New York Metro

Aug 1, 2003, By Paul Verna

Go west west, young man: At first glance, West West Side Music seems to be a product of the workstation generation. A mom-and-pop mastering studio headed by owner/engineer Alan Douches, it features a Pro Tools DAW, a predominantly indie clientele and rates that make it an affordable alternative to the big New York shops....

Sessions & Studio News

Aug 1, 2003, By Sarah Benzuly


Elvis Costello and co-producer/engineer Kevin Killen have taken residence in Avatar's (New York City) Studio A since early April to record Costello's new record; Peter Doris assisted…Mos Def returned with his band Black Jack Johnson to The Cutting Room (New York City) to continue work on his new album....

Ronstadt at the Clubhouse

Aug 1, 2003, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

Linda Ronstadt finished up a jazz standards record (Verve) at Clubhouse (Germantown, N.Y.) with producer John Boylan and engineer George Massenburg. The band consisted of Lewis Nash (drums), Christian McBride (bass), Alan Broadbent (piano, arranger), Bob Mann (guitar) and Warren Bernhardt (piano)....

Nashville Skyline

Jul 1, 2003, by Rick Clark

One of the things that I have always liked about Nashville is how closely knit and supportive members of the music community are. The level of altruism around here is also quite impressive....

Hit Factory/Criteria


Last winter, I had a speaking engagement that gave me the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds in Miami. Back in the early '80s, Criteria Recording Studios was my home away from home....

Paragon Studios

Jul 1, 2003, By Barbara Schultz

It was a long time coming. Engineer Fred Paragano's Paragon Studios, a new, ground-up facility in Franklin, Tenn., just outside of Nashville, was the product of seven years of discussions, design and the search for the perfect location....

Webcasting Royalties

Jul 1, 2003, By Christian L. Castle

The fight to get public-performance royalties for sound recordings in the U.S. has a history that is long, distinguished and largely unsuccessful....

New York Metro

Jul 1, 2003, by Paul Verna

If you ever spot a gleaming, silver tractor trailer with the words “Remote Recording Services” discreetly emblazoned on its side, you can safely guess that it's heading toward a major production....

L.A. Grapevine

Jul 1, 2003, by Maureen Droney

Tight security is one of the value-added services that commercial studios are able to offer. For Linkin Park's chart-topping Meteora, North Hollywood's NRG Recording Services kicked it up more than a notch....

Up, Down, All Around

May 1, 2003, BY RON FRANKLIN

The theory goes like this: If people buy fewer CDs, then record company budgets shrink and recording studios make less money. This means that studios don't buy as much new equipment, so the technology companies that build those wonderful audio toys experience a drop in business....

Grass-Rooted Creativity


In Nashville, but off of the beaten path both geographically and client-wise is Alex the Great Recording, a residential, rock-oriented studio owned by...

Studios Fight Back


From the rise of independent studios in the 1960s and '70s, through the boom years of late '90s hip hop and pop, studios have had their ups and downs. With budgets slashed and home studios the norm, there's less business to go around. Is this the end for commercial recording studios?...

A Fine Mess


There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower...

Record Label Remedy

May 1, 2003, BY PAUL VERNA

The well-publicized troubles in the music industry have claimed many victims: artists, producers, broadcasters, club owners, publishers, studio owners, etc....

Dualtone: Small and Proud


Scott Robinson and Dan Herrington - partners in the two-year-old, Nashville-based Dualtone label - have earned their badges and wear them proudly....

Getting Noticed


Fresh talent is what keeps the music industry vital and, ultimately, profitable. The paradox? There's more and more music being made, but fewer and fewer traditional ways for it to gain attention....

New York Metro

Apr 1, 2003, by Paul Verna

For years, world-class studios in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, bore the name Brooklyn, confusing would-be clients and rubbing salt in the wounds of...

The Quest for Power

Mar 1, 2003, by Ned Mann

We all want more power. Admit it. When it comes to the gear we all lust after whether it's a Massenburg EQ or the hottest new plug-in it never seems to...

Skyline Studios Reopens


Skyline Recording Studios (New York City) which has churned out hits for Eric Clapton, Madonna, Chic, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, LL Cool J and many others...

Hacking and Hijacking

Mar 1, 2003, BY PAUL D. LEHRMAN

The most dangerous man in the music business is on his third, or maybe his fourth, company. He's been selling audio software on the Internet since he...

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