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Al Schmitt

STORYOPHONIC

Release Date: 03/26/2018

Jess Furman show art Jess Furman

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Named one of Billboard’s Top-40 Industry Shaping Executives, Jess Furman works across multiple sectors: music, film, tech, new media, Web3, and non-profit advocacy. Balancing musical intuition with executive expertise, she has established a notable niche within these ever-accelerating interconnected businesses. In this conversation we take a deep dive into the future of music with an advocate whose commitment to an expansive community of world class creators is profoundly inspiring.

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Lena Sutter  show art Lena Sutter

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We celebrate the increasing visibility of women behind the board with the future-forward perspective of Lena Sutter, an accomplished recording and mix engineer. Just three years ago, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sound Recording from Berklee College of Music. Now, in addition to managing the studio and teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she contributes artistically and technically to a vibrant musical community.

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Kelley Purcell show art Kelley Purcell

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Beyond the iconic Grammy Awards, the mission of the Recording Academy is to recognize excellence in the recording arts and sciences, cultivate the well-being of the music community, and ensure that music remains an indelible part of our culture. Kelley Purcell, VP, Membership and Industry Relations – and a Billboard Women in Music honoree -- is on the frontlines of the Academy’s expanding representation of a diverse membership that includes the most significant creators in modern music.

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Jett Galindo show art Jett Galindo

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Jett Galindo is a Grammy-winning mastering engineer and vinyl cutter with an illustrious resume of noteworthy projects with artists from Barbra Streisand to Green Day.  She joins a growing community of brilliant women, LGBTQ+ professionals, advocates, and pivotal organizations on the leading edge of the music industry’s evolution into an unprecedented era of inclusivity. From the Philippines to Hollywood: Jett shares her inspiring journey of achievement on Storyophonic.

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Trovarsi show art Trovarsi

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A wondrous command of technology and a profound message of unity: Producer, composer, and performer Trovarsi is a global electronic creator whose future-forward artistry transcends genres, cultures, and boundaries as it authentically and reverentially embraces a spectrum of creative traditions. Cerebral, celestial, and body shaking, she presents live concerts from California to China, redefining the borders of electronic music with electrifying sounds to enthrall a worldwide audience.  

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Denny Tedesco show art Denny Tedesco

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With two award-winning documentaries, Denny Tedesco has distinguished himself as a filmmaker about music. His latest feature, Immediate Family, is the story of the key players who recorded and toured with iconic artists including James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King. Like Denny’s feature The Wrecking Crew – dedicated to his father, the legendary studio guitarist Tommy Tedesco -- Immediate Family illuminates the magical musical kinship of a golden historic era. 

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Season 5 Highlights show art Season 5 Highlights

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Because we are so proud of the guests in our fifth season, we’re sharing choice conversational segments from these songwriters, artists, producers, mastering and mixing engineers, record, publishing and film executives, and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of audio equipment. Uniting this lively roster -- aside from their award-winning accomplishments – is their sheer devotion to their art and craft. We hope these words resonate with your music-loving soul. Interview segments with Cheryl Pawelski, Michael Graves, Darrell Brown, Manny Maroquin, Emerson Mancini, Holly Knight,...

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Cheryl Pawelski & Michael Graves show art Cheryl Pawelski & Michael Graves

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This episode features two Multi-Grammy Award winners, currently nominated for two 2024 Grammys for Written inTheir Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos. Over 17 years, producer Cheryl Pawelski gleaned 146 songs from 665 possible choices; hits like “Respect Yourself,” and “634-5789,”alongside never-released gems. Through the wizardry of mastering engineer Michael Graves, these recordings – barebones performances to full funk horn-driven testimonials—represent a vital link in American Music. Cheryl and Michael share the magic on Storyophonic. 

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Maia Sharp show art Maia Sharp

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Maia Sharp is an artist with an unmistakable musical signature, and a profound dedication to songwriting. Raised in Los Angeles, she now calls Nashville home, as she tours the country sharing her music. With songs recorded by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lizz Wright, The Chicks and Trisha Yearwood, Maia’s solo projects chronicle her personal path. We are proud to share tracks from latest collection Reckless Thoughts, along with this in-studio interview.

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Holly Knight show art Holly Knight

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As the songwriter who created towering anthems for Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Heart, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and countless others, Holly Knight’s musical achievements are monumental. I Am The Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing The Hits and Rocking The MTV Eighties recounts her journey from grungy clubs to the Songwriters Hall of Fame with humor, insight, and provocative candor. Holly Knight is Rock Songwriting Royalty on Storyophonic.

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