Music Business

The music business section of Music Producers Forum examines the latest trends in the industry. There is a focus on how the internet and digital technology is having an impact on music sales.

Music Business: More Information

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Grammy Winning presenters at SAE LA Tech Expo 2013

The SAE Institute (International Career Development Partner of the Music Producers Forum), organised the annual SAE LA Tech Expo at their Los Angeles campus. This is a ‘not to miss’ event that August with some of the music industry's most respected audio and music production professionals presenting throughout the two days. Read more »

Music Business: Latest Articles

Shooting a Music Video – The Independent Musician and Filmmaker

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Never before have independent artists and bands had better access to shooting a music video with such powerful media tools to enable them show their craft in cinematic and broadcast quality. YouTube now provides open distribution infrastructure that delivers full high definition content (1080p) and the equipment to for high definition broadcast ready music video production can now be purchased in a consumer electronics and whitegoods store. Read more »

Music Industry Innovator Karl “Charlie” Steinberg

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The Music Producer’s Forum had the great pleasure of interviewing the legendary Karl Steinberg (Most commonly known as Charlie). As a music software pioneer, Steinberg has been revolutionizing the production process since the ‘80s, when he started his company Steinberg GmbH, creating groundbreaking DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) products such as Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab over the years. Read more »

The Music Marketing Lesson from Beyonce

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On 13 December 2013, one of the world’s most successful recording artists, Beyonce Knowles had done something that no other artists has done before when it comes to launching a new album. She surprised her fans, the music industry and the rest of the world by releasing a full album on iTunes only, without any of the pre-warning, marketing hype that there is in the usual lead up to new albums being released. Read more »

Paul Falcone – One of New York’s Finest in Audio Production

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Paul Falcone is a veteran mixing and recording engineer whose work has been featured on many platinum, gold certified and Grammy winning productions. His stellar array of music credits include known and popular artists such as Anita Baker, Robin Thicke, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Hudson, Monica and Keyshia Cole. Read more »

YouTube cements it’s place in the Music Industry with it’s Awards

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November 3, 2013 marks the beginning of a new age in the history of Music. The first YouTube music awards will be held in New York and will be streamed live. There will also be cross overs to performances and musical collaborations from Seoul, Moscow, London and Rio. The Google owned company have enlisted Lady Gaga and Eminem as artists confirmed for the event. Read more »

Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton – The Sound of New York

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Gimmel “Young Guru” Keaton was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, and he is also been given the unofficial title of “The Sound of New York”. He has donned many hats within the music industry though his work as the audio engineer behind several notable Jay-Z albums (check the shout-outs on The Black Album), Keaton has distinguished himself as one of the Hip Hop industry’s elite technical forces behind the boards. Keaton gave series of lectures in the LA and NY SAE colleges where he trained students on technical matters, and offered his unique professional wisdom. Jesse Hagen got to sit in Keaton’s sessions. Read more »