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Soundcore Stories

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At Soundcore we know that music is an integral part of your life. But, what does it really take to make it in the music industry, let alone create a song? From creative artists and audio engineers, through to the masterminds of music streaming, they all have a story to tell. Soundcore Stories, in partnership with MusiCares®, brings you an insider’s perspective on the inspiring journeys of the people behind the music
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From studying to work at NASA to x7 Grammy Winning Engineer with Brian Vibberts
Brian has worked with some of the top-selling artists of all time including Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Billy Joel. Over his career, Brian has received 272 Grammy nominations. This week we breakdown what it's like hopping from session to session across different genres and projects and how to handle the pressure of working with some of the world's biggest artists and some of the world's most famous franchises.
01:17:39
March 21, 2022
A day in the life of a GRAMMY award winning university lecturer
This week, we had the opportunity to chat with Simon Gogerly, a GRAMMY Award-winning audio engineer from the UK. Simon has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest artists in the world such as U2, Paloma Faith, No Doubt, and Massive Attack. We spoke to Simon about what his career had been like from the 80's till now in terms of music and technological changes, and also what life is like now as a university lecturer. 
47:40
March 07, 2022
How I recorded Greta Van Fleet with GRAMMY winning engineer Alex Pasco
This week, we caught up with Alex Pasco, a 5-time GRAMMY Award-winning audio engineer. We spoke to Alex about working on Greta Van Fleet's second album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate". We discuss some of the wild techniques he used to capture sound, and how the band pushed him to achieve new highs and their vision. We also talk about his studio setup and why he works using both Digital and Analog hardware, plus the current innovations in audio that excite him.
51:26
February 21, 2022
How To Become A YouTuber with Antwan Richardson
Ever wondered what it takes to start a successful YouTube career? Listen as tech Antwan Richardson tells his story and gives us an inside look at what it takes to make it big as a tech influencer on YouTube. 
43:18
February 08, 2022
#AskMeAnything with 7x GRAMMY winner Buck Snow
Buck is a multi-GRAMMY award-winning engineer. He got his start in one of the world’s top recording and mixing facilities where he has worked on all types of audio production and gained extensive experience in working with audio in both music and film. Listen as he answers questions from the Soundcore community and reveals some of his top tips.
35:34
January 25, 2022
Meet Danny Gruff
This week we speak to Danny Gruff who is currently producing and recording Dave Gile's new album at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios! Listen now and find out how the preparation has been so far and what it’s like progressing into music production since the pandemic.
44:06
January 10, 2022
How I raised £50,000 to record an album at Abbey Road studios during a pandemic
In this week's episode, Sean caught up with independent artist Dave Giles and his journey to record his album at Abbey Road studios and found out how close he is to his goal of raising £50,000 to make it happen! We also speak to Dave about how he uses his Liberty earbuds to check on his mixes and how life has been as an independent musician over the last 2 years during the pandemic. This was episode was recorded as part of our week of live events across Soundcore's social channels.
48:03
December 13, 2021
How to go viral on TikTok with GRAMMY winning producer Philip Larsen
Not only has Philip Larsen won a GRAMMY for his work with Kylie Minogue and been the mastermind behind some of the biggest Katy Perry remixes, but he also has had over 3 billion streams on TikTok. Listen and learn as Sean sits down with Philip and finds out what it's like to have a song of yours blow up on TikTok and how it can affect your career.
46:22
November 29, 2021
Has streaming negatively impacted the music industry? With GRAMMY winning engineer Ignacio Molino
This week, Sean sits down with 5-time GRAMMY winning engineer Ignacio Molino. In this packed episode, Ignacio teaches Sean how to write a Latin-infused pop song and they discuss the crossover potential between different styles of music. They also have a very frank discussion about how music streaming may have a negative effect on music, due to the fact it’s becoming harder for artists, engineers, producers, and labels to make any money from the art they create.
54:07
November 15, 2021
Painting a picture with sound with GRAMMY winning audio engineer Cassidy Turbin
This week, Sean sits down with Cassidy Turbin, a 5-time GRAMMY winning audio producer who has worked with artists such as Beck, Storefront Church, Miya Folick, Dwight Yoakam, and Tashaki Miyaki. Cassidy is also one of the audio producers who collaborated with Soundcore on both Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty 3 Pro. Cassidy talks about how he achieves #GoldenSound and the developments in both the music industry and technology world that help that goal. Listen and learn more about the challenges both engineers and artists have when it comes to picking music that you like versus whatever comes your way because you need to make a living.
49:53
November 02, 2021
Life in the studio with GRAMMY winning audio engineer Shaan Singh
Joining us for the second episode of our #GoldenSound Edition of Soundcore Stories is Shaan Singh, a Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Mixer, and Producer based in Los Angeles. Shaan has worked with some of the biggest and most popular artists in the world right now, including Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Janelle Monae, and many more. He also won a Record of the Year GRAMMY Award in 2018 for his work on “This Is America” by Childish Gambino. 
