Recording Industry

Brooks Arthur began singing as an early age, and in fact began taking lessons to sing in his temple before he was a teenager.  While working in the mail room of a record company, Brooks heard his first live recording and fell in love!  He soon was hired to engineer some products, which lead to a...
George Avakian has produced so many pop and jazz recordings over his 50 plus year career with several labels it might be easier to list the recordings he did not take part in. Before entering World War II George had already produced his first recording, as well as writing about the music that he...
Lenise Bent, as an assistant or chief recording engineer, has been associated with some of the most successful and creative albums in rock history.  Her passion for music and her incredible talents to bring out the best in musicians have been key elements in a career that includes such projects as...
Caroline Bienstock is the president of the music publishing firm her father, Freddy, established and in fact, named after his daughter.  Carlin Music has played an important role in popular music and rock music going back to the 1950s.  Her father was active in the career of Elvis Presley,...
Miriam Bienstock was one of three founders of Atlantic Records, which set the stage for over 60 years of recordings of primarily black artists. In the early years this was one of the only labels giving opportunities for the likes of Ruth Brown and Ray Charles to be heard!  Miriam ran the office and...
Ham Brosious began his career in the audio industry as a salesman for Scully in 1960. He went on to establish Audio Techniques, which became a source of innovative pro audio products for years. Among the many products he handled was the mini mixing board created by Andy Bereza for the Allan...
Earl Bryant has enjoyed a long career in the music business with a good many years related to artists within the Motown family.  As a concert manager, Earl has worked with Smokey Robinson for many years and has many fond memories of working with the legendary singer and songwriter performing all...
Ed Cherney won a Grammy Award for his work as recording engineer for the 1989 Bonnie Raitt’s album “Nick of Time.” This was just one of his many projects as mixer and engineer. He has worked with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Elton John, just to name a few. During his career he helped to...
Bob Clearmountain is best known for his recording engineering, mixing of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Toto, Simple Minds and The Rolling Stones.  It was on Springsteen’s 1984 album “Born in the USA” for which Bob might have gained his widest audience and greatest fame.  The...
Lou Curtiss has been a long time supporter of American folk music and in fact, he helped coin the phrase “roots music.” For over 30 years he created, arranged and promoted the annual folk music festival in San Diego beginning in 1967. Lou has also hosted a jazz radio program as well as running his...

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