46 episodes

The point of this podcast is simple. We want to pull back the curtain and bring you backstage, beyond the spotlight, to give you a glimpse into the world of folks like you and me who are working in the trenches of the music, theater, and entertainment industries. They may not be household names, but they are key players in bringing to life the shows we all enjoy. Over the last 41 years, your host Jon Diener has worked as a musician, producer, recording engineer, videographer, editor, motion graphics artist, and photographer. He's spent most of his life around people working hard behind the scenes and wants to learn more about their journeys and share their stories with you.

Beyond the Spotlight Jon Diener

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The point of this podcast is simple. We want to pull back the curtain and bring you backstage, beyond the spotlight, to give you a glimpse into the world of folks like you and me who are working in the trenches of the music, theater, and entertainment industries. They may not be household names, but they are key players in bringing to life the shows we all enjoy. Over the last 41 years, your host Jon Diener has worked as a musician, producer, recording engineer, videographer, editor, motion graphics artist, and photographer. He's spent most of his life around people working hard behind the scenes and wants to learn more about their journeys and share their stories with you.

    Update - January 29, 2022

    Update - January 29, 2022

    Hey, everyone! Are you still out there? I've missed you!Just a quick episode to update you on some things and let you know I'll be back with new episodes soon, as time permits.Feel free to reach out with guest ideas or comments at beyondthespotlightpodcast@gmail.comSupport the Show.

    • 6 min
    Ep. 045: Matthew Rifino - Sound Mixer, TODAY Show

    Ep. 045: Matthew Rifino - Sound Mixer, TODAY Show

    When Matthew Rifino picked up an acoustic guitar at 5, a 30 year love affair with music began. 3 years later, he convinced his grandfather to buy him a four-track cassette recorder and Matthew would sit for hours recording and overdubbing. He started recording his first band at their first rehearsal and honed his basic recording chops by trial and error. Matthew and his friends threw themselves into the NJ Hardcore and Punk scene of the mid 90's. Forming an indie label and...

    • 39 min
    Ep. 044: Michael Jeffers - Touring Bassist

    Ep. 044: Michael Jeffers - Touring Bassist

    Michael Jeffers is a life long music professional, performer and player. He started out in music performing with his father’s family band, then became a founding member of the critically acclaimed band Pinmonkey and got signed to RCA Records. Michael’s been traveling town to town on tour buses since 1999, loves to golf, and he is a lover of all things real.Experience Touring Bass playerJoe NicholsJan 2008 – PresentFounding member and bass playerPinmonkeyJan 1999 – Jan 2006Doc Jeffers BandEduc...

    • 26 min
    Ep. 043: Mark Clark - Tour Manager / Production Manager / Tour Accountant

    Ep. 043: Mark Clark - Tour Manager / Production Manager / Tour Accountant

    Mark Clark has worked in the touring industry for over 10 years. He got his start in his home state of Alabama, driving artists at music festivals, and is currently based in New Orleans. Mark has managed tours throughout North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. In his day-to-day work, he oversees a 360-degree advanced process, from show advance, to tour accounting, to settlements, visas, production, logistics, press, and all the ins-and-outs of the vital show da...

    • 42 min
    Ep. 042: Angelique Mark - Production Coordinator

    Ep. 042: Angelique Mark - Production Coordinator

    Angelique Mark has amassed over two decades' experience traveling the globe, working with a variety of musical acts in rooms ranging from small clubs to stadiums. Her work focuses mainly in: logistics; immigration; accounting; and high-level time management, often under the most stressful of situations. Most recently, Angelique has been working as a mentor through Grammy U and the Well Dunn organization, helping young people learn about the world of live shows and touring. Production Co...

    • 32 min
    Ep. 041: Marty Hom - Tour Manager, Production Coordinator

    Ep. 041: Marty Hom - Tour Manager, Production Coordinator

    TOUR EXPERIENCEPresentROLLING STONES – Tour Manager1997 - PresentFLEETWOOD MAC – Tour Manager1999 – PresentBARBRA STREISAND – Tour DirectorJanuary 24, 2020MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR HONORING DOLLY PARTON - Co-Producer2010 – PresentSHAKIRA – Tour Director1997 - PresentSTEVIE NICKS - Tour ManagerDec ’15 – Nov ‘16BEYONCE – Tour Director/Producer Formation Tour2012 – PresentVAN HALEN TOUR 2012 & 2015 – Tour ManagerFeb '14 – Dec ‘15LIONEL RICHIE - Tour Director1997 - 2001Jan 2013 – Dec 2013A...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Eddie J Campos ,

GREAT PODCAST!

This podcast is fantastic! Getting such a unique perspective of what creates a concert. The team effort needed to put in a show. And those who don’t get a spotlight but truly deserve it are hero’s to the entertainment industry. Thank you Jon Diener for creating this podcast and do it so well! 5 stars start to finish!

WellsMomma ,

Beyond my expectations! MUST LISTEN!

I should start out by saying this is not my typical podcast genre, I tend to lean towards political podcasts. That being said, I love this podcast. It really makes me appreciate the work that people put into their craft and the true enjoyment they get from it. I love the personal stories and the host asks really insightful and interesting questions to all of his guests! Be sure to check out!

EverydayEd ,

Good show. Can’t wait to hear what’s coming up

Highly recommended! This is a interesting look (listen) at what goes on to make the shows you like tick. If you've ever seen a show that looked and sounded great you can bet there were a lot of people working together "Beyond the Spotlight" to make it all happen.

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