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Lock On – The Steps of Blaxx (part 2 of 3)

‘Lock On’ has various Sound Design elements that one may not notice but if absent, or if done incorrectly, will take the viewer out of the experience the Director wants the audience to feel. Some of these elements were described in my previous blog . The process of walking is something we all observe in nature and will instinctively […]

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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 […]

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A Story, a Podcast and Gunshots!!

A story, a podcast and gunshots!! Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers.. Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary […]

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GIVE ME TWO STOP MOTION ANIMATION DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER!!

Imagine this ….. a story steeped in Japanese culture transposed to an aspect of the West Indian experience via stop-motion animation and all connected by food ….. from sushi to doubles. Somewhere in between I came in. So…. um …. what is a Doubles? What is a doubles you ask? For the uninitiated this is […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley –   In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “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 […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 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 […]

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Marketing Your Music In The Digital World (Part 3 of 3)

“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 […]

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Marketing Your Music Business In The Digital World (Part 2 of 3)

“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. The world’s major record companies for the past 15+ years are losing vast amounts of revenue […]

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Marketing Your Music Business In The Digital World (Part 1 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 […]