Jim Carlson is the former President and CEO of American Audio Visual Center, Inc., a Scottsdale Arizona based audio visual company that specialized in rental of av equipment and multimedia production at hotels and convention centers. Starting his own business in 1993, spotlighted in Inc. 500 Magazine’s list of fastest growing privately held companies and eventually growing annual revenue to over $125 million dollars and selling the business to the largest audio visual service provider in the industry. His company coined and trademarked tagline “The Extreme Customer Service Company” [...]
A pioneer in the music business and ahead of his time at many times in musical history including in 2017. Grammy Award winner, Robert Margouleff is an American record producer, recording engineer, electronic music pioneer, audio expert, and film producer. Having worked with musical icons such as Stevie Wonder, Robert Moog and Devo just to name a few, and brining a mix of technology, experimentation, art, passion, discovery and collaboration to every project and idea, Robert remains a important figure to the future of music. Robert is now in [...]
Duane sits down with Ron Rogers and Roland Alvarez, to discuss the past and present music publishing industry, as well as music for film and television. Duane, Ron and Roland recount their days at A&M Studios. Ron shares some personal stories with his meetings with Ron Wood, Phil Spector and Herb Albert over the years.
Tony Tobias, Career Advisor at SAE Institute, Chicago and former SAE student, Justin James, discuss the business of music, the details that matter and what it really takes to get noticed. It’s not what is on the surface but what is inside. At a recent composer gathering at Artists of the Industry in Northbrook, Illinois, the two commandeered the Podcast Desk and discussed their relationship and the transition from student to career at AOFTHEI, relationship and their love for hard work, music and culture.
JaNae Contag, a Kansas City native, received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis and her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio with majors in Art, Political Science and Spanish. As an Artist Support Grant Recipient through the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis, she recently completed a film project documenting declining indoor malls in the Midwest. Another recent project, NÆ, investigates architectural form through music, transforming her original lyrical manifestos into pop music. Contag has exhibited her work in San Antonio, Austin, [...]
Game developer, VR artist, entrepreneur, snowboarder, cat lover and a development partner for Artists of the Industry’s new VR business. Spencer talks about his partnership with A of the I and his take on the VR opportunity which entails education, entertainment and a new content marketing platform.