Author: Liya Swift

How to Start Producing Beats

“It’s a trip it’s got a funky beat and I can bug out to it.” – “B-Boy Bouillabaisse” sample from the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique. While harmonies, melodies, and structure are all important...

What is a Recording Studio?

Traditionally recording studios have been thought of as a soundproofed complex with a live room (where instruments and vocals are performed), a vocal room (for lead vocal singing) and a control room (for recording,...

What is a Record Company?

The definition of a record company is as follows: A company in the business of making and selling musical recordings. That clear things up? We thought not. The words “record company” and “record label”...

Recording Connection in Boston

How to make hip hop beats

As the current ruler supreme on the music scene, hip hop’s meteoric rise can be traced to the advent of home computers, faster processors, and music software that gave the power of producing music...

DJ operating gear during a show

Hip Hop Production Techniques

From humble beginnings in the Bronx underground to worldwide domination, hip hop may be the most popular form of music globally. The mix of drum machines, dope lyrics, syncopated beats, and samples create music...

DJ Emily Stamer aka LUCY

How‌ ‌to Make an ‌EDM Song

Electronic Dance Music, otherwise known as EDM, owes a lot to the computer boom of the 1980s. While it was influenced by a range of music from the 60s and 70s, including dub, hip...

How to Become a Video Game Music Composer

Video Game Music Industry is Growing. When it comes to monetizing your original music, one of the fasted growing but least mentioned markets is the video gaming industry. Consider this, in 2018; movie industry...