This is the consolidation of my first two posts that were literally just about links to other great sites and blogs about music production, recording, and business, with three new links added.
http://www.davidschobermusic.com/ is a blog dedicated to recording tips by a guy who’s been at it for about 25 years and knows a thing or two. Tons of great info here. 🙂
http://www.cracked.com/article_20939_7-things-record-deal-teaches-you-about-music-industry.html This is a GREAT article by Spose about his time working with a label.
http://lonero.blogspot.com/2013/07/so-you-think-music-should-be-free-huh.html This is an article about the cost of putting out a record and touring, targeted towards those who believe music should be free.
Other than these three, check out my last post (https://mikldeitrick.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/record-contracts-full-article/) to learn more about record deals and the business side of music in general, or my post specifically about the RIAA (fully included as the second half of the article linked above) for more information and links regarding these subjects.
12/29/13 – Music Links Part 2
I want to start with a quick shameless self-promotion- Head over to https://www.facebook.com/kanyes.ego to find funny pictures/memes about the music industry, pop artists, etc. I created this page for two reasons, the first being to post things like this just for laughs, but the second reason is that I wanted a page to become about serious music discussion (though right now it’s lacking the audience required for such discussion. Hint hint- if you would like to talk about any aspect of music business, performance, etc, this page would work too). Now for the links; because of Kanye’s Tiny “Ego”, I was searching for music memes, but more specifically I did a search for “music business memes” and found the website http://www.musicbizmemes.com, which redirects to http://www.lorenweisman.com/memes/music-biz-memes/. After exploring the website a bit more, I learned a little about the creator Loren Weisman and his book, The Artist’s Guide To Success In The Music Business (http://tag2nd.com/), which I immediately bought on Amazon, and is by far the most informative and helpful book I’ve probably ever read. Written from 25 years of experience, it leaves nothing out. I can’t recommend this book enough.
The second link I’d like to share is http://productionadvice.co.uk/blog/. This site was created by Ian Shepherd, a mastering engineer and producer and founder of Mastering Media, Ltd. (http://mastering-media.co.uk/). If you’re goal is to learn more about mixing and mastering, this is a great resource. While some of the pages might seem a little vague, they give you a general idea of what needs to be done to cut a final mix/master, and all the techniques (if you know what you’re specifically looking for) can be found by Google, or you can pay for his online class and learn first-hand. Overall, I recommend this to anyone who’s into mixing of all types; it can’t hurt.
And finally, the link that spawned the first Music Production Links post (but really needs to be stressed as a GREAT resource), http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul08/articles/agreements.htm#Top, a guide to contracts for producers (a great read no matter who you are in the music world). Actually, anything from http://www.soundonsound.com/ is worth a read. Just a quick search on their site will bring up pretty much any music-related topic.
One last note, in reading Loren Weisman’s TAG2nd (book mentioned above), he recommends a site called http://musiclibraryreport.com/, and in looking at it it definitely seems like another good resource for artists, bands, etc.
12/18/13 – Music Production Links
Here is a quick list of some of my favorite bookmarks concerning music mixing, recording, producing, dj-ing, etc. This blog (with the exception of the Poland story) is about music production and discussion. And of course, shameless self-promotion at http://www.soundcloud.com/whoisbaka 😉