Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Production in Pro Tools



by Joanna Glass  g+1


How to Produce your Record from Preproduction, Tracking, Editing, Mixing and Mastering.

Mind you, there are tons of articles, forums and books out their on this subject. But what I meant to be a simplified 10-item laundry list almost turned out to be the Iliad. So, I’ve already nipped it in the bud. Here we go! (Also, as I refine this blog post, I will update it with some pictures.)

** If you're reading from an RSS please read from my blog directly for this post as blogger is not cooperating with my formatting (which, is especially important for organizing this particular piece of information).
A screenshot of Arcade Fire's PT Session.
See the article Craig Silvey: Mixing Arcade Fire.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Music Archway News Update August 17, 2015 - Procrastination Rehab





I am just like this woman; drowning in musical cable cords.

I'm a hypocrite. And a thief, too, because I obviously didn't pay for that stock photo. But, I'm mostly a hypocrite because I preached in my earlier posts about how artists and creative types can stop procrastinating while I procrastinated on working on my own blog. It's been a whopping year and half since I last posted and I should be ashamed of myself... But, I'm not. A lot has happened and late is better than never.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet




by Joanna Glass  g+1

Difficulty Level: Beginning to Intermediate

Below, are the ABRIDGED versions of 5 posts to get you started on your internet journey in the music business.  CLICK ON THE PURPLE TITLES TO OPEN THE INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THEM THOROUGHLY.

Here we go...


Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Best 3 Steps to Make Money from your Music Business and Social Networking Connections

Part 5 of 5 of the Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet



by Joanna Glass  g+1

** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
This post will discuss the Best 3 Steps to Make Money from your Music Business and Social Networking Connections is to (1) Link All of your Social Media Accounts,(2) Save Time and Consolidate Each of your Posts to a 1-click-Manuever, (3) Let Your Revenues Feed Back Into your Operational Costs and Grow Your Business.

Britney Spears Marketing Strategy Google + Facebook Twitter YouTube
Here, Britney Spears’s main website http://www.britneyspears.com
has links for Facebook, Google + Twitter and YouTube. 
This has been my most challenging and rewarding post to write so far. I hope the topics covered will help you as much as it has helped me. For those musicians and creative types, such as myself, who have not studied marketing nor have the familiarity of cash flow diagrams, this post will break down the concepts and make it relevant for our music and creative business. I will have to go on necessary tangents, but if you stay with me, I promise you’ll see a very bright, rewarding light at the end of the tunnel!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

No More Excuses : Here are 3 of the Best Ways to Take Charge of your Social Networking for your Business and Career



Part 4 of 5 of the Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet

by Joanna Glass  g+1

** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
With the amount of free resources available, I am very surprised to find that many of my working musician friends aren’t maximizing their opportunities and DON’T have a website.

This post will discuss 3 of the Best Ways to Take Charge of Your Social Networking (1) Create Your Free Blog (2) Use your Blog as Your Band or Business Website. (3) Design Your Blog to Redirect Your Fans, Readers and Subscribers to Other Material They Did Not Initially Seek Out and Keep Them Browsing Through Your Website.

Master and Control your Social Networking Sites Like the Beastie Boys
The music group The Beastie Boys redirect www.beastieboys.com redirects directly to
Tumblr, not a fancy flash-loaded site! Great way to keep things simple.
The image above is a screenshot of Eric Shonfeld's Tech Crunch article The Beastie Boys Make Some Noise on Tumblr discusses how important it is for bands (even ones like the Beastie Boys who've been successful for decades) to stay current using new technology.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

2 of the Best Ways to Keep your Fans, Subscribers and Readers from Leaving Your Website or Blog


Part 3 of 5 of the Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet

by Joanna Glass  g+1

** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
2 of the Best Ways to Keep your Fans, Subscribers and Readers from Leaving is (1) Organize Your Website's Site Map so Your Readers Can Easily Find Specific Posts and Related Posts, (2) Link All your Posts and Pages to Each Other to Keep your Readers on your Website. 
Best Site Map Diagram Organize Flowchart Blog Page Website
Here is a sample diagram to help you visualize connecting your pages and posts.

This post will discuss how to transform your Topics or Subjects (as shown in the above diagram) into Menus on your webpage. Read the rest of the post to find out the techniques...QPBEB698R6U6

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3 Best Ways to Maximize Your Brainstorming



by Joanna Glass  g+1


** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
The 3 Best Ways to Come Up with Ideas While Brainstorming are (1) Be equipped to 
take down ideas anytime and anywhere (2) Be non-judgmental of your ideas (3) Let 
the ideas flow. Don’t stop.

Read the rest of this post to find out specific tools you can buy / use.

best_brainstorm_beat_writers_block
Bradley Cooper catching all the inspiration pouring down!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Stop Freezing Up: 3 Unique Ways to Beat Writer's Block for Authors, Bloggers and Composers



by Joanna Glass  g+1


** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
Compared to other posts about writer's block, this one will specifically discuss writer's freeze, which is, when you already have the ideas, but, there is something preventing you from transforming your thoughts into words. Beat writer’s block and freeze by (1) Warming Up (2) Having Self-Awareness of the present (3) Create a template and fill in the blanks. [Read complete post for an explanation of these techniques].

