[EPISODE] Highs & Lows In The Recording Industry
In this episode we will learn about the rise of Pod Noise, a state of the art recording studio in Midtown, how they were kicked out of their space, and what it’s like to rebound in the face of major obstacles with my guest Dan Lapidus!
Jeremiah starts this week by introducing his new guest Danny Lapidus, and the two start out bt talking about how they both got into music. Danny talks about his background in music and what it was like to grow up in a musical family. Jeremiah talks about music and school and how you should be learning both inside school and outside of a school setting. Danny talks about how the school let him use recording studios and realizing that you have to know what the rules are in order to break them.
Jeremiah talks about the music that he grew up around and how he would try and emulate who he was listening to. Jeremiah asks Danny how he started to make his own stuff– and how that started playing gigs on Bleeker street. Danny also talks about how he started working with kids, and playing kids music during the day. He talks about the shift from being a “rock guy” to eventually starting a children’s music band called, Hot Peas and Butter. Danny talks about the “top” people he’s recorded with, including Sara Bareilles.
Jeremiah talks about his own album and saying yes to so many things. Danny talks about feeling like he’s “three different businesses” doing three different things that all intersect. Danny continues about working TV/film and tracks and producing and mixing. He also mentions the difference between TV and working on a score for a movie. Jeremiah talks about balancing all of your passions, and Danny says that you’re really only as good as your last mix. Danny talks about losing the building that had his recording studio, Pod Noise, in it.
Jeremiah comes on and talks all things leases and landlords in New York City. Danny talks about never being done with the “hustle” and finding a new space to record bands. Danny continues about paying more for a small room, but getting new clients and being able to not fall off the map. Danny talks about the struggle of the recording industry, when people can make incredible albums in their bedrooms.