Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 5/20 thru 5/26

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

  • Tobias shared that Melodyne Essential was 50% off on the 5/21st. This led to a full discussion about Melodyne.
  • Office hours was on Tuesday 5/2, where we had an amazing discussion about creating your brand, submitting to Submit Hub for blog posts, as well as Spotify playlist curator methods.. A replay was shared as well.
  • Osie led a webinar call all about microphones, and it was fantastic! He shared with us the types of mics he uses, everything from Ribbon, Condenser and Dynamic mics, to the preamps the he reaches for and how to pick the right one for his mic. A replay of the call was shared with Triple Threat students.
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • Zion led an online call on Friday discussing all things Melodyne. He walked through the different packages out there, what they're best used for, how he uses Melodyne both in monophonic and polyphonic situations, and then finally showed examples of how he'd tune vocals. A replay of the call was shared with Triple Threat students.
  • This next week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • A Q&A with Mikey Meiers about his success as a producer in sync music will be made available for all Triple Threat students in June!


Making Money in Music

  • Students shared new songs for feedback
  • Nykee is looking for a cowrite. Anyone interested?
  • Shelley posted an article about a new thing on Facebook: "How to Host a Facebook Watch Party.“
  • Jennifer shared a post where she asked for advice concerning how to negotiate with a promoter who wants 10% of her merch income though she rents the place.
  • Students shared their success
  • Victoria shared the Monday Music Breakdown.
  • Aaron shared an article about AWAL
  • Justin shared an article about a new Spotify policy on “hate content and hateful conduct”
  • Evan asked about a more efficient way of putting his tour dates on all platforms— any chance of announcing gigs only once and the dates appear on all others? 
  • Questions arose about the new European GDPR law
  • Victoria posted a reminder of Cathys May MIM Class on the 30th of May at 12 PDT! 
  • Jeff shared a link to a platform calls "rocketreach“  that helps finding important e mail addresses and contacts! 
  • Students share their releases
  • Jeff shared a link of a marketing organisation called agency access .
  • Victoria shared the MIM Office Hours.
  • Office hours are this Thursday 


The Access Course

  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • DiElle suggested that CTM might want to host a songwriting retreat
  • Judy reached out to find an accountability partner
  • Tobias and Prita met up for a beer and some songwriting
  • Courtney got a Christmas placement
  • Tobias shared a 50% off special on Melodyne
  • Jan asked for clarification re: offering points on a song to players
  • Zion shared his weekly recap
  • Sonnet announced an upcoming composer session with Hope Thai
  • Neptune shared a video of a Midem panel on sync
  • Lachlan asked for advice re: how to get in touch with the producers of a movie currently in production
  • Debbie shared some wins
  • Andrea shared a win
  • Victoria shared the father’s day assignment signees and the almost-made-its
  • Mikey shared a tune he wrote with Charles that CTM signed
  • Victoria shared a win by Gil and Scotty
  • Sherry shared a call for urban/hip-hop
  • Sid shared a win
  • Rick asked for advice re: video editing software
  • Osie created a private event for a discussion on ‘Nailing the Listing’
  • Judy asked for feedback re: how to send music to a supervisor
  • Debbie asked CTM if they might consider putting an FAQ page in the files section
  • Justin shared a video series about Spotify for Artists
  • Marty asked how people charge for their work-for-hire work
  • Serge asked if anyone is familiar with Eggplant Stereo
  • Angelique asked for details regarding the 2 day live CTM event
  • Bev shared an article re: how to submit songs
  • Eli asked a gear question about headphone amps
  • Debbie shared an article on creative ownership
  • Debbie shared an article about how to get your songs on tv
  • Elle shared a music business podcast
  • Wed, May 30 – Hope Thai session
  • Thurs, May 31 – Cathy’s May class

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

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Quickly Recreate a Groove or Beat in Your DAW

 

 

Today I worked a student one-on-one, with a demonstration of how to recreate a groove from a loop or track you might like. This doesn't even come close to all the ways in which you could do this, it's just one example, but I think you'll find it interesting if you've never done this. 

