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February 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Pharrell's Keynote At Midem Music Conference



Music producer Pharrell Williams was the keynote speaker at the MIDEM Music Conference in France. MIDEM is the largest music conference in the world and has been held annually in… Continue

Added by Indy on February 25, 2011 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Brian Michael Cox Talks Production Opportunities

Music producer Brian Michael Cox talks about alternate ways to make money as a producer. He has worked with some of the biggest artists of all time. His work with Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, and Mary J. Blige are among his most notable production credits.…

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Added by Indy on February 23, 2011 at 2:28am — No Comments

Songwriting 101: Try Variations On Your Song Form

There’s a good reason why verse-chorus-bridge forms are the most commonly used ones by songwriters. It gives wonderful opportunities to balance repetition with contrast. But that doesn’t mean that every song using that form needs to be structured the same way. That would be like saying that every building that uses ceilings, floors… Continue

Added by Indy on February 22, 2011 at 2:02am — No Comments

Music Booking Tips: A Booking Strategy That Works

Getting your band booked in the local club scene can be a challenging task to say the least. It’s hard enough to get your email or press pack noticed by the club booker, but once you get your foot in the door, there are still numerous factors that can dictate whether or not you actually get a gig. It’s time to get strategic! Here is a strategy you can use to…
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Added by Indy on February 22, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Hot Beats Available From TrackHustle Producers

CLICK HERE to hear our available beats. Our producers have worked with Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and Busta Rhymes to name a few. These tracks are guaranteed to inspire your next hit record.…

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Added by Indy on February 20, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rapper And Singer RAtheMC Takes Her Victory Lap

Since RAtheMC's first interview with TrackHustle.com in 2009 she has been featured on BET, MTV and VH1. At this point its only right that she release a project named Victory Lap. Check out our recent interview below for the latest on her career and we've also included a link to Victory Lap…
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Added by Indy on February 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kon+Amir's 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time

Kon & Amir are world-renowned record collectors known for their great taste in music. They made a list of their 50 greatest hip-hop samples that we think you should check out. Producers take notes, you may be able to flip some of these samples. We've also linked you to some of…

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Added by Indy on February 16, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

2011 Grammy Nominee Album Is Now Available Here

DOWNLOAD THE 2011 GRAMMY ALBUM HERE

Added by Indy on February 14, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Top 10 Ways To Make Your Gig Unforgettable

So you’ve booked a gig. Now you have one mission: To make it so unforgettable that the people who attend can’t stop talking about it. You want them to come to your next show, and bring their friends. So what can you do to make your gig the best it can be?…





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Added by Indy on February 14, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

Order The 'Deep Crates 2' DVD For Music Producers

ORDER THE DEEP CRATES 2 DVD

Added by Indy on February 14, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

CHRIS RIES A.K.A. YOUNG CHRIS (8 Billion Lives Series)

Check out this short documentary on the life and times of Philadelphia rapper Chris Ries, better known as Young Chris. He talks about his Rocafella Records days and plans for the… Continue

Added by Indy on February 11, 2011 at 12:50am — No Comments

Production Tips: Real Talk With Rad on Paper Work

With nearly a decade of experience under his belt working in the A&R department for Bad Boy Records, Conrad Dimanche is no stranger to the inner workings of the professional music recording process and the financial structure built around the process. In our first installment of Real Talk we chop it up with Rad… Continue

Added by Indy on February 9, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Songwriting 101: Does Your New Song Need A Bridge?

There are many components to successful songs, and not all songs use the same components. A bridge is a good way to extend your song, but how do you know if your song needs a bridge?…



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Added by Indy on February 9, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Does Learning Music Theory Help Music Producers?

With the new wave of music producers, there has been a lot of talk about musicianship being lost. Its not just Auto-tune, this argument can be traced back to the beginning of hip hop, when there was a revolt against music producers sampling popular records to create new songs. Whether you believe the arguments or not,… Continue

Added by Indy on February 8, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Order Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic Now

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Added by Indy on February 8, 2011 at 1:28am — No Comments

Video: Dilla Keeps Shining (A Tribute to J-Dilla R.I.P.)

A classic tribute to J Dilla. Some of raps biggest stars share their lasting memories of the late great J Dilla. RIPJames Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 - February 10,… Continue

Added by Indy on February 7, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

New Beats Available From TrackHustle Producers

CLICK HERE to hear our available beats. Our producers have worked with Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and Wiz Khalifa to name a few. Make 2011 your breakout year as a recording artist. Let's make hits together!…

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Added by Indy on February 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

7 Ways To Destroy Your Music Career Prematurely

1) Give Away Your Personal Power: The first step to destroying your music career is to realize that your destiny is in the hands of other people and circumstances beyond your control. Fully embrace the fact that you need to be in the right place at the right time to get your "lucky break" and be… Continue

Added by Indy on February 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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