Songwriters – or more correctly, copyright holders – have always been compensated for the use of their songs, whether it was via traditional radio or new streaming services. With the rise of more and more new outlets for music consumption, master rights are an essential asset to leverage for artists and labels to earn money. Read more.
Disc Makers presents a webinar hosted by Cheryl B. Engelhardt on Wednesday, June 2nd at 4 p.m.ET. Join us to learn about Cheryl’s strategies and recommendations for how to develop your own brand as a musician. Read More.
Transcribing solos that other musicians have played can be a challenge, as it requires significant music notation chops and a sharp ear. Like any musical skill, though, it can be learned, and is well worth the investment of time to make it happen. Read More.
Our May 24th Disc Makers #DMchat will focus on improvisation and soloing techniques featuring pianist, composer, and producer Michael Gallant. Join Michael and our musician and music industry friends in this #DMchat. Read More.
Think about the first instrument you owned or played. How excited were you just holding it? Think about the excitement you feel when you buy a new pedal or piece of studio gear before you’ve learned to use it. This is beginner’s mind. Read More.
It’s not a mystery that many musicians don’t have the personality to cut it as a business or music manager as a music industry career. It’s also clear that not everyone interested in music has the personality fit for the limelight. Read more.
Being an organic musical artist doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cultivate an image and market yourself. You need to identify your “known unknowns,” create an artistic lane, and rethink your definition of “organic.” Read more.
Whether it’s a virtuosic guitar, a transcendent piano, or a funky breakdown on bass, a great solo can add power and personality to songs in any genre. Read more.
Be prepared for the road, and you’ll love every minute of it. As a vocalist, this means you have to learn to care for your instrument and learn to sing without straining if you want to be in this for the long haul. Read more.
Success comes from the flow between your different music promotion strategies. Your social media growth, your live performances, your YouTube videos, your email list, your music sales – they all funnel into and loop back to one another. Read more.
With all the information out there about acoustic treatment, it’s easy to get confused. One thing I’ve learned from recording and mixing in my own studio, doing research on the Internet and elsewhere, and reading numerous articles, is to keep things simple. Read more.
Finding an entertainment attorney isn’t difficult to do. The challenging part is finding an attorney who is right for you. Read more.
Our April Disc Makers Twitter Chat focused on music promotion tips featuring Dave Kusek, teacher, author, music industry visionary, and founder of Berklee Online. See what Dave had to say in this #DMchat. Read more.
Using stereo widening plug-ins in audio mastering to try to expand your mix’s stereo width won’t sound natural and could cause major issues with your finished track. Read more.
Patreon offers artists with a following a path to a sustainable, recurring income through its platform, ushering in the era of crowdfunding 2.0. Read more.
Here are some practical tips to help you deal when stars (and germs) align to make you sick for the gig you’ve been looking forward to play. Read more.