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Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.

Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.
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Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.

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Ep:34 Who’s Your Daddy?… And Why It Matters.

5/9/2018
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Some of the biggest music stars of our day may have had more than just a “lucky break” to thank for their stardom. The word is “Nepotism”. And it may very well be the reason we know names like Lenny Kravitz and Lady Gaga. Jake and Robert reveal how some of the world’s biggest rock and pop stars may have mom and/or dad to thank for their fame. Become an exclusive Turned Up Patron! Please be sure to li [...]

Duration:01:06:41

Ep:33 The “CHRISTIAN” Music Industry? Pt.2

4/30/2018
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Pt.2 - Maybe you’ve never heard of it. Maybe it’s all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin Forshaw, as they talk about the ins and outs of what it means to be a “Christian” musician, and how that affects sales, touring, awards, perception, and success. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t fo [...]

Duration:00:46:31

Ep:32 The “CHRISTIAN” Music Industry? Pt.1

4/23/2018
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Maybe you’ve never heard of it. Maybe it’s all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin Forshaw, as they talk about the ins and outs of what it means to be a “Christian” musician, and how that affects sales, touring, awards, perception, and success. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rat [...]

Duration:00:45:56

Ep:30 Fun Fact! (CRAZY)

3/26/2018
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An unbelievable list of facts surrounding some of the most legendary artists to ever live! Jake and Robert spill some crazy and truly fun facts! It also doesn’t hurt that Robert is tripping on cold medicine… Check out the list we referenced on Priximus! Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review:

Duration:00:52:42

Ep:29 The Voice?

3/19/2018
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American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, The Voice… Chances are, you’ve seen at least one of these talent competitions. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make it all happen? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder if this is rigged…” In this episode, Jake and Robert uncover some heavy truths about America’s #1 reality singing competition, The Voice. Speaking with current and previous contestants of the hit TV show, as well as an anonymous source who...

Duration:01:19:59

Ep:28 Analog vs Digital… FIGHT!

3/12/2018
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Fight to the DEATH! Which is better??? More importantly, WHY?! In this episode of #TurnedUp, Jake and Robert break it down to the nitty gritty on the differences between analog and digital mediums, as well as the recording processes and why one of them may or may not be better than the other. They are joined by, guest, Jake Richards; singer and songwriter from the land of enchantment, New Mexico. Listen to the referenced audio clips HERE to hear the difference in audio quality between...

Duration:01:08:50

Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.2

3/5/2018
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If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, “$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly.” Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:59:13

Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.1

2/26/2018
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If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, “$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly.” Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:37:14

Ep:25 Kayfabe - What Do You Mean It’s Not Real?

2/19/2018
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So, at this point in the game, we all know that there’s a lot of funny business going on in the music “business”. Players aren’t really playing, singers arent really singing…. but do we really care? Kayfabe: “The suspension of disbelief.” And does that have anything to do with the level of success of an artist, at all? Robert and Jake sit down with Jeff Jones (muician, singer, songwriter, really really old dude, and Jake’s brother) and discuss why record labels and Grammy awards may truly...

Duration:00:58:30

Ep:24 You Got Your Band Name WHERE?!

2/12/2018
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When we hear names like AC/DC or Led Zepplin, we all have a certain song or image that comes to mind. Have you ever stopped to think about where some of our favorite bands got there names? ou will be surprised at how cool, and in some cases, how UN-cool their origins are. Robert and Jake take you back to the humble beginnings of some of the worlds biggest musical icons. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review:

Duration:01:19:57

Ep:23 Super Bowl - Halftime Laugh Time

2/5/2018
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We associate halftime shows with the latest and greatest artists of the day, performing their hearts out to hundreds of millions of fans, worldwide. But the Super Bowl halftime has QUITE the humble beginning. Dive in with Jake and Robert and hear how a military jetpack experiment found it’s place, smack in the middle of the biggest game of the year, and why it just doesn’t make sense to plug your instruments in on stage. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and...

Duration:00:40:58

Ep:22 Anomalous Anomalies In Sound

1/29/2018
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Have you ever looked at the clouds and noticed a familiar face or your favorite animal? Have you ever been listening to someone talk, and you SWORE you heard them say something completely different than what they actually said? This is your brain trying to connect the dots in an effort to make sense of the world around you. In this episode, Jake and Robert show you examples of some of the most mysterious and crazy phenomena in the world of sound waves. Put both headphones in for this one,...

Duration:01:04:39

Ep:21 No Wonder! Or is it???

1/24/2018
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One and done is the name of this game. The wonderful world of one hit wonders. Spanning 60 years, Robert and Jake will take you through a slew of incredibly popular songs whose performers you may have never even heard of. It takes a little bit of talent and a whole lot of luck to land a hit. Here are a few that got really lucky… once. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast

Duration:00:43:28

Ep20: You Want The Truth? You can’t handle The Truth!

1/15/2018
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Did you know that songwriters don’t “sell” songs? How much DOES it actually pay to have a #1 on the Billboard charts? Does fame mean money or money mean fame? Prepare to have your mind BLOWN in this episode as Jake and Robert spill the beans on some of the most common misconceptions in the music industry! Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast

Duration:00:49:31

Ep:19 Studio Magic!

1/8/2018
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We all know there are things that happen in the studio that we don’t necessarily know about. With modern technology, we can make just about anything sound like anything else we want it to sound like. In this episode, Jake and Robert share some of the studio magic that goes into the music we hear every day. You will be surprised to hear what is possible in the studio. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast[...]

Duration:00:39:03

Ep:17 Bet You Didn’t Know Ho Ho

12/18/2017
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“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells….” Bet you didn’t know that’s not originally a Christmas song at all! And what the heck is figgy pudding, and why are these people so insistant on getting some?! Listen to Robert and Jake go deep into the origin and meanings of some of our favorite Christmas songs. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast

Duration:00:38:57

Ep:16 Can They Hear Me Now?

12/11/2017
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99% of you listening to this podcast have a smartphone. Have you ever thought about wether it may be listening to you? How about opening up an app like facebook and seeing an advertisement for a product you were just having a conversation about? Hmmmm… Robert and Jake spill the beans on this question and reveal some shocking truths about the little computers we walk around with in our pockets. Who is listening, and why? Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and...

Duration:00:48:51

Ep:15 How To Make A #1 Hit Song - Tell Me

12/4/2017
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Ever wondered how a song becomes a hit? Is there some special secret? A magical equation written into the fabric of every #1 song? Robert and Jake take you deep into the steps taken for a Billboard chart topping hit, from song idea to the top of the charts. In this episode, hear the step by step process that took their band’s single “Tell Me” to the #1 spot on Billboard, as you listen to the original voice memo in the shower a [...]

Duration:01:14:43

Ep:14 Funny Business - The Best & Worst Of…

11/27/2017
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Robert and Jake take a break from the norm and present you with a special gift…. Enjoy! Listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Stitcher Radio

Duration:00:13:45

Ep:13 Muppets to Music - Guy Gilchrist

11/21/2017
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Robert and Jake sit down with the legendary cartoonist, author, and animator, Guy Gilchrist, as he talks about what it took for him to go from doodling at his mother’s cafe as a child to becoming world renown for his work with The Muppets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tom & Jerry, Pink Panther, Muppet Babies, Looney Tunes, Tiny Tunes, Fraggle Rock, Tiny Dinos, Nancy, and so many more. Listen as Guy talks about music and how it has always played a key role in his life and career. Listen...

Duration:00:25:30