WE LIKE TO WORK
DOUGLAS STEVENS has produced many thousands of music and audio recordings, which include music scores, songs, radio programs, podcasts, jingles, and post production soundtracks for film/video projects, television and cable networks, documentaries, motion pictures, audiobooks, special events, and the internet.
As Executive Producer at Handsome Brothers Music, Inc., he provided award-winning music production and audio services to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and educational institutions, advertising agencies, video production houses, and entertainment companies.(www.handsomebrothers.com)
Douglas (Red), worked 8 years as a radio host and producer at Sirius XM satellite radio for The Howard Stern Channels, and in Boston has produced hundreds of live comedy shows featuring many of today's top comics. He is a well-known author and singer of comedy music and has recorded duets with Todd Rundgren and Margaret Cho.
At CA&M, he hand picks and enjoys a variety of audio and music production, mixing, and sound design projects. He has produced and edited several audio PODCASTS, with subjects that range from investigating cybercrime and fraud using behavioral biometrics, revealing personal convict prison stories of violent crime and redemption, the use of cannabis therapy in family medicine, showing positive examples and success stories of Muslim Americans, and another that discusses and seeks solutions to physician burnout.
He is an accomplished ASCAP songwriter/publisher/curator with thousands of worldwide broadcast song and music placements. (HBO Cathouse, Meet The Mobsters, F**k, The Documentary, Money Monster, THIS OLD HOUSE, Ask This Old House, Best Thanksgiving Ever, Extreme Engineering, Gillette, Our Cartoon President, Polar,
Star Crossed Christmas, and many more.)
He is also partners with composer, Ed Grenga in Kozmic Debris, LLC, a new, boutique, production music library specializing in music for television and film. https://kozmicdebris.com/
Douglas is a dual US/Canadian citizen, and enjoys listening to jazz and blues,
writing, drawing, and photography, and has 3 cats.
2023 ASCAP TV Screen Music Award, Emmy, Tellys, Promaxx, ISC-International Songwriters Competition, Lifetime Achievement NYC Funny Song Fest, AMI, Music Museum Of New England, and a Grammy nomination.
A partial list of clients Douglas has provided music and/or audio services to- Discovery, Showtime, PBS, WGBH, Fidelity Investments, Gillette, Major League Lacrosse, Boston Red Sox, This Old House, BBC, Ask This Old House, Comcast, Dunkin Donuts, Harvard University, American Red Cross, Animal Planet, The Boston Globe, American Kennel Club, Avid, Science Channel, Boston Children’s Museum, Sheraton, Patient Power, John Hancock, BioCatch, Maine/NH/Vermont Lottery, MIT, HP, Polar Beverages, Boston Museum Of Science, Diet Coke, Arc Docs, Kronos, Lahey Health, Ken's Steak House, Hayden Planetarium, Tidal, Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, HouseSmart, Nixon Peabody, Boston University, Massachusetts Medical Society, Hasbro, EMC, Kaspersky, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Maryland Science Center, Thomson Reuters, Turner Classic Movies, Volkswagen, and many, many others.
SOUND DESIGN + MIX FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO
MUSIC PRODUCTION, PODCAST PRODUCTION,
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVE CONSULTANT
AND PRODUCER FOR RADIO AND PODCASTING
AUDIO EDITING & MIXING
STUDIO & LOCATION RECORDING
VOICE TALENT CASTING
PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY & SFX SEARCH
MUSIC COMPOSITION & PRODUCTION
The project I brought to Doug Stevens, (Creative Audio and Music), in August of 2019 was a challenging one for several reasons, but my immediate concern, as I sat down in his studio for the first time, was how he would react to the difficult content of my childhood-abuse story,
Saving Judy Pocketbook.
I decided to read the entire 2- hour, three-act play to him from beginning to end. When I finished and looked up from my script, I knew that he had already committed to guiding me through this process. And so began a remarkable journey that ended in September of 2020 during quarantine, when Doug brought portable equipment to my house so we could complete recording the last two-minute intro and closing required by Audible.
Listening to the credits at the end of other audio plays I hear acknowledgments of an entire staff of professionals who helped make the recording . . . producers and executive producers, directors, editors, sound designers, etc. There were TWO of us working on my project! Fortunately, Doug had the skill and experience necessary to produce a top-notch recording in spite of working with a novice playwright/narrator. He is a perfectionist, with incredibly high standards—but so am I, so we worked really well together. But when the atmosphere got a little tense, Doug— who spent his career as a very successful comedian— would entertain me with his silliness, and my equilibrium would be restored. Doug is also a singer-songwriter, and I grew to really appreciate his intuitive musical sense as we added 13 pieces of music to my recording. And, because my play is actually a "verse memoir " (a continuous narrative made up of 75 discreet pieces of writing), the whole recording process was a challenge of patience and content organization that might have felled a lesser audio producer!
I recommend Doug, for so many reasons, both personal and professional, and will always be grateful that I had this opportunity to work with him. I can't imagine what it would have been like to entrust this project—
so dear to my heart— to anyone else!
Linda Lipton, Author, "Saving Judy Pocketbook"
"Douglas is a top-tier audio guy with a million dollar ear. I've worked with him on many projects, and I've always been very happy with the results. He's a pleasure to work with and brings a highly creative eye and ear to the process. He even saved some distorted audio that I thought was unsalvageable. I highly recommend Douglas for quality audio production and post."
Rob Kirwan, Executive Producer Powderhouse Productions
"Red has the best-produced radio show on my channels." Howard Stern, Sirius XM Satellite Radio
"Douglas Stevens helped me produce an audio version on my book, a memoir, and my experience was outstanding. If you are contemplating an audio book, you will not do better than Douglas. In addition to a state-of-the-art recording studio (please don't attempt an audio book in your home!), Douglas provided expert direction, coaching and advice. He carefully read the text as I was narrating it, noting any discrepancies or sound issues. He was 100% engaged and totally invested in the project's success. With great skill, reflecting many years of experience, he seamlessly inserted corrections, tightened pauses, adjusted the volume where needed -- his attention to detail is exquisite. I'm very proud of the high-quality finished product that resulted from my working with Douglas. He is a consummate professional and also takes great joy in what he does. An absolute pleasure to work with."
Catherine Marenghi, Author, "Glad Farm"
"I have worked with Douglas many times over the years, and each time it is a better experience. He is without a doubt, one of the most creative people I have worked with in my career. If you need a fun, totally engaged partner to get your message out there, give CA&M a call. You won't be sorry."
Paul Joyal, Director Of Marketing, Boston MedFlight
"I've been working with Doug for 5+ years. His reputation for excellent creative input and deft technical expertise is acknowledged by all who work with him. Plus he's a really good guy to work with. First rate all the way."
Eugene Ferraro, Executive Producer, Ferraro Communications
"Collaborating with Doug to produce clean audio for 9 medical training courses was a wonderful experience. Quick. Efficient. Top-quality. And FUN! Looking forward to working with him again."
Jennifer Melton , Technical Writer and Producer
"Douglas was great to work with, very thorough and professional!"
Fred Sanders, Actor
"Douglas is a very gifted individual. He has a flair for comedy, music production, and theatrics and the business side of those pursuits."
George Weinstein, Photojournalist/Writer