I created a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kanyes.ego) for two reasons, the first being to make fun of pop music and “artists” just for laughs, but the second reason is that I wanted a page to become about serious music discussion (though that’s essentially what this blog is). Now for the links; because of Kanye’s Tiny “Ego”, I was searching for music memes, but more specifically I did a search for “music business memes” and found the website http://www.musicbizmemes.com, which redirects to http://www.lorenweisman.com/memes/music-biz-memes/. After exploring the website a bit more, I learned a little about the creator Loren Weisman and his book, The Artist’s Guide To Success In The Music Business (http://tag2nd.com/), which I immediately bought on Amazon, and is by far the most informative and helpful book I’ve probably ever read. Written from 25 years of experience, it leaves nothing out. I can’t recommend this book enough.
The second link I’d like to share is http://productionadvice.co.uk/blog/. This site was created by Ian Shepherd, a mastering engineer and producer and founder of Mastering Media, Ltd. (http://mastering-media.co.uk/). If you’re goal is to learn more about mixing and mastering, this is a great resource. While some of the pages might seem a little vague, they give you a general idea of what needs to be done to cut a final mix/master, and all the techniques (if you know what you’re specifically looking for) can be found by Google, or you can pay for his online class and learn first-hand (kind of). Overall, I recommend this to anyone who’s into mixing of all types; it can’t hurt.
And finally, the link that spawned the first Music Production Links post (but really needs to be stressed as a GREAT resource), http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul08/articles/agreements.htm#Top, a guide to contracts for producers (a great read no matter who you are in the music world). Actually, anything from http://www.soundonsound.com/ is worth a read. Just a quick search on their site will bring up pretty much any music-related topic.
[EDIT]- A quick addendum, in reading Loren Weisman’s TAG2nd (book mentioned above), he recommends a site called http://musiclibraryreport.com/, and in looking at it it definitely seems like another good resource for artists, bands, etc. 🙂