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Nominated for Academy Awards, including an Oscar win for the best original song, Hustle and Flow is about DJay, a pimp, as he tries to make a name for himself in the local rap...

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Tips for Staying Organized as a Music Producer

FIND what you’re looking for The ability to diversify, fracture, and splinter sound can transform any single note into a symphony unto itself. Multiply that by a hundred instruments, and it can be migraine-inducing...

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Recording Connection mentor G.W. Childs on Passion-fueled Songwriting, Ableton Production, and more.

Recording Connection mentor G.W. Childs has a multifaceted career spanning decades. A songwriter, artist, and keyboardist with Soil & Eclipse, he’s also published books on Ableton, Propellerhead’s Reason, and served as the sound designer...

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Start creating music in Ableton (for free, now).

Hip hop, electronic dance music, and beat-making have dominated the music scene for nearly two decades. Driven by the accessibility of digital audio workstations (DAWs), the power to make music the world dances to...

Recording Connection graduate Taylor Crommie talks Making a Living in Music, Passion & Career Goals

Over the past 12 months, artists Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production graduate Taylor Crommie has engineered and/or mixed for include DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia), Kembe X, Jay Rock, Wifi...

What is a record deal?

Caveat Emptor Rules Ever since Robert Johnson “sold his soul to the devil” in order to become a famous musician as chronicled in his song “Crossroads,” record deals have been looked at as a...

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Hip Hop Producers Who Use Logic

Considered the “creative” operating system, the Apple entry into the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) landscape offers a lot to the professional music producer. Some of the biggest names in the digital music industry, including...