Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

Bobby Owsinski

Interviews with music industry movers and shakers, , tips, and news

Episode 426 – California’s 7 Year Law, Evolving Songwriting, And Sound Designer Bob Pomann
Jun 21 2022
Episode 426 – California’s 7 Year Law, Evolving Songwriting, And Sound Designer Bob Pomann
My guest this week is Bob Pomann, who discovered his unique ability to tell a story through sound while doing sound effects for the original Saturday Night Live. He went on to create Pomann Sound, a full-service audio-post and sound design house located in midtown Manhattan on the Penthouse floor, now in its 38th year, going strong since 1984. Bob went on to design sound for Disney’s long-form animated series, Doug, and his specialized sound can be heard on series including Little Einsteins, Kids Next Door for over 800 animated episodes. He’s also worked with all the major ad agencies on campaigns for major brands like Subway, Nicorette, and Verizon Fios, and in 2010 was the Gold Winner in the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for his work on the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man In The World” campaign. During the interview we talked about having a studio in Manhattan, getting client approvals for Atmos mixes, getting started in the business as a high-school intern, some great stories about the early days of the business in New York, and much more. I spoke with Bob via zoom from his home studio in the New Jersey. On the intro I’ll take a look at the possible end of California’s 7 Year Rule and what that means for artists, and how songwriting is evolving. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83353544, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };
Episode 423 – Drummer And Historian Daniel Glass, Sony Unrecouped Balances, And Gibson Vs Dean Lawsuit
May 31 2022
Episode 423 – Drummer And Historian Daniel Glass, Sony Unrecouped Balances, And Gibson Vs Dean Lawsuit
If you're a drummer or regularly work with drums, you're really going to like my guest on the podcast this week since it's filled with things you probably never knew about the instrument. It's Daniel Glass, who’s an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He previously appeared on Episode 305. Daniel is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. He's recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse roster of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, and even KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2011, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club. As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, created a curriculum that’s used by hundreds of music educators in schools across the U.S. and Canada, and is a regular contributor to publications like Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer.  During the interview we talked about what caused the drum kit to evolve from marching band, how one of the original duties for a drummer was to provide sound effects, how the high hat got its name, programs for home school students, what it’s like to put out a record in today’s business climate, and much more. Find out more about his latest album BAM here. I spoke with Daniel from his home in Manhattan. On the intro I’ll take a look at Sony Music’s latest expanded unrecoupment program, Gibson winning its trademark infringement case against Dean Guitars. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 83254214, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };
Episode 415 – Record Store Day With Larry Jaffee, Women In Music, And Digital Drugs Delivered By Sound
Apr 5 2022
Episode 415 – Record Store Day With Larry Jaffee, Women In Music, And Digital Drugs Delivered By Sound
My guest this week is journalist Larry Jaffee, who’s going to take us behind the scenes of the biggest vinyl selling day of the year, Record Store Day. Larry has been editor in chief of several magazines and websites covering the media and marketing businesses, including Medialine, which specialized in physical music product. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Adweek, and numerous other publications. He also currently teaches media studies at St. Joseph’s College and New York Institute of Technology, and has been the program director for the Making Vinyl and Replitech conferences, among others. Larry’s latest book Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century is the inside story on how independent record store owners and musicians managed to revive the vinyl format from oblivion. It’s being published by Rare Bird Books to coincide with Record Store Day’s 15th Anniversary.  During the interview we talked about how Record Store Day started, how the resurgence of vinyl caught the music industry by surprise, how custom releases pushed sales, and much more. I spoke with Larry via Zoom from his home in New York City. On the intro I’ll take a look at how women are missing from popular music creation, and at digital drugs delivered by sound. var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82997424, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };
Episode 413 – Positive Grid’s Laura Whitmore, Deceiving 2021 Music Revenue Numbers, And The End Of The Effects Pedal
Mar 22 2022
Episode 413 – Positive Grid’s Laura Whitmore, Deceiving 2021 Music Revenue Numbers, And The End Of The Effects Pedal
She Rocks Awards - 01212016 My guest this week is Laura Whitmore, who started her career in the direct marketing department of CBS Records before a 20 year stint as the marketing director for Korg USA. There she was instrumental in marketing, PR and artist relations for the Korg, Marshall, and VOX brands as well as editor of Korg’s ProView Magazine. Laura then started her own PR and marketing company called Mad Sun Marketing, with clients like Acoustic Amplification, Peavy, Sterling Audio, SIR, Korg, and many more, before signing on as VP of marketing for Positive Grid. In 2012 she founded the Women’s International Music Network™ to create a hub to connect women in all facets of the music industry, and to expose them to role models, events and educational opportunities that focus on women in music.  During the interview we spoke about the difficulties of doing PR in today’s social media world, the idea behind the Women’s International Music Network, musicians as entrepreneurs, and much more. I spoke with Laura via Zoom from her home office. On the intro I’ll take a look at how the RIAA’s latest stellar revenue numbers are deceiving, and, are we looking at the end of the guitar effects pedal? var podscribeEmbedVars = { epId: 82942853, backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };