Here you find the latest site updates, random music production and business tips, ideas, videos and other interesting odds and sods.
Read my review of ear training software called TrainYourEars for producers, artists and audio engineers.
Continue reading "TrainYourEars Review" EVENT: Writing, Producing and Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality Mastery Workshop, New York
Do you want to learn more about the methods used to craft the hits you hear in the Billboard Top 100?
Join Hit Songs Deconstructed founder, David Penn, in New York on November 12th for The Hit Songs Deconstructed Mastery Workshop. The focus of this intensive full-day workshop is to get you writing, producing and thinking with a hit song mentality. The topics that will be covered include Current Trends, Hit Song Structure, Bookending Techniques, “D” Sections, Infectious Hooks, Dynamics, Hit Song Vocals, Lyrics and more.
Don't miss out! Head on over to the registration page via the link below for further information and register right now to get the time-sensitive discount...
Continue reading "EVENT: Writing, Producing and Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality Mastery Workshop, New York" Music Production Equipment Reality Check
Overcome the temptation to buy new or expensive music production equipment unless it is absolutely needed.
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Discover why regular audio ear training is essential for sound engineers and music producers.
Continue reading "Audio Ear Training and Music Producers" Interval Ear Training Introduction
Boost your composing and production skills with basic interval ear training
Continue reading "Interval Ear Training Introduction" 10 Music Production Techniques and Strategies
Discover 10 music production techniques and strategies you can apply to improve your sound...
Continue reading "10 Music Production Techniques and Strategies" Music production resources for electronic music producers.
Selected music production resources for electronic music producers...
Continue reading "Music production resources for electronic music producers." Help me out today?
Can I ask a small favor from you today?
I've created a survey to help me learn more about where you are at so I can better serve you with relevant music production articles and resources.
Hop on over to
the survey page and let me know.
Continue reading "Help me out today?" Pro Computer Sound Cards Clarified...
A basic introduction to the world of pro-audio computer sound cards for your DIY home studio...
Continue reading "Pro Computer Sound Cards Clarified..." Free VST plugins and plugin directories...
Discover free VST plugins that you can start using today to improve your productions...
Continue reading "Free VST plugins and plugin directories..." Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
Review and overview of "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" by Mike Senior
Continue reading "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" Drum samples and the electronic music producer - 2 tips...
We want to find the best drum samples for the track, as soon as possible. Here's why...
Continue reading "Drum samples and the electronic music producer - 2 tips..." Digital Audio Workstation - For Beginners
Know your Digital Audio Workstation better than the back of your hand if you're serious about music production.
Continue reading "Digital Audio Workstation - For Beginners" The War of Art: Resistance and the music producer...
Discover your greatest enemy as a music producer and human in Steven Pressfield's book: The War of Art...
Continue reading "The War of Art: Resistance and the music producer..." The State of Flow and the Music Producer...
Discover why the state of Flow is important for music producers and how to access it...
Continue reading "The State of Flow and the Music Producer..." The State of the Music Industry...
This highly accurate comic which I found via
@Innerviews on Twitter pretty much sums up the State of the "Music Industry".
Great for a chuckle.
Check it out now via the link below...
Continue reading "The State of the Music Industry..." Musicians need a website
Thanks for mentioning HostBaby in your article, Marius. We talk to artists all the time about the differences between a self-hosted site vs. a social
Continue reading "Musicians need a website" Download: 10 Truths about making it in music...
Just a quick post to let you know about a free downloadable book for music creators.
This great little report from dottedmusic.com is a quick read and has the ideas you need to get in the right state of mind as an artist in the new music business.
Here's the link to the PDF file for you...
"10 Truths About Making It In Music" PDF
(Right-click on the link and select Save Link As.)
I found it a quick read with solid points about the new opportunities now available to musicians and music producers.
I hope you enjoy it!
Continue reading "Download: 10 Truths about making it in music..." David Byrne - Interesting TED Talk
You may enjoy this great talk in which David Byrne looks at the way we make music to suit the environments in which the music will be played.
The idea, while common sense when you think about it, has some interesting implications for how we make music.
Check it out...
Lefsetz on The Long Haul...
I was checking out some tweets while bouncing down a synth track when I came across this great post by Bob Lefsetz.
The post contains some excellent suggestions for musicians in the new music business. The two closing paragraphs sum it up nicely methinks...
"We're never going back to the sales figures of yore. Not because of theft' but because no one can get that kind of mindshare.
But you can get some traction. If you're willing to work really hard, continuously, always leading with your music." Bob Lefsetz
Click the link below now to read the full post. It's packed full of nutritious music business advice! ;-)
All the best,
Marius Continue reading "Lefsetz on The Long Haul..." Eno on Selling Records
Music-business thoughts: Brian Eno on
records and blubber. Webhosting Musts for Musicians & Bands
A few tips that may help you in your quest to find a reliable, affordable webhost. Take any hosting recommendations you get with a pinch of salt before
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