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Jul 5, 2017

Hosted by Luke C.

5 Patchwerk Staff Engineers talk shop....

discussing pop culture, technology & sound from an engineers perspective in this episode the fellas discuss the following topics:

- What they are currently listening to on their personal time

- What songs they listen to for reference purposes & why

- Why they think they are good at engineering ... what traits make them stand out

- If they can just enjoy listening to music as opposed to constantly technically listening to it (without being critical)

- Some things that people don't know about engineering

- Some of the challenges of mixing songs that are programed songs Vs live instrumentation

- Advice they would give to the recent audio engineer graduates

Jun 30, 2017

The Squeak episode: Manager / Industry Vet. 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Squeak & discuss the following 

- How his parents musical tastes influenced him 

- How he got started in the industry werking at Noontime 

- How & why he started managing Drumma Boy 

- Responsibilities of a manager 

- The importance of being discipline 

- Why its important to be honest when you self access 

- Why its important to him to remain actively involved in his daughers life 

 

 

Jun 23, 2017

The Big Zak episode: Writer / Artist / Entrepeneur

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Big Zak & discuss the following 

 
- How he got introduced to the music industry by Kool Ace

- Meeting & working with MC Breed

- Working with Too Short

- How he and Jazze Pha hooked up

- How they came up with the hook for Ciara's 1st single Goodies

- How they formed the group Boyz N Da Hood

- Why he considered quitting the music industry

- The importance of having a good work life balance

- Ghostwriting for major artist

- The story behind creating a major hit with Jazze Pha for Nelly

- Coming up with Greg Streets anthem

- The importance of knowing his value

Jun 16, 2017

The K. Rich / Street Money Worldwide episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with the CEO of Street Money Worldwide & Bankroll Fresh' Dad.... K. Rich

In this episode they discuss the following:

- the history of Street Money Worldwide & how he got started in the industry

- werking with Gucci Mane when he first got started, setting up Leflare Ent

- funding his own label & staying independent

- transitoning from the streets to the music industry

- how losing his son impacted his life

- the new Bankroll Fresh album & documentary "In Bank We Trust"

- his motivation to keep going after his son passed

- new projects coming soon from Street Money Worldwide

Jun 9, 2017

The Orlando Mcghee episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with owner of Severnty2Music, Manager & former A&R Orlando Mcghee

In this episode they discuss the following:

- Managing Future
- How he got his start in the music industry
- Interning at Organized Noize & how it impacted his career
- Why he chose to go into management
- Working with Lil Jon & E40
- Why branding is so important to breaking artist
- Transitioning froma boutique indie label to a major
- What the actual role of & A&R is
- How the documentary "The Art of Organized Noize" came about

 

Jun 2, 2017

The Blanco The Ear episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Grammy Nominated vocal producer & songwriter "Blanco The Ear" 

In this episode they discuss the following: 


- Starting out in the industry as an audio engineer & why he quit after a year

- What it actually means to be a vocal producer & how he got into it

- How being an audio engineer helped him out as a vocal producer

- His early situation with Polow da don & how they started working together

- Why he moved away from vocal producing to writing 

- His favorite part of the recording process

- The importance of having high character

- What makes Atlanta so special

May 26, 2017

The Needlz episode:  (full video available on Patchwerk Youtube Channel) 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Grammy Award winning producer "Needlz"  (Jeremih, Lupe Fiasco, Bruno Mars, Jeezy, Drake, Rakim, Lil Wayne)

 In this episode they discuss the following ....

- the story behing his Grammy Award wining single "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars 

- interning at Bad Boy Records & how he got his 1st few placements

-  what he spent his 1st check on & then being broke shortly thereafter 

 - how being from the midwest (Lansing, MI) has had an impact his music career

- how the movie "Juice" changed his life

- some of his "passion projects" - 

- the importance of networking & nurturing meaningful relationships 

- how his educational backround has helped him out 

- why he chooses to manage himself & why its been hard for him to find management

- why he doesn't do as much hip hop these days & being exposed to the pop side of the industry

 

 

May 19, 2017

The She'kspere episode:  (full video available on Patchwerk Youtube Channel) 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Grammy Award winning producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs  (TLC, Destinys Child, Lloyd, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) - In this episode they discuss the following ....

 

- How he got his start in the music industry
- How doing time in prison forced him to focus more on music
- How he was able to establish meaningful relationship here in atlanta
- How he got his name
- When people started to take notice of his production
- His process when making records
- How he feels about ed sheron sampling his record
- The importance of producer tags
- Producing the Lloyd song "true"
- His opinion on today's R&B sound
- What he's working on now
- The importance of keeping his sound current
- Why he chooses to keep a low profile
- The importance of fighting for what's yours
 

May 12, 2017

The Ric Ross episode: 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with Ric Ross (Capitol Records Southeast National Field Director) - In this episode they discuss the following ....

