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 – 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 http://www.musicsupervisioncentral.com.
An avid electronic music producer, David performs and records in New York City as Impossible Objects. Check him out at http://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 [email protected].
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 (http://www.soloudmusic.com), collaborating with composers and artists to develop original music and license music for advertising, film and television.
Email her at [email protected]; 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.