It’s story time! Welcome to the Pro Audio corner of the music industry.
From the equipment manufacturers, to the engineers, to the business people behind the scenes, over the years every member of the microcosm has become family to Karen Dunn, Founder/CEO of KMD Productions, the company she created to channel her dedication to bring the whole eclectic crew together into virtual and live events.
Tune in to One and Dunn to meet this colorful cast of characters, and pick up tips for creating and cultivating your own groups by stepping into Karen’s world of creating community in Pro Audio.
Ep 9: Piper Payne
Need some new BBQ-ing techniques? Perhaps you’re new to beer & wanna dip your toes in, but don’t know where to start? Mastering Engineer, Educator, and Technologist Piper Payne has you covered! Karen and Piper also discuss the art of mastering music, career shifts, Nashville eats, drinks & music, motorcycles, vinyl, and of course…community!
Ep 8: Tom Kenny
Family and community mean everything to Tom Kenny. A middle child of 12, Tom talks about how these things influence his publications in MIX Magazine, the nuances of working together with people you may dislike to reach a common goal, recounts stories of his years working the TEC Awards (Beatles legend, Producer Sir George Martin may be mentioned), and shares tips for those looking to dip their toes in music journalism.
Ep 7: Chris "C-Rod" Rodriguez
“Just create. Always be creating. Complete & repeat.” - @crodmusic - Producer/Songwriter/Mixer/Arranger
Chris “C-Rod” Rodriguez shares his experience along his career path, the importance of family, creating content with @WysterMedia, and what it takes to make it in music these days. Don’t miss out on where he’ll take you for food & entertainment in Miami, Florida.
Ep 6: Jeri Palumbo
Jeri Palumbo, Broadcast Sports & Entertainment Mixer, Audio and RF Tech extraordinaire, joins us on this week's episode of One and Dunn! She and Karen will cover how she found her career, #MeToo, the creation of sports music library Arena Waves, her adopted pup Monty and animal advocacy, and of course what community means to her.
Ep 5: Joe Lamond
NAMM President & CEO Joe Lamond just celebrated his 20 year anniversary in his role, and this interview finds him gearing up for Summer NAMM 2021 in Nashville. Listen in while he and Karen talk about solo motorcycle traveling, his cold calling Sesame Street in his quest to create Sesame Street Music Works, his journey from drummer and tour manager to where he is now, and why the 'Crossroads' that is the NAMM Show is such a vital part of our music ecosystem.
Ep 4: EveAnna Manley
Motorcycles, meals, and microphones--EveAnna Manley can do it all. She and Karen reminisce on how a classroom speech from Bill Graham inspired her entrepreneurial journey, and how her hardworking spirit has led Chino-based Manley Labs to the family-led and community focused environment it has today. Remember kids, ask not what your employer can do for you, but what YOU can offer an employer!
Always great interviews!
Karen does a great job eliciting engaging and interesting reponses from her guests. Informative and entertaining looks at the people in our industry that we know by name, we get a closer look at who they are and why they do what they do.