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Pop / Rock 07/09/2006

LEGENDARY MUSIC ENGINEER SHELLY YAKUS TAKES ON THE MUSIC INTERNET WORLD WITH OLD SCHOOL TRADITIONS!

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LOS ANGELES (By Mona Elyafi/ ILDKMedia) - Recording engineer to John Lennon, Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, U2 etc- builds out exciting new niche in podcasting via Musicianscast.com

Cyberspace - MusiciansCast.com is the Internet-s first and most widely respected podcast program for musicians and industry insiders. The site, which made its debut in late 2005, currently produces five shows per week each ranging in length from fifteen to twenty five minutes. The program has produced over 170 episodes since first going live and has interviewed many influential music business insiders including Musicians Union President, Tom Lee, Janie Hendrix executor to Experience Hendrix, and the founding partner of Woodstock -69 Artie Kornfeld, among others. Archive shows available on the site include technical advice for musicians as well as the very popular song reviews where artist-s tracks are played and reviewed live on the program with Shelly Yakus reviewing songs directly with the artist on the phone. The MusiciansCast program is linked to hundreds of sites on the internet including Yahoo Podcasts, I-tunes, Podcast Alley and many others. Each program is encoded as an MP3 file and uses RSS technology allowing anyone with a computer, I-Pod or any digital device to subscribe to the show which is delivered automatically to the audience with each new episode.

Peter Bowman, founder of MusiciansCast.com and a successful media and communications consultant to corporations has now joined forces with Yakus after the two met at a private house concert showcasing a promising new artist. The concept of the show came to Bowman as he personally challenged himself to better understand the rapid changes occurring in the music business.

Yakus is one of the most recognizable names in the record industry with over one billion dollars in sales on album he has engineered. Formerly Vice President of A&M Recording Studios, Shelly carries a dossier that includes some of the most successful recordings of our time from John Lennon-s -Imagine-, Tom Petty -Damn the Torpedo-s-, Stevie Nicks -Bella Donna-, Alice Cooper (-School is Out-), Blue Oyster Cult, Patti Smith, to U2 -Rattle and Hum-. Yakus has certainly made more than a name for himself - he has become a legend! "I was amazed at the concept for this show and how I could utilize my depth of experience making hit records and help new artists in ways I never dreamed were ever technically possible,- said Yakus.

Like the online journals craze known as blogging, podcasting has similarly become a phenomenon. It is the new TiVo version for radio conveniently allowing to time-shift the consumption of digital content. For the music industry and its players, it simply means -music democracy- - offering a relatively simple way to get MP3 audio programs via RSS feeds, letting listeners play music shows and more on their own time via their portable MP3 player.
Both Yakus and Bowman agree that the changes in the industry are far from over; however, no matter how music is marketed and distributed electronically in the future, great hits that truly reach the mass market are very rare and do not generally happen by accident.
-No question I am somewhat behind on the fast-paced world of the Internet,- said Yakus. -This is why I take my formal involvement in this show seriously and I look forward to some really exciting new things planned for the very near future now that I-m involved.-
For more information or to subscribe to the MusiciansCast.com program, visit www.musicianscast.com
www.myspace.com/musicianscast
For Artists/musicians submissions contact Peter Bowman at [email protected]






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