What I Do

I am the author of Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With which Tape Op says, “This is one of the best guides to making great recordings out there.” I also wrote Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business a book that Hypebot exclaimed, “If you had to go with just one book on DIY music biz, this would be the one.” Which is now in its eighth edition and taught at over a dozen universities.

I produce the hit podcast Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast which has hit #1 on Apple podcasts on the politics chart. I am also lucky enough to produce, The New Abnormal for The Daily Beast which regularly appears in the top 100 podcasts on all of Apple Podcasts as well as other top podcasts like Fever Dreams, The Last Laugh & Killed By Desk. With my little spare time I produce Don’t Let This Flop for Rolling Stone which covers the conversation online.  I host Atlantic Records Inside The Album Podcast, an audio documentary series that goes further in-depth on the creative process. Episodes include Dashboard Confessional, Vance Joy, Mean Girls, Jason Mraz, Nothing.Nowhere and many more to come.  I also make audio documentaries  in podcast form. Check out this one I made for the group Foxing and the series I made on Vagrant Records.

I produce, mix and master lots of records for some great bands at my studio Found Soundation. In the past I have been lucky enough to make great records with bands like The Cure, Animal Collective, The Menzingers, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Brand New, The Misfits, Limp Bizkit, Basement, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Kevin Devine, Cavetown, Somos, Man Overboard, Leftover Crack, Transit, Morning Glory, Lifetime, Saves The Day and a ton more. I also run Podstream Studios, Times Square’s most modern podcasting & live streaming studio.

I host the music marketing YouTube Channel Musformation where I teach musicians how to grow their fanbase from zero to 10,000 fans and consult with a wide variety of musicians on how to grow their fanbase. 

In 2021 I opened Podstream Studios a live-streaming & podcast studio in the heart of Times Square as well as Brooklyn Recording Paradise Brooklyn’s most enjoyable recording environment.

I am a marketing consultant presently doing projects with Manic Merch (the first affordable on-demand merch printer for creatives) as well as various music artists with upcoming releases.

I teach classes on recording for CreativeLive and URM Academy.

I have written about the new music business for Alternative Press, Free Williamsburg Musformation, Party Smasher Inc., and Property of Zack and have written for magazines like Punk Planet, Tape Op, SoundViews and Maximum Rock N Roll.

I founded NoiseCreators, a service that connects musicians with the best producers making music today. I hosted the Noise Creators Podcast where I interview record producers and other music creators.

I hosted the weekly podcast Off The Record where I discussed music as well as the business, creative processes and tech behind it.

I used to manage bands like Man Overboard and Transit.

I used to work at the esteemed mastering house West West Side Music

I used to engineer for the amazing freeform radio station WFMU