Limiting your songwriting time may seem counter-intuitive, but it can help fuel your creativity in interesting and unexpected ways. Read more.
A vocal producer is a specialist who concentrates on getting the best vocal performance possible. These eight tips come from a seasoned pro and will help you focus on how to bring your best vocal performance to the stage and studio. Read more.
A quality recording begins with good tones going to tape, but here’s a trick to use complimentary EQ to add presence and enhance your home studio audio mix. Read more.
With the potential to invoke thousands of instruments and sounds at the touch of a button, sometimes using minimal instrumentation and a sparse musical arrangement provides maximum impact. Read more.
There is no single strategy to promote your music and grow your fan base. Your music promotion should resemble a gearbox with different strategies working together to raise awareness. Read more.
Paul McCartney’s bass lines became an integral part of the Beatles’ evolution from world beating pop band to musical pioneers. We identify just what Paul did to make his parts stand out from what other bassists were doing at the time. Read more.
While the role of a record producer is typically understood by most artists, the business aspects are more confusing. What follows is a brief rundown of when a producer may first get involved in your career and how the deals are structured. Read more.
Not everybody wants to pursue the path of marathon gigging, but for those with a deep love of music and a desire to share it, it can be a great way to get paid for doing what you love. Read more.
Our March 15th Disc Makers Twitter Chat focused on home studio recording tips featuring recording artist, producer, recording engineer, and “The Recording Solution” founder Scott Wiggins. See what Scott had to say in this #DMchat. Read more.
Reaching fans is certainly easier in the digital age, but that doesn’t mean marketing is easy. Indie artists need to follow some basic marketing tenets if you want to make the most of your marketing efforts. Here are 15 of the biggest music marketing mistakes indie artists make. Read more.
I’ve typically set these posts aside as an end-of-year tribute and retrospective, but the loss of some major figures in popular music at the start of this year has prompted this homage to 13 notable musicians, composers, and industry heavies who have died. Read more.
Supplying audio files in compressed formats or applying heavy limiting or compression during mix down can compromise your master and negatively impact your audio mastering results. Read more.
Great music photography is essential for your press kit and promotional efforts, but having your artist photos at your fingertips and ready to go might help get you promo opportunities you weren’t expecting. Read more.
How many times have you been writing a chord progression, when you suddenly hit that wall? For those times when you’re writing a song and can’t find the right chord to complete a progression, this technique – using applied music theory – will help you discover your best options and help you complete your song. Read more.
When I tell people I’ve been at Disc Makers for 20 years, they often assume that’s when the company was founded. When I say, “No, no, no – Disc Makers has been around for 70 years,” it’s usually followed by a strange silence. I put them out of their misery and follow that up with, “Disc Makers predates the CD by many years. Read more.