Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.
Written by Ryan Smith on December 22, 2017 under BroadcastMOTIV
“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Playback engineer Eric Johnston used the Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser microphone to capture “foley” sound effects for the recent live TV broadcast of the holiday classic A Christmas Story.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 4, 2017 under House of Worship
Guitarist Keith Everette Smith of TobyMac and his wife Tasha shared their knowledge with orphaned Ugandan children at a camp that teaches music creation, notation and production.
Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under BroadcastNews
Ryan Smith, Shure’s man in Music City, takes us behind the scenes of CMT’s show Nashville with audio prop master Danny Rowe to find out what it takes to keep it real – both on and off the set.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 21, 2016
Three international touring veterans offer advice on everything from what to pack to how to respectfully navigate language barriers to planning for downtime.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 13, 2016 under Live
Ryan Smith of Shure Artist Relations talks with the owner and head of audio at this beloved Nashville venue to learn the secret of their 25-year success.
Written by Ryan Smith on March 16, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Maroon 5 Monitor Engineer Kevin Glendinning and Front-of-House Engineer Jim Ebdon share some tips and tricks they employ to combat crowd noise on a nightly basis.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 30, 2015 under Live
FOH Engineer-turned-Show Production Designer Pete Healey reflects on his journey with country artist Luke Bryan from the early days to stadium shows.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 9, 2015 under Live
In this second post in our Inside Soundcheck series, Jan Greenfield offers a glimpse into her role as general manager of Nashville’s unique entertainment business ecosystem, from the day-to-day to the holiday.
Written by Ryan Smith on August 19, 2015 under Live
Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists’ ability to deliver confident performances.
Written by Ryan Smith on July 29, 2015 under Live
When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be helpful to provide some suggestions for staying healthy and informed at […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Live
After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 6, 2015 under News
Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
Written by Ryan Smith on December 5, 2014 under Live
The issue of safety has come to the forefront for event planners recently, especially those dealing with large-scale, complex touring productions. Luke Bryan’s production manager knows it all too well.
Written by Ryan Smith on August 28, 2014 under News
On October 20th, 2008, Ryan Smith and Paul Natkin jumped in Ryan’s car and headed to Auburn Hills, Michigan to shoot an ad for the SM58 featuring The Who.
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