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Pro Tools Shortcuts Bible Part 2: Editing Like a True Pro Tools Master


  We are back with a new collection of Pro Tools shortcuts that will make your clients look at you like a badass Pro Tools sorcerer, flying over the keys and making things happen in no time. In case you missed it, you should read the first installment in this seriesbefore continuing. We’ll build upon some…

What Music Do Americans Love the Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps

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1.Future ← Less Popular More Popular → In March, the prolific Atlanta rapper Future became the first artist to replace himself at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with back-to-back releases. At the time, Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times, spoke of the rising dominance of Atlanta in hip-hop….

16 Reasons Why Music Startups Fail


1. Licensing. If you want major artists from major labels, be prepared to pay multi-millions of dollars for it.  And it may take years to finalize those deals (just ask Spotify). If they don’t make you give away a percentage of your company, I’d like to meet your attorney. I just got off the phone…

I AM A GOD – A documentary on Kanye West

Glen Campbell Dead at 81


  Glen Campbell, the boyish singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” died Tuesday (Aug. 8) after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for years, a rep confirmed to Billboard. He was 81. “It is with the…

The Making of Brauer Motion: How A Master Mixer Reinvented Panning


  Talk with Michael Brauer, and its immediately clear why he’s mixing like no one else: He communicates in conversation just as he does with his mixes – authentic, original, expressive. From his suite at Electric Lady Studios, Brauer’s epic discography has continued to expand with John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Kelis, Kaiser Chiefs, Elle King, James Bay,…

Despacito becomes the most-watched music video on YouTube after just seven months


The music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song“Despacito” has become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. With just under three billion views, it knocks Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth track “See You Again” – the official song for Fast & Furious 7 – into second place. Khalifa and Puth only submerged Psy’s…

‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Trailer: First Look At James Van Der Beek’s Viceland Comedy

Viceland has dropped a trailer for What Would Diplo Do?, its first scripted comedy series starring, written and executive produced by James Van Der Beek and also executive produced by Grammy-winning musician/DJ Diplo. In WWDD, described as “Louie meets WorldStar HipHop crossed with This Is Spinal Tap,” Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of…

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


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…

Sound Startups: Pibox Music – Music Production Management Platform


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…