Amanda Davis, a 2010 graduate of SAE Institute Atlanta’s Audio Technology Program, will be the front of house engineer for the U.K. concerts of Grammy-nominated vocalist Janelle Monae, which will take place in May ’14 in Birmingham, London, and Manchester. Read the full article here.

This week, we’ve been speaking to Michele McGonigle, head of audio production at Hachette Audio and a 2014 Grammy winner, about her career in audiobooks so far. Read the full interview here.

Jody Faison, a legendary figure in the Nashville restaurant scene who quit the food-and-drink biz after 25 years to become an attorney, is getting ready to cook one his more famous creations, Pasta Ya-Ya from the original 12th & Porter menu, as a one-off treat at an event next week at the Music Row campus of SAE Institute, where Faison teaches as an adjunct professor of copyright law. Read the full article here.

Audio Pro International’s Rising Stars section focuses on the best of the industry’s emerging audio professionals. Producer/engineer/mixer and SAE San Francisco alum, Louis Bartolini, is featured in the most recent installment. Read the full interview here.

Martin Atkins, the Music Business Department Chair for SAE Chicago will host a SXSWedu Conference session called Band:Smart at Austin Convention Center (Ballroom E) TODAY, March 12th, 2014. Check out Atkins’ feature here.

In this video, David Penn, founder of Hit Songs Deconstructed, shares hit songwriting tips, techniques and trends culled from today’s chart-topping hits at the inaugural Music Industry Meetup NYC event on January 23, 2014 at SAE Institute in New York City.

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Listen to the the whole show, recorded with a live studio audience at SAE Institute Los Angeles, here.

Check out this recap video of Scratch DJ Academy’s Open House at SAE Atlanta!

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More coverage of the event here.

If you’ve ever wanted to talk to your house, Matt Carnes is making it happen. ”I’ve always enjoyed technology,” Carnes said. “The first piece of electronics I got when I was 8 years old was a multi-track recorder. I fell in love with the recording industry and technology in general.” Read the full article here. 

Update: More coverage of Matt Carnes here.