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EPISODE 3: BARRY DEVORZON

The American songbook is filled with music from composers who defined eras and pushed popular culture to unprecedented heights. Barry Devorzon, rightfully so, has a memorable chapter in this songbook. Born in New York City in 1934, he won multiple Emmys and Grammys for his work as a composer, producer, and industry professional in both popular music and music for films and television. His string of pop hits includes "Just Married" by Mart Robbins, "Dreamin'" by Johnny Burnette, "Shy Girl" by The Cascades, and Dorsey Burnette's "Hey, Little One," "Big Rock Candy Mountain," "Red Roses," and "Noah's Ark." He also co-wrote The Eagles' hit, "In The City," with Joe Walsh.

As a music executive, he signed The Association to his label Valiant and produced their first single–a cover of "One Too Many Mornings," written by Bob Dylan.

As a film composer, Devorzon won a Grammy in 1978 for the tune "Cotton's Dream/Nadia's Theme," a track from the film Bless the Beast and the Children. The tune also became the theme of the soap opera The Young and the Restless and became a top ten hit in the US. He also received an Academy Award nomination for the title track of the same film performed by The Carpenters.

Listen to our conversation with a music legend.

EPISODE 2: IAIN HARPER

In this episode, we spoke with Iain Harper, one of the most prolific composer-producers in the scene today. Recently, he wrote and produced an album entitled New Jack Swing for Cezame now available for licensing through APM Music.

EPIOSDE 1: JONATHAN FIRSTENBERG

Hello, welcome to the pilot episode of our podcast

We had a chat with three-time Emmy-winning composer and producer Jonathan Firstenberg, who, among his many achievements in the music industry, produced the iconic track "Sweet Victory" composed by Bob Kulik and David Glen Eisley and made famous by  Spongebob and his Bikini Bottom Superband.

This classic rock anthem was featured in the classic "Band Geeks" episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. The performance became a cult favorite, and a petition to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show has received nearly 1 million signatures! 

 

Now, the long wait is over. Spongebob and the Bikini Bottom Super Band will play the classic track in the opening segment of Nickelodeon's Super Bowl simulcast on Sunday.

 

Learn more about Jonathan's stellar career and how "Sweet Victory" came to life.

 

Listen now.

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