Michael Kolar, Founder of SoundScape Studios (background) Photo: Courtesy of SoundScape Studios The live music ecosystem has been devastated by the coronavirus, and every corner of the music industry has felt the devastating effects of the pandemic. Concerts could be canceled until 2021album release dates have been postponed or canceled,Read More →

So you thought compact discs were a dead format? Not to soundtrack collectors. Film score labels continue to thrive, moving from current scores to, increasingly, limited-edition expansions and even new recordings of classic scores from the past. Many movie studios have (as they did in the 1950s and 1960s) formedRead More →

Each December brings another deluge of new, if not necessarily fresh, renditions of “It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “White Christmas”, and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasted Over an Open Fire)”. Here are this year’s most notable holiday albums that deserve attention between revisits to the perennial collectionsRead More →

Drew just brokeEngineer: Drew MeyerServices: Registration. mixing, mastering5417 Boone Ave N New Hope, MN 55428Specialty Genre: Hiphop/R&BMessage for ratesWebsite E-mail Studio GoodLookEngineer: Casey GoldenServices: Full studio77 13th Avenue NE suite 109 Minneapolis Mn 55413Genre Specialty: All forms of popular music (hip hop, rap, r&b, pop, etc.), commercial VO and audiobooksRead More →

Chart-Toppers: 50 years of the best-selling musical artists Fame, fortune and adoring fans – it’s often the dream come true for the world’s most popular musical artists. Thanks to their reliability and creative prowess, these artists not only boasted longevity in their record sales, but they also topped the chartsRead More →

Total Access Recording Studio in Redondo Beach turned 40. (Michael Hixon, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Total Access Recording Studios owner Wyn Davis celebrated the studio’s 40th anniversary on November 11. (Michael Hixon, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Vinyl records and other memorabilia hang on the walls of Total Access Recording, which recently celebrated its 40thRead More →

The control room of SW Portland’s Northwestern Incorporated, Motion Pictures and Recording, where the Kingsmen’s legendary “Louie Louie” was recorded: Photo courtesy of the Robert M. Lindahl familyPortland is changing. Blink once and your favorite local haunt closes its windows. Twice, and there’s a new luxury skyscraper around the corner.Read More →

By Chris Jancelewicz, Globalnews.ca and Katie Scott, Globalnews.ca. May 1, 2018 10:10 a.m. There’s so much talent in Canada, whether it’s in comedy, theater or… any art form, really. Over the past few decades, Canada has truly become a musical powerhouse; it’s amazing how many times a Canadian musician topsRead More →

Toronto’s top recording studios welcome musicians and producers who want to record with state-of-the-art equipment and professional staff. If sound quality is a priority, these studios will blow your mind what you can achieve in your garage or bedroom. Here are my picks for the best recording studios in Toronto.Read More →

The record album is a true expression of the artists. When thousands of musicians regularly upload songs to SoundCloud, it takes thought, strategy, and a lot of hard work to complete a full album. From Kygo to Flume to DJ Snake, 2016 was a year of quality dance music albumRead More →

“To understand The streets, think first of young Briton Mike Skinner – aka the one and only member of the band – as the quintessential singer-songwriter, the kind that stands alone and makes music on its own. Now imagine him creating this music on a computer and mixing garage, reggaeRead More →

Magda Giannikou and one of her co-conspirators of her Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Magda Giannikou and one of her co-conspirators of her Banda Magda. Courtesy of the artist “World music” can mean just about anything. French club tracks. Field recordingsRead More →

Mokoomba, a young rising group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Mokoomba, a young rising group of Tonga musicians from Zimbabwe Courtesy of the artist This list is almost entirely African, drawn from my work this year with AfropopRead More →

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the studio (Image credit: Bettmann/Corbis) Trident Studios Those who remember the studios built in 1967 in Soho, London, also remember the relaxed vibe of everyone (apparently the Abbey Road engineers still wore white coats!). This was coupled with state-of-the-art recording equipment which enabled innovationRead More →