David Goggin

David Goggin is known throughout the industry as Mr. Bonzai, the author and photographer behind several books and thousands of articles on recording, engineering and the people who work in the industry.  To say he is a wealth of information about the recording industry is really an understatement. Thanks to his talents as a writer he has shared much of his knowledge and many of his stories with his readers.  His first recording studio experience occurred in 1967 as the Beatles recorded “I Am the Walrus.”  And so started a love affair with the process and the people in the recording business.  He managed a recording studio in California and then began writing about it.  Among the books he has written is the 2006 "Faces of Music" and the 2009 paperback called “Music Smarts –The Inside Truth and Road-Tested Wisdom From the Brightest Minds in The Music Business.”  In 2011, he hosted the 26th annual TEC Awards, the very first such program that took place during the NAMM Show.

Interview Date:
October 4, 2011
Job Title:
Music Journalist

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