You’ve been told how great of a singer-songwriter you are by your friends and family, and you believe you’re the next big thing—but you’re new to the industry. So you decide to contact every single person related to the music industry and put yourself on their radar.
Working as a music producer for the past 17 years, I’ve gone through most variations of home and professional recording studios: I produced from my bedroom, from a dedicated office in my apartment, and from the basement of my house before transitioning to a professional recording studio completely separate from where I live.
I will keep this blog post short and to the point.
These are confusing times for all of us, no one really knows how tomorrow’s going to look like, but one thing us musicians know for sure – nothing will stop us from creating music.
In times like these, recording studios and music producers, like a lot of other businesses out there, are getting less and less work, not only because of the fear of the Corona-virus, but also because a lot of us feel uncertainty about our financial future.
“The Fun in Life” is a 90s Pop-Rock track that incorporates happy Hip-Hop elements. The track was produced by Raz Klinghoffer in his studios in Los Angeles. Continue reading →
It seems like everyone and their husband are music producers these days. Since there’s no accrediting bodies for music producers, mix engineers, or recordings studios (which means certificates of training are not required), unfortunately for all of us, it’s perfectly okay to go around claiming you are one even when you lack the expertise and experience. Unlike other professional fields (e.g. lawyers or doctors) that need to be accredited and certified, working in the music industry requires nothing of that sort. The challenge is figuring out where to invest your money.
This is a short post, but it’s important enough that I wanted to write about it because I get quite a few mix students that cut out too much low end. When you’re new to mixing music, there’s one thing I see in almost every tutorial: cut the low end out of anything in your bass or kick. Is it necessary? The answer is overwhelmingly in most cases no! Continue reading →
The music industry is a weird industry, isn’t it?
And the deeper you get into it, the weirder it becomes…
Sometimes I think I’m in the minority of musicians who consider themselves to be more businessmen than musicians. That’s not a slight on my musicianship either, Continue reading →