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Join us as we pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down?
S2 Ep:7 Mind Games - The PERFECT Take! Pt.2
Nov 12 • 56 min
PART TWO! - By the time an artist or a band makes it to the studio, they’ve spent years perfecting their craft. The songs are written, the music is set, and it’s time to make the hits… All of the technical work sits on the shoulders of the engineer(s).…
S2 Ep:6 Mind Games - The PERFECT Take! Pt.1
Nov 5 • 61 min
By the time an artist or a band makes it to the studio, they’ve spent years perfecting their craft. The songs are written, the music is set, and it’s time to make the hits… All of the technical work sits on the shoulders of the engineer(s). It’s time for…
S2 Ep:5 The Scammy’s… Are Award Shows Rigged?!
Oct 29 • 78 min
By now, we all know that so much of “reality TV” is about as far from reality as Bigfoot, but what about award shows? Are the winners picked in advance? Do fan votes matter? Does talent and artistry play into the equation AT ALL?! Robert and Jake dive…
S2 Ep:4 Elvis Is Alive… & So is Tupac: CONSPIRACIES
Oct 22 • 70 min
From the JFK assasination to the moon landing, we’ve all heard ‘em. Conspiracy theories will live as long as humans do. But what about conspiracies in music? Could some of our favorite and most beloved musicians still walk among us? Jake and Robert dive…
S2 Ep:3 It’s Only Music, Baby… But Not Really
Oct 15 • 56 min
If you have ears that an hear, then you’ve heard music. Even typing that feels ridiculous. We take our ability to hear and enjoy music for granted every day. But you may be SHOCKED to know how, insanely, complex our brains have to be just to simply hear…
S2 Ep:2 But Where Do Song Babies Come From?
Oct 8 • 119 min
It is LITERALLY the MOST important piece of the ENTIRE music industry! THE SONG! You may think it’s as simple as sitting down and writing out your thoughts with a clever rhyme and a nifty melody, but in today’s world, that couldn’t be further from the…
S2 Ep:1 Autotune: It’s Not A Tuna!
Oct 1 • 54 min
It’s become synonymous with the rapper T-Pain. Used in over 90% of all popular music today. It’s used to make parodies of the news, and has been protested by some of the biggest names in the biz. Producers and engineers have been trying to figure out how…
Ep:35 *BONUS EPISODE* I Hear Voices…
Jul 16 • 69 min
Almost all of us enjoy movies or television of some kind, and most are aware that there was a time when films were silent. But do you know why? The ability to record sound was invented before film, however, it was the ability to syncronize the audio and…
Ep:34 Who’s Your Daddy?… And Why It Matters.
May 9 • 66 min
Some of the biggest music stars of our day may have had more than just a “lucky break” to thank for their stardom. The word is “Nepotism”. And it may very well be the reason we know names like Lenny Kravitz and Lady Gaga. Jake and Robert reveal how some…
Ep:33 The “CHRISTIAN” Music Industry? Pt.2
Apr 30 • 46 min
Pt.2 - Maybe you’ve never heard of it. Maybe it’s all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin…
Ep:32 The “CHRISTIAN” Music Industry? Pt.1
Apr 23 • 45 min
Maybe you’ve never heard of it. Maybe it’s all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin Forshaw,…
Ep:31 What Even Is A Record Label Anyway?
Apr 2 • 74 min
We’ve heard them talked about. The coveted “record deal”! In this episode, Robert and Jake unpack what a record label actually is and what their role is in the music industry throughout history as well as today. You may be surprised. Please be sure to…
Ep:30 Fun Fact! (CRAZY)
Mar 26 • 52 min
An unbelievable list of facts surrounding some of the most legendary artists to ever live! Jake and Robert spill some crazy and truly fun facts! It also doesn’t hurt that Robert is tripping on cold medicine… Check out the list we referenced on Priximus!…
Ep:29 The Voice?
Mar 19 • 79 min
American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, The Voice… Chances are, you’ve seen at least one of these talent competitions. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make it all happen? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder if…
Ep:28 Analog vs Digital… FIGHT!
