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Putting Out A First Album

Putting Out A First Album

Getting ready to launch a first album is a big step for any band or aspiring musician. It is a process which should be approached carefully and with significant planning. The following guide is intended to walk newcomers through the process so they will have the best chances of a successful album release.

What Does A Music Producer Really Do

What Does A Music Producer Really Do

Many people enjoy some form of music. However, in all likelihood, few stop to think how their favorite music is created. One professional responsible for that process is known as a music producer. These individuals perform a variety of functions including:

The Evolution of Synthesizers

The Evolution of Synthesizers

While they are now the essential tools of current pop and EDM musical composers and producers the world over, it is only relatively recently that synthesizers became a major force in popular music. Prior to the introduction of the mass-market Moog synth in the 1960s, in fact, most musicians might only encounter a synthesizer if they happened to visit an upscale recording studio or university music department in a major urban center or Ivy League college town.

3 Steps To Becoming A Successful Music Producer

3 Steps To Becoming A Successful Music Producer

In some ways, there is essentially one formula you can follow to be successful in almost anything. While the specifics of how to achieve each step may change, the steps don't. The bottom line is, you generally won't get paid to do something until you gain experience...

The Easiest Instruments to Learn

The Easiest Instruments to Learn

There are a few things to consider when choosing which instrument to learn. The easiest instruments to learn are the ones they love to hear. Novice musicians can take lessons on several instruments. Electronic keyboards, djembe, recorders, and acoustic guitars are...

The Influence of Jazz on Other Musical Genres

The Influence of Jazz on Other Musical Genres

Director of the Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble, Alan Durst, defines jazz as “America’s original art form, the baseball of music.” Famous saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins describes jazz as being “the art of improvisation and reaching people with spontaneous music.”

How Alternative Music Changed the Music Industry

How Alternative Music Changed the Music Industry

While alternative music has proven to be a wildly popular and enduring art form over the last 28 years, alternative bands who built their sound around challenging and experimental musical forms were once anything but mainstream success stories. Here are just a few...

The Legacy of Records

The Legacy of Records

The recent interest in records may have come as a surprise to most. After all, the LP was a system of music storage that seemed to have been made obsolete multiple generations back. The transition from record to the cassette tape to digital files to streaming...

Getting Started with Sound Mixing

Getting Started with Sound Mixing

To some musicians and music fans, sound mixing seems like a deep science that takes years to learn. Others view it as having a remarkable sense of artistry for audio. Both notions have an element of truth, but it’s also important to realize that anyone can mix and master sound with the right tools and knowledge.