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6 Ways To Attract More Listeners To Your Music

6 Ways To Attract More Listeners To Your Music

Releasing music in the internet age can be a daunting task. It's easier than ever to create, release, and consume music with new trends like streaming and online collaboration. In many ways, this is great for artists, but creates a challenge: how do you cut…

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How To Imitate Different Vocalists For Clients

Mella is an extremely experienced session vocalist. In this video, she gives you some practical insights on how to approach vocal impressions with some specific examples including Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton and Britney Spears. Here’s what Mella recommends when approaching vocal impersonations in a vocal…

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7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety In The Studio

7 Ways To Overcome Anxiety in the Studio

Anxiety during recording sessions is extremely common amongst both beginners and professionals alike. I’m always amazed at how many talented musicians I’ve encountered who absolutely kill it live on stage, but the moment they enter a recording studio they find the whole situation overwhelming and…

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How To Sample From Other Songs Without Getting Sued

How to Sample From Other Songs Without Getting Sued

Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer; please don’t take this article as legal advice. Always consult a music and entertainment lawyer in your country for full details. If you are a producer, you are probably familiar with sourcing samples for your tracks. Maybe you’ve heard that…

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In Session With Lydia Salnikova

Lydia Salnikova has been a professional singer/musician/songwriter for 15+ years. She is a GRAMMY nominee, a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee, and she has recorded with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Bering Strait, Sir Christopher Lee, and John Ford Coley. Her deep understanding of…

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Putting The Social In Social Media

Putting the Social in Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts for Musicians

Although I was unable to attend this year, I did attend the CD Baby DIY convention (which I highly recommend) the last 2 years in a row. A great deal of info and insight into the “New” music biz, but it might as well have…

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10 Plugins That Will Take Your Pop Vocal Production To The Next Level

In This Air Gigs Video Blog, Grammy Winner and Multi-Platinum Producer, Isha "The Mad Scientist" Erskine, shares his top 10 plugins that he recommends to make pop vocals really shine. Check out the video above to hear detailed examples, and techniques with the following 10…

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How To Create Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

How To Create Simple Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

I’ve been involved in a wide variety of recording sessions over the years and when it comes to providing hired musicians with charts, it’s a real mixed bag. Some writers send over incredibly detailed scores, others will only provide me with MP3s. I’ve learned something…

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The Power of Pre-Production

The Power Of Pre-Production

Pre-production…it sounds like a fancy term for a big meeting held behind record label doors but quite simply it’s production before the “Production” and it’s one of the best uses of your time and money. It not only saves your resources but also allows for…

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Using A Preamp Pedal Before An Amp

Mark Marshall unravels the mystery that is using a preamp before a guitar amp. Why use one? Most guitar amps have some form of EQ built-in, but if you want more versatility you can use a preamp pedal to shape the tone of the existing…

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Get The Most Out Of Your Practice Time

Get The Most Out Of Your Practice Time

Many of my students become incredibly frustrated when it comes to scheduling their practice time. They either: Lead busy and stressful lives and can’t find the time Already have a regular practice schedule but don’t feel as though they are able to structure their time…

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Pure Country Spotify Playlist

Announcing The “PURE COUNTRY” Spotify Playlist

Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the AirGigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, AirGigs…

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