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Producing A Song Online (From Composition To Mastering) By Mark Marshall

Watch NYC producer Mark Marshall take a song from composition all the way through to mastering using musicians on AirGigs. Throughout the video Mark will demystify many aspects of the online recording and production process, and also provide loads of helpful tips for any music…

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Copyright Q & A With L.A. Music Attorney, Erin M Jacobson

We had the opportunity to sit down with top music attorney Erin M. Jacobson to ask her common questions related to how and when to copyright a song. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, this is educational content only. If you want to…

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Is Reading Music A Must For Making Music?

“I’m not interested in what key you’re playing this in with a capo on, just tell me what key it’s actually in.” “No, this song is not in C# major. This song is in Db major. And I will defend that with my dying breath.”…

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Books On Recording

5 Books That Will Help You Record Better

In a business like recording, education never really ends. Technology is constantly changing, techniques get better and there’s always more to learn. Recording is truly an art, but to do it well you need the proper tools and that doesn’t necessarily mean fancy equipment. If…

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Journey From Songwriter To Music Creator

The Journey From Songwriter To Music Creator

Have you ever had the experience of writing a great song, only to find that you’ve lost the magic somewhere in the studio? You’re not alone. Many singer / songwriters have had the experience of “losing a song” in production. It can be really frustrating…

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Pre Production Tips Songwriters

Pre Production Tips For Songwriters & Music Creators

One roadblock some artists may encounter when recording themselves is how to include pre production into their process. It’s not so hard to understand why this can be confusing. Most artists that record their own music record using a patchwork method. This means they record…

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How To Make A Song Radio Ready

How To Make A Song Radio Ready, By Seth Caldwell

This is a guest post by AirGigs artist Seth Caldwell of SongLaboratory It’s no secret that nowadays you can get a pretty unbelievable sound from your bedroom studio. DAW’s and digital sounds have come a long way and finally can compete with major studios. But…

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13 Tips For Getting Better Drum Tracks, By Luke O’Kelley

This is a guest post by AirGigs artist Luke O'Kelley Building a song with great sounding drums is no simple process. There are a lot of elements that can contribute to, or detract from a great sounding drum track. The quality of your kit, drum…

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The Anatomy of a Background Vocal Arrangement. Part 2, BGVs

This is a guest post by AirGigs artist Lydia Salnikova BGVs, as in “background vocals”. It is actually a synonym of “harmonies” and those 2 terms can be used interchangeably, but for the purpose of this article I have chosen to separate them. As discussed…

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The Anatomy of a Background Vocal Arrangement. Part 1, harmonies

This is a guest post by AirGigs artist Lydia Salnikova Hi, I’m Lydia Salnikova and I’m here to talk about one of my favorite subjects: background vocals. First, please allow me to share a bit of my own background – not only to establish credibility…

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Hiring A Rapper

So You Want to Hire a Rapper?

Rap is a burgeoning medium that has rapidly begun to expand outside of hip-hop into almost every genre of music. Since Linkin Park’s genre bending album Hybrid Theory rap has spilled outside of hip-hop and rock into EDM, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Disco, Musical, and so…

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Session Musician Or Collaborator

Session musician vs. collaborator: which one do you need?

Songwriting, like any art form, is a very personal and complex process. Sometimes it is easy and effortless, as if something (or Someone?) else is guiding your pen. Sometimes it is laborious and even strenuous, keeping you up at night and requiring all of your…

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