by Michelle Lockey
Tag your Music with Metadata
You’ve made all this great music; you burned a ton of Cd’s and are headed off to a conference. You hand the CD to several music supervisors and industry professionals. You feel good, heck, you feel great! You are hopeful about all your new connections.
The music supervisor takes your CD, (loses the cover) and imports your music. The music supervisor then shakes their head when they see:
Track 01 No title, no author, no nothing.
They love the songs they are hearing but have no way to contact you. In the stack of 100 biz cards they collected they don’t know who you are. Now an opportunity is lost because the music files weren’t properly tagged with metadata or they did not retain that data. (WAV files don’t retain metadata)
by Will Benoit
One of the most important parts in the process of composing production music is keeping your tracks fresh and exciting after turning out so many pieces of music. But to me, the most important part is getting your tracks to sound consistent within the aesthetic of the genre you are writing in. Whether it’s EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, or any other genre, the song needs to sound a certain way in order to feel authentic. (more…)
by Robin Munson
In these turbulent times, when there is so much political discord and the noise level from our TVs, radios, Internet and print has reached staggering proportions, you might find – as I do – that it is important, maybe even crucial, that you take some time off from the cacophony and clear, or at least quiet your mind. (How else can you possibly hear the music?!) To that end, I would like to refer you to a beautiful little book by Jack Kornfield, a psychologist and Buddhist priest. It is called The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace. The book was written in 2001, just before the events of 9-11, and I have found it to be an invaluable friend over the years. I can open it to any page at random and find something that nurtures my soul. (more…)
Some of you may have noticed that MLR had a big spam attack. I recently loosened up the spam settings because posters who left very long post, were being sent to the moderation queue or flagged as spam. As I feared that only opened the door to a flood of spam. The main reason was that the Captcha had stopped working on the forums. That has been fixed so that should solve it. Fingers crossed. 🙂
Recent Pond5 interview, with me, from the nice folks over there. Some of this stuff seems like a lifetime ago and another person. Who was that guy? Sometimes I don’t recognize him! I guess that’s how life is. If you get to live a long time there is a lot of morphing going on. Anyway, if you are interested, check it out.