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Bill Schnee, Pt 1: Award-Winning Producer/Engineer Discusses New Book “Chairman at the Board”

Bill Schnee

Bill Schnee discusses his new book Chairman at the Board

This episode features Part One of Brian Brodeur’s hour-long conversation with award-winning Producer, Mixer/Engineer, Studio Owner and Author, Bill Schnee.

They discuss Bill’s new book, “Chairman at the Board: Recording the Soundtrack of a Generation” which is a must-read for anyone interested in the music business, recording industry, or popular music of the last 50 years.

Bill’s resume reads like a a Who’s Who of entertainment including Ringo Starr, Barbra Steisand, Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, and many many MANY more. In this conversation, Brian and Bill discuss the genesis of Bill’s new book and many behind-the-scenes stories that appear in the book – and some that don’t!

For more information about Bill, and to buy “Chairman at the Board”, visit his website: www.billschnee.com

Bill Schnee, Pt 1: Award-Winning Producer/Engineer Discusses New Book “Chairman at the Board”

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 3: Stella’s Blue Sky Diner, Milkshakes, Loyalty in Business, and working with Ringo Starr

Piers Plaskitt speaks with Brian Brodeur

Part Three of Brian Brodeur’s 90-minute conversation with pro-audio executive and milkshake aficionado, Piers Plaskitt.

This episode features Part Three of Brian Brodeur’s 90-minute conversation with pro-audio executive and milkshake aficionado, Piers Plaskitt.

They discuss Piers’ interactions with The Beatles; the difference between working at recording studios in New York versus London; Piers’ experience operating Stella’s Blue Sky Diner in Iowa – including valuable input on making a great milkshake; and the importance of integrity, customer service and loyalty when operating a business.

Piers applies the philosophy that there’s “no such thing as a bad idea,” to both the restaurant and recording business, and discusses how the Chinese character for ‘crisis’ contains the symbols for both ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’.

For more information about Piers, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/piers-plaskitt/

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 3: Stella’s Blue Sky Diner, Milkshakes, Loyalty in Business, and working with Ringo Starr

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 2: Be The Blue Duck, Mentoring, Paying it Forward and The Beatles’ Apple Studios in London

Piers Plaskitt Conversation Part 2

Piers Plaskitt on Mentoring, Paying it Forward and Apple Studios

This episode features Part Two of my 90-minute conversation with pro-audio executive, Piers Plaskitt.

We discuss mentoring, and the importance of paying it forward – which goes back to one of Piers’ earliest jobs as chief engineer at The Beatles’ Apple Studios at 3 Saville Row in London. The episode starts off with Piers’ explanation of his “be the blue duck” philosophy, which is part of his mentoring presentation to students.

For more information about Piers, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/piers-plaskitt/

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 2: Be The Blue Duck, Mentoring, Paying it Forward and The Beatles’ Apple Studios in London

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 1: Solid State Logic, Pro Audio Industry, Mentoring, Peter Gabriel, and American Citizenship

Piers Plaskitt

Former CEO of Solid State Logic: Piers Plaskitt

This episode features Part One of Brian Brodeur’s 90-minute conversation with Piers Plaskitt – former CEO of Solid State Logic.

SSL is one of the world’s leading recording console manufacturers, and their equipment can be found in major studios across the globe. Whether you know it or not, you have heard music recorded or mixed on an SSL console.

Originally from England, Piers recently became an American citizen and is now based in Iowa. We spoke via Zoom about the history of SSL and specifically about his years at the company which included working for SSL’s latest owner, Peter Gabriel.

Piers shares a number of insider anecdotes and we talk about the passion that recording professionals have about working in the industry…

For more information about Piers, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/piers-plaskitt/

Piers Plaskitt, Pt 1: Solid State Logic, Pro Audio Industry, Mentoring, Peter Gabriel, and American Citizenship