Recording Entrepreneurs

HOW DO YOU RECORD ORIGINAL MUSIC WITH YOUR COMPUTER?

So you’ve written a great song or a piece of music, and you want to get it recorded and saved as soon as possible. Thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to wait until you have the money to record it professionally in a recording studio (or try to remember your song by recording…

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CAREERS IN LIVE MUSIC

Live music is big business. The highest-grossing tours by major label artists can rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year.  The even more shocking aspect of this objective fact is that they are getting more lucrative all the time. Sure, people talk about the music industry being harder and harder to make money…

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HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC RECORDED

Everyone, at some point in time, has dreamed of being a rockstar. Finding a massive audience for music that’s a direct reflection of who you are. Finding a platform to create artwork that’s a sincere reflection of your thoughts, opinions, and experiences. However, most people leave it as a daydream. It takes a very rare…

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THE BEST APPROACH TO MAKING A DEMO RECORDING

If you’re an up-and-coming musician there’s only one way to get noticed. Make work. You need to be producing songs. You need to be out in the streets making connections and showing your abilities. That’s the only way to make headway within the industry. A while back, the only way to get ahead was to…

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I WANT TO BE A HIP-HOP STAR

Today, Hip-Hop rules the world. It’s the dominant musical genre, produces a wide swath of America’s celebrities, and is used in everything from film soundtracks to selling soap on TV. To think just a few short decades ago, Hip-Hop and rap were viewed as a non-commercial and niche thing, it’s almost mind-boggling. Today it’s a…

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LIFE AS A RECORDING ENGINEER

HOW DO I BECOME A SOUND ENGINEER OR RECORDING ENGINEER? Everyone that wants to work in the music industry has to start out at the same place. Zero. They all have to start from nothing. You don’t know anyone, you don’t have the skills, and you’ve never made music. And then as you grow, and…

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WHAT IS REASON SOFTWARE?

If you’re someone who is making a name for themselves in the music industry, chances are you’ve had some experience with the software Reason. It’s digital audio workstation (DAW) software that many sound designers and electronic musicians use when creating their work. It gives the individual in question the ability to control and process a…

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DO YOU NEED TO LEARN LOGIC PRO TO WORK IN AUDIO?

When you’re starting out and trying to find your way in the music industry it can be intimidating. You’re always on the lookout for new tips or tricks. You’re always trying to find the best way forward for yourself. Make the right connections, learn the right programs, and position yourself in the right creative ecosystem….

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HOW TO GET STARTING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Finding your way into the music industry can seem like an impossible task from the outside. It just seems like endless cliques and good-old-boys networks, like it’s extremely difficult to find a way in. You’ve been obsessed with music, ever since you were a kid. You’ve always wanted to be in the recording industry, but…

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MUSIC AS A BUSINESS

The music industry can be a cruel and unforgiving master. It can give you stability and comfort one year, and it can take it all away the next. However, if you play the game right, make the right connections, and plan correctly, you can have a long and fruitful career. You can bring countless pieces…

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH A HOME RECORDING STUDIO

Home studios, today, are becoming so popular that nearly every serious musician has at least some type of recording equipment within their home.  For the amateur music producer or artist, these “studios” have saved them a great deal of money.  The problem is that it’s not been the best thing for the larger, professional music studios.  Several have even closed…

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MAKING MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

These days every creative person has to be an entrepreneur. You have to be thinking about how to monetize whatever artform you make, in any way possible. Sure, it helps if you have a dedicated fan base online that buys whatever you put out. But there’s something to say about diversifying your portfolio. Having multiple…

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HOW TO START UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN MUSIC

Creative people have been conditioned to view success as working in a hierarchical or corporate structure. It’s something easily recognizable by those in our lives. It’s a concrete example of demonstrable ability. Music, for example, is a career that can be long and winding, and take a while to show examples of success that people…

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WHAT DOES AN AUDIO ENGINEER DO?

Music is an artform that’s as ethereal as it is omnipresent in our culture. For people not involved directly in the production and creation of music it’s something that can appear mysterious and impenetrable. But there are multiple roles within the music production ecosystem. The most common of which is the audio engineer. Yes, obviously,…

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DO I NEED AN AUDIO ENGINEERING DEGREE?

Music is becoming more democratized by the day. Home recording setups, audition, pro tools, and a myriad of other programs are allowing people from all walks of life to have access to the formerly illusive world of audio recording and music production. However, there’s still the question of do you need a degree to really…

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