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VIDL On Location: Dave Coleman of Howard’s Apartment

Posted by on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in News.

VIDL’s Jeff Shoup and Aidan Hoyal recently joined Assistant Professor of Musicology Jen Gunderman on location at Howard’s Apartment studio to record an interview with local Nashville producer and musician, Dave Coleman.

Coleman’s studio is one of several Music City locations that will be featured in Gunderman’s upcoming course “Understanding the Music Business: What Is Music Worth?,” which will highlight perspectives from a variety of local music industry experts including Deans of local music and entertainment programs, a club owner, a tour manager, an artist manager, a radio station owner, and more.

Dave Coleman

Dave Coleman, Professional Musician and Owner/Producer at Howard's Apartment Recording Studio

Gunderman explains why she specifically chose Coleman for an interview:  “Dave Coleman is a versatile musician who works as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, engineer, and producer, both for his own band and for a variety of other artists who hire him as a side player or producer of their recording projects. He is exactly the kind of working class musician whose perspective may get left out of conversations about the current state of the music industry, which often focus primarily on big corporations and famous artists.”

“I’m happy that learners will get to know one of the many talented musicians who are the heart and creative engine of the business.”

Jen Gunderman interviews Dave Coleman

Jen Gunderman interviews Dave Coleman

While at Coleman’s studio, Gunderman and several colleagues recorded a song titled “What’s It Worth?” that Gunderman composed specifically for her online course. Gunderman describes the recording session, noting that, “It was great to bring some of the guys I play with in Sheryl Crow’s band into Dave’s home studio to record an original song for the course.”

“Learners will have an opportunity to hear how the song went from the spark of an idea I hummed into my iPhone one day in my car, to hashing out ideas during the recording session, to a finished product.”

Gunderman and friends record her original song, "What's It Worth?"

Gunderman and friends record her original song, "What's It Worth?"

Dave Coleman recording and monitoring Gunderman's studio session

Dave Coleman records and monitors Gunderman's studio session

Join us for “Understanding the Music Industry: What is Music Worth?” on the Coursera platform in early 2016.

See also:”VIDL On Location: MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment


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