Record Label 2.0

The music landscape has changed drastically over the past two decade. It's so intertwined with technology that it deserves a new label (pun intended). We refer to it as Record Label 2.0. Virtual mixing and mastering services like CrazyEye Music Services, music distribution through Amazon, iTunes or on flash drives, online recording collaboration and much more can be found in here.

What’s the music business about?

Producer Howard Benson breaks it down on Pensado’s Place.

In this interview from Pensado’s Place, producer Howard Benson really lays out what the modern music business is like. Something that really struck me as interesting is what he has to say about the structure of the business in country music.

You can see the entire episode, including a great Into The Lair about “How to make your kick drum fat”, over on Dave’s Youtube channel.


I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.

-Wayne Gretzy

“All music is used to make money”

Singer/Songwriter Ralph Murphy shares his insight and experiences from his 30+ years of being in the music “business”. This is a fantastic lecture that took place at Layola University. He stresses over and over about how this is a business. He also stresses that all artists need to know how to craft a song so […] Continue Reading »

Down and Dirty with G. Love: Writing Songs

Whenever I work with a young artist I stress the facts that it’s not about the gear, the studio, the producer or anything external to your original intention of what you’re creating. You are making art so make it the most it can be without worrying about what others will tell you they think it […] Continue Reading »

Surround Sound Mixing – Part 5 of 5

This is a guest post by mix engineer, Unne Lilijeblad over at This is the fifth and final article in a five part series about his experience with mixing in this still under utilized medium for listening to music. Last week it was Mixing in Surround. This week he talks about Multi Stereo Surround. Unne Lilijeblad – Mix […] Continue Reading »