Here’s an inspiring tale from an inspiring person. In her first article for us, Sonata Jones tells us how she went about starting up her own record label and then producing her own CD.
It’s time to stop dreaming and start planning for a career in music. These career articles aim to shorten the learning curve for working and surviving in the music business.
Professional musicians will one day need to satisfy both financial and artistic needs. Chris Juergensen, the Director of Education at the Tokyo School of Music, shares all sorts of advice gleaned from his years as a studio musician and guitar teacher.
Until fairly recently, many bands recorded their first albums and demos live in the studio. Using this technique today is a great way for a band on a budget to make a recording in a professional studio. This article takes us through a very busy weekend of recording.
This article igoes over all the necessary equipment and preparation needed to record at home. Packed with a lot of advice for the do-it-yourself person in all of us, following these bits of advice will make your home recording experience as painless as possible.
For anyone who has recorded a demo, the big question is where do you send it when it’s done? Most major labels throw demos out without even listening to them. This article gives you some ideas of where to send your demo and avoid having it end up in the trash.
There is no sure fire way to get your demo heard by record company executives. The industry has developed a series of filters or hurdles which aspiring musicians must surmount to prove they are worthy. Here are some valuable bits of advice from out “friend in the business.”
So you’ve decided it’s time to record an album, yet you have no label backing you. Presenting a finished album to a label is a great idea, because you’ve already finished the hardest part. Here’s an article withplenty of useful advice on home recording without a producer and very little money.
Ever see some pop or rock star in an interview complaining that he/she has no money? You’re thinking “yeah, right!”. They sold so many albums that they have to be rich. Let’s see how it works.