Storyophonic is a regular music industry podcast featuring conversations with leading-edge pros to inform, entertain, inspire and guide you to greater success – wherever you are in your career. We bring you tips and tales from inside the business for people working in all levels and areas of music. Whether you are a pro with a successful career or an aspiring musician wanting to break in, take your music career to the next level by learning from some of the most notable professionals in the music industry today.

Our guests range from record company and studio executives, to film composers, songwriters, touring musicians, producers, music supervisors, music editors and recording engineers. Learn the inside story of the changes happening in our business with their ideas and solutions to navigate today’s music industry.


Lindsay Tomasic

An accomplished composer, producer and recording engineer, Lindsay Tomasic has been actively involved in the creation of music for TV & Film since the 1990s. With her notable resume as a musician and vocalist, it is her empathy with recording artists that results in emotionally connected performances and recordings.

Lindsay’s music has been featured on all major television networks as she has composed for the most prominent music catalogs in the world. She is a founding member of the production music giant 5 Alarm Music, and in 2004, became the manager of the world class media facility Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena CA, where she connected and worked with some of the finest recording artists, producers and engineers in the music business – musical icons from Ringo Starr to Herbie Hancock — and corporate clients including Toyota, Disney and McDonalds.

Inspired by her time as executive producer for a major music catalog and her experience as studio manager, Lindsay launched her own production music catalog: Frameworks Music, in 2006. Frameworks
music is distributed by Warner Chappell Production Music in the USA, in addition to distributors in over 50 countries around the world. In 2011, Lindsay founded the boutique artist catalog Ear Parade, with partners Maddie Madsen and Christian Salyer. The catalog is currently represented by Current Music in the US and Canada, and in over 50 territories worldwide.

Lindsay served as a Governor on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS in 2015-16, and is actively involved with the Producers & Engineers wing of the organization.



Dan Kimpel

Author, educator and music journalist Dan Kimpel contributes feature stories and interviews to a variety of media including magazines, websites, television shows and documentary films. Dan is currently the Song Biz editor of Music Connection magazine. Airline passengers might recognize his inimitable voice from inflight audio programming on United Airlines and Delta Airlines worldwide.

Among his most memorable interviews Dan notes cultural icons Dr. Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen and Clint Eastwood; marquee singer-songwriters Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Jason Mraz and Brian Wilson; pop artists Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5; country hit makers Keith Urban, Leanne Womack and Lady Antebellum; rockers Ringo Starr, John Mayer, Green Day, Maroon 5 and Metallica; film composers Lalo Schifrin, John Powell, John Debney and Alan Silvestri, and soul greats Bill Withers, Holland-Dozier- Holland, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Ty Dolla $ign.

The author of six-best selling books about the music industry, over a five-year period, Dan conducted weeklong master classes on networking and personal presentation skills at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. Stateside, he lectures at colleges, universities and conferences across the U.S., Canada and Japan. He is a multiple
award-winning member of the Musician’s Institute faculty in Hollywood, CA and Chairman of the Musicians Foundation Board.

Dan’s history includes holding key positions with two influential songwriter organizations – The Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase (LASS) and the National Academy of Songwriters (NAS) where he produced shows with Joni Mitchell, Leiber & Stoller, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Tom Petty and many others.



Kim Strand

With an expansive background in audio and picture recording and editing, multiple Emmy and Golden Reel nominee Kim Strand contributes her professional expertise to both visual and musical media.

Kim’s multi-disciplinary résumé as a documentary filmmaker, a performing musician, picture editor, and licensed radio broadcast engineer is highlighted by her role as a Music Editor at industry-leading Segue Music, with high-profile feature projects for 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Universal Pictures, and WB Television Network. As Operations Manager with EFX – The Sound of Pictures, she supervised post-production services and systematized the company’s Sound Effects Library. A Partner at Spark Music, she advised on artist signings, developed the company website, coordinated promotional campaigns, and initiated music placements.

In addition to ongoing Freelance projects, Kim is currently the Production Director for the premier music industry podcast Storyophonic. She continues her musical endeavors as a Vocalist with America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Angel City Chorale, joining them onstage for a recent sold-out tour of Italy.