April 19, 2021
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Inside a Six-Month Festival's Pandemic Audio
OPAV has been providing sound for 350-plus concerts and events at Orlando's Frontyard Festival since December 2020.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/19) 
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Create Everywhere with Creator Pro
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MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Winners
The Motion Picture Sound Editors presented its 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards during a fully virtual ceremony on April 16.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/19) 
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Cinema Audio Society Announces 2020 Awards
The Cinema Audio Society presented its awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2020 on April 17.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/19) 
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Shelter Cove Church Updates with Avid
After its old console died, Shelter Cove Community Church purchased a new Avid VENUE | S6L system through local AV provider, Floodjay Productions.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/19) 
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Teaching Musicians Production Tech with SSL
USC Thornton School of Music's Music Technology program has installed a new Solid State Logic Origin 32-channel in-line analog mixing console.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/19) 
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The PSN Blog
Editorial: Are We There Yet?
By Clive Young. Usually it's kids in the backseat that ask 'Are we there yet?' Now it's being asked by audio professionals who want to get back to work after a long pandemic-induced break.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (3/29) 
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Recording in the News
One of the most bitterly ironic 'studio closing' stories we've seen in a while: Arlington, VA's Inner Ear Studios is legendary in rock and punk circles for having recorded everyone from Foo Fighters to Bad Brains to Fugazi. Now the building that the studio is located in may be purchased by the local county and demolished. Why? To make way for an arts district.
Full Story: Washingtonian (4/2021) 
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A proposed $50 million expansion on the 20-acre lot surrounding Malco Majestic Cinema in Memphis would add recording studios, shops, a sports complex and more.
Full Story: The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (tiered subscription model) (4/19) 
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Why do some songs fade out? How did that get started anyway? Here's the strange history of -- and reasoning behind -- songs that never quite end.
Full Story: Global News (Canada) (4/19) 
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Podcast Pro
Facebook has a variety of tools in various stages of development that would make the social platform a Clubhouse competitor, according to sources, who say details may be announced today. These plans include an audio-only version of its Rooms videoconferencing interface, a "stage" whereby people can listen to and engage with a host or hosts, a voice message recorder for newsfeed posts and a tie-in with Spotify podcasts.
Full Story: Vox (4/18) 
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iHeartMedia has snared a huge sports brand for its latest podcast partnership: the National Football League.
Full Story: Radio World (4/19) 
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Your podcast needs listeners - here's how to find them, and help them find you.
Full Story: Business 2 Community (4/19) 
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There's lots of ways to handle crummy audio, and audio pros know a lot of them. Still, here's an interesting overview of different ways to approach that conundrum.
Full Story: Castos (4/19) 
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This year's Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition ended up with two grand-prize winners.
Full Story: National Public Radio (4/19) 
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Niche topics and new promotional strategies will be key.
Full Story: Morning Consult (4/19) 
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Content matters - and that means if you're a co-host, you have to amp up your game.
Full Story: We Edit Podcasts (4/19) 
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Live Sound in the News
With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, Toronto's annual country fest has kicked the can to August, 2022.
Full Story: Global News (Canada) (4/19) 
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Though it was the favorite to win the race, Concert Tour will not run in the 2021 Kentucky Derby. If this was happening in a movie, we'd be complaining about overt symbolism right now.
Full Story: Forbes (tiered subscription model) (4/17) 
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Music Industry in the News
Longtime producer/record exec Rob Cavallo has launched Done Deal Management with music technology platform Vydia.
Full Story: Music Week (4/19) 
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Wait, What?
This almost belongs in the Podcast Pro section, as Gimlet Media podcast engineer/music producer So Wylie has been tearing it up on TikTok creating deep beats out of bird calls.
Full Story: Audubon (4/19) 
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