February 23, 2018

Troy Sheets of Blipbox

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Blipblox is a synthesizer and beatbox designed to promote creativity and audio exploration. Its unique physical design is easy-to-use and safe for children as young as 3 years old. Its professional features and nearly endless ability to create new sounds make it fun and captivating for everyone!

The Blipblox is not your typical music toy. Instead of generic keyboard sounds, the Blipblox uses a proprietary algorithm that synthesizes completely unique waveforms. You don't just play notes on the Blipblox, you actually design your own soundwave.

https://blipblox.com/

February 23, 2018

Episode 78: Measurement

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“What gets measured gets managed,” they say and that’s certainly true.  But how do measure marketing’s success or failure in a given organization?  What are the key metrics today that need to be watched?  And which ones don’t matter at all?  I’ll share all of these answers and more with you on the next Tony-award winning episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Media.  We’ll also hit who’s winning and losing (by pretty much anyone’s standard) and I’ll give you some real-world 2018 measurement tips and tricks that will elevate your company’s marketing to the next level!  

February 23, 2018

Vitaliy Belo, Founder 64 Audio

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64 Audio was started by Vitaliy Belonozhko, a sound engineer who has been working with musicians and production companies in the Northwest for more than a decade. Not long into his career he discovered the advantages of IEMs over traditional floor "wedges". After trying out a few brands it was apparent that a better and a more advanced solution to in-ear monitoring was needed. Many months went into sourcing, designing and field-testing the products that are available today.

http://www.64audio.com/

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Will Lee is an American bassist known for his work on the Late Show with David Letterman. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Lee has recorded and toured with countless legendary artists, and performs with his Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux which he co-founded in 1998.

 Lee’s path in music was influenced by both of his parents. His father, William Franklin Lee III played pianotrumpet and upright bass professionally. His mother sang with big bands.

 Lee took up drums after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, and by the time he was 12 had formed his first band in Miami. The band members each earned $9 a night playing the popular surfing tunes of the 60s.

 Lee’s formal musical education was at the University of Miami where he studied French horn for a year and then switched to a bass major. After classes, he worked on bass fundamentals listening to artlists like the Beatles, Stevie WonderJimi HendrixSteve MillerThe RascalsMotown, and Sly & the Family Stone, among others.

 In 1982, Lee became one of the original members of The World's Most Dangerous Band, the house band on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman. He holds the distinction of playing with Paul Shaffer, on both Late Night and the Late Show, longer than any other member of the CBS Orchestra.

 Will Lee has been awarded the

 NARAS MVP Award for bass guitar in 1979, 1982, and 1985 through 1987.

The NARAS MVP Award for male session singer, 1987

The NARAS MVP Virtuoso Award for bass guitar, 1989

And was recognized in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, 2014

http://willlee.com/

February 22, 2018

“Black Panther” Gets Rekt

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The rekt krew is pretty much on the same page for Black Panther, disagreeing only on whether it's the greatest movie since Marvel's "Sliced Bread" or just a pretty dang good movie for a comic book film. What gives the story a sturdy backbone is a compelling, realistic, and politically relevant story arc of the main villain - Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan. 

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Bobby G. electrifies audiences with his infectious lead and rhythm guitar magic, and he has been doing so for over two decades. His pocket and funky rhythm playing combined with his hypnotic, melodic, and sometimes acrobatic solos create a fervor that has made Bobby G. the go-to guitar player for major artists. Aside from his guitar prowess, Bobby has been on countless T.V. appearances including The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), David Letterman, Oprah, Arsenio Hall, The View, Regis & Kathie Lee, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, MTV, VH1, and BET.

Bobby G. is an established songwriter and producer for a wide range of recording artists because of his vision, and knack for creating melodic hooks, funky rhythms, and polished compositions...
Here is a list of some of the artists Bobby G. has worked with on T.V., Recordings and Tours:
• Lionel Richie
• Earth Wind and Fire
• Mariah Carey
* Prince
• Sheila E.
• The Time
• Teena Marie
• Eric Benet
• George Duke
*George Clinton
• Robert Brookins
• Wayman Tisdale
• Toni Braxton
• Faith Evans

http://epresskitz.com/kit.php?u=35272663

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Gianni was born in Italy in 1978 and he is one of the greatest Italian musician in today’s panorama.

Gianni Vancini has become "a name" in today's US contemporary jazz scene. His solo career started in 2010 with the release of his first album "SOULS UNITED". Entirely made in the Netherlands with famous producer Thomas Bank, the album features lots of great guest appearances like: Eric Marienthal, Umberto Tozzi, Andrea Mingardi. SOULS UNITED soon became a great passpartout for the United States, Gianni's first single "Grapes" gained significant airplay in the major radio charts.

In 2012 Gianni started to explore the US music scene also sharing the stage with big names in the industry such as Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Lorber, Eric Darius, Dave Koz, Elan Trotman, just to name a few.

Gianni Vancini’s new album exit is announced for the beginning of 2018 and it is awaited from all the contemporary jazz experts and lovers.

http://www.giannivancini.com/

https://www.facebook.com/giannivanciniofficial/

https://www.youtube.com/user/Inz78/videos?view_as=subscriber

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Miles Vargas is a freelancer a session (recording) and performer as both a guitarist and percussionist (primarily timbalero and cajon) and singer a combined 40 years. 

His main guitar influences would be Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson Jr, Joe Pass and Paco De Lucia and also Trombonist Composer William Anthony Colon Roman, Trumpeter Miles Davis and Percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia and Poncho Sanchez.

Miles - "My childhood beginnings found me donating willingly to first playing gospel and worship tunes and soon expanded to progressive blues, rock, smooth jazz, boleros, chachas and mex-tex. I am actually a late starter because I didn't really start learning guitar until I was about 18 years old. My very first instrument were drums but it was not until I I heard secular music that my ears and interests opened up big time birthing the dream to be a guitar player. I soon found myself seeking to collaborate with those I could really learn from (no matter how much older they were or what genre they excelled in) and so I would pursue that opportunity while taking music courses in a junior level and mostly because I really admired any musician that had the understanding of what music was in a ledger form and so I kept trying to surround myself and tried to soak in all I could with those who could speak theory and notation and not just learn from those who though they were fine talented and amazing performers with gifted ears, yet had no real idea how to communicate it to others of a more academic level."

https://www.facebook.com/ismael.vargasjr

Instagram: ismaelvargasjr

 

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Vanguard Audio Labs was created with one goal – designing and building great, affordable recording tools.

In the past, members of their design team have created studio microphones and monitors that are used by world-renowned artists, engineers, and producers (including Taylor Swift, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant, Randy Bachman, Buddy Miller, Nathan Chapman, Ray Kennedy, Lady Antebellum and many others…)

Derek Bargaehr (Chief Everything Officer), began burning himself with a soldering iron and messing up his guitar pedals at the age of 15, eventually working as Director of Operations for a successful microphone company for several years. A freelancing engineer, producer, gear tech, and bassist, Derek received a BA in Commercial Music – Audio Engineering & Music Business from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.

http://vanguardaudiolabs.com/

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Mid-February is all about LOVE! And in today’s world, the press just aren’t getting much of it. Squeezed to the literal breaking point by lack of money, lack of time and lack of respect, the press are dwindling and that’s not good for anyone. So this show will be all about showing some much-needed love to our fourth estate, the press and of course we’ll talk about who is winning and who is losing this week in the fantabulous world of marketing & communications. Join us for a virtual group hug on the next award-winning episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Radio and also LIVE videocast on Periscope @RobertsonComm!

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