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Howard Massey

Howard Massey

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Howard Massey is the executive editor of the Yamaha Music USA blog. He is a longtime journalist and music industry consultant who formerly served as an editor with Musician and Performing Songwriter magazines. He has authored hundreds of online and print articles as well as more than a dozen books, including "The Great British Recording Studios" and the two-part "Behind the Glass" collections of interviews with the world’s leading record producers. Howard was also privileged to co-author legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick’s 2006 autobiography "Here, There and Everywhere." He lives in New York.

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Welcome to a new feature here on the Yamaha Music blog! As an author and music journalist, I’ve been fortunate to meet and interview many well-known industry insiders through the years. Now that I’m the blog’s editor, I’d like

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Lately I’ve been reflecting on just how important timing is. Rhythm is, in fact, one of the cornerstones of music. Look up the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “music” and here’s what you’ll find: “the science or art of ordering

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I recently came across a video on YouTube that made me laugh. Nothing unusual there, I know, but this one also did something else: It made me think. The imagery was the famous high school gymnasium promo video that was made

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Most of us react viscerally when we listen to music: You either like/love what you’re hearing, or you dislike/hate it — or perhaps you’re just neutral about it. It’s mostly just musicians or technicians (such as audio engineers) who tend

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