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RMOD - Music Industry Aircheck - Robert Scovill part 2

February 11th, 2019

While spinning some of the coolest indie music from ALL OVER the planet, D also gets to have some interesting conversations about the music industry with fantastic people from all sides of the business. After getting "airchecked" herself by her program director for quality, a lightbulb went off. Why not aircheck the industry?
 
In  this episode, D continues her chat with award-winning, Robert Scovill to get his take on the industry coming up for the sound side of the business. Robert is a 35+ year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3500 events in his career, having been enlisted by acts including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,  Matchbox Twenty, Jackson Browne, Rush, Def Leppard, Prince and many others.  Scovill’s body of live sound and recording work has earned him well-deserved industry accolades including 6 TEC Awards for technical and creative achievement in sound reinforcement. Robert is a 4 time nominee, two time winner of the PLSN Parnelli Award for live sound engineer of the year and has been a multi-year nominee for Mobile Production’s “Top Dog” Award along with being an inaugural nominee for the highly coveted Pensado Award for live sound excellence.
 
Did you miss their "down-to-earth" conversation about what Robert Scovill focuses on? Catch PART TWO right here. 
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RMOD - Music Industry Aircheck - Robert Scovill part 1

February 4th, 2019

While playing some of the coolest indie music from all over the planet, D also gets to have some interesting conversations about the music industry with fantastic people from all sides of the business. After getting "airchecked" herself by her program director for quality, a lightbulb went off. Why not aircheck the industry?
 
In this episode, D chats with award-winning, Robert Scovill to get his take on the industry coming up for the sound side of the business. "Robert is a 35+ year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3500 events in his career, having been enlisted by acts including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,  Matchbox Twenty, Jackson Browne, Rush, Def Leppard, Prince and many others.  Scovill’s body of live sound and recording work has earned him well-deserved industry accolades including 6 TEC Awards for technical and creative achievement in sound reinforcement. Robert is a 4 time nominee, two time winner of the PLSN Parnelli Award for live sound engineer of the year and has been a multi-year nominee for Mobile Production’s “Top Dog” Award along with being an inaugural nominee for the highly coveted Pensado Award for live sound excellence.  As the owner of Eldon’s Boy Productions Inc. and MusiCanvas Recorders in Scottsdale, AZ, he offers full service mixing facility and mobile recording services.Robert is also a highly sought after consultant advising artists, sound companies and the house of worship market on everything from technology, workflows and acoustics for their companies and events.  As an educator, Robert has lectured throughout the world on concert sound and recording practices at seminars and trade shows, and is a regular contributor to numerous industry publications, blog sites and YouTube video series. Robert’ has served as a technical consultant for many of the top name manufacturers in professional audio, including Avid, EAW, Neumann, Audio Technica, Electrovoice, Servo Drive, and Alesis.  Currently he holds the position of Senior Market Specialist for live sound and recording products for Avid as principle designer for
their VENUE line of live sound consoles, contributing to all aspects of their commanding presence in the live event market." - www.workingclassaudio.com
 
Did you miss their down-to-earth conversation about what Robert Scovill focuses on? Catch part one right here. 
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RMOD - Babylon Shakes - Around the World

February 4th, 2019

Have you checked out High Vol Music's band Babylon Shakes out central Virginia? Influenced by bands like Aerosmith, Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Child's Play and Faster Pussycat, it's Rock-n-Roll glam and sleaze at it's finest. "Armed with infectious songs and gypsy street fashion, these veteran musicians are shaking things up in the mid Atlantic and the rest of the world is up next."
 
Babylon Shakes have just dropped their album Exile to the Velveteen Lounge and checked in with D for a live phone interview this past Saturday (Feb. 2nd) to talk about their brand new release, the brotherhood they have found within each other and entertaining the masses with their love for the music by having a great time.
 
Did you miss it? Catch their conversation right here.
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RMOD - Rob Youells - Life On Air Ep. 1 - Radio Memphis Around the World

February 4th, 2019

When they were first introduced, she thought he was just a drummer and he probably thought she was just an on-air jock. Since then, they have gotten to know each other a little better. Now they find themselves randomly checking in with the other to see what's going on.
 
