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Making Demo Tapes: : Finding Compromise with the Unions

The rules governing the making of tapes in rehearsals or live performances were formed for the protection of professional musicians. However, the rigidity of these rules denies or seriously hinders

Making Demo Tapes: : Under the Table

Singers rarely see or hear the recorded version of their own performances, unless the performance is broadcast or someone in-house bends the rules. Strict limitations are intended to protect the

Making Demo Tapes: : Three Viewpoints

Singers and performing companies may not legally record performances or rehearsals without following strict guidelines negotiated by performers’ unions. Many singers would like to use these tapes to build their

Two Stars of the Caramoor Festival Talk About Taping

Tenor Bruce Fowler and Mezzo Vivica Genaux will appear on July 18th in the Caramoor Festival Production of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia

Staying in the Race : A Standing Ovation for Singers

In Massachusetts, it’s the third Monday in April, Patriot’s Day, the day of the Boston Marathon. Since I moved to Boston almost three years ago, I’ve been amazed at the

NEWSFLASH: Studying Voice Now Unnecessary!

Computers have long been able to cut and splice without a telltale pop . But an ad appeared recently touting a new breakthrough in recording technology which makes vocal study

Making Your First CD? on a Budget

Making a CD of your voice is easy; making a good one is not. This article will carry you, the performer, through the process from my point of view as

Challenging Union Rules on Taping Legally

Three Viewpoints Singers and performing companies may not legally record performances or rehearsals without following strict guidelines negotiated by performers’ unions. Many singers would like to use these tapes to

Buyer’s Giude: How to Find good Recording Studios

Have you ever slaved to prepare for an important recording session and shelled out a ton of hard-earned cash, only to discover that your tape sounds like you were singing

Copyright and Royalty Information Sources

ASCAP A membership society of over 75,000 composer, songwriter, lyricist and music publisher members, was created in 1914 to provide the essential link between the creators of music and the

Making Tracks: : How I Produced My Own CD?

Elin Carlson spent five years in Europe singing opera and musical theater, including a year’s run of CATS in Hamburg. She is also a published composer. Carlson performs frequently in Southern California and can be heard in many film scores, including Godzilla, Anastasia, Mars Attacks! and Flubber. Recently she used her contacts and resources to record her own CD.

A Tool- Not The Tool: : Managers, Conductors and Administrators Talk About Tapes

JOHN J. MILLER MANAGER “Tapes are one of the least important elements of your package”; says John J. Miller, a former professional singer turned manager, who also writes and lectures