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Time and Cost of Making an Album Case Study: NIRVANA

This story, “Time and Cost of Making an Album Case Study: NIRVANA“, lives on at SonicScoop.com, where Justin Colletti now serves as director of content and publishing. Check it out here. . . . . .

Also posted in All Stories, Behind The Release, Featured Stories, June 2013 | Comments closed

Pandora’s Epic PR Fail (And the Future of Internet Radio)

Pandora Radio has experienced some pretty incredible growth over the last several years. Today, the company lays claim to nearly 80% of internet radio traffic in the US, a category which has grown 33% since 2007. With over 175 million monthly users, Pandora is the second most popular music-only streaming service on the web, right […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Industry Trends, June 2013, Rants and Raves | Comments closed

New Studio Review: Strange Weather, Brooklyn

Generally, I try to stay objective when I write about new studios. But when it comes to East Williamsburg’s Strange Weather recording, I just wouldn’t be telling the whole story if I neglected to mention that it’s one of my favorite studios in New York. By extension, I suppose that makes it among my favorite recording rooms […]

Also posted in All Stories, June 2013, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

How Long Is This Gonna Take? The Time and Cost of Recording a Full-Length Album

Vintage record clock by Etsy user "clockstockandbarrell"

This story, “How Long Is This Gonna Take? The Time and Cost of Recording a Full-Length Album” has been ported over to SonicScoop.com for all posterity to enjoy. Find it here. . . . . .

Also posted in All Stories, Behind The Release, Featured Stories, Industry Trends, May 2013, Producers and Studios, Rants and Raves | Comments closed

Beyond the Basics: Harmonic Motion and the Root of All Music

Music is a rare kind of art form that is made entirely out of vibration. It’s at once both ephemeral and yet inherently physical. We will never be able to reach out and grab it in our hands, but it certainly touches us in the most literal sense of that word. If you’re feeling poetic, […]

Also posted in Beyond The Basics, May 2013, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Taking Control of Your Music Online

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend watched her laptop’s screen in horror, as a complete stranger began uploading her entire concert from the night before onto YouTube. She hadn’t seen this unknown cameraman, filming from the middle of the audience with a shaky, low-res cell-phone camera and capturing every moment: The mistakes, the […]

Also posted in Industry Trends, May 2013, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

Tales of the Tape: Cassette Culture in the Digital Age

"Restraint" from Seattle band Orca Team, on Cassingle and Loving It

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. In his book The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, psychologist Barry Schwartz slaps us with a provocative theory: The modern consumer’s unlimited freedom of choice is actually a burden that leads to anxiety and unhappiness. Schwartz isn’t culling ideas from Orwell’s 1984, but from […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Industry Trends, May 2013, New Releases, Rants and Raves | Comments closed

Vanishing Borders: Latin American Music Production in a Globalized World

Vanishing Borders

This is a guest post by Costa Rican musician and engineer, Bruno Cubero. If you page through the calendars of South American music festivals this year, the lineups may seem familiar. Whether in Santiago, Monterrey, Bogotá or San José, you’ll find bands like The Killers, Pearl Jam, DIIV, The Black Keys, Twin Shadow and Ariel […]

Also posted in April 2013, Behind The Release, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Industry Trends | Comments closed

Producer Profile: John McEntire

McEntire, the musician

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. When we spoke, I kept hoping Chicago producer and musician John McEntire would regale me with tales of studio magic, or at least studio mischief. Did he ever mic drums from the top of a stairwell to try and get the booming sounds of his childhood […]

Also posted in All Stories, April 2013, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Producer Profiles | Comments closed

When to Work For Free (And When Not To)

Oregon Trail: You Have Died of Exposure

Over the past year, the general public has become increasingly ravenous over stories about the new economics of music and other creative fields. 2012 started off with news of class-action lawsuits that may bring an end to illegal unpaid internships. High-profile public conversations emerged when musicians debated when they should and shouldn’t work for free, […]

Also posted in April 2013, Featured Stories, Industry Trends, Rants and Raves | Comments closed
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