Zion

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 5/13 thru 5/19

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

  • A new Microphones / Techniques Live Class was scheduled for May 22 for students of The Triple Threat Artist class. Osie Brown has graciously offered to share his knowledge concerning studio microphones with us, as well as techniques he has learned over the years. 
  • Osie shared a link to a great deal on Diamond Symphony Orchestra plugin software.
  • Office hours was on Tuesday 5/15, where we had an amazing discussion about finding and working with an external mixing engineer, dialing in the kick drum, and changing drums mid production. A replay was shared as well.
  • Tobias shared a discount for Melodyne Essential, (50% off)
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • This week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • A Q&A with Mikey Meiers about his success as a producer in sync music will be made available for all Triple Threat students in June!


Making Money in Music

  • Students shared new songs for feedback
  • Students shared their releases 
  • Patrick discovered a new distributor and asked if Ari has heard of them? BETA. Levelmusic
  • Discussions were had about the Instagram Grid
  • Internet Marketing: Jennifer recommends AMY PORTERFIELD !! 
  • Students posted their Spotify playlists
  • Discussions were had about Distribution Services
  • Victoria shared the Monday Music Breakdown!
  • Aaron shared his SubmitHub feedback.
  • Bev asked for advice concerning her studio session; using real players or production tool?
  • Some MiM students met at a restaurant in LA on the 17th of May
  • Stephen asked about PLAYNETWORK. They are interested in working with him, questioning whether they are trustable? 
  • MiM students shared their success
  • Jeff recommended a book by Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People“ 
  • Ari shared a step by step video on how to send out private streaming links in Box or Dropbox
  • Victoria shared the Office Hours replay
  • Office hours are this Thursday 


The Access Course

  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • Zion shared an inspirational video
  • Halley touched base to share her progress, which she feels is a little slower than most, and asked for feedback
  • Marco shared a win
  • Kate’s daughter is following in her footsteps
  • Debbie shared an article about Warner launching a free Tunecore rival
  • Osie facilitated a licensing tools discussion
  • Tobias asked for clarification re: Library placements and 100% publishing
  • Lachlan shared some of his process re: connecting with sup’s
  • Lizzie shared an article about shows that are being cancelled and renewed
  • Shelley shared a weekly recap
  • James asked for feedback on CD Baby Pro
  • Susan asked for help finding the course videos
  • Tobias asked for feedback on Disco
  • Tamara asked for guidance from Cathy, Sonnet and Victoria on contract negotiation tips re: clauses etc …
  • Mikey shared that he loves That Sound Drums – Boots + Claps
  • Jamila shared an article by Cliff Goldmacher on the pros and cons of signing a publishing deal
  • Tobias asked for feedback on PRO royalties in Japan
  • Mark is touring the West Coast and is hoping to hook up with his Access peeps
  • Tamara shared a win
  • The Andres Recalde session got postponed
  • Rick asked who people’s best songwriters are
  • Debbie shared a facebook page dedicated to licensing your music beyond film and tv
  • Susan shared a win
  • Austin asked for help finding Randall Poster’s email
  • DiElle shared her excitement over her recent work with Billy Lefler
  • Angelique asked for where there may be a complete list of Music Supervisor contacts
  • Sal shared a win
  • Mark shared a funny video about the songwriting process
  • Bev reached out for an accountability partner
  • Struck shared his newest album
  • Jan asked for info about the upcoming Access event
  • Osie asked for people who may be interested in discussing ‘Nailing the Listing’
  • Mark asked the producers in the group what their go to plugins are for drums, strings/synth

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

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You absolutely must have this plugin.

 

Hey guys, I just thought I'd share a cool tool I use when I'm mixing and collaborating with other producers or songwriting. It saves me a huge amount of time from going back and forth through email and mp3 uploads. Check it out.

