Monday, July 6, 2015

5 Steps to Getting Your Music Licensed | Step 2

Now that you have chosen the best song to market, you need to prepare it for presentation. This next step is definitely the most important, it's time to record your music. The "sound" of your music will be the foundation of your marketing campaign. So this is where you need to slow down and evaluate the best option for moving forward. You need to invest and believe in your music, so you need a quality recording with a producer that shares your vision. Cutting corners on recording your music will hinder the success of your efforts and only wind up costing you more money in the long run.

The main focus is to get a high quality recording to exemplify the ingenuity of your musical abilities. To achieve this, you need to make sure that you're recording is done right the first time. Saving a few bucks on an unprofessional recording will only add to the cost that you'll wind up investing in your music when you go to a professional studio and get a higher quality recording. If you want to be the best at what you do, then you need to work with professionals who can give you top quality production. Project / budget studios are great for demos and hashing out ideas, but when it comes to making the final recording, you need to invest in quality. You will only get one chance to make an impression, so there is no time to waste on mediocre sound.

Here's the the catch, the quality of the sound shouldn't be judged by you. You need to get a second opinion on your music from people that you trust. Ask them for their honest opinion because this is vital to the success of your music. If they give you positive feedback that the music sounds good and has a unique and professional sound, then it is ready. Anything else and you need need to go back to the drawing board.

When you spend all your time trying to get licensed, the music has to be spectacular. If the recording is sub-par, it will reflect poorly on the content of your music. A good engineer / producer will have the skills and knowledge to ensure your music pops! Choose a studio with a proven track record and an engineer that has serious interest in your music. A good engineer will encourage you and support you along the way. Getting guidance from someone who has experience in the industry is a wise choice. This will help you avoid common pit-falls an maximize the efficiency of your production time.

Here at Shine On Studio, our engineers have been working with musicians for over 15 years. Hundreds of different producers from virtually every genre of music have worked in our studio to record and mix many different ideas and compositions. When you're looking to get a new approach to music production, come by our studio and we'll discuss options for getting you that "sound" for captivating a listener and turning them into a life-long fan of your music. 

Stay tuned for step 3. We'll cover the advantages of preparation and time management.