Music Industry News Network [08-29-2010]

The Producer's Corner With Spud Too Tight "Chops It Up" With Icon Music Director Michael Bearden On His B-Day Tribute Song For Michael Jackson And Much More On ITunes Podcast


August 29th, 2010 Minneapolis - This week on the The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight, in acknowledgment of Michael Jackson's birthday, Music Producer Spud Too Tight sits down with Music Director Michael Bearden, who was the Music Director and close friend of the late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, scored, associate produced and music supervised the film, "This Is It" and has composed and produced a new profound song titled "One Last Goodbye," a musical tribute in honor of Michael Jackson's birthday on August 29th, which is now available on iTunes.

Their vast discussion about Michael Jackson included: The mission behind creating the birthday tribute song about his close friend, the in-depth details on how his working relationship began, their one on one and team building model, igniting the music chemistry, bond and special working sanctuary with Michael Jackson including discussions all the music projects, major music production techniques implemented, the keyboard arsenal used such as Motif, Korg, Niko Open Labs to name a few and additional outstanding musicians hired in creating the music for the film and much more.

Part two of their discussion included: How Michael Bearden has known First Lady Michelle Obama and was also the principal keyboardist for President Obama's inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial, film music scoring vs. producing A-List recording artists, sound designing, serving as a substitute for the legendary Music Director Paul Schaffer on Late Night with David Letterman, the details on how he was recruited and accepted the position as the Music Director for Lopez Tonight, upcoming projects and endeavors.

This is a very special one of a kind interview on working with the late "King of Pop" you do not want to miss.

Join us today and hear this interview on The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight on iTunes Podcast at: It is also available on All interviews are available 24/7

The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight is one of the hottest and most unique celebrity driven Podcast to hear a diverse range of Billboard's chart topping and Grammy Award winning music producers, composers, arrangers, vocalists and engineers discuss their production techniques and preferences, influences, song structure, music instruments, genre, style and their craft, state of the art recording equipment, background and upcoming projects.

Edgy Funk Groove Music Producer/Composer Spud Too Tight is also prolific and gifted on keyboards, guitar/bass, drum programming, and engineering. He is described as having that edgy defined sonic signature sound and is an avid Logic Pro 8 and MacBook Pro user. Spud has been in the game for nearly 20 years composing and producing that 'It Factor" music for indie artists, television and radio spots with voice overs by some of Hollywood's icons and is extremely passionate about his craft.

The Michael Jackson birthday tribute song "One Last Goodbye" is beautifully written and performed by Ayanna Irish, who was discovered by Patti Labelle and also shared the stage with her on a major tour a few years ago. "In regards to composing a tribute song honoring the birthday of Michael Jackson, I wanted to compose something special to commemorate Michael's memory since his passing " It is a genuine expression that best represents how I feel about my friend and colleague" said Bearden.

In mirroring the philanthropy efforts of his late friend Michael Jackson, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the MuisCares Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by The Recording Academy that provides emergency health and human services to music people in need. Please go to Michael Bearden facebook fan page and become a fan at For interviews with Michael Bearden contact:

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