Songwriter’s Challenge: Write a Standard Form Song

Beginners Guide To Song Form Part 2 After receiving such great feedback from you guys, we’ve decided to continue the songwriting form series. Last time we touched on the AABA format using Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” as an example, and today I want to focus on the most popular song structure-ABABCB. Understanding Song Structure Basics: ABABCB Song Form The ABABCB Song Form: The most common song form is the ABABCB form, which is a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus song…. [Read More]

Featured Artist: Jack Brill

A versatile songwriter, Jack Brill, finds the team to take his songs from demo quality to the radio airwaves. Jack Brill is a blues, pop, rock song writer and a favorite staple for collaboration ,who has now used Studio Pros’ production services on seven songs. Coming away with a great completed set of productions, Brill has proven that you don’t have to be in the same city, country, even continent to collaborate on projects with the Studio Pros team. Brill… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Stephen McElligott

How to avoid the pitfalls of your previous studio experiences—and vastly improve your chances to get your song published with major A&R representatives. Stephen McElligott reminisces about a recording he made of one of his songs in a local studio. “I wasn’t happy with that production, really,” he recalls. “I thought, ‘Oh gosh, how am I gonna save this?’ I basically turned around and found Studio Pros and thought, ‘Brilliant, they’re my savior.’”

Featured Artist: English Earl

Using Studio Pros to breathe new life into some old songs, English Earl successfully proved to himself that he had what it takes to make great music. English Earl suspected he had some good songs on his hands, but he knew his productions just weren’t going to cut it against the high-quality recordings of today’s music industry. “I kind of wanted to resurrect my old pop songs and write a few new ones, I thought it would be a great… [Read More]

Get the “British Rock” Sound with Studio Pros

At Studio Pros we like to take from what’s worked in the past and apply it to what we’re doing today. We have worked with many artists that request this sort of “British Rock” sound, and we know just what they have in mind. Links “British Rock n’ Roll”, as they called it, was a significant change in rock n’ roll that took place in the late 50’s/early 60’s in the UK and later spread around the world. Artists were… [Read More]

Get Your Song Produced Right With The Pros

Mr. Dylan said it best, “The times are a changing”. So are the ways of getting your music recorded. Back in the day you could only go into a recording studio to get your songs recorded. Now, there’s the option of Studio Pros. Some people may be turned off by this. Sending their music off into cyberspace seems unrealistic and threatening to the songwriter. The truth is each “studio musician and producer” you are collaborating with across the web has a… [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: Mark Ibberson

Ever feel like your stuff isn’t good enough for other people to hear? Many musicians feel that way, and as a result, their songs just pile up and collect dust. Mark Ibberson is a perfect example of someone who decided to push through those feelings of self doubt and uncertainty, and get his songs out there to share with the world by using Studio Pros music production service. He’s from a small village near Lake Geneva in Switzerland and has… [Read More]

Featured Artist:Mark Sadek Ricotta

Mark Sadek Ricotta is a man of few words, but when it comes to songwriting he doesn’t hold anything back. Studio Pros just recently did a music production for Ricotta and got in touch with him to get to know the man behind the song. Links How long have you been writing songs? “I’ve been writing since I was in junior high. I started playing guitar when I was 6 or so. I wanted a toy guitar when I was… [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]