RSR438 - Dave Godowsky - From Songwriting to A&R for Rounder Records, iZotope, Native Instruments, and Plugin Alliance - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR438 – Dave Godowsky – From Songwriting to A&R for Rounder Records, iZotope, Native Instruments, and Plugin Alliance

Can you write a song on an island? Dave talked about capturing the seeds of songs, mixing with Chris Shaw, signing Nataniel Rateliff, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, and Ween to Rounder Records, and finding inspiration in Native Instruments Kontakt.

My guest today is Dave Godowsky, a veteran in the music industry, having spent the past 20+ years in Management, A&R, and Artist Relations. On the label front, he served as Director of A&R for Rounder Records (where he discovered and signed artists including Nathaniel Rateliff and Delta Spirit) and GM at Partisan Records (home to artists like IDLES, Fontaines DC, and Deer Tick). On the management front, he served as VP for Danny Goldberg at GoldVE, managing the careers of artists including Against Me!, Okkervil River, Speedy Ortiz, and Cass McCombs. On the technology front, Godowsky handles all artist and industry relations for the pioneering audio tech innovator iZotope, and now Native Instruments, and Plugin Alliance . 

A songwriter and producer himself, Godowsky has released three records, and co-written/collaborated with many others including Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Lianne LaHavas, and Gene Ween (Ween). He has toured nationwide, including performances at major festivals and on the Late Show with David Letterman. Godowsky was named one of Billboard's "30 Under 30" and has been profiled by the Boston Globe for his industry and musical contributions. He currently lives with his wife and 18-month-old son in Maine.

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