An MPC (Music Production Center) was THE tool for hip hop artists in the studio in the 1980s. It fell out of fashion for a while, but now, it's back. The MPC has moved from the studio to the stage and all kinds of performers, from rockers to rappers to classicly trained musicians, are utilizing its beat making… Continue
Added by Indy on August 30, 2010 at 9:30am —
Structure is everything in songwriting; without structure, you’ve got a song that listeners just won’t understand and can’t get into. It’s why we talk so much about the form of a song. An easily discernible form makes it more likely that listeners will remember a song. Because song forms aren’t usually unique (often, some variation on…Continue
Added by Indy on August 30, 2010 at 8:54am —
As touring musician, AdamGoren often spent many months at a time touring the US, Europe and beyond. Here are 7 tips he offers to musicians that have yet to experience the daily trials and tribulations of life on the road.
1. First and foremost, obtain a membership with the…Continue
Added by Indy on August 26, 2010 at 10:33pm —
Singer/songwriter Helisha collaborated with new music producer DJ Dirty D to create the song Got Me For Forever. TrackHustle first heard about the project in late 2008 at a music conference in New Jersey. We ended up sending tracks to Helisha and the final product was released in June of 2009. Helisha's LP is coming soon.…
Music producer Polow Da Don rose to fame in late 2005 for a string of hit singles for artists including Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, and Kelis. Here is a 2007 interview explaining his music production…Continue
Added by Indy on August 25, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Music producer Fatboi Beats makes a track and explains his process for producer. Fatboi Beats has worked with the hottest rappers in the south. Catch Fatboi on projects for Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and Flo Rida.
Music producers Mysto & Pizzi were discovered by Ryan Leslie. In this video they are interviewed by G-Unit Records A&R's Dre Mckenzie and Tony G. They also give advice on music placements and make a… Continue
Added by Indy on August 9, 2010 at 8:30am —
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present their President’s Award to will.i.am during the organization’s annual Urban Awards ceremony on September 10. The event takes place at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The invitation-only event salutes the creators and publishers of the most-performed urban songs… Continue
Added by Indy on August 8, 2010 at 12:30am —
Music executive Jermaine Dupri talks to Businessweek about what he looks for when he scouts talent. He also talks about his theory on record sales, alternate forms of income, and getting into the music… Continue