Monthly Archives: April 2012

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | The Box

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… The Box (Read time 0:33) Inside The Box: where the “known” lives. Outside The Box: where “uncertainty” lurks.Inside The Box: the “right way to go.” Outside The Box: frowned upon by the others.   Inside … Continue reading

Music Connection | Weekly Bulletin | April 25, 2012

  Read this week’s issue by clicking here. April 25, 2012    Spice Up Your Busking: ”Put love into your street stage. Small rug, stool, TV dinner table with tablecloth. Little touches make it seem more professional.” –Andy Grammer, Singer-songwriter. Interviewed in MC … Continue reading

10 Effective strategies to get your music noticed

F In some music business schools, they still give assignments that go like this: “Assume you have one million dollars. Make up a marketing plan to promote a band.”Here’s a more realistic assignment: “Pick any band you find on the … Continue reading

Electronic Musician article on choosing a Recording School

Here is a well written article from Electronic Musician magazine on how to choose a recording school.

Comments from SPARS Regional Studio Summit in Asheville, NC

Ben Hostetler, Student: “Opened my eyes to new aspects of the music industry and ways to make a living. The one on one interaction was a great way to connect with professionals in the industry. I Left with more friends … Continue reading

Gobbler makes special offer to the SPARS community

“Gobbler has drastically improved my workflow. I use it almost daily, and the coordination between multiple engineers across a single session has been flawless. Plus, the upload/download speeds are insane. I really don’t know what I would do without it! … Continue reading

Disc Makers’ Echoes – How Musicians and Composers Make Money

How Musicians and Composers Make Money by Disc Makers on April 4, 2012 · 26 comments in Business Forum,Fast Forward,Uncategorized The Future of Music Coalition just released the results of a research project they conducted where over 5,000 US-based musicians … Continue reading

Attendees respond to SPARS Asheville Studio Summit | Successful event brings many positive comments

SPARS recently completed the first in a new series of regional Studio Summits in Asheville, NC. The response from the local Asheville and surrounding production communities was overwhelming, resulting in a sold out conference and SRO crowds. The well received … Continue reading

SPARS member Skywalker Sound wins big at 10th annual GANG Awards

The 10th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards were held in San Francisco during GDC 12, the pre-eminent conference for game professionals and industry luminaries and the Skywalker Scoring Stage was honored with four awards and two additional nominations.  Star Wars: … Continue reading

SPARS enjoys successful SRO crowds at recent Asheville Studio Summit

SPARS recently completed the first in a new series of regional Studio Summits in Asheville, NC. The response from the local Asheville and surrounding production communities was overwhelming resulting in a sold out conference and SRO crowds. The well received … Continue reading