Posts Tagged ‘producer’

2011 Summer NAMM Kicks Off… GO!

In Industry News, Marketing, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Performance, Record Label, Road Musician, Studio, Studio Musician, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Are you thinking about setting up a home studio and learning recording technology? Are you seeking to improve your guitar tone or vocal miking skills? Perhaps you’re interested in checking out some of the newest musical product innovations that the industry has to offer. If so, you better not be missing out on 2011 Summer NAMM in Nashville! Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual CMA Awards: Cast Your Vote!

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on November 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

The 44th Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8|7c on ABC-TV. Every year the hit-makers of country music come out to celebrate and revel in their achievements from the year.  Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win?

“CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association – meaning Awards winners are honored by their peers in the music industry.” (read more about the CMAs) Take a minute to cast your votes and predictions about the awards and watch the live show to see if your hopes and fears come true…

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Recording Artist = Marketing Machine

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Money, Music, Music Business, Music History, nashville on January 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

After a quick study of Country Music recording artist Tim McGraw, one may find that he has branched out into the stratosphere of media marketing and performance mediums.  From the country music charts, to men’s cologne, to well attended tours, and even the movie box office, Tim McGraw is everywhere.  Last year’s Christmas presents could have had a “McGraw” theme: Read the rest of this entry »

Ted Hewitt: The Believing Mirror

In Best Practices, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, People that Rock on November 19, 2009 at 5:00 am

“Do it cause you love it.  Remember why you are here,” says Ted Hewitt in the October session of the once monthly Producer’s Chair.  This industry event is held at one of Nashville’s oldest musical traditions, Douglas Corner.  The host of the evening, James Rea, invites music producers to share their story to an aspiring, hopeful crowd of artists, songwriters, engineers, and of course fellow producers.  The listeners hear tools, tips, and encouragement to win the game of music.

On this particular evening, the crowd had the honor of hearing from Ted Hewitt.  Most recently Ted is known for his hit work with country artist Rodney Atkins.  He produced Goin’ Through Hell, Watchin’ You, These Are My People, and Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy). Read the rest of this entry »

But It Is A GREAT Song?

In Best Practices, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, nashville, Perspective, Ponder this, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on October 6, 2009 at 10:59 am

surprisedSongwriters in the music industry can be labeled as amateurs or professionals.  The only distinction between the two titles is money.  Amateurs do not get paid and professionals do.  Titles do not make you a good songwriter, but if you want to make a living out of creating songs, you better hope you make it to the professional side of the road.  But how does one turn into a professional songwriter?

Simple, an artist needs to record/cut your song.  That is it.  Sounds easy right?  But the ratio of songs to artists is absolutely in favor of the artist. Not to mention the long line of people between the artist and the songwriter that are allowed and encouraged to voice their opinion.  Your song has to be bullet proof.  Read the rest of this entry »

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