Live music is more important to the industry than ever before, but there’s no reason for traditional recording studios to feel left out by this trend...
Just like studios and record companies, music industry trade bodies have had to adapt to survive in a rapidly changing business landscape.
Want to sell your music overseas, but lack the contacts, money or experience to break into foreign markets? Help and funding is available, and here’s how to get it.
Getting your music on a movie or TV show is seen by many as the best way to make it in this business, but the real money might lie in helping others to do so...
Statistics, especially those about the music industry, rarely give you the whole picture, but they can tell you a lot if you know where and how to look...
The rise of electronic dance music in the States has provided a breath of fresh air to the charts — and a much-needed boost to the music industry.
Though the industry may be struggling to support the large studios that once thrived in Manhattan, the need for such creative centres is still very much alive.
Internships are a long-established means of breaking into the recording industry — but where is the line between learning and being exploited?
The rewards for studios that offer film-sound services can be substantial, but do they risk alienating clients who just want to record music?
Atlanta’s hip-hop community has thrived in the last decade, but it seems that not all local studio owners are thrilled about it.
Economic uncertainty and the rise of digital distribution have taken their toll on many major studios, but there is still a future for them.
Franchises like the X Factor, and Dr Dre's new range of headphones, show that consumer tactics may have a role to play in the world of pro audio.
The Audio Engineering Society’s place in recording history is indisputable, but recent events have put its future under the spotlight...
The demise of the Compact Disc as the dominant music-distribution format has been slow and inevitable. But what, if anything, will replace it?
Despite economic uncertainty, Nashville continues to thrive in the music industry. What’s the secret of its success?
Driven away from Manhattan by skyrocketing real‑estate prices, studio owners in Williamsburg are finding that even high‑profile acts are drawn to their lower rates.
Musicians and video makers alike could learn plenty from a new generation of online artists like Robin Schmidt, who expand and fund their work through social media and ‘crowd funding’.
Remasters and remixes are proven means of exploiting old records — but as the recent success of music-based video games has shown, there might be more mileage in un-mixing them...
When is a studio not a studio? When it’s a venue, a nightclub, or a yogic meditation centre... We talk to some recording facility owners who’ve found more diverse ways of using their space.
The mass migration from physical music sales to digital downloads means it's now harder than ever to find out who worked on a release — or to be sure your own work is properly acknowledged.
This month, our US correspondent speaks to producers and engineers who have had to broaden their horizons in order to keep up with the ever-changing music industry.
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