There is nothing cheap about the music business. Everything costs money: Instruments, amps, gear and other accessories, lights, studio time, filming music videos, travel, marketing and promotions, accountants, managers and lawyers and the list goes on. If you’re like the average musician, you probably don’t have a lot of extra […]
You and your band mates have written 10 of the greatest songs ever written. The world needs to hear your music. So you’ve decided to record your music. You’ve picked up a set of drum mics specifically designed for drums. You’ve bought some other mics you heard were good for […]
So the story is told that a young recording engineer was working out of one of the nicest studios around. He had tons of guitars, amps and microphones at his disposal. He learned that Eric Clapton would be coming in to record a few tracks. In preparation he used his […]
You and your band mates have written 10 of the greatest songs ever written. The world needs to hear your music. So you decide to record your music. You picked up a set of drum mics specifically designed for drums. You bought some other mics you heard were good for […]
Over the last several months, I’ve been releasing a series of videos on YouTube called “What I Learned.” I basically research famous artists and bands and then give my two cents worth on, wait for it: what I learned.
While a major factor in the creation process is entertainment, I couldn’t help […]
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of different clients with lots of different backgrounds, and aside from “What’s the difference between a producer and an engineer,” one of the questions that pops up more than any other is: “What’s the difference between mixing a […]
Once upon a time, in a country quite small, lived the world’s most talented artists. Some were stage performers; people from all over the land would flock to see these wonderful actors put on marvelous plays filled with stunning visuals and captivating performances. They were so moving they often brought […]
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “What’s the difference between an engineer and producer?” This used to surprise me until I really started thinking about it. The quick answer? The producer is responsible for the the final product and the engineer is responsible for recording and […]
Let’s face it. We live in the era of song singles. Why fight the tide when we can swim with it?
With this in mind, I have come up with what I believe to be the best strategy for new and emerging bands or artists. I am in a band my […]
“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he sets out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.” – Cyril Connolly
Success demands hard work.
History has proven we can’t escape it if we want to achieve great things in life. Just look at the former jobs of famous […]