2020'd

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Benny, Siobhán and Cory, of the band Lost Symphony, are joined by some of the most successful people in music, business and entertainment to take a look back at their lives and career to see what "following your dreams" REALLY looks like. New episodes every Sunday. Available on all major platforms.

Bob St. John [Pt. 2]: The Mixing Mercenary
Nov 7 2022
Bob St. John [Pt. 2]: The Mixing Mercenary
Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive back into the world of mixing, this time around hearing about Bob's Introduction to mixing with Pro Tools, his experience working with other artists and the big differences between U.S. and Latin artists, as well as his personal philosophy when working on someone's song. Prepare to get a little techy, hear a couple more Nuno Stories, and get some excellent advice you can take home to your own tunes. All this and more tune in with us and get 2020'd. Check out Bob St. John: soundbetter.com/profiles/161398-bob-st-john bobstjohn.com Facebook: @BobStJohn 00:00 - Intro 05:11 - The First Song I Mixed in Pro Tools 12:22 - Working With Nuno Outside of Extreme 19:00 - Nuno Never Acknowledged I Was A Musician 25:33 - I’m a Mercenary, I’ll Mix Anything 27:05 - I Would Love to See People Sit in a Room And Record Together Again 36:30 - Royalties Aren’t What They Used to be 37:50 - The Difference Between U.S. and Latin artist 44:40 - I Don’t Think Music has a language 47:25 - It’s Important to Take Everyone's Dreams Seriously 51:55 - The Best Way To Grow as an Artist 55:36 - Less is More Actually Works 58:20 - No One Loves Guitar Who Doesn’t Play Guitar More Than Me 59:00 - Outro FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: #audioengineer #producer #musicbusiness #musicpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Damien Riehl: Copyrighting EVERY Melody Ever...
Oct 10 2022
Damien Riehl: Copyrighting EVERY Melody Ever...
Damien Riehl (Lawyer / Musician / Technologist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss what happens when music meets the courtroom. This episode we dive into the legal side of music, checking out Damien's background and experience as a lawyer and programmer, as well as a look into his All The Music Project, and how it's using AI to help reshape copyright battles in court. Damien breaks down some of music's most famous copyright cases, checking out how they impacted the court and the music industry, along with a deep-dive into how AI and technology is shaping the future of songwriting. All this and more tune in with us to get 2020'd! Check out Damien Riehl: @damienriehl Damien's TED Talk: - Intro 03:05 - Damien's Background 05:20 - All The Music Project 07:35 - We're Running out of Melodies 12:25 - The start of All The Music 20:15 - The Blurred Lines Case Changed Everything 22:46 - The Law Behind Sampling 25:09 - I would Love to be an Expert Witness in a Copyright Case 32:10 - Google AI Songwriting 38:50 - Could you use All The Music Creative Tool? 42:00 - I Hope I Get Sued 47:35 - Are we Merging with Technology? 48:20 - who is entitled to claim the song? 5600 - Songfinch 01:02:00 - Outro FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: #copyrightlaw #tedtalk #musicbusiness #musicpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dave Fortman [Pt. 2]: Detailing the Production of Evanescence
Aug 28 2022
Dave Fortman [Pt. 2]: Detailing the Production of Evanescence
Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round, discussing the newest release from Ugly Kid Joe, and an exclusive debut music video viewing from The Wilted Souls! In this episode we dive into music marketing, looking back on how things have changed from the old school ways, as well as some pro tips when producing vocals. Dave breaks down why "Polyphia" is one of his favorite bands right now and walks us through the gear and mixing for an Evanescence record. All this and more tune in with us for another rad episode of 2020-d. Check out Dave Fortman: IG: @fortmandave out Dave's newest release! "Long Road" Ugly Kid Joe ( Some songs that Dave produced: Bring Me To Life - Evanescence ( - Mudvayne ( - Slipknot ( - Intro 02:38 - New Ugly Kid Joe Song 04:36 - The New Age of Marketing 06:30 - The Ugly Kid Joe Breakup 08:10 - The Wilted Souls 12:40 - Wilted Souls Music Video Debut 19:00 - Putting a rock girl into funk 26:55 - The most important thing when producing vocals 30:05 - My favorite band right now is Polyphia 39:00 - I spent years being in the engineer world, and I spent years being against it 41:10 - Gear and Mixing for an Evanescence record 52:00 - Outro FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: #evanescence #polyphia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: I Am OBSESSED with Songwriting
Aug 15 2022
Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: I Am OBSESSED with Songwriting
Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to Dive deeper into his instructional guitar book, going over the inspiration for writing the book, the process of publishing, and his goals with the book itself. We check in with Richards's new projects hearing about his latest tour with a new band, and the hilarious inspiration for some of his newest songs. What does Tremonti and Alice in Chains getting into a bar fight with Thin Lizzie sound like as a song? You'll have to tune in to find out. Prepare to be 2020-d. Check out Richard Shaw and our Other Episodes with Him!: Instagram: @richardshawguitarist Destruction: out Earlier Episodes: Ep. 81 - Richard Shaw: The Moment That Changed the Way I Practice: 80 - Richard Shaw: There's No Such Thing as Original Music: 3 - Richard Shaw: What Goes on Tour, Goes on Social Media: 2 - Richard Shaw: From Musical Theatre to Cradle of Filth: - Intro 04:20 - Cory and Ben Played on an All That Remains Record 10:45 - Touring With a New Band 21:30 - Insane Song Idea's 31:00 - Writing With a New Band 36:00 - New Spinal Tap Movie 38:30 - The Idea to Write Richard's Book 41:00 - Publishers are like Record Labels 49:20 - I am Obsessed with Songwriting 51:00 - Outro FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: #cradleoffilth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices