September 30, 2016

Music Marketing Tips

I bought a program on how to use Facebook to promote music. The author of the program has apparently been quite successful with her strategy. However, I have a serious problem with it. Her strategy involves finding Instagram pictures your fans would identify with, and posting them to Facebook. But she doesn’t share them from Instagram

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September 30, 2016

Music Marketing Tips

Recently, a Facebook friend of mine (I don’t know her personally, she’s a friend of a friend) posted that her new album was available for download, for free. I was a bit shocked, as I know she spent good money recording it. Now, this is a seriously talented songwriter and singer — really talented. And it’s

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September 29, 2016

The Do It Yourself Musician

Recently, I wrote an article about getting licenses for cover songs. I mentioned Harry Fox/Songfile, and Easy Song Licensing. A friend of mine (I’ll call him Tom) mentioned that he had tried to get a license for a Hendrix tune, and Harry Fox couldn’t get it. I did a quick search on Easy Song Licensing, and the

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September 20, 2016

Music Production And Recording Tips

Recording engineers often EQ a control room, or mixing environment. The idea is that a room will emphasize certain frequencies. A room that’s 20 feet wide, matches the wavelength of about a 55Hz tone (a very low sound). The room is going to emphasize that tone, and tones that are multiples of that frequency. The walls

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September 16, 2016

Music Production And Recording Tips

Recently, I got hired to put some guitar tracks down on a song. The only problem? We live more than a thousand miles away from each other. Here’s how we did it. . . He sent me what’s called stems (individual, recorded tracks). I pulled those tracks into my DAW (Reaper), recorded my parts, and sent him my

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