What Not to Say To Music Producers Or Industry Professionals When You Contact Them

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.

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Home Studio vs Professional Studio – When Is It Time To Move Out?

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.

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Music Producers & Recording Studios in Coronavirus (Covid-19) Days

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.

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Child Music Producer

How to Avoid Scam Music Producers and Mix Engineers

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.

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Recording Studio Mixer

Attention Newbie Mix Engineers & Producers

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 →