Meet SonicScoop!

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
An avid electronic music producer, David performs and records in New York City as Impossible Objects. Check him out at 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.
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 (, 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. 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…

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