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Date archive for January, 2013

  • Fandalism Offers a Cheaper Solution to Getting Your Music onto iTunes and Spotify

    Fandalism is a “social network for musicians” founded by serial entrepreneur Philip Kaplan. Now that in itself isn’t hugely interesting, but they are taking on companies like TuneCore and the recently sold CDBaby and vastly reducing the costs for musicians getting their music onto iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Rather than charging a set rate […]

  • Renting Studios, Equipment, Instruments, and Engineers

    Most of what we cover here at AudioMelody caters to the home musician – where you can recreate and record that tune you have in your head often using little more that a laptop, a keyboard, and a microphone, or even just a tablet! But once you have put that first demo recording together, if you are in a band you will want to take that song to the next stage and record it in a studio – and that means engineers and instrument rental.

  • The Modern Recording Process

    The modern recording process

    We’ve all been there – sitting in the studio trying to get the sound “just right” using all that old warm analogue recording equipment from tube microphones to valve amps. We then convert this analogue audio to digital using some expensive high-end DACs, and mix the whole thing together using Pro Tools (or Nuendo or […]

  • Bands Looking to the Crowd to Replace the Record Label

    Whitey's Kickstarter campaign

    The musical landscape has seen more changes over the past decade than ever before. First Napster forced the record labels to offer digital downloads at places such as Apple’s iTunes, and now more people than ever are streaming music through services such as Spotify rather than having any “ownership” at all. It’s a confusing time […]