In an exclusive interview with DJ Pain 1 and BeatStars, Atlantic Records recently found themselves under fire after Wiz Khalifa’s producer E. Dan ,explains how record labels avoid paying producers. According to E. Dan, who makes up one-third of the production duo ID Labs, Atlantic is using the practice of retitling albums as “mixtapes,” “compilation […]

Artists sometimes have a hard time recognizing what will actually get a listeners attention and what will turn them off.  Here are a few myths that if you believe in may damage an opportunity to gain new fans Music Career Myth #1: You can’t make it if you’re older than a certain age. Reality: Companies […]

So little is known about the faces behind the record deals , maybe it’s time to learn a little more. You never know when the Big Brothers of the music world are watching you! A&R stands for Artists and Repertoire. These individuals are responsible for selecting the musicians and artists that get signed to various […]

What makes a Hip Hop song Hit Worthy to the MASSES? Here are the ingredients that are needed and always present in catchy Hip Hop songs. Often times, home recording Hip Hop artists find that even when they feel that their rap lyrics are very well written, the recorded material just does not come out […]

What is the fundamental factor that determines whether you will succeed in the music business or fail?   The answer is: Your mindset. The level of success you experience in your music career is perfectly analogous to the choices you make and the actions you’ve taken up to this point. Both of these things are […]

Many musicians are aware that making the right music industry contacts is highly important for achieving a successful music career. The problem is that, most musicians really don’t know ‘who’ the right music industry contacts are, where to find them, how to actually transform a ‘first contact’ into a meaningful relationship, and what ‘having the […]

The music industry itself sells recordings, performances and compositions of music. This industry is not the easiest market to get into, but it isn’t necessarily considered the hardest either. There are a number of music industry jobs available to those seeking a career within the music industry including but not limited to: Musicians – The […]

The music industry made up of several record labels is often given a “bad rap”. No, they do not force our children to listen to the negative music that they sell – remember we all have freedom of choice. However, what they are guilty of is flooding the market with the same types of music […]

It doesn’t matter if you are musically challenged, have no musical background or just don’t know where to start. I will cover everything you need to know about about getting started in the music production industry. I constantly see questions like “Anyone Know Where I Can Make Beats Online Or On MY Own Personal Computer?”. […]

Radioactivity and the Indie Artist! I am a DJ at a community station in Denver/Boulder (among other media outlets), about 2-4 time a month. Community radio operates differently than commercial radio, but everything that hits the FM frequencies has to be compliant with FCC regulations or be fined or even be denied access to the […]