The piano is one of the most beautiful instruments ever created.
Its unique timbre and characteristics blend together perfectly with a wide range of musical genres, making it one of the most widely used instruments. Unfortunately, the pianos naturally rich timbre can lead to mixing problems.
Also, as with any other instrument, the piano you choose to use in your productions can be lacking in certain parts of the frequency spectrum, making the piano sound weak in your mix.
In this article, I will be going over how to mix and layer your pianos for a more professional sounding mix.
We’re often told that the best music is inspired by predictably deep and important life events; the birth of a child, death of a parent, a traumatic breakup. This, as it turns out, isn’t always true. Music doesn’t always need to be attached to the things we think it should be, and surprising opportunities to be inspired are all around us if we could only just look for them. Here are five unconventional sources of music inspiration:
One of the most challenging parts of being an artist in today’s music industry is having to learn so many things that have nothing to do with the actual music itself—and everything to do with the business and marketing of that music.
While that might initially seem daunting, the reality is that being a business-savvy musician in today’s world gives you a major advantage. If you can learn to perfect not only your craft but the telling of that craft through your social media, your bio, and your press opportunities, that puts you light-years ahead of the rest.
So today, I want to talk to you about my specialty—pitching. As a publicist, it’s kind of my thing. And with artist placements on popular sites and streaming services, I know a thing or two about landing a placement.
As artists we usually interact with our fans on social media, but what if there was a better way to create quality engagement and ultimately increase our revenue?
While social media is great to promote and create content, most people have a very short attention span when it comes to social media. This means that the content you post might not necessarily translate into more album or ticket sales. On the other hand, most people check their emails and texts on a regular basis, which creates a huge opportunity.
While text marketing is still an area where people might not always be comfortable with, email is a different playing field. In fact, 79% of emails are read, and people are much more likely to click on a link in an email. This means that ultimately people are much more likely to make a purchasing decision on email, regardless of whether you are promoting tickets for your upcoming concert, selling an album, a merchandise item, or another item on your list.
So, in this blog post, I would like to provide five ideas about using email to connect with your fans, and how to ultimately create more revenue for yourself.
Even without today’s modern and unprecedented challenges, sustaining a career in music can be a monumental task. Every serious musician’s definition of success is different, but it’s safe to assume that most of us want to create music and have our work connect with audiences in a meaningful way. That overarching goal sounds simple on its face, but every artist faces massive threats to their career that they’ll have to take seriously if they intend on creating music over the long-term. Here are three to look out for:
Taking the leap from making and sharing music to performing it live in front of an audience is crucial for musicians intent on building their careers. But going from practicing in your band’s rehearsal space or your bedroom to the stage isn’t easy. From performance anxiety to not knowing how to start booking real shows, transitioning to the world of live music performance takes a good amount of trial and error. If you’re not sure where to begin building your live performance skills, here are five low-pressure options to consider:
Compressors are an integral part of the mixing process.
Without this tool, your mix will be dynamically unbalanced and stand little to no chance of being labeled a professional mix. To many producers, it can be very difficult to understand how compressors work and how they can be applied to their productions in a positive way.
In this article, I am going to go over what compression is, the basic controls of a compressor, and how to use a compressor in your music.
Successful music careers are often associated with musicians who give everything up for the sake of their music and end up getting rewarded for their sacrifice with money, fame, and critical accolades. However, the captivating rags to riches stories we read about profiling successful musicians don’t always tell the real story of what it takes for someone to find their footing early in their career. “Take care of yourself” might sound like bizarre advice for someone trying to defy the odds and find success making music, but taking your needs seriously could be the thing that keeps you creative, healthy, sane, and out of debt in your career for decades to come.