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December 2010 Blog Posts (37)

Production Team Carvin And Ivan Give You Advice

Production team Carvin and Ivan are known for producing hits for Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown. They were introduced into the mainstream by their first major hit … Continue

Added by Indy on December 31, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

Music Producer Ryan Leslie Producing Krys Ivory

Music producer Ryan Leslie goes straight from performing on stage in Boston to the recording studio to finish a record for singer/songwriter Krys Ivory. It is amazing to see how this man works. He is a… Continue

Added by Indy on December 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Six Music Producer Tips For Finding Vinyl To Sample

Follow The Leader – If someone has already sampled an artist chances are that there are more hot used and unused breaks & samples by that very same artist.…



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Added by Indy on December 26, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

TrackHustle.com Soundtrack To Christmas Day

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Added by Indy on December 24, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ghostface Apollo Kids Is Now Available On iTunes



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Added by Indy on December 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

TrackHustle.com Presents Tips On The Music Biz 4

Here's some great articles on the music business. As oppose to making separate posts, I figured that they'd be easier to read if I combined them on one page. Tell me what topics you'd like to see covered.…



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Added by Indy on December 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Songwriting 101: Importance Of A Climactic Moment

Words By Gary Ewer
The best climactic moments in music are, in my opinion, the subtle ones. There’s a natural feel to a climactic point that just seems to happen, almost in spite of itself. If you feel that your song is missing that special something, here are five tired-and-true ways to inject a climactic moment into your… Continue

Added by Indy on December 23, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

Music Producer Boon Doc Makes Funky Logic Beat

Music producer Boon Doc makes some of the best beat making videos. Here is a great clip of him making a funky track in April of '10. Check out his website BoonieMayfield.com for more info on his… Continue

Added by Indy on December 23, 2010 at 7:34am — No Comments

Music Promotion Tips: The Lost Art Of The Press Kit

If every artist, band or group represents it’s own brand, and must be sold as such to the public and to the music industry, then every brand needs to be packaged in a way that will effectively showcase it’s strengths and marketability. By now, most musicians understand the importance of a press kit- it is your brand, your image, it is you in a package and is the key to selling venues and a&r reps from both major and indie labels on the fact that you WILL make…

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Added by Indy on December 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Producer 88-Keys Makes A Few Beats On The MPC

Music producer 88-Keys makes some beats on his MPC 3000 drum machine. He says he's had the same MPC 3000 since he was 15 years old. His credits include Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Musiq Soulchild.…
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Added by Indy on December 21, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Songwriting 101: 5 Ways To Break Into Youth Market

Have you noticed that many of today’s TV ads use pop songs from the 70s and 80s to sell everything from floor cleaners to passenger vans? It’s part of marketing strategy: figure out who’s likely to buy the product, then give them a song from their youth to make them feel warm and fuzzy. You can use a similar strategy to market your own songs and build an audience that follows you. We all know the power of songs: say something to someone, and they might…

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Added by Indy on December 20, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Music Producer Oh No Uses Three iPads For Beats

Stones Throw recording artist Oh No uses the Korg iElectribe App on up to three iPads at a time to create his signature sound. The Grip Protective Cover, featuring contours for enhanced grip and flex-fit construction for easy iPad attachment, gives Oh No the freedom he needs to work on music and perform…

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Added by Indy on December 20, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

TrackHustle.com Presents Tips On The Music Biz 3

Here are some great articles on the music business. As oppose to making separate posts, I figured that they would be easier to read if I combined them on one page. Tell me what topics you would like to see covered.

 

Getting Your…
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Added by Indy on December 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Producer Checklist For Your Next Studio Session

Work Out A Budget • Will you be renting studio space? • Are you renting any microphones, amps, or other gear? • Schedule dates for tracking, overdubs, editing, mixing, and mastering • Are you hiring musicians other than the artist? • You need to pay them even if they are “your friends” • How much will you charge for your production fee? • Even if…

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Added by Indy on December 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

RoQ'y / TyRaiD @ The Podium (Weekly Wrap-Up Series)

ROQ'Y TYRAID @ THE PODIUM WEEK 9

Added by Indy on December 17, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Touring Tips: Do You Have A Mechanic On Speed Dial?

The grittiness, exhaustion, chaos, confusion, and perspiration involved in traveling around the country in a van with your bandmates can be a mighty challenge. Here's a tip from Joel Timmons - a pro singer and guitarist who's already played over 150 shows in the southeast, up north, and out west with Sol Driven…

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Added by Indy on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Full-Fledged iPad/iPhone DJ App By Algoriddim

Have you ever wanted to DJ? This App makes DJing more available to the musically inclined. You can try it out on your iPad here or get the version for your iPhone…

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Added by Indy on December 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Video: Teddy Riley Gives Music Production Advice

Teddy Riley appeared on Eddie Griffin's reality show Going for Broke and offered some priceless music production advice. It is important to read books on music and get a vocal coach. Teddy Riley has worked with the industry's greatest artists, including the late…

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Added by Indy on December 15, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Wyclef Jean Fuses Hollywood & Bollywood Music

Music producer and all-around rock star Wyclef Jean is well-known for his global efforts. One of the biggest songs in history is Shakira's …

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Added by Indy on December 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Download Instrumentals: A LowBudget Christmas

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Added by Indy on December 13, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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