Storyophonic is a regular Music Industry podcast featuring conversations with leading-edge pros to inform, entertain, inspire and guide you to greater success – wherever you are in your career. Topics range from songwriting to recording to royalties and everywhere in between. Join us each week for tips and tales from deep inside the music industry!
Our podcast host is Dan Kimpel. Each episode is produced and edited by Lindsay Tomasic of Datolite Music Ltd.
Allee Willis - Songwriter / Multi-media creator / Queen Of Kitsch
Kitsch Queen and multi-media creator Allee Willis was a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with over 500 covers including Earth Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” and “September,” Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters and “I’ll Be There for You,” from Friends. With the Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning musical, The Color Purple, she added Broadway to her monumental credits.She left us in December 2019, but her indomitable spirit lives on in her songs, in our hearts, and in this encore episode.
A songwriter, an artist, a businessman, and a creative visionary: Evan Bogart channels his exuberant imagination into songs, films, television, records, music publishing and technology. Music is his through line, and having written songs for a roster of artists including Jennifer Lopez, and Jason DeRulo, Evan’s co-written Beyoncé smash “Halo,” is a remarkable touchstone in an ever-evolving career. Meet the newly elected president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack and three consecutive TEC awards for Best Film Sound Production: John Kurlander is a distinguished Balance engineer and Remixer whose career began working on Abbey Road, by the Beatles. Since then he’s worked on countless musical cast albums, orchestral recordings and films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and numerous Academy Award winning and Oscar nominated projects. Meet a master sonic craftsman of the highest order.
She first came on the radar playing keyboards with the Arsenio Hall band. She’s since performed or recorded with artists from Carole King and Carlos Santana to Mariah Carey. As a composer, Starr Parodi’s illustrious credits span feature films, episodic television, concert works and solo piano artistry. Recently elected President of the Alliance for Women Film composers, Starr exemplifies a multi-faceted career that continues to expand. Starr shines brightly on Storyophonic.
Through a catalog of songs that are undeniably upbeat, songwriter and Rolling Stone’s Hot Producer of the Year Sam Hollander creates vibrant pop hits like Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” and eight songs for Panic! At the Disco’s Pray for the Wicked, with the #1 hit “High Hopes.” In conversation, he relates how as a member of the supportive SONA community, he has evolved from a young MC into one of the most in-demand songwriters and producers in modern pop music.
In Studio With Christophe Beck
A video feature from our recent podcast with Christophe Beck and Dan Kimpel. Christophe is one of Hollywood’s foremost composers. Now, with the release of Frozen 2, Beck expands on the glacial Disney soundscape he devised for Elsa and her cohorts in the mega-hit Frozen. He is committed to expanding opportunities in the film music community through SESAC Scores: The Beck Diversity Project.
The interviews are stellar and very well put together! Very informative and intriguing!
Love the interview, huge long time fan of this incredible artist...
Love it! Engaging interviews.