Audio Talks

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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June 10, 2021 59 min
JBL 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...
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Is 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 benefit...
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JBL 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.
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In 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, r...
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In 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.
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In 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 / F...
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In 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 HAR...
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March 4, 2021 53 min
The 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 Digi...
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Audio 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 ...
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Audio 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 wil...
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Audio 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, Oisin Lunny talks to Christian Schluender, GM Global Design at HARMAN, on how to grow brands with authenticity and design leadership, the great design behind HARMAN's recently revealed products and what it takes to win a whopp...
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Audio 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, Carsten Olesen, President of HARMAN's Consumer Audio business and Alexandre Jornod, Lead Market Analyst Music & Audio at Futuresource Consulting discuss new smart audio technologies and upcoming trends for 2021 for headpho...
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Audio 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, Stacia Anderson, Senior Director, Experiential Marketing and Chris Dragon, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing at HARMAN will speak about HARMAN going virtual with their HARMAN ExPLORE showcase this year and gives a sneak pee...
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In this episode we’re discussing how audio brands connect with customers in an increasingly digital world with Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at HARMAN. How do people discover and experience new products during the pandemic with marketing becoming ever more important and challenging, especially when promoting features such as enhanced quality audio and which role technology and culture play in keeping ...
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Tell me what you listen to and I'll tell you who you are. In this week’s episode we’re shining a light on how music influences our personality and alternately, how our personality affects the music we listen to. We explore where musical taste comes from, how technology and data can help understand our relationship with music, and if audio hardware equipment has a personality and certain character too. Join Oisin Lunny and our g...
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October 15, 2020 39 min
In this week’s episode we’re discussing the importance of standing for something and taking action through music. We’re honored to be joined by Nicole Moudaber, record label founder, radio show host, social activist and one of the most passionately followed DJ & producers in the world and Beatie Wolfe, singer-songwriter and innovator, UN Women role model for innovation. They talk about how they are using their music to bring pe...
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This week's episode is dedicated to great sound and fast cars! We're honored to be joined by Carl Cox, one of the best loved DJ's on the planet, producer, racing team owner and driver. He talks about the relationship between music and motoring, what drives his creativity, his role as ambassador for the London Motor Show 2021, and why his new album "Carl Cox Mixes Awesome Soundwave" is the perfect soundtrack to e...
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In this episode we'll discuss sound DNA and how good sound design is becoming more important than ever. We'll speak to Suzanne Ciani, 5x Grammy nominated composer and creator of the legendary Coke 'pop and pour' sound & Marijn Roozemond, Strategy Director at MassiveMusic. Find out how a unique sound of a product is designed, its role in brand recognition, and how to avoid it becoming white noise.
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September 3, 2020 41 min
We are back with Season 2 of our Audio Talks Podcast presented to you by HARMAN and its family of brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. In our first episode of the new season we discuss immersive audio and how it has become an increasingly essential part in our lives. With our guests Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road Studios & Founder of the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, Muki Kulhan, In-Demand CIO, and...
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July 23, 2020 54 min
In the final episode of Season One of Audio Matters, we discuss our guests Rev. Moose, Executive Director/Co-Founder of NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) and Managing Partner/Co-Founder at Marauder, and Shain Shapiro, Founder & Group CEO at Sound Diplomacy, discuss the cultural heartbeat of a city and the Save our Stages initiative. We explore the importance of small independent performance venues for music, perfor...
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