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liamtmlacey:

This came this morning. Here’s to 2012 being the year I start getting serious about music production again!

I know this is 2 years late, but…I’m sure you’ll still finding gold in Omnisphere.  Every sound has a purpose!

liamtmlacey:

This came this morning. Here’s to 2012 being the year I start getting serious about music production again!

I know this is 2 years late, but…I’m sure you’ll still finding gold in Omnisphere.  Every sound has a purpose!

I’ve been collecting old records to throw up on the wall like this.  When I move to my new place, the wall is going to be nothing but vinyl.

I’ve been collecting old records to throw up on the wall like this.  When I move to my new place, the wall is going to be nothing but vinyl.

ginandchronicproductions:

1. Establish Yourself Online - This is the number one way for exposing people who don’t live in your area to your music and/or your brand. There are so many different mediums that you can utilize to make your name heard around the web. Obvious ones include Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, and…

Decent advice.  Highly recommend following this blog.

This set up just makes me wanna get in the studio and make some tracks…inspiring.

This set up just makes me wanna get in the studio and make some tracks…inspiring.

iamyoursoundtech:

Fucking A. I love “you’ll get it when you get it”

iamyoursoundtech:

Fucking A. I love “you’ll get it when you get it”

musicproducersforum:

(via A Diary from the LA Music Business - Szilva’s Story) Eminem Live - Image courtesy Lâm HUA
#ONEtip: Starting Your Own Music Publishing Company

onerpm:

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At its core, a music publisher’s job is to administer the copyrights in songs and license your work to record labels, radio stations, filmmakers, advertisers, etc. A publisher collects license fees, take a percentage and pay the remaining proceeds to the songwriter(s). The publisher controls the song itself (not the recording of the song, which is generally owned and controlled by the record label).

That said, many artists choose to start a publishing company on their own early in their career to get control of their music catalogue.  And while it sounds complicated, a publishing “company” can simply be a simple administrative way to organize your songs and farm the licensing work out to Performing Rights Organizations.  Here’s a look at the basics behind starting your own publishing company.

Reasons You May Want to Start a Publishing Company

From administrative, to legal, to vanity, there are many different reasons to set up a publishing company for your compositions.  Here are a few:

1. You’ve recorded an album and are looking for new avenues of exposure

2. You are considering a record deal and want certain controls over your copyrights

3. You have collaborated with different people and want a central company to administer the copyrights

4. Your manager, lawyer, or accountant is pushing for a more formal approach to your affairs

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mymusicmasterclass:

MUSICIANS: If you live and breathe music 100% of the time without a break, you’re bound to get burned out! If you are balancing a music career with a day job, you can also suffer the same fate due to your hectic schedule. So, what are your hobbies? If you don’t have any particular hobbies, what…

For the most part, the artist doesn’t make shit from record sales. Not only can the label wind up keeping all of the profits on even an album that goes platinum, but the band can actually wind up deeply in debt to the label. For instance, after selling over 2 million records and receiving precisely dick, the band 30 Seconds to Mars still owed EMI over $1 million.

How is that even possible? Easy — the label makes the musician cover the cost of everything from recording the album, to promotion, to shooting the videos. It all counts against their cut of the record sales.

Courtney Love, of all people, walks us through how it works: Young artists find out they’re getting a million-dollar advance from the label and think they’ve won the lottery. Then they find out that recording the album, promoting it, shooting the video, and other costs wipe out the advance, and then some.

cmj:

Streams go Gold, listen to the Gatsby soundtrack, and Kanye West walks into a sign: see what you missed in the music business last week.

cmj:

Streams go Gold, listen to the Gatsby soundtrack, and Kanye West walks into a sign: see what you missed in the music business last week.

iamyoursoundtech:

AWWWW YEAH, let somebody else write your shit. 

Interesting read tho! 

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
So, it seems, the record producer is not out of a job just yet. And unlikely to be so, even if there is less money to spend. Artists are strange characters, happy to noodle and experiment until the cows come home, and the audience moves on. Bands are an on-going argument (usually between the singer and the guitarist). A producer is the person who makes sure that the band is arguing about their music, rather than their girlfriends. A producer stops the jamming and says, “Do that bit again.” A producer keeps the suits away until they’re absolutely necessary. A producer is the person that gets the record made.

autoreverse:

De La Soul “may have” pirated their own music so they could give it to their fans.

The idea of the job is not to be famous, it’s to connect with real people and you’re actually, if you’re a good artist, and a good singer, and a good songwriter, you actually realize that you’re actually serving someone else. They’re not there for you, you’re there for them and if you can approach your work that way, your stage life, your touring, not as an egotist, but kind of as a servant, it really helps to put the whole thing in perspective.
Amanda Palmer, in this interview from Astrid Dynesen for a documentary on women in music http://youtu.be/guBk0WFnuEE (via fuckyeahgto)