Studio Advice

Three Questions Every Songwriter Must Be Able To Answer

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in How To's, Marketing, Studio Advice | 0 comments

This was something that came across my desk this morning and it is almost perfect the way it is… so here is the complete, yet short post, which can also be found HERE. The article mentions the Library of Congress, which does us Canadians no good.  Instead, here’s the link to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office… http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca Three Questions Every Songwriter Must Be Able To Answer 1. Q. Is it OK to shop the same song to more than one person at a time? A. Yes. It’s expected throughout the industry that a song will be shopped to as many professionals as...

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A Breakdown of Studio Budgets

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

Recently, I received this email from a potential client asking about estimates and budgets. “Hi I’m in a band and I was just wondering if I could get an estimate cost to record and edit our album. It’s our first album, with ten songs roughly 3-4 minutes in length. We’ve never done this before so we need to know what our budget should look like. So if you could give us an estimate that would really help us out thanks.” It’s something I get asked a lot about so I thought I’d share it with all of you. This was my reply. =================================...

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Real World Vocal Health for the Studio

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To's, Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

I’ve been singing for over 18 years.  How well is a matter of subjectivity.  I’ve also never had a professional vocal lesson. While I whole-heartedly encourage every aspiring singer out there to consider finding a vocal coach to guide and challenge you, coaches are not for everyone.  So much GOOD information is available on the internet that anyone could achieve acceptable results ‘teaching’ themselves.  However… … as with everything on the web, there is so much BAD info that can be misinterpreted or misused that your singing career could very easily be...

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Getting Ready for the Studio

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To's, Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

I’ve seen it happen a number of times and I’ve been guilty of it myself in the past; You can’t sleep the week before, you toss and turn with excitement as you look ahead to your turn in the studio. The plan is, you’ll show up and your art will turn into something amazing! It’s never that easy, though, is it? Those of you who’ve been through the recording process know how tedious the work can be and how being unprepared can really handicap your end results. Maybe you’re sitting around getting frustrated at your singer who’s spending over an hour...

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