Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

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Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by admin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:02 am

I'm really excited that legendary producer Ken Caillat is confirmed for a Road Rally session in the Grand Ballroom that will be breaking down songs from Rumors and Tusk. He's a very nice guy who comes from the "mic and wires" school of engineering and production. We're likely going to do an early Saturday evening get together, complete with popcorn for all. It's going to be a cool hang, similar to the Movie Night with Mikey thing we did a couple of years ago.

Hopefully, we'll be doing some track-by-track analysis of things like guitar solos, vocals, etc. Maybe I'm old school, but I still get excited about learning how to produce music that isn't entirely generated by software.

Ken's new book, "Get Tusked" will be coming out a couple weeks before the Rally, so hopefully we'll be able to work with his publisher and have both of his books available for signing. He's a super nice man who has some great stories about what REALLY happened during those sessions. If you're not already signed up to get your two free tickets to our awesome convention, you should check it out!

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I'm not 100% finalized with all the ballroom panels and sessions for 2019, but I can confirm we'll have Ken Caillat, a session with a music supervisor from a huge daytime drama (soap opera), a Music Library pitch panel, a Music Supervisor pitch panel, a Music Licensing for Advertising centric session, a How to Get More Forwards, Deals, and Placements panel, and at least 10 more panels in the Grand Ballroom!

We'll also have One-to-One Mentor sessions (free to all who want them), 75 or more breakout classes, Open Mics, Collaboration rooms, and the best industry networking ever!

I'm at the point when I can confidently say that THIS TAXI Road Rally will be the best one we've ever assembled. If you're a "regular," you know I always keep that promise. Sign up now as we're almost halfway sold out (with less than 90 days before kick off), and I suspect that hotel rooms will be sold out faster than ever this year!

I'm officially stoked!
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P.S. You guys are the first to know about this! I love our Forum peeps :D

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Re: Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by funsongs » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:05 am

Groovy, Man... I'm stoked that you're stoked! :? :P
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Re: Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by admin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am

I spent about 2 hours in my office with Ken yesterday, and I think he's stoked, too! He and I share a real passion for production and engineering craft.

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Re: Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by LamarPecorino » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:17 pm

This is exciting news!
Onward and upward!
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Post by Casey H » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:36 pm

:D :D 8-) 8-) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Tunesmith » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 am

Fantastic!! Really looking forward to it!

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Re: Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by deankripp » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:42 am

SWEET!!!!

For those who want to know Ken Caillat a little more deeply I highly his book "Making Rumours."

It's a fantastic read about the lives of all involved in the recording of Fleetwood Mac's seminal album, Rumours. I've read it a couple times over the years.... may have to read it again before the Rally.

Can't wait :-)

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Re: Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Confirmed for Rally 2019

Post by ksutton1207 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:01 pm

Wow, that's huge, Michael! Would love to hear a track-by-track on Rumours. I love "behind the song/album"-type documentaries, so rest assured us non-old school guys are just as interested :)

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Post by AnneHouse » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm

Thanks for all you do!

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Post by JannieM » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:27 am

terrifically awesome
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