It really isn’t questionable: Your frame of mind, mood and general state dictates what mood you’ll be producing in. But can you manipulate it? Meeting up with your homeboys, getting ready to make some rap music, it might be easy to find a platform. You are likely to grab a couple of beers and ‘download’ [...]
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I particularly like when audio is put right in front of you. No strings attached. This is exactly what iBeat is doing on their free rap beats page.
Radiohead front man Tom Yorke gives the traditional music industry months, not years, before extinction.
This wasn’t considered awesome. Gnarls Barkley covered by electrowaves … and what a job.
Two major ISPs each offer 6+ mio singles on a subscription. Download, stream and loads of DRM.
Be great – and be heard. Good advice doesn’t always have to be that complex. It simply isn’t enough having a label push you onto radio (or MTV) for that matter. It could be part of it, though. The be heard half is about getting attention. No matter how good you are, you need attention. [...]
I’ll come clean; I may have uploaded a few bits on into the beat archive at iBeat.org. Never the less – it’s seems as one of the best and most overlooked sample resources on the net. They have been publishing high quality audio for years. It’s still a completely free site – except for a [...]
Surrender yourself to Instructables.com. A page where you will find loads upon loads of DIY stuff. There is even a music category, in which you can find all the advice you need in order to build your very own recording studio (without wanting to aim a gun at yourself). Seriously. A great way to make [...]
Business Matters: Last.fm, Xbox, SXSW More p2p – Sweden grows music purchasing (because p2p downloads stopped?). Denmark has succes with ISP music subscription – musicians make money… Where is the traction – either way – and why do the labels insist on dying. Sigh. Oh, and other fun stuff in the ‘we dont have a [...]
Just as important as spamming social networks with your god given musical talent, relentless drive and generally feeling important – there are things not to do. Some might even include you not feeling important… … anyway, seven of those things (let’s make it clear: you shouldn’t do) made a list on MusicThinkTank. Go read: How [...]
Modernbeats have posted quite a few tips and tutorials in the Hit Talk category. Thumbs up for that. One thing that music producers keep seeking information about is mastering. So check it out, they have a run through of basic techniques using the pervasive (and easy to use) T-Racks. Mastering Audio: Pro Techniques
What’s this ccMixter? ccMixter a remix community. Celebrating mashup and free culture. It’s also a promotional tool for Creative Commons, and the software powering the site, is an open source option for connecting progressive licensing on media sites. What’s this ArtisTech? A new music label, that says it tries to benifit from and develop models [...]