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7 Things to Think About Before You Hire a Session Singer

7 Tips to Hire the Best Session Singer for Your Project

If you’re a songwriter, you’re likely to hire a session singer at some point in your career. I’m a songwriter and session singer myself, and I’ve hired other session singers before. You’ll want a variety of singers in your reel to showcase that your songs can be used for a range of performers. You may also want background vocals that are different from your own. There are many reasons to hire a session vocalist, but it’s important to find the right one for your project. As a session singer, I feel it’s my responsibility to make sure you have the bes[...]

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4 Reasons a Songwriter Needs a Project Manager

How Project Managers can help Songwriters

One of my favorite (and most common) roles at Tunedly is Project Manager. When I talk about it with songwriting friends, I tend to get these responses: “Well…I mean, I can be MY OWN project manager, right?” “What does that even mean?” “Why does a song need a project manager?” These are all great questions. I never thought about any of this before I became a PM, but now that I’ve seen projects both with and without one, I can tell you exactly what my role is and how to decide whether or not you need one. Project Managers for Songwriters He[...]

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5 Tips for Recording Yourself Singing – Guest Post

5 Easy tips to record yourself singing!

I've got another guest post for you this week! I'm hard at work behind-the-scenes with clients, my blog and vlog, but I'm always willing to have other experts step up and give us some great information. This week's comes from Ben Jacklin, a blogger and musician who writes about music equipment, production and the music industry at http://subreel.com He has five tips to recording yourself while singing. If you're not a pro session singer (or maybe you want to be but aren't sure how to get started), here are some simple tips to help you on your musical journey![...]

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10 Tips from 10 Years in Production – Guest Post

Producer Cari Prez gives 10 tips for music production

I have another guest post for you this week! This is from Cari Prez, and I'll just let him explain who he is: "I’m just your regular guy who listened to music a little too closely as a kid. I ended up trying to learn how all of it was done, from the arrangements, to the positioning and balance of the instruments, to even listening extra close to figure out exactly how a harmony was sung and layered with a lead vocal and then replicating it myself. Learning the piano by ear, studying the production of my favorite artists, from Journey to Linkin Park, Adele, an[...]

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12 Vocal Processing Essentials – Guest Post

12 Vocal Processing Essentials

I'm super busy throughout all of November and half of December, so I'm excited to bring you guys some awesome guest posters this month! This week is Charles Hoffman of Black Ghost Audio. Here are 12 essentials to get into Vocal Processing:   This guide is the quick and dirty version of how to get started with recording and processing vocals. Audio engineering is this massive field of study that people spend their entire lives discovering. If you’ve never touched a DAW (digital audio workstation) before, the recording process can seem a little mysteri[...]

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How to Use ReverbNation like a Boss

  I am a big fan of ReverbNation. I’ve been a member for years and still haven’t learned everything it can do yet. I’m going to walk you through the exact steps to make your profile epic, and also give you inside info I’ve learned from my experience there!   Why Should I Be on ReverbNation? If you’re a band or artist, you’ll obviously want a profile here. It’s just a great way to connect and get your band “out there” more. However, you should still be on ReverbNation if you’re a songwriter, talent agent, session singer, or any[...]

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Why Every Musician Should Have Business Cards

Business Cards - do you have them? Do you use them? Think they’re boring and outdated? Give me to the end of this article to try to change your mind! Also, there is a ghost in my house and I might have video evidence (this is related, I promise). I was doing an interview a while back and they asked me what are the most important things musicians should have for marketing. When I mentioned business cards, they scoffed like I was crazy. “People still use business cards??” Recently, I got an email from an industry expert who mentioned business cards as being[...]