Dont' Eff It Up! (so easy to do) 🤖

If you're not sure about the production method, technique, or recording trick, then stop putting it into your production. Let me show you what I mean.

Zion

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Learn to Write for Sync

 

This is why you should join Cathy Heller's ACCESS Course if you want to get your music in film / ads. I have learned a ton from her, and am going to take the course again. You should too.

It's a no-brainer.

http://6-figure-songwriting.teachable.com/p/six-figure-songwriting-2-0-the-access-program

Zion

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Monday Check in!

Good morning Triple Threats!

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Weekly Facebook Group Recap - 6/3 thru 6/9

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

  • New Student joined our tribe this week, welcome Eymard!
  • Office hours was on Tuesday, where we discussed synthesizers and keyboard controllers. 
  • Zion shared a new production timeline framework called The Red Zone Production. More to come soon!
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • 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 on June 2nd!


Making Money in Music

  • students shared their tour dates and websites
  • Victoria posted a reminder of ARIS CLASS on Monday the 11th! Its the last one for the Course!! 
  • Galia shared her music video
  • Ari shared a report that he wrote about website builders
  • Zion asked for someone who has a good eye for album cover creation
  • cherie posted an article written by a supervisor called Jordan Passman
  • John asked about what will happen after this course with the group and information that's on the page. 
  • Adriana posted questions about the song split sheet that was posted once in the group. 
  • students share their songs for feedback
  • students shared videos of their live shows
  • Victoria shared the ZOOM link for the OFFICE HOURS
  • Victoria posted the „split sheet template“ pdf
  • Questions arose about www.reelcrafter.com
  • July shared an article about how to make your friends more "playlist friendly“ 
  • Victoria posted the OFFICE HOUR replay 6/7/2018
  • Justin shared an article about spotify and how they offer deals: interesting or not? 
  • Zion posted an interesting arcticle about a single chord from Stravinsky's "Feuervogel“ and its path through popmusic. 
  • Victoria shared the attendance sheet of the Access Event… have a close look… 


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 his weekly recap
  • Allison asked if anyone else was having difficulty viewing the course modules, specifically modules 8 and 9
  • The June assignment was posted
  • Fredrik reached out to offer production services
  • Debbie shared an unexpected win
  • Ernest asked if anyone was familiar with EastWest’s Composer Cloud
  • Shelley shared her Fluffy Little Cowboys Girl Power tour in hopes of hooking up with classmates along the way
  • Lauren reached out to see if anyone wants to share AirbNb lodging
  • Chris asked for feedback on CDBaby Pro
  • Jody asked how difficult it would be for a Sup to get the licensing to place a Beatles cover
  • Victoria shared a submission opportunity
  • Juli shared her feelings of accomplishment re: writing a song a day since February
  • Marty reached out to arrange some admin details with Victoria
  • DiElle shared a win
  • Akira shared a quick clip of Austin performing
  • Sal asked Sonnet to share her Monday Music Breakdown playlist
  • James shared a link to the Ant Farm website past work
  • Daniel reached out to see if anyone else was having technical difficulties with the Teachable webpage
  • Jessi asked for clarification on the submission call
  • Justin shared his new single
  • PavMusic shared a CDBaby article on how to make your sings more playlist-friendly
  • Justin shared an article on Spotify’s new offer to Managers re: artist advances
  • Victoria shared a split-sheet template
  • Zion shared a playlist for the HealthCare ad call
  • John asked if vocals and instruments need to be recorded without bleed for sync
  • Serge shared a Taxi opportunity
  • Sam shared a win
  • Jan asked for help finding a specific Sup interview session
  • Debbie shared an article re: composing and scoring for trailers
  • Bev shared Cathy’s interview with Ruth Soukup
  • Thomas shared a motivational post
  • Sam asked if multi-song CTM submissions should all be sent in the same email
  • Christopher asked for ninja tutorials on how to use Melodyne
  • Alec Stern from DDB – June 12/18

 

