Monthly Archives: May 2012

SPARS spotlights Web design and hosting company, JazzCorner

Over two years ago when SPARS decided to redesign their web presence, the 33 year old recording association had the good fortune to be introduced to Lois Gilbert and Bryan Davis with JazzCorner. Lois and Bryan worked with SPARS to … Continue reading

SPARS member Welcome to 1979 announces dates for Tape Camp in Chicago at Wall to Wall Recording

Nashville based SPARS member Welcome to 1979 has announced the dates for their next highly sought after Tape Camp. The sessions, sponsored by Vintage King and taught by Welcome to 1979 co-owner, Chris Mara, are slated for July 7-9, 2012 … Continue reading

EARS Chicago features Phil Ramone at May Meeting at Shure Headquarters

EARS Chicago recently honored iconic engineer, producer, and music legend Phil Ramone during the recording group’s April meeting. The event was held at the Shure Theater in Niles, Illinois on May 3, 2012 in collaboration with Columbia College.Cate… Continue reading

SPARS member Dallas Audio Post hosts grand opening of new 10,000 sq. ft. facility

SPARS member Dallas Audio Post will be hosting an open house on May 17, 2012 from 5:30-9:00 PM at their new 10,000 square foot facility located on the Northwest side of 635 and I-35 in the North Dallas area.  The new facility … Continue reading

EARS Chicago features Phil Ramone at May meeting at Shure Headquarters

EARS Chicago recently honored iconic engineer, producer, and music legend Phil Ramone during the recording group’s April meeting. The event was held at the Shure Theater in Niles, Illinois on May 3, 2012 in collaboration with Columbia College. The many attendees enjoyed … Continue reading

SPARS spotlights new member Wire Road Studios

Wire Road Studios, Houston’s newest full-service recording facility, features world-class studios designed by the renowned Russ Berger Design Group of Dallas, Texas. Wire Road Studios design objective was to ensure that the layout and acoustics would set a new standard for the Houston recording … Continue reading

Music Connection | Weekly Bulletin | May 9, 2012

    May 9, 2012 Make your contests worth something: “The best contests ask [fans] to do something creative instead of raffling it away. That’s fun. Like, what about a contest where there was a poster that you could print … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Don’t Think

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… WHAT ARE U SO AFRAID OF? (Read time 0:57) FEAR is the most crippling malady for all artists & entrepreneurs. It hastens doubt, prevents change, stalls growth, clouds choices, … Continue reading

Industry Pro Mark Spiwak, Manager of SPARS member West LA Music, passes

Long time music icon, Mark Spiwak died May 5, 2012 from a pulmonary embolism while recuperating at the hospital from kidney surgery. Mark began his career in the retail music products industry at West LA Music in 1978, where he … Continue reading

SPARS member Airshow to host Bluegrass Open House and Jam

This Sunday – Bluegrass Open House and Jam Airshow Takoma Park is hosting a Bluegrass Open House and Jam this Sunday, May 6th from 1-5 p.m. Meet our Senior Mastering Engineer from Nashville, Randy LeRoy. Also in attendance will be our Chief … Continue reading