Monthly archives: April, 2016

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here’s four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don’t have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich….

Are Vinyl Records About To Go HD?

What could make your vinyl record listening experience better? How about longer play time per record and higher frequency range. That’s what Rebeat Digital are planning to create in the near future….

Profiting from Piracy? Muzit’s Trace Rethinks Future of Illegal Music Downloading

As more and more people pirate music the question seems to be less how to stop the torrents and more about how to profit from that activity. People pirate music, and everything else that is digital….

Q-Tip Named Kennedy Center’s First Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture Series

“With Hip Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” Q-Tip, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture, said in a press release. “I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly…

European Union Court Says Public Wi-Fi Operators Not Liable for Piracy

Shop, hotel or bar owners who provide free public Wi-Fi access cannot be held liable for users who commit online piracy, according to a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union….

Jazz Fest Producer Quint Davis on Surviving Katrina, the ‘Economics of Creativity’ and Making an Eclectic Lineup Work

“I’ll stand up the craziness of my office against anybody’s,” says Davis, photographed March 7 at Festival Productions in New Orleans. “It’s kind of like a scrapbook — I’ve always been good at bringing stuff back from tours. My chair is a Ganayon king’s throne, given to me in a ceremony, and you can play…

5 Tips For Working With Logic Pro X’s Flex Pitch

So you can want to correct some pitch problems on vocals or an instrument and you’re using Logic Pro X? Enter Flex Pitch. Joe Albano shares 5 excellent tips of getting the most out of Flex Pitch….

Before You Shoot a Music Video, Read This Important Legal Guide

Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney specializing in music, television, film and video, and the author of The Future of the Music Business (Hal Leonard 4th ed. 2015). Although MTV does not play music videos anymore, the format has become more important than ever in breaking new artists.  But before making your own video, though, it’s…

Terrace Martin Takes Us Inside the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Untitled Unmastered’ & ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Kendrick Lamar‘s untitled unmastered project, which dropped late last week, is rather unusual in the fast-paced, novelty-centric world of hip-hop. A collection of cuts from the vault, supposedly brought to fans by the public pleas of LeBron James, left in their mostly unvarnished form — more of an archive than an album….

Bandcamp Has Paid Artists $150M in 8 Years

  As of Wednesday (April 6), Bandcamp had helped pay artists more than $150 million since it was founded in 2008. Of which, it reported $4.3 million in the last 30 days alone….