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5 Mistakes I've made and the lessons they've taught me

5 Mistakes I've made and the lessons they've taught me

We all make mistakes, it’s just human nature. Here are a few I’ve made and the hard earned lessons they taught me. I hated living through each one of these, but freely admit that they’ve made me better at my job, and hopefully a better person too.

5. When introduced to the artist’s wife, don’t say “Sorry I didn’t get to meet you when you dropped (the artist) off here last week.”

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with Brian Schmidt, GSC founder and presenter

with Brian Schmidt, GSC founder and presenter


Who wants to work in game audio? Well, I do.

Game audio (every sound and musical element in a video game) has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings just a couple of short decades ago. It has become the area of the audio industry that is most driving technological innovation, consumer electronics development and attracting some of the most talented people working in audio today.
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Mayer Hawthorne, one man band

by Dan Rudin

Just 29 years old, and playing every instrument on his album, Mayer Hawthorne is undeniably a bad-ass. His songs and (self produced) production style sound so close to 60’s soul that it’s hard to believe that this record has only been out for a month. His vocal tone reminds me of early Elvis Costello, but his tracks are pure Smoky Robinson.
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by Dan Rudin

by Dan Rudin

In part 1, I talked about how to approach a first job opportunity. In this installment we’ll look at what is expected of you in your new job and, more importantly, how you might exceed those expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve always loved Sesame Street. Television for children written by smart people. Clever songs by the likes of Bud Lucky and Waylon Jennings. One of my favorite clients (and mentors), Buryl Red, produced the original theme song…. that makes him royalty to me.

So, as this year is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, I find this Jimmy Kimmel clip sorely appropriate.

Unnecessary Censorship: Sesame Street – watch more funny videos
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