Photo: Alpgiray Kelem/Getty Images The Undervalued Work of the Audio Producer By Skye Pillsbury Earlier this year, eleven producers, editors, and engineers who had been hired by Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) to create weekly flagship podcasts for its WIRED , Vogue , and Pitchfork brands posted an open letter detailing the experience of working for, and eventually leaving, the media company. The letter alleged a work environment in which management had little understanding of the resources and time required to produce high-quality podcasts, where staff was consistently left in the dark in regards to long-term planning and job security, and employees were viewed as interchangeable and easily replaceable. “It was very chaotic,” Ninna Gaensler-Debs, who was hired to work on the Get WIRED podcast, told me over the phone last week. “There was a lot of confusion over what the roles were going to be. We were very much making it up as we went along. We were just … [Read more...] about Are Podcast Producers Properly Valued?
Photo: Ariana Grande/Twitter Ariana Grande is switchin’ positions with fellow pop millennial Nick Jonas and joining the next season of The Voice . On Tuesday, the 27-year-old singer shared a photo of herself sitting in one of the NBC singing competition’s spinning chairs. “surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson, @johnlegend, @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice,” she wrote on Twitter, adding that Jonas would be missed. “Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity, and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists,” NBC exec Jenny Groom said in a release. John Legend also sent a warm welcome on Twitter to his new co-worker, writing that he was “[s]o excited to welcome Ariana to our Voice family!!” He, Kelly Clarkson (who recently blessed us with an Ari cover), and Blake Shelton are all regular coaches on the show. In the release, Grande revealed … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande Is Switchin’ Positions With Nick Jonas and Joining
The ascent of EDM has transformed the sound of the radio more than any other trend of the past decade. Photo: Yulia Skya Classics The essential party starters, as selected by an expert panel of the city’s most influential DJs, dance-label heads, and party promoters. By Piotr Orlov 2000 Antibalas, "Si, Se Puede" "Incredible record from New York's Afrobeat kings." (Rich Medina, DJ-Promoter) Daft Punk, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Fischerspooner, “Emerge” “The defining track of the electroclash scene.” (justine d, dj-promoter) Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z and Missy Elliott, “Is That Your Chick” 2001 Blaze Production presents James Toney Jr. Project, “Revolution Poem” “A seminal record; introduced the dance world to Afro-house.” (medina) Jay-Z, “U Don’t Know” Le Tigre, “Deceptacon (DFA Remix)” M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes and Remy Ma, “Ante Up (Remix)” “A club song about robbing people in the street!” (eleven & ayres, djs) Antibalas, … [Read more...] about The Beat Goes Boom: What’s Driving the Dance-Music Moment
Photo: Jai Lennard Brandi Carlile has been plagued with terrible sore throats since she was a little kid. Every time there’s a major performance or life event on the horizon, her tonsils swell, her larynx closes in, and her voice — strong enough to reach the rafters of any given venue — calls in sick. In Broken Horses , her debut memoir out this week, the beloved singer-songwriter recounts several times her throat betrayed her. In 2018, she and her longtime collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth (a.k.a. the Twins), were scheduled to play three sold-out nights at New York’s Beacon Theatre while touring behind By the Way, I Forgive You — her sixth studio album, which later earned her first three Grammy Awards — when a vocal cord cyst threatened to rupture. She treated it with steroids and played on, but wondered if tapping into her subconscious could shed light on the root of her chronic ailment. In 2019, she had planned to pay tribute to one of her idols, Joni Mitchell, … [Read more...] about Brandi Carlile’s Story Is Too Big to Fit in a Song
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