300 episodes

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast Bobby Owsinski

    • Music
    • 4.8 • 117 Ratings

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

    Episode 524 – Guitarist Erik Himel, Kids Not Playing Music, And AI Headphones Cocktail Party Effect

    Episode 524 – Guitarist Erik Himel, Kids Not Playing Music, And AI Headphones Cocktail Party Effect

    My guest this week is Erik Himel, who expanded his touring guitar career into hosting the hottest jam night in Hollywood, to producing a Las Vegas show, to custom music programming for private and corporate events.







    Erik’s credits include Powerman 5000, the Russian supergroup Mumiy Troll, Alan Parsons, Eagles Of Death Metal, Puddle of Mudd, Candlebox, Robby Krieger, Michael des Barres, and many more.







    He was the longtime host of The Sunset Jam, which was the longest running residency show at the world famous Viper Room in Hollywood, grossing a million+ dollars and showcasing over 1500 performers and numerous sponsorship collaborations.







    He’s also been a co-producer of 27 - A Musical Adventure, which is retrospective concert honoring the music icons gone too early at the age of 27. The show had a multi-year residency at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with over 120 performances.







    During our interview we talked about playing music with lyrics you can’t understand, the hack he used to get his first tour, his unique approach to running a jam night, creating a corporate event music business, moving to Paris and what the music scene is like there, and so much more.







    I spoke with Erik via zoom from his home in Los Angeles. 







    On the intro I looked at how kids may be losing their love of music, and a new Ai headphone that nails the “cocktail party effect” .













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    Episode 523 – Conductor/Composer John Jesensky, Streamers Losing Millennials, And Silk Acoustic Isolation

    Episode 523 – Conductor/Composer John Jesensky, Streamers Losing Millennials, And Silk Acoustic Isolation

    My guest  this week is conductor John Jesensky, who is currently conducting premiere orchestras around the world in fully restored film score performances. Among the shows that he’s conducted include Harry Potter: In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, Amadeus, as well as The Godfather: Live.  







    John is also a freelance film composer, scoring short and feature-length films as well as trailer and source music for top production companies. Several of his short scores have made appearances and won awards at film festivals around the world.  







    During graduate studies at NYU Film School where he studied privately with renowned film orchestrator Sonny Kompanek as well as prolific film composer Ira Newborn, John was awarded the prestigious Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Composition. 







    During our interview John spoke about the hardest thing a conductor has to learn, the preservation of legendary scores, the differences between the many orchestras he’s conducted, tight film scoring budgets, augmenting scores with samples, and so much more.







    I spoke with John via zoom from his office in Los Angeles. 







    On the intro I looked at how music streamers are losing millennials, and a new silk fabric sound isolation in development.













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    Episode 522: Entertainment Attorneys Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber

    Episode 522: Entertainment Attorneys Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber

    My guests this week are Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber, the dynamic duo behind Schwartz & Schreiber, PLLC.







    Their innovative approach to entertainment law sets them apart, as they aim to provide a true end-to-end partnership with their clients, becoming a member of their team rather than just a passive or reactive attorney that is only involved when there's an issue.







    Brianna and Alexis first met on their first day at the University of Miami School of Law, where they were both pursuing a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Music Business and Entertainment.







    After years  of success within the industry, they officially teamed up in 2020 to create Schwartz & Schreiber, PLLC, a modern law firm specializing in music, entertainment, technology, and new media.







    To date, their firm has supported over 70 clients, including GRAMMY-award winning and nominated artists, producers, songwriters, renowned labels, digital and tech platforms, national festivals, sync houses, and more. 







    During our interview we spoke about how the new record deals have changed, how having too many writers on a song can inhibit sync opportunities, how AI is affecting copyright law, where the industry stands on TikTok right now, and so much more.







    I spoke with Brianna and Alexis via zoom from their offices in Miami. 





















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    Episode 521: Viral Vocal Coach Lara Chapman

    Episode 521: Viral Vocal Coach Lara Chapman

    My guest this week Lara Chapman, who’s an award winning singer/songwriter turned viral vocal coach and the Founder of VoxTape Studios.







