Bruce Nazarian

Bruce Nazarian

Born 1949

Bruce Nazarian is a funk and rock musician, recording artist and music producer from Detroit, currently residing in the Western USA. He is also an Apple Certified Trainer and Certified Pro on various professional application, including DVD Studio Pro and Logic Pro. He is also a published book author and current President of the IDMA (International Digital Media Alliance) formerly known as the DVDA (DVD Association).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bruce Nazarian.


1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1968 19 Years Old In 1968, he toured Europe with the Wayne State University Men's Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Harry Langsford, and participated in the 1968 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, where the WSU Men's Glee Club won first prize. … Read More


1975 26 Years Old In 1975, a chance meeting with band manager Al Nalli would lead to his joining Brownsville Station (of "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" fame). … Read More


1979 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He remained a member of Brownsville Station until May, 1979.
1981 - 1983 2 More Events
1986 37 Years Old In summer 1986, Nazarian was approached by producer Mike Theodore, an old friend, who suggested he consider relocating Gnome Sound to New York. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old In 1988, he recorded vocals and produced some demos for Anita Baker's "Giving You The Best That I've Got" album, and provided Anita with her first experience with recording on a Direct-to-Disc digital recording system. … Read More


1990 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1990, Nazarian met producer David Kershenbaum, who at the time was finalizing the purchase of Studio 55 from then-owner Richard Perry. … Read More
1991 42 Years Old Gnome Studios at the Complex remained active in music until 1991, when Nazarian segued into audio post-production, becoming Sound Editor for, and eventually Supervising Sound Editor of "Dinosaurs" a Disney-produced network show running on ABC TV. … Read More
1993 44 Years Old By 1993, Nazarian had relocated his sound editorial operations to become part of Soundworks West, a new audio post facility created in the old Hitsville West studio complex on Romaine Street in Los Angeles. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old …  In February 1998, Magnolia was sold to Millennium Sound, and Nazarian moved on to a different creative career.


1999 50 Years Old In 1999, Nazarian became Director of DVD Training at Video Symphony in Los Angeles. … Read More
2000 51 Years Old In 2000, Nazarian accepted a position on the Advisory Board of the DVDA, a non-profit trade association promoting optical disc media production.
2004 55 Years Old In 2004, he wrote "DVD Studio Pro 2 - The Complete Guide to Authoring with Macintosh", published by McGraw-Hill.
2005 56 Years Old In 2005 he was elected to the Board of Directors, and in 2006, he was elected Vice-President.
2006 57 Years Old In 2006, he wrote "DVD Studio Pro 4 - The Complete Guide to Authoring with Macintosh", published by McGraw-Hill. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old In 2007 he was elected President. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old In 2009, he wrote "Fast Path to Blu-ray for Mac", published by The Digital Guy Press. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old Died in 2015.
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