How to Tell if Your Demo is Good Enough

When it comes down to it, we all want to know the same thing about our music: Is my demo good enough to get me signed or placed in TV/movies? In the last post, I talked about the artist press kit–all of the things you need to include, what they should look like, and why they’re important. And of course, I stressed the fact that the demo is far and away the most important part of the package. You might… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Sean Murphy

The Studio Pros musicians are still shaking the sand out of their flip flops after working on a music production for talented singer/songwriter Sean Murphy. Links Born in Lanikai, Hawaii and later relocating to Laguna Beach, California, you can hear the sound of the ocean in Murphy’s voice and the influences of his laid back beach lifestyle. Sean got in touch with us at Studio Pros and needed to add a more professional edge to the demo of his latest… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Matt Ryd

Matt Ryd, a Chicago based singer-songwriter who uses Studio Pros to produce his songs and recently licensed his song “Healed” to the TV series Scrubs on NBC. Hear Ryd’s song “Healed” on Scrubs: Links Links Check out more of Matt’s music at: http://mattryd.com How did you discover Studio Pros? I actually saw a small advertisement and was immediately intrigued. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, so I’ve previously recorded all of the different parts on my songs. But I’m also a huge perfectionist, and… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Stefan Johanson

So he lives all the way in Sweden? No big deal. Studio Pros spoke with our favorite Scandinavian songwriter about getting his song produced online. LinksTell us about yourself: I’m 34 years old with a huge interest for writing music and performing my songs live. I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old and I wrote my first song when I was 23. I play at some local pubs with a friend of mine and sometimes we play… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Emily Russo

Emily Russo is a Boston based diva on the rise who just recently finished a Studio Pros Music Production Service. Listen to the production of her song “The Price of Letting Go” step-by-step with the Studio Pros process: Step 1: Song sketch Step 2: Recording the drum track Step 3: Laying down a bass groove Step 4: Adding guitars Step 5: Recording keyboards Step 6: Final mix and master She has been playing piano since she was five years old,… [Read More]

Taking the “cheese” out of your song

“This song sounds cheesy.” You’ve all said it at one point in time. How do songwriters avoid this problem? Sure, Michael Bolton rocked the “cheese” in the early nineties and Christopher Cross made hits in the eighties with this “out-dated” production style, but let’s keep moving forward. How do you avoid sounding like “you just can’t let the good ole days go”? Several steps in the song writing and production process of your song can help you avoid taking a… [Read More]

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