THE BACKSTAGE WITH ROBERT EMERY PODCAST

Robert Emery at Abbey Road Studios

This is where the journey starts in producing an album; concepts don’t happen by accident.
— Robert Emery

In this special episode of the ‘Backstage with Robert Emery’ podcast, RDCE tries to discover and delve into the secrets to making a number one album. To turn things on their head a little, he has swapped seats and is being interviewed by the soprano, Joanna Forest.

Working closely with RDCE for a few years, Joanna works hard to find out exactly how he produced her two albums and made the first one go straight to number one. Discussing everything from money and mixing through to orchestrating and editing; they cover it all with the odd funny story along the way.


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Listen to Part II here.


SHOW NOTES

  • Concepts of the podcast [01.40]

  • Stars are rising [04:30]

  • Russell Watson ‘Anthems’ album. [06:44]

  • Seven 4colors [07:00]

  • Bizet Jeux d’Enfants [12:38]

  • Choosing a song list [14:57]

  • Harry Secombe and Pickwick [17:04]

  • Song choices which didn’t make the cut [18:00]

  • Andy Day as a guest artist on the album [19:29]

  • Paul Potts is featured on the album [21:10]

  • How to budget an album [25:01]

  • Creating a new orchestra called Arts Symphonic [33:11]

  • Conducting an orchestra. [40:40]

  • Getting finance for an album. [42:18]

  • Developing songs (orchestration and arrangement) [46:11]

  • I’d like to teach the world to sing [48:40]

  • How Robert Emery orchestrates [1:00:14]

  • Producing a modern sound by layering effects [1:07:00]


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Books, Music and Videos that feature Robert Emery

The Rhythm of Life - Joanna Forest, Arts Symphonic, Arts Voices & Robert Emery

Stars Are Rising - Joanna Forest, Arts Symphonic, Arts Voices & Robert Emery

4Colors - Seven, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery

The Art Is King - Seven, City of Prague Symphony Orchestra & Robert Emery

Bat out of Hell (Original Cast Recording) - Cast and band of Bat out of Hell Manchester 2017 & Robert Emery

Singing My Dreams - Carly Paoli, José Carreras & Robert Emery

That Is His Story - Olga Thomas, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery

Royal Platinum Love Song - Olga Thomas, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery

Imagine - Angie Ott, City of Prague Symphony Orchestra & Robert Emery

Return of the Voice - Russell Watson, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery

Anthems - Russell Watson, Arts Symphonic & Robert Emery

Only One Man - Russell Watson, Claude-Michel Schönberg & Robert Emery

Robert Emery: Live In Concert - Robert Emery


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About RDCE

RDCE (Robert D.C. Emery) is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, RDCE has seen them all.

Besides music, RDCE is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Within the portfolio is a national music tuition agency, symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has a wife (Mrs E), a toddler (Master T) and 4 cats.

 

 

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