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Late 2013

Wow! 2013 has been CRAZY. First off my book, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business has been a MASSIVE success and is one of the best selling music business books of 2013. It has received tons of glowing reviews. Additionally, I’m  teaching a really cool class on DIY mastering for the very cool folks at CreativeLIVE. If you are trying to get better at recording you should definitely check out all of the amazing tutorials they have up.

I also have a very cool panel at SXSW with Scott Booker (manager of the Flaming Lips), Christen Greene (manager of The Lumineers), and Josiah Albertsen (Raymond James Financial advisers). 

The real question is, what has been going on at Cannon Found Soundation? We have done some really cool records with Crosstown Train, Strange Times, Drunken Pumpkin, Dead Leaf Echo, LovElectric, Garden of Arcadia, Merciless, Benny Mardones, Pony, Darren Smith, Late Cambrian,  Noise Brigade, Ascending From Ashes, Save Face, Somos, The Regressives and a couple of other cool projects that are still under wraps.

I’ve mastered some great records from Thief Club, Those Modern Cavemen, Stug Fent, Sensual Harassment, Ally Burnett, The Naked Heroes, Figures of Light, On Your Marks, Flamingo Nosebleed Streetz On Fire, Unifier, My Brother My Sister and about one hundred more. The coolest thing I got to do in recent times was a vinyl remaster for Acceptance’s classic record, Phantoms. The record has long been one of my favorites and getting to be a part of this amazing release was a highlight of our long career.

The majority of the past few months was taken up doing the new Morning Glory record. We did 27 tracks with them and it truly exceeded our own high expectations. Brian from Dresden Dolls absolutely killed the drum tracks. If you don’t believe us check out the first Halloween-themed sneak peak.
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Can I just tell you how much I love Hey Anna? If you love pop hook over surfy girl pop you will too!
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Check out MTV giving big ups to Sensual Harassment’s single “Capri Suntan” that Jesse mixed

Do you miss the days when NOFX, Lagwagon and NUFAN ruled the punk world? Awesome, you’re gonna LOVE Blk Galaga
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We got to do an awesome punk rock record with the talented Strongwater, if you like punk with a sense of humor you don’t want to miss their track “Bitten by A Hipster”. No really, you don’t.
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Do you wish Dillinger Escape Plan was listening to The National when making Calculating Infinity? Well then let me introduce you to The Color Nothing -
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We got to work with a few strapping young lads who go by Myself in Mirrors on they’re cool melodic hardcore EP.
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Case Closed released an awesome EP we made with them earlier this year, if you like your rock edgy and moody, you’ll like this
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2013

Long time no speak! I’ve been so busy it’s been hard to even process what has been going on. First off the biggest news is I released my book Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. The book extensively explains everything a musician can be doing to promote their music and build a fanbase. It is written from all the knowledge I learned managing bands like Man Overboard and Transit, as well as working in nearly every field of the music business. You can get a copy on your favorite medium by going here.

When it comes to recording a lot has been going on here too. We’ve done amazing stuff with groups like Nobody Does This, Hey Anna, Ascending From Ashes, Chantelle DiBrava, The Regressives, Late Cambrian, Case Closed,  Victoria Watts, Darren Smith and Cyanotic.

I mixed and mastered a great record by a band you are sure to hear more from call The Braces. The record is out via Paper + Plastick Records and if you love pop punk you shouldn’t miss it.

 

Unifier’s fantastic record Colorado is finally out and is a must hear record for fans of Foo Fighters, JEW with some pop punk leanings.

Morning Glory made a hilarious video for their awesome song “Born To December” if you were curious how an orchestra sound in a rock song recorded in our studio set to a hilarious music video, you have the answer here:

We made a killer record with a young band clalled Losing Streak. Be on the lookout for what these guys do!

Terra Terra Terra released their record and we couldn’t be more proud of this soft alternative rock masterpiece.

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2012!

In very exciting news two records I worked very hard on are done. Below is the first track we finished with NightLight and I can say it is one of the best pop songs I have ever done:

I worked tirelessly for months on the new Morning Glory record and it is one of the most interesting and progressive punk records we have ever heard. If you love punk you should check out this track:

In other fun news, I have been posting away on Musformation.com and slowly putting an end to the Musformation book. My life has mostly been taken over by overhauling the acoustics at Cannon Found Soundation.

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News 10/11

Musformation has relaunched, I have already written nearly 100 new articles for it and the book accompaniement to the site, The DIY Guide To The New Music Landscape is nearly complete.

Alter The Press recently had me on a round table about promoting your band, that was very fun.

Man Overboard‘s S/T (Rise Records) record which was recorded at CFS and co-Produced/Engineered by me as well as Juicehead’s How To Sail A Sinking Ship(Misfits Records) (which I mixed) are seeing very impressive reactions on the charts this week.

Stream some records I worked on recently:

Mighty Fine – Get Up To Get Down (Mixed)

Man Overboard – S/T (Co-Produced and Engineered)

Transit – Something Left Behind (Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered)

Juicehead – How To Sail A Sinking Ship (Mixed)

Basement – I Wish I Could Stay Here (Mixed)

In other news I just finished an amazing record with Terra Terra Terra and finally finished the amazing new Morning Glory record I have been working on for the last 9 months.

I have also had One Word Song, Ten Cent Fuck Flicks,  Heap, Streetz on Fire, The Bamboo Kids, Future of the Party (stream their record here) in recently!

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I produce lots of records for some great bands at my studio Cannon Found Soundation
I blog about the new music biz @ Musformation.com
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