Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sound Engineer Internship @ Billboard.com

The Billboard.com video department shoots and edits premier music content including multi-camera performances, backstage concert reporting and exclusive interviews with top recording artists. Our videos are distributed across Billboard's online networks to hundreds of thousands of viewers. See samples at YouTube dot com / BillboardMagazine.

Billboard.com Video is looking for hardworking, resourceful, fast thinking sound engineers to mic, record, and mix live music performances with today's top recording artists. Candidates should have experience with multi-track studio recording, and be able to work under the time constraints/limits of simultaneous video recording.

Intern responsibilities will include: setting up microphones/DIs to record live sound during video shoots, operate and setup digital mixing console to provide live monitor/house mixes, mix and edit recorded audio to be synced to video footage.

The right candidate will gain significant experience with live sound recording, sound mixing, professional audio boards/mixers/microphones, and post-production work flow.

- MUST receive school school credit for this program
- an understanding of live music recording/mixing
- an understanding of post production audio processes
- experience with ProTools HD 7
- ability to complete projects with minimal supervision
- experience with Waves plug-ins package is a plus

This is a non-paying internship.
Flexible schedule. Live mixing schedule would be based on Billboard video production schedule.
Dates: Early January - Mid May 2011
Office located at 770 Broadway, 9th Street between Broadway and Lafayette.
Studio located at 115 West 27th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.

To apply please email the following information to Matt:

1) link to an online mixing reel
2) a brief cover letter
3) your resume

Monday, November 29, 2010

Open call for music composers for 2012 PBS documentary

A close friend has been working on a documentary and is looking for music as they finish production so I have included the email he sent out. Please remember to approach this as you would a job/internship opportunity.  Thanks and Good Luck!

You are receiving this email because someone recommended you as a potential composer for a documentary film I am producing and directing, which will air on PBS in 2012 preceded by a film festival run. The film, More Than A Month, follows my cross country campaign to end Black History Month. You can laugh, it's supposed to be a little funny... Through this somewhat tongue-in-cheek journey, the film looks at what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a so-called "post-racial" America.

We have finished a rough cut and are currently on hiatus while we raise our final finishing funds. As such, we are looking for a composer to bring on board as we prepare to launch into the final edit. This is a low budget film but this will be a paid position, though the salary will be deferred until final funds are secured. We anticipate starting sometime before the end of the year and finishing in March--all approximate.

If you're interested, I would love to listen to some samples of your work. Please let me know the best way to do that, whether you have a website, a CD you want to send, or another example of work. (My address is below) If you prefer, I can also provide a sample scene or 2 for you to put a sample piece to. I know some people prefer this. In any case, please email me and let me know what you would prefer. Thanks so much. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.



address for CDs:

456 Riverside Drive
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10027

Shukree Hassan Tilghman


A Co-Production of the Independent Television Service (www.itvs.org) and the National Black Programming Consortium (www.nbpc.tv).


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Popular rapper “Wiz Khalifa” accepting beats from producers.

Popular rapper “Wiz Khalifa” accepting beats from producers.

Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His techno-influenced single, “Say Yeah”, received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008. Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010, which became a top trending item on Twitter and Google; he then signed with Atlantic Records.

send your hottest beats to Wiz Khalifa by emailing: jetsxtaylor@gmail.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mastering Engineer Greg Calbi on Compression and the Loudness War in Mastering

Greg Calbi is a senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, a mastering house in New York City. He has mastered albums for dozens of artists such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen.