Sunday, May 20, 2018

Lyle Greenfield

Friday, May. 18, 2018

This e.dition contains the first “Earwitness with Lyle Greenfield,” a podcast brought to you by SHOOT and Bang Music. Greenfield is the founder of Bang Music and past president of the Association of Music Producers (...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

As the world learned a few days ago, scientists have discovered an entirely new, previously unknown organ in the human body.  This astonishing discovery (We missed noticing a major organ?  Oops!), covered in news outlets worldwide (click...

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

I’m not a hater.  Ok, sure, I won’t be lining up for tickets to Sir Elton’s final final tour.  All right, yea, James Corden, so charming-super-enthusiastic blah blah, but enough.  Hmm…that does sound a bit like "hating."  Never mind.

Ratings for the 60th annual Grammy Awards on CBS...

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

I’m sitting here alone at the bar in The Smith, about to order dinner.  Don’t want to feel like a loser sitting by himself, so I check my iPhone, like there will be crucial messages and updates requiring my response.  But no texts, no emails.  This sucks.  Everyone else is speed typing with...

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

Not sure it makes sense to say that I “ran into” my colleague from back in the day on YouTube, but that’s sort of how it happened.  Bob Power was an engineer, producer, musician and composer, often working out of Calliope studios in Midtown, which was Bang’s “crash pad” in the early 90s.  That’s...

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

I was flailing a bit, trying to figure out what the next column might be about when my partner Brian suggested, “How about Kidz Bop?”  To which I replied, “What the hell is Kidz Bop?”  “Look it up,” he deadpanned.  Brian has two beautiful little girls, ages 5 and 9.

So, turns out that...

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

As the world knows, I’m a liberal.  Social and fiscal.  So, for like-minded citizens these are not easy times.  You’ve seen me talking to myself on the street, in the subway.  Don’t be concerned—I’ll be fine.  Just wanted to establish the context. From the immigration ban to defunding Planned...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Late last summer I had the great pleasure of seeing the premiere of the documentary “Score,” written and directed by Matt Schrader
 

It’s a wholly...

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

If someone could apply an icepack to my forehead for a few minutes, that would be great.  I’m not sure what I’m feeling just now, about the state of music in our culture at this moment.  The state of our culture in general.  Just feeling slightly dizzy.

I think it’s in my nature to try to...

Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016

SHOOT’s Earwitness author Lyle Greenfield has departed from the regular format of the column this month to bring you a special panel discussion with six music production executives. Organizing and moderating the panel, Lyle posed the following questions:

  • In this time of
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