Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Hopefully, you are not too much under Christmas stress and could handle all the necessary errands for the great day when you will spend the days with your sweethearts. Even if some remaining tasks are waiting for you, I recommend you to take a rest for a few minutes and enjoy Santa Claus’ Spotify playlist. If I could not convince you to take a timeout, you still can use the playlist as your Christmas preparation soundtrack while you are cooking or wrapping the gifts for your partner, family members or your super-excited children. All I can say is that that playlist is handpicked by Santa himself and is exclusively brought to you by AlbrechtProductions. As you will recognise, Santa Claus likes various styles of Christmas songs – what about you? Enjoy listening 🙂
All of us may have heard about the gender inequalities of Hollywood, not only in front of the camera but also behind the scenes. Not a lot different, the music industry and other creative industries face the same issues that men are dominating the sectors and also occupy the higher level positions. In the following article, we will have a look at the music industry in particular with its current statistics.
Every musician or beat producer knows that situation: you finished your new original song and want to make it available for the public on all major digital music stores and common streaming services. Previously, several providers offered this service next to other services like the collection of royalties in exchange for a subscription fee or a fee per release and year. Tunecore, Spinnup (pay per release) and Ditto Music and Distrokid (annual subscription fee) are some known providers of that kind in the distribution sector. But there is a trend that seems to change the fundamentals of the digital distribution market – free distribution for musicians!
Monitoring is a central, day-to-day topic if you are working as an audio engineer or musician. As a professional, you usually want permanent quality, be familiar with the sound characteristic and know what you can generally expect from your gear. Using different monitoring equipment almost every time lets you unaware of how things need to sound to result in a satisfying or even outstanding final product. Especially in the live music environment but also in the studio environment as a reference monitor, custom-made in-ear monitors are a must-have tool for every music professional!
I thought it is time for another playlist-related article because it has been a while when I posted the last one. This time, we talk a little bit about one of my favourite alcoholic drinks and the related Spotify playlists I created for each of them. Someday, my interest in drinks (especially in spirits), their production process and used resources began, and since then I love to enjoy a small glass of good spirit on Friday or Saturday evenings. All the more if I am in good company, I often have the desire to accompany the “consumption” with music. But often, we could not directly find a to the situation and the drink matching playlist, so I started to created ones.
After we dealt with music business statistics, famous artists and important music companies in the first article of the two-part blog series, we will now focus on locations where you can perfectly produce your music. This includes recording and mastering studios but also distributors to release your finished product. In the end, I will give you some updates regarding AlbrechtProductions.
The United Kingdom is one of the most important countries all over the world in the music industry and history. Therefore, its capital London plays a central role in this particular field of business by setting trends and bringing out global super stars. In the recent decades, London based artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Pink Floyd have been the world’s best-selling recording artists. Let’s take a closer look…
At the beginning of June 2017, I went to the studio with the German band “von Berg” to record the live instrumental for their upcoming EP release. Last week, we finally continued with the vocal overdubs for the four songs. Unlike we had recorded the instrumental parts in the Energiekreis Zuckerhut Studios, this time we tracked in my project studio. About 1 1/2 working days in total we used to record the singer’s voice in a relaxed environment without time pressure or a big team/band members waiting for his performance.