August 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Music Producer Kia Shine Speaks On His Lawsuits

Music producer Kia Shine speaks on being credited as a co-writer of

Drake's record …


Added by Indy on August 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The History Of Drum Machines And The First MPC

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 abilities.… Continue

Added by Indy on August 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Songwriting 101: Try New Formulas For Your Songs

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… Continue

Added by Indy on August 30, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Touring Tips: Advice From Adam Goren On Touring

As touring musician, Adam Goren 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 — No Comments

Music Placement: Helisha 'Affairs Of The Heart EP'

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. …


Added by Indy on August 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Music Producer Polow Da Don On Music Equipment

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 setup.… Continue

Added by Indy on August 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Producer Red Spyda Explains His Creative Process

G-Unit producer

Red Spyda has worked with a host of great artists. In this video he explains his

music production process. This is a great video for anybody interested in …


Added by Indy on August 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fatboi Beats Makes A Track For The Raw Report DVD

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.

-… Continue

Added by Indy on August 17, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Music Producer Landmarq Makes A Smooth Beat

Music producer Landmarq makes a beat with bounce. Make sure you check out more of his beat making videos on Youtube. You can also get in contact with him through his website at… Continue

Added by Indy on August 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Producer Alchemist Offers Advice To Producers

If you start doing music with money being your only motivation, it will corrupt the way you make music. Alchemist says that money should be the icing on the cake.… Continue

Added by Indy on August 13, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Producer Pharrell Gives Advice To Today's Artists

Producer Pharrell gives his advice for aspiring artists.

Pharrell speaks on being competitive, the saturated industry, and education. This comes courtesy of

RestInBeats and

Billboard. This… Continue

Added by Indy on August 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Music Producers Mysto & Pizzi On The Hit Lounge

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 beat.… Continue

Added by Indy on August 9, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

BMI Performing Rights Organization Honor Will.I.Am

By Billboard Staff

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present their President’s Award to 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… Continue

Added by Indy on August 8, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Producer Pete Rock Makes Some Beats On The MPC

Music producer Pete Rock shows you his creative process for making beats. He shows you how he chops the sample and explains how he does his drums. …


Added by Indy on August 7, 2010 at 1:16am — No Comments

Instrumentals: JS AKA The Best- The Grand Cinema


Added by Indy on August 3, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Music Executive Jermaine Dupri On Businessweek

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 industry.… Continue

Added by Indy on August 3, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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