Producer Interview

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

STUART LIAM AND NOEL AT WHEELER END

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 »

The London Music Scene: Future Producers Learning their Craft

The London Music Scene

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

DJ Young Guru Keaton at SAE NY

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 »

Steve Belgrave – Producer, Mix Engineer, Songwriter

Steve Belgrave

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 »