Our Studio

New Leonard Media is a Native American family-owned multimedia recording studio that offers podcast and vocal production in a creative and comfortable setting for all. 

At NLM, we fully support non-profits and leaders of social change. To the artists, musicians, poets, podcasters and organizations creating positive impacts in our society, we are here for you. Our purpose is to allow a more profound voice to those who need it.

We know that it takes high-quality content to deliver your message. Whether you are in need of podcast recording or voice work, NLM has the education and experience to provide the high standard of production that you expect—and make it easy. The crew at NLM has been there. Together, our goal is to get you there.


Mark Wilson

Mark L. Wilson | Owner

Mark is an enrolled citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. His background is in multimedia, entertainment, and leadership. He is a lifelong DJ with a love of Hip Hop Culture and the production of organic and classic boom-bap instrumentals. His education includes: graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences with certifications in Logic Pro and Pro Tools, a degree in Visual Communications, Liberal Studies, and a Masters in Public Administration. Mark’s background in public service is: two terms on the GTB Tribal Council, Traverse City City Commission, and various boards and committees.

Ryan Buck, Artist Development

Ryan found a love of music very early and has been writing and performing music for over 25 years. He has two decades of recording experience as a performer and has a distinct passion for music and performance recording. With over 25 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience he is excited to bring all these experiences to bear in order to provide the best artist’s experiences at New Leonard Media possible. Ryan plays bass in cinematically-inspired instrumental band Infinium and is the co-host of The Pursuit Of…podcast and the movie/comedy podcast, A Little Independent.

Kaden Wilson, Audio Engineer

Kaden is a remarkable professional who has honed his skills over years of experience in audio engineering, video editing, and music production. With his background in entertainment, he has an expansive knowledge of the industry, making him an asset for anyone looking for audio and video content creation. His proficiency in Logic X, FL Studio, and Adobe Creative Suite is impressive and sets him apart from his peers. Not only that, his prowess in Alternative Rock, Trap, and Hip Hop speak to his creative range as a music producer. Beyond his technical abilities, Kaden has also lent his talents as a vocal artist to radio commercials and TV advertisements, showcasing his versatility and attention to detail. Overall, Kaden is an outstanding individual who brings a wealth of skill and knowledge to each project he takes on.

Ben Udayan, Audio Tech

Ben is an audio technologist from Houston, Texas with an extensive history in music production and songwriting. He holds certifications in Pro Tools & Dante, as well as experience with Logic X, Ableton Live, FL Studio & Adobe Creative Suite. Before graduating from Northwestern Michigan College’s Audio Tech Program, Ben spent several years writing & engineering his own music, as well as the music of all the artists around him.

This ain’t no sausage factory

Craig Manning, Northern Express

Client Testimonials

“I recorded with them for the first time and it was an awesome experience! Ben Udayan did a great job working with me and on my songs..”
Raylin Vance
“Had a last-minute VO booking drop in my lap and needed a broadcast-quality studio to record it. Mark at NLM was more than accommodating with all my late-breaking requests. He made it easy and anxiety free to get my booking done -- I was able to set up in their isolation booth loaded with pro gear, we got the inter-studio connection established with no problems and had a great session. [...] Happy to recommend for your VO/recording/podcasting needs.”
“We had a GREAT experience working with New Leonard Media, and now they're our go-to AV shop. Mark Wilson and his team are top notch professionals who listen closely and really meet client needs efffectively. They also bring a strong set of values and mission to their work that sets them apart from the pack. Highly recommend them for all your AV needs.”