There are many discussions in the music industry regarding Spotify’s impact, on whether it is making it harder or easier for music artists to make a good living from their craft. So the questions are, is it possible as an independent artist/acts, to make a decent income from Spotify and if so, how?

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The Takeover Music Festival has its roots as one of the first online music festival from its earlier version The Hangout Festival first run in 2013 by Mark Knight of Right Chord Music. With the 2020 festival happening in the eye of the Corona storm 8-10 May, Music Producers Forum saw it as a great […]

Producer: Ken Calliat talks about Colbie – Artist Development with ‘little nudges’

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…

Sound Design, Jingles and Sound Branding – The Impact of Audio

Evan Buist has worked on thousands of projects spanning TVCs, promos, cinema commercials, documentary, animation, radio commercials, short films, corporate videos and even children’s television working with Paramount Pictures, Vodafone, 3…

Producer: Oak Felder

Oak Felder is a Grammy winning songwriter producer that has shaped the sound of Pop and R&B music in the 2000’s to this present day. He has worked with artists such as Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Usher, Demi Levato, Ariana Grande, Miguel,…
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Abbey Road Studios: The First Steps Inside

31 Oct 2019: In the celebrating of the 5th year of graduates from the Abbey Road Institute, Music Producers Forum was invited to join in the festivities at the most iconic studio in the history of modern popular music. For me it was my first…

Collaborative Songwriting – 5 Invaluable Tips

Combing creative forces with someone else is often a tricky exercise. It requires a bit of mutual trust and respect between the writers, and if not done wisely, can have catastrophic results both from creative and business points of views.…

Producer: Stuart Epps – From the Beatles, Elton, Oasis and Robbie

The career of producer and engineer Stuart Epps dates back to 1967 and he has worked with iconic artists and bands such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Paul Weller, Cliff Richard, Barry White…