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Features

1898 And All That

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Sound International, Aug 1978

Fred Dellar presents a potted history of the people who bring you the 'product' - the record companies.

A Bit on the Side

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Home & Studio Recording, May 1987
Tell us Another One

Yet another Idea from Clive Brooks enabling you to deprive your fellows of money.

A Question Of Sex

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Sound On Sound, May 1991

Despite the tendency of creative professions to be more liberal than others, women make up only a tiny proportion of producers and engineers in the music industry. Paul Tingen reports on this sad state of affairs.

A&R

Feature | Topic: Music Business | One Two Testing, Sep 1984

what the record companies think they want

A+R Approaches

Feature | Topic: Humour, Music Business | Making Music, Aug 1986

Advances

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Making Music, Oct 1986

You're signed, and the big cheque arrives. What do you spend it on?

Airplay Action

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Phaze 1, Nov 1988
grab your slice

how to get your music on the radio

Are You Insured?

Feature | Topic: Live, Music Business | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
How To Avoid Losing Everything

Theft from your home or from a gig could leave you with no way of replacing valuable equipment. Zenon Schoepe explains how to keep yourself covered.

Box Pop

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Performing, Video / Film / Picture | Phaze 1, May 1989

trying to get on telly could be the most frustrating experience of your musical career; we pinpoint the pitfalls

Copyrights & Wrongs - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Copyright, Music Business | Music Technology, Oct 1992

The big deal in the small print

Cut & Thrust - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Cutting A Record

When push comes to shove - part two of MT's guide to releasing and promoting your own record

Cut And Thrust - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Cutting a record

Make your own music, make your own record, make your own luck

DIY Music

Feature | Topic: Mastering, Music Business, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Nov 1993
All You Need To Know About Making Your Own Records

Some musicians and bands decide to take their future success into their own hands, by putting money into producing their own records. Tony Batchelor and Sue Silutoe take the mystery out of making your own CD, vinyl or cassette release, from initial Session Tape to final product.

DIY Single

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Music Technology, Aug 1988

If the major record companies won't give you the deal you know you deserve, you could do worse than to do it yourself. David Bradwell investigates the pros and cons of pressing your own single.

Doing the Business

Feature | Topic: Music Business, Recording | In Tune, Jun 1985
Demos

Making the Most of Studio Time

Editions For You

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

Record label spotlight on the innovatory people who bring you Brian Eno and numerous others.

Eight Days a Week

Feature | Topic: Music Business | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

How much do musicians really earn? The rich ones (ahem) the poor ones (definitely).

Going For Broke

Feature | Topic: Live, Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Performing | Phaze 1, Aug 1989

forming your first band and don't know what to do? Read on...

Graveyard rave

Feature | Topic: Live, Music Business | The Mix, Oct 1994
Criminal Justice Bill

Lessons in law for ravers

Independence Day

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | International Musician, May 1986

Getting a deal is one thing — bringing out your own disc, from demo to finished product — is something else. Tony Mills lays it on the line...

Independence Day - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985

Concluding our guide on how to release your own record

Independence Day - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Indie Records

First part on how to go about releasing your own electronic record. A D.I.Y. guide.

Learning to swim - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Music Business | Music Technology, Jan 1994
Swim Records

Simon Trask dives into the world of a desktop record label

Making Records - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1985
Record Pressing

Part 3 completes our short series with a detailed look at record pressing, labels, sleeves and promotion.

Making Studios Pay

Feature | Topic: Music Business, Recording Studios | Sound International, Dec 1978

Not, as you might have thought, a guide on how to run a protection racket (Sorry, Squire, I scratched the Westlake), but how to make them cost-effective.

 

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