Meet SonicScoop!

July 6, 2009 by  

Meet sonicscoop.com:
SonicScoop is a pioneering online destination that provides New York City’s thriving music and sound production community with a vital central hub. A comprehensive media company, SonicScoop was founded by two of the music industry’s leading technology journalists — Janice Brown (EQ, Mix, Pro Sound News) and David Weiss (NYC Editor, Mix) — and web + audio specialist/CTO Mark Kondracki (Out Loud Audio, JumpNYC).
SonicScoop is sharply focused on covering and connecting area production/engineering talent and facilities with the thousands of artists and projects that make NYC a leading creative center for music and sound.
SonicScoop is constantly launching new creative, technical and revenue-building opportunities for its users, as its audience comes together online, at sponsored events, and via their own projects.
Driven by world-class multimedia reporting, SonicScoop’s content is bolstered by a dynamic Opportunities Marketplace that provides artists, engineer/producers, and audio facilities with connections to available jobs, equipment, studio space and much more.
The ideal merger of regional focus and global appeal, SonicScoop is designed to be a premier music and sound production resource.
David Weiss – Founder/Editor
An internationally published journalist, David Weiss has been the NYC editor of Mix magazine since 2003. His work has appeared regularly in publications such as Drum!, Time Out, Remix and many more online and print outlets on music and technology.
He is also co-author of the book Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Licensing Music & Sound Design for Media, published by Schirmer Trade Books in September, 2005. Visit the companion site at www.musicsupervisioncentral.com.
An avid electronic music producer, David performs and records in New York City as Impossible Objects. Check him out at www.myspace.com/impossibleobjectsmusic. He has composed for TV and radio commercials, and is currently creating a sound design collection for the library Editor’s Choice Music.
David graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications (1994). He lives in Manhattan.
You may tweet this man anytime at @NYC_Sound, or email him at david@sonicscoop.com.
Janice Brown – Founder/Editor
Janice Brown is a writer, editor, music and music technology enthusiast, avid concert-goer and commercial music producer. Starting at EQ in 1998, Janice has been immersed in the NYC recording scene as a journalist for over a decade, covering recording technology, business trends and music production. As the Recording Editor at Pro Sound News from 2001-08, she visited countless music and sound facilities, interviewed top record producer/engineers, music business figures and recording artists. As a freelance writer, she’s been published in Mix, EQ, Post and a variety of other print and online magazines.
Janice is also a producer at So Loud Music (www.soloudmusic.com), where she collaborates with composers and artists to develop original music and license music for advertising, film and television.
Janice graduated from the University of Scranton with a B.A. in English (1998). She lives in Brooklyn.
Email her at janice@sonicscoop.com.

SonicScoop.com is an online news source and community bridging the New York City-area music, sound and recording industries. 

Founded by audio journalists Janice Brown (EQ, Pro Sound News, Mix) and David Weiss (Mix, Audio Media), SonicScoop covers the widening world of music production and the music business. With articles, video and audio podcasts, the site provides behind-the-scenes studio news and features on contemporary music and sound production methods, technical insights and gear reviews by local producer/engineers, studio and music business innovations, and more…

Since launching in 2009, SonicScoop has steadily become an essential information resource for a growing national audience.

Regional Focus… Global Appeal

Thousands of professional and semi-pro artists, producers, mixers, engineers and sound designers in the region are involved daily in music production, and regularly purchase hardware, software and services to enhance their projects.

It is SonicScoop’s mission to keep this highly active regional production community informed of the established and emerging services, products, opportunities and talent available locally.

Because we report on best practices direct from one of the world’s established music capitals, SonicScoop is attracting dedicated traffic nationwide.

David Weiss
David Weiss – Founder/Editor

An internationally published journalist, David Weiss has been covering NYC audio for Audio Media and Mix magazine since 1999. His work has appeared regularly in publications such as Drum!, Time Out New York, Remix and many more online and print outlets on music and technology.

He is also co-author of the book Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Licensing Music & Sound Design for Media, published by Schirmer Trade Books in September, 2005. Visit the companion site at www.musicsupervisioncentral.com.

An avid electronic music producer, David performs and records in New York City as Impossible Objects. Check him out at www.myspace.com/impossibleobjectsmusic. He has composed for TV and radio commercials, and is currently creating a sound design collection for the library Editor’s Choice Music.

David graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications (1994). He lives in Manhattan.

You may tweet this man anytime at @NYC_Sound, or email him at david@sonicscoop.com.

Janice Brown
Janice Brown – Founder/Editor

Janice Brown is a writer, editor, music and music technology enthusiast, avid concert-goer and commercial music producer. Starting at EQ in 1998, Janice has been immersed in the NYC recording scene as a journalist for over a decade, covering recording technology, business trends and music production. She has visited countless music and sound facilities, interviewed top record producer/engineers, music business figures and recording artists. As a freelance writer, she’s been published in Mix, EQ, Post and a variety of other print and online magazines.

Janice has also worked as a producer at So Loud Music (www.soloudmusic.com), collaborating with composers and artists to develop original music and license music for advertising, film and television.

Email her at janice@sonicscoop.com; Follow her on Twitter at @jbcubicle.

Art Direction and Illustration – Susan Hudes

Susan Hudes is a painter, illustrator, designer and art director, born and raised in NYC. Her illustration and design work includes numerous magazines, CD covers and book covers. Design and Illustration clients include Henry Holt and Co, Sony Music, BMG music, Pfizer, Kiplinger’s Finance, Philadelphia Inquirer, cnn.com, and epicurious.com. She designed and illustrated the Hudes Tarot for US Games, which has been translated and distributed worldwide.

Susan works as a freelance art director in advertising, which allows time (in theory) for the completion of her graphic novel. Her work can be seen at www.susanhudes.com.

Email her at susan@sonicscoop.com.