Zion

 

 

 

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 5/6 thru 5/12

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

  • We started the week with a challenge to write 3 new grooves this week!
  • Tobias started a discussion about using VI Bass guitars in his production and asked for recommendations.
  • Office hours were on May 8th at 10am, we had an awesome discussion on audio timing and guitars sitting in the mix, elastic timing, warping audio, and side-chain compression
  • Josh Doyle shared a video he was inspired by showing Charlie Puth and how he works. 
  • Jamila shared a video on a song deconstruction that was fascinating
  • Zion shared a new setup for his home studio and talked about acoustic pad treatments.
  • Osie shared a new Reverb VST plugin that's on sale
  • Zion made himself available to listen to new grooves on Friday
  • Andria shared a few new tracks and asked for feedback 
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • This week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.


Making Money in Music

  • Discussions and questions about the copyright office
  • Juli got a ticket for the DIY conference in Nashville at the end of August 2018 … if you're interested you can pm her
  • Students post their spotify playlists 
  • Jody asks for help on building up her bandzoogle website
  • Victoria posts Ari's Course Class 5/8/18
  • Discussions about how app/program you use for making your own gig posters
  • Students are posting their releases
  • Juli shares gig fail stories and interesting performing situationns. Students share their experience
  • Staci shares an interesting article about Symphonic Distribution
  • Pete posts an announcement to his show in NYC Bitter End on May the 16th
  • Lizzie posts a reminder to regulary check your works registration!! She discovered there were false publisher shares on hers.
  • Students shared songs for feedback
  • MiM members shared their releases
  • Victoria shared the OFFICE HOURS replay 5/10/18


The Access Course

  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • Debbie shared an article about top 10 Publishers – Top 10 songs
  • Debbie shared an article about how to approach music supervisors
  • Eli asked for recommendations on a Logic pro X person
  • Zion shared his weekly recap
  • Tobias asked for advice re: how to get music on Spotify
  • Lizzie shared some victories
  • Ashley asked for some resources around the upcoming Access Event
  • Osie asked for some advice re: sup outreach
  • Some Access members were able to meet up with Sonnet, Victoria and Ari at the Ascap expo
  • Victoria asked for people to share their wins
  • Jody asked for contact info for Maggie Phillips
  • Scott reached out to meet up with some LA members
  • Serge shared a win
  • Debbie shared an article re: how to get your music placed
  • Tobias asked for feedback/advice re: Disco
  • Ian shared a link to a Public domain arrangement contest
  • Tobias asked for some advice re: piano tuning in Logic X
  • Osie suggested a group Zoom session re: how to navigate all the various licensing platforms
  • Mikey shared some wins
  • Nancy reached out to make connections with some LA peeps
  • Zion loves Disco. You might too!
  • Rick asked for feedback re: artlist.com
  • Jody shared that TV Line has been listing many shows that are not being renewed
  • Zion shared an inspirational video
  • Marco shared a win
  • May 16th Adres Recalde – 72 and Sunny

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 4/29 thru 5/5

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

  • Jamila joined our tribe, woot!!!
  • Eli joined our tribe, yay!!!
  • Sem joined our tribe, yeehaw!!!
  • Andria joined our tribe, boom!!!
  • Ernest joined our tribe, kapow!!!
  • Scot joined our tribe, bam!!!
  • Tobias started a discussion about a new MIDI controller suggestions, so we talked about the advantages and disadvantages of weighted keys.
  • Shelley asked for feedback on a song she's trying to finish.
  • Office hours were on May 1st at 10am, we had an awesome discussion on audio timing and guitars sitting in the mix, elastic timing, warping audio, and side-chain compression
  • Josh Doyle shared a really great article from Sweetwater that compares a tons of condenser mics in a shootout. 
  • Jamila shared a link to a song she's working on for feedback
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • This week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 4p, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.


