We chat with Brad Dollar, Oakland-born Music Producer, Engineer & Coach credits include; Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Kanye West & Beyonce).
Former staff engineer & producer for the legendary Bob Weir (Grateful Dead); Aided in the creation of TRI Studios, live music & video streaming service!
This week on The Entertainment Engine podcast for Season 2 we welcome a very special guest the Oakland-born musician & producer, Brad Dollar to the show, who splits his time between Oakland and Nashville.
Brad is an energizing producer, engineer & coach to creators. An Oakland Bay Area native, he has been cultivating craft, art & community since his youth.
Passionate about creating the conditions that allow music & people to grow, Brad has produced & engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West), G-Eazy, Alphabet Rockers (GRAMMY Nominated), Slightly Stoopid, and many more, as well as connected platforms like Amazon, MTV, Airbnb & Jack Daniels to fresh content.
Brad also co-developed the non-profit music accelerator ZOO LABS where he has coached over 300 musicians & dozens of music startups, helping align their art, their business & their purpose.
Brad lives with his family in Nashville, continues to catalyze artists in studios around the world & is available virtually.
With the direct support of over 1000 released titles & hundreds of artists & startups, Brad is a lifetime music builder dedicated to helping create meaningful & lasting content that is paired with revolutionary strategies & campaigns.
Brad’s strongest ability is how he creates a positive, productive & powerful environment that translates to those you’re trying to reach.
Brad activates creators to craft in a way that inspires people & content to be their best while leaving a deep & lasting impression on audiences across time & space.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT & COACHING
Brad is a coach, adviser & teacher to artists, entrepreneurs, executives & other creatives who want to activate their purpose, align their craft with their business & expertly communicate their ideas.
By leaning on decades of authentic content development & transformative user experiences, Brad is able to help others realize their potential & execute on bold visions.
Brad has helped hundreds of artists & startups find empowerment, knowledge & acceleration towards clearer goals in a more purposeful way — and is here to help you do the same!
A VIRTUAL STUDIO: Production, mixing, track building
Since Brad’s beginnings, he has been committed to making himself accessible. Regardless of genre, location, or language barrier, he can help to articulate creative visions & make the best out of logistical hurdles.
In 2017, Brad took a deeper dive into remote production of music & acceleration of artists when he moved to Nashville & began serving clients coast-to-coast from his purpose-built studio.
I am looking forward to learning more about some of the records that Brad has made and also to better understand the ways that we can create our own music and get it out to the world.
As musical entrepreneurs, we want to know what we can do to make our music sustainable, and fun.
To learn more about the chat with Brad, click on the link below;
The creative production sound Brad embraces derives from heavy 80s influence growing up. He has three sisters 14, 15, and 17 years older than he, and they obsessively played old 80s hits in the 2000s as if they were new HIT singles.
As a result, the synthetic sound embedded itself into the fabric of his creative mind. Particular 80s artist influences include Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division; more contemporary influences include Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Thanks to working with Bob Weir in the studio, Brad has had the opportunity to work with local Bay artists such as Van Morrison, Primus, and Metallica.
Brad has realized there is a lot of potentials and that artists feel pressured to create something new and groundbreaking at the time.
The reality is, there is no need to re-invent the wheel of music; the key is bringing in more of who you genuinely are into your music.
The results of this are energized creators unlocking their power, crafting music that creates a closer relationship with your audience.
Looking forward to seeing what Brad gets up to for 2021…
By Pete Moore