M-Phazes Tells How To Get Your Beats Heard

Producer M-Phazes fields questions telling aspiring producers how to get their beats heard by decision makers.  While emphasizing that preferred tactics ultimately depend on individual goals, M-Phazes recommends distributing CD’s to labels, A&R’s, fellow producers and utilizing the the internet, web forums, etc. Notable Quote: "If you really want to try and land some placements, … Read more

How To Submit Material To Crate Kings

What’s the best way to submit your music/project to Crate Kings?  Simple… send it over!  Large or small, we don’t discriminate among producer reputations.  As a matter of fact, since our goal is to offer exposure, we prefer to highlight lesser known producers.  Since all submitted items are given an equal chance, just make sure … Read more

Beats On The Beach Panel Sessions (Streaming Audio)

Just because couldn’t make the trek to Miami for the iStandard Beats On The Beach conference doesn’t mean that you can’t gain insight from the panels and presentors.  Thanks to the crew over at iStandard there is now free, streaming audio of featured panels and events. Streams include: A&R State of the Industry Panel Platinum … Read more

Calling Yourself CEO Does Not Make You A CEO


Time to take a pause for the cause and address a trend that has been going on in Hip-Hop for way too long.  Somehow, the term Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has actually moved from clever, playful lines in rap verses to a way for unknown artists to impress others with the fact that they run a company.

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Producing Club-Ready Tracks – Free Online Seminar


Remix and M-Audio have teamed up to offer an on-demand seminar entitled Producing Club-Ready Tracks.  A quick registration is required, but still not a bad way to pick up some very useful tips that are sure to help distinguish your sound from the competition.  Did I mention this was free?

"This presentation will examine the focus/energy of the mix (mixing around the kick), EQing, editing, sidechaning, panning, levels, etc. for all of the typical elements rhythm, instrument and vocal parts of club tracks."

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