Diane Warren Songwriting Writer's Block
Diane Warren makes a ritual of writing 1 song a day. Good, or bad,
rain or shine,  she is confident a hit is waiting to be unleashed.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

4 Reasons Why You Need to Format Your Publicity Notes, Newsletters and Blogs


by Joanna Glass  g+1



** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
(1) Why it's important for musicians and other creative types to be organized and (2) make sure your posts easy for your subscribers to read by creating and following a template.


Snoop Dogg How to Get People to Read Your Blog
You never know who will be reading your posts! So, make it easy for people to find information, see other information they didn't know they needed and keep them logged on to your site.

How Do You Blog and Keep Your Readers? 5 Ways to Keep Subscribers to Your Blog, Business and Band



by Joanna Glass  g+1


** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
How Do You Blog and Keep Your Readers? 5 Ways to Keep Subscribers to Your Blog, Business and Band. Your subscribers are most likely to unsubscribe from your posts when you update too frequently.

How to Keep Your Subscribers and Fans Interested in Your Music Blog

::The sound of crickets:: Obviously, keep your content fresh, but just as important--be aware of how often your editing/re-posting of updates are desensitizing your followers.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3 Best Types of Free Music Social Network Services and Websites to Help Your Business

Part 2 of 5 of the Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet

by Joanna Glass  g+1


** SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
Why it's important to join as many music websites and social networks (social media) for the convenience of your clients, readers and fans.


Free Music Networking Sites to Start Successful Music Career
Mark Zuckerburg from Facebook discusses social networking and music websites

Start your Music Business Website for Free or on an Affordable Budget as Low as $7

Part 1 of 5 of the Blog Series: Getting Your Music Business Started on the Internet


by Joanna Glass  g+1


**SUMMARY OF THIS POST: **
You can start a website for free on a blog or on a small monthly budget. Yahoo! has web hosting plans that can cost as low as $6.89 for 1 month, and sometimes $3 a month if you pay for 5 years' worth.


Trent Reznor How to Start Artist Website
Here, Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, interviews Trent Reznor about the music business.
Check it out here.

Trent Reznor's Advice :

“Remove all Flash from your website. Remove all stupid intros and load-times. MAKE IT SIMPLE TO NAVIGATE AND EASY TO FIND AND HEAR MUSIC (but don't autoplay)....Use TuneCore to get your music everywhere.” - Trent Reznor

If you’re like me, you’ve probably weighed the unforeseeable costs of running a business and get a bit overwhelmed. There's a stereotype that, most musicians are ‘creative types’ and ‘organized’ isn’t our middle name. But, with diligence, we CAN build some good habits, work past our perfectionism and low budgets.

Monday, December 22, 2014

3 Steps to Overcome Perfectionism and Procrastination to Start Your Music Career



by Joanna Glass  g+1


**SUMMARY OF THIS POST:**
Tips on overcoming perfectionism and procrastination so you can finally start your music business by just using whatever tools you have, then, develop, learn and grow along the way.

 “Just do it” - Perfectionism & Procrastination: The Yin Yang Habits of Productivity Death


Katy Perry Didn't Wait to Start Her Music Career With Glen Ballard
You think because Katy Perry is a pop artist that she was an overnight success? Think again! She wrote  songs since she was 13 and relentlessly pursued music for 5 years. It takes a while--so, don't wait!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Music Archway News Update January 21, 2014: New Year and New Office



by Joanna Glass  g+1

Happy New Year! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been seven months. Time flies. Life happens. Forgive me…

Here, Miley Cyrus performs in New York during New Years Eve.
As a performer, what kind of goals will you set yourself?
My simple New Year's Resolutions to move my music career forward:
  1. Keep working, save money, and quit my day job.
  2. Choose my projects wisely and distribute my energy and efforts evenly. My personal goal is to not get fixated on one song project but take the necessary breaks and work on other important music goals.
  3. Sometimes a badly planned day kills me. Economize and consolidate my moves, whether it be my travel plans or getting errands done in one 'go' to save time and gas. More time = more creativity and music time in the studio. 
So, what are YOUR goals and New Years Resolutions?


Here’s some other news on what’s happened while I was off the blogging radar:


Thursday, January 2, 2014

6 Ways the Music Archway will Help You Start Your Music Career





**SUMMARY OF THIS POST:** 6 Ways the Music Archway will Help You Start Your Music Career

This post is a brief introduction about what the website will discuss. This blog will provide musicians advice on being creative, designing your studio, business practices and budgeting, recording and performance tips and keeping up with your physical and mental health.

"Hello, world! I’m a musician, nice to meet you! …Erm, so what now?"

Starting Out in the Music Business in New York or Los Angeles
Unless you are super charismatic, brave, can survive the NY snow and have a 6-pack--- being the Naked Cowboy is not for everyone!