Producers

Producers and the craft of music production is our core focus. We talk to producers from a broad range of background and experience, from the innovative bedroom producer to the industry renowned Grammy winning producers. We explore their work from their perspective, how and why they started producing, what inspires them and what their aspirations are. See also older posts on our blog here.

Music Industry Innovator Karl “Charlie” Steinberg

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The Music Producer’s Forum had the great pleasure of interviewing the legendary Karl Steinberg (Most commonly known as Charlie). As a music software pioneer, Steinberg has been revolutionizing the production process since the ‘80s, when he started his company Steinberg GmbH, creating groundbreaking DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) products such as Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab over the years. Read more »

Producer Profile: Stuart Epps – From Elton, to Oasis and Robbie

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The career of producer and engineer Stuart Epps dates back to 1967 and he has worked with iconic artists and bands such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Paul Weller, Cliff Richard, Barry White and Chris Rea. We spoke to Stuart about his career that played a part in the history of popular music as we know it today. Read more »

Paul Falcone – One of New York’s Finest in Audio Production

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Paul Falcone is a veteran mixing and recording engineer whose work has been featured on many platinum, gold certified and Grammy winning productions. His stellar array of music credits include known and popular artists such as Anita Baker, Robin Thicke, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Hudson, Monica and Keyshia Cole. Read more »

The London Music Scene: Future Producers Learning their Craft

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The London music scene that dates back to the 60's, has had a profound impact on popular music that we have been listening to for the past 50 years. It has been the nurturing and breeding ground for genres like classic rock, punk rock and has launched many careers. Today, London continues to be a city that attracts tomorrow's artists and producers with the club scene providing venues for electronic dance music, and live venues that are home to the independent scene. The Music Producers Forum spoke to three international students at the SAE London campus who told us what brought them to London and what they wish to accomplish. (Running time: 4:43). Read more »

Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton – The Sound of New York

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Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, and he is also been given the unofficial title of “The Sound of New York”. He has donned many hats within the music industry though his work as the audio engineer behind several notable Jay-Z albums (check the shout-outs on The Black Album), Keaton has distinguished himself as one of the Hip Hop industry’s elite technical forces behind the boards. Keaton gave series of lectures in the LA and NY SAE colleges where he trained students on technical matters, and offered his unique professional wisdom. Jesse Hagen got to sit in Keaton’s sessions. Read more »

A Diary from the LA Music Business – Szilva’s Story

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Drawn to the bright lights of Los Angeles, Australian music artist, songwriter and producer Szilva has a firm grip on the infamous LA music business. Her production company, that she co-founded together with platinum selling songwriter Chris Landon licenses their catalog of music. This includes companies such as BMG Music, Sony Music, Warner Bros, Universal, Lions Gate, Focus Features, CBS, NBC, Paramount Pictures and Disney and Nightingale as well as music artists around the world. This is Szilva’s story of the LA journey. Read more »

Steve Belgrave – Producer, Mix Engineer, Songwriter

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The featured keynote at the Music Producers Forum – London Meetup II is producer, mix engineer and songwriter, Steve Belgrave. Having worked with the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, Liam Gallagher and the Killers Steve still maintains a passion and commitment to the independent and unsigned artist. Read more »