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 - 5/27 thru 6/2

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

  • Jamilla shared a great video of Producer Oak Felder talking about his work on Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry."
  • Zion turned 40, and the world rejoiced cause he's way overdue
  • Office hours was on Tuesday, where we discussed organizing your platform, organizing plug-ins, hard drive dedication in space, computer speed, session organization, and more..
  • Zion shared a flash sale on Izotope's Nectar 2
  • Juli shared a new track and we all pitched in our feedback
  • Josh shared a cool trick he stumbled on with using loops and or samples like claps
  • Allen joined the Triple Threat tribe! woot !
  • Emma shared a song for feedback
  • Jeb discussed his success at the 100 Groove assignment
  • Tony shared a tune he's working on, and looking for feedback
  • Aaron shared a video about how a pop hit song is made
  • Scot asked for feedback on making a song sound more current
  • Fox shared a link to a free software and patches
  • Zion shared a new production timeline framework called The Red Zone Production. More to come soon!
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies. 
  • 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 asked for feedback on their songs
  • Jennifer asked for help: she is looking for a person to tour with her and help with some work like driving, load in gear etc… 
  •  students asked for any recommendation on CD duplication companies. 
  •  students were looking for a co write
  •  steve posted a poetry of a friend who is interested in having their poetry turned into music. Anyone interested?
  •  Zion shared a link a tool called: NECTAR 2 . He wanted to make sure we saw the SALE on this item…. if we had any interest!
  • Victoria posted an exciting link.: there are 10 tickets left for the „2 day Live Access Event“ … if you are interested 
  •  Justin shared an interesting article about show.co … 
  • Robin shared a photo of himself with MIM member Steve … they managed to meet up!
  • Victoria shares CATHY`S MAY CLASS
  • Arie asked for any recommendations on apps to put charts on an i pad. 
  • students asked for feedback on their songs
  • Bev was looking for a producer…
  • students share their releases
  • Alex asked if MiMers are invited to join the 8 day challenge…. and YES!! 
  • Drei asked for any recommendation as she needs a person to do her album art work!
  • Arie asked for help on votes for the rotation list on True North Country for his Band
  • Victoria sent a reminder for the OFFICE HOURS  


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
  • Osie shared a link to his zoom session replays
  • Ian shared an article about the most important Spotify playlist
  • Zion shared his weekly recap
  • Kayte asked if anyone is familiar with www.musicsupervisors.com
  • Marco shared a Netflix win
  • Debbie shared Brian’s live stream
  • Eli asked for some feedback on Sennheiser 650HD headphones
  • Kayte shared a tip re: how to add multiple tags to your files in Disco
  • Lachalan shared an inspirational comic
  • Zion shared a sale on Izotope Nectar
  • Lisa asked if anyone knows anything about the Hollywood Songwriting Contest
  • Osie asked if anyone would be interested in an interactive session on finding and submitting to ad agencies
  • There was a zoom session with indie film composer Hope Thal
  • Sal shared a win
  • Josh shared a looping tip
  • Justin shared an article about Show.co
  • Marty asked if Sonnet or Victoria may be able to share which agencies they know of that are shady
  • Debbie shared an article re: how a director selects the music for his films
  • Dennis asked for some feedback/advice on using Bandzoogle
  • Debbie shared a Songtradr win
  • Josh shared a big TV commercial win
  • Halley asked for feedback on her admin process
  • Cecelia shared some pics from her visit to LA
  • Tobias asked for feedback re: sending multiple pitches to the same sup
  • Cathy  held her monthly class
  • Bev reached out to find a producer for an upbeat song
  • Anthony reached out to network with other classmates who are going to the live event
  • DiElle shared a Songtradr payment win
  • Celestialblue reached out to find a producer for her track
  • Cathy shared her Nordstrom gift card giveaway
  • Prita shared a Christmas song win
  • Kayte asked for feedback on the idea of creating an alter ego to brand her performance of a song outside of her regular genre
  • Cathy ran into Akira at the Sheryl Crow concert
  • Sam shared a video of a band he has worked with over the years
  • Scotty shared an article re: What is One Stop
  • Anna asked if anyone has heard of Rebel America Agency
  • Alec Stern from DDB – June 12/18

 

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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Flash Sale on Izotope Nectar 2! 🎶

There's a great flash sale right now on Nectar 2, a vocal production software tool. If you have any interest in it you should jump on it today! As you know, I'm a big fan of this tool for most of my vocal producing needs.

Happy Producing!

Zion

 

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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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