Greetings and thanks for taking the time to check out this, episode number 10 of the Dance Music Consultant Podcast. My name is John Parker and I started this podcast to give you some insight on the wonderful world of dance music. We’ve got a great interview coming up that you aren’t going to want to miss coming up but right now, it’s time to jump into this weeks Top News Stories:
Let’s start off with a list of the just announced Grammy Nominees:
Best Dance Recording
1) THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
2) SWEET NOTHING Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
3) NEED U (100%) Duke Dumont
4) ATMOSPHERE Kaskade
5) CLARITY Zedd Featuring Foxes
Best Dance/Electronica Album
1) 18 MONTHS Calvin Harris
2) RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES Daft Punk
3) SETTLE Disclosure
4) ATMOSPHERE Kaskade
5) A COLOR MAP OF THE SUN Pretty Lights
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
1) IF I LOSE MYSELF (ALESSO VS. ONEREPUBLIC) Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
2) DAYS TURN INTO NIGHTS (ANDY CALDWELL REMIX) Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
3) SUMMERTIME SADNESS (CEDRIC GERVAIS REMIX) Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)
4) LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN (SULTAN + NED SHEPARD REMIX) Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
5) ONE LOVE/PEOPLE GET READY (PHOTEK REMIX) Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)
Head over to Grammys.com for more information and a complete list of nominees. The Grammys will be awarded Sunday Jan 26th.
Winter Music Conference nomination process has begun
The Nomination process has started for the International Dance Music Awards. That’s the awards that are given out at the Winter Music Conference. Go there and vote for your favorite dance artists, djs, labels and you can even nominate this program in the Podcast category. Go to WinterMusic Conference.com for a ballot.
Thomas Chau leaves AOL Radio
Thomas Chau released a Facebook post on Wednesday saying that it was his last day at AOL Radio. He was responsible for overseeing the programming of over 200 online stations. Thomas was at AOL for more than 9 years. He’s a really great guy and programmer and I’m hoping that someone is smart enough to bring him onboard to help their company quickly. If you want to reach out to Thomas you can find him on Facebook.com/TOMCHAU or on Twitter at TomChau.
And that’s going to do it for the news this week.
This week I had a chance to talk with Will Calder, APD/MD as well as doing production at Power 96 in Miami. He’ll talk about how a guy from Wisconsin wound up in radio in NYC and now Miami. We also talk about his experience with his former internet station, iParty radio. And about the workload that radio station employees are now under and why he’s a tough guy to get a hold of.
Pick Hit of the Week:
This weeks song comes in from RCA/Republic Records. Here’s a little sample of “Elastic Heart” by Sia featuring the Weekend and it’s my Pick Hit of the Week.
And that’s going to do it for this episode of the Dance Music Consultant, I’d like to thank Will Calder for coming on the show and giving us some insight on radio.