If you were in a band in the 70’s or 80’s and wanted to record an album you had a couple of options. First you could find a rich investor to front the money to record in a multi-track studio, print and duplicate your album. Then you have to find a publishing company to deal with your music and someone to distribute the album. You could try to distribute yourself but there’s lots of red tape, and unless you want to be on the road 365 days a year, getting heard on your own was a real tough game… Read the full blog here!
This history journey starts in the 1400’s with the invention of the Gutenberg press. Before this major invention, everything else had to be printed out by hand – including music. But even after the invention of the printing press, most music that was being printed was for the Church or for Kings and the rich. That was until about the mid 18th century…Read more!
CwF + RtB = WTF? …Part 1
I remember being in a band in high school and playing my first real gig. It was at an old pool hall called Sharky’s in uptown Waterloo beside the Dairy Queen. It was a dive and I don’t think I got paid, but I do remember how excited I was. It was my first real step down a long road to music success and riches…Read more!
I’ve been wanting to start blogging for quite some time, and finally decided to get down to it. The problem is that I’m quite the procrastinator and honestly don’t really think of myself as opinionated or being slightly interesting.
I was humming-and-hawing about whether to write about myself, my business Brixton Music, or my favourite ice cream (Rocky Road anyone?). Nothing really struck a chord. That is, not until the Grammys on Sunday night.
Among others, I was really happy to see the Foo Fighters take home 5 Grammys including best rock album for Wasting Light. Seeing David Grohl all over the Grammys made me think about many conversations I’ve had since Wasting Light came out. The most common point I hear is that it’s better they recorded using only analog. Normally my reply is “why is it better?” I always get the same answer; “it’s warmer”. Hmm.. Warmer eh? What does that mean? And then the conversation starts.
In my opinion, it’s NOT better that they recorded analog. But at the same time it is…Confused yet?…. Read the rest on the Blog!
Brixton Music is now accepting students for January for our Future Producers Recording Program. It’s a program that teaches you the tools you’ll need to start working with artists right away. There is a very limited amount of space in this program( Sold out every term so far) so contact us right away.
Each week you get 1 on 1 classes with a professional instructor. The program is broken down into 3 main categories, Music Theory, Audio theory/ miking techniques and Pro tools study.
At the end you get to produce your own 2 song project for your portfolio This program runs for 5 months.
If your interested please email us, we can book you in for a tour of our facility. Or you can visit us at www.brixtonmusic.com