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From Stage to Studio

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.22. Ideas for enhancing a live recording back in the studio, from tending to vocal or instrument errors to fattening drums and more Read more...


Soundalike Suggestions

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.22. How to make your own songs sound like a particular genre or artist, using specific techniques and tools during the production process Read more...


A Day in the Life of a Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.22. Having run a professional recording studio as an engineer and producer for close to thirty years, the process of taking a songwriter’s rough recording to a finished master is second nature to me. However, I’m well aware that for songwriters getting ready to demo one of their songs for the first… Read more...


Top Tips for Session Etiquette in a Recording Studio

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.22. Or how to avoid time-consuming problems when working with multiple people in your studio, whether it’s for your own music or someone else’s Read more...


How to Write to a Music Track: The Art of Toplining

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.22. For genres like pop, hip-hop, R&B, and EDM/dance music, in most instances, the backing track is created before the words and vocal melody. The track consists of essentially all the music that will accompany the vocal and typically includes drums and percussion, keyboards, and bass. Live guitars or computer generated guitar… Read more...


Check Out May’s MusicWorld With Must-Read Tips

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From News, posted 5.27.22. In this issue: Jason Blume Weighs in on “What Makes the Perfect Demo?” Brian Tyler’s Music Has All Wondering “Are We Dreaming?” Pop Legend Carole Bayer Sager Opens Up About, Life, Love & Collaboration A Conversation With Songwriting Legend Mike Stoller Read more...


What Makes the Perfect Demo?

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.27.22. “How good do demos need to be?” is one of the questions I am asked most often in my workshops. To effectively answer this question, you need to identify the purpose of your demo recording. For example, is it intended to be pitched in the hopes of finding a home with… Read more...


What to Say and Do When You Meet a Publisher for the First Time

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.22. Back in the days when songwriting success was a distant dream, each time I met with a music publisher, I was a nervous wreck leading up to that meeting. I hoped the publisher would instantly recognize that my songs were destined to be GRAMMY-winning hits, and I would be offered a… Read more...


Song Recycling Strategies

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. If you’re having trouble starting from scratch, sometimes building new songs from old ideas can be the next best thing Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song with… Read more...


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