26:53
October 18, 2021
From GRAMMY winner to becoming an entrepreneur with Krish Sharma
In the first of our #GoldenSound Edition episode, we’re sitting down with Krish Sharma, an audio producer who has won 2 GRAMMYs for his work with Ziggy Marley and the Rolling Stones. He’s also worked with Soundcore on both the Liberty 2 Pro and Liberty 3 Pro true wireless earbuds. In this episode, we sat down with Krish to talk about the state of the music industry, and how his company, BYGMusic, helps with the financial well-being of grassroots musicians. He also reveals some of his favorite moments throughout his career, what makes the perfect earbuds and what working with Soundcore means to him.
29:26
October 11, 2021
What Would You Ask a Liberty Series Product Manager?
If you’ve been a fan of the Liberty Series, you may have questions about Soundcore’s most popular music-centered true wireless earbuds. What better way to get them answered by the product manager himself, Ivan. Join us this week and listen as he answers some questions put forward from the Soundcore community.
24:34
October 04, 2021
How music therapy can make a big impact on your life
We talk to singer-songwriter Bryde to talk about using music therapy and meditation to be at peace with your work. We also discuss how music affects the mind, dealing with competition, and how mental health is at the forefront of everyone's lives.
57:16
September 27, 2021
Manifesting fear and turning it into success
On this episode, we speak to The Collective, a band from the East Midlands in the UK. We delve into their back story and discuss some tough topics like “Does success kill creativity?” and “Does social media affect a person’s ability to grow?”. Check out The Collective here 👉 https://beacons.page/thecollectiveband?fbclid=IwAR0C05ZGZ-_u1e6wqyB93xqJ96ySzo4cj_MZ_RV0lufPmOwxm8oFsLlyfrk
57:55
September 19, 2021
Meet Bluckther
In this week’s episode we sit down with Bluckther, a DJ from Colombia. He takes us behind the scenes of what life as a DJ is really like and we talk about what releasing music with big record labels is really like. Follow him here: https://www.instagram.com/bluckther/
24:17
September 13, 2021
Hearing your music on hit TV shows
Singer-songwriter Anna Pancaldi gives us exclusive insight into how you get your music on hit TV shows and what it’s like writing music for other artists. And, if you’ve wondered what it’s like working with publishing labels or have experienced bad stage fright before performing, Anna’s got some great advice for you.
48:47
September 05, 2021
How classic tracks are turned in house bangers in 2021
What’s it like having a track with over 31 million streams on Spotify? This week, we’re joined by Felix Samuel, a singer, songwriter, and producer from the UK. We chat about songwriting, adapting to the ever changing ways music is consumed, and what exactly goes into remixing and remaking a track. Check out his music here: https://www.instagram.com/felixsamuelmusic/
39:36
August 29, 2021
Rising up in the music industry with Bleam
Ever imagined what it’s like to DJ at clubs and music festivals around the world? This week, we’re joined by Bleam, a DJ and producer from California who has over 20,000 monthly listeners and is a rising star in the world of Deep House music. We talk about how to connect with other artists, staying relevant in the fast-moving music industry, and how traveling influences his music. https://www.instagram.com/bleam/
28:25
August 22, 2021
Ciaran Burgess reveals the secrets of live performances
This week we sat down with Ciaran Burgess from a band called Groomlake. We spoke about what it’s like performing and setting up live shows, plus we dive in and talk about all the behind the scenes tech stuff that he does! Check out his stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/welcometogroomlake/
51:36
August 15, 2021
How social media changed the music industry with Jules Marrison
In this week’s episode, we have mixing and mastering engineer Jules Marrison. He spoke to us about working with musicians and producers to get songs sounding their best. Plus, he shares tips and tricks on how to get your music out there in 2021. Go check out the Collective to get the latest updates about Soundcore 👉 Check out more from Jules  👉  www.greenlabproductions.com
27:15
August 08, 2021
Meet Duvall
Meet Duvall, a member of the electronic music group Disciples. Will had the opportunity to speak to him about his music and upcoming projects. He also  gave advice to aspiring musicians and told us what labels look for in an upcoming artist! You can check him out here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/iamduvall/ Don’t forget to keep updated on all our upcoming podcasts & articles by heading to our Community page 👉 https://soundcore.club/CommunityHome
20:25
August 01, 2021
Meet Able Faces
Meet Able Faces, a duo hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Find out what life is like for this independent Dance/Pop duo made up of brothers Jack and Mark McNeilage, as they talk us through the up's and down's of the music industry and their hopes for 2021.
