Music Is - Episode 3
If you take something from the city, put something back in.
— Jack Preston

In Episode 3 of the Music Is... podcast, Jeremy sits down with Jack Preston. Jack is an artist, photographer, musician, rapper, producer and podcast host. He is also a huge believer in the potential of the city of Atlanta. Jack is a featured artist in the Tunewell collection and his music wraps southern roots delivery with time-warped textures and soundscapes. He also recently collaborated with Tunewelders and the We The People Ensemble to score the #weloveatl film, The Time Is Right. His podcast, Digital Good Times, nearing 100 episodes, brings together disconnected communities through storytelling and technology. As usual, our journey spans philosophy, inspiration, social impact and many other waypoints for the creative process leading to Jack's ultimate definition of music.

With Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and 56 Marietta Street, Atlanta is the most connected city in the country. Why do still struggle with connection? Jack and I talk about community and giving back to our city. His musical influences range from David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Jack White to Andre 3000 and J-Dilla. We discuss the process of writing music for film and how he came up with the hook for one of the tunes for The Time Is Right

What is a "Northcaligeorgian"? 

What do Bob Marley and Steve Urkel have to do with the Atlanta rap scene? 

Who is older, Jeremy Gilbertson or Hip-Hop?


Life on Earth - Jason Shannon
Replay - Jack Preston
Uno feat. Alex Lee of Le VICE - Jack Preston
Rumours feat. MICAHteer  - Jack Preston
Rebirth feat. Navi Sora - Jack Preston
Replay - Jack Preston
We The People (End Credits) - We The People Ensemble
Guided by the Divine - Jack Preston / Ben Holst / Jason Shannon / James Watson / Ryan Kilgore
Cram for Test - Jeremy Gilbertson
Off The Ground - Jack Preston

Music Is - Episode 2

The journey continues with Aaron and Nancy Hill with Greenhouse Atlanta.

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This is a story about an electrician-philosopher-bass player connecting with a pop star, whose music brought Perry Farrell to expletives. Together they foster a musical experience that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Aaron met Nancy in Los Angeles through a collaborative arts project called The Law Band. A mutual respect for each other's creativity grew into further collaborations and a livelong partnership that goes deeper than music.

Our conversation spans philosophy, mindfulness, sources of inspiration, building things from nothing, and the art of sound. Aaron is a sonic architect and a collage artist whose awareness leads to the most amazing happy accidents. Nancy's trip across the country with a Kay guitar and her songs led to her eventual deal as a recording artist for Island Records. She brings her vocal prowess and songwriting sensibilities to her own music and artists she and Aaron produce at Greenhouse Atlanta.


How did a field of wheatgrass bring a studio to life? What secrets lie deep within a Hill console? What do garden hoses and Sun Studios have in common? What was it like stalking Hunter S. Thompson? How did Buckminster Fuller influence studio design? What does an orchard have to do with music production? 


For more on Greenhouse Atlanta:

This podcast is brought to you by Tunewelders, Tunewell Music and Daniel Patrick Murphy.

Hosted and Produced by Jeremy Gilbertson

Engineered by Ben Holst 

Music featured on this podcast:

Tronto Y Mono, Cymatic - Aaron and Nancy Hill

King of the World, Those Eyes, The Safe -  Rosey

Cold Kitchen Blues - Hill Roberts (Tunewell Music)

Diamonds, Pearls and Rubies - Trappers Cabin (Tunewell Music)

Dreams of You - Lal Meri

Life on Earth (theme song) Jason Shannon

Jeremy Gilbertson
New Podcast from Tunewell - Music Is

I am psyched to announce our latest adventure into the world of podcasting.

Music Is ... is a podcast series aimed to define music from various perspectives.

Music is the ultimate feedback loop. Listeners and creators can participate together by expressing gratitude for what was, mold it into what is, and ponder what it will be. I wanted to connect with our creative community in a meaningful way by having insightful conversations with some of its most thoughtful creators. My hopes for this project are to demystify music for content creators, discuss sources of inspiration, break down the creative process and, ultimately, define music from each of their perspectives.



Our latest episode is a conversation with artist, Joel Nettesheim of Trappers Cabin.

What do John Denver, Alan Watts and a tennis racket have in common?

Listen here to find out:

Jeremy Gilbertson
Sync Licensing, Explained.

By Beth B. Moore


“Sync” or “synchronization” licenses refer to when music-makers grant content creators (such as filmmakers, tv producers, and ad agencies) the right to pair their music with audio-visual works (for example, films, tv shows, and tv/radio advertisements).

A sync license is short-hand for a “master use and synchronization license” or “master-sync license,” because the content creator needs to secure not one but two licenses: (1) a master use license from the artist/record label that controls the recording, and (2) a sync license from the songwriters/publishers who control the underlying composition.

Music, as a collaborative art form, can be owned and controlled by multiple rights holders, and identifying and securing all the necessary permissions can be a difficult and daunting process. Failure to secure 100% consent may result in copyright infringement claims, expensive settlements, bad publicity and unhappy clients. Tunewell does the hard work for you by pre-clearing the legal rights and offering all-inclusive master-sync licenses in one easy transaction.

What Makes Tunewell Unique?

By Beth Moore

The music industry is rife with licensing catalogs, so what makes Tunewell unique?

First, Tunewell prides itself on discovering untapped, independent talent who rival the style and quality of expensive, major-label music. We believe in quality over quantity. Think of us as a matchmaking service that pairs local artists and trendsetters with brands and content creators.

Second, Tunewell offers personalized music curation services for projects of all sizes. With minimal input, we can expedite your music research process and provide you with our targeted recommendations. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll hunt it down it for you.

Third, we offer our artists fair splits and full transparency. We take our mission seriously to help music-makers earn a living from their art. We maintain direct, personal relationships with all of our artists. Many of them are available upon request for your customized production needs.

Music supervision can be a daunting task. Think of Tunewell as your extended staff, here to lead your musical discovery without the overhead.

Tunewell is a pre-cleared music licensing catalog that services content creators and music supervisors who are looking for a compelling soundtrack to their film, television show, video game, web series, sports reels, corporate video, advertising content or other audio-visual work.

The biggest challenge to licensing music is obtaining the necessary legal permissions from all the songwriters, artists, record labels, producers and other rights holders who created the music. No one wants to be accused of copyright infringement.

Tunewell makes music licensing affordable and stress-free by identifying high quality, independent music and “pre-clearing” the legal rights for easy plug-and-play.