Making Money in Music

  • Students share their success after doing what they've learned in the course!!  
  • MIM students share spotify lists
  • Victoria posts the Monday Music Breakdown
  • Samuel shares an interesting interview about guitar maker Gibson
  • Students share their websites for feedback
  • Dielle suggests to meet up in LA on the 14th of May!! Great idea!!
  • Discussions about insurance companies for musical instruments
  • Reya posts one of her lyrics that she wrote for a Christmas Album! 
  • Sonnet announces a CATCH TH MOON placement . Congratulations!
  • Ari recommends a T-Shirt place, with 10% off over $500….
  • Stacy shares an interesting article about: A Big Push to Reform Music Copyright for the Digital Age 
  • Victoria shares the OFFICE HOUR REPLAY 5/3/18
  • Ari's COURSE CLASS will be on the 8th of MAY , Tuesday 11:00PDT   


The Access Course

  • Cathy held her monthly class
  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • Tamara did ‘everything wrong’ and still got her music considered for a film pitch
  • Christine asked for advice re: song ownership agreements
  • Tamara got some of her music streaming into stores via Broadjam
  • Joe updated his website
  • Rick asked for clarification re: what blanket licenses are
  • Debbie shared an article about Spotify and their opinions on their R&D
  • The Triple Threat Artist Access Course member deal ended
  • Sam asked if Songtradr accepts covers
  • Prita asked for help with accountability
  • Sherry asked who is going to ASCAP Expo
  • Seth asked for advice re: how to write letters to music supervisors
  • Juli asked for advice re: where to stay while in LA in July
  • Dennis asked for advice on his bio
  • DiElle organized an LA meetup for when she is in town
  • Bradley asked if CTM arranged any block rate hotel deals for their conference
  • Harriet asked for advice re: how to add metadata
  • Victoria posted the May assignment
  • Neptune shared a video interview with a music supervisor
  • Jennifer reached out to offer vocals for a co-write
  • Neptune asked for advice re: whether or not to register one song with two different titles
  • Sherry got a song licensed by Play Network
  • Jody asked for people’s experience re: Disco playlist titles
  • Sonnet celebrated her birthday!
  • Colin got a license via Songtradr
  • Cass Eager got a placement through CTM
  • Lisa reached out to find a cello player
  • Rick asked how long it takes to get the money once you are licensed
  • Tony reached out to find a co-writer
  • Paul asked for advice re: how long to wait before following up with a sync agent
  • Mark reached out to look for topliners
  • Jacq had her full catalogue picked up for a non-exclusive agreement
  • Debbie had success on Songtradr
  • Office Hours are this Thursday, don't forget
  • May 16th Webinar with Adres Recalde from "72 and Sunny"

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 4/22 thru 4/28

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

DEEP discount for this producer course and community expires at the end of April! Use coupon code STUDENTSOFCATHY to enroll for just $39 a month. This will go up to $59 a month for members starting after May 1st.

  • Tobias joined our tribe, woot woot!
  • Allison Shared a new song of here she wrote with Pete, and we all chipped in with some feedback on production ideas.
  • Shelley shared a mix she was looking for feedback on, a discussion ensued about the space in the mix
  • Kate discussed surgically removing a frequencies, aka a dog bark from her track, which launched a great discussion
  • Juli shared a new soft synth she bought and is trying out
  • Tony shared a song that Cathy gave feedback on needing more variation
  • We talked about starting another office hours during the weekend
  • Zion shared a video tutorial on how to use your voice for coming up with solo parts in your production. 
  • Laura asked about finding a mic pre for her new AKG 414.
  • Shelley shared a new mix of her track for feedback
  • Amber and Aaron shared a video tutorial they found about comping vocals using Logic
  • Amber shared an alternative to the Kaotica Eyeball sold on Amazon. 
  • Kate shared a new mix she's working on for the Access course April assignment. 
  • Tobias shared a new track he's working on for some feedback.
  • Office hours were on Apr 26 at 4p
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • This week's office hours will be held on Thursday at 4p, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • Reminder that there is only one week left to get into this class at the $39/month price.