In this first episode...Rob Youells (Musician/ Actor/ Writer/ IFBB Pro Bodybuilder) calls in live and catches up with Dianna during Radio Memphis Around the World this past Saturday (January 26th) after leaving Anaheim, CA from the NAMM show and landing in Dallas, TX for a couple of days to work on a special project in a recording facility disguised as a barn. Before going out for the evening to catch up with his friends in Soulfly, Rob and D have a conversation about some of the things that he is getting into and they wind up talking to each other about life choices, people's perceptions, why you should surround yourself with positive people and more. D even looses her normal composure as a radio pro and begins to stutter.
 
As time progresses on...not only do they share fantastic tips and advice about the entertainment business, Rob and D share more and more of how the industry and their environments impact their personal lives and they wind up talking about life on air.
 
Did you miss this? Catch episode 1 right here.
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RMOD - Around the World Artist of the Month Interview - Press to MECO

January 28th, 2019

Have you checked out alternative rock band Press to MECO out of the U.K.? They are Radio Memphis Around the World's "Artist of the Month" for January 2019.

 
The band caught up with D during her show live on the air via Google Hangout this past Saturday (January 26th).  Dianna has an in-depth, candid conversation with the band about their start....and about how happenstance, taking your time and gut-feelings lead Press to MECO to their current rocket trip with Youthquake  management and indie Marshall Records U.K.
 
Catch their conversation right here.
 
*photo of Press to MECO compliments of band's social media profiles 
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RMOD - Randy George

January 25th, 2019

In case you missed it during the holidays.
 
Did you know that we got to catch up with progressive rock musician/multi-instrumentalist Randy George? He's a solo artist, part of the Neal Morse Band, Ajalon and has appeared on recordings with Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Nick DiVirgillio, Dave Meros & Al Morse (Spock’s Beard), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings, Kaipa, and The Tangent), Paul Gilbert (Mr Big, Racer X) Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Alan Holdsworth).
 
Catch the conversation Phil and D had with Randy live during Radio Memphis Progtime on December 17th, 2018 right here as he talks about working on the latest album "The Great Adventure" with the Neal Morse Band, as well as a new album he is working on with his wife.
 
*photo by Robert Smith and compliments of Randy George's social media pages.
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RMOD - Mike & Max Portnoy

January 25th, 2019

In case you missed it, did you know that we caught up with Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs​, Neal Morse​, Flying Colors​, Transatlantic​, Metal Allegiance​) and Max Portnoy (Tallah​) over the holidays live during Radio Memphis Around the World on December 22, 2018? Progtime invades Around the World for a moment on this one. Catch the conversation that D and Phil have with Mike and Max right here.

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RMOD - Music Industry Aircheck Ric Chetter Part 2

January 24th, 2019

In the middle of doing the industry standard aircheck, Ric finds that D is having some interesting conversations about the music industry.  So in this particular episode, Ric decides to crash in on Dianna during her Around The World show to talk about the music business through his view from the radio side of the industry.  With his 35+ years in the business (having been in media, tv, film, a producer and an on the air jock with terrestrial radio and even now the program director and owner of Pirate Radio Studios, Inc.), Ric begins an interesting conversation with Dianna. Not only do they learn even more about each other after working together for almost 8 years, they both find out where each personally stands in the business.
 
Did you miss this? Catch part two of their conversation right here.
 
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RMOD - Music Industry Aircheck Ric Chetter Part 1

January 22nd, 2019

In the middle of doing the industry standard aircheck, Ric finds that D is having some interesting conversations about the music industry.  So in this particular episode, Ric decides to crash in on Dianna during her Around The World show to talk about the music business through his view from the radio side of the industry.  With his 35+ years in the business (having been in media, tv, film, a producer and an on the air jock with terrestrial radio and even now the program director and owner of Pirate Radio Studios, Inc.), Ric begins an interesting conversation with Dianna. Not only do they learn even more about each other after working together for almost 8 years, they both find out where each personally stands in the business.
 
Did you miss this? Catch part one of their conversation right here.
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RMOD - Music Industry Aircheck Junior Grigaitis Part 2

January 13th, 2019

In the middle of doing the industry standard aircheck, Ric finds that D is having some interesting conversations about the music industry. In this second episode, D continues her conversation live on air with a farmer who also happens to have some insight about the music business and shares it with the listeners to kick off the new year.
 
Did you miss this? Catch the conversation right here.
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