Singer-Songwriter meets Music Production and Studio Technology

Toulson, R. and Burgess, R.J. 2017. Singer-Songwriter meets Music Production and Studio Technology. in: Williams, J. and Williams, K. (ed.) The Bloomsbury Handbook for the Singer Songwriter UK Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 91-112

Chapter titleSinger-Songwriter meets Music Production and Studio Technology
AuthorsToulson, R. and Burgess, R.J.
EditorsWilliams, J. and Williams, K.
Abstract

Almost every singer-songwriter who aspires to make a living from their craft will be involved in the music recording and production process at some point in their career. Recorded music allows a musician to be able to promote their material remotely, opening up the opportunity of reaching a huge global audience. Recorded music also serves the reflective songwriting process itself and allows an artist to seek professional opportunities and showcase their capabilities to labels, managers and publishers. For professional artists, record production is a gateway to income and success that immediately adds the possibility of new revenue streams.
This chapter focuses on the music production process and a number of related aspects that a professional singer-songwriter can expect to encounter during their career. In particular, core studio production technologies are discussed, as well as opportunities to use music production techniques as an expanded toolset for songwriting itself. The concept of working with a specialist music producer is introduced, alongside common challenges of the recording process, such as critical appraisal and a quest for sonic perfection. Finally, the avenues for using recorded music as a core revenue stream for singer-songwriters are considered, in order to provide a framework for achieving sustainable success as a songwriter and recording artist.

KeywordsSongwriter music studio production technology
Book titleThe Bloomsbury Handbook for the Singer Songwriter
Page range91-112
Year2017
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
FileBloomsburyHandbook_MusicProduction_FinalAccepted.pdf
Publication dates
Published23 Feb 2017
Place of publicationUK
ISBN9781628920291
Web address (URL)https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-singer-songwriter-handbook-9781628920291/

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