Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 2/25 thru 3/3

Mar 04, 2018

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. I do my best to relay what I think is the most important details, but it's very possible for me to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!


The Triple Threat Artist

Enrollment for the Producer Course and Community is now open! Discount available for students of any of Cathy Heller’s courses. Just private message Zion for coupon code. 

  • Three new students joined our tribe. Woot!
  • Many students started sharing our cover songs to each other for feedback
  • Zion created a New video about the levels of production, breaking down many well known songs and evaluating it's complexity.
  • Josh Doyle stopped by, introduced himself to the class and shared information about his background and successes, and answered a few questions, like a frekkin boss!
  • Discussion about using a bass note tail as a sweep in a student's song they're producing
  • Zion created a new video on Sidechaining Synthesizers, relating to a call from a music sup in the Access Course.

Making Money in Music

  • Discussion about a service called Playlist Push for getting your work on Spotify promoted. Ari chimed in on this.
  • Monday Music Breakdown involved dissecting a Nissan ad.
  • Faris shared information and tips about using SubmitHub, as well as vlogging behind the scenes info to your fans
  • Discussion about filling out info for Allmusic.com
  • Discussion about split agreements
  • Several students shared songs they are working on and asked for feedback.
  • Sonnet discussed the new bonus opportunities in a video, deadline is on 3/5
  • Victoria shared newest license for Chico featuring Bold by the Highfields
  • Discussion on using Sixth Chords from Sheryl
  • Discussion about phishing emails Akademia
  • Discussion about publishing info when distributing through CDBaby and whether you should opt in for youtube and sync licensing through your distributor.
  • Jeff Harrison shared his Press Kit he uses
  • Discussion about merch stores
  • Discussion about SubmitHub declines 
  • Cathy gave an online class on 2/20, great advice and discussion
  • Replay of Cathy's class on 2/20 was shared by Victoria
  • Questions and discussion about Velvet Green Music
  • Advice about difference in distributors, CDBaby or Distrokid
  • Lots of discussion on Pandora strategies
  • Ari gave an update on Pandora after his call with them.
  • Sonnet gave talked about the bonus opportunity more and the deadline
  • Discussion about Christmas music submissions
  • Discussion about using disco
  • More students shared songs for feedback and advice.
  • Ari's Monthly class is this Monday at 11a PST
  • Office Hours next Thurs at 1p PST.

 The Access Course

  • Quick discussion about types of mic cables to get
  • More students shared songs for feedback and advice.
  • Discussion about Christmas music submissions from Tamara
  • Live Q&A with Music Sup Julian Wettlin on 2/27
  • Discussion about split sheet info for cover songs
  • 100+ songs pitched by CTM since Access Course started, announced Victoria
  • Lots of discussion about what kinds of cover songs to record
  • Monday Music Breakdown involved dissecting a Nissan ad.
  • Sonnet emailed out a recap of call with Julian Wettlin, and links to songs he looks for.
  • Discussion on reverb by Eli Parr
  • March assignment about color and spring songs announced.
  • Victoria had office hours on 3/1, link of replay available
  • Discussion about Soundrop services
  • Drum advice discussion, by Dax
  • Discussion about the deadline for cover songs and metadata
  • Tobias asked for guidelines on male/female vocals in sync
  • Lots of talk about the DIY Conference in Europe coming up in April
  • Victoria posted a replay of the interview and Q&A with ad music sup Eric Kalver
  • Office hours this coming week on Thurs @2p PST


- Zion 🦆


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