Dani Deahl is a Chicago based EDM, & House music producer, DJ, journalist, and blogger. She was the producer of a Billboard charted song, ran the music blog DSquared from 2009–2015, and is currently DJ Mag's editor at large.
When Bristol-based producer Laxcity logged onto Twitter to find out that Justin Bieber sampled his music, he was at first unphased. The sampled material came from a royalty-free sample pack on Splice.com, free for Splice users to add to their track. Then accusations of theft started rolling in. Another artist, Asher Monroe, had used the same sample just a few weeks earlier and he accused Bieber of copying the idea. Laxcity inserted himself into the argument to show that the so-called offending sound, was in fact his, but not limited to anyone’s use. This mixup led to Bieber shouting out Laxcity, giving the nascent producer a career boost. On his episode we speak with Laxcity, Splice CEO Steve Martocci, PEX COO Amadea Choplin and Verge reporter Dani Deahl (who first reported the story) to unpack how sampling works in today’s music. Then we hear how Beiber’s new album, “Changes,” interprets the sample to convey Bieber’s personal evolution in the public eye.Songs DiscussedLaxcity - Good Morning (Splice Sample)Asher Monroe - SynergyJustin Bieber - Running Over, Sorry, Available, Yummy, Intentions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The pace of new music releases these days is dizzying. Sometimes it’s like watching someone do a magic trick--we *swear* those songs weren’t there a second ago! But then, there they are, popping up in batches right out of thin air. Of course, behind each individual release sits months of decision-making by the artist: who to collaborate with and when, how to structure the musical product of that collaboration, what to call it, how to release it, when, and on what platform. The list is long, and each of those choices has a big impact on how we hear the song.The Verge’s Dani Deahl recently sat down with reigning Princess of Pop, Charli XCX, to discuss how she approaches those decisions, and how that approach is bucking long-established norms in popular music. In this special bonus episode of Switched on Pop, Dani rings up Charlie (not XCX) to recap that conversation and put Charli (XCX)’s artistry in context. Via Dani, we learn that for Charli collaboration is more than just an artistic choice; and release strategy is much more than a major label playbook. There’s a total freedom in the way Charli releases music, and we love it. Huge thanks to Dani for bringing us this peek into her world.Songs discussed:Charli XCX - Boom ClapCharli XCX, Christine and the Queens - GoneCharli XCX ft. Lizzo - Blame It On Your LoveLizzo - Truth HurtsCatch the rest of Dani’s conversation with both Charli/es in the newest episode of The Verge’s ‘Future of Music’ video series,We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewVXHPZIsQNlxCR?Source=note Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dani Deahl goes Back To Back! She talks with Willy about reporting on music & technology for The Verge, working with the Recording Academy (aka The Grammys), DJing around the country, advocating for artists, investigating Soundcloud, her TED talk & more! Back To Back is presented by Serato: www.serato.com Follow the Back To Bangers playlist on Spotify: www.smarturl.it/BackToBackPlaylist Follow Willy Joy: www.willyjoy.com Follow Dani Deahl: www.danideahl.com www.theverge.com/future-of-music
In this interview, we chat with DJ/Producer Dani Deahl and have a great time talking production, career advice, and our socially awkward childhoods.
Find out more about Dani here: http://danideahl.com/
https://soniccharge.com - Synplant
http://www.sonicacademy.com - Kick, ANA
Splice.com - cloud collaboration for DAWs - http://splice.com
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