Finding and Keeping clients in the Music Biz

What online and in-person activities have you found the most worthwhile in building a client base for mixing and mastering? I’m going to expand on this a bit, and make it a bit more generic for anyone trying to make

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Advice from Superstar Producer/Engineer Elliot Scheiner

Elliot Scheiner is one of the top producers/engineers in the world, with 24 Grammy nominations, 7 Grammy awards, 4 Emmy nominations,  1 Emmy award, 3 TEC Awards nominations, etc…. The list goes on!  Even if you don’t know his name,

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Maximize Your Recording Budget

Revised & Updated! This is an old article I wrote in the early 90s. Quite a bit has changed since then, but most of the advice here still applies. With the reworking of my site in 2012, I have gone

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REQUIRED READING for Music Business Success

Steve’s picks for Music Business Success All You Need To Know to Succeed in the Music Business If you are serious about music business success, then the following books are absolutely REQUIRED READING! You can’t expect to succeed in this

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Getting started as a songwriter

This was a reply to a personal e-mail to me from someone (who didn’t wish for their e-mail to appear on the site) who wanted to become a songwriter. One of their non music-business friends thought that in order to

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How to become a Professional Producer / Engineer

Here is a reply of mine to a person who asked “how do you become a professional producer?”. First of all, realize that there is a difference between a “producer” and an “engineer”. The producer is pretty much the creative

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Getting Started in the Music Business

This is a reply of mine to one of the many young people who ask me how to get started in the biz. The first thing I want to say to all you young people out there who are sending

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