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Use complimentary EQ to widen your home studio audio mix

No Comments 7 April 2016

A quality recording begins with good tones going to tape, but here’s a trick from Disc Makers Echoes to use complimentary EQ to add presence and enhance your home studio audio mix.

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The power of a simple musical arrangement

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The power of a simple musical arrangement

No Comments 5 April 2016

From the Disc Makers Echoes blog: With the potential to invoke thousands of instruments and sounds at the touch of a button, sometimes using minimal instrumentation and a sparse musical arrangement provides maximum impact.

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Songwriting Tip: Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” Work

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Songwriting Tip: Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” Work

No Comments 3 April 2016

Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., The Jacobson Firm, P.C. writes on the USA Songwriting Competition blog: While many creatives in the entertainment industry believe (and are partly correct) that a work is copyrighted as soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium it still pays, often literally, to formally register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office, particularly where legal issues are concerned.

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The creative genius of Paul McCartney’s bass lines

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The creative genius of Paul McCartney’s bass lines

No Comments 30 March 2016

Paul McCartney’s bass lines are an integral part of the Beatles’ evolution from world-beating pop band to musical pioneers. Disc Makers Echoes blog identifies just what Paul did to make his parts stand out from what other bassists were doing at the time.

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How Songwriters Make Money From Publishing

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How Songwriters Make Money From Publishing

No Comments 28 March 2016

From the USA Songwriting Competition blog: While songwriters and musicians are often advised by their fellow artists to keep their own publishing, such an approach is no longer especially applicable in the modern music economy. It is more important that artists develop a solid understanding of where exactly publishing revenue comes from, and how to deal with Performing Rights Organizations.

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Types of Record Producer Deals

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Types of Record Producer Deals

No Comments 28 March 2016

While the role of a record producer is typically understood by most artists, the business aspects are more confusing. What follows from the Disc Maker Echoes blog is a brief rundown of when a producer may first get involved in your career and how the deals are structured.

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A different breed of analog sound library for Ableton Live

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A different breed of analog sound library for Ableton Live

No Comments 20 March 2016

From Create Digital Music: Soundware is everywhere, from endless catalogs of loops to yet another pack of sampled vintage instruments. But apart from questionable quality as the market grows crowded, the other simple question is, just how should these packs be assembled?

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