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Stem Files Explained

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, October 27, 2012, In : October 2012 
Today's post is a guest post from producer Gary Gray.  Gary and I are hosting an upcoming 30 day long interactive workshop on music production and music licensing that starts November 1st.  This new program features one on one coaching with both Gary and myself, 30 daily tutorials on both music production and how to license your music, 30 daily licensing leads, the programs "The A To Z Of Music Licensing" And "How To Produce Music That Will Get Licensen And Make You Money" and more.  

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The Production Quality Of Music That Is Licensed In TV And Films

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : October 2012 
Music supervisors are looking for songs that they can use as is, without re-editing. The quality of your songs, production wise, should be what is considered "broadcast quality". Broadcast quality songs are higher quality than demos, but not necessarily as good as a professional recording. Home studio recordings are fine, but they need to be well produced. All of the songs I have had placed were done in home studios, and most of them were recorded in Pro Tools.
 
One of the publishers I've work...

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It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock And Roll

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : October 2012 

If you've been in the music business half as long as I have then you probably have a little bit of cynicism in you.  It's hard not to be cynical when pursuing a career in the music business. Unless you`re really lucky or you happen to know just the right people, then chances are you're going to have to pay some serious dues if you want to make it very far.  If you're reading this then chances are you're probably still paying your dues.  As AC/DC have put it, "it's a long way to to the top if ...

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Six Degrees Of Separation

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : October 2012 

Today's post is a guest post by Pat Finnegan, one of the founders of the music library Fliktrax.

Pat and I recently created a course together called"The A To Z Of Creating A Music Library" all about how to create and launch your own music library from the ground up.

"The A To Z Of Creating A Music Library" will be released on Monday, October 22nd but if you pre-order the course between now and Sunday you'll save $25.00 off the regular price and also receive some great free bonuses, including a ...


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Follow Your Bliss

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : October 2012 
Today's post is the first in a new series of weekly posts I'll be writing that relate to the mindset you need to cultivate, in my opinion, to be successful in the music business, or any business for that matter.  I tend to get the most positive feedback and the most responses when I write these types of posts, so I've decided to start doing these on a weekly basis.

I consider myself a glass half full kind of guy.  I like to think I have a pretty positive attitude towards life that has served m...
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Stop Being Ignored By Mainstream Outlets!

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : October 2012 

It's a pity but in today's noisy marketplace, even top artists and notable releases struggle to get noticed.

That's why for more than a decade, independent musicians and record labels from around the world have entered their new releases in The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) currently accepting submissions at 

More than just a mark of distinction, only The IMAs delivers the prestige and ongoing marketing support that connects self-released and in...

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Get Rich Or Die Tryin

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : October 2012 

Do you want a guaranteed, fool proof formula for how to not succeed in the music industry?  Stop trying.  It’s simple really.  If you don’t want to be successful with your music, then just stop.  If you stop right now and never write another song, never pitch to another opportunity, never book another gig and just get really, really determined to never make it, you’ll probably succeed…. at not making it.  If you quit right now and never look back I can all but guarantee that you’ll ...


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