20 episodes

Sound Connections is all about connecting with people from around the world of A/V. That means podcasters, musicians, journalists, broadcasters, and anyone who works with sound. It also means the manufacturers who continue to produce amazing products that allow us all to see, hear, and connect with each other every single day.

Everyone’s got a story to tell. We want to hear them, and if you do too then make sure to subscribe and tune in each week.

Sound Connections Mainline Marketing

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Sound Connections is all about connecting with people from around the world of A/V. That means podcasters, musicians, journalists, broadcasters, and anyone who works with sound. It also means the manufacturers who continue to produce amazing products that allow us all to see, hear, and connect with each other every single day.

Everyone’s got a story to tell. We want to hear them, and if you do too then make sure to subscribe and tune in each week.

    Get To Know Your Mainline Rep: Steven Harger

    Get To Know Your Mainline Rep: Steven Harger

    The Sound Connections podcast is back, and this time we sit down with our very own Steven Harger. Steven is a Business Development Manager with us at Mainline Marketing, offering his experience and deep product knowledge to our customers. In this episode, we discuss Steven's journey, which led him to Mainline, his background in theater, and we even hear his favorite Dad joke!

    Unlike many who get into this business, Steven never considered himself to be a musician. He enjoys singing and has been known to partake in karaoke every once in a while, but that's it. He wasn't even particularly into the AV gear until college. Steven's first job in the industry happened right around that time when he went to a concert. After the show, he started talking to the grip and asked if he could help break the equipment down.

    It turns out, if you can wrap a cable, then you can get a job in this industry!

    Steven soon started to pursue his Bachelor of Arts in Theater, which allowed him to experience a little bit of everything, from the creative performance side to the AV tech behind the scenes. Steven also began working with his church, setting up their AV services. It's this perspective as an end user that gives Steven an edge in helping our clients and customers here at Mainline Marketing.

    Make sure to listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 42 min
    On Podcasts and Ted Talks

    On Podcasts and Ted Talks

    Shereen Kassam is back for another episode of the Sound Connections podcast. Shereen is an award-winning podcast host, and is getting ready to perform her first Ted Talk!

    In a previous episode, we spoke with Shereen about her stand-up comedy career. Now, we get to focus on other elements of her career, including her podcast Creative Breakthrough. On her podcast, Shereen speaks with successful creative entrepreneurs to help people turn their creative passion into their full-time careers. Her work on the podcast earned her an International Women’s Podcast Award last year, sponsored by Shure.

    Shereen also talks about her upcoming Ted Talk, and how she made sure that opportunity came to be.

    Make sure to listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 39 min
    Talking Comedy with Shereen Kassam

    Talking Comedy with Shereen Kassam

    We have our first stand-up comedian appearing on the Sound Connections podcast! Shereen Kassam (aka Funny Brown Girl) is an internationally touring comedian who has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy and was named Florida’s Funniest Female.

    In this episode, Shereen spoke with us about how she got her start in comedy after her new roommate drank all of her liquor and dragged her to a comedy show in Boston. Shereen hated the show so much she asked for her money back. The venue instead challenged her to go on stage herself to see how hard it was, and the rest was history!

    In addition to her standup career, she also is a manager for a Fortune 100 company, an award-winning podcast host, and is getting ready to perform her first Ted Talk. We’ll talk more with Shereen about her podcast and Ted Talk in an upcoming episode!

    Make sure to listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 26 min
    The Long And Winding Road with Bill Ostry

    The Long And Winding Road with Bill Ostry

    This week on the Sound Connections podcast, we interview Shure’s Bill Ostry!

    Bill has been with Shure for nearly 12 years now and is a Regional Sales Manager for the Pro Group. It was a long and winding path that led Bill to Shure, starting with his time at college. Bill bounced around between 6 different majors before he settled on studying acoustics at Columbia College Chicago. He’s worked throughout the country designing AV systems. He did briefly consider a career at In-N-Out, which would have allowed him to party on the beach in California. Instead of pursuing that, however, he helped his brother start a new business back in Chicago that was unrelated to the AV industry. After a few years, he reentered the industry when he joined the team at Radio Design Labs and soon was hired to work at Shure.

    Besides Bill’s professional career, we learn about his musical family, his career in music, and how much he depended on Wendy’s chili while in college.

    Make sure to listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 38 min
    In The Director's Chair with Nick Nanton

    In The Director's Chair with Nick Nanton

    We’re thrilled and honored to welcome Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Nanton to the Sound Connections Podcast!

    Nick has produced numerous award-winning documentaries featuring visionaries, such as Larry King and Rudy Ruettiger. In addition to his documentary work, Nick has been writing songs for over 2 decades and has had his songs recorded by top artists like Lee Brice, Joe Bryson, and Morgan Myles. His songs have also appeared on TV shows like Glee, New Girl, Hell’s Kitchen, and The Ghost Whisperer, and he’s been awarded multiple Gold records.

    Somehow, in addition to all of that, Nick finds the time to host his own podcast. Now to Next with Nick Nanton is available wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and gives Nick the opportunity to sit down with specialists from a wide variety of industries to discuss what’s happening and what the future holds.

    For more information on Nick, check out his website NickNanton.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    Make sure to listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 51 min
    Interview with Mark Johnson, Part 2

    Interview with Mark Johnson, Part 2

    Our conversation with Mark Johnson continues! If you haven't had a chance to listen to the first part of our interview, make sure to stop what you're doing and go back and listen to hear about Mark's experiences getting into the AV industry. This episode picks up right where the previous one ended with Mark's time working with Meyer Sound.

    Mark talks to us about his career working in Marketing with Meyer Sound, and his time as an editor and freelance writer for industry magazines like Primedia and Production Media. Mark also dives into his time spent with Full Sail University as the Program Director for Show Production, mentoring the next generation of students who are ready to push the AV industry to all-new levels.

    Listen and subscribe to the Sound Connections podcast on your favorite podcasting apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

AV Rep ,

Love the stories

I love the stories! The people’s journey in music and sound or funny things that happened on the job.

Jenclint ,

Awesome!

If you’re interested in people and in the sound/music industry, this is the podcast for you! Entertaining, fun, and insightful stories.

Excited Listener 2 ,

Fun & Entertaining

Enjoyed and feel so motivateed

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