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Defy Recordings: Robert Smith is the Ultimate NYC Hybrid

Defy Recordings: Robert Smith is the Ultimate NYC Hybrid

HELL’S KITCHEN, MANHATTAN: You want state-of-the-art? Here it is: Defy Recordings. Founder Robert Smith personifies the flexible strategies and sonic acumen needed to make it as a musical-you-name-it in NYC today. Wanna get smart in a hurry? Sure you do! Read forth and conquer.

Home. Studio.

Q: What niche does Read more...

Getting Schooled By Miz Metro, Artist + Social Media Maven

Getting Schooled By Miz Metro, Artist + Social Media Maven

Miz Metro

With social media platforms such as Twitter and Tumblr presenting a direct-to-fan marketing channel to artists and record labels, ambitious indie artists spend nearly as much time developing their social media presence as they do their music.

“In this day and age, it really goes hand in hand,” Read more...

Risky Remixing 212: Phil Painson Embraces Shelean Newman

Risky Remixing 212: Phil Painson Embraces Shelean Newman

FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN: A lifetime spent as a drummer, DJ, percussionist and programmer is great preparation for excelling as a remixer. Phil Painson, with remixes for the likes of Bush, Mazzy Star, Meredith Brooks and the Crystal Method already under his belt, was asked recently by Shelean Newman to put a Read more...

No Sleep ‘Til…

No Sleep ‘Til…

Last week, SonicScoop linked up with Maureen Droney, the Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy (NARAS), who was in town for AES.

Based in Los Angeles, Maureen had heard — and heard right — about Brooklyn being a choice destination for recording studios, and wanted Read more...

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