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From the Pen to the Charts: How a Hit Song Happens

By shaine@iaemagazine.com (Shaine Freeman) Gotye and Kimbra with their Grammys for “Somebody That I Used to Know” in 2013. (Photo via picphotos.net) We live in a day and age where just about anyone can produce and commercially release new music.… Continue Reading

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#64: Music still has emotional and creative value – forget the dollars!

By admin In episode #64 of the Podcast Josh discusses his feelings around music still having emotional and creative value, and that the fall in musics commercial (or monetary) value is not at the front of his mind. This is… Continue Reading

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Fear and Loathing in Royalty Rate Setting

By Guest Post By FMC’s Casey Rae on FutureOfMusic.org Who gets paid, how much and under what terms when music is played on digital and AM/FMradio? Answering those questions isn’t easy, even for experts. But one thing is clear: 2014… Continue Reading

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5 Types of Record Producers to Avoid at All Costs

By jhonijackson.atl@gmail.com (Jhoni Jackson) Image via Zazzle Being that independent bands and artists are typically individually funded (read: paying out of pocket), efficiency in finances is paramount. The recording process can be a monetarily daunting endeavor – and if you’re… Continue Reading

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3 Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level

By info@newartistmodel.com (Dave Kusek) Photo by Aurelien Guichard Today, with all the new technology and different ways to reach your fans, there are more ways to release your music than you can count. As cool as it may be to… Continue Reading

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How setting limits in the studio can lead to creative success

By Chris Robley 5 ways to improve your recordings by setting limitations in the studio In a creative space, endless options can drive us crazy. This is especially true in the studio, where expectations run high and budgetary and time restraints… Continue Reading

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How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

By Guest Blogger [This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] Budgeting is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of planning for a new album or project. Compared to all attention you give to… Continue Reading

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3 ways to fund your next album

By Guest Blogger [This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] In the past, the only way to get an album recorded was to have a record label throw money at you. The cost of… Continue Reading

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How to Create Your Own DIY Recording Studio

By farahjoan@gmail.com (Farah Joan Fard) Photo by Andrew Schwartz Recording takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience. And, for some, it can cost a lot of money. While some artists may spend thousands in studio time… Continue Reading

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Can You Fix it in the Mix? How to Handle Your Recording Mistakes

By Zac Cataldo and Brent Godin Image via bluehousemedia.tv This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine. “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it in the mix.” We know it’s a cliché, but often, it’s true. The power of recording in a controlled… Continue Reading