Written by Cory Lorentz on April 1, 2014 under LiveNews
By now Paul Natkin’s work was speaking for itself. Gone were the days of calling EVERY magazine on the planet to get an assignment. Getting into a local Chicago concert as a photographer for the evening was no longer in doubt. What Paul captured through his lens was in high demand and there were times […]
Written by Marc Young on March 13, 2018 under Signal Path Podcast
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with legendary sound engineer Roger Lindsay.
Written by Marc Young on February 19, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The new Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the first episode with UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Lianne La Havas.
Written by Marc Young on February 6, 2018 under Signal Path Podcast
Did Prince once nearly ruin his legendary live show? How do you convert a VW bus into a mobile recording studio? And what’s it like working with Björk? The new Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 6, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Disclaimer: The following interview contains references to the interviewees past work with Prince, and was conducted before his untimely death on April 21st 2016. Cliff is a live sound, touring, and production specialist with comprehensive experience covering many well know acts, including Prince, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Mvula. Armed with a shiny new KSM8, a heap of expertise, […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on January 22, 2016
New products, legendary products, artist signings, and this year’s NAMM-exclusive Shure tee-shirt round out the highlights of the experience at Booth #6541.
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 11, 2015 under Live
In 1977, a local country music magazine asked me to do a photo shoot with a country star by the name of Dolly Parton. They gave me her hotel information and room number. It was a much calmer time in those days! I showed up at the appointed time and knocked on her door. She […]
Written by Marc Henshall on September 9, 2014 under Live
Understanding the fundamentals of sound reinforcement from the start can make the difference between success and failure on the road. To give you some insight into the life of a touring live sound engineer, we teamed up with Liam Halpin, who has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names.
Written by Cory Lorentz on July 8, 2014 under LiveNews
In 1976, I was breaking into the business, but I didn’t know how to get access to shows. One night, I went to the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago to try to talk my way in. I figured a small place would be easier. I went to the backstage door and started talking to the guy […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on June 25, 2014 under LiveNews
Like in real estate, location is what it is all about in photography. Often I am given about two minutes when I walk into a venue or hotel to find a location to shoot a portrait. Sometimes it just comes to me. Walking around on stage during a television taping with Count Basie, I looked […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on June 6, 2014 under LiveNews
I always have some fun when I am around the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I first met them when they played a small club in Chicago. They were kind of young, and quiet back then. Later, when I was on tour with The Rolling Stones in New York City in 1989, I went to visit […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 28, 2014 under LiveNews
In 1983, I decided that it would probably be a good idea if I started branching out from just shooting in Chicago. My first destination was the US Festival in Ontario, California, on May 28th, 29th and 30th of 1983. I called a publicist that I knew was working with the festival, which was organized […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 22, 2014 under LiveNews
Early in 1989, I read an article in Rolling Stone that said that the Stones were going out on tour later in the year. I sent the same letter to Keith’s manager that I had sent the year before, “Heard you guys are going out on the road. Call me if you need a photographer.” […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 14, 2014 under LiveNews
In August of 1988, my next door neighbor, Don McLeese (who was the music critic for the Chicago Sun Times), asked me if I would like to go to New York with him the next day to shoot pictures while he interviewed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. As Keith was one of my only […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 9, 2014 under LiveNews
When I was a kid, I started listening to Blues music and grew to be a big fan. I always wanted to meet the guys making the music, and getting in this business made that come true. In 1977, I went to a concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and photographed Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter. The next […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 6, 2014 under LiveNews
In December of 1987, I set up a photo shoot with one of my favorite artists, Alice Cooper. It’s always great to photograph one of his shows. He’s one of the greatest live performers on the planet. His manager asked me to do a photo shoot with him that night, but unlike most artists, he […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 18, 2014 under LiveNews
In early July, Rolling Stone called and asked me to go to the Jacksons’ Victory Tour opening in Kansas City. Turns out, they liked the Springsteen and Prince photos, too. I flew down the night before the first show and went to the press conference at the Hyatt in downtown Kansas City. What a circus! […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 10, 2014 under LiveNews
At this point in time, one thing lead to another and another and another for Paul. People began to take notice of his work behind the lens and they wanted a piece of what Paul was capturing for their artists, too… “When I got back from Minneapolis for Prince’s birthday party, I sent some of […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 20, 2014 under LiveNews