    Born in Switzerland, her aspirations quickly took her to New York City, where she studied Musical Theatre and Acting for Film and Television. After that she moved to Boston to study Music Business, Songwriting and Vocal Performance at Berklee College of Music. While finishing her degree, she was signed to a major management deal and moved to Nashville to write and record her debut album. 







    After many successful releases, hundreds of shows, and navigating the brutal realities of the music industry, she discovered her true passion: helping others transform from singers into artists.







    Lara’s coaching videos have reached millions of passionate singers from all over the world helping her build a reputation in the industry as the go-to coach for helping singers find their own voice as an artist.







    During our interview Lara we learn a lot about singing as she talked about transitioning from performer to vocal coach, how the “good enough” mentality doesn’t work with singing, how singing is more than just hitting the right notes, why traditional singing lessons don’t work anymore, and so much more.







    I spoke with Lara via zoom from their studio in Indianapolis. 













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    • 35 min
    Episode 520: Immersive Mixing Team Matt Wallace And Will Kennedy

    Episode 520: Immersive Mixing Team Matt Wallace And Will Kennedy

    My guests this week are Matt Wallace and Will Kennedy, the Grammy-winning immersive mixing team that has done spatial mixes for Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, The B-52s, Kid Rock, Selena Gomez and many more.







    Before entering into the spatial mixing world, Matt’s work as a producer includes hits for Maroon 5, Faith No More, The Replacements, 3 Doors Down and O.A.R., while Will’s credits includes One Republic, O.A.R, U2, Michael Franti and Spearhead and others.







    Matt and Will set up their Dolby-certified mixing studio in the same complex as the legendary Sound City Studio in 2021 and haven’t looked back.







    During our interview Will and Matt talked about why analog recording experience is so valuable, the track that changed their perception of immersive audio, transitioning their studio to spatial mixing only, why rock is the hardest to mix in spatial audio, tag-team mixing, and so much more.







    I spoke with Matt and Will via zoom from their studio in Van Nuys, California. 













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    • 55 min
    Episode 519 – Trevor McShane, UMG And TikTok Settle, And Music Gear Retail Changing

    Episode 519 – Trevor McShane, UMG And TikTok Settle, And Music Gear Retail Changing

    My guest this week is Trevor McShane, the musical alter ego for high-power entertainment attorney Neville Johnson, who has won more than $350 million for actors, writers and musicians who were shortchanged their fair share of royalties from both major film studios and record labels.







    Called “one of the most feared litigators in Hollywood” by the Los Angeles Times and named a “Legal Legend” by The Hollywood Reporter, Neville began his career working for Yoko Ono on matters related to The Beatles' catalog.







    He’s gone on to represent many celebrities and/or their estates in a variety of contractual, accounting and intellectual property disputes, including John Lennon, Buddy Holly, Michelle Phillips, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Nelson, Sylvester Stallone, members of Earth, Wind and Fire, Mitch Ryder, Lloyd Price and others.







    Neville has also written a number of books, including two about the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, that are available from his Cool Titles publishing company.







    As Trevor McShane, Neville has released a number of well-regarded releases that have grown his Spotify followers to 100,000 and 150,000 on YouTube.







    During our interview Neville and I spoke about keeping his music life as Trevor separate from his legal practice, what he learned from the legendary John Wooden, transitioning to being a litigator, AI copyright, and so much more.







    I spoke with Neville via zoom from his office in Beverly Hills. 







    On the intro I looked at UMG settling its dispute with TikTok, and how music gear retail is changing before our eyes.





















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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Niles36251 ,

Great Podcast 🤘🏻

This podcast has been very helpful to me in learning more about the music industry, keeping up to date with current events, and getting some deep insights into the careers of various industry professionals from musicians to audio engineers to music tech company owners. Highly recommended, thank you for this wealth of excellent information Bobby O!

Philisophical Phil ,

Wonderful Insights!

This is a GREAT podcast to get wonderful insights and information that you really can’t find anywhere else

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Great show! Thanks

I enjoy your show.

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