Throughout the years Lance Bendiksen has had far reaching success in the ever-changing music industry. His talents as a composerstem not only from his experience writing over two thousand songs and publishing two-hundred, but also scoring films and television shows that have aired in over twelve hundred markets. Working for world famous companies such as Sony, Arista and Capitol records, he has created a valuable name for himself in the music industry. His success has not gone unnoticed either-as he has been featured in articles in Billboard Magazine, The New York Times to name a few. Winning an Emmy award and working with a Grammy winning production team, Bendiksen has displayed the highest caliber of talent, while his team has produced dozens of Silver, Gold and Platinum records. What separates Bendiksen from the others however; is his gratitude and eagerness to give back to the community. As an artist he has performed in over 3,000 venues including New York's Carnegie Hall. He sums up his philosophy on success in the music business best, stating, "I think we bring all of our experiences to bare when we produce music and engage in business. It's what it's all about, the soul of our company." In his Master classes, productions, and online program, he has taught countless students how to excel in the music world by coaching, consulting and teaching the art of creating meaningful music.
LANCE BENDIKSEN: COMPOSER AND MUSIC PRODUCER
DAVID MCGUINNESS: SOUND ENGINEER
CHIEF SOUND ENGINEER
David McGuinnes's talent as an audio engineer, sound designer and production manager is a major asset to Bendiksen Productions. Growing up with Lance in New Jersey, McGuinness and Bendiksen have had a long lasting friendship and business partnership. With experience in live audio and recording, McGuinness has the production skills necessary in this digital age but his philosophy is ultimately believing in your ears. Although he utilizes Pro Tools, he works to enhance musical talent with clean production. He brings all the experience from years of mixing live audio to make great recordings.David McGuinness started out in the music world in college, he learned the business side of entertainment, booking and producing shows with Peter Frampton, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates and Patti Smith among others Ultimately, after college, McGuinness jumped into the audio world, learning and working in the vibrant music scene at the time with many great artists like jazz great Grover Washington Jr., McGuinness found his niche in the music world. One of the first engineers mixing on-stage monitors in Philadelphia in the 1980's, he improved his audio skill working with every popular artist of the era, touring with Todd Rundgren, Renaissance, John Denver, Air Supply, and The Jets!
He spent many years touring the US and the world with award winning artists Eric Bazilian, writer of the hit "One of Us" and Rob Hyman most well-known for "Time After Time." He was the front of house engineer and production manager for their popular band "The Hooters" for over twenty years. David has been all over the world mixing in great venues and at large festivals and historic events such as Roger Waters "The Wall" live in Berlin in1990. From small clubs and theaters like the Tower in Philly and the Boulder Theater, to Madison Square Garden, Giants Stadium, Red Rocks and the Hollywood Bowl, David McGuinness' experiences have shaped his knowledge of the music industry and crafted skills worthy of any project.Relocating in Denver in 2007 brought new challenges and experiences. Teaming up with Lance Bendiksen's production skills, David has recorded great projects with Colorado artists such as Alan Baird, Nicole Fentress, Jeremy Dion, The Macrae and most recently Joe 4 Nothin to name a few. He continues using his live skills as well, working with many local favorites like Dotsero and Hot Lunch band when not making great music at Bendiksen Productions!
ANNETTE CANNON: PROJECT MANAGER AND SCOUT
Annette Cannon, joined the Bendiksen Production team as a Talent Scout about 3 years ago working through JMoon Promotions. She comes with a background in music through playing various instruments, management of bands and judging of talent. She serves as a Board Member with the Colorado Music Business Organization, is a Judge for the Westword Best of the West music events, and is on the Entertainment Committee for Denver's UMX (People's Fair). She has her own Music program for children called "Got Music?". As a Talent Scout, Annette has discovered Bendiksen up-and-coming artists such as, Niccole Fentress, Grayson Erhard, Caleb Grose, Back Porch Romeos, Joefornothin, and Jeff Bostic.
HILLARY LAUER: SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Hillary Lauer developed a love for music at a very young age. Starting in 5th grade, she fell in love with guitar when she got her first acoustic Fender. She attended Hathaway Brown School, where she focused on Music, Art, Photography and English. After high school she interned at Clear Channel radio in Independence, Ohio. She also attended St. Louis University, majoring in English and Communication. Figuring out that she wanted to study the music industry, she left St. Louis to pursue her dream of working with music producers and artists in Denver. In Denver she met Lance Bendiksen, who invited her on board at Bendiksen Productions in May, 2012. Her love of the outdoors as well as her passion for music has made her fall in love with the wonderful city of Denver. She is now taking classes with hopes of getting into the Music Industry Studies program at CU Denver next year. At Bendiksen Productions, she works in various realms of the industry, from scouting the local music scene to social media relations. Through networking and social media, she helps clients gain exposure and notoriety.