During the MTV Live Aid broadcast, Bob Dylan made a comment. He said, “We need to do this for the American Farmers!” Willie Nelson was watching the show, and he agreed. So he called his friend Jim Thompson, the Governor of Illinois at the time, and also called his friend John Mellencamp and said, “Give […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 14, 2014 under LiveNews
Now while it may be true that you need talent and timing to make it in this business of rock n’ roll, it also helps to have some friends in high places. Today, Paul Natkin has friends of all types of status all over the world… I’ve witnessed greetings from rock stars, management, club owners, […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 5, 2014 under LiveNews
Now, I’ll bet money that you’ve seen this image before. Even if you’re not a fan of Ozzy or metal music, you have seen this image before. It has appeared in many sizes on all types of collectible material. The cover art for the Ozzy Osbourne Randy Rhoads Tribute album, posters, t-shirts, even those cheap […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 26, 2014 under LiveNews
“At this point in his career, Paul Natkin was starting to make a name for himself as a rock photographer… enough experience to shoot with the best out there, but still young and crazy enough to actually tour with these bands as their official camera man…” In the early 1980s, metal bands realized that by […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 19, 2014 under LiveNews
As my career got started, I started shooting as many bands as I could get access to. I figured out that by going to as many shows, and meeting as many people as I could, I could build up a contact base that would help me in the future. One of the first people I […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 12, 2014 under LiveNews
Paul was on the fast track to fame and fortune after that fateful night with Bonnie Raitt… or so he thought. Turns out that a picture may be worth a thousand words, but not necessarily thousands of dollars… “After my photography career started, I had to figure out how to make money at it. One […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 5, 2014 under LiveNews
As promised, here is the first installment of our new Backstage With Paul series. For those of you paying attention, the Artist Relations team has been a little busy… Grammys, NAMM, local shows. Well, the smoke has cleared and we’ve got things under control… kind of. Anyway, to refresh your memory, Paul is our legendary […]
Written by Ryan Smith on December 13, 2013 under Live
I was thinking about our tagline on the way home from the American Country Awards in Las Vegas. This topic is wide open for interpretation and discussion, so I hope you join in. In my opinion, I had just witnessed a Legendary Performance when LeAnn Rimes sang a tribute to Patsy Cline, who had passed […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 12, 2013 under LiveNews
Last week I thanked our good friend Paul Natkin for providing me some awesome pictures for My 5 Favorite Music Venues in Chicago blog post. “Who is he?” you ask? Well, if you’re a fan of music, and a fan of photography, Paul Natkin is a name you must know. Not only has Paul shot […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 6, 2013 under Live
Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 13, 2013
Winner Wow, you all know how to rock. And there a ton of pics tagged with #CampShure to prove it. Congrats to @david_sillas for winning the #CampShure Big Show badge and a Special Edition Super 55 Microphone! We had a great time at Summer Camp. Thanks to everyone who participated! Honorable Mentions Week 4 Theme: […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 6, 2013
Winner Congrats to @davidplat for winning the #CampShure Field Trip badge and SRH840 headphones! This week’s entries really raised the bar. Get your phones prepped for our final week. A picture of your talent could win a Special Edition Super 55 Microphone! Honorable Mentions Week 3 Theme: Field Trip For this week’s theme, show us […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on July 30, 2013
Winner Congrats to @trol_bridge for winning the #CampShure Spirit Day badge and a box FULL of Shure swag! Everyone’s pictures this week were amazing. We’re looking forward to seeing your travels in this week’s Field Trip contest! Honorable Mentions: Week 2 Theme: Spirit Day Shure Summer Camp is in full swing. For this week’s theme, […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on July 24, 2013
Winner Congrats to @saysay148 for winning the #CampShure Bonfire badge and a SM58+X2u! A big thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s theme. Keep up the good work campers; we’ll see you at Spirit Day! Honorable Mentions: Where will your musical adventures take you this summer? Show us while we ride shotgun on a […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on November 22, 2011 under Live
November 10, 2011 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV Every year, in the beginning of November, Latin music’s hottest acts converge on Las Vegas to celebrate the Latin GRAMMY’s. This year Latin GRAMMY week was busier than ever with interviews, rehearsals and pre-Latin GRAMMY parties that had city of sin sizzling with […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on November 13, 2010 under Live
11/11/10 Showday!!! Woke up and ironed my suit for the Latin Grammys. I ate some breakfast with one of my co-workers and went to the venue to catch some of the dress rehearsals for a bit before the green carpet opened at 1pm. The doors opened to the general public at 3pm and wow was […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on November 11, 2010 under Live
11/8/ – 11/10 For the second year in a row the 11th annual Latin Grammy Awards were celebrated on Thursday November 11th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. When it comes to Latin Award Shows this is it. Many of Latin Americas chart topping stars take over Las Vegas for an […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Digital technology has made it easier than ever to record your music. Part 1 of this two-part series walks you through the fundamentals.
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