Mar 12 • 68 min
Fight to the DEATH! Which is better??? More importantly, WHY?! In this episode of #TurnedUp, Jake and Robert break it down to the nitty gritty on the differences between analog and digital mediums, as well as the recording processes and why one of them…
Ep:27 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.2
Mar 5 • 58 min
If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of…
Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.1
Feb 26 • 37 min
If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of…
Ep:25 Kayfabe - What Do You Mean It’s Not Real?
Feb 19 • 58 min
So, at this point in the game, we all know that there’s a lot of funny business going on in the music “business”. Players aren’t really playing, singers arent really singing…. but do we really care? Kayfabe: “The suspension of disbelief.” And does that…
Ep:24 You Got Your Band Name WHERE?!
Feb 12 • 79 min
When we hear names like AC/DC or Led Zepplin, we all have a certain song or image that comes to mind. Have you ever stopped to think about where some of our favorite bands got there names? You will be surprised at how cool, and in some cases, how UN-cool…
Ep:23 Super Bowl - Halftime Laugh Time
Feb 5 • 40 min
We associate halftime shows with the latest and greatest artists of the day, performing their hearts out to hundreds of millions of fans, worldwide. But the Super Bowl halftime has QUITE the humble beginning. Dive in with Jake and Robert and hear how a…
Ep:22 Anomalous Anomalies In Sound
Jan 29 • 64 min
Have you ever looked at the clouds and noticed a familiar face or your favorite animal? Have you ever been listening to someone talk, and you SWORE you heard them say something completely different than what they actually said? This is your brain trying…
Ep:21 No Wonder! Or is it???
Jan 24 • 43 min
One and done is the name of this game. The wonderful world of one hit wonders. Spanning 60 years, Robert and Jake will take you through a slew of incredibly popular songs whose performers you may have never even heard of. It takes a little bit of talent…
Ep:20 You Want The Truth? You can’t handle The Truth!
Jan 15 • 49 min
Did you know that songwriters don’t “sell” songs? How much DOES it actually pay to have a #1 on the Billboard charts? Does fame mean money or money mean fame? Prepare to have your mind BLOWN in this episode as Jake and Robert spill the beans on some of…
Ep:19 Studio Magic!
Jan 8 • 39 min
We all know there are things that happen in the studio that we don’t necessarily know about. With modern technology, we can make just about anything sound like anything else we want it to sound like. In this episode, Jake and Robert share some of the…
Ep:18 That Song Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Jan 1 • 37 min
Have we been singing songs to our children about beheaddings and war machines and didn’t even know it? What about your favorite song? Could it really be about stalking your neighbor or even communism?! This week, Jake and Robert uncover the true meaning…
Ep:17 Bet You Didn’t Know Ho Ho
Dec 18, 2017 • 38 min
“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells….” Bet you didn’t know that’s not originally a Christmas song at all! And what the heck is figgy pudding, and why are these people so insistant on getting some?! Listen to Robert and Jake go deep into the origin and meanings of…
Ep:16 Can They Hear Me Now?
Dec 11, 2017 • 48 min
99% of you listening to this podcast have a smartphone. Have you ever thought about wether it may be listening to you? How about opening up an app like facebook and seeing an advertisement for a product you were just having a conversation about? Hmmmm……
Ep:15 How To Make A #1 Hit Song - Tell Me
Dec 4, 2017 • 74 min
Ever wondered how a song becomes a hit? Is there some special secret? A magical equation written into the fabric of every #1 song? Robert and Jake take you deep into the steps taken for a Billboard chart topping hit, from song idea to the top of the…
Ep:14 Funny Business - The Best & Worst Of…
Nov 27, 2017 • 13 min
Robert and Jake take a break from the norm and present you with a special gift…. Enjoy! Listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Stitcher Radio PodBean Twitter: @TurnedUpPodcast Instagram: @TurnedUpPodcast Facebook:…
