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Are You A Professional Musician?

Are You A Professional Musician?

This is a guest post by top rated session drummer Luke O’Kelley. This article is a reflection on some of the labels used to categorize working musicians, as well as some of the assumptions we make unconsciously about what they mean. It comes directly out…

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In Session With Andrew Timothy

Andrew Timothy is a session guitarist and composer based in Nashville, TN. He has recorded for clients from 5 of the 7 continents, in a variety of styles and genres. His formal university music education combined with his real-world experience as an active Nashville player…

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In Session With Charles Berthoud

Charles Berthoud has over 600 five star reviews on AirGigs. He’s an electric bassist, originally from London, now living in Boston, MA. He has high-level professional experience, having recorded original music for Warner/Chappell Production Music, as well as collaborating with producers from prominent labels such…

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A Songwriter’s Guide To Reverb Types

In this video, Isha "The Mad Scientist" Erskine discusses some different types of reverbs, what they are, and how to use them in a musical setting. In this video you will learn about the origins of the various reverb types that are now all available…

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3 Song Arrangement Mistakes To Avoid

Arranger and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Gonzalez brings us a few tips on what to avoid when arranging a song. Using Amy Whinehouse's song "You know I'm no good" he gives us three different examples that deal with Harmony, Instrumentation and Style. Find more about Lucas Gonzales’…

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4 Takeaways From "Rockonomics" For Working Musicians

4 Takeaways From “Rockonomics” For Working Musicians

I recently finished reading Alan B. Krueger’s book Rockonomics. Krueger is a Princeton economist and was the economic aid to presidents Clinton and Obama. In his book, he takes a scientific look into the modern music industry. It’s full of charts and statistics, but Krueger…

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A Conversation With Songwriter, Producer and Performer – John Lee Sanders

Welcome to another episode of the in Session Podcast brought to you by AirGigs. Today we had the real pleasure to sit down with the incomparable Songwriter, Producer and performer John Lee Sanders. John Lee has worked with some of the biggest legends of the…

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In Session With Dean Madonia

Dean is a Vocalist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer. At AirGigs he offers services such as lead / background vocals, mixing, keyboards and full song production. He has opened for such diverse acts as: New Grass Revival, Steve Vai, Dee Dee Ramone, Company B, Dottie West, The…

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Three Different Approaches To Song Arrangement

Composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Gonzalez brings us a few creative ideas and tips on how to arrange a song from 3 different style perspectives. A symphonic orchestra version, a “midi instrumented” version, and a Funky version that includes live instruments. Lucas uses "Every Breathe…

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9 Tips For Better Lyric Writing

9 Tips For Better Lyric Writing

For the longest time, I used to hate having to come up with words for my music. It didn’t come naturally to me at all. The musical element of my compositions would (for the most part) flow with relative ease, but when it came to…

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How To Prepare Your Music For Stock Audio

In This AirGigs Video Blog, Grammy Winner and Multi-Platinum Producer Isha "That Mad Scientist" Erskine shares “How To Prepare Your Music For Stock Audio” If you are interested in selling some of your tracks to stock audio libraries, they are going to want no melody…

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How To Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Are you gearing up for your next album, tour, music video, new production gear, or anything music related that requires some cash? Crowdfunding is one of the first methods musicians can turn to when looking to fund larger projects and many have been doing so…

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