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What In The Hell Is "Compression" Exactly?

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, October 30, 2014, In : October 14 

Today's post is a guest post from How To License Your Music.com's resident music production expert, Gary Gray on the topic of compression.

Hi Guys, it’s been awhile.  Life has been moving extremely fast lately, and I wanted to take a moment to share some really interesting information with you.  This is my first year as a Voting Member of the Grammy Recording Academy. In between recording sessions, I’ve been listening to a lot of great music!

The more I learn, the more there is to learn ...


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The Conclusion Of "A Musical Tale"

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, October 27, 2014, In : October 14 

Here's the conclusion of "A Musical Tale".  If you missed the first two parts, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

After a few years of teaching guitar full time, Jonny still had a feeling that haunted him.  It was a feeling that sometimes kept Jonny up at a night. It was a sense that although things were going well, they could be going better.  It was a sense that he could be doing more with his music, but he wasn’t sure exactly what.

Jonny was reluctant to form another band.  What...


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A Musical Tale Part 2

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : October 14 

Today's post is part two of a three part short story called "A Musical Tale".  If you missed part one you can read that here.

Jonny was in a good place.  He and his girlfriend Marian. were as happy as could be, his band was moving forward and his day job provided a steady means of income that was sufficient to meet his expenses.  After about six months of dating, he and Marian decided to move in together to share expenses.  Jonny’s lease on his studio apartment was ending so he and Marian de...


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A Musical Tale

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, October 20, 2014, In : October 14 

Today's post is a little different.  The following is part 1 of a three part short story I wrote recently that combines some of my own experiences with the experience of other musicians I know, with a healthy dose of fiction tossed in.  It's a story about pursuing dreams and how our dreams sometimes sharply collide with the realities of day to day life.  I don't want to give away the end, because there are a few more posts to go, but I think a lot of you will be able to relate to my little pi...


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New Podcast: On The Road With Cirque Du Soleil

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, October 17, 2014, In : October 14 

In the latest episode of my podcast, Music, Money and Life I speak with Sasha Ivanov, the associate music director for Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza.

Listen here:


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What Can You Do Right Now To Move Your Music Career Forward?

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, In : October 14 



If you’re at all like me, you’ve probably found yourself feeling stuck a few times on your path to becoming a successful musician.
  One of the really tricky things about the music business is that there isn’t always a clear path that will definitely lead to success.  If you want to become a doctor, you go to medical school, take out student loans, study and work hard and at the end you’re a doctor, one hundred percent of the time. 

But the music business is different. Becoming “suc...


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