Tag Archives: Business

SPARS honors Chris Stone as recipient of the 2012 SPARS Legacy Award

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, during the AES / SPARS Joint Student Section party, the SPARS Board of Directors bestowed its highest honor, the 2012 SPARS Legacy Award, on one of the recording industry’s most revered and respected luminaries, Chris S… Continue reading

SPARS Spotlights Women’s Audio Mission | Q&A with Terri Winston

We recently sat down with Terri Winston, Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Audio Mission, to find out more about the organization. WAM is one of the participating groups along with AES, the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) and Manhatt… Continue reading

SPARS ends fiscal year with successful events, increased membership and participation

SPARS ended its 2011-2012 fiscal year recently, producing several well attended and successful events. In addition, the 33 year old recording association experienced an increase in membership, newsletter subscriptions, as well as social media participa… 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

Slideshow from A Talk with Joe Chicarelli now available at the SPARS Site

The audio from the talk with Joe Chicarelli at NAMM 2012 Studio Summit held on January 21, 2012 is available as a three-part slideshow. Joe was interviewed for an hour by Tom Kenny, editor of Mix Magazine covering topics from how Joe works with artists… Continue reading

The 4 Ups of Recording Studio Customer Service

It is easy to get caught up in talking about gear and technical details, but it is important to remember that first and foremost, recording studios must provide excellent customer service.  Many valuable lessons can be gleaned from the best practices … Continue reading

A Quick Conversation with Joe Tarsia

This year marks a very special moment in the 32-year history of SPARS. The SPARS Board of Directors has selected recording legend Joe Tarsia as the first annual SPARS Legacy Award recipient. Joe was one of the original founders of SPARS in 1979 and t… Continue reading

SPARS completes successful, one-of-a-kind Speed Counseling Session at AES in NY

SPARS recently initiated a new series of SPARS Sessions at the 131st AES convention in NY. One of those sessions was Speed Counseling with Experts – Mentoring Answers for Your Career and was warmly received by some 88 individual attendees that compri… Continue reading

The NEW market – are you up to the challenge?

Our industry has changed. The old rules do not work. Everything is upside down. The industry has decentralized, but what has been happening in our industry has already happened or is taking place in the computer, printing, film and video markets – it’s… Continue reading

The SPARS Vision

Re-definition and change are constants in the world, most certainly including the music industry and the world of professional audio.  Accordingly, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) is in the process of reviewing and resett… Continue reading