May 11, 2023

The Music You Love with Prince's Sound Engineer, Susan Rogers

The Music You Love with Prince's Sound Engineer, Susan Rogers
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Legendary record producer, Susan Rogers, known for her work with Prince, chats on Multitudes about your listener profile, her time working with Prince, hit singles, record production and more!

Join me for this fascinating conversation about music.

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.”  - Stevie Wonder

In this episode we get into:
5:29 | Susan's Time Working With the Musical Icon, Prince
15:31 | Meeting Miles Davis
20:15 | Susan's Experience as a Record Producer
26:26 | Your Listener Profile
33:48 | Active vs. Passive Listening
37:33 | The Triple Crown: The Critics, Musicians, and the Public
42:39 | Albums and Singles
46:27 | Susan's Academic Career
53:03 | Tech Advancements in Music

📚 You can check Susan's book out here: This is What it Sounds Like
🎵 Add your record pull here.
🎧 The playlist on Spotify for "This is What it Sounds Like"

About Susan:
Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, and mixer. She is best known for her work with Prince during his peak creative period (1983–1987). Her discography also includes records with David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, Jeff Black, and many others. In 2021 she became the first female recipient of the Music Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Contributions to U.K. Music. She teaches psychoacoustics and record production for Berklee College of Music. Her book on music listening, This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You, published by W. W. Norton & Co., is available everywhere. 

Intro Music: 
Sticky Finger by Ballpoint 
Vivanda Rica by El Flaco Collective 
Tuya by Static Glow Sounds 

Outro Music:
Vivanda Rica by El Flaco Collective

Check out the podcast at or on Instagram at @multitudes.podcast.