Here we go, changing the website again! Sorry guys if you are feeling disorientated by our constant image change but we're not web designers - we're music producers!
This is a bell curve. It shows in a rather effective way how we learn any new skill, whether that's the trumpet, bass guitar or playing cricket. As beautiful as it is in it's simplicity, the bell curve hides an uncomfortable truth. But can we learn from this truth and increase our ability to learn faster?
Here we explore several ways to get free music production. For many musicians and bands, it's the cost associated with music production that limits their growth.
For every new song idea you have, you need to spend money for studio time and producer/engineers. Read on to see how you could get free music production!
A non job is a form of income which you get without the need to work for an hourly wage. I am thankful that I managed to achieve this several years ago and I would like to share with you how I did it. Read the full story here
A buddy of mine sent me this article the other day which pointed out how trends are changing significantly in the album buying world. Today's music buyers can't be doing with the long ass albums full of filler songs, so they download singles ... in other words, just the good stuff.
Record labels know that (more than ever) quality songs are the best marketing tool out there. Forget social media hype, that has failed for a number of recent high profile releases, such as Paul McCartney and Katy Perry - in our throw away culture you need outstanding songs to shine through.
In a recent BBC Four documentary called Storyville, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, we learned how two lads from Dundee duped the record industry by pretending they were from California.
The Scottish hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains were getting nowhere in the industry until they lied and told venue promoters that they were a hot new act from USA. The interesting thing was how their image alone got them signed to a major label.
Imagine signing songwriters and producers and creating your very own songwriting dream team. It seems out of reach for many of us, but being the boss of your own music publishing company is actually more straight forward than many would think.
You will need to network like crazy and bring together songwriters, lyricists, musicians and producers so that they may create world class songs for you to "shop" to labels, radio and television, movies, restaurants, malls, elevators and so on.
Your job would be to place your teams songs with famous artists. You would retain a share of the publishing (anywhere from 15-30%) and the songwriters would share the rest.
There are lots of misconceptions about microphones and pre-amps. We get lots of people asking us if we have "professional" gear before they book with us. Of course, we have state of the art gear but I'm going to be controversial here and say that most modern gear is good enough.