Today’s guest is 1/2 of the Grammy Award Winning Production duo, Midi Mafia. He has produced hits like 50 Cent’s “21 Questions”, Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good”, Fantasia’s “When I See U”, and many more. Recently he has expanded his resume to include working as Vice President of a company called Transparence Entertainment Group. Transparence identifies, recovers and administers royalty and licensing income from various sources for artists, performers, musicians and songwriters. Their objective is to maximize remuneration by administering rights around the world effectively and rapidly. Welcome to The Place, Bruce Waynne!

Thank you to all who joined us for Sweetwater’s Gear Fest!
We highly recommend adding this event to your annual calendar, as it was truly an unforgettable weekend.

Pensado’s Place Live at Summer NAMM’s Make Music Experience will present Nashville hitmakers Luke and Beth Laird, and Ross Copperman on Saturday, July 20 at 1:00pm! Join power duo Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick as they interview three of Nashville’s hottest talents on their craft, techniques, and how you can apply that to your career. Combined these hitmakers count 40 Number 1 singles with artists like Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Eric Church and more.

Immediately following the session, fans can meet Dave, Herb, Luke, Beth, and Ross at the Pensado’s Place Meet up. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with industry leaders and learn from their experience.

Tickets to Summer NAMM’s Make Music Experience/Pensado’s Place Live at Summer NAMM are only $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase your tickets at and plan to get there early for this limited event!

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