Making Money in Music

  • Students share their spotify playlist
  • Bev shared a great article about how to get music in commercials as a "little refresher“ for us
  • Lauren shares a music video release and emphasizes how much more success she has since she follows all the tips she has learned from this group plus Ari´s and Cathys classes! Awesome, Congrats! 
  • Bev asks for a doc including all the producers in the group. Sonnet reminds us of the community group and posts the doc.
  • discussions about apps that create photo slide shows etc e.g. for an Instagram post
  • Students post demo songs for feedback
  • Great news: The MIM Facebook group will stay alive after the course has finished! :-) 
  • Students announce their Album Releases.
  • Discussions about online vocal courses arise
  • Victoria posts the replay of the Office Hours 
  • Questions about Spotify streaming,- do you have to listen to the complete playlist before it counts as a stream? 
  • Victoria posts the most creative Out-of-the-box offers for music supervisors from the Group:  Great job!  


The Access Course

  • Cathy held her monthly class
  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • Anthony reached out for co-writers
  • Eli reached out to the group for help with Kontakt
  • Debbie shared an article about Spotify buying a cover song licensing firm and an article about artificial intelligence and it’s place in the music industry
  • Sonnet asked what kind of questions we would like to ask music supervisors
  • Sherry shared a video about producers working with singers
  • Mikey shared his current experience building his instrument catalogue
  • Tobias’ album is now available on Spotify
  • Kayte asked if CTM might interview some music houses
  • Debbie shared a video about how to approach music supervisors
  • Cathy invited us to join her on Instagram
  • Tobias asked for advice regarding a good cloud backup service
  • Ian shared an article about the Music Modernization act
  • Sal got some blanket license acceptances
  • Marco was shortlisted for a spot on Lovecraft Country
  • Tamara got one of her songs considered by a music sup even though she did everything wrong
  • Christine asked for advice re: tools to track song agreements
  • Tamara got a blanket license deal
  • Joe updated his website
  • Rick asked for clarification re: what a blanket license is
  • Office Hours are this Thursday, don't forget!

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

 

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Writing and Producing Solo Instrument Parts

 Sometimes while producing a track I'll need to fill in the instrumentation with a solo'd instrument. Now typically this would be a guitar or horn solo, but sometimes it's a synth lead (monophonic instrument).

Whether it's for a dedicated solo section or just a solo'd instrument embellishing my instrumentation, I sometimes don't have the luxury of hiring an instrumentalist to jump in and do this, because of time restraint, budget or availability. So I resort to having to create the solo'd instrumentation myself, typically using a virtual instrument.

This video is to show you a little trick I discovered that has made it super easy to come up with "parts" for my solo. If you're like me you probably can't just play the part right off the bat, and make the part sound believable as a real instrument.

Using VI's is difficult because you not only have to make it sound like the real instrument but you also have to have an understanding of how that instrument would be played.

For example if you were playing a violin part, you'd need to consider the bow stroke changing directions. If you were playing a horn part, you'd have to consider the horn player needing to take a breath now and then.

But this tutorial I show you how to use your human voice to come up with the part first and record it, as if it is the instrument. Then using that recording as a guide to craft the solo notes and intervals using your VI, so that it sounds more human and natural.

Hope this is helpful!

Zion

 

 

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Best Email Time-Saver I've Ever Found

 

I want to share with you a little tool that has made my email management more manageable. Click the image above to watch a quick 3m tutorial.

I hope you find this helpful!

Zion

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 4/15 thru 4/21

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

DEEP discount for this producer course and community expires at the end of April! Use coupon code STUDENTSOFCATHY to enroll for just $39 a month. This will go up to $59 a month for members starting after May 1st.

