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Audio Talks

Audio Talks. A podcast on all things audio presented to you by HARMAN and our family of audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. Host Oisin Lunny, music journalist and audio enthusiast, will interview expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to discuss the power of music and audio in all its facets. New episode bi-weekly every Thursday.

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A walk through music history with Raul Gonzalez & Mark Gander

75 years of JBLJBL has been powering epic events and festivals for the past 75 years. With this episode we celebrate 75 Years of JBL and its deep heritage in pop music culture as we speak to two JBL legends: Mark Gander, former Director of JBL Technology and known as the "JBL Guru" & Raul Gonzalez, Senior Applications Engineer for Performance Audio at HARMAN. Oisin Lunny explores their personal highlights working for JBL, how JBL has shaped music history over the years and what it was like to record with Les Paul. Tune in! Talking about: JBL 75th Anniversary Giveaway: https://www.instagram.com/p/CP-cx2Kphxu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Our Audio Talks Playlist Make Music Day Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

59mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Medical Grade Music for Mental Health

with Aifric Lennon & Tom MiddletonIs the world ready for medical grade music? Welcome Tom Middleton, sound designer, guru of the Calm App, award-winning functional music composer, sleep science coach, co-chair of the AFEM Health Group & Aifric Lennon, Senior Account Manager, Research Strategist and Music x Mind Researcher at MassiveMusic - two true experts when it comes to the connection between music and our mental health. We discuss what some of the benefits of listening to music are when we are in specific moods, how music can influence our feelings and what you can do if you want to start using music to support your well-being. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist on Tidal MassiveMusic& their MusicxMind initiative Mindscape App AudioTalks episode on Sonic Branding Tom Middleton& his conversation with MassiveMusic Music Mix and backstory Sleep music for Calm Sleep Better album Help Musicians UK Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

50mins

27 May 2021

Rank #2

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Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano gearing up for the Best Party Ever

75 years of JBLJBL has been powering epic events and festivals for 75 years. With this episode, we celebrate 75 Years of JBL and its deep heritage in live music as we welcome two legendary artists and friends of JBL: The dutch DJ and producer duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Oisin Lunny speaks to them about what it’s like to play in front of thousands of fans, the importance of high-quality audio and their upcoming projects. Talking about: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano& their Instagram for the latest news SONO Music Sexy by Nature Radio Show Woov Our Audio Talks Playlist Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

29mins

13 May 2021

Rank #3

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NFTs & the music industry: A match made in heaven?

with Imogen Heap, Cliff Fluet & Tim ExileIn this episode we'll explore the world of Non-Fungible Tokens, known as NFT and see how they relate to the music industry. Tune in as Oisin Lunny talks to three music tech innovators: Cliff Fluet, Head of Media & Entertainment at Lewis Silkin, MD of Eleven Advisory and Chair of the Ivers Academy Trust; Tim Exile, Founder and CEO of endlesss.fm, musician, technologist & NFT creator & Imogen Heap, recording artist, record producer, audio engineer, founder of the Creative Passport, MI.MU Gloves, winner of multiple music industry awards, who just released her first NFT collection entitled Firsts. Talking about: NFT Drop by Tim & Imogen: https://www.nftoasis.co/imogenheapxendlesss The Creative Passport: https://www.creativepassport.net endlesss.fm: https://collect.endlesss.fm/exile-1x1 Imogen Heap: http://imogenheap.com Lewis Silkin: https://www.lewissilkin.com/en/people/cliff-fluet hic et nunc: https://www.hicetnunc.xyz/ Our Audio Talks Playlist: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/c5a4f4a7-23e6-449d-abb6-d88ccfe1f90f Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

48mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Making a difference: Sustainable initiatives in live music

with Chiara Badiali, Claire O'Neill & Jonas SkielboeIn honor of Earth Day, we'll explore the overlap between the live music industry and sustainability. Learn about the eco-friendly initiatives within the professional music industry and how you can make a difference yourself. Oisin Lunny talks to three sustainabilty experts: Chiara Badiali of Julie's Bicycle, Claire O'Neill, Co-Founder and Director at A Greener Festival & Jonas Skielboe, Founder of Velo Concerts. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist Velo Concerts & in action A Greener Festival Julie's Bicycle Production Alliance Group Creative Climate Leadership training Music Declares Emergency Vision2025 - UK network for outdoor event climate action Powerful Thinking Earth Percent Ecolibrium Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

52mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Digital campfires: The rise of social audio

with Axel Mansoor & Daniel NathanIn this episode of Audio Talks we speak to two industry movers and shakers on the incredible rise of audio content outgrowing its role as video's nerdier, less successful sibling. Listen to Axel Mansoor, musician and innovative icon of the Clubhouse app, and founder of the “Lullaby Club” with more than 11.000 followers. And Daniel Nathan, radio pioneer, commentator, co-founder of Platform B and founder of several commercial / FM / online and DAB stations. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist Lullaby Club Geek Pie Radio Slack City Platform B Radio Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

46mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Back to the Future: Premium Sound for Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E

with Stefan Tinnemann, Tiina Kierysch, Alec DeLeonIn this episode of Audio Talks we discuss how Ford and their audio partner HARMAN collaborated with B&O to bring the iconic Ford Mustang roaring into the future, bringing sexy back to the next generation of EVs. Oisin Lunny speaks to Tiina Kierysch, Senior Design Manager at B&O, Stefan Tinnemann, Mustang Mach-E Product Manager Europe and part of Team Edison Europe & Alec DeLeon, Sr. Engineer Acoustics Automotive at HARMAN. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

29mins

18 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Democratizing the Music Industry

with Scott Cohen, Oscar Höglund & Chris CookeThe recent "GameStop" incident has clearly shown platform democracy in action. In light of this disruptive moment of the "little guys" taking control, this episode of Audio Talks draws parallels to the music industry. Host Oisin Lunny and our three expert guests, Oscar Höglund, CEO of Epidemic Sound, Scott Cohen, CIO at Warner Music Group, and Chris Cooke, editor, journalist & author of "Dissecting the Digital Dollar", discuss the current compensation model of the digital recording industry and why it might not be beneficial to the majority of musicians. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist Warner Music Epidemic Sound Chris Cooke Make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

53mins

4 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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Audio Talks // HARMAN ExPLORE: Automotive experiences to expect in 2021

with Tom Rivers & Jeffrey HannahAudio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition of HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this last episode of the mini series, Tom Rivers, VP Global Marketing, Automotive & Services at HARMAN and Jeffrey Hannah, Director at SBD Automotive discuss what's in store for the automotive industry in 2021 and the role of technology in the shift to consumer-centric mobility transforming the car into a true "third living space". Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist Experience per Mile Advisory Council SBD Automotive & make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Digital HARMAN ExPLORE Presskit for the latest product news and the our Automotive solutions website to get a full view on how HARMAN connected technologies can redefine the in-car experience for consumers and create new opportunities for automakers: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN car.harman.com

46mins

14 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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Audio Talks // HARMAN ExPLORE: What's in store for the Music Industry

with Dave Rogers & Sammy AndrewsAudio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition with HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this episode, Dave Rogers, President of the Lifestyle Division at HARMAN and Sammy Andrews, MMF Board Member and Music Week columnist, discuss how important music is for people, the state of the music and entertainment industry and what 2021 will hold for it. Talking about: Our Audio Talks Playlist HARMAN Professional Solutions Learning Sessions Deviate Digital Post Malone x Nirvana Tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7eaGcIyhPU & make sure to follow us on Social Media and visit our Digital HARMAN ExPLORE Presskit for the latest product news and the Art of Listening website to get a full view on how HARMAN helps people to get the most out of each moment they spend listening: Instagram @HARMAN_intl Twitter @HARMAN_intl Facebook @HARMANint LinkedIn @HARMAN https://artoflistening.harman.com/

39mins

11 Jan 2021

Rank #10