L-R: Songwriters Larry, Rodney and Alphonso Mizell (co-composers of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and “ABC!”); moderator Karl Injex; Grammy-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox (Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey) and producer Maes- tro (Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, The Game) at Doppler Studios.
Speaking of Red Bull, in addition to owning a recording studio, the soft-drink company also sponsors the Red Bull Music Academy, a music-industry workshop designed to teach and encourage aspiring DJs, songwriters, artists, producers and engineers. The program regularly takes this show on the road to different recording studios, each time incorporating aspects of local culture and music life into the program. The Academy recently visited Doppler Studios (Atlanta), where pros convened with student participants. Other happenings at Doppler include sessions with Usher, produced by KP and engineered by Ian Cross, with assistance from Zach Steele and Michael Hastie…Producer Henry Golis recorded musicians Charlie McCoy, D.J. Fontana, Mike Leech and vocalists The Jordanaires at Merit Studios (Nashville). Tom Pick engineered…Castle Recording Studio (Franklin, TN) proudly announced that numerous CMT Award-winning artists had recorded their projects at Castle this year. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson and the Carter Twins all recorded at the famed studio known to be a former hideout for Al Capone during the 1930s.
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