

Conchita Wurst from Austria didn't just take home the Eurovision Grand Prix last night in Copenhagen, but also took home the Marcel Bezençon Press Award
Tom Neuwirth was born on November 6th, 1988. For the first time he performed as his alter ego Conchita Wurst in 2011. Since then, he has been a symbol for tolerance and artistic freedom in Austria and beyond. His motto: "Be the best version of yourself rather than a bad copy of someone else!" Copy that!

RIP - Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928 -- May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou was an influential American poet, author, activist and ambassador of love. Angelou wrote a total of seven autobiographies.
 When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published in 1969, Angelou was hailed as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who were able to publicly discuss their personal lives.  
Her honors included a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie,  a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums.  She served on two presidential committees, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000,  the Lincoln Medal in 2008,  and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Angelou was awarded over thirty honorary degrees. In addition, she used the elements of blues music, including the act of testimony when speaking of one's life and struggles, ironic understatement, and the use of natural metaphors, rhythms, and intonations.
She will continue to live in her literary works and in the hearts of those she touched.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
---- Maya Angelou


This year Michael Jackson "performed" at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, in holographic form, and just like when Tupac was resurrected for Coachella a few years ago, not everyone is happy about it. Is this the beginning of the end for flesh and blood entertainers? Let us hear your view. 
The selection of "Slave to the Rhythm" for the hologram performance was made late last year; Jackson associates the Talauega brothers and Jamie King were brought in to choreograph and direct the video, which was produced by Pulse Evolution and Tricycle Logic
. Enjoy the clip here     
The Billboard event supports the king of pop's new album release of XSCAPE on May 13th on Epic Records.   XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. After mining by the Estate of Jackson's archives, Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain to "contemporize" the songs while retaining Jackson's essence and integrity, creating the best music you've never heard.

"The new album features eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form.  

The title of this album honors Michael's album naming process," says Matt Forger (left) who takes us inside the studio in this exclusive sneak peak from the full album documentary which is available only on XSCAPE Deluxe Edition 


This month studioexpresso captured this short vid that shows the love and mutual admiration between a father and daughter, together attending the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert and supporting each other and a good cause.   

Happy Father's Day to all you special Dads at studioexpresso
(Sunday June 15).
  Consider yourselves super heroes for graciously supporting your families and doing what you love...superb balancing act!
I remain grateful for a talented musician and family man I knew as my Dad Avo.  Give yourselves a big hand!
Summer is here. Escape to your favorite place - be it a remote town, mountain top, ocean side or the sanctuary you've created in your home or garden.
Above all, may the force (inspiration) be with you!
Make music news and share with studioexpresso community of over 24,000 subscribers.

Music Lives & Moves...until next month,

Claris Sayadian-Dodge, Founder I Editor studioexpresso


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Jonah Tolchin
Clover Lane
 Yep Roc Records
July 1, 2014

A self­-described "rebellious child," Jonah Tolchin grew up in New Jersey on Clover Lane.
His new album, Clover Lane is produced by Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice) and engineered by Anderson East in Nashville. The album includes musicians Chris Scruggs, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), John McCauley (Deer Tick), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), and more. It was mixed in Silverlake, California with Sheldon Gomberg (Charlie Musselwhite, Ben Harper) and mastered by Bernie Grundman.

Reminiscent of Guthrie's talking blues and old­time stringband music, Tolchin has found his own voice on Clover Lane both as a songwriter and a singer. His debut on Yep Roc bridges the gap between classic folk self-­sufficiency and punk's DIY defiance with a uniquely poetic, open­hearted sensibility at its core.
This album offers a few good soundtrack candidates for the right film. Perhaps in life, we are all  looking for that Diamond Mind. Tolchin brings what may be his experience into a dream-like memory to listeners or vice versa. In 21st Century Girl (official vid) Tolchin has a laid back style of story telling that's backed by expert production of Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice) -- sweeping chorus lines, musicianship and arrangements (reminiscent of Roy Orbison). We may all relate to this love song in the new age when "life keeps passing by," and wondering "am I breathing for a reason," then it's the 2st century girl "who will hold you through the seasons."
Tolchin told his producer "It would be great to get someone like Steve Berlin".  Etzioni replied, "Well, why don't we just get Steve Berlin?!"   It's perhaps this meeting of the minds and support between an artist and producer that creates excitement  and a special song flow that make an album stand out. 
"The house I grew up in on Clover Lane is the center of the spider's web from which the interconnected strands have been woven into these songs and recordings," says Tolchin.
Looking for more!

Mindi Abair
Wild Heart
Concord Records  

May 27 release
Heads Up/Concord Records
Guests: Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, Keb' Mo', Trombone Shorty, Max Weinberg, Waddy Wachtel and others. 

Mixing and mastering engineer John Rodd (left) with composer Timothy Williams (lower right) conducting the score for Walking With The Enemy.

Reighn: I Still Love You

Artist: Jake Owen  


2012 ASCAP Country Song of the Year

2 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country Chart.   

2 million singles sold.



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