A trend I have started to notice more and more in the studio is for artists to be overly proud in how quickly they knock out their song or verse. “Check out this tune, it only took me 20 minutes to record!” they brag to their friends in the control room. While efficiency is great, and there are many ways to make the most of your time in the studio

I was in the process of writing another blog post when I came across all the data and information I’m including in this one. I didn’t even finish the original post as this became way more interesting. I was trying to work out a strategy whereby a musical artist can make the average UK salary from their musical career – I haven’t got there yet but will let you all

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Mar 2022

Jargon Buster

One of the hardest things about making music is talking about it. In the studio we use a lot of jargon which is great when we have a shared language but completely unhelpful if we don’t all use the same words to communicate our ideas. I thought I’d throw up a little cheat sheet that you can check in on whenever you might not know how to get your point

When I’m recording new artists there are a few things that crop up around mic technique so here’s a just a really quick cheat-sheet for improving your microphone technique. Look Up Most artists write their lyrics on their phones and we’re used to holding our phones down around our stomachs and looking down at them so often I find that newer artists end up looking down at their phones, reading

So you’ve booked your recording session, now’s time to get ready so you can make your most of the time in the studio. Here’s a list of things you can do to get the best results. It is by no means a full list and everyone is different so not every aspect will apply to every artist. Some of the tips I’m offering here may seem basic but if you

TL;DR: These days it so easy to get your music online – but with so many people able to do it so easily it can be hard to get your music heard. In this guide I will talk through not only how to release your music online but give tips on how to get your music heard. I will be focussing on Spotify as it is the biggest market, however

TL;DL: Buying beats online is confusing AF – there’s a bunch of different options (mp3, WAV, trackout stems) each with their own terms (limits on streams, videos, public performance and so on) for different prices (usually between $40 and $500) and all while the YouTube video you found thew beat on says FREE. Here, I break down what all this means and what I think is best to do. File

One of the conversations I have with artists most frequently goes something like this: Artist: I can’t get my voice to sound they way I want. I’m going for an sound, do you have any tips? Me: Most of the sound of a vocal comes from the performance, not the mix. Let’s experiment with different singing/rapping styles and see what we can get. Have you demoed these songs? It’ll really