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Music Discussion: Producer/Singer/Songwriters Elijah Carreiro and Chris Bradford Join RCO Radio
Tape Date: March 28, 2015
SMOOTH SOUNDS FROM NORTHERN CALI ... Elijah Carreiro (Lij) started producing at 13 years of age. He has written over 5000 songs and produces varying genres of musical expressions under a variety of aliases ... listen in as Gualala, California-based producer/singer/songwriter and close colleague, producer/singer/songwriter Chris Bradford join RCO Radio to discuss their music-making. The volume of work Lij has in his music catalog speaks for itself but more importantly showcases his finely honed guitar, songwriting, beat-making, performance and producing skills. Chris Bradford's impressive music profile showcases his natural swag on the mic and his enormous stretch vocally - the obvious result of a young start and many years of recording experience. Featured tracks are from the Blood Sweat & Tears EP produced by Lij and featuring collabs with Chris. Listen in to hear how these young but heady producers are connecting the dots and simultaneously building fan bases in a multitude of music genres.
LINKS: Connect with Elijah Carreiro via his LIJ7 music profile on Soundcloud
LINKS: Connect with Chris Bradford via his Chris Bradford music profile on Soundcloud
Music Credits: Intro track: Super Elite, Artist's Pick Feature Track: Do or Die, Closing Track: Vivid. All music produced by Elijah Carreiro.
Music Discussion: Tech-Savvy Producer Mark Bryan Discusses Virtual Music-making
Tape Date: October 4, 2014
Producing music is being done many ways these days, some more and some less traditional. London-based acoustic bassist, pianist, and percussionist Mark Bryan is making music in a unique way for is production company The Blue Room. Mark has created an impressive following via his The Blue Room music profile on Soundcloud
Music Credits: Intro track: Come Go With Me, Feature Track: Movin', Closing Track: Only Green Can Bend All music composed and produced by Mark Bryan
Music Discussion: Cleveland Heights, Ohio Producer Bryan Houston aka Bdash joins RCO Radio to Discuss Music, Music-making, Sampling, Music & Social Media ... and more.
Tape Date: September 3, 2014
"Music that helps you appreciate the moment and never forget it ... is the way producer Brian Houston aka Bdash's Soundcloud music stream describes his music ... this sentiment is completely backed up with music that does carry the spirit to appreciative places ... he masters a poignant slice of chill where I have enjoyed many special thoughts and memories. There is a lot of goodness and wisdom in the way he puts it down in his studio, I like how he honors his musical skills and is expansive in terms of the places he takes them and brilliant in how he allows his skills to take him to quality places, so "quality" is a thread in his productions through and through. Bdash joins RCO Radio to discuss his music-making and will introduce the radio debut of a new track, "The One," and fill us in on his current and future projects involving Vapor Wave Collective, and his work in brand strategy development and marketing at Adzo Entertainment.com
LINKS: Connect with Brian Houston at Adzo Entertainment, and on Soundcloud
Music Credits: Intro track: WavesandStars, Feature Track: The One, Outro Track: Zen Fusion, Bonus Fade: The One All music composed and produced by Bdash
Music Discussion: Iapploud.com’s CEO Venkat Subramanian Joins RCO to Discuss His Recent Article: The Future of Music ... Off The Record
Tape Date: July 9, 2014
With digital music sales overtaking CD sales, major labels are now looking for alternate revenue streams including ringtones, merchandise, tours—everything but music. Record labels call it 360 degree deals. I call it the sign of things to come." - Venkat Subramanian.
Downloading is waaay up but paid downloading is waaay down ... this fact alone ensures that changes lie ahead surrounding the sharing of digital files across the Internet, how the public accesses music and how music services will be "delivered" to the public in the future. Listen to entrepreneur, marketing advisor, professional musician and iapploud.com co-founder and CEO Venkat Subramanian talk about iapploud.com, his recently published article The Future of Music - Off The Record, and challenges facing independent artists looking for ways to successfully market their music via the Internet. Venkat is a professional musician and discusses how his love of music initially inspired him to create iapploud.com. Iapploud.com is a music sales and marketing platform referred to as the UnRecord Label & Music Store for independent musicmakers. For over 15 years Venkat has been a marketing professional primarily in the B2B space. He has extensive experience building brands, developing marketing communications and leading strategic marketing programs for global Enterprises. He also is an independent marketing advisor and digital marketing visiting faculty at a number of business schools.
LINKS: Connect with Venkat Subramanian at iapploud.com, on LinkedIn, and on Soundcloud.
Music Credits: Plan B instrumental composition composed and mixed by Saint Vee
The Stringman: Music Discussion with Professional Guitarist Marlo Henderson
Tape Date: May 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. (PST)
Discussion with professional songwriter, producer, and guitarist Marlo Henderson. Marlo earned a masters degree in music from USC and aside from being a producer and musician he has both taught and mentored up and coming and profesisonal musicians. Listen as Marlo shares stories from his early background, his influencers, his mentors, career highlights from the 70s, 80s, 90s through 2014. Marlo has achieved mega success. At the young age of 17 he began receiving respect within the music industry, by 21 he was working within the top echelon of performers. Along his path to professional status there was much going on, many great records made, memorable music sessions, tours, he gained a sea of perspective and realized so many amazing personal achievements. Listen as Marlo shares with RCO listeners just some of his endless stories from so many years of working with top music talents including: Taj Mahal, Ray Charles, James Brown, Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Earth Wind and Fire, The Gap Band, The Pointer Sisters, The Emotions, Tata Vega, Syreeta Wright, Buddy Miles, Patrice Rushen, Maurice White, Booker “T” Jones, and Paulinho De Costa. He has played on a long list of top charting records including: Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album ... Early in the Morning - The Gap Band ... Love to Good to Last - The Pointer Sisters ... I Should Be Dancin' - The Emotions. No surprise his stories are both delightful and endless, Marlo has played on over 100 gold and platinum records over the past 50 years. He recently traveled to Shanghai China to scout talent for a play he scored the music for, East Meets West: It's Another Day, about the historical relationship between China and the United States, a riveting history Marlo has wonderfully set to music. Marlo penned five songs with motivational speaker Denise Cook aka The Oracle (winner of two Billboard Spoken Word awards) for her new CD The ORACLE Speaks ... just because. Marlo's recording studio is located in Altadena, CA. View Marlo Henderson's Discography
Music Credits: I Should Be Dancin', and "Free Your Mind." Music written and composed by M5 Music Productions
Women In Sports: RCO Radio Speaks with Sportswriter Diana Hicks-Sherer
Tape Date: May 15, 2014
Conversation with author Diana Hicks-Sherer about her e-book World Champions Only. Diana Hicks-Sherer has worked in the professional sports industry since 1983, specifically she has worked with professional sports agents Michael Trope, Dennis Gilbert, and Ivory Black. She is a published columnist, and a seasoned sports enthusiast who has seen a lot of change within the professional sports industry working on and off the professional sports field as well as the professional boxing industry. She worked with the top echelon of NFL and NBA professional athletes. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Credits: I Should Be Dancin'. Music written and composed by M5 Music Productions