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Benny, Siobhán and Cory, of the band Lost Symphony, are joined by some of the most successful people in music, business and entertainment to take a look back at their lives and career to see what "following your dreams" REALLY looks like. New episodes every Sunday. Available on all major platforms.

Benny, Siobhán and Cory, of the band Lost Symphony, are joined by some of the most successful people in music, business and entertainment to take a look back at their lives and career to see what "following your dreams" REALLY looks like. New episodes every Sunday. Available on all major platforms.

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United States

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Benny, Siobhán and Cory, of the band Lost Symphony, are joined by some of the most successful people in music, business and entertainment to take a look back at their lives and career to see what "following your dreams" REALLY looks like. New episodes every Sunday. Available on all major platforms.

Language:

English


Episodes

Brock Richards: The First Thing I Do After a Starset Tour

12/4/2022
Brock Richards (Guitarist / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check in with the Starset crew now that the acoustic tour has wrapped. We dive into the life of Brock Richards post-tour, debate if you can get away with mixing in headphones with today's technology, and hear about the time Siobhán and Brock helped produce a track that made it on Billboard. Brock gives us the scoop on his Evertune Bridges and how they're helping him stay in tune no matter the challenge (not sponsored by...

Duration:01:04:50

Steve Stevens: My Number One Job Working with Billy Idol

11/27/2022
Steve Stevens (Guitarist / Billy Idol) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss his Residency in Vegas, a new Billy Idol EP, and Steve Steven's personal number one job when working with Billy Idol. We dive into the current music climate, going over how apps like TikTok are changing the ways kids discover music, the downsides that come with only being a digital guitar player, and how producers are moving away from the trend of "cut and paste" on new songs. All this and more tune in with us...

Duration:01:03:48

Ron DeChant [Pt. 2]: Refining the Starset Trajectory

11/20/2022
Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to discuss the incredible band Rammstein and their massive tour production, the early days of Starset and the drive that Dustin and the band had to make Starset a reality, and the current world of music marketing and where people are finding music these days. We dive more into Starset's latest tour and how much of this tour was really made DIY by the members themselves, as well as the implications for the future of music by...

Duration:00:59:20

Ron DeChant [Pt. 1]: It's Been 10 Years and We're Just Getting Started

11/13/2022
Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check back in with our friends over at Starset hearing the latest on their acoustic tour, the intense planning that went into making it happen, and how different an acoustic tour really is compared to a stadium tour. Ron breaks down life on the road and all the good and bad that comes with it. We discuss what makes a great Tour Manager, the post-covid demand for more drivers in the music industry, and some exciting news from our very...

Duration:00:57:33

Bob St. John [Pt. 2]: The Mixing Mercenary

11/7/2022
Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive back into the world of mixing, this time around hearing about Bob's Introduction to mixing with Pro Tools, his experience working with other artists and the big differences between U.S. and Latin artists, as well as his personal philosophy when working on someone's song. Prepare to get a little techy, hear a couple more Nuno Stories, and get some excellent advice you can take home to your own tunes....

Duration:01:01:54

Bob St. John [Pt. 1]: Use the Technology, but Don't Let the Technology Use You

10/30/2022
Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss Bob's incredible career from taking apart electronics at 6, dropping out of college to open his own studio, and working with some of the most prominent artists out there including our good friends over at Extreme. Bob St. John walks us through his early years filled with music, and some of the defining moments that led him to the doors of producing and recording. We swap Nuno Bettencourt stories, dive into...

Duration:00:59:50

Cory Juba [Pt. 2]: Pro Tips for Songwriters

10/23/2022
Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to jump back into the world of audio engineering as we hear more of Cory's journey getting into music production, some tips from the pros when it comes to producing and mixing your own tracks, as well as Cory's experience building a real recording studio. We get some great advice regarding getting over obstacles like writer's block, a reminder that there are no rules when it comes to music,...

Duration:01:03:36

Cory Juba [Pt. 1]: The Three Pillars of Starset's Sound

10/17/2022
Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive back into the world of Starset going over Cory's Musical upbringing, his hardships, and his decision to pursue music that would eventually lead him to join the band. Cory breaks down his experience with Starset looking at what life is like on tour and the challenges that tour comes with. We get some insight into how the latest Starset acoustic tour is going and a peek into the writing and...

Duration:01:01:53

Damien Riehl: Copyrighting EVERY Melody Ever...

10/9/2022
Damien Riehl (Lawyer / Musician / Technologist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss what happens when music meets the courtroom. This episode we dive into the legal side of music, checking out Damien's background and experience as a lawyer and programmer, as well as a look into his All The Music Project, and how it's using AI to help reshape copyright battles in court. Damien breaks down some of music's most famous copyright cases, checking out how they impacted the court and the music...

