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I like the way you think. It makes perfect sense on the surface. But the music industry and legalities surrounding it are complex. There are a few reasons why this practice has not become common in the music industry. First, many artists for one reason or another, do not wish to allow their music to be licensed or reproduced in a karaoke version. I ...


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Some explanations as provided by these forum posts: Virgin vinyl is non recycled higher quality vinyl. [...] Pure vinyl which isn't recycled or adulterated with filler. Quieter as a rule surface wise.


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What you want to look for is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software package. A not-free option is Reaper which is is free fully functional trial that does not lock you out after the trial period. The license is $60. I have used this before and it works very well. An open source option is Ardour. I have not used this. It looks like they have free source ...


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Ben Bram is the primary producer, arranger, and recording engineer for Pentatonix. Besides being an a cappella performer himself, he has extensive experience working with various groups and Hollywood shows. I have no idea what software he uses in recording. I did some searching of his Tweets, but I didn't find any mention of his recording software.


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That would be a Talk Box (the track referenced in your questions is listed on the Wikipedia page). The gadget works by having a small loudspeaker linked by plastic tube to the musician's mouth, allowing the shaping of notes with the mouth, much as a singer would. There is a nice clip on YouTube of Peter Frampton using such a device.


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The typical publishing agreement contract works like this (exact numbers may vary): The overall benefits of the song are split in two: 50% writer's income 50% publishing income Most often, the songwriter trades some or all of the publishing rights to a publishing company in exchange for a large sum of money --enough that Berry could have stopped being ...


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In the early 80's when I bought the majority of my vinyl, it was generally understood that albums and 12 inch singles were made of "fresh" vinyl and that 7-inch singles were generally recycled vinyl. I imagine that I or one of my friends got this nugget of information from one of the hi-fi magazines that were very snooty about such things as they probably ...


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I didn't think Bram did much in the way of mixing, at least not since the earliest days. He gets an "engineering" credit on PTX Volume 2 but not a "mixing" credit, for example. One of their long-time mixmasters is a guy named Ed Boyer, who's been in the business for a very long time. See for example the Sound On Sound article about his workflow, with ...


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It is the library which owns the publishing rights and agrees the any terms with the production. It will be in the library's own interests to gain a production credit as they are competing against other libraries. There's a good story of a number of composer's experiences with publishing libraries. As one composer suggests, if they want fame and recognition,...


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It depends what kind of music you want to make, but here are 4 free (open source) programs to make electronic music: LMMS Select the instruments and make them play, easily. Mixxx Mix existing music tracks together, make loops, everything you need to DJ. Hydrogen Make drum sounds. You will have to install Linux (also free) to use this one. Ubuntu ...


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There's a lot of suspicion that Pentatonix uses pitch correction - manual or otherwise - on their recordings, but there's no evidence of that. While to many their recordings sound auto-tuned, I've learned that there are supremely good musicians out there. Their producer, Ben Bram, produces a lot of a capella groups, and I imagine if he does any pitch ...


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Actually, in jamaican reggae music, they do release the instrumental! Tradition, in jamaican reggae music, is mainly backing bands (e.g. Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie, The Skatalites, The Aggrovators...) recording riddims in studios. Lead singer artist then comes and records his song on that backing track. Riddim article on Wikipedia says : A given ...


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From what I've found, Eminem (or Mathers) is credited on this song as Writer and Producer. From Discogs and Wikipedia: Eminem is an American rapper, record producer. Also, about his own producing style: Eminem is considered unusual in structuring his songs around the lyrics, rather than writing to beats. (...) After doing little production on Relapse ...


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The concept of a mix comes from the days of dub and disco when songs would be edited using mixing boards and tape to change the pace (especially in dub) or to change the length and ideal for mixing (especially in disco). The concept of a remix is to take the original tape and add or strip elements to the song to match the preference of the remixer. ...


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If you have a Macintosh, GarageBand comes bundled with it, and is a pretty high-powered, almost-professional program. Of course, Macs are expensive themselves, but you can get a MacMini for around $600 if you have a keyboard and a monitor to plug into it. You can get additional upgrades for GarageBand on the Apple store for about $100 each. There's also ...


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Both this review and this one mention that XXXTentacion is the vocalist and that the only guest vocalist is Kanye West. If the vocals somehow sound different, it could be that the tracks published were demo versions, possibly unfinished, or not recorded for the "master tape" before the artist's death.


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It seems that there are a misconception from people, that think that every song in a soundtrack (movie, documentary, commercial...) as a real name, a disclosed artist and can be found in an album or in a music streaming web service. The truth is, most of this songs come from catalogues with a standardized name and/or a basic comment to specify its most ...


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Although it has been more than 10 years I can tell you the ways my label screwed me. 1) Spending a lot of money- they spend money to promote me and my music, but in my opinion it did not always lead to sales, shooting a portion of a video in the middle-east when frankly a parking lot would have sufficed...Im not sure how this helped anyone but they seem to ...


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I'm an intermediate level(aspiring pro) songwriter. I've just released an album of some of my work, which will soon appear online. On that album I decided to include an instrumental version of the last song. It was my decision, because I own all publishing. If I had an agreement/contract with a publishing company, I would need to consult with them, since I ...


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Some singles are released with acapellas and/or instrumentals. But that is basically an open invitation for anyone to easily produce unauthorized derivative works. These, in turn, are unlikely to result in any direct additional income to the original artists/producers or label, and might even compete with them, so there is generally very little incentive ...


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