27:20
July 18, 2021
Coast To Coast: Meet the San Diego Finalists
Get to know the artists on the San Diego team. They chat to us about what it’s like to be in a team with people you don’t know, why it’s tough being so close to LA, their messages to the other teams, and what their plans are for the remainder of 2021.
29:39
June 21, 2021
Coast To Coast: Meet Dax
This week we sat down with Dax, one of the biggest independent artists in the world right now, that has amassed millions of views and is currently one of the Coast to Coast Captains. Find out how Dax discovered poetry, what leaving a career in basketball to pursue music was like, challenges he’s faced, plus so much more.
27:23
June 14, 2021
Coast To Coast: Meet the Florida Finalists
On the second episode of our Coast to Coast mini-series, we’re meeting the Florida Team! Sean & Will got to know the members of the team, find out how they’re feeling about the Coast To Coast competition, their messages to the other teams, and more!
24:38
June 06, 2021
Putting in your 10,000 hours w. Gsnaps
After a live NYE performance at the Bellagio, and millions of YouTube views later, Gsnaps defines the work ethic of “putting in your 10,000 hours.” Sit back and learn more about her journey as an independent artist and what's coming up next for her... 
44:30
May 31, 2021
Ask Me Anything w. The Life Headphone Product Manager
This week go behind-the-scenes with Soundcore’s product design team—specifically the people behind the Life series of headphones. Listen in as Dorothy, Soundcore’s Brand Manager, and Christy, our  **Life**  Series Product Manager answer questions from the Soundcore community!
32:01
April 18, 2021
How to create the perfect remix with GRAMMY winning DJ Cedric Gervais
Are you sad? Is it summertime? No and no!? Who cares coz we’ve got just the cure for any bad mood: Cedric’s world-renowned remix of “Summertime Sadness.” Listen as Cedric breaks down his iconic remix and what life is really like as a GRAMMY winning international DJ.
49:04
April 13, 2021
From high school to Hollywood with Daya
Do you remember when you were in high school and dreamed of making it big as a singer? Or ever wondered what it would be like getting over a billion streams on a track with The Chainsmokers and winning a #GRAMMY? Listen now to find out Daya's journey through music!
46:43
March 25, 2021
The science of bluegrass with The Infamous Stringdusters
On this episode of our star-studded season of #SoundcoreStories, we sit down with The Infamous Stringdusters to discuss their GRAMMY win, life on the road, and the science behind the improvisational and performative style known as bluegrass.
33:47
March 07, 2021
Shaping the Sound Of A Generation w. Romesh Dodangoda
Romesh Dodangoda is a GRAMMY nominated producer from South Wales, who has worked with some of the biggest names in rock and metal, including Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon and Bullet For My Valentine. Find out how he manages to capture that raw exciting energy from some of the biggest names in the rock world and the story behind the online music community he has set up in his spare time to help emerging musicians!
42:13
March 07, 2021
Art vs Commerce...What's more important? 2-time GRAMMY artist Lecrae reveals all
We sat down with hip-hop luminary Lecrae to discuss a wide range of topics including his GRAMMY wins and also his recent nominations and upcoming projects; all the way up to Marvel superheroes and Valentine’s Day life hacks. 
35:33
February 16, 2021
Overcoming stage fright with 2-time GRAMMY winning artist Colbie Caillat
How do you go from Myspace to a 2-time GRAMMY winning artist? Colbie Caillat joins us on this week’s episode where we discuss songwriting, inspiration, and getting over stage fright.
36:06
February 10, 2021
What it's really like recording The Rolling Stones
Krish Sharma is a 2- Time GRAMMY winning producer who has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Ziggy Marley to name a few. He also started a company, called BYGMusic, to help with the financial well-being of music artists.  Listen now as Krish takes us back through some of his fondest recording memories, but also his latest work, including his involvement with Liberty Air 2 Pro.
42:45
February 05, 2021
How MusiCares® is a shining light in music's darkest hour
As a music-loving brand, Soundcore has partnered with MusiCares® to support artists in need of assistance. Through its COVID relief program, MusiCares® has served 24,000 people with over $22 million dollars in aid. Debbie Caroll, Vice President of MusiCares® explains more.
39:42
January 24, 2021
The best music you’ve never heard with LÜM CEO Max Fergus
In our commitment to support grassroots musicians, we’ve integrated LÜM - an ad-free music streaming service for emerging artists - directly into the Soundcore app. LÜM CEO, Max Fergus, reveals all.
31:32
January 13, 2021
Backstage with the Collective
In our round up episodes of Season 1, Sean and Lawrence sit down with Hannah from the Soundcore Collective as she shares her  experiences of working at Soundcore and the Anker brands, and provides her thoughts on #AudioEscape.
