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Dustin Ryan

Dustin Ryan
Dustin is a Producer / Audio Engineer / Touring Musician.  He has lived in Nashville and worked in the music industry for the last 7 years.  In that time he has been under the direct tutelage of industry greats like; Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Madona); Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Bo Bice); David Z (Prince, Johny Lang, Elvis Costelo); and many others.  After working in studios around town, including a six month stint at Blackbird Studios, he has now opened his own, "Pop Gun Studios" in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tn.  For a free consultation with Dustin you can email him directly at
February 27, 2012
Producer Dustin Kirkendall explains how hiring a mix engineer can be a cost-effective tool for indie artists on a budget. Listen to before and after examples to get an idea of how a mix engineer can enhance your recording project without the expense of a producer.
October 28, 2011
Dustin Ryan of Pop Gun Studios discusses all the necessary steps you should take to insure your riffs get the sound clarity they deserve.
September 28, 2011
Believe it or not, finding the right Producer is just as important as making the decision to work with one... Click here to learn how to qualify your producer and make sure you're working with the right one before you sign any paperwork.
August 2, 2011
As an artist, your art is all you have; so protecting it should be priority number one. The interview process, the contract you sign, and the producer you choose, are all key factors when it comes to protecting your art and learning how to interview producer’s effectively...
July 1, 2011
So how do you find the right producer for you? There is no easy answer, even if you live in the heart of L.A., Nashville, New York, Atlanta, etc.; it can still be a mystery. Because there isn't any reliable directory for "Music Producer", I’d start by...
June 8, 2011
(JUNE 2011) This month I decided to respond to a question that was emailed to me from Daniel H. He asks: "I had a Producer tell me that if we recorded a project, I would own the songs but he would own the actual recordings…is that true?"
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