Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 3/18 thru 3/24

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 

Listen up! Enrollment for the Producer Course and Community is now open! Discount available for students of any of Cathy Heller’s courses, but this won't last for much longer! Just private message Zion for coupon code!

  • Zion shared an example of using the Exhale software to make a new groove
  • Worked through challenges when making grooves in production
  • Students shared some of their songs for pitching to searches for feedback
  • Osie shared a new tool for recording music on an ipad
  • Zion shared a video of some thoughts about how to write toward a general theme
  • We shared a victory lap with Josh for getting a sync placement this week! woot woot!
  • Office hours on Friday involved disucussions about following industry trends and solving customer issues
  • Amazing strides were taken by students in completing video tutorials and exercises
  • Office hours this week will be on Thursday at 9am.
  • Only 2 weeks left to get access at discounted price!
     

 


Making Money in Music

  • Rachel shared an article about indie wire survey
  • Students shared new songs and releases
  • Kris Angelis asks about streaming royalties and splits and Ari gives a really detailed answer to this, and reminds to check out his book ( chapter 13 ) and puts a link in to Ari´s Take
  • Zion shared a link about creating grooves using Exhale
  • Victoria shared the replay of Cathy´s amazing class from the 18th of March
  • Zion broke down the Homework of Cathy´s class
  • Victoria shared all song feedback that was given during Cathy´s class
  • Many students shared their songs for Cathy´s Homework
  • Students shared their Bios to get feedback (Ari´s Homework)
  • Laurence shared a great interview with JONI MITCHELL where she talks about the 4 elements she thinks are essential for writing a great song!
  • Staci shared an article about Music and Social Media
  • Victoria shared the names of the people whose songs will be pitched and signed by CATCH THE MOON . Congratulations!! Also to those who almost made it!
  • Victoria shared the Monday Music Breakdown about a Coca Cola Ad
  • Arie Papernick gave a good example of how important a good BIO and STORY is for an artist and shares a link to the winner Canada´s CBC Searchlight contest.
  • Several discussions about using STUDIO ONE DAW
  • Sonnet announced that Timus Irvin´s song is being considered for a 30k ad through CTM. We are keeping our fingers crossed!
  • Victoria shared the office hours replay from march 22nd

 


 The Access Course

  • Students shared songs they’d been working on throughout the week
  • Tobias shared a new mic, and led a conversation about affordable mics
  • Students reached out for collaborations and demonstrated resourcefulness
  • Zion shared an example of using the Exhale software to make a new groove
  • Victoria annouced the students who will be signing their Female Empowerment songs with Catch the Moon Music. Congrats everyone!
  • Victoria announced the songs that almost made it to the Female Empowerment
  • search, with feedback
  • Debbie shared a great interview article about cutting through the noise
  • Students shared their playlists on Spotify
  • Interview webinar with Rob Nokes from from SoundDogs, replay was posted
  • Matt shared news about how new laws for getting artists paid
  • Monday music breakdown was shared with song by the Knocks, really good stuff
  • David shared a great new EQ plugin that was free for a couple days
  • Austin started a conversation about cold emailing music sups
  • Keith shared a really cool article on Industry Insights for 2018
  • Lisa shared the SondExploder podcast
  • Samuel gave us insights into channel strip insights
  • Jamila shared the Tune Core podcast of Music Made Me
  • Tobias started a discussion about new
  • Office hours were on 3/22, and replay shared
  • Sonnet announced that Timus Irvin’s track is up for a 30k ad spot! Congrats man!!!!
  • Serge started a discussion about Fervor Records
  • Samuel announced some hiphop tunes that were signed with Crucial
  • Great discussion about Studio One DAW
  • Debbie shared a cool article about a female composer’s score
  • Josh announced his new 40k license for a song he did with Brittany!!! So bad ass…
  • Debbie shared a sync license info article
  • Zion shared a video of some thoughts about how to write toward a general themes
  • Brian Vickers from Disney webinar was on Sat, replay available
  • This Thursday is a webinar call with Hunter Murtaugh at 10am

 

- Zion & Cora

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 3/11 thru 3/17

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. 

  • Office Hours on Thursday involved an awesome discussion on simple acoustic treatment solutions with materials available. 
  • Topic of compression and demystifying it is planned to be addressed more.
  • Laura shared her homemade solutions for acoustic treatments
  • Discussion about using Exhale, Zion will be releasing a video this coming week on how to use this amazing plugin.
  • A free EQ plugin was shared for download.
  • Zion shared a live stream of working with a mixer remotely, and talked about the dynamics of finding someone you work well with.
  • A song was shared by Celia Rose and Zion that's a song the used for pitching for the women empowerment search.
  • Shelly shared a 7day challenge of making beats
  • Osie shared a new plugin for discussion for creating chord progressions, hooks and melodies.
  • Zion will be producing live this coming week for students of the course. 
  • Students actively pushed forward with class assignments and made huge strides in upping their production game.
  • This coming Thursday will be another production "deconstruction" where we will listen to each other's songs and talk about what works and what doesn't.

