Hello everyone. From my last article I have been receiving private messages from people asking for advice/pointers of how to start/get into the fields of Film Scoring and/or Sound Design. The following is a conversation of one of the questions and the response I gave.
New Category In Certification
Good morning. I am very happy to announce that I am the FIRST PERSON IN THE COUNTRY to have the ‘Sound Design’ category on the Certificate of Recognition from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts Continue reading “A Short Announcement”
From Silence to Sound. The ‘My Love’ Experience.
It is interesting to discover that every sound in the Abdiel/Destra music video (except the monologue in the beginning and the music) was all constructed. There was silence at the beginning and end of the music video and that the audio world was constructed from scratch to further the story of what was seen on the screen. That is the power of Sound Design. To see how this was done this blog will have two major sections:
1. The Frontend. 2. The Backend
Continue reading “From Silence To Sound. The ‘My Love’ Experience”
Albums .…… and so it begins.
My goal in 2017 (actually #2 and #14 of 15 major goals I have for this year) is to create 3 instrumental albums. Two of them would be composed of various genres and the other would be inspired by the Bahá’í Writings.
I’m putting this out there for a number of reasons. Continue reading “Albums …… and so it begins. Ready for the journey?”
Hello everyone how are you all doing? I hope this update meets you healthy, grateful and happy. Lancast Ltd (and myself) have been doing work, being featured in other works and in the process of co-producing some GREAT works but more of that soon. In addition, my friends are producing some great works and they want me to advertise/promote their wares here. No problem with that LOL. Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean. This is a long one so have your favourite drink handy. Lots of info here.
Continue reading “Music, fashion, book launches …. oh my!”
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach -
In my last blog I received positive comments about my advice for upcoming vocalists especially point #5. We shall now continue with some of the essentials needed to make a living as a vocalist.
Continue reading “The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists”
“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” - Plato -
First off let me say this. I am not a fan of performing gigs for free in the hope of getting ‘exposure’. Even though I’m not a vocalist (I’m a musician) I have also been burnt by that route early in my career. I’ve been given some food and shown the door. I do not advocate it as you can be easily taken advantage of. This series is not about that.
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein
Unique Recording Studios, a 26 year old studio that created recorded albums and hits from Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Taylor Dayne, Depeche Mode, George Benson, Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, Michael Bolton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, Cher, George Clinton and a host of recording artists great and small …….. closed.
"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises" - Demosthenes -
As mentioned in my previous article in this series, the former model of the record industry – dictating what music is marketable is in fact … dead. Continue reading “Marketing Your Music In The Digital World (Part 2 of 3)”
You may choose to agree or disagree with the following article but there is no denying it. The world,through advances in information technology and telecommunications, is rapidly getting smaller and more digitally integrated. As musicians and producers we have to be aware that the former model of the record company – dictating what music is marketable – is dead. Continue reading “Marketing Your Music In The Digital World (Part 1 of 3)”