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How to improve your vocals when recording music 

Vocals are a main key component of a song besides the beat of course. Even if you have the tightest beat it doesn’t matter if your vocals sound muddy, too reverbed on pretty much inaudible. So there some things you have to take into consideration when laying your vocals down.

Obviously first thing is to have a good or quality microphone with a filter in front. You don’t necessarily have to spend thousands of dollars, become familiar with your equipment. Learn the pros and cons of a microphone before buying…Read more

How to promote music effectively 

Well I recently had a conversation with an artist who I’m working. He was asking me about some promotion tactics and ideas on how to promote music, and I thought I would go ahead and write an article about it. It’s as simple as this, without promotion, you are non existent because no one will know about you or your talents, simple as that. Even if you had a Dr. Dre beat, with Lil Wayne and the Rza on the track, it doesn’t matter. If you don’t promote your music you WON’T get anywhere no matter how talented…Read more

How to compose a great hook for your song 

How to compose a great hook for your song

I'm sure you know the hook of a song these days is probably the most essential part of the song. This has been the case really for as long as I can remember, even going back to the golden era of hip hop. Pretty much, if you have a catchy hook or a simple hook, the chances of your song catching a buzz or becoming a hit are high, provided you, the artist, does the marketing and promotion side to the best of your ability. Just listen to some of the songs on the radio…Read more

Information about music presskits: Get shows; enhance your chances of getting signed. 

Most artists make a mistake of just submitting a demo cd to record labels, hoping that maybe somebody hears it and signs them. The chances are very, very slim and there’s a more likelihood of your demo cd ending up in the trash section is sadly very high. Not to discourage submitting demos in this manner, but there is a way to improve the chances that somebody actually takes time to listen to your demo cd. This is where you would assemble a presskit to increase a positive perception of your image as an…Read more

Copyrighting Music 101 

What is a copyright?

“ A Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by the law of a jurisdiction to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Exceptions and limitations to these rights strive to balance the public interest in the wide distribution of the material produced and to encourage creativity. Exceptions include fair dealing and fair use, and such use does not require the permission of the copyright owner. All other uses require…Read more

Tips on How to Get Your Music Out to a Wider Audience at No Cost, Build Bigger Fanbase 

1. Get your own website, ning or blog. There are a lot of places you can get sites for cheap or at no cost .e.g. Yahoo pages, Google sites etc. It’s ok to have a social network page, but there is always the chance that when a fan reaches your page they are tempted to check out what else is on the site because it’s just human nature. To keep their undivided attention, it useful to setup a separate page dedicated to your craft.

2. Submit your music and subscribe to as many music related websites as…Read more

STAGE PRESENCE TIPS AND HOW TO PERFORM A GOOD SHOW 

1. GET THE CROWD INVOLVED
THIS IS IMPORTANT IN ANY LIVE PERFORMANCE. IF THE CROWD ISNT INVOLVED YOUR SHOW WILL JUST BE YOU RECITING YOUR SONGS TO THE CROWD, AND USUALLY THIS DOESNT GET YOU POINTS FROM THE CROWDS PERSPECTIVE. HOWEVER IF YOU GET THE CROWD INVOLVED, YOU CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE WHICH YOU CAN CONTROL EG WHEN YOU SAY PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, PEOPLE WILL RESPOND. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS TO GET THE CROWD INVOLVED. YOU CAN FIRST DO SONGS WHICH THEY ARE FAMILIAR WIH. ENCOURAGE THEM TO SING ALONG,…Read more

HOW TO MAKE A HIT RECORD 

MAKING A HIT RECORD THAT WILL COMPETE ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS ETC IS EASY YET IT IS ALSO

DIFFICULT. LOOK AT SUCH ARTISTS AS SOULJA BOY(CRANK THAT,PRETTY BOY SWAG),LIL WAYNE(A

MILLI), THEY HAVE DONE IT WITH REPEATED SUCCESS BECAUSE THEY ARE AWARE OF THE FOPRMULA TO

MAKE HIT RECORDS(BESIDE HAVING MAJOR LABEL BACKING LOL).EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO GET THAT

HIT, THAT WILL PUT THEIR FOOT IN THE INDUSTRY.HERE ARE A FEW TIPS THAT MIGHT ARE USEFUL:

1) Universal audience apeal.

The key to making a hit record…Read more
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