Communicating With Session Musicians

Communication. The root of a lot of sessions that go wrong as well as relationships in general not working out comes down to this word COMMUNICATION. After years of working on productions in all styles, languages with different personalities, I thought I’d throw together a quick blog on what I have seen WORKS. Keep it short. Musicians in general don’t like to read. I have seen clients write paragraphs upon paragraphs of changes that they’d like to have made. What… [Read More]

Behind The Scenes at StudioPros

First things first, HAPPY FRIDAY. TGIF! I wanted to share with you a really fun project I’ve recently wrapped up here at StudioPros in collaboration with my client Thierry Kauffman. Thierry lives in France. To me, it’s just amazing how we can get so much done and collaborate on a project like this from halfway around the world. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, MUSIC IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE that brings us all together. Thierry has good melody… [Read More]

The Art of Collaborative Songwriting

Tips for A Great Co-writing Session The Situation: You’ve spent countless nights humming into your voice memos. You’ve scribbled dozens of ideas into the notepad on the bedside table after 2AM. But now, after spending most of your songwriting journey alone, other people want to come in and crash your party. If you’re a notoriously awkward collaborator, haven’t done it enough, or have never written with anyone before, here are a few tips for a smooth co-writing session. Songwriting With A… [Read More]

The Importance of Work For Hire

You’ve written a great song. You have a strong melody, lyrics, the musical structure is set and you have a vision for the production. The next step is finding the right team of musicians, engineers and producers to help you bring your vision to life. As an independent artist you come across a lot of decisions that can make or break your career in the industry of songwriting and pitching your songs to film and tv. Decisions such as: What… [Read More]

StudioPros Country Songwriting Contest Winners!

First Annual StudioPros Country Songwriting Contest Winners The StudioPros producers are beyond excited at all the wonderful country songwriting contest submissions that we received. What started out as a fun contest, turned into such an outpouring of well crafted country songs that we had to sort through. We had over 500 submissions to the contest! Making the final decisions on the winners was a difficult decision to make, but we LOVE the songs we chose. Stay tuned as we will… [Read More]

Give Your Song A Voice.

Have you written a chord progression and have ideas for the perfect instrumental track but are falling short in the songwriting department when it comes to lyrics, melody and singing? We can help! StudioPros topline service is something we’ve recently introduced and has been proven to help songwriters take their projects to the next level. The Best Way To Finish Your Partial Recordings. Whether you are stuck with a partial recording, or just have the instrumental and no lyrics or… [Read More]

StudioPros NEW Vocalists!

The StudioPros team has welcomed two new talented session vocalists this month! Meet Jack and Jenny. Meet Jenny. Jenny first learned to love singing when she and her mom would ride in the car for hours singing to Jewel’s “Foolish Games” on cassette. Her love for singing eventually grew when she learned of Faith Hill, Christina Aguilera, and Whitney Houston. She wrote her first song at the age of 13. She eventually attended Berklee College of Music as voice major,… [Read More]

StudioPros Top 10 Vocal Microphone List

Technology has allowed more independent artists access to recording their music from their own home studios.  Almost every day, I get asked the question “what is the best microphone for my home studio”. Here’s our StudioPros producer’s top 10 list of vocal microphones for home studios. Keep in mind that if you are on a budget, there also great resources for buying used microphones online. StudioPros Producer’s Top 10 Vocal Microphone List In no particular order… 1. Shure SM7B Vocal… [Read More]

StudioPros Weekend Hours!

We are excited to announce that as our team has expanded to 4 producers, we are now able to offer weekend availability here at StudioPros! Do you find yourself being a weekend music warrior after putting a full work week in at the office? Now, you can contact us on Saturday and Sunday so that all projects move smoothly and there are no weekend hold ups. StudioPros new office hours are: Monday – Friday from 7am – 5pm PST Saturday 9am… [Read More]

StudioPros welcomes new female vocalist Shay!

New female vocalist added to StudioPros We are excited to introduce the latest addition to our vocalist team. Meet Shay! Checkout Shay’s demo reel:   Shay is a multi-talented singer with a discipline in arranging and background vocals. Over the past 20 years, she’s lent her talents to the music industry working with artists such as Will Smith, Bad Boys artist Total, Missy Elliot, the late great Aaliyah, and Destiny’s Child. One of her specialties is helping artists establish a… [Read More]

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