Tom Silverman burst into the music scene with the phenomenally successful Tommy Boy Records label, and now travels the country with the New Music Seminar, a multi-day event with industry panels that provide fantastic advice for up-and-coming music professionals. In our March issue, he opens up on the practicalities of making as a songwriter in the modern music industry, with sound advice on using the newest media tools to get yourself heard and known.
It's hard to argue with success: producer Sebastian Arocha Morton guided dance diva Samantha James to the top of the Billboard Dance chart. Read about how they got there, turning ideas into a phenomenally successful reality with methods you can use!
Frequent contributor Bruce Kaphan knows what songwriting success is all about, too... he's had great good fortune with American Music Club and as a solo artist. His article covers the three Ps of a successful songwriting career: how to Present your material, Promote your image, and Protect your music while doing it. Not to be missed!
We know it's not all about the gear, but a songwriter always benefits from having the best available tools. This month we bring you reviews of new and improved KSM mics from Shure, the Roland JUNO-Gi (a keyboard workstation with multitrack audio recording built in!), iZotope's powerful Nectar plug-in for vocal treatment, and more.
If you're a songwriter just getting started doing your own recordings, or if you're a practiced artist looking to get to the next level, you can't afford to miss the great advice and timely reviews in the March RECORDING!
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Anaheim was buzzing with new energy, new enthusiasm, new ideas... and tons of new recording gear! Come with us and check out the highlights.
Anaheim was once again home to the NAMM Show, with over 1600 manufacturers showing ......Expand
You don't get what you deserve in the world of songwriting, you get what you work for. Here are three prizes you need to keep your eye on as you storm the charts.
You write songs, but are you doing everything you sho......Expand
A magical violin/piano session comes together in a good room with good mics, and you are there.
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Our intrepid PC-software reporter finally tries Windows 7... and the world doesn't explode! Read the lurid details here.
A major upgrade of your DAW PC is almost always some kind of "adventure." For nearly five years......Expand
What do agents do, why do you need one, and why won't people talk to you directly if you don't have one? Read and be enlightened.
Just as dealing directly with artists and their foibles is not what record companies prefer, m......Expand
A respected desert-island mic gets a sonic makeover, and a promising new design shines on vocals.
Today we look at two recent releases from Shure. One is brand new, and the other is an improved reissue. Let's begin with the ......Expand
iZotope Nectar vocal processing plug-in suite.
Billed as a "complete vocal suite", iZotope's Nectar contains 11 full-fledged vocal effects, and yet it is not a plug-in bundle, it is one plug-in that has all of the following ......Expand
Whether over FireWire or USB 2.0, this interface combines great routing flexibility, powerful internal DSP effects processing, and standalone cue mixing for use without a laptop. Also in this review: MOTU's Volta voltage-control interface plug-in.......Expand
This stereo compressor builds on the FET II's sterling reputation, but offers some tricks of its own at a surprising price.
While his products are heavily inspired by classic circuit designs and sounds of the past (T......Expand
The genre-defining waveform editor adds new features, workflow improvements, and significantly improved sound quality.
We last reviewed Sound Forge Pro as Version 9 in our January 2008 issue. Version 10 of this stellar audio......Expand
It's here, and it doesn't need Avid hardware any more. What else makes this new version of the industry's most widely adopted DAW stand out?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that Avid, the artist......Expand
The founder of Tommy Boy Records examines what it takes to make a hit in today's world of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Eager songwriters take note!
Tom Silverman founded the independent label Tommy Boy thirty year......Expand
How does production tie into songwriting, and how does it help determine which songs succeed while others fail? This chart-topping producer offers some sage advice.
Songwriters don't all operate the same way. Some wr......Expand