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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Internships are a long-established means of breaking into the recording industry — but where is the line between learning and being exploited?

    Music Business Apr 2012
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The rewards for studios that offer film-sound services can be substantial, but do they risk alienating clients who just want to record music?

    Music Business Mar 2012
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Atlanta’s hip-hop community has thrived in the last decade, but it seems that not all local studio owners are thrilled about it.

    Music Business Feb 2012
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Economic uncertainty and the rise of digital distribution have taken their toll on many major studios, but there is still a future for them.

    Music Business Jan 2012
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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.

    Music Business Dec 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The Audio Engineering Society’s place in recording history is indisputable, but recent events have put its future under the spotlight...

    Music Business Nov 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The demise of the Compact Disc as the dominant music-distribution format has been slow and inevitable. But what, if anything, will replace it?

    Music Business Oct 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Despite economic uncertainty, Nashville continues to thrive in the music industry. What’s the secret of its success?

    Music Business Sep 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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.

    Music Business Aug 2011
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    Digital Marketing, Social Media & Crowd Funding

    Music Business

    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’.

    Music Business Jul 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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...

    Music Business Jul 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record (US Edition Only)

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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.

    Music Business Jun 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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.

    Music Business May 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    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.

    Music Business Apr 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Energy drinks makers Red Bull and sportswear company Converse have both recently opened their own recording studios. But what does this mean for artists and smaller recording facilities?

    Music Business Mar 2011
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    TV Music From The Inside

    Notes From The Deadline

    What would happen if composers were paid to pitch their ideas? It might just be the end of Western civilisation...

    Music Business Feb 2011
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    Two grassroots organisations show how their focus on the local music scene is helping studios survive in the new economic climate.

    Music Business Feb 2011
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    You might think that being a TV composer is a life of parties, beautiful women, fame, glory and dongles, but the reality is rather different. This unique chronological study plots the lifespan of a typical project.

    Music Business Oct 2010
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    A Guide To Contracts For Producers

    Deal Or No Deal?

    The role of the producer is changing, and whether you're freelancing for record companies or developing new bands independently, it's vital to put your relationship with label and artist on a solid legal footing.

    Music Business Jul 2008
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    How Your Music Earns You Money

    Alternative Revenue Streams

    With album sales in free-fall, alternative revenue streams are becoming ever-more important. We explain where todays songwriters can look to earn money from their music.

    Music Business Dec 2007
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    Start Your Own Record Label

    Marketing your music in a digital world

    The world of music retail is changing fast, with digital distribution bringing new opportunities for independent record labels. Our in-depth guide to starting, running and developing your own business will help you get up to speed.

    Music Business Sep 2007

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