19:59
December 15, 2020
Soundcore’s Head of Brand Reveals ALL About The #AudioEscape
Sean and Lawrence sit down with, Ching, Soundcore’s Head of Brand, to find out what #AudioEscape means, why you won’t want to miss it, and what the future of Soundcore looks like.
24:25
December 14, 2020
Music & YouTube With Crew 54
After their energy filled #SoundcoreSessions we caught up with Eric and G, aka Crew 54 for a chat about their life in the music world and how they came to meet each other. Eric also gives us an insight into his YouTube channel.
48:32
December 06, 2020
Ask Me Anything with Grammy Winning Audio Producers | #SoundcoreSundays
Earlier in the week we asked all our fans across social media, if you could ask a Grammy winning audio producer ANYTHING...what would it be? Join us as we listen to 8 x Grammy Award Winning Audio Producer Darrell Thorp, and 4 x Grammy Award Winning Audio Producer Alex Pasco answer your questions! 
54:16
November 29, 2020
Thanksgiving Special!
This week we're joined by two members of the Soundcore Collective for a Thanksgiving special. Sit back and enjoy as we discuss their favorite Soundcore products, how they discovered the Soundcore community.
30:51
November 22, 2020
Mixing Movies & Music | #SoundcoreSundays
Buck Snow is a 7 time Grammy Winning Engineer who also endorsed the Liberty 2 Pro earbuds. Listen this week as we talk to him about his journey and love for audio, and how he's transitioned from not only working with some of the biggest artists in the world, but now how he's using his talent in the movie world!
43:59
November 15, 2020
The Life Of An Opera Singer | #SoundcoreSundays
Ever wondered what it would be like to sing in front of the British Royal family? Or perhaps THE best Disney song to sing in the shower? Wonder No more as we sit down with Lauren Joyanne Morris and take a look at the journey of becoming an Opera singer.
35:49
November 08, 2020
From Grassroots Musician to Platinum Selling Producer...
Jamie has been a professional songwriter, record producer and musician for almost ten years now, and in that time has worked with a wealth of talent both signed and unsigned, accumulated worldwide chart successes and achieved platinum selling records.
42:38
November 01, 2020
Mixing Grammy Records and Massaging Artist Egos
Riley Mackin is the mastermind Grammy-Winning Engineer behind 2018 hit, “This is America”, but what really happens behind the records? Put your earbuds in as Riley reveals all from the recording studio.
34:52
October 25, 2020
Rowing Across The Atlantic
Atlantic Antics are rowing across the ocean in world-record time, testing the limits of their friendship, physical strength, and most importantly, their playlist.
35:33
October 18, 2020
Becoming an Artist In The Tech World
This week we speak to Collin Chan, a long time friend of Anker & Soundcore. Collin talks to us about his life as an artist and his journey from studying and developing his skills and the struggle to be noticed, to now working with some of the top names in the tech industry using his unique skills.
34:44
October 05, 2020
Launching Albums Under Lockdown
This week Sean spoke with Grassroots Musician Danny Gruff. Danny spoke to Sean about how his year has been so far, what it’s been like releasing an album during a global pandemic and not being able to hit the road and promote it. They also touch on the impact it’s having on the music industry and Danny gives some advice for those aspiring musicians who are in a similar position right now.
28:54
September 27, 2020
From Armed Forces to Audiophile
If you know anything about Antwan Richardson aka Just' Doin Life, and his various audio, tech and life-related YouTube channels, you know he’s a super down to earth guy and someone that always gives everything 100%. But, what you might not know is what Antwan was doing before YouTube, and how close he was to going down a very different path in life.
25:42
September 23, 2020
El Jefe’s Essential YouTube Tips
Sean & Lawrence got the opportunity to sit down with the YouTube master himself, Jeff of El Jefe Reviews. Jeff took us through his back story, how he got into YouTube, and shared his essential YouTube tips for any of you who are thinking of getting into video content creation.
27:60
September 21, 2020
Producing Music in the Age of Covid
If you’re using Liberty 2 Pro or Liberty Air 2 via the Soundcore app, you would have spotted a Grammy Winning Engineer listening profile by the name of Ignacio Molino. Ignacio Molino, or Nacho as his friends call him, winner of 5 Grammy awards, sat down with Lawrence to have a chat on producing music in the age of Covid
38:02
September 21, 2020
Life in the Top 40 as a Pop Rock Band
Ever wondered what it’s like to live like a rockstar? Or to self manage your own band in every step of the process? Well wonder no more, because our admin and resident musician, Sean, paired up with his brother Dean to give you all the details of what life is like when you’re touring the world with hit songs.
30:31
September 12, 2020
Welcome
Lawrence & Sean sat down for a face to face chat to formally introduce Soundcore Collective 2.0!  Watch this space, because eventually these chats will become a regular feature.
17:06
September 12, 2020