 
Making Money in Music

  • Students shared album art for feedback
  • Lyric Videos and new songs were shared
  • Several new students shared Spotify playlist they'd been curating 
  • Justin shared an article with the head of rock at Spotify
  • Akira shared video of seeing Ari play live
  • Discussion about bandzoogle, and suggestions for website creation
  • Justin shared information about Apple Music trying to catch up with Spotify
  • Reece started a discussion about twitter marketing
  • Andrew shared a publication of his new video
  • Great Monday Music breakdown by Sonnet about a song called Apple Pie
  • Justin started a discussion about single vs albums
  • Jeff started a discussion about Facebook advertising
  • Zion reached out for sax player connections in our group
  • Office hours were on the 15th, and replay provided.
  • Kristina shared a link on artist profiles for spotify 
  • Jeff shared a huge accomplishment with the Int. Film Music Competition
  • Students began sharing their bios, according to Ari's homework
  • Faris asked for advice on writing up agreements
  • Andria asked for more podcast recommendations, and discussion followed
  • Rachel shared a link about Standout Song Moments on TV
  • Big discussion about splits with producer and using Distrokid, by Celestrialblue
  • Reminder about Cathy's course on Monday 3/19, @11:30am, mark your calendars!


 The Access Course

  • Dennis started a discussion about Garageband techniques
  • Students shared a few more cover songs they had been working on.
  • Several discussion were had about the March assignment
  • Samuel shared a cool link about the music in Black Panther movie
  • Mikey Meiers shared a link to the music he and other students had placed in Teen Mom
  • Several more students were asking about collaborating with a producer.
  • Lots of women empowerment songs were shared this week, and discussed for feedback
  • Great question about the use of the "B" words in sync music
  • Sherry looking to meet up with other class members in Nashville Mar 15-21.
  • Debbie shared a great link about what you can learn from cover songs
  • Justin shared an article with the head of rock at Spotify, and an article about Apple Music trying to catch up to Spotify
  • Tamara started a discussion about lullaby covers
  • Kim shared a podcast on Spotify called Showstopper
  • Victoria announced the submissions that almost made it for the Feb assignment
  • Great Monday Music breakdown by Sonnet about a song called Apple Pie
  • Debbie shared an article about facebook having licensing deals with all three major labels now
  • Talk and collaborations happening with the March "spring" assignment
  • Debbie shared news of Disney's new multi billion dollars investments 
  • Tobias reaching out for a producer on a new song
  • Victoria announced the first placement in Teen Mom with songwriters Mikey, Ashley, and Josh
  • Students shared lots of creepy cover songs used in trailers and ads
  • Cool new plugin shared by Samuel
  • Kristina shared a link about sprucing up your Spotify artist profile
  • Kim shared information about sharing multiple tracks on Disco
  • Office Hours were on March 15 at 2, replay posted
  • Ernest started a discussion about gear to purchase for his studio setup
  • Several artists and songwriters were reaching out to the group for singers for work for hire.
  • New student intro videos were posted
  • Tuesday is webinar with Rob Nokes at Sound Dogs
  • Saturday is the webinar with Brian Vickers from Disney

 

- Zion

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 3/4 thru 3/11

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. 

  • Two new students joined our tribe. Woot!
  • Zion streamed some production work live, and made it available on youtube
  • Office Hours on Thursday involved an awesome discussion on background vocals and tips and tricks for creating group and gang vocals.
  • Lots of questions were answered this week involving production techniques in conjunction with the assignments from the Access course.
  • Students actively pushed forward with class assignments and made huge strides in upping their production game.
  • This coming Thursday will be another production "deconstruction" where we will listen to each other's songs and talk about what works and what doesn't.

 

 
Making Money in Music

  • Great Monday Music breakdown by Sonnet about a song called Dare To Wonder on an Oreo ad.
  • Tamara started a discussion about Distrokid.
  • Hope discussed using Ozone for mastering
  • Aaron shared a cool article on why pursuing music
  • Students shared songs and their journey in getting them promoted.
  • Cool article shared by Justin about Quitting your 9to5 to pursue music full time
  • Students began sharing their Bio's in accordance with Ari's assignment
  • Ari had an online class on 3/5, replay shared in the facebook group
  • Ari shared an article about 150+ Female Producers you need to know
  • Students shared their new and update websites
  • Sonnet had office hours on 3/8, replay shared in group
  • Discussion about Facebook advertising started by Jeff.
  • Shelley shared a lyric video.
  • Dree shared a song release
  • Victoria talked about the spring bonus and congratulating the winners
  • Next Cathy class coming up on Monday 3/19, 11am PST

 


 The Access Course

  • Cool article shared on whether your song is 'too smart'
  • Keith started a discussion about registering cover songs with PRO is necessary 
  • More students shared their cover song submissions for Feb
  • New writing assignment for March was discussed and shared by Sonnet
  • Discussion on metadata for cover songs
  • Discussion by Sarah about splits for cover songs
  • Discussion by Sal about using Taxi
  • Cool article about Doner Ad agency shared by Debbie
  • Students reaching out for co-writers, rappers, collaborations
  • Great Monday Music breakdown by Sonnet about a song called Dare To Wonder on an Oreo ad.
  • Serge shared his success with different sync sites
  • Sonnet updated the calendar with lots of more upcoming webinars
  • Cool article share about Indie Bands becoming more popular on Netflix and other original shows
  • The new Apple ad was shared and discussed by Emma
  • Office Hours with Sonnet was on 3/8 and replay made available
  • Discussion about Bulletproof Musician
  • Links for Access Course was updated by Victoria, check Files area
  • Submission Opportunities doc was updated with a new female empowerment opportunity, make sure you check it.
  • Debbie shared a link to 26 songs that'll empower you
  • Katie shared a spreadsheet to share songs that have been accepted by CTM
  • Link shared by Mark to Universal Productions playlist on Spring
  • Kat Quinn shared a spreadsheet with contact info of past Access course guests.
  • Ernest started a great discussion about producer plugin and tool advice for home studio producers
  • Victoria shared Bonus Info instructions, due Friday 3/16
  • Next webinar session is on March 24 at 10am PST, with Brian Vickers from Disney

 

- Zion

 
 

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

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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