David Frangioni is one multi-talented guy. He’s a drummer, award-winning producer, engineer, music technologist, and publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine. He was Aerosmith’s in-house engineer technologist for more than a decade. He has worked closely with the Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Sting, Bryan Adams, and countless other celebrities and captains of industry. He founded the preeminent vintage drum museum in America, regularly consults on projects by the creators of Monster Cables and Pro Tools, and is Publisher of Modern Drummer magazine. He is also the founder of Audio One and Frangioni Media, and as such is responsible for building of hundreds of premium home, commercial, and pro technology / sound / automation installations.
David Frangioni is the publisher at Modern Drummer. David has had a long career as a musician, producer, entrepreneur and author. In this episode he shares insight into his work at Modern Drummer, his career and his interesting life story.
Apartment dwellers sometimes wonder if they need a security system. On the one hand, the close proximity of fellow residents can provide a level of protection. While it’s great to have close neighbors looking out for one another, apartments are also be vulnerable to break-ins, thefts, and vandalism, so a home alarm system can be added precaution. Some security systems can let you see who even goes near your apartment (delivery people, for example) and as a bonus, let you keep an eye on your pets from a distance.
Apartment residents have different needs and concerns than homeowners when shopping for home security systems. Officer James Banta, Home Security & Safety Expert at SecurityNerd.com, says the first thing you need to consider is whether your apartment building has rules related to installing a security system or drilling through walls. He recommends checking with the apartment management office or condo/townhouse board before you buy anything to find out if there are any rules related to this sort of thing. “You don’t want to lose your security deposit because you drilled through walls when you aren’t allowed to,” he explains. Once you have that information, you can get to work finding the best home security system for your apartment. Scroll on for some of the best choices on the market. And look out for the signs that a burglar is targeting your home.
Way back in 2003, MTV decided to give its viewers a Christmas present with “The Osbourne Family Christmas Special,” a holiday show that promised to take ““holiday specials to a bizarre new level.”
With a guest list that included then newlyweds Dave Navarro and Carmen Elektra with a group reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” featuring an all-star cast of matriarch Sharon Osbourne, Outkast’s Big Boi, ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez, Eddie Griffin, Tracy Morgan, Anthony Anderson, Eva Mendes and Electra, the special promised to be different that standard yuletide fare.
The centerpiece was a much anticipated duet with Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson as they teamed up for a duet of “Winter Wonderland.” The moment was supposed to be magical, as Simpson was also enjoying a reality show wave with her own MTV show, “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which premiered that summer with her then-husband Nick Lachay.
It didn’t turn out quite that enchanting, but according to David Frangioni, sound engineer and Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, it was all in good fun.
“It was always supposed to be a cornball, fun kind of thing,” he tells 1071 The Boss midday jock Michele Amabile.
You are part of an angry mob.
You might not realize it, but you, your friends, your family and everyone you know are all mob affiliates, armed with short attention spans ready to riot whenever your favorite artist decides they’re not dropping a song this week.
Don’t believe me? Just look at how Rihanna has been treated since her last studio album, Anti, in 2016.
In October, Rihanna released a self-titled “visual autobiography” weighing 15 pounds and standing over 16 inches tall, with more than 1,000 exclusive photos of her personal and professional life. And how did people react? They demanded an album. In the spring of this year, Rihanna became the first woman to create a brand for LVMH Moët Hennessy–Louis Vuitton and the first Black woman to lead a major luxury fashion house with Fenty Maison, a Paris-based line she founded with LVHM. And how did people react? They demanded an album. Last year, she unveiled her Savage X Fenty line, and in 2017, Fenty Beauty, which went on to raise $100 million in its first 40 days. Yet again, an album was requested.
Rihanna is the wealthiest woman in music, steadily expanding her business portfolio and is on her way to becoming a mogul. And yet? People are demanding an album.
The GRAMMY Awards may have released its complete list of 2020 nominees on Wednesday, but like every other year, there is discussion over surprises and snubs – which calls into question how much these gilded gramophone statues are actually worth in the music industry.
For David Frangioni, chief executive officer of professional music coaching and networking service All Access IDA, he has seen the impact of a GRAMMY win firsthand. In an interview with FOX Business, he shared a real-life project where he saw a direct boost in sales.
