John DeNottbeck has over 40 years of experience in the audio, video and film industries as a musician, writer, composer, producer, voice director and engineer. John is the Founder/Partner/President/COO of Wanted! Sound and Picture, Co-founder/Partner/Director of VCR Media and Co-founder/Partner/President of IPS Recording Studios Ltd.

As an engineer and producer, John has won numerous international awards for commercials including a triple Clio for Best use of sound, best presentation of an announcers voice and best radio commercial of the year. Other commercial awards include New York Radio Awards, Marketing and Andy Awards.

John has been the voice director for Dan Akyroyd, Martin Short, Anne Murray, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Leslie Neilson and dozens of other international stars. As a writer, producer and musician he worked on a Music Special for the CBC with legendary record producer and Order of Canada recipient Jack Richardson and composer Ben McPeek. As a record producer, John has Max Webster’s ‘A Million Vacations’ under his belt, which was a Gold and Platinum record for EMI Music.

Paul sat down with John at the Wanted Studio located in downtown Toronto. The conversation covered how John got into the audio business, the many changes in the recording industry that he has witnessed throughout his carer and how music itself has evolved. Fascinating stuff.

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