Duration:01:07:13

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 2]: Artificial Intelligence in the Audio World

10/2/2022
Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round as they dive deeper into the world of audio engineering. Jonathan breaks down his experience with the company IZotope, going over the company's origins and its role in bringing technology closer to the audio world. We get some excellent mastering advice discussing how big trends like the "loudness war" shaped a generation of music, and why louder doesn't always mean better....

Duration:01:02:11

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 1]: What the Hell is Mastering, Anyway??

9/26/2022
Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to answer the question "what the hell is mastering anyway?" Jonathan breaks down his career in mastering working with some of music's biggest names and getting a chance to really witness and be a part of how mastering has changed with technology. We dive into Jonathan early years surrounded by music and his journey to becoming a mastering engineer. We hear some incredible celebrity stories,...

Duration:01:04:13

Sammy Ash [Pt. 2]: We're Not Interested in World Domination Unless it Falls in Our Lap

9/18/2022
Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again for another episode this time diving more into the business side of Sam Ash, going over how the company handled the COVID-19 Pandemic, how the internet changed has changed the instrument sales business, and just why ukuleles have gotten so popular. We get some insight into where Sam Ash music company is going next, as well as a look back at some funny moments when celebrities like Stevie Wonder and Antonio Banderas...

Duration:01:07:23

Sammy Ash [Pt. 1]: The Beatles Changed the Industry Overnight

9/11/2022
Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to nerd out on anything and everything guitar. This episode we dive into the world of Sam Ash Music, hearing about Sammy's history with the company, the growth of Sam Ash throughout the years, and how the music industry has changed alongside it. We get all the guitar stories you could ask for featuring the likes of Paul Reed Smith, Fred Gretsch, Les Paul, and more. Tune in with us and prepare to be 2020'd Check out Sam Ash:...

Duration:01:00:17

David Ellefson: Dave Mustaine is Fighting with Himself (The Truth About Being in Megadeth)

9/5/2022
David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth / The Lucid / Ellefson-Soto) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to touch base on the events of the last year, and the truth behind his departure from Megadeth. We dive into some Megadeth history reminiscing some of the band's early moments as well as some of the moments leading to David's exit. We get an update on some of David's current projects, and some funny tour stories to tie it all together. All this and more tune in with us and prepare to be 2020'd. Check out...

Duration:01:09:45

Dave Fortman [Pt. 2]: Detailing the Production of Evanescence

8/28/2022
Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round, discussing the newest release from Ugly Kid Joe, and an exclusive debut music video viewing from The Wilted Souls! In this episode we dive into music marketing, looking back on how things have changed from the old school ways, as well as some pro tips when producing vocals. Dave breaks down why "Polyphia" is one of his favorite bands right now and walks us through the gear and mixing for an...

Duration:00:56:43

Dave Fortman [Pt. 1]: How to Produce a Multi-Platinum Selling Record

8/21/2022
Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about his incredible career as a producer, producing bands like Evanescence, Slipknot, and more. We cover his early influences while growing up in a musical household, and his decision to move to Los Angeles at only 22 years old. Getting the gig with Ugly Kid Joe, Dave walks us through his journey from the recording booth to behind the mixing board, with all the insanity in-between. All this and more,...

Duration:01:01:27

Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: I Am OBSESSED with Songwriting

8/15/2022
Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to Dive deeper into his instructional guitar book, going over the inspiration for writing the book, the process of publishing, and his goals with the book itself. We check in with Richards's new projects hearing about his latest tour with a new band, and the hilarious inspiration for some of his newest songs. What does Tremonti and Alice in Chains getting into a bar fight with...

Duration:00:53:03

Richard Shaw [Pt. 1]: I Never Made a Living Off of Cradle of Filth

8/8/2022
Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with the original British ambassador going over his latest break from Cradle of Filth, where he's going next, and what keeps him happy and rooted through it all. We get some pro songwriting tips from Richard himself, a look into his instructional guitar book, and some jazz talk to smooth everything out. The full package. As always, tune in with us to get 2020-d and...

Duration:01:04:42

Kishi Bashi: Getting Away from Toxic Masculinity in Music

7/31/2022
Kishi Bashi (Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Songwriter) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into Kishi's first bands, how he decided to get away from toxic masculinity in music, his experience going solo and everything in-between. Join us as we dive into the incredible and crazy world of Kishi Bashi and prepare to get 2020-d. Check out Kishi Bashi: https://www.kishibashi.com/ Instagram: @kishi_bashi FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook: facebook.com/yougot2020d...

Duration:01:03:39

Jim Wysocki [Pt. 2] - Les Paul vs. Eddie Van Halen

7/24/2022
Jim Wysocki (Presenter of Les Paul: From Start to Finish) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round of Les Paul. This episode we dive into even more incredible Les Paul stories including stars like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Bing Crosby, and more. Dive into some of the most fascinating stories in rock history with us and prepare to get 2020-d. Check out Jim Wysocki: Facebook: @JimWysocki @LesPaulFromStartToFinish FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook:...

Duration:01:00:56