November 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Learn To Create Music With Futuristic AudioCubes

These AudioCubes can be programmed to make different sounds. You may notice some of the functions of

AudioCubes in keyboards like the Fantom X8. Check out the video below to see them in action.

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Added by Indy on November 19, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

We Met With The Urban A&R of Asylum Records...

We were shopping music from producers to Asylum recently and the A&R told us that there are a lot of ways music producers can get exposure. He said that a tag such as the ' Just Blaze' trademark you hear at the beginning of a lot of his older tracks is good. If you can say something at the beginning of all of the tracks you make you will begin to build a brand even if you are not… Continue

Added by Indy on November 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Music Promotion 101: Create Your Promo Package

By Heather McDonald

Having an informative and professional promo package can be the thing that sets you apart from other bands, whether you're approaching record labels , promoting your own music , trying to get a gig , or if you're an indie record label trying to drum up some interest in your bands. The following steps… Continue

Added by Indy on November 15, 2010 at 10:33am — No Comments

Artist D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M. Goes From Go-Go To Rapper

Rapper D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M. has received a lot of attention for the work on his recently released EP, Culture Shock 2012 A​.​D. but he is not new to the music scene. Being from the Washington, DC area, he has roots in go-go music. We caught up with D.O.E.… Continue

Added by Indy on November 12, 2010 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Music Promotion 101: Album Press Release Guide

A well written press release is the first step in getting some attention for your new album. Use this template to help you organize your information. Note that this template was written with bands and indie labels in… Continue

Added by Indy on November 11, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Hit Song Quality Checklist by Berklee Music's Blog

Everybody always talks about making hits but is there any way to better your chances of creating the next top seller? Here's a very interesting checklist I came across recently via BerkleeMusicBlogs. I think the writer

Eric Beall came up with a… Continue

Added by Indy on November 9, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments Artist Spotlight: Brandon Hines

Brandon Hines is a Howard University graduate that has a strong fan base. Check him out on

Youtube. He gets upwards of

300,000 views on some of his videos. He has also worked with

Trey… Continue

Added by Indy on November 3, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Rico Love On Working With Timbaland And Rihanna

Songwriter-producer Rico Love speaks to Rap-Up TV about working with Timbaland on Rihanna's new album.

Rico has previously worked with Usher, Beyonce and Lil Wayne.… Continue

Added by Indy on November 2, 2010 at 2:14am — No Comments

Learn How To Remove Vocals To Get Instrumentals

Learn how to remove vocals from your favorite songs to create

instrumentals in the video below. It is a great tip for

producers, engineers, and artists. This is how you can put your own original spin on a… Continue

Added by Indy on November 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Performance: Can't Go Back - Q Da Kid Ft. Rasheem

Rapper Q Da Kid links up with singer

Rasheem for a compelling in-studio performance. I love to see rappers find interesting ways to perform their music.

Q Da Kid raps over an acoustic guitar while …


Added by Indy on November 1, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Video: Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins Studio Session

Rodney Jerkins goes into the studio with former

American Idol contestant

Blake Lewis. Blake mixes his beatbox with

Rodney's keys to make a hot pop record.… Continue

Added by Indy on November 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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