Using Music: Jonathan Menjivar For This American Life



This American Life uses music artfully to help it tell a story, to emphasize a point, support a turn, to guide the listener. As TAL producer Jonathan Menjivar says, “it’s a little flashlight that helps us get our ideas across.”

Ira Glass asked Jonathan to share guidelines from their method, which he does in detail, including a fully deconstructed example and Pro Tools screen shots. Benefit from the accumulated music production wisdom of This American Lifers by clicking here.

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