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How does Music Business works? What is important to know in the music business? Is it better to go indie or to sign with the label these days? Thank you

Angie 16th July 2008 How does it work? I've been successful in the industry for many years and still don't know how it works. lol What is important is in the "music" business is that music comes first. Concentrate on the music. Get it right and the rest will come. Indie or Major. Easy question. Would you rather have a little market store or a Walmart? Would you rather play college ball or go pro? Be realistic, the majors control the industry. Be a part of it.

If I wrote songs with someone and then parted ways and the songs are copyrighted, should I have to sign a release form If he asks? He hired a bunch of musicians to play on the songs and paid them a fee. Since I am the co-writer, is there any reason I would want to sign a 'release form' if he asks me to? Hope that makes sense

Clifford Hritz Tuesday 04 Dec 2007 No matter who paid for what, if you were the co-writer you are still the co-writer. Songwriting and hiring musicians are 2 different things. You either co-wrote the song or you did not. Co-writing is not about hiring anyone, it's about writing.

How does one evaluate a good producer and what variables should a singer look for in a producer and weed out fakes and so called wanna be producers? How does one know if a producer is legit or not?

Laurie Walls Thursday 29 Nov 2007 You must follow your heart and trust. Find a producer that believes in you and one that you believe in. Look at valid credentials.

DEAR SIRS, I WAS A WRITER/KEYBOARDIST FOR A BAND SIGNED WITH A LARGE LABEL A FEW YEARS AGO. I WAS PAID MY WRITERS ROYALTIES IN A TIMELY AND ACCURATE MANNER.IN 2005, THE SAME ALBUM WAS RE-RELEASED BY ANOTHER COMPANY WHO LICENSED THE RIGHTS TO REDISTRIBUTE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC. I JUST DISCOVERED THE RE-RELEASE. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY WRITERS ROYALTIES FROM EITHER COMPANY. WHO SHOULD I PURSUE FOR MY ROYALTIES: THE FIRST LABEL OR THE COMPANY WHO LICENSED IT FROM THEM. YOUR KNOWLEDGE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WARMEST REGARDS, TIM SHARPTON

TIM SHARPTON Thursday 22 Nov 2007 You should deal with the company that you have or had a contract with. They need to deal with whoever they licensed the music to. The second company has no obligation to pay you. They have an obligation to pay the original company who licensed to them and the original company has the obligation to pay you.

My question is what advice would you give this 46 year old man as far as getting signed to a major label. How much "Age" is the factor in this regard for any one interested in this business. Thank You Sirs .... Steven Patrick

StevenPatrick Sunday 26 Aug 2007 Steven: This is a very good question. As a producer myself, I am not as interested in how old a person is. Instead I am more interested in how old they sound and/or look. To me it's not how old you are but moreso what audience you will appeal to. Neal James neal@nealjames.com

I have noticed that almost every singing entertainer in the business writes their own songs or is with someone who writes original songs. How do I make a cd for example as a tribute to Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard or just an assortment of great established songs that were not written by me? How do I do that without getting into copyright problems? Thanks. Joe

Joe Wednesday 23 May 2007 Either find a writer to pen original songs for you or, if you plan on recording songs that were originally recorded by the tribute artists, you can negociate a licensing agreement and record and use their songs. As long as you follow the proper guidelines and give credit and payment due, there is no infringement.

I have an Audio engineering questions. I would like to your opinions on using "doubles" on a track; can they be used througout the entire song, or only parts of the song? Is there a 'general rule of thumb' as to where they should be used and when they are the most effective? Also, what is your advice when it comes to harmonies. What is the "technique" used in audio engineering to make them sound 'tighter' so they don't sound like a background vocal?

Mark Healey May 20th 2007 I'm not a huge fan of doubling vocals but sometimes it is necessary for an effect. As a producer you can double vocals or anything else that you feel the song calls for. Doubling vocals is something that can be done by either electronically cloning another track if you are recording digitally or by just singing it again on another track which can be done either on digital recordings or analog.

WHICH COMES FIRST ON THE MIX DOWN: REVERB, COMPRESSION, EQ, DELAY?

SHAFIQ SHABAZZ May 20th 2007 It's a matter of preference. I prefer compression and eq, then reverb or delay.

How does one make an earned living as a lyricist? Also, how can someone get their songs published?

Jimmie Lee May 20th 2007 The best way is to find a composer to work with. You write the words and they write the music. After that, record a demo and submit to publishers until you find one that is excited about your songs.

How do i find a good manager/agent?

Jason 2007-04-16 Submit packages until you find a manager or agent that is excited about what you are doing. Invite them out to a show. Find someone that is fired up about you.

how do I send my Demo to a label company?and how do you know wich one is reliable?

Nathalie-joan Limon 2007-03-25 Answer to question: If you want to submit your demo to a record label it is best to be represented by an industry professional such as a producer. It's hard to submit on your on without someone who has an inside edge and contact within a company. A producer who is worth his weight will already have a working relationship with the label and the label will feel confident allowing your project to come through the door. Neal James (Producer)

What advice do you have for singers, who want to improve there voice in singing?

Darleen 2006-12-17 Practice. Try to always sound like yourself, whatever that is.

I want to start a home recording studio.Kindly guide as to what is the cheapest or free way to do so.

Sanjeev Ghotgalkar 2006-12-05 Sancheev: I do not reccommend starting home studios per say simply because hit records are not recorded at home. If you must have one then I would reccommend something simple such as a good 4 track in order to make good quality work tapes in order to develop you writing and/or singing. After you feel you are developed enough then you could go into a real studio with a successful producer and be more confident feeling and sounding. Thanks, Neal James









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