To what degree would you study? Should you set your limit at a Short Course, a Certificate, a Diploma or a Degree?
The pressure placed on you by society often distorts your reality before you’ve even begun to be honest with yourself about:
a) What you really want to study, based upon what you are really interested in? b) What is you deepest intention as to why, where and how you plan to use this course of study in your life?c) Can you visualise yourself doing this 8+ hours each day for 30+ years
Founder of HitSongsDeconstructed.com, David Penn gives the Music Producers Forum his expert insights to the hit song Ho Hey by The Lumineers. A commercial ‘sleeper hit’ success for independent label Dualtone Records, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at the 90th spot in June 2012 and hit it’s peak at 3rd on the chart after it’s 28th week*.
When most people describe the current Rock and Pop mainstream, the one term that usually doesn’t come to mind is “human element.”
On 25 April 2013 we held the our Music Producers Forum London meetup at the SAE-Institute’s Kingsland Road campus. Our meetups have usually taken the form of casual networking events, though as one of the great cities of rich music history, the London event soon turned into an engaging evening conference, with mastering engineer Pete Maher talking about his work with U2 and giving tips for that sonic partnership between the producer and the mastering engineer.
Powerful and passionate presentations were delivered by both Carlos Lellis Ferreira and Roey Izhaki, and a buzzing crowd hung around for a special chance to make new acquaintances with those who share a love of creating music. Continue reading
For many of us songwriters and producers, we often get to the stage where we are looking for something more in our music. It is often something that we hope to find through a collaborative with someone else. Connecting with that someone else to create or produce music is that magic formula that simply can’t be manufactured. Finding that chemistry can be as elusive as finding the right words for that song you’re stuck on.
Founder of HitSongsDeconstructed.com, David Penn gives the Music Producers Forum his expert insights to the collaborative hit Scream and Shout by mutli Grammy winning producer Will.i.am and Britney Spears.
Futuristic, egotistic, repetitive, dark, evocative, generic, clever, cliché, unique, familiar, ultra-infectious, fun and of course, “Britney bitch!” These are just some of the terms that describe Will.i.am’s collaboration with Britney Spears on the third single from his forthcoming album, #willpower.
Crowd funding for musicians and their productions is another part of the ‘new music business’ that has been fueled by the internet. With the advent of social media and the internet, these technologies that are increasingly the main ways that society communicates and performs financial transactions, and with this, crowd funding is becoming a viable alternative for many music artists. Continue reading
It was around early 2006 when I first came across Colbie Calliat in the days when MySpace ruled and YouTube was just a fresh startup. I became a fan well before the release of Colbie’s first album Coco, and the first (then) independent artist I was regularly playing on YouTube. At the time, I didn’t realise that behind the scenes was a wise guiding hand, that of her father Ken a Grammy winning producer. Continue reading