We love our podcasters! Here’s some of our hosts & their guests!

 

What Studio Americana Podcast Production Offers

We are your turn-key studio solution!

Studio Americana offers comprehensive services for live or recorded content, professional voice-over recordings, commercials, audio editing, and much more. We are your turn-key studio solution!

Our custom packages save you the capital investment of a home or office studio and allow you to scale up as needed.

Planning

This truly is a golden age for content creators, thought leaders, and influencers who want to spread their voice and engage directly with their target audience. We help you identify the topics and the strategy.

Production

From the sound-proof room, to the recording/editing process, our objective is for you to sound your best without buying a bunch of equipment or taking night classes on editing.

Distribution

Understanding your options when it comes to distributing your new show online can be overwhelming. We help you understand the who, what, where and provide recommendations for distribution.

Studio Americana team

The Studio Americana Team

Meet our Staff

Ian, President / Executive Producer

Ian, President / Executive Producer

Ian Levitt spent spent 20 years in broadcasting prior to starting Studio Americana, a recording studio focused on podcast and audiobook production. As a husband and father, he has a deep appreciation for the value of time. Allowing his clients to save time on the technical aspects of podcasting is a major goal of Studio Americana. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, you might find Ian cooking up a homebrew IPA in the backyard or brushing up on his Muy Thai boxing.

Bryan, Editor   Bryan Highhill was born and raised in the Twin Cities, where he discovered his love for music at an early age. Bryan pursued a Trumpet performance degree from the University of Redlands and graduated in 2008. After graduation, he went on to work at Santa Fe Public Radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  While living in New Mexico Bryan recorded a couple of solo albums under the moniker “Lumpy.” His album “Life, Man” was awarded "Best Pop Album" at the 2012 New Mexico Music Awards.  After moving back to Minnesota in 2012, Bryan began working at AM950.. He is currently working as Digital Content Coordinator for Gray Plant Mooty, doing freelance audio work, and writing and recording new Lumpy material.

Bryan, Editor

Bryan Highhill was born and raised in the Twin Cities, where he discovered his love for music at an early age. Bryan pursued a Trumpet performance degree from the University of Redlands and graduated in 2008. After graduation, he went on to work at Santa Fe Public Radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While living in New Mexico Bryan recorded a couple of solo albums under the moniker “Lumpy.” His album “Life, Man” was awarded "Best Pop Album" at the 2012 New Mexico Music Awards.

After moving back to Minnesota in 2012, Bryan began working at AM950.. He is currently working as Digital Content Coordinator for Gray Plant Mooty, doing freelance audio work, and writing and recording new Lumpy material.

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Branson, Producer   Branson Coltrane is a South Carolina native with a passion for loud noises. She attended the University of Minnesota, and obtained a BA in Speech Language Hearing Sciences and a Minor in Neuroscience. She began her audio career at Radio K, where she was produced the InStudio videos, as well as promotional videos and photographs for the radio station. She has also worked at WCCO Radio and AM950. At Studio Americana, she records and masters audio. She is also the head plant caretaker. In her free time, Branson enjoy spending time in her vegetable garden and hanging out with her dog, Red Bean Mochi.

Branson, Producer

Branson Coltrane is a South Carolina native with a passion for loud noises. She attended the University of Minnesota, and obtained a BA in Speech Language Hearing Sciences and a Minor in Neuroscience. She began her audio career at Radio K, where she was produced the InStudio videos, as well as promotional videos and photographs for the radio station. She has also worked at WCCO Radio and AM950. At Studio Americana, she records and masters audio. She is also the head plant caretaker. In her free time, Branson enjoy spending time in her vegetable garden and hanging out with her dog, Red Bean Mochi.

Michael, Producer / Editor   A lover of animals and a supreme digital athlete. My name is Mike I am a producer and engineer at Studio Americana. I like working with audio equipment and I take pride in how our studio looks and performs. My experience comes from surviving nearly 10 years in the radio industry. I've been a member of the KQ morning show, a wild child jock named Mac on Minneapolis's big bad rock station 93X and a hootenanny throwing DJ on Hot Country K95.3 in the lovely town of Willmar, Minnesota. I've been working with audio equipment since I found my grandfather's tape recorder at the age of 6 and I haven't stopped. When I'm not working I prefer to be spending my time with my dogs, bowling with my family/friends and crushing my enemies in online video games.

Michael, Producer / Editor

A lover of animals and a supreme digital athlete. My name is Mike I am a producer and engineer at Studio Americana. I like working with audio equipment and I take pride in how our studio looks and performs. My experience comes from surviving nearly 10 years in the radio industry. I've been a member of the KQ morning show, a wild child jock named Mac on Minneapolis's big bad rock station 93X and a hootenanny throwing DJ on Hot Country K95.3 in the lovely town of Willmar, Minnesota. I've been working with audio equipment since I found my grandfather's tape recorder at the age of 6 and I haven't stopped. When I'm not working I prefer to be spending my time with my dogs, bowling with my family/friends and crushing my enemies in online video games.

Jenna, Marketing Director   My name is Jenna Redfield, social media strategist & online community leader with an emphasis in instagram for business. I have over 5 years of experience working in marketing & have created 3 businesses with multiple jobs in the space. I own Twin Cities Collective LLC, which started as a community networking group that has turned into a business & marketing educational organization as well. At Studio Americana, I assist Ian in online marketing efforts & business development. In my free time, I am active in my local community, enjoy game nights with friends & love to sing, create YouTube videos & spend too much time on my phone

Jenna, Marketing Director

My name is Jenna Redfield, social media strategist & online community leader with an emphasis in instagram for business. I have over 5 years of experience working in marketing & have created 3 businesses with multiple jobs in the space. I own Twin Cities Collective LLC, which started as a community networking group that has turned into a business & marketing educational organization as well. At Studio Americana, I assist Ian in online marketing efforts & business development. In my free time, I am active in my local community, enjoy game nights with friends & love to sing, create YouTube videos & spend too much time on my phone

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What if you could reach your audience outside of their home and away from their computer? When they are really searching to be entertained, feel happy or be occupied. What if they could consume your content on their own schedule while commuting to work, while waiting at the DMV, during their dog’s evening walk?

It’s already possible thanks to podcasting.

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As opposed to generic media advertising, podcast sponsorships feel more like a friend telling you about something they love – something they think you will love too. The host has already done the work of connecting with the audience. Now you just need to come on board.

A podcast sponsorship is like a testimonial. The host is acting as your advocate to their audience. By sponsoring a few episodes – or a whole season – repetition makes your brand inherently more memorable. On top of that, statistics show podcast listeners have a deep loyalty to their sponsors.

Podcasting is the modern radio. It’s on-demand and segmented. It’s diverse and easily accessible. It can be paused, rewound, replayed and referenced, easily.

Whether you want to join the ranks of podcast host or simply reach a targeted audience, it’s time you embrace this exciting media. If you’d like to advertise on a podcast, contact us today to learn how.