Ep:13 Muppets to Music - Guy Gilchrist
Nov 21, 2017 • 25 min
Robert and Jake sit down with the legendary cartoonist, author, and animator, Guy Gilchrist, as he talks about what it took for him to go from doodling at his mother’s cafe as a child to becoming world renown for his work with The Muppets, Teenage Mutant…
Ep:12 Frankie MIDAS Muniz (Celebrities Who Jam)
Nov 13, 2017 • 55 min
You know him best as Malcolm In The Middle, Agent Cody Banks, and most recently from Dancing With The Stars, but DID YOU KNOW that Hollywood actor, Frankie Muniz, is not only a very talented drummer, but has had incredible success as a touring musician…
Ep:11 Foley Cow! SOUND FX
Nov 6, 2017 • 48 min
The devil is in the details! Especially when it comes to what we hear in our favorite movies and TV shows, and that’s EXACTLY what we’re talking to Emmy Award winning Foley artist, Gregg Barbanell, about this week. He’s worked on shows/films like The…
Ep:11 Effects of FX, The Walking Dead Much? [PREVIEW]
Oct 30, 2017 • 4 min
Robert and Jake are taking a week to catch their breath and get ready for a HUGE interview! Listen to see who it is and how you can be involved in this one! Listen and subscribe! And don’t forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Stitcher Radio PodBean…
Ep:10 Scott [Freakin’] Hamilton (Music In Sports)
Oct 23, 2017 • 49 min
Whether it was taking 1st place in the world championships 4 times in a row, or taking the gold in the Olympics, world famous figure skater, Scott Hamilton knows a thing or two about success in the face of adversity. Through all of his greatest…
Ep:9 UnderCOVER
Oct 16, 2017 • 64 min
So, you have a favorite song by your favorite band, right?! What if…. that song is not actually by that band at all? We’re talking BIG SONGS. Songs you know well! Prepare to have your mind blown! In this episode, Robert and Jake sit down with Nixon of the…
Ep:8 “Sounds” Good To Me
Oct 9, 2017 • 39 min
You’ve probably heard the medleys. The same four chords and a plethora of songs. This is no mistake, nor is it actually that much of a mystery. 1-5-6-4 is the magic formula that SO many of our popular songs today use to create the soundscape that shapes…
Ep:7 Oops… BIG Mistake
Oct 2, 2017 • 48 min
You’ve heard the songs a thousand times. How did you miss these? Better question, how did the musicians, producers, engineers, and record label miss them too! Spanning from the late 50’s right up to this year, listen as Robert and Jake share some huge…
Ep:6 Jingles… Not The Bells
Sep 25, 2017 • 40 min
“Like a good neighbor…” “I’m stuck on Band-Aid brand ‘cause bandaids…” “Mommy wow! I’m a…” “I love the fishes ‘cause they’re so delicious…” “Gimme a break! Gimme a break! Break me off a piece…” You can probably finish AT LEAST one of these. Robert and…
Ep:5 #TourLife
Sep 19, 2017 • 85 min
Touring… Is it as glamorous as you think??? Robert and Jake sit down with Florida Georgia Line’s very own Tyler Chiarelli and discuss the ups and downs of life on the road. What do touring musicians eat? Where do they sleep? How do they cope with the…
Ep:4 Sound… It’s Weird
Sep 11, 2017 • 48 min
Do you know how fast sound is? Do you know how they KNOW how fast it is? Do you know who owns the song “Happy Birthday To You”? Did you know that music actually affects how plants grow?! Jake Jones and Robert Venable dive into some interesting and strange…
Ep:3 Who Is Caller #7?
Sep 4, 2017 • 63 min
Robert and Jake get their hands dirty as they spill the beans on radio as we know it, sitting down with 25yr radio veteran, Duffy Moon of the Rooney & Moon Brodcasting fame. “Pre-recordedness” is the word of the day when it comes to radio shows, top 40…
Ep:2 Samples, Loops, & Thieves
Aug 28, 2017 • 37 min
We’ve all heard it. They call it “The most famous 6 seconds in all of music.” The “Amen Break” is iconic, and you’ve likeley never heard OF it. Listen as Robert and Jake walk through the evolution of sampling, and how the music industry has reacted to it.…
Ep:1 Music, It’s All Fake
Aug 19, 2017 • 71 min
Singer/songwriter, Justin Holman (Revis/Holman), and drummer/producer, Lester Estelle (Kelly Clarkson/Neal McCoy/Jacob Whitesides/Pillar) join us as we explore just how deep the deception goes when it comes to the sounds we hear in music and film. iTunes…