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Mark Ronson, Tony Visconti, Bob Power & Carter Matschullat Join Reality Check

NEW YORK: An all-star producers panel will address the unprecedented challenges posed by today’s roiling music industry at next week’s 127th AES Convention.
Budgets have shrunk, retail is on life support, studios are evaporating, audiences are taking music at will … And yet resolute professionals continue to make records for a living. How are they doing it? How are they getting paid? In a world where the CD has become an artists’ ‘business card,’ how will producers and mixers derive participatory income? Are studio professionals being left out of the so-called 360 deals?

Friday, October 9, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Producing Across Generations: New Challenges, New Solutions-Making Records for Next to Nothing in the 21st Century: Moderated by independent producer/mixer Nicholas Sansano (NYU)and indie producer/engineer Jesse

Lauter (James Blood Ulmer, Smokey Hormel) – This panel joins a group of rising young producers and seasoned vets in a freewheeling discussion about empowerment and controlling their own destiny.

Mark Ronson (Ghostface Killah, Kanye West, Bob Dylan); Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Moody Blues, T. Rex); Bob Power (Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, The Roots) and Carter Matschullat (Mason Proper, Bad Veins, Aberdeen City) will dig into the pivotal issues facing industry professionals.

The 127th AES Convention will be held at NY’s Javits Convention Center Oct. 9 – 12, 2009. For a comprehensive Calendar of Events click on:

Photo: AES panel participant, Mark Ronson


The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit