Making Music With Michael Jackson
Technical director to Michael Jackson for nearly two decades, Brad Sundberg has announced a series of informative seminars to take place this June in New York City. At this one of a kind event, Fifty Michael Jackson fans will have a rare opportunity to see, hear and experience what it was like to work side-by-side with the King of Pop.
Brad will be sharing behind the scenes stories and little known facts from his time working with Michael on the ‘Bad,’ ‘Dangerous,’ and ‘HIStory’ albums. Additionally he will share stories and background about the years he spent installing music and video systems on the rides, attractions and residence at Neverland Valley Ranch.
What? ‘In the Studio with Michael Jackson’ seminars with Brad Sundberg.
Who? Meet Brad Sundberg, technical director and engineer to Michael Jackson for 18 years.
When? June 29th 2013 at 11am and again at 5pm.
Where? Smash Studios 301 W 36th Street New York, NY 10018.
This interactive, music and video -filled seminar will bring fans closer than they could ever imagine to working with Michael ‘In the Studio.’ Brad will share the backstories from the projects he worked on, including first-hand experiences of being with Michael when we wrote and recorded his demos and songs.
He will share music, video, photographs and memorabilia from his personal collection. In addition, there will be an exclusive question and answer segment, encouraging fans to further discuss and analyze Michael’s creative process. Those curious about Michael’s working style, will surely enjoy the unique chance to be a part of this event.
Brad Sundberg has remarked that his years working with Michael encompassed, “a portion of his career that he wouldn’t change for the world.” He adds, “If you appreciate the amazing sounds and layers that you hear in his albums, you will enjoy this seminar. If you are curious about what it was like to work with one of the most creative forces in the entertainment industry, yet also one of the kindest men I have ever known, you will enjoy this seminar.
I invite you to spend some time with me and hear Michael’s music and my stories. He was a genius, an entertainer, my employer and my friend. His name is Michael Jackson, and I would like to introduce him to you.”
Here are some testimonials from previous seminars,
“It was an unforgettable day. It took me several days to land back to earth. It’s one of the very best Michael Jackson moments in my whole life. To this day, I’m still trying to figure out how to put this experience into words.
Brad you’re a wonderful and generous person. We have all been touched by your kindness and your presence. Thanks to all those who have made this event possible.”
“Thanks for the spirit of your seminar. With your help, we got closer to the essence of the creation, of what’s hidden in the studios. Your extreme generosity gave us access to years of experience, excitement and knowledge of music. This event went beyond my wildest expectations. And it was such an emotion to be a part of that session… I would define it, as, “Keeping Michael’s music alive”… and we are now friends forever.” Alan
Four studio albums. Countless sessions. Video mixes. Dance mixes. Three world tours. A ranch called “Neverland.” This was Brad Sundberg’s life and career for nearly 18 years, working closely with the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. This is your chance to hear of the music, the stories behind the music, and what it was like to be a part of Michael’s team. This is a one-of-a-kind music, photo and video-filled seminar.
Brad had the opportunity to work closely in the studio and at Neverland Valley Ranch with Michael Jackson. He was Michael’s technical director and one of the engineers on four studio albums including “Bad”, “Dangerous”, “HIStory”, and “Blood On The Dancefloor.” (Michael even gave Brad the nickname “Really, Really Brad”.) These mammoth projects (including production, tour-prep and countless remixes) took upwards of 16 months each. You will see and hear what it was like to be in the studio with Michael and the team of engineers and producers who created these songs, through a carefully crafted timeline of music, video and behind-the-scenes info. From “Captain Eo” to “Man In The Mirror” to “Scream”, Brad was there, and you will hear about the production process.
Additionally, Michael tapped him to help in the early days of designing and building Neverland Valley Ranch, his incredible home. The ranch was filled with rides, music and surprises waiting to be discovered. He commissioned Brad to bring music to virtually ever corner. Michael would even give him specific playlists for certain areas of the ranch, to create just the right environment.
Brad is generous with his insights and knowledge, and there will be time for questions. If you are a fan of Michael’s music, or are curious about how those albums were recorded and the staggering amount of tapes, tracks and time invested, you will want to attend “In The Studio With Michael Jackson.”