Daniel Shatzkes

Daniel Shatzkes

Danny Shatzkes is the owner and CEO of Harmony Studios Inc., an AV and acoustics installation & integration company. He is also the founder of Gig Gear, a manufacturer of accessories for AV techs, stage crews and all other live event and production professionals. Danny is a lifelong multi-instrumentalist musician and came to the AV industry by way of a long and varied career in the music products industry as an expert in audio and acoustics. Danny lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and five children.

The Return of the Roadie and the Roar of the Industry

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I was in the middle of writing a blog post on a different topic altogether when I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that immediately captured my attention. Published Monday, March 29, the piece is titled, “As Concerts Prepare to Return From Pandemic Lockdown, Roadies Have Moved On.” I was curious to […]

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Going Virtual

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I can remember a time, long ago, when people with shared interests used to meet in large gatherings. They would travel from far and wide and journey to a single location in order to sell their wares, share stories, renew old friendships and make new connections. By day, these travelers would converge to discuss their […]

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Why You Should Hire an Acoustics Specialist at the Outset

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Not long ago, while on LinkedIn, I had a brief but interesting exchange that made me stop and think. A seemingly innocuous post and an ensuing comment by a connection on the platform generated an internal dialogue that I’m not sure I’ve completely resolved. I share it here because it may not only have ramifications […]

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Is There Passion in AV?

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Like many people who work in AV, my journey to the industry came about through music. I’m a lifelong, passionate multi-instrumentalist musician, and both a studio and live sound engineer. I’m even lucky enough to have been in a band that had a Billboard chart-topping #1 single some years back. On the business side of […]

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