Music Industry

What I Learned From Redhot Chili Peppers

Here is the next What I Learned video from Cary Crichlow.

Cary has a way of getting to understand what a made a band become successful, not just that they had great music.  He then uses these principles to help the bands and artist he works with in producing there albums. […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Artists and Bands, Music Industry|0 Comments

What I Learned From The Imagine Dragons

Cary Crichlow, Senior Engineer and Producer at RCR Recording Studios, has for the last few years, researched several successful bands and then created an entertaining video from what he learned. The last three were produced by our studio, while the other seven were produced by Porch Crew Productions, a group […]

By |July 16th, 2017|Artists and Bands, Music Industry|0 Comments

The Secret To Creating A Hit Song

Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time researching how to create a hit song. I’ve checked out dozens of blog articles and YouTube videos by producers, writers, A&R guys and many other industry experts (and some maybe not so expert). I expected to learn the secrets to what makes […]

By |March 30th, 2016|General, Music Industry|0 Comments

Recording Your Music – Cost Vs Value

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 […]

By |May 30th, 2014|General, Music Industry|0 Comments

Mixing vs. Mastering: A Cake Analogy

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 […]

By |January 14th, 2013|General, Music Industry, Recording Technology|1 Comment

The Future of the Music Industry Part 3: The New Strategy

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 […]

By |March 2nd, 2012|Artists and Bands, General, Music Industry, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Future of the Music Industry Part 2: Collaborations Not Competition

I wanted to dig in a little deeper about a blog I wrote a couple weeks ago about the Future of the Music Industry. Remember the acronym T.E.A.M from your high school sports? Together everyone achieves more. We all give lip service to it, but at the end of the […]

By |November 10th, 2011|Artists and Bands, General, Music Industry, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

The Future of the Music Industry: Part 1

It’s the question on everyone’s mind these days: what does the future hold for the music industry? Illegal downloading and file sharing are rampant, record sales are dropping; if we took our cue from the major labels, they seem to be scratching and clawing their way into every aspect of […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Artists and Bands, Music Industry|4 Comments

The Next Musical Revolution: Where Music Will Head In The Near Future

Music has a tendency to do one of two things: either it will create and define a culture, or it will echo and promote the current culture.  If the past is any indication of the future, then there’s really no question of what’s coming next. Study the history of music […]

By |September 26th, 2011|Artists and Bands, General, Music Industry|0 Comments

Future of Music Coalition Seeks Earning Data from Musicians and Composers

With the continuing changes happening in the music industry, it is crucial for us to know what is happening right now and use that information to develop a game plan for going forward.  With this in mind, I have discovered a survey that focuses on the musicians and how they […]

By |September 19th, 2011|General, Music Industry|0 Comments