August 29, 2017

Music Production And Recording Tips

When should you quantize (making the timing of notes more precise, by computer), or pitch correct (commonly known as auto-tune), or edit? There’s a lot of debate. Purists, and “get off my lawn” folks say never. “Learn to sing”, they say. “Get a drummer.” Other folks play to perfectly timed drum machines, and use artificially produced harmonies

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August 4, 2017

Music Marketing Tips

I feel your pain. You’ve spent months rehearsing for a gig, weeks in the studio, thousands on gear. And a handful of people show up to the gig, and a few people click “like” when you tell people about your new release, on Facebook. I hear you. I experience the same delusions of grandeur, and

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August 2, 2017

Music Marketing Tips

“Dude, can you send a Spotify link, I don’t want to pay $. 99?” That’s the kind of message you’ll eventually have to respond to, sooner or later, if you’re putting your music out there. You’ll see lots of advice out there that you need to engage with your fans, and you do. But a good

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October 16, 2016

Music Marketing Tips

I saw a discussion on Facebook the other day. A bunch of musicians were discussing whether it’s better to release singles, or to wait and release a full CD. The answer is, of course, there is no pat answer. It depends. But one of the musicians brought up the following points about releasing singles. Too many

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October 7, 2016

Music Marketing Tips

So, I had this idea that I’d use AudioKite to help figure out how to market my music. AudioKite bills itself as “Market Research for Every Musician”. And that sounds like a great idea. I had been struggling with the old “Who do you sound like?” question, and I thought AudioKite might help. You see, if

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