“When I worked with Roger Nichols and Steely Dan on a 96 kHz remix of ‘Two Against Nature,’ the group went on to win GRAMMYs for the album. It was their first studio album in nearly two decades, and after the GRAMMY wins, ‘Two Against Nature’ saw a 747 percent surge in sales – this was during the week following their GRAMMY wins!”
Frangioni noted that the album debuted at number six on The Billboard 200 chart and was RIAA Certified Gold within a month, but it re-entered the chart at number 54 after the GRAMMY wins in 2001.
“Two Against Nature” eventually earned platinum certification from the RIAA – meaning it sold a million copies.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dwayne Wade Sr. and Patrick Reynolds on their YouTube show Take A Stand. Dwayne Sr. and Patrick host an annual charity event that I am honored to be a part of. During the course of the video, I gave a little insight into my background, beating cancer as a kid, what led me to a career in A/V design, and my charity work.
In part-one of the show, we recapped another successful Take A Stand event and discussed the positive effect we can have on young people’s lives. Dwayne Sr. and I also had the chance to revisit some of my past work including a few of the artists I’ve worked with and the technology I’ve helped popularize.
David Frangioni, is an award-winning veteran of the music industry.
He built a ground-breaking music tech consulting business working with the likes of Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John and Sting among many, many others..David is also the CEO & co-founder of Artist Development firm All Access IDA and CEO and founder of ground-breaking technology company Audio One.
Renowned audio engineer and audio expert, David Frangioni explains how he found refuge from his childhood trauma through escapism, audio work for the big names, and more on truth, trust, and the voice.
David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, has expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer to an artist development & label founder, audio consultant, music technologist, integrator, author & engineer.
He built a ground-breaking music tech consulting business working with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, Chick Corea, and many more.
David has authored 3 books including Icon and Crash, along with founding Frangioni Media, Audio One based in South Florida, All Access IDA, and his non-profit Frangioni Foundation. In 2019, David became Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s #1 drum magazine.
Today’s guest has dedicated his life to the idea that escapism is one of the single most important elements of what makes us human.
As an award-winning veteran of the music industry, his expertise ranges from being a drummer and producer to an artist development and label founder. In his ground-breaking music tech consulting business, he worked with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and Sting.
He is the author of three books, the Founder of Audio One, and the CEO of Frangioni Media and All Access IDA. He recently became the Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s number one drumming publication.
Two days after Kurt Cobain’s body was found in the greenhouse of their Seattle home, Courtney Love showed up late to a raucous candlelit gathering of distraught Nirvana fans. She played a grief-stricken, vulgar recording of herself reading part of his suicide note, led the crowd in a chant calling Cobain an “asshole,” and handed out some of Cobain’s clothes, which she continued to do in the weeks that followed. Twenty-five years later, one of the sweaters that Love gave to a family friend is expected to fetch $300,000 at an auction this weekend.
“Courtney couldn’t have realized that the value of these things would be worth what they are today,” Darren Julien, who is running that auction, tells Fortune. “Those are John Lennon prices.”
The most reticent of rock stars—one who agonized about his artistic truth being fed into the thresher of corporatism—now commands his own economy from beyond the grave. In 1991, the cover of Nirvana’s major-label debut, Nevermind, satirically depicted a baby chasing a dollar bill on a fishhook. In 2019, the Kurt Cobain business is big business.
David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, has expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer, to an artist development & label founder, audio consultant, music technologist, integrator, author & engineer. He built a ground-breaking music tech consulting business working w Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chick Corea, many more.
David Frangioni talks about his Drum Experience Center. This is a very cool thing that David is doing! Drums are the heartbeat of the Foundation and the passion of its founder David Frangioni along with its board of directors. Hit the Dec drum experience center was established in 2016 with pieces donated from the private collection of Mr. Frangioni as well as other donors.
The center is actively acquiring iconic and historically significant drum kits, percussion and other musical instruments and items. Thematic exhibits are planned using the center’s collection pieces as well as those on loan from museums and private parties.
The Frangioni Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal and enrich the lives of as many people as possible within our communities and globally through the power of music, technology, faith and charity. Drawing upon the Foundation’s many contacts within the music industry, the Foundation will continue to forge public and private partnerships to fulfill its mission.
Today we’d like to introduce you to David Frangioni.
David, an accomplished music technologist, founded Audio One to build recording studios for his clients including Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, the Stones, Elton John and many others. Audio One evolved to offering home theaters and then in the late-90’s home automation systems.