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I have been passionate about supporting independent artists, even when this wasn’t my career. My interest in helping bands goes back to 1997 when I was a college kid. I was obsessed with music magazines, and found myself visiting music stores multiple times a week to listen to new music. While I was at the stores, I would peruse the music magazines and read their news sections.
In 1997 I launched Puddlegum as an “electronic zine” with the help of my friend Jim Mendenhall and then roommate Josh Smith. We developed what would become one of the first music blogs on the Internet. I maintained the blog, updating it daily. We tried to develop a record label, released a couple albums, and ran out of money.
In my twenties, I began recording bands out of my basement. I dove headlong into Pro Tools and began collecting the beginning of my recording gear, reading books, and learning as much as I could.
In 2005 I relaunched Puddlegum as an Mp3 blog. The blog took off and gained recognition around the world. You can read more about this on Puddlegum’s About page.
Interested in growing as a recording engineer, I attended The Recording Workshop in 2007. This helped shape fundamentals in my understanding of recording and mixing. I then interned at The Pop Machine in Indianapolis and learned a lot about recording sessions.
I have since been involved in many recording projects as a recording engineer, co-producer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, and a manager. I also run live sound on a weekly basis.
In the summer of 2020 during the Pandemic, I decided to relaunch Puddlegum. I post semi-daily, sharing new music, reviewing albums (particularly paying attention to the mix), writing articles, and hosting a podcast.
Outside of all this, I’m a husband and a father. I’m obsessed with coffee, and enjoy hiking, gardening, and hanging out with my family. I also read a lot.
- M.S. in Human Computer Interaction Design, Indiana University (Bloomington), 2015
- B.S. in Informatics (Communication and Culture Cognate), Indiana University (Bloomington), 2010
- Certificate in Audio Engineering, The Recording Workshop (Chillicothe, OH), 2007
Again, thank you for checking out my portfolio. Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you’d like to work with me on your project.
Kevin D Flick, M.S.