Monthly archives: July, 2017

The Most Versatile Condenser Mics at Any Price: One Producer’s Picks for 5 of the Best All-Purpose LDCs from $150 to $1,500

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There aren’t many studio essentials that literally every studio should have, regardless of the musical genre of it’s output. But it’s hard to deny the usefulness of owning at least one large diaphragm condenser simply because of their versatility. LDC’s can handle a range of sources and timbres due to the large size of their…


MTV Plans to Bring Music Back With ‘TRL’ Relaunch This Fall

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All things old become new again. In 2008, Total Request Live ended its decade-long run. Nine years later, MTV president Chris McCarthy wants to bring the show back this fall.  TRL‘s comeback will also usher the return of the show’s famous studio which overlooked the middle of Times Square. “If we’re going to come back…


Sound Startups: Pibox Music – Music Production Management Platform

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The blessing of online music production is intertwined with its curse: As music production applications get more robust and complex, collaboration between producers can become increasingly convoluted. An ambitious startup that’s arrived recently on the scene, Pibox Music, is determined to streamline long-distance music production. Artists, producers and labels not sitting in the same studio…


How Can Rappers and Producers Make Sure They Get Paid and Avoid Being Scammed?

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  In recent months, artists across the industry at every level have been embroiled in controversy surrounding payment and compensation—including Chance The Rapper and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Chicago rapper Lucki, rapper Smokepurpp, and New Jersey producer Ronny J. In an effort to turn these unfortunate events into a teachable moment, we reached out to two entertainment lawyers—Kamal A. Moo and…


EXCLUSIVE: Uncut Kanye West Interview From 2013


‘THERE ARE 365M PEOPLE IN CHINA WILLING TO PAY FOR ENTERTAINMENT. THE MUSIC MARKET IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE.’

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  The Chinese music business is set to explode. Many executives across the US, UK and Europe look east and rightfully tip the Asian continent as the next great land of opportunity. It’s a perception that is very welcome in Modern Sky’s home territory, especially since China has, until recently, been compared to the wild…


Why does reverb sound different on headphones?

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  Why is it that reverb is so much more audible on good headphones than good speakers? Is it to do with the ambient noise or reflections in the room, something about the width of the stereo stage (though it persists when monitoring via a crossfeed EQ), or simply that my ‘good speakers’ aren’t good…


FACEBOOK TAKES ANOTHER BIG STEP TOWARDS THE MUSIC BIZ WITH SOURCE3 BUYOUT

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  The move is being looked on in many quarters as evidence that Facebook wants to shore up the ability of its Rights Manager platform in order to catch copyright infringing videos on its platform. What does that specifically have to do with the music industry? Sometimes, when you want to find clues about why…


Beyond Stock Sounds: 10 Essential Plugins You NEED to Add to Your DAW

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  DAWs have come a long way in recent years, and the included plugins that come with them rival after-market commercial options in many cases. However, your DAW’s standard EQs, compressors, and extra goodies may not always make the cut for intense audio work. Even now, there are some things that stock plugins often won’tdo. For…


CAN LYOR COHEN BRIDGE THE GOOGLE ‘VALUE GAP’ AT YOUTUBE?

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  It feels like the back-and-forth between the music industry, Google and various legislative bodies on ‘safe harbor’ has rumbled on for an eternity. Legal arguments, policy positions and research papers that support this process are traded continually. Google recently published a series of papers to support its position on YouTube. The music industry, not…