  • Osie shared grooves and songs he needs topline melodies for. Several students began helping to pitch ideas for these. 
  • On Tuesday we had a webinar with special guest Josh Doyle where he shared his production experience, tips, lessons, and took questions from other members. A recorded replay was made available for students of the class.
  • Osie shared some Christmas songs he's working on, looking for feedback.
  • Discussion launced about using creative analog ways to make synthetic sounding snare sounds in the studio. Josh gave us a demonstration on how he made the snare sound in his Push Pull song.
  • Discussion about using a slinky as a shaker effect and percussion
  • Cora shared a portable recording studio device, and a discussion ensued about how that could be used to further production while being mobile
  • Office hours were on Apr 19 at 4p
  • Osie shared a "smart:EQ" plugin that he's trying out
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • This week's office hours will be held on Thursday at 4p, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • Reminder that there is only one week left to get into this class at the $39/month price.


Making Money in Music

  • Students shared their album/ single releases 
  • Bev asked for help on music references 
  • Students shared their experience with online services where you can hire musicians for a production 
  • Students shared their spotify playlists 
  • MIM members share their BIOs asking for feedback 
  • Samuel Knaak shared his new, awesome podcast… starting next month with interviews with people in the licensing and sync world.
  • Victoria shared the replay of Cathy's Course 
  • Victoria shared the Song feedback from Cathy's Class 
  • Victoria shared the MONDAY MUSIC BREAKDOWN 
  • Samuel motivated us to keep up putting much effort into whatever we do: inspired by an episode of Cathys podcast with an interview with Saul Blinkoff 
  • Students shared their experiences with PANDORA 
  • Discussions about the online service HYPEDDIT
  • Patrick asked for advice on artist/producer split 
  • Jim asked for any indie, college or public radio station recommendations
  • Students talked about going to the ASCAP "I Create Music“ EXPO taking place in Los Angeles
  • Keali asked about Open Mic Sessions in LA 
  • Alex shared a great article about how you feel as a working Mom
  • Discussions and reminders of Cathy´s Homework: Think of creative ways to pitch supervisors, due Friday
  • Ari reminded us of a great post and tutorial from TJ Julia about how to create a Facebook ad for your music video. Students have had great success with this!
  • Sonnet announced that Pavel got a license through Catch The Moon Music! Whoo!!! Congratulations!!
  • Victoria shared the Office Hours Replay 
  • Office hours are this Thursday at 2p


The Access Course

  • Lots of tunes were shared for feedback and lots of feedback was given
  • Sonnet facilitated Office Hours
  • Victoria shared Monday Music Breakdown
  • Victoria shared two submission opportunities (check files section)
  • Frank reached out to find a classmate who could do some rap for him
  • Osie asked for guidance in finding a specific music supervisor
  • Brad reached out to find other students in the Austin area
  • Ian shared some details re: YouTube’s content ID system
  • Debbie shared some info on pay-to-pitch sites
  • Rehya’s tune got played on Cable Girls
  • Harriet reached out to find a producer to work with her
  • Debbie shared an idea to network with local film producers
  • Mark asked for feedback re: best sounding synth pianos
  • Colin shared a clip of himself working for Blue Man Group
  • Osie reached out to look for topliners
  • Rick started a conversation on analogue rhyming tools
  • Marco got a song licensed through SongTradr
  • Whittney shared that she is having a tough time keeping up with everything
  • Debbie shared a blurred lines article
  • Christopher reached out for advice on how to get a specific guitar sound
  • Sonnet and Victoria started doing one-on-one sessions
  • Darren asked for advice about whether or not to release songs
  • Jaymie suggested fiverr as a possible resource
  • Halley reached out to the Boston people in the group
  • Brad asked for advice on TAXI
  • Tamara asked for help naming a new tune
  • Serge had some feedback on TAXI’s feedback
  • Mat continued looking for more student discounts
  • Rick asked for names of music libraries
  • Pavel Rivera got a license through CTM
  • Rehya shared a list of tv shows featured on Tunefind with notes on their music styles
  • Sonnet announced the location for CTM’s summit
  • Chris introduced himself
  • Cathy’s monthly class Monday, April 23rd at 10AM PDT
  • Office Hours – April 26th at 2:30pm PDT

 

Special thanks to Cora Himmelsbach and Shelley Montreuil for their help in consolidating all information on the MiM and Access Facebook Pages.

 

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