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It's time for our annual Songwriters' Special! While recording songwriters will find useful reviews and advice in every issue of RECORDING, our March 2011 issue is really something special. It's packed full of hands-on practical advice for songwriters, straight from hard-hitting industry success stories.
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!