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What Does a Music Producer Do?

What is a Music Producer? A music producer oversees all aspects of the creation of a song or album. But what defines a music producer and their involvement varies from producer to producer. The choice of song, choice of musicians, instruments, and vocalist(s), and how it all comes together. Even where the song is recorded…

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AUDIO FOR FILM (SOUND EFFECTS)

Audio for film can also be referred to as sound effects. In the context of motion pictures and television, sound effects refers to an entire hierarchy of sound elements, whose production encompass many different disciplines, including: Hard sound effects are common sounds that appear on screen, such as door slams, weapons firing, and cars driving…

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LIFE AS A STUDIO MUSICIAN

If you’re considering a career as a professional studio musician, you might be wondering what it entails. The truth is while life as a studio musician can be both rewarding and lucrative, it isn’t all glamor and hanging out with rock stars. Being a good studio musician requires hard work, discipline, and a high level of…

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PRODUCING A RECORDING PROJECT

Most people struggle and strive to get their foot in the door of the music industry, they give it years of their lives, sometimes. They push and push and push to make connections, build up a backlist of work, and find a means to make a living off of their art. This is the journey,…

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DOES IT MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IF YOU WANT A MUSIC CAREER?

The music industry seems to be everywhere these days. It seems to be in places no one expects, and also like people from all walks of life are being discovered every five seconds. Is that true? Are there really more people today being offered jobs in the music industry than there were in previous decades?…

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WHAT IS A SOUND ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN AND HOW DO I BECOME ONE?

A sound technician is essentially a creative audio engineer. They work on sound for live music concerts; they work in studios recording music, they work on soundtracks for films and video games, and they run the sound for theatre and other longer running live events in clubs and other performance venues. It is said by…

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IS MUSIC SCHOOL RIGHT FOR YOU?

The music industry can be a cutthroat place. People looking to make a name for themselves, get a leg up, and find their way into a very lucrative career path. Some people are able to accomplish this by putting their music projects online and attracting an audience. Some people have an X factor where they’re…

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SONGWRITING TIPS

Do you want to be the next big songwriter? Do you have a passion for writing music? Do you daydream about yourself on stage singing to a sprawling crowd of fans? Are you obsessed with the intricate art of crafting lyrics? Are you someone who spends their free time analyzing music theory? Well, it certainly…

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CHOOSING MUSIC WORTH RECORDING

If you’re a music producer or a musician trying to make a record, choosing music worth recording is nearly half the battle. There are a lot of talented musicians nowadays trying to make a living with music, and there are also a lot of recording engineers and producers trying to get their music “out there.”…

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A BALANCED PERSPECTIVE ON RECORDING SCHOOLS

If you want to be trained in audio production and music recording in order to become a producer or engineer, the different kinds of recording schools out there can be confusing. They range from full-blown degree programs at colleges and universities to short-term certificate programs at trade schools, and can range in price from a…

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CHOOSING AMONG THE BEST AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS-A GUIDE

No doubt about it—there is a lot of confusing information about there when it comes to audio engineering schools. Not only are there plenty of differing reviews and opinions, but obviously each school claims to be the best one. How do you make sense of it all and make an informed decision? How do you…

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A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Making a name for yourself in any creative industry isn’t easy. It requires a lot of work, time, and effort. It requires sleepless nights, financial investment, and loads of sacrifices that no one will ever see. But that’s the cost of finding a way to make a living off of your passion, isn’t it? If…

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PLACES TO LOOK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The music industry is a fast-growing and very lucrative field. Every year it sees countless individuals jumpstarting exciting careers working as producers, audio engineers, mastering engineers, and studio musicians. It’s a vast ecosystem that has a virtual cornucopia of opportunities to offer the would-be professionals of tomorrow. That being said, you need to get your…

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CAREERS IN RECORDING

If you love music, and if you love the idea of working in a recording studio, a career in recording might be just the thing for you. The recording industry is always in need of talented professionals who can help bring music from notes on a page to a thrilling recording that listeners all over…

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THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO RECORD MUSIC

The externships/externships offered at the Recording Connection put you in a unique position to focus on the aspects of the music industry that interest you the most. If you want to be a recording engineer, what do you suppose is the best way to learn to record music? The answer might not be as obvious…

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