- getting records played on the radio

- the importance of learning all aspects of the music industry

- how he got his start in record promotions

- the importance of mainting good relationships

- some of the benifits of being signed to a major label

- why he never carries business cards

- his non profit company Music Entertainment Group

- finding his purpose & recognizing his passion within the music industry  

May 5, 2017

The EyeLash Vizion episode: 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast ....

In this episode Sammy sits down to chat with CEO Shante Traynham & Executive Director Brand Strategist Mimi Carpenter of EyeLash Vizion Marketing & Brand Agency. 

The ladies discuss the following topics: 

- how they broke into the music industry 

- being signed to Diddy's mom as an artist 

- the importance of buiding your own brand as a PR company & not just your clients 

- the benefits of cutting deals & having relationships with fortune 500 companies 

- working for & with Mizay Ent 

- why they gave up their 6 figure jobs to start EyeLash Vizion

- some of the advantages of being a woman in the music industry 

- keeping certain things off of social media 

- how they got involved in film & television 

- working with reality stars vs artist 

Apr 28, 2017

J. Carter episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast..... in this episode Sammy sits down to speak with The One Music Fest & Sol Fusion creator, J. Carter about the following....

- graduating from FAMU & how college played a pivotal role in his career 

- how he got his start promoting parties & when he realized it was a viable business

- making the decision to leave his 6 figure job in corporate america to do events & brand marketing full time

- what was behind the idea of him creating Sol Fusion 

- techniques he used to market & brand his events prior to the advent of social media

- how he ended up getting Heineken as his first sponsor 

- how he chooses which companies he wants to align his brand with 

- some of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur 

- how his wife encouraged him to keep pursing his dreams 

- why it's important to keep investing in yourself 

Apr 21, 2017

Vince Phillips episode: full video is available on the Patchwerk Studios Youtube channel. 

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with one of Atlanta's most well respected entertainment attorneys, Mr. Vince Phillips to discuss the following....

- why he decided to study entertainment law 

- how watching Jermaine Dupri go from "rags to riches" inspired his whole BME team

- what it means to be a "skilled" entertainment attorney 

- what make him unique in the way he handles his clients 

- working with Lil Jon, Lil Scrappy, Trillville, Crime Mob, Young Bloodz, Young Jeezy 

- suggestions for new artist when dealing with attorneys 

- some of the differences between representing film vs music clients 

- the 360 deal & how it's evolved over time 

 

 

Apr 14, 2017

Preston Crump episode: full video is available on the Patchwerk Studios Youtube page

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents... The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak one of Atlanta's legendary musicians ... bass player Mr. Preston Crump .. in this episode they discuss the following ...

- how he arrived at playing the bass & why he quit playing drums

- attending Berklee & how it impacted his career

- how he hooked up with Organized Noize

- working with Dr. Dre & how it was different than working with ONP

- how he approaches playing bass on songs

- how traveling & being on the road opens you up to different styles of music

- what he likes about using the new technology to make music

 

Apr 7, 2017

Jasper Cameron episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents... The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak one of Atlanta's best kept secretes...  singer, songwriter, producer, musician ---- Jasper Cameron .. in this episode they discuss the following ...

- working with the likes of Lloyd, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, Monica, August Alsina

- Atlanta being a loving & embracing city & how that impacts the music made here 

- understanding the "Culture" in Atlanta

- why he quit football to do music 

- the story about Lloyd & Sammie both being in the same group 

- his process to creating a song 

- the story behind Lloyd's hit song "You" 

- some of his musical influences 

- the perfect song 

Mar 31, 2017

Jeff Fenster episode: 

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents... The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with Mr. Jeff Fenster Executive VP of A&R for Warner Brother Records about the following.... 

- starting out in the music industry as an attorney doing business affairs 

- how he got his first job as an a&r with Geffen records & why he left 

- his deejaying days & the various clubs he played at 

- how A Tribe Called Quest ended up signing with Jive Records 

- working on The Menace 2 Society soundtrack 

- working with Keith Murray, E-40, Too Short, KRS-One, R-Kelly, Joe @ Jive Records 

- the story on how they discovered & signed Mystikal to Jive Records 

- how Brittany Spears was discovered & why they decided to sign her

- how Jive got into pop music with the Backstreet Boys

- his transition from Jive Records to Island Def Jam then back to Jive 

- working on the Luther Vandross tribute album

- what he has going on now at Warner Brothers Records 

Mar 24, 2017

Greg Street episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents... The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with Legendary Atlanta DJ... Greg Street about...

- being signed to Atlantic Records & doing his album

- the importance of understanding the business part of the music industry

- his relationship with Cash Money & Master P

- what impact radio has had on hip hop music

- some of his most gratifying moments

- what makes Atlanta special

- his need to read program

Mar 17, 2017

Lil John Roberts episode:

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents... The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with world renown drummer / producer Lil' John Roberts about....

-Touring with Janet Jackson

- The time he turned down Michael Jackson's offer to go on tour

- The impact his parents had on his musical career

- The importance of being dedicated to 1 instrument

- The importance of having a good work ethic & a good reputation

- His thoughts on todays artist using more live instrumentation

- Working with Prince, Sheila E, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Stevie Wonder, Neyo & so on

- Managing his own career

- How he trained his ears

Mar 14, 2017

Taking a break from our regularly scheduled program to bring you "Engineers Corner"

- Engineers Corner is a podcast with a group of our Patchwerk Staff Engineers 

- These conversations cover pop culture, technology & sound from an engineers perspective..   

- we will be dropping these episodes periodically from month to month in between our regularly scheduled I dO MUSIC Podcast - that premier on Fridays at 7:30am 

 

as always full video of all of our podcasts are available on The Patchwerk Studios Youtube Channel 

 

 

 

Mar 10, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents.. The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with Interscope Records A&R / Executive 

Ray Daniels about.....

- why he considers himself a southern gentleman with a NY hustle 

- living in NY for the birth of hip hop & living in Atlanta when hip hop took off 

- how he got his start in the music industry 

- how working in the Atlanta Airport changed his life 

- his transition from Epic Records to Interscope Records 

- what is was like to work with LA Reid 

- the importance of "lingo" in urban music 

- the importance of being humble & appreciative 

- his ultimate goal (changing peoples lives) 

- character vs. talent 

- how he listens to a song 

Mar 3, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast...

In this episode host Sammy Approved sits down with Nitti Beatz & discuss....

- how he got his start in the music industry

- being influenced by gospel music & the role his mom played on his career

-  werking with artist like Ghetto Mafia, Young Joc, Rich Homie Quan & Dae Dae, Gucci Mane & Eight Ball & MJG

- what he did when he got his 1st hit record (8ball & MJG - Playin' Games) 

- his production deal with Jermaine Dupri & So So Def 

- Nitti Beatz Recordings (his record label) 

- legendary producers vs. here & now producers 

- his tag "its a nitti beat" & the importance of branding your sound 

- why he prefers to werk with new artist as opposed to established artist 

- his secret to making his beats 

- the werk he does in the community via his Chosen One Ministries foundation

- the impact of drugs & alcohol in the music industry 

 

Feb 24, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast .......

In this episode Sammy sits down to speak with Interscope Records national director of urban promotions Keinon Johnson about .... 

- Growing up during the crack era in Harlem 

- His days at Priority Records 

- How Master P changed the game & provided current artist with the blueprint to success 

- His role as the National Director of Urban Promotions for Interscope Records 

- Why Atlanta is so important in todays music scene

- The difference between Atlanta & New York hip hop 

- How he felt when Kendrick Lamar won his grammy 

- How & why he came up with the Never Sold Dope brand 

- The one album he wishes he could go back in time to work on & be a part of 

- The importance of giving back & cultivating new talent 

- What characteristics in people he respects 

 

Feb 17, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents the I dO MUSIC Podcast ft. Jason Geter

In this episode Jason & Sammy discuss.... 

- moving from Brooklyn to Atlanta 

- how he got his start in the music industry 

- how he & T.I. met 

- his brief rap career 

- the importance of being a mentor as a black executive 

- hip hop as "our culture" 

- his various business ventures (Grand Hustle, Strivers Row, Culture Republic) 

- stepping away from Grand Hustle 

- keys to success in the music industry 

Feb 10, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast

In this episode Amina discuss the following....

- How she got started in management

- What managers do & what they are responsible for

- The difference between an agent & a manager

- What labels are looking for in an artist

- What characteristics she is looking for in an artist

- When an artist should seek management

- How managers get paid

- Her werking relationship with Gucci Mane

- Being a woman in a male dominated industry

- the importance of having a strong team

 

Feb 3, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents the I dO MUSIC Podcast

featuring Kawan "KP" Prather... In this episode KP discusses...


- How Pebbles & LA Reid were responsible for his 1st A&R Job
- Trappin' at the Atlanta Airport as a kid
- Hustlin' LL Cool J out of $30 bucks
- Winning a Grammy
- Meeting T.I. for the 1st time
- What skills & characteristics he looks for in an artist
- The importance of having a great team around you
- His favorite song that he worked on (production wise)
- What he enjoys about deejaying
- What it's like werking with Pharrell at I Am Other

Jan 27, 2017

Patchwerk Recording Studios presents The I dO MUSIC Podcast, 

In this episode Janet discusses the following: 

- How to license your music to film & tv

- 2 types of licenses (sync license vs master recording license)

- The various types of music film & tv are looking for

- How to make your music marketable for film & tv

- How the film & tv industries set their fees for what they pay out

- How producers find music that they want to use on their shows

- How new media is affecting the film & tv industry

- The importance of studio quality material

- What info needs to be presented along with your musical submission  

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