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Music Consulting Services

Years ago, music production included arcane functions such as song analysis and arrangement, pre-production, etc, all of which took place well before any physical recording was even considered. Over time, as project budgets are being whittled away, many of these elements have been deemed time consuming and unnecessary, and were gradually retired from the recording process.

It is becoming painfully obvious that, without these elements, the quality of recent recordings has diminished considerably. This is compounded by the fact that recording budgets and resources are now virtually nonexistent. In the interest of making these functions available to everyone, they are offered here as individual services, to be employed by artists as their needs and budgets dictate.

The Process

This is the ideal way to work with artists…

..because most artists have small recording budgets.

Since a small budget limits the amount of time an artist can spend on a recording, their primary focus becomes about getting all of their work done as quickly as possible. And since pre-production is a time-intensive process, this is why it is no longer the foundational aspect of a recording.

The primary motivation behind developing these services has been to make them accessible and affordable. From experience, the best, easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve that goal is by communicating with artists via email, Skype, etc. Working remotely assures that artists can have total access to the process regardless of their geographic location.

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Pre-production

Pre-production is a dying art but has been an essential part of making great recordings for decades. This process incorporates:

  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis
  • Live rehearsal

Song analysis

Most songwriting artists have difficulty being objective about their own work. This is one reason why such artists often benefit from outside guidance and perspective. The song analysis process also includes:

  • Song assessment
  • Song repair

Pre-recording project analysis

This process is about project overview, and incorporates:

  • Song assessment
  • Assembling of songs for recording project (or demo)
  • Assessing and itemizing steps to make project ready for recording

Pre-pre-production

A modern and practical approach to prepping a recording that is conducted remotely. Pre-pre-production incorporates:

  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis

Recording production

Musical artists of the past relied on their producer as a creative collaborator who would mentor them through the recording process, constantly challenge them to improve the quality of their work, and bring objectivity to the table at all times. The collaborative effort lifts up the quality of an artist’s work and vastly improves it. Contemporary artists can benefit similarly. Recording production includes:

  • One-on-one work with artists
  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis
  • Pre-pre-production
  • Pre-production
  • In-studio recording to project completion

Artist Incubation

Artist development used to be one of the most important aspects of record-making. Until about fifteen years ago, all record companies had artist development departments, working closely with their artists and assisting in their creative growth. Artist incubation is an extrapolation of this concept, redesigned to address the needs of each individual artist. It incorporates:

  • One-on-one work with artists
  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis
  • Pre-production
  • Record production

For more information about these services, click on the contact link.