Recently, the multi-talented recording artist and actor, Childish Gambino, ripped through the Bay Area performing a one off, sold out show at The Greek Theater with legendary artist Erykha Badu. Amazingly, he managed to pull this off while being deep in production for the upcoming film, Magic Mike 2, due out in 2015. While in town, Childish Gambino and Starita went into Jingletown Recording to lay down a new track for a new secret project that is sure to please. Stay tuned for updates on the release!
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Pianist, composer and recording artist Laura Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed album LOVE’S RIVER took home the Grammy® Award for Best New Age Album at the 56th Annual Grammy® Awards. Sullivan is only the 9th woman nominated as a solo or main artist in the New Age category’s 27-year history. Additionally, LOVE’S RIVER was executive produced and marketed entirely independently by Sullivan with her producer and husband, Eric, from their San Francisco-area home studio and via their label, Sentient Spirit Records. Laura and Eric also enlisted veteran engineer/producer, Starita, on several tracks featuring brass player, Jeff Oster. This year’s New Age category had no lack of amazing work including artists Brian Eno, Kitaro, R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman and Peter Kater but, Love’s River received the ultimate recognition by The National Academy Of Recording Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to everyone involved with making this dream come to fruition!
Watch the acceptance video here!
After many years of hard work, 2 records engineered by Starita have been nominated by The Recording Academy for the 56th Annual Grammys to be held on January 26th, 2014 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
The first nomination comes in the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative category for one of 2013′s funkiest and most celebrated records “Repeat After Me” by Los Amigos Invisibles. The Top Ten Billboard charting single “La Que Me Gusta” was also nominated Song Of The Year for The Latin Grammys. Needless to say, this was a big year and great honor for Los Amigos Invisibles and Starita.
This year’s 2nd nomination comes in the Best New Age category from the amazingly talented Laura Sullivan for “Love’s River”. Released on her own independent record label, Sentient Spirit, Love’s River boasts songs produced by Will Ackerman of Windham Hill fame featuring beautiful compositions and instrumentalists from The Bay Area. Laura is no stranger to the industry having released 6 albums on her own and is a testament that if you are talented and driven, you can make your dreams come to fruition.
Congratulations to all nominees and be sure to watch the pre telecast to see who wins!!!!!
You may remember posts from months ago about me working on the new Los Amigos Invisibles record “Repeat After Me”.
Well, after debuting in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop charts earlier this year, “La Que Me Gusta” is nominated for Song Of The Year by The Latin Academy of Record Arts and Sciences….The Latin GRAMMYS! I’m very honored to have been an engineer on this project and look forward to many more!
Earlier this year, San Francisco based band Talk Tonight joined forces with Starita to produce their highly anticipated new single “Unresolved” at Different Fur Studios. The single hit iTunes this week and gives a teaser of what is to come from this diverse pop-centric group. Check it out here!
We could talk about all of Trevor Hall’s milestones in the music industry, but Trevor is so much more than that. Trevor gives so much in his performances and music while valuing personal connections with people and their stories. Even though thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened, we felt that we should give back by recording Trevor in an environment that would foster his spirit and love for what he does so well . We captured a special moment with Trevor while he performed a song that is dear to him in a meditation hall built in 1904 in Pt. Richmond. We feel honored to have been a part of such a special auspicious moment in time.
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The Recording Academy’s San Francisco Chapter was the seventh Chapter to open, spearheaded by a local group of industry professionals in 1974.
One of those professionals was Tom Scott who later became chief engineer at Skywalker Sound and The Plant. Starita cut his teeth with Tom in his early days of moving to San Francisco and is honored to be elected as Vice President of the chapter one of his mentors started.
Grammy Nominated and Latin Grammy winning dance funk band Los Amigos Invisibles release their highly anticipated new record “Repeat After Me”! The record is sitting at #4 on the iTunes charts and the #1 feature in “New and Noteworthy”. Starita and the guys tracked 5 tunes for the release in 2011 as they were passing through on tour. Make sure to grab a copy and dance you heart out as it’s impossible not to move when these guys are playing!
The Bay Bridged has become recognized nationwide as the leading source for San Francisco Bay Area independent music through their award-winning music blog and podcast series, as well as a series of acclaimed music festival events. Be sure to check out their interview with BAMC Founder, Starita.
Remember when the San Francisco Bay Area was an internationally renowned musical destination? Michael Starita remembers, and he wants to go back to the good old days. But he’s not just pining away for the days of yore; no, he founded the Bay Area Music Collective to do something about it.
The BAMC is all about connecting musicians to Bay Area producers, studios, labels, filmmakers, publicists, and anyone else who can help them make music and get it out into the world. Starita, who is a musician himself, Governor for The Grammys and an audio engineer/producer with a resume that lists Rick Rubin as a former client, plans to restore the Bay Area’s status as a premier hub of the music industry by both bringing out-of-towners in to work with local talent and by helping homegrown musicians